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HD Report | February 20, 2017

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PBS Kids App Now Live Streams Local 24/7 Channel

February 15, 2017 |

The PBS Kids app for Android and Apple iOS devices has been updated with access to the PBS KIDS 24/7 live channel. And, the channel can be watched for free with no user registration or authentication required.

Kids using tablets and smartphones can … Read More

Android Users Can Now Save Netflix Content to Their SD Cards

January 29, 2017 |

Those marathon car trips and cross-country flights will now go down a bit smoother for Android users, as Netflix has enabled the downloading and storage of video to SD cards. Up until a few days ago, you could only stock … Read More

DIRECTV NOW App Slammed By Reviews

January 9, 2017 | 11

AT&T/DirecTV launched their internet-based service DIRECTV NOW just over a month ago, offering new customers free trials, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, or 4th-generation Apple TV depending on commitment. The service runs on a dedicated app for a … Read More

BET Channel App Now Available On Fire TV

December 19, 2016 |

BET programming is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform, providing users access to events such as the BET Awards and full episodes of shows such as “American Gangster,” “Nellyville” and “The Fast Life.”

Once signed in with the user name … Read More

Vudu’s iOS App Updated With Blu-ray Bundles & Merchandise

December 15, 2016 |

Vudu has updated their iOS app for Apple mobile devices to allow purchasing Blu-ray discs and DVDs bundled with digital copies of movies and TV shows.

In addition to the bundles, select titles include movie merchandise that can … Read More

AT&T Customers Can Now Stream DirecTV Data-Free On Mobile Devices

November 28, 2016 |

AT&T just launched a new perk for mobile customers with DirecTV service. Subscribers in US states can now stream DirecTV through the mobile app for Android, iOS and Fire HD devices without using data against their monthly allowance.

This doesn’t mean DirecTV customers can … Read More

The CW App Channel Updated For Fire TV

November 21, 2016 |

The CW app channel for Fire TV has been updated to version 1.0.2 with a few changes to improve user experience. For one, the new app now includes labels to show when episodes are expiring, that way users won’t miss … Read More

Vudu App Update Allows Rental Downloads, HDX Airplay, & More

November 11, 2016 |

Vudu has done a bit of an overhaul to their app for both Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices. The new 5.0 version for both platforms has added more features, one of them being the ability to download rentals … Read More

PlayStation Vue Now Available On Android TVs

October 28, 2016 |

Sony has launched access to their over-the-top TV service PlayStation Vue on Android TV, available on all sizes of the X700D, X750D, X800D, X850D, X930D, X940D, and Z9D models.

The Vue service starts at $29.99 per month, or $39.99 in cities … Read More

NBA App Enhances Mobile View, Adds TNT Overtime, And Too Many Ads

October 26, 2016 |

As the NBA kicked off the 2016/2017 season last night so did the league’s digital department with an update to the NBA app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new update for both platforms has enhanced mobile viewing on smaller … Read More

FXNow App Update Adds AutoPlay & Improves Search

October 13, 2016 |

The FXNow app for Android and iOS devices has been improved with the ability to now “binge away” with auto play. The added feature will continue with the next episode of a series or jump to a recommended movie when … Read More

MLB.com At Bat App Updated Just In Time For Postseason

October 4, 2016 |

The MLB.com At Bat app for both Android and iOS devices has been updated just in time for the postseason, with new features and improvements to the apps but also restrictions depending on what network the games are broadcast on. The MLB … Read More

ESPN App Updated For iOS 10 On iPhone & iPad

September 18, 2016 |

The official ESPN app for iOS devices including iPhone and iPad has been updated with several improvements that optimize for iOS 10. New features include the ability to use iMessage to share scores and watch game highlights by just tapping … Read More

Twitter Live HD Streams Now On Apple TV, Fire TV & Xbox One

September 15, 2016 | 1

Twitter starting rolling out apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One that allow live-streaming of Twitter content including NFL Thursday Night Football games, MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Cheddar and Bloomberg News.

In addition, content … Read More

Facebook’s Instagram Now Lets Users Filter Comments

September 12, 2016 |

Getting tired of all the spam or negative comments on your Instagram account? The company has added comment filtering using lists of words that are considered offensive or inappropriate.

The new tools can be found in the Options menu, and comments … Read More

Google Launches Cardboard Camera App for iPhone

September 12, 2016 |

Google has released an iOS version of the Cardboard Camera app for iPhones that lets users capture moments in virtual reality. The images produced can span 360 degrees to create a virtual 3D environment, and add sound to make the experience more … Read More

Google Apps Now Support Split-View Multitasking on iPad

August 10, 2016 |

One of the frustrating things when working with Google Apps such as Docs, Sheets and Slides has been the inability to jump from app to app without double-tapping the home button and selecting the app from the carousel. In … Read More

Apple TV Remote App Launches for iPhone

August 2, 2016 |

The new Apple TV Remote is now available as a free download from iTunes, less than two months after Apple users were introduced to the software at WWDC 2016 in June. The software was designed to support the fourth-generation Apple … Read More

DIRECTV Updates Mobile App For Apple iPad & iPhone

July 25, 2016 |

The latest update to the mobile app for Apple iPad and iPhone has fixed some bugs and been made more stable, but has also added a few interface changes. Among the updates is a new Play button for each … Read More

ABC App Brings New Digital Shows & Throwback Series

July 13, 2016 |

ABC has launched several new improvements and additions to their streaming video service. Perhaps the most ambitious is the launch of seven new digital series (40 more in development) that will be specific to the network’s digital platforms including the … Read More