Coinciding with the release of Android 14 Beta 3 for Pixel devices, Google has also launched a preview of what to expect from Android 14 on your TV, ditching Android 13 in the process. more
The video-sharing platform Vimeo, once considered a promising YouTube competitor, has announced this week that it will kill all of its TV apps in favor of having users cast content from their other devices. more
As cloud gaming continues to find its place, Amazon Luna is making a considerable change by unexpectedly pulling the plug on its PC and Mac apps. more
Apple announced tvOS 17 earlier this week with a handful of new features for the Apple TV, including FaceTime and a redesigned Control Center. Another new feature is support for VPN apps, although it remains to be seen if there will be any limitations. VPN apps could allow for Apple TV users to watch geo-restricted content from any location, such as the U.S. version of Netflix in another country. In its tvOS 17 press release, however, Apple focused on how the VPN apps can benefit enterprise...
Android TV updates rarely bring major changes to the user experience, but Android 14 does actually bring some important tweaks to Google TV. With the first beta now available, here’s everything we’ve found that’s new. more
The state-by-state rollout is still a huge mess, but Android is ready, at least.
There's no better way to make a dumb TV smart than Chromecast with Google TV, thanks to the breadth of streaming options, Dolby Vision support and relative affordability. Now, you can grab one for even less at Amazon thanks to a new sale. The 4K version is available for just $40 (20 percent off), tied for the lowest price we've ever seen. And if HD resolution is fine, the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is just $20, for a savings of 33 percent — also back down to an all-time low.The Chromecast...
The first beta of Android TV 14 introduces phone call support, allowing users to receive and answer calls on their TV. Android TV 14 also brings HDR controls, power management features, and more.
Matter hasn’t made quite the splash many were hoping, but the smart home standard is making its way to more and more devices. Now, Matter support is live in the Google Home app for iOS. more
Android powers an absolutely huge variety of hardware, sometimes in places you don’t fully expect it. Another device is now being added to that list, with Telly’s free, ad-supported TV now confirmed to be running Android at its core. more
The Google Assistant continues to circle the drain, with yet another feature loss.
It's no secret that Vimeo has shied away from challenging YouTube in favor of serving as a business-friendly video platform, and now that's affecting its living room apps. The company is ending support for its current TV apps on June 27th, including the versions for Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku devices. They'll no longer be available in app stores, and you won't see any updates. If you want to watch a clip on the big screen, you'll have to stream it from a mobile device using Apple...