Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware business. That has implications for its future ambitions in TV and automotive, as well as highlighting the vast gulf between it, Google and Microsoft.
“The Hispanic market has grown from $1 trillion in buying power in 2010 to $1.5 trillion this year, according to Nielsen data. And Nielsen and Google surveys find members of that audience to be among both the heaviest viewers of TV and the earliest and most active users of new media technology.”
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If you own the new Shield Android TV device, get ready for four new games via the Google Play Store.
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Microsoft recently updated its OneDrive app for Android devices. The revised app adds the ability to cast photos and videos from the app to a Chromecast-enabled TV. OneDrive is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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It's no secret that Google Hangouts are a cheap and easy way for businesses to videoconference, and Chromeboxes — dedicated hardware for bringing Hangouts to TVs — have made it easy for many offices to integrate their existing equipment. There are limitations, however. Show More Summary
Forget about getting anything done — ever. Giphy has released Giphy Tabs for Google Chrome, a new extension that serves up a wacky animation with each new tab. Giphy Tabs is an evolution of Giphy TV, a continuous feed of the staff’s favorites. Show More Summary
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Never let it be said that Google gives up on ideas that don't pan out the first time. Remember when it tried invading our living rooms with clunky, disappointing set-top boxes? And then when that very same software went on to find aShow More Summary
Razer's first Android TV-powered set-top box, the Forge TV, is now available for purchase from the Google Store for $149.99.
The Razer Forge TV, an Android TV device bundled with a game controller, is now available to be purchased directly from the Google Store. Google is now carrying the Razer Forge TV in its Google Store for $149 with free shipping. The Forge TV is an Android TV unit that comes with a game controller, bringing both media and games to your television set.
In a surprise move and to our delight, Google has begun selling the Razer Forge Gaming TV Bundle on the Play Store.