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NBC releases its app for Android TV

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.

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NBC News App Gets A Makeover With Version 5, No Longer Looks Like Something Hatched From The Froyo Era

If you prefer to get your news hot and steaming from the NBC pipeline, I feel kind of bad for you. Not really because of NBC itself, but because the app was just so ugly. Thankfully NBC woke up and realized the app was basically reminiscent of a child's plaything and had the developer, Zumobi Apps, craft a new one. This one's much prettier. Here's a comparison to prove it:

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See how much better that looks? The card-style UI is quite becoming on a news-based app. It delivers a lot of content at a glace without looking overly cluttered.

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Official NBC App Hits The Android Market, Brings Highlights And Previews From Shows, Photos, Interactive Games, And More - Full Episodes Coming Soon

Much to the delight of TV junkies everywhere, the official NBC app just landed in the Android Market. The app lets you keep up with all the happenings of your favorite shows, check out video highlights, play games, search content across the entire NBC network, and customize the feed to display only the information you want to see. Unfortunately, you can't watch full episodes from within the app (yet), but that feature is "coming soon."

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Sounds great, right? No so fast - there is one (slightly major) downer - the app looks like a direct port of the iOS version, so there's not a bit of Android UI in sight.

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