Opera’s Android TV browser renamed to ‘Vewd Browser’

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Several years ago, Opera Software spun off its TV division as a separate company, fittingly named 'Opera TV.' While the company was responsible for the various TV ports of the Opera browser, it also developed an entire software platform designed for media players, car head units, and smart TVs - similar to Roku OS and Android TV. Opera TV was purchased by Moore Frères & Company in 2016, and in August of this year, the company announced it was rebranding itself as 'Vewd.' Now the Android ...

Cartoon Network app now works on Android TV

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Cartoon Network has an impressive legacy, with shows like Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Regular Show under its belt. At this point it's mostly a 24/7 channel for Teen Titans GO, but you're into that, you might be excited to hear that the official app now supports Android TV. Like most applications for cable networks, the CN app allows you to watch select on-demand content from your mobile device (and now, your TV). There's even ...

Android TV app for Comcast Xfinity coming in 2018, but only for Sony TVs at first

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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast and Sony today announced that Xfinity TV customers will soon be able to access their cable service via the Xfinity TV Partner app on Sony’s Android TVs. Beginning in 2018, Xfinity TV customers with Sony’s Android TVs will be able to enjoy live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings via the Xfinity TV Partner app. They will also enjoy the seamless design and rich programming data of the Emmy ...

Plex v6.9.0 adds Assistant integration on Android TV, transcoding status overlay, and a whole lot more [APK Download]

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The Plex team is back with another update to the Android app, complete with its customary giant changelog. The most notable addition this time is support for Assistant on Android TV, but there's a little something for everyone no matter how you're using Plex. Here's the full changelog from the Plex forums. WHATS NEW: Display hardware transcoding status in video player info overlay. Local playback: text based ASS/SSA subtitle support. Local playback: support for background scanning and thumbnail generation. Support quality selection during Live TV playback. Improve photo ...

33 new and notable Android Wear apps and watch faces from the last 2 months (9/01/17 – 11/10/17)

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Article Contents Page 1 Page 2 Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android Wear apps and faces that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous month or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Apps Wear Casts Wear Casts is the only Wear app for this particular roundup, so it's nice to see that ...

Play Music v8.1 appears with dedicated Android TV app and a significantly new look [APK Download]

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The Play Music app on Android TV has remained mostly unchanged since the platform launched three years ago. If you've grown tired of the wall of orange and all of the completely original Material Design components that were used when Android TV first launched, you'll be happy to see that Play Music is now sporting a new look. A new Android TV-specific variant of the Play Music app is rolling out through the Play Store with a completely redesigned look.   Left: Previous version. Right: New version. The ...

Hulu for Android TV updated with Google Assistant voice controls

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Voice controls are easily one of the best things to have happened to the living room. Gone are the times when we needed separate 'clickers' for every device, and even the universal remote's days are numbered. Now you can even add Hulu on Android TV to the growing list of "yell-compatible" apps, via the Google Assistant.  Support isn't too extensive, but it does cover all the basics. Assistant-compatible controls include play, pause, resume, fast forward, rewind, and skip to the next item. It might be ...

New Android Wear 2.0 features can now be delivered through the Play Store, no OTA required

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Android Wear is entering a potentially critical time. Wear 2.0 hasn't been received nearly as well as might have been expected, with many observers understandably worrying for its future. Watches were conspicuously absent from Google's big hardware event last week, and the Google Store site refresh has removed all non-Google products, including LG's recently released Android Wear watches. Wear fans could use some more good news to add to the recent announcement of the Oreo beta program for the LG Watch Sport, and it looks as ...