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Beloved app TV Show Favs is dead — this is what you should use instead

Beloved app TV Show Favs is dead — this is what you should use instead

The Venn diagram of people who watch TV series across various networks and services and people who obsess over tracking every little thing in their lives mustn't be all that big, but for those of us who fall squarely in the middle of these two categories, there's a real need for apps that track which episodes of any series you've seen, which ones you wanna watch, and what shows you've collected on DVDs or Blu-Rays. Fan-favorite app TV Show Favs does this perfectly, but its developer just announced that the app will be shut down on June 26. If you're looking for a replacement, we've got a recommendation for you.

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Amazon Prime Video app gets a shuffle button for TV episodes

Amazon Prime Video app gets a shuffle button for TV episodes

If you've watched every episode of something like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Star Trek, sometimes you don't want to meticulously go in order of release. Sometimes you just want a random hit of whatever, like the old days of channel-surfing through reruns. Amazon's Prime Video player for android can now do that, thanks to a new shuffle button.

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ScreenHits TV wants be your one-stop video streaming subscription hub

ScreenHits TV wants be your one-stop video streaming subscription hub

The streaming service landscape is quickly becoming convoluted with every TV network, production company, and entrepreneur launching their own exclusive platforms. That's where ScreenHits TV wants to come in. The company will soon launch a service in the US and the UK that lets you aggregate Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, BBC iPlayer, and more into one single interface and subscription.

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Google Search gets Watchlist to save movies and shows you want to see (Update: Rolling out more widely in the US)

Google Search gets Watchlist to save movies and shows you want to see (Update: Rolling out more widely in the US)

Google Search was once merely a place that listed relevant websites depending on your queries, but these days, the engine provides many details right within the results, saving you a few taps and clicks. Google is constantly improving these so-called Knowledge Graph cards, and has now expanded movie and TV show cards with a watchlist feature.

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IMDb's new filters help you find the exact movies or TV series you want to watch

IMDb's new filters help you find the exact movies or TV series you want to watch

The IMDb app is one of the first I installed on my Android devices, way back in 2010 on my Galaxy 5 (not S). But over the years, the need for the app has fallen, especially when Google added IMDb scores to its search cards. Now, I just Google the name of a movie or show and open the IMDb site from the results, if needed. But the app's recent search filter addition has made me reconsider installing it and giving it a permanent spot in my app drawer again.

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Google app v7.19 beta prepares Assistant to go bilingual, expands on smart display details, and hints at TV show identification [APK Teardown]

Google app v7.19 beta prepares Assistant to go bilingual, expands on smart display details, and hints at TV show identification [APK Teardown]

It's already time for another update to the Google app, and this version bump carries a little bit of the post-CES glow with it. Of course, there are some new details related to the smart displays we've been expecting. Also joining the round of topics are clues that suggest we'll be able to use Google to identify TV shows by sound and that Google Assistant is going to become bilingual. There's even a sign of a new feature called summer time mode, though it's still a mystery for now. We haven't spotted any changes to the UI yet, but you can grab the latest version from the APK Mirror link at the bottom and let us know if you come across anything.

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[Neat] Google Keep can autocomplete movie and TV show titles

[Neat] Google Keep can autocomplete movie and TV show titles

Google Keep can already autocomplete items in a grocery list saving you lots of time from typing things repeatedly, but it turns out that it can also autocomplete movie and TV show titles. We're not sure when exactly the option became available, it may have been there for months or it might be recent. Either way, it's there now, so consider this post a PSA for those of you who hadn't seen it before.

In order for Keep to start suggesting movies or TV shows for you, your list has to have something like "movies" in the title for the former, or "TV shows" for the latter.

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Play Movies & TV v3.19 adds notifications for expiring rewards, prepares for 4K content, a channel for trailers, and TV show recommendations [APK Teardown + Download]

Play Movies & TV v3.19 adds notifications for expiring rewards, prepares for 4K content, a channel for trailers, and TV show recommendations [APK Teardown + Download]

A pair of fresh updates of the Play Movies & TV app rolled out to both Android TV and regular devices yesterday. Like many other recent updates, there's not a lot of new functionality to see on the surface, particularly for the Android TV version. Phones and tablets gained a new toggle to control notifications about expiring rewards, but that's about it. However, a teardown shows a few improvements scheduled for future updates, including 4K support, a special channel for watching trailers, and recommendations for similar TV shows. Read on for details or skip to the bottom for download links.

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Random Flix Plays A Random Netflix Episode When You Don't Want To Choose For Yourself

Random Flix Plays A Random Netflix Episode When You Don't Want To Choose For Yourself

So many TV shows, so little time. And why does it have to be so incredibly difficult to choose a show and an episode to watch? Why do services expect you to know what you want to see, instead of throwing stuff at your screen and hoping you'll be hooked. Like... a regular TV. We've gone full circle people, and it turns out our old ways weren't that bad.

Random Flix makes this decision for you. It can pick a random episode from all of Netflix' TV shows or from a list of your favorite shows. It doesn't require a sign-in, it's just going through a public database of available Netflix shows and choosing stuff for you.

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Amazon Introduces New $8.99 Monthly "Prime Video" Subscription

Amazon Introduces New $8.99 Monthly "Prime Video" Subscription

Sometimes you can't stomach the idea of paying a big yearly subscription price upfront, either because it feels like a big expense or because you're not ready to commit for a full year to a service that you're not sure you'll enjoy in a couple of months. That's why, despite having to pay a little bit more, companies offer a monthly subscription to make it easier for users to pay in small increments and feel like they are free to walk away anytime they want.

Amazon's Prime subscription used to be a yearly affair: pay $99 and get all the services for 12 months straight.

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