[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 ...

Facebook’s new Android TV app plays videos from your feed (and that’s it) [APK Download]

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Android TV apps vary greatly in terms of functionality. Some are close to what you get on a phone, but others are focused on a single experience. Case in point, the Twitter app for Android TV that only shows you videos. The new Facebook app is similar—this app simply makes it easier to access the videos in your feed. Facebook for Android TV is available at the same Play Store listing as the regular app. Read MoreFacebook's new Android TV app plays videos from your feed (and ...

Android TV is getting a new launcher with Android O

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Android TV hasn't had much attention from Google in the past few months. The first Android O Developer Preview had no noticeable differences on the platform, and YouTube TV still doesn't have an Android TV application. I suppose good things come to those who wait, because Android TV is getting a brand new launcher with Android O. The launcher has mostly stayed the same since the platform's introduction in 2014. The top row has recommendations from all of your installed applications (as long as they support the ...

NBC releases its app for Android TV

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Last night the US cable network NBC released an app for streaming content to the Android TV platform. It's pretty similar to NBC's other Android app, but, you know, for Android TV. The UI has been reworked to look better on a larger-format display but, presumably, offers all the same content you expect.   NBC did a major update to the Android app last fall, and some of that same design language seems to be present in the Android TV version, as well. Read MoreNBC releases its ...

[Update: Link to Sony’s message] It looks like Sony might be prepping to push Nougat to their Android TVs soon

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Update 1: 2017/05/02 7:37am PDT Check out Sony's message for yourself here. We got a tip earlier today from a user whose Sony Android TV gave him a message about an upcoming update. The message does not explicitly mention Nougat, but among the features listed are some that are exclusive to Android 7.0. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when the update will hit, but the included information says that it is scheduled to begin after 05/2017. Read More It looks like ...