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Chromecast SDK open to all

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On Monday Google released the Chromecast development kit to all opening up the device to a plethora of new services. After the initial release when official support was limited to YoutTube, Netflix, Google Play Music and Google Play Movies around another dozen apps/services were added a couple of months ago so choice was still scarce especially for use outside of the US.

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HISENSE 65-inch curved H8s series 4K TV runs Android 4.2

HISENSE has introduced its newest line of curved televisions at CES, pulling the curtain back on the H8s series. Set to arrive later this year (Q3), the 65-inch model offers a 3840×2160 resolution over its curved face.

Things get fun when you peek under the hood and find Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and dozens of other Smart TV apps such as Chrome, YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. Indeed, this guy is also Google Play certified.  Additional details include HDMIx4, WiFi and three USB ports (4K video play), the custom VIDAA user interface, AirBridge Digital Media Player and Receiver, and a “state-of-the-art” Merlin Air Mouse remote control.

Look for pricing to be revealed as we get closer to the second half of the year.

HISENSE THROWS A CURVE AT CES 2014, INTRODUCES

THE 65” H8s SERIES CURVED UHD TV 

Gorgeous 65” 4K TV provides unparalleled at-home cinematic experience

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2014 — Hisense today launched its brand new 65” H8s Curved Ultra HD TV at CES 2014. The curved display allows for a viewing experience just like the movie theater, without a bad seat in the room. With spectacular 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and a vibrant 120Hz, every viewer feels like they’re part of the action.

“Today, by seamlessly coupling the consumer demand for a cinematic home experience with Hisense’s television expertise, we deliver an exceptional product that will be accessible to the broadest market here in North America,” said Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Hisense USA. “This television is not only stunning, but it’s also incredibly immersive, with superior picture quality and sound – you really feel like you’re in the scene.”

The H8s comes loaded with Android™ 4.2 and dozens of SMART TV features including Netflix, Vudu HD Movies, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Chrome™, YouTube™, and is Google Play™ certified. Accessing your digital content is a snap with the H8’s built-in HDMIx4, WiFi and three USB ports to support 4K video play. It also comes with the stunningly simple VIDAA user interface, AirBridge™ Digital Media Player and Receiver and state-of-the-art Merlin™ Air Mouse remote control.

The Curved UHD TV will be on display at the Hisense booth 7243 during CES, January 7-10, 2014. Expected availability will be Q3 2014.

For more information please visit: www.hisense-usa.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HisenseUSA or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Hisense_USA.

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Netflix rolling out redesigned version 3.0 with several improvements, but no profiles yet

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Netflix has started the process of rolling out version 3.0 of their app for Android devices bringing an overhaul of the interface to improve it aesthetically and performance-wise. Unfortunately, Netflix has still not added support for profiles, which can be accessed on every other platform, in this latest update. Lacking that, the update still seems to be well done and you will probably want to grab it as soon as it is available.

The general layout of the app remains similar to the current version, but everything is much crisper, is closer to following the Holo design framework, and seems to have lost that “html wrapper” feel and leans more toward being a native client. The action bar at the top now includes an overflow menu button on the right hand side and a “hamburger” button on the left that actually pulls out the navigation drawer.

One of the nice things about Netflix has been support for Chromecast for users who have one of the devices and Netflix has worked to improve that interaction as well. The remote function has been cleaned up a bit and the lockscreen controls now occupy a widget space instead of taking over the whole screen.

You can check out some screenshots below. You can use one of the download links to access the Google Play store to see if the update is available for you. If you just cannot wait, hit the source link for access to the apk file.

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Netflix rolls out Super HD to all members

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Netflix announced yesterday that they are rolling out their highest quality video streams, dubbed Super HD, to all users. When initially released, Super HD was only available to customers using an Internet service provider (ISP) that had a direct connection with Netflix. With this new change, Netflix members on a Netflix connected ISP will still get preferential treatment, but if users on other ISPs have the necessary hardware and sufficient bandwidth, they can enjoy Super HD as well. The Netflix Super HD stream is provided at a higher bit rate stream and less compression than the normal 1080p HD stream.

In announcing this change, Netflix director of corporate communications Joris Evers also took the opportunity to plug the Netflix Open Connect delivery network. Open Connect is a system Netflix has developed to deploy TV shows and movies to servers that are closer to the end users in order to improve the viewing experience. You can check out the Netflix video below that explains more about how Open Connect works.

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GetGlue gets major update bringing new look and features for the Fall TV season

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If you love watching TV shows and movies, then you might already know about GetGlue. It’s probably the most popular app for “checking in” to TV shows and movies and discovering new stuff. They just updated the Android app to 5.0 bringing a new look and new features for the upcoming Fall TV season.

For starters the Watch section has been redesigned and will help you find out what to watch right now on TV, on streaming, and in theaters. Streaming services include On Demand, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, HBO GO, CBS, FOX, FX, AMC, and a dozen more. They also added a new Search & Discover that lets you search by genres or from “Fun Lists” created by the editorial team. You will even get reminders for new episodes, seasons on steaming and theatrical releases for those that you selected as “Want to Watch.” Show pages are now updated with more information.

Of course watching a TV show or movie is just part of it. Commenting on it is where things get interesting and GetGlue now allows you to add memes, gifs, videos or news articles to any of your posts.

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Google blocks apps from streaming local data to Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast is a nifty little device if you want to watch your YouTube, Netflix or Google Play videos on your TV but Google left out the ability to stream local data the way Apple allows on the Apple TV.

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Google aware of current Netflix bug on Android 4.3 devices; Fix is on the way

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Currently, running Netflix on your Android 4.3 device causes the device’s power lock button to become unresponsive once it’s put to sleep. Definitely an annoying bug and you can be sure Google and Netflix are currently working on a fix ASAP. According to Google’s own Dan Morrill, “top men” are currently working on a fix that will be pushed as soon as it’s finished.

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Until then, the only way to revive the device is to hold the power button until it restarts. We’ll let you all know once the update is pushed!

source: Android Police

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