If you're a big fan of anime series like Tenchi Muyo, One Piece, and maybe also some stuff that came out this decade (can you tell I don't know a lot about anime?), try searching for it on the nearest Google TV-powered gadget like the new Chromecast. Crunchyroll's library of popular Japanese exports has been added to the OS-wide search function, the better for you to binge.
Hey Comcast, y'all should really just publish your TV app on the Play Store already. This weird stuff, limiting it to Sony TVs or Amazon's Fire TV platform, just isn't cool. People are paying you a lot (just, a LOT) to watch TV, you should let them watch it on whatever gadget they want! Or else they'll find ways to do it themselves. For example, taking the Fire TV APK and uploading it to a third-party hosting site, then installing it on an Android TV device like the SHIELD.
Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, streaming television services gotta get more expensive. So it goes with Hulu, the latest cord-cutting library of movies, TV shows, and original productions to get a little bit more expensive, and hope you won't notice. The price jump is scheduled for October 8th, after which most Hulu subscribers will be paying an extra dollar every month.
And another one bites the dust. Locast, a service that gathered local terrestrial television signals to stream them over the internet, has been felled by the lawers of said TV stations and their owners. The service had streaming apps on every major platform, including Android and Android TV, now unceremoniously shut down.
OnlyFans has an Android app. On the Play Store. If you're familiar with the platform and its rather infamous "Patreon for porn" reputation, that might be confusing — doesn't the Play Store forbid outright porn? (It does!) This OnlyFans app only shows its safe for work content, both from more conventional creators and adult entertainers whose content is merely titillating instead of explicit.
Samsung is one of the only super-giant international tech companies that's pretty much all about hardware, with all of its ancillary business categories supporting its devices. So of course it's the next technology company to ... let me just check my notes here ... launch an ad-supported TV service. Okie dokie. Samsung TV Plus, previously available on the company's smart TVs and phones, is now up for general viewing on the web.
Most of the time when an app gets updated, it's either fixing something that went wrong or adding in something new. The latest update to Sony's official PlayStation video app doesn't fall into either of those two categories. The sole change to the app, according to the changelog on the Play Store, is "Chromecast support has been removed." What?
HBO Max is spreading rapidly, in both width and breadth. After introducing (very slightly) cheaper plans with advertising, the service is expanding to a ton of new markets today. According to a press release, the streaming movie and TV service is coming to "39 territories across Latin America and the Caribean." Unfortunately it didn't say precisely which countries and territories those actually were, but that should cover almost everyone living south of the United States.
When the Chromecast debuted back in 2013, it was a legitimate revolution: an incredibly cheap, incredibly simple gadget that let you send all the streaming video on your phone straight to your TV. But in the years since, Google has steadily lost ground in the set-top box market in pretty much every metric. The big winner at the moment is, indisputably, Amazon.
With a backlog of HBO original programming, Time Warner movies and television properties, and a year's worth of Warner Bros. theater releases, HBO Max ain't a bad deal at $15 a month. But if that's outside your budget, the streaming service will get a cheaper option soon. Reports say that starting in June, you'll be able to watch most of its content for $9.99 a month, with frequent interruptions for commercials.