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Meerkat is now officially out of beta for Android

We still haven't heard a peep from Twitter's Periscope since they said they're working on it (that was last month), but its arch rival Meerkat is several steps ahead of them in the Android market. Just a few hours ago, they announced that the live video streaming app is finally out of beta and is officially live on the Google Play Store. The developers have been pretty fast in moving the app from the testing stage to beta and out of it in just a span of a few weeks.

Meerkat now available in beta version for Android

Meerkat is once again, one step ahead of its main competitor, Twitter's Periscope when it comes to getting into the Android market. Just two weeks after the live video streaming service opened up its doors for beta testers, they have now released the official beta version, available for all Android users through the Google Play Store. Meanwhile, Periscope has not yet announced anything official about moving on to Android, despite assurances that they will be on the platform soon.

Android devices can now stream live NBC shows (selected cities)

If you like keeping up to date with the latest news but you're always mobile, then Twitter and news feeds are your best friends. But what if you wanted to watch actual live streams of ongoing breaking news or programs and you didn't have access to an actual TV set at the moment? A new feature of the NBC app now lets you watch live programming from your smartphone or tablet, although where it is available is still pretty limited for now.

Keep track of your shows with Hulu’s Watchlist

With all the TV shows and movies that you're watching (or even binge-watching), it's sometimes gets hard to keep track of all of them like when there's a new episode or when the next special will be. Unless you're a really organized person who keeps a calendar or list of such things, you'd have to rely on apps to remind you of when and how to watch these videos. But it would be much easier to have this reminder on the streaming service where you watch it right?

HTC RE camera update will let you stream live to YouTube

Every photo or video needs an audience, whether it be ourselves or others and what better audience is there for an action camera like the HTC RE than a live one? With a firmware update coming tomorrow, HTC's rather odd-looking action camera will be gaining a new ability, allowing users to share their precious memories and moments as they happen with anyone in the world. And by anyone, they mean those who will be tuning in to your live stream performance on YouTube.

Roku adds Google Play Movies & TV to its feature list

Before there was Android TV, before there was Chromecast, there was Roku. Now almost a household name for streaming set-top boxes, Roku has found itself besieged with formidable competitors, forcing it to catch up in some areas. And catch up it does with the release of Google Play Movies & TV on the platform, giving Roku owners more sources, variety, and content to choose from and watch at their leisure.

Redbox Instant to shut down by October 7

You've probably heard of Redbox Instant, the video streaming service from DVD-rental chain Redbox and Verizon right? No? Well, you're not alone. Apparently, not a lot of people heard of it too or were interested in getting the service, hence the announcement that it will be shutting down for good by October 7, just barely a year and a half old.

Stream your Tivo-ed shows on mobile devices with new update

You've TiVo-ed the latest episode of Game of Thrones, but when you were supposed to watch it, you fell asleep because you were so tired from work. You wanted to watch it while commuting to work the next day but you can't very well bring your Tivo machine while on the subway or bus. The new update to the TiVo app for Android will solve that problem for you as it will let you stream shows you've recorded on your Tivo.

Chromecast gets support for Twitch, Disney Channel, and more

Chromecast owners have some new content they can start watching on their TVs. Google has announced that Chromecast has gained some new family friendly and music options for streaming. Kids will be happy to hear that WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney XD apps are now available.
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