Google Play Movies app exits Daydream VRJune 24, 2019 | James R
The Google Play Movies & TV app has disappeared from Google’s Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform.
Google’s flagship VR platform, which launched in 2016, is built into the Android OS and Google’s Daydream View headset. One of the apps featured … Read More
Black Panther and The Walking Dead lead Google Play’s top 2018 movies and TVDecember 22, 2018 | James R
Black Panther and The Walking Dead were the most popular film and TV show on Google Play this year, the online giant has announced.
While Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other subscription services tend to hog media headlines, renting and … Read More
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube team up to counter extremist contentJune 28, 2017 | James R
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are teaming up to crack down on extremist content online.
The four internet giants have all faced controversy or calls for further action in the face of growing extremist content on their various platforms, as … Read More
VR goes social as Google Daydream gets Chromecast supportMay 22, 2017 | James R
Virtual reality is the buzzword of the moment, as people tout immersive 360-degree video as the future of entertainment. (You can read our hands-on VR experience with short films here.) the only drawback? Wearing a headset can seem like an … Read More
ITV Hub now available on Google ChromecastNovember 28, 2016 | James R
ITV Hub is now available on Google Chromecast.
The broadcaster’s VOD service relaunched last year as a digital hub for all of its channels, including live and catch-up content. As part of a new deal with AwesomenessTV, the site will … Read More
Google joins 4K race with Chromecast UltraOctober 6, 2016 | James R
Google is joining he 4K race with the launch of its new Chromecast streaming device.
Dubbed the Chromecast Ulta, the upgraded version of its black puck brings Google’s TV smartifying capabilities back up to speed with its rivals, who are … Read More
Google unveils new Chromecast to compete with Apple and AmazonSeptember 30, 2015 | James R
Google has unveiled an updated Chromecast to compete with Apple and Amazon-shaped rivals.
Google’s cheap stick was first out of the gates in the new wave of small, affordable streaming media devices, allowing consumers to turn their dumb TVs into … Read More
Google releases Nexus Player in UKMarch 26, 2015 | James R
Google’s Nexus Player is now available in the UK, going head to head with Apple and Amazon’s streaming devices.
The device, shaped like a hockey puck, is the first device running Android TV in the UK and follows the launch … Read More
Android TV: Google launches Nexus Player in USOctober 17, 2014 | James R
Google has officially launched the Nexus Player.
The latest device to enter the crowded streaming media market, Google’s set top box will be the first device to run the Android TV version of OS Lollipop. Like other boxes, it will … Read More
Is Google guilty of encouraging piracy?June 30, 2014 | James R
The Walking Dead’s producer Gale Ann Hurd has called for Google to do more in tackling piracy.
Speaking to the Guardian, she said that the industry is now “poised on the precipice” thanks to the prevalence of illegal streaming … Read More