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Android App Reviews

Chromemote turns your Chrome browser into a Google TV Remote [App Reviews]

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Google TV owners may not like their standard remotes, and they may want to use the other GTV remote apps on their Android phone. If that’s the case, Chromemote might be able to help. Chromemote is a Google C…

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Entertainment

AOL music app Play launches on Kindle Fire

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Play by AOL Music delivers thousands of songs and radio stations for anyone with an Android 2.1 or higher phone. The company announced today that it has extended that courtesy to tablets with the release of a ver…

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Multimedia

XBMC ported to Android, will soon offer yet another home entertainment media player option

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XBMC is coming to Android, and not in just a remote control app like we’ve seen in the past. “Not a remote, not a thin client; the real deal,” the team announced in a blog post. “XBMC can b…

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Android App Reviews

Songza re-ups with expert Music Concierge playlists, lockscreen controls, and new Holo-like design

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One of my favorite music streaming apps on Android is Songza for tablets (formerly Songza HD) because it factors in actual humans to craft music playlists rather than rely on algorithms. If you remember from my…

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Entertainment

HBO GO adds support for tablets running up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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HBO has finally made its popular HBO Go application compatible with Android tablets. The premium cable outlet added support for the Amazon Kindle Fire last month but didn’t extend the same courtesy to o…

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Entertainment

VLC Android app beta hits Google Play, doesn’t play with U.S. and Canadian phones

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VLC has a reputation among desktop apps for being the media player capable of playing practically anything. No matter what file format or media codec, open it in VLC and there’s a good chance that it will p…

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Android App Reviews

Viggle, a Foursquare for TV that rewards viewers with prizes for checking-in, lands in Google Play

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There’s always some kind of app to check-in to some kind of activity, but what’s the payoff for all of these activities? Sure, it can be useful to alerting friends to what you’re doing or find…

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Entertainment

TiVo for Tablets comes to Android with remote control, guide, and recording manager built in

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TiVo has finally made its way to Android tablets. Sure, the phone app released back in January was accessible on 7-inch tablets, but that was of little comfort to all of the people who wanted a tablet UI on their Xo…

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Android Games

Smule Magic Piano brings its Guitar Hero like music game to Android

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Smule’s Magic Piano has been tearing up the charts, in a music and app sense, on iOS for quite some time now. Today Smule, the same folks who brought your the Auto-Tuney Songify app, have delivered the popu…

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Entertainment

Spotify adds faster Android 4.0 design, widget, Last.fm scrobbling, and higher quality in new update

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Spotify has made its completely redesigned Android app available in Google Play. The new app, which has been rebuilt with the Android 4.0 design guidelines in mind, offers a new slide-out navigation that make…

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Android Devices

Pocket TV uses Android apps and a micro-computer to make any HDMI TV a Smart TV

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Google TV hasn’t fulfilled its promise thanks to resistance from content providers and a lack of big-name developers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use Android as the backbone of your ho…

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Entertainment

Soundhound speeds-up song ID process, adds new features to revamped music discovery app

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SoundHound, an Android app that can listen to music playing in the background and identify the artist and name of a song, has made some important feature changes in an update now live in Google Play. Launching So…

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Android App Reviews

Xfinity TV Player offers on-demand streaming for Comcast customers – is it good enough to forget Hulu Plus?

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The Xfinity TV Player app recently arrived on Android, allowing Comcast Xfinity subscribers to get free, on-demand viewing of popular TV programs streamed live to their mobile devices. That made me wonder ho…

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Entertainment

HBO GO adds Amazon Kindle Fire support, still won’t ignite other Android tablets

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The fantastic HBO GO app, which allows HBO subscribers to watch full episodes and view special content on their Android devices, now supports the Amazon Kindle Fire. HBO made the announcement today that and up…

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Android App Reviews

Viewdini is a central TV & movie portal for Verizon customers, finds full episodes wherever they may be

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar once said that he wants Hulu to be the place people go to watch their favorite TV shows. Even if Hulu didn’t have access to that video, the site would maintain a page with links to where pe…

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