AT&T has announced they’re bringing live TV to their U-verse app for Android. Of course, this has a few catches, which may not thrill some. For those who are already involved in the world of AT&T, this may prove a welcome update.
If you can't beat them, join them, as the adage says, which is what the RCA seems to have decided to do. The RCA's upcoming Internet Music System combines the usual features you'd find in a home stereo system with Internet streaming that is slowly but surely displacing it these days.
Even with the almost omnipresent of mobile devices with decent cameras, sharing and showing your shots anywhere and everywhere is still not as easy as it should be, especially when videos are concerned. RealPlayer, a popular name in digital media circles, thinks it has the solution with its RealPlayer Cloud service and accompanying mobile and web apps.
Just yesterday Google made a rather vague statement about a new offline viewing feature coming to its YouTube mobile apps in November. Now we're getting to hear more about how it will work and how it will affect content providers.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.