VUDU which originally made its début on the SHIELD TV is bringing some more goodies. Specifically HDR for the SHIELD TV & Google Assistant to their app so you can pull up and watch a movie with a click of a button. VUDU can understand basic playback controls like play, pause, rewind 5 minutes, etc; If […]

Today finally marks the YouTube TV app being released for the masses and on multiple platforms with others in the pipeline. Be forewarned it shares similarities to the YouTube app on pretty much every internet enabled platform that has. Thankfully though that doesn’t hinder how great the outperforms or the way it looks just in […]

It’s only been a short while since Google Assistant came out on Android TV specifically the Nvidia Shield. But in that short time we already have one of the biggest streaming apps Hulu, adding support for it even if it is just basic functionality. It shows good progress for the platform as a whole as […]

Since Google I/O we’ve known a lot of services are coming to Google Home over this year and early next such as Deezer and Spotify Free. Today we get another in the form of a video content provider. So, Google Home owners, open your Google Home app and look under video’s and photo’s and you’ll […]

As you know Vizio TV sets are in a unique transition right now, if you bought your TV set in the past year you might have gotten a free remote in the form of an Android tablet, pretty cool right? It’s definitely different from everyone else and it was all Google Cast based, no traditional […]

Having little ones can be a lot of work. Thankfully wonderful things like YouTube allow Mom and Dad to do other things while YouTube entertains them, YouTube also has stuff your kid shouldn’t be watching at such a young age and that’s why there’s YouTube Kids! Up until now there was no native Android TV […]

Today a common hold out among many streaming platforms and one that plagued Android TV for a long time has come in the form of a HTML5 app for Vizio TV owners on the Smartcast TV platform. Amazon Instant Video! SmartCast TV itself is rolling out now to all 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra […]

Yesterday Plex announced their live TV & DVR service is expanding to other platforms, Android mobile and Apple TV. Out of beta Also with this expansion the feature is officially out of beta testing but you’ll still need a Plex pass. Timeshifting On top of Live TV support, Plex is giving you the ability to […]

The Google Cast Receiver while it’s not an app you would open and navigate it’s one that makes an appearance in every Android TV users life quite often. It’s the bread and butter of how casting is so smooth and “just works”. If you want to be on the cutting edge of casting then Google […]

Today NVIDIA announced an update all SHIELD TV owners should know about. That is that YouTube 360 degrees is here today as promised many months ago at CES 2017. The first thing you’ll see is the streamlined UI on the sidebar. Removing channel subscriptions so if you’ve got what seems like an endless list like […]

So in the past few days you might have noticed YouTube looks a bit different than it previously did, there’s a good reason for this it’s because it’s reached v2.0 and if you have any experience with YouTube on other platforms then you’ll notice some similarities or if you’ve got a laptop/desktop and you go […]

Plug in a $70 tuner into your antenna to watch and record broadcast TV it’s that simple, as long as you have a Shield TV and TV Antenna. Instead of $180 for one of Tablo’s all in one boxes you just need this tuner and the Tablo engine app. At first, tuner buyers will get […]

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 […]

Video is a growing component of social media. Not only can we create and share our own videos, but now we can even broadcast content live to an increasingly growing audience. This gives a lot of potential for social networks, which can connect users to videos and earn revenue by monetizing through video ads. With […]

Today, streaming media app Plex announced it has added Live TV to its platform, including local news and sports, at no cost to Plex Pass users. No more waiting for the recording to finish! This is Plex’s biggest news to date as it moves the company one step closer to its vision of the future […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

At Google I/O Google has announced that YouTube’s 360-degree videos are coming soon to TVs, expanding beyond smartphones and web browsers for the first time. “It’s not just about the size of the screen,” YouTube product manager Sarah Ali said before demoing a 360-degree video from Coachella. “It’s about giving you an experience that [traditional] TV […]

Last night while most people were sleeping the US cable network NBC released their app for Android TV. It’s pretty similar in looks to NBC’s other Android app, but made for Android TV. The UI has been adapted for the 10 foot experience with less Leanback styling, but all the same content you’d expect. NBC […]

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 […]

Do you have an Android TV from manufacturer LeEco? If so, you should be receiving an update soon. This will give users access to “an extended free trial” through the DirectTV Now app. The device purchase dates for this promotion are 4/1/2017 – 6/30/2017 and a unique promo code will be shared with those who […]

The latest media app to come to Android TV, in addition to TNT, is EPIX. The update, posted on the third, adds a single change: WHAT’S NEW EPIX is now available on Android TV Like other TV Everywhere apps, users need to authenticate with a cable provider before they can take full advantage of the […]

Do you watch TNT? They have a variety of shows, movies, and sports, and users have been able to watch this content through their mobile app. With the recent update, it seems like there is support for Android TV, as shown from the web. Users should be able to have full access to shows once […]

Hulu is getting into the Internet TV market, like YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and many other competitors. For $40/month, you can watch a variety of popular channels on a multitude of devices with cloud DVRing of shows and on-demand content as well. While the app does support some smart TV platforms, it notably leaves out […]

YouTube Kids is a version of YouTube designed for kids, which is apparent from the name. It lets them quickly find content from their favorite characters, and all the content is purposed to be safe and inexplicit. It has been available for a while on phones and tablets, but that wasn’t ideal. Even though you […]