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NHL App for Android/Chromecast adds 60 Frames-Per-Second

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Sam Donaldson

nhl-chromecast-app-logoIf you use the NHL app for Chromecast and Android devices you might consider updating because it now streams at 60 frames-per-second. The improved frame rate adds a new level of detail to the fast-moving game for NHL.TV subscribers, but really only when users are connected to Wi-Fi.

60fps is available on Apple TV, Roku, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Google Chromecast and select mobile devices with an NHL.TV pass.

In addition to 60fps, the app for Android app has updated the game clocks to tick with game action. That improvement, called “ticking clocks,” is exclusive in the NHL app.

User responses to the Android update have been both good and bad. Many users complained of Notifications in Version 8.4.0 not working correctly or bombarding non-subscribers with Premium upgrade alerts, but it seems the problems were quickly fixed with Version 8.4.1.

Subscribers complained about the blackouts which some refer to as happening randomly, but we all know local blackouts are not something the NHL can control. And, many users say they were happier with individual team apps that now redirect to the all-encompassing NHL app.

Overall though, the app is rated 3.9 stars out of 5 after 55k reviews. Version 8.4.1 for Chromecast and Android devices is available to download from Google Play.

For Apple iOS devices including iPad and iPhone, the latest update has redesigned the stats section, added team branding for iOS10 devices, and other general improvements. The iOS app previously allowed 60fps on supporting devices.

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