media

Keecker HomePod may be the entertainment system of the future

Remember those sci-fi movies (okay, we meant The Jetsons) where you could project things on the wall from a robot-like pod that followed you around? Well, it seems like the future has arrived. Sort of. The Keecker calls itself the very first true HomePod and it is a portable projector, entertainment system, home computer, instant museum/gallery and even security system, all in just one 16" tall pod that you can control with just your smartphone.

MediaMonkey media manager and player arrives on Android

There is no dearth of media players on Android, so each one tries to carve out its a name for itself by focusing on some niche or unique feature. While MediaMonkey does indeed play music and video like any other, it is perhaps better known for helping you manage those files instead.

AllCast beta 7 app arrives with updated teaser

Koush has returned with another beta release for AllCast. This latest brings things up to beta 7 and once again, this has arrived with a short teaser video. The basics for the app, AllCast will allow the user to stream/send locally stored videos to a number of devices.

Samsung HomeSync media center arriving this weekend

Samsung was showing the HomeSync media center back in February and as of today there is a bit of good news for those in the US market. The HomeSync will be available for purchase beginning on October 6th. Samsung touts the HomeSync as being a "household Android media center for storing, synchronizing and streaming content across multiple devices." To that point, the HomeSync means those with a Galaxy device will be able to stream content on a television.

Chromecast back in stock on Google Play, ships tomorrow

When Google announced their Chromecast media-streaming dongle back at the end of July, it was met with tons of excitement. So much in fact, that they've been having a rather tough time keeping it in stock. It's been sold out and in and out of the Google Play Store for a few months, not to mention Amazon and Best Buy having the same troubles. Today though, Google finally has more.

XBMC app arrives in the OUYA store

We have seen XBMC up and running on the OUYA game console before. A demo surfaced way back in March that showed the software running and how it was controlled using the OUYA remote. That build was being shown on a developer unit OUYA and came by way of Nathan Betzen, who is part of the XBMC team. Well, flash forward till today and it looks like installing XBMC on your OUYA has gotten just a bit easier.

Google Nexus Q to be a no show at Google I/O

Completely overpriced and randomly announced last year was the short-lived debut of the Google Nexus Q media device. After being announced nearly a year ago at I/O 2012, then later canceled, we were hoping for some sort of rebound device or revamped Nexus Q this year. Sadly it sounds like that won't be happening. At least according to a few anonymous sources.

AMP+ update brings themes and more to your Android music player

Today we have an awesome, lightweight, and intuitive music player for Android called Amp and a donate version Amp+. This week the developers of this impressive 3rd party app have issued a nice update adding tons of new features and fixing a few bugs for their already feature-packed app. If you've been looking for a lightweight music player check this out.
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