EndlessTV Releases Series of Apps to Provide TV-Like Experience for Mobile

EndlessTV Releases Series of Apps to Provide TV-Like Experience for Mobile

May 8, 2014

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EndlessTV has released a series of apps that seamlessly translate various video channels to a mobile device, as comfortably as possible, providing a TV-like experience. The apps are grouped by the genre and consist of a variety of videos that string together to make a great TV-watching experience. The apps are available from here: EndlessTV apps on Google Play

Pokemon TV App Now Available for Amazon Kindle Fire

Pokemon TV App Now Available for Amazon Kindle Fire

Apr 24, 2014

Pokemon Company International has just released the Pokemon TV app for the Kindle Fire.

The app allows for users to watch select episodes which are updated weekly from a pool of 700+ episodes across 16 seasons; there are also special features, trailers and more.

From the press release:

There’s a new way to catch up on Pokémon animation anytime, anywhere on the Kindle Fire with The Pokémon Company International’s launch of the official Pokémon TV application for the popular tablet.

The Kindle Fire launch adds another platform for the Pokémon TV app, which has had more than 2.5 million installations since its 2013 launch on iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Android devices.

Now featuring more episodes than ever before, the Pokémon TV app helps fans follow many of their favorite episodes from the animated television series. It is updated weekly from a library of more than 700 episodes spanning 16 seasons. Pokémon fans can also use the app to watch special features, trailers, and Pokémon movie events.

Additionally, fans can watch popular Pokémon animated episodes and movies on Netflix and Hulu and at Pokemon.com, providing more ways to catch up on the exciting adventures of Ash, Pikachu, and their friends

The Pokemon TV app is available for free on the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Three Games From Gameloft are Available for Amazon Fire TV

Three Games From Gameloft are Available for Amazon Fire TV

Apr 8, 2014

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Fire TV is a new smart TV solution from Amazon that gives even more features to the plain old living room TV screen. One of these features is the ability to play selected Android games, and Gameloft has optimized its bestselling titles for exactly that purpose. These titles are Asphalt 8: Airborne, Despicable Me: Minion Rush and Modern Combat 4. Fire TV is already available in the US.

DirecTV App Finally Adds Remote Feature

DirecTV App Finally Adds Remote Feature

Nov 28, 2013

Everything is getting apps for mobile devices, and one of the biggest satellite TV providers are no exception to this. DirecTV’s mobile app, while allowing one to interact with their TV in many ways, including recording shows when away from home, but was lacking one serious feature: Using your mobile device as a remote control for DirecTV.

Unless you owned a device like the Samsung Galaxy S4, you did not have the ability to directly change the channels on your satellite. In the latest update however, DirecTV has added this coveted ability.

One has to be connected to the same WiFi network as the DirecTV receiver is however. Obviously, trying to control your dish from work will only serve to annoy your unemployed cousin who lives on your couch rent free.

Source: Android Police

Unu Is Available For Pre-Order

Unu Is Available For Pre-Order

Oct 14, 2013

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Unu is a very daring tablet-like hardware that unifies standard tablet experience with a gaming controller, and smart-TV capability. The console is already available for pre-orders. Called an “entertainment hub” by its creators, it’s available in two versions, costing $199 without, and $249 with the wireless gaming controller. Additional information and pre-order are here: Unu Official Website.

BlueStacks Goes From Android Apps on PC to Android Games on TV With the Upcoming GamePop Console

BlueStacks Goes From Android Apps on PC to Android Games on TV With the Upcoming GamePop Console

May 31, 2013

BlueStacks, known for their Android app emulation on PC and Mac, is pivoting a bit with the announcement of their new GamePop console. Planned to release this winter, the console will use a subscription-based model for its games, where people pay $6.99 per month for unlimited access to games, with titles from publishers like Com2us getting featured. They’re running a promotion at the moment where those who preorder the device by signing up for a year of the $6.99/month subscription will get the console for free, in a promotion running until June. Not a bad deal since the console will run $129.

This is BlueStacks entering an increasingly-crowded market segment though, and one that has yet to prove itself in any meaningful way. After all, Ouya isn’t even out yet to the general public, and there’s GameStick out there as well as those HDMI-toting dongles that can theoretically play games. Bluestacks is also minimizing the focus on its PC/Mac Android emulator, it seems – which is bad news for Windows tablet owners. Will this pivot with a subscription model on an Android gaming console actually work? We’ll find out this winter.

NARR8 Brings Independent Motion Comics to Android Users

NARR8 Brings Independent Motion Comics to Android Users

Feb 20, 2013

Motion comics service NARR8 has finally launched on Android. What this app does is provide independent comics, mostly with fantasy and sci-fi bents (also, apparently a lot of anthropomorpic animals) to users for free. These aren’t just static comics, these are motion comics that incorporate animation and sound as part of an interactive production in order to help bring the stories to life. Motion comics have popped up in various sources, often in digital video stores as tie-ins to comic book movies. However, these are original stories being given the motion comic treatment. As well, all the stories are currently free, with new episodes of each story being released regularly. The app was previously iPad-only, but it now has a home on Android devices, including phones as well as tablets, it appears. The graphics are all optimized for HD devices, too. The app is free to download from Google Play, though it requires at minimum an Ice Cream Sandwich device, so some older tablet owners in particular may miss out.