As posted to the official Android blog yesterday, the HBO Now, Showtime, and CBS All Access applications are now available for owners of an Android TV. Whether Android TV is baked directly into your HDTV or you own a set-top box powered by the living room OS, you can access this content via the Google Play app. (more…)
As previously written when the beta released, using the service is pretty simplistic if you are a big fan of taking in excess amounts of media. To start, you choose a few topics you enjoy, then the app automatically curates a few videos you should enjoy, plus subscribes you to channels you might like. (more…)
Yesterday at the Nexus event, Google announced a few changes for the 4 month old Photos app, and today, a few of those changes are hitting Google Play in the form of an app update. Inside the update, the Photos app now supports Chromecast, allowing users to bring their shots to big screen to share with those around you. No more slides and projectors of family trips, even though I don’t think people do that anymore. (more…)
NVIDIA’s game streaming service known as GRID, available on most NVIDIA-made devices for the past year or so, including SHIELD, SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable, will now be known as GeForce NOW and include a monthly subscription price of $7.99. This subscription nets you access to 50+ gaming titles, all stored on NVIDIA’s cloud servers. So, essentially, it’s Netflix for Gaming. (more…)
Two weeks ago, an update to the Google app briefly activated Google Now on Tap for those running a device with the Android 6.0 preview. For all of eight hours, owners of a Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 could take advantage of Google’s new service that allows you to pull up relevant information within apps, so that you don’t have to leave what you are doing to get answers.
But because the Now on Tap service wasn’t exactly ready for prime time or someone accidentally pressed “GO!”, Google killed it. We have been waiting for it to return and were wondering if today would be the day, now that Android 6.0 is super duper official. (more…)
BuzzFeed has launched the official BuzzFeed News app to Google Play, bringing their “easy to understand” take on the world’s news to the Android masses. In the app’s description, the developers highlight the app’s ease of use, as well as the ease of sharing stories you read with friends. (more…)