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HD Report | June 22, 2017

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Sling TV updates Android UI design

June 1, 2017 | 1

Sling TV has updated its user interface (UI) design for Android devices that incorporates subscriber feedback as well as better methods of content discovery.

Perhaps the most useful new feature for a good percentage of users is a Grid Guide (pictured above) … Read More

Apple Goes After Android Users with ‘Switch’ App

May 22, 2017 |

Remember those ads with the nerdy looking guy in a suit vs. the supposedly cool guy with the untucked shirt? That was when Apple aggressively attacked Windows users in a campaign to get them to switch to Apple. Now, the … Read More

Netflix Takes Measures on Rooted Android Phones

May 15, 2017 |

Android users root their phones for various reasons, including removing unwanted bloatware, getting “root” access to the operating system, and generally having more device control among other reasons. But if you’re an avid user of Netflix and have a rooted … Read More

Sling TV adds Cloud DVR for Android & Roku users

April 10, 2017 |

It’s been about a month since Sling TV launched their Cloud DVR service for Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and now the company is making the off-site storage available to both Android and Roku users. The service costs an extra … Read More

MLB App for Android & iOS Includes Several Improvements

April 6, 2017 |

The MLB app for iOS and Android devices has been improved for the 2017 season with several new features that are worth the update. The app is available free of charge from iTunes or Google Play for phones, tablets, and … Read More

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

March 21, 2017 |

If 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 … Read More

YouTube Live Mobile Streaming Expanding to More Users

March 16, 2017 |

Today, YouTube users are reporting the ability to live stream from mobile devices even if they have less than 10k subscribers. The live stream feature has been available to all desktop users, but the mobile option was previously restricted to larger channels.

The … Read More

Google Improves YouTube App for Apple iOS Devices

March 16, 2017 |

Google has updated the YouTube app for iOS with several fixes and improvements on iPad and iPhone. One of the most useful updates is the addition of Search to History in your private Library. You need to be logged in to make … Read More

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

CBS Sports App Now Supports Android TV

January 26, 2017 |

CBS Interactive, Inc. has updated the CBS Sports app for Android to support playback on Android TV devices. The app update, Version 8.4.7, has also improved categories so users can easily choose what sports to watch such as NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and … Read More

DIRECTV NOW App Slammed By Reviews

January 9, 2017 | 19

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

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

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

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

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

Game Over! ESPN Dumps ESPN Radio App [Updated]

July 3, 2016 | 1

ESPN has dumped the ESPN Radio app and moved its live and on-demand audio streams to their main ESPN app. The change affects the ESPN Radio app for both Google Android and Apple iOS devices.

As of just a few days … Read More

TED App Overhauled for Android, Adds TED Radio Hour Podcast

June 20, 2016 |

The TED app for Android devices has been redesigned and rebuilt with several improvements from the developers at TED Conferences LLC. First, TED (Version 3.0.0) features a new design with easier-to-use navigation and interface design. Second, the devs added … Read More

NBA Mobile App Adds Playoff Bracket & Social Interaction

April 22, 2016 |

We’re right in the middle of the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs and it might be time to update your NBA app with the latest version. The update brings several new playoff features including a Playoffs Bracket that … Read More