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YouTube mobile app to get partial offline viewing in November

There is no denying that YouTube has become part and parcel of today's video watching culture, but it is, at least through official methods, completely dependent on an active Internet connection. This causes no small amount of aggravation whenever one's viewing experience on a tablet or smartphone is ruined by a suddenly broken connection.

Roku app update enables streaming from smartphones to TVs

Following the update to its iOS app last month, Roku has released an update to its Android app that brings in the coveted improvement to its Play on Roku feature. Users will now be able to stream videos from their smartphones to a Roku player for viewing on a TV or other larger display.

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.

Koush teases Feedcast and MyCast apps for Chromecast

Google still has a hold on those looking to release Chromecast apps, however that shouldn't stop anyone from creating new apps and sharing the details. That being the case, we have seen several from Koush up until this point and it looks like another has recently appeared. This latest is being teased in two videos and deals with pulling in videos based on an RSS feed.

VUDU update brings support for select Android smartphones

The VUDU Movies and TV app has recently been updated for Android users and it looks like it has brought support for smartphones. Well, support for select smartphones. There was also mention of unspecified bugs being taken care of. Getting back to the smartphone support and we find a support list that is heaviest on Samsung and HTC devices.

Redbox Instant update adds support for rooted devices

Just like many other apps including Netflix and Google Movies & TV, Redbox Instant launched and completely cut out users who have rooted devices. Verizon and Redbox blocked all users with a rooted device from being able to use and enjoy the app, and we couldn't stream rented movies. Today's update however, has fixed that issue, as well as a few others.

Verizon FiOS Mobile app arrives with 75 channels of live TV

If you happen to be an Android user and also a Verizon FiOS subscriber -- there is a new app you may want to grab. The app is called Verizon FiOS Mobile and it is currently available by way of the Google Play Store. Perhaps more important though, this app brings 75 channels worth of live streaming television to your smartphone or tablet.
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