NDI, part of the Vizrt Group along with the NewTek and Vizrt brands, has rolled out the all new NDI|HX Camera for Android app. NDI|HX Camera for Android turns Android smartphones and tablets into broadcast-ready camera systems, including 4K-capable devices, by simply downloading the $19.99 app. Having already created an NDI®|HX Camera for iOS devices, this […]
Peacock, the NBCUniversal streaming service initially launched in April, has set a distribution deal with Google for its national expansion in July. Google platforms and devices spanning Android, Android TV and Chromecast will begin carrying Peacock on July 15. Starting then, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies and TV programming. The higher level, Peacock Premium, will have 15,000 hours of content, and Android and Android TV users will get Premium for free until Oct. 15.
At first blush, this seems like an injudicious omission by Apple. There’s a lot riding on the company’s new services, and its video subscription in particular. On closer inspection, though, Apple is making a calculated bet that it doesn’t need those Android phone users — or has other ways of reaching them that don’t require cozying up to arch rival Google.
The TV Everywhere app will offer combined on-demand content of Fox, FX and National Geographic.
It offers 50 hours of storage for $5 per month to select customers; allows them. to keep their recordings without expiration. The new service is supported on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku streaming players and Roku TVs compatible with Sling TV.
Sling TV said it would expand availability of its cloud DVR trial to users of Amazon Fire TV and Android devices, with Apple TV users gaining access sometime afterward.
PBS has brought its mobile app to Android, giving Android users access to full episodes of shows like Frontline, PBS Newshour, Masterpiece, Nova and Call the Midwife. The new app also comes with Google Cast support, allowing users to beam their shows to their TV, provided it’s equipped with Google’s Chromecast streaming stick or any Android TV streaming device.
Aereo is now available for Android tablets and smartphones running Android 4.2 and up. The service currently is available only in New York City, Boston, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Salt Lake City, with a roll out in Detroit scheduled for next week.
As the streaming service continues its goal of launching in 22 markets by year’s end, it also hopes to gain more subscribers by being available on the Android platform. At first, Aereo’s Android app will only be available in beta in markets where Aereo’s service is available. Those users will be able to stream content from their devices to big screens at home using a Roku or Google Chromecast.
Speaking at Samsung’s keynote at CES yesterday yesterday, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar said that its Hulu Plus service will be coming to Android handsets “in the coming months.”