Haystack TV is an “award-winning app” that fuses headline news based on user-specified interests for free. With some quick setup, users can watch political news, sports news, entertainment news, technology news, and more from a number of sources. It’s a smarter type of cable news, where it will show news you care about instead of news you’re not interested in. The app has been available for Android TV and has supported Chromecast for a while.
Major Android TV Update: Introducing new user interface and live channel integration.
Today Haystack published a major update to the app. Along with a new user interface that should improve the browsing experience in the app, they’ve also integrated it with Live Channels. Several channels are created around each genre: “Current Events”, “SciTech”, and more. The most notable channel is “My Headlines”, which uses your personal preferences to cater news to you just like the app in general.
Haystack can also create and remove channels based on current events. For example, the “Election 2016” channel will cover all the election news you want, and when the election is over it can be removed.
Full list of channels
- My Headlines
- Current Events
- Election 2016
- Late Night
- Movie Trailers
The app is free to download on the Google Play store.