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Simple.TV DVR app arrives for Android users

The Simple.TV app has arrived for Android. The app has entered the Play Store as version 1.0.0 and with support for a wide variety of devices. Specifically, for those running Android 2.2 or later. But perhaps more important here -- the release of this app gives cord cutters another option when it comes to watching television on a mobile device, which in this case means an Android smartphone or tablet.

Aereo Android app now in public beta

It seems that Aereo has kept to its timetable this time and has made available its promised Android app. However, the app is currently still in beta and is available in only seven markets where the service is available.

Aereo for Android app release confirmed for later this month

Despite some earlier reports suggesting an Aereo app would be arriving in the Play Store in September, it looks like a release has been confirmed for later this month. The details are coming by way of Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia, who has said Aereo will arrive for Android (as a public beta) on October 22. The app will be available by way of the Google Play Store.

Verizon FiOS Mobile update takes live streaming outside the home

Verizon has rolled out the latest update for the FiOS Mobile app and users will now be able to stream live television from outside the home. Previous versions of the app allowed for live streaming, however it was limited to when connected to your home WiFi network. Of course, as we saw with the live streaming over WiFi, the channel selection is rather limited.

Aereo streaming TV support coming to Android in September

Aereo, for those not familiar, is a service that will allow you to watch live television over the internet. The service will cost you a few bucks each month, but what you get is control over an antenna that will allow you to stream local channels that you would normally get at home. The perk is that you do not need any cable subscription, just an account with Aereo. The drawback here is that Aereo has yet to come available for Android.

Samsung snags Boxee and staff for a quick $30 million

This isn't the first time we've been hearing talks about Samsung acquiring the set-top box company Boxee, but now it looks to be semi-official. While both ends are still keeping quite, multiple sources have confirmed the Korean electronics giant has just purchased Boxee for roughly $30 million. The rumors are also being confirmed by Israeli media, and TechCrunch.

Samsung patent shows TV recording for Android devices headed to the US

Ever been watching TV on your Samsung Galaxy S II and wish you could record it? TV Tuners inside Android smartphones are nothing new for the folks in Japan and some European countries, but is a new idea for us here in the States. A new patent has revealed that not only is Samsung looking to provide gestures and recording features for Android, but maybe even bring live TV to their US smartphones.
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