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YouTube TV adds 16 Starz channels as a $9 add-on

That’s a lot of movies.

YouTube TV gained another optional add-on, bringing some 16 channels of Starz for $ 9 a month. As always, you’ll get a free seven-day trial before being charged, so you can test things out to see if you actually want to purchase the movie network.

That includes the East and West feeds of the main Starz and Starz encore channels, along with other offshoots of each.

Here’s the full breakdown of what  [Read More…]

Pokemon Go adds friends, trading, and gifts

Pokemon Go Trading. You’ve wait for it and now it’s here. Nearly two years into its existence, some of the biggest changes to Pokemon Go are set to arrive later this week. That’s right, friends and trading are about to change the game, quite literally.

According to the developers of the game, Niantic, players will soon be able to add one another as friends.  Once that’s done, they’ll be able to send each other gifts and trade Pokemon between them.  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v37 adds powerful ‘desktop shortcuts’ and Android P UI

Formatting for the Pixel Launcher’s layout is also enabled by default.

The v37 update for Action Launcher is making its way to the Play Store right now, and as always, developer Chris Lacy has a handful of new features for us to geek out over.

The biggest change this time around is something called “desktop shortcuts.” When enabled, you can hold down on any blank part of your home screen to bring up desktop shortcuts and  [Read More…]

Plex adds podcasts to its refreshed mobile app

Add podcasts to your Plex Media Library as well as being treated to a nicer mobile application.

Podcasts are important to a lot of us, but if your personal media is organized with Plex then you’re still going off to another application to get your fix. That all changes as Plex is announcing the launch of podcast support for its users.

We’re excited to be launching Podcasts in beta inside Plex today on iOS, Android, Roku,  [Read More…]

DirecTV Now adds DVR to Android and Amazon Fire TV

Roku is coming next — and still no Android TV.

The fine folks at DirecTV Now today announced that it’s updated its apps for Android and Amazon Fire TV, bringing with it not just the new user interface, but the long-awaited cloud-based DVR as well.

Just like with iOS, Apple TV and the web version, you’ll simply look for the REC button in the UI. Hit it and you’re recording.

The DVR “storage” still  [Read More…]

Hulu adds a slew of improvements for when you’re on the road

Better playback on phones, laptops, HDMI and Chromecast are on tap.

A lot more people are watching Hulu these days, and a lot more of them are watching on their phones. According to the company, we’re talking about 84 percent more hours a month compared to a year ago.

Same goes for laptops, of course. When you’re on the move, those are two of the most likely devices to be with you. And in that spirit, Hulu  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta adds May security patch, group MMS, and more

The update’s making its way to the phones right now.

OnePlus’s OxygenOS Open Beta program is a great way to try out new features before everyone else, and today the company released versions 10 and 8 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, respectively.

There’s a fair amount to unpack with this latest update, with one of the most notable additions being the May security patch. Having a secure Android phone is essential, and it’s always reassuring to  [Read More…]

Plex gets improvements for Sonos, adds visuals for Echo Show/Spot, and more

Plexamp is also coming to Alexa and Roku devices.

Although Plex is most widely-used for storing movie and TV content, the platform is also great for housing your music library. Today, Plex announced a bundle of music-centric features that are now available for users.

Plex has existed on Sonos speakers for some time, but today, it’s leaving its beta stage and launching as a properly completed app. With this official release, Plex for Sonos can now search  [Read More…]

Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2 adds enhanced battery saver mode

The Google Assistant also gets a few welcome upgrades.

Following yesterday’s launch of Developer Preview 2 for Android P, Google’s now released DP2 for Wear OS.

Android P isn’t as big of a change for smartwatches as it is for phones, but there’s still plenty to talk about.

The biggest feature found in Wear OS’s second preview of Android P is a new enhanced battery saver mode. When this is enabled, a power-sipping watch face will be  [Read More…]

This Chrome extension adds Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB info to Hulu listings

Install, hover. Done.

Now this is pretty cool. If you’ve ever been looking through the Hulu listings on a web browser and wondered “Wouldn’t it be great to have Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB information for each show?” — you’re in luck. It’s been done with a pretty basic Chrome extension from Flixed.io.

Here’s what you do:

You’ll need to be using the Chrome browser. Because it’s a Chrome extension. So Chrome. Install the plugin. Hover over a listing  [Read More…]