Kodi 18 will support Leanback suggestions and Google voice search on Android TV

by justin   ·  4 months ago  

Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is an open-source media player that is available on a variety of platforms - including Android. If you use Kodi on your Android TV, you'll be happy to know that the next major release will support Leanback suggestions and voice search. This means that Kodi will fill the home screen of Android TV with content suggestions from your library, much like YouTube and Google Play Movies. And as you can probably guess, the voice search functionality means you can ask to play ...

[Update: Now it’s cheaper] Deal Alert: Get a 75″ Sony LED UHD Android TV from Best Buy for $2150 today ($650 off)

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Update 1: 2017/04/24 7:36pm PDT The TV is now an additional $50 cheaper over at Best Buy, bringing the total amount saved to $700. It's still a hefty $2,099.99, but some savings is better than It's been a little while since we had an actual Android TV pop up in our deal alerts. Our first one for 2017 is a big 'un. As part of its Deal of the Day, Best Buy has Sony's XBR X850D (2016 version) television for $2,150, ...

HBO Go and HBO Go for Android TV get big updates with ability to resume a series, binge mode, and more

by justin   ·  4 months ago  

HBO Go isn't a very good app—this is the harsh truth. Yet, people put up with it because HBO has content that they want to see. The app is getting an update today (standard and Android TV) that adds some long overdue features. We could complain that HBO Go is just now getting binge mode, or we could be thankful it's here. That's actually a lie; we can do both. Here's the changelog for the standard client for phones and tablets. Read MoreHBO Go and HBO ...

Alphabet’s health division Verily built a health-focused smartwatch with 1-week battery life (for science)

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The latest version of Google's wearables OS, Android Wear 2.0, began its painfully slow rollout at the end of March. In fact, It's only just beginning to make it to most mainstream devices. While health is a key selling point for Wear 2.0, the platform clearly isn't accomplished enough for Alphabet-owned health division Verily. They've just announced the Study Watch, an investigational smartwatch designed to passively collect rich, complex data for use in clinical studies. Read MoreAlphabet's health division Verily built a health-focused smartwatch with 1-week battery ...

NVIDIA Hosts Gaming Sale, Up to 66% Off on Select Android Titles

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A spring cleaning if you will is taking place on Google Play, hosted by none other than NVIDIA. With this promotion, gamers can save up to 66% on select titles, with 50% off looking like the standard discount.  For titles, you can grab Ultimate Chicken Horse for just $6 (down from $12), Juju for $4.79, plus GoNNER for $3.39 (down from $9.99). There are four other titles available, all of which are listed below. Naturally, these games were developed to run flawlessly on SHIELD TV as well as ...

Airtel announces Internet TV for India, an Android TV box with digital TV built-in

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Indian telecommunications giant Airtel has unveiled an exciting innovation in digital TV services in the country. Its new product, Internet TV, was announced yesterday during a special live stream on Periscope, and amid much fanfare from the company on Twitter. The device itself is a fairly sleek looking 4K set-top box powered by Android TV, with Chromecast functionality also built-in. Out of the box, Internet TV will allow users to stream content through included apps such as Netflix and YouTube, plus with easy access to Google ...

Tommy Hilfiger ‘TH24/7You’ wins the award for worst name for an upcoming Wear device

by justin   ·  5 months ago  

Who would have thought Baselworld 2017 would be such a hotbed of smartwatch news? This appears to be the year traditional fashion brands hop on the Android Wear bandwagon in a big way. The latest addition is Tommy Hilfiger and the TH24/7You. Yes, that's really the name, and yes, it's terrible. So, what do we know about this watch? Well, we know that it exists (or will exist) and that it has a bad name. Read MoreTommy Hilfiger 'TH24/7You' wins the award for worst name for an ...