YouTube for Android TV 2.0 sparks outcry for being a web wrapper and not supporting brand accounts

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The YouTube for Android TV app was updated to version 2.0 last month, with an all-new interface and changes to the video player. While there are a few great aspects of this update, like the new auto-play screen, many users aren't happy with it. The main complaint is that YouTube for Android TV is now a web wrapper for the YouTube on TV webapp. If you click that link, you'll get the same exact UI that Android TV users now have. Read MoreYouTube for Android TV ...

Gboard for Android TV is now available on the Play Store, so far only for Android O [APK Download]

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If you've been paying extremely close attention to the developer previews for Android O, you may have noticed that the updates for the Nexus Player have left behind the Leanback Keyboard in favor of the Gboard app. At the end of last week, Google took another step in the transition by adding an Android TV variant of Gboard to the Play Store. We can probably look forward to more frequent and feature-rich updates on Android TV with many of the benefits that come with the ...

[Update: arm APK] YouTube for Android TV v2.0 brings a major redesign and finally allows autoplay to be turned off [APK Download]

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Update 1: 2017/07/18 4:57am PDT We previously only had the x86 version uploaded on APK Mirror, now we also have the arm version in case that's the one you need. Holy cow, there's an update to the YouTube for Android TV app! It has been a long time–fourteen months, to be precise–and judging by a major bump to the version number, this isn't just a bug fixer. In fact, it carries an entirely redesigned interface, not to mention a few functional ...

Sony’s latest 4K HDR Android TVs will work with Amazon’s Echo devices

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Today Sony has announced that the company's latest 4K HDR televisions, powered by Android TV, will soon be updated to work with Amazon's Echo devices. This new feature will arrive via a firmware update sometime this month. So the next time you yell at your TV, there might be some purpose to it.  You can see the complete list of compatible devices here, but the TL;DR is that the new feature is limited to 23 different 2017 and some 2016 XBR (Bravia) models with Android TV. ...

[Deal Alert] NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV is down to $179.99 on Amazon for Prime Day

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Amazon's Prime Day event is in full swing now and lots of interesting technology deals are showing up. We've already covered some big discounts on Amazon hardware, as well as a number of phones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Now we've noticed another good deal, this time for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, which can be had by Prime subscribers for as little as £179.99. For your money, you'll be getting a 2017 version of the SHIELD TV, which comes with a remote and the redesigned SHIELD controller. Read More ...

Hulu adds live and on demand access to HBO and Cinemax, just in time for new Game of Thrones

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Video streaming app Hulu has recently made great strides in its attempts to catch up with other similar services like Netflix. In the last few months, it's added profiles to support individual watch histories and introduced Google Home integration. It's also got live TV now, and you can read our thoughts about that in our recent review. No streaming service would be complete without quality shows and movies, and with that in mind, Hulu has now added HBO and Cinemax to its burgeoning list of content ...

YouTube for Android TV v2.0 brings a major redesign and finally allows autoplay to be turned off [APK Download]

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Holy cow, there's an update to the YouTube for Android TV app! It has been a long time–fourteen months, to be precise–and judging by a major bump to the version number, this isn't just a bug fixer. In fact, it carries an entirely redesigned interface, not to mention a few functional changes, as well. This update probably doesn't address many of the requests users have had over the last year, but it's a great step forward and solves at least one major issue: Auto-play. Read ...

[Update: Now public] SHIELD TV update v5.2 adds Plex Live TV, direct NAS write capability, and more

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Update 1: 2017/06/10 11:30am PDT The SHIELD Experience Upgrade 5.2 is now rolling out to all users, according to a post on the GeForce forums. As a companion to Plex's announcement of Live TV for Pass subscribers today, Nvidia is pushing out the 5.2 update to the SHIELD TV. Yesterday, we saw the Tablet and Tablet K1 receive a version with the same number that addressed a few issues and bugs. Read More SHIELD TV update v5.2 adds Plex Live TV, direct NAS ...