Cyboid is a pretty neat homage to early shooter games, with support for Android tablets and TVs to work better for gamers today. In a new update sent out recently, users can now get more out of the game with multiplayer support. There are several new multiplayer modes that allow for cross-device play between tablets […]

Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 have had a video store where users could rent and buy movies directly from their gaming console and then stream it. While that’s given them a reach of tens of millions, Sony also has plans to get their app into even more homes by releasing their app on Android […]

Australian cable company Foxtel is working hard to appeal to a new generation of cord cutters with two big announcements. First is Foxtel Now, what may be known as a skinny bundle such as Playstation Vue or YouTube TV. Google Cast will be supported, letting users stream high-definition television to supported devices. The initial channels […]

With the latest preview of Android O, we see the new TV Launcher experience is getting more polished. Many small tweaks have been made. After spending some time with the new launcher, it still feels like it lags too much on my Nexus Player, although that will hopefully be remedied in the final release. We’ll […]

It’s time for Android O to start wrapping up. This means that Google is finishing the final touches and optimizing what code they’ve written. For Android developers, the now launched third preview for the upcoming release provides some certainties which will allow them to look closely at Android O for finished apps. This third preview […]

Samsung’s Gear VR headsets allow owners of Samsung phones to be thrust into a virtual reality world. With a recent update, they will be able to share these worlds with those around them thanks to support for Google Cast. This feature is similar to the cast feature being added for Google’s Daydream headsets, announced recently. […]

Casting is a handy way for apps to quickly extend their content for the TV without the need for a native app. One of the new apps with Chromecast support is Cartoon Network, the app with a variety of on-demand shows. By logging in with your cable provider, you can access even more episodes and a […]

There’s a lot of games being launched on Android TV, and we may not have time to cover them individually. These weekly posts give brief summaries of many new games that are being published that have TV support in the Play Store. If you know of a new game, or find one we missed, let […]

At Google I/O, there was mention of YouTube Kids and YouTube 360-degree videos, although another new feature seemed not to get mentioned for Android TV users: a full redesign of the YouTube app. The design was teased first in the general keynote during the 360-degree video demo for the living room. The presenter speaks into a […]

At Google I/O, David Burke took the stage during the keynote to reveal some tangible statistics about the growth and success of the platform. Android TV, a platform where hardware manufacturers can make devices and software developers can build applications for end users, needs a healthy ecosystem of both in order to provide the most […]

Virtual Reality, VR, can often be an isolating experience. You put on your headset and are then translated to another world, unable to perceive the real world and people around you. While some VR apps have social built-in, it can often be difficult for families to play VR together. Google’s own VR platform, Daydream, has […]

Ikea has been making furniture for a long time, since it was founded in 1943 in Sweden. Since then, its modern design and inexpensive prices has allowed it to become the largest furniture retailer in the world. However, they have not just been making chairs and tables. The company has also been focusing on other […]

Android TV allows third-party apps to target the largest screens in your house. TVs are huge displays that are shared by the whole family, making them great for not just media consumption (watching videos) but also displaying any passive information you want. Passive displays have fascinated me for a while, since the rise of smart […]

Android O is focusing on a wide variety of issues to make the user experience better and more secure. One feature, uncovered by Android Police, blocks apps installing APKs until the user explicitly approves that application. Users still need to allow installing apps from unknown sources, but it would then give more control over which […]

The Google Play Awards, held during Google I/O, is a chance to highlight the third-party developers who are advancing the Android platform with great apps. The awards were given out last night in a variety of categories, including Android TV. Google has a blog post for all of the apps, but of note in our […]

Google showed off its major redesign for Android TV last night. While we have a good idea of how new apps can integrate these features, there are still many questions we still have about this new experience. With the Android O beta, which we took a look at yesterday, we know a few answers, and […]

Last night at Google I/O a session was hosted about Android TV. Along with this new UI there was documentation posted about the new way apps can interface with it, using the TvProvider APIs. This gives a lot of information about how this experience will work, as well as raising a few questions about how […]

Last night was the big session for Android TV, where they went into detail about Android TV’s new interface. The entire video session is below, but we’ll be highlighting some key new features. As detailed as the session is, there are still several questions we still have. Everything is Organized into “Channels” and “Programs” As […]

Kotlin has been discussed in the Android development community as a potential replacement for Java. It has several advantages that make it quicker and easier to write, with less boilerplate and potential errors. It can be compiled into Java, making it possible to use on Android, although with a few workarounds. Today, Google announced that […]

At this morning’s keynote, Google announced a number of new capabilities for Google Home. Of particular note are music and video services that can be automatically called and played. For music services like Spotify, which now works even for free tier users, the playback can happen straight on the device itself. For video services, like […]

Android TV is getting a big update this year along with Android O. There will be the Google Assistant along with an entirely new launcher. You can take a look at both in this CNET interview with the Android TV lead. You can see the launcher seems to be completely revamped with inline videos. As […]

GOOOD MORNING! It’s day 1 for Google I/O. We’ll make sure to cover everything we can. Everything begins with the keynote at 10am PST, and we’ll be live blogging everything. Nick FelkerNick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he’s not studying, […]

There’s a lot of games being launched on Android TV, and we may not have time to cover them individually. These weekly posts give brief summaries of many new games that are being published. If you know of a new game, or find one we missed, let us know in the comments below. Eqilibre You […]

Have you become a subscriber to YouTube TV? The $35/month package gave users a number of channels, though there were certainly a few that were omitted. Now subscribers will be getting a number of new channels: BBC America, AMC, IFC, Sundance TV, and WE TV. This will make the service more competitive, offering more at […]