GetGlue for Android now supports real-time TV conversations

GetGlue is everyone’s favorite check-in service for TV shows, Movies, and sports games so wouldn’t it be nice to carry on real-time conversations as well? GetGlue just added the feature, so whether you are watching sports, a reality show, or any other favorite show, you will become part of the real-time conversation. You will see friends who also checked-in and comments from other fans. GetGlue even filters the noise so only interesting comments show.

Along with real-time conversations, they have redesigned the user experience to be more chat-like. You will find a new home screen that is basically a menu that helps you get to where you want quickly, and the check-in flow is now streamlined as it now takes one less screen to check-in.

If you don’t already have GetGlue you have to give it a try. Download links below.

Apps Database for QR Code

Android Market Link

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Samsung rolls out Media Hub Beta for users of AT&T Galaxy S II, Receive $25 voucher towards content

The Samsung Media Hub allows you to watch thousands of movies and TV shows on your Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone or Galaxy Tab. Samsung just rolled out the Beta version of Media Hub for AT&T Galaxy S II users. It lets you watch select movies and TV shows not only on your Galaxy S II, but also on any 2011 Smart TV via the Media Hub Beta application.

Upon signing up you will receive a $25 voucher that can be used within the Media Hub Beta app. At the conclusion of the program, you will receive a short survey so you can provide feedback. Hit the source link to sign up.

Samsung plans on adding a series of new services to the Media Hub program, so this is just the tip of the iceberg.

[via samsung]

Google’s Video App Now Works On All Devices Running Android 2.2

It wasn’t long ago that we learned that the Movies app, or Videos app for Android, would be pushed out to all Honeycomb devices, including the at-the-time new Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Well, we learned today that the same can now be said for all devices that run Android 2.2.

This comes as excellent news, as with the app, one is able to rent from thousands of movies to stream directly to your phone, at little more than just a dollar or two per movie. We’d guess that this is intended for larger-screen devices and tablets still running 2.x versions of Android, but with features such as offline mode and wifi/3g preferences, anyone looking to kill some time need look no further.

[via market]

Seagate GoFlex Media App is Now Available from the Android Market (Video)

It’s finally here!  Back in May Seagate introduced their portable WiFi enabled hard drive capable of transferring large files to and from your Android device while on the go.  The device is capable of storing up to 500 GB’s of data and can be accessed absolutely anywhere and at anytime from your Android smartphone.  The days of waiting to get home to transfer content from your portable USB enabled hard drive are a thing of the past.  The device contains its own battery capable of holding a charge for up to 25 hours and will run you about $200.  All we were waiting for was a complimentary Android application to easily access our content while on the go.  The wait is finally over.  Seagate has finally announced the application’s arrival and you can download it now on the Android Market.  Hit the break for a video demo and excerpt from Seagates presser and don’t forget to let us know what you think about the device in the comments below.  
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Why I don’t Need Netflix

Is it just me or does it feel like Netlix believes they have the online streaming market so cornered that they can just change price plans, yet again, and no one would even think of leaving?  I got news for you Netflix, though I love the service, there are alternatives.  For now, since I pretty much just stream Netflix on my Wii there may be no need to have dvd’s sent to my home.  And especially with the five different locations of Redbox rental units surrounding my area, this option just seems like a better fit.  If you’re not familiar with Redbox, the company has dvd vending machines at most 24 hr establishments and grocery stores and you can rent a movie for only 99 cents a day plus tax.  There’s an Android app for the service as well and they’ve even moved up to adding Blue-Ray and video games to their machines.  In my opinion, this is perfect timing if you ask me, with the recent fold of Blockbuster and all.

However, in addition to being able to rent dvd’s from your nearest Redbox location, consider renting a movie from your local cable provider.  Where I live, Service Electric cable TV offers a great selection of video on demand (VOD) options and when new releases are available they pretty much show up on the service several hours later.  You also might want to keep in mind your local library.  One of the best kept secrets in most towns is their public library.  The public library where I live offers tons of dvd’s which you can sometimes rent out up to three at a time at no cost to you.  In addition, if you’re like me and you just mostly like watching dramas, there’s always Hulu+ for Android.  Hulu offers a huge and wide selection of TV shows like Law & Order, CSI and Dexter. All you need is an existing Hulu account and you’re off.  These are just some minor alternatives to Netflix so you don’t feel obligated to stay with the perpetually changing service, subsequently forking out for the new hike up in price.  Let’s remind Netflix that we don’t need the service as badly as they think and we’re willing to go wherever the deals are.  What do you think?  Feel free to rant and rave in the comments below.

Blu-ray digital download movies coming to Android from 20th Century Fox

With services like Netflix and Hulu making their way to Android devices, even if its only a small amount so far, it’s no wonder that other distributors are looking to make mobile apps for their services. 20th Century Fox may be the next in line to bring movies to the small screen, by releasing an app that allows you to download a digital copy to your device from Blu-Ray titles it offers.

Those who take advantage of the service should be warned that downloading an entire movie, never mind a Blu-Ray title will use up a significant amount of bandwidth, and thus, recommended it be done over Wi-Fi, not 3G or 4G connections (unless of course you pay for unlimited use, or a large amount of bandwidth). When Fox launches this app, let’s hope they are learning from Netflix and Hulu’s limits, and launch the app for compatibility to any Android device over Android 2.2 at the very least.

[via slashgear]

Netflix update will work on Honeycomb tablets

Earlier today when Netflix updated their Android app to 1.3, we wondered why tablets were not supported other than the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 which is not even out yet.

If you install the Netflix stock apk on your tablet, it will work just fine. We have confirmation of it working on the ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the Motorola XOOM. You can take the apk from your phone or you can download it from here, and install it like any other apk. There is no hacking involved.

Update: The Transformer seems to be an issue. We heard from some Transformer owners that it worked, but most are saying it isn’t. Sorry for the confusion.

[via droid-life]

Netflix updates Android app – Works on new phones now

This morning we reported that Netflix was now available on 24 phones. It was listed on the app page, but there wasn’t an update, so we assumed that it would not be necessary. Apparently they either forgot to update it, or somebody jumped ahead and put the information in too soon.

Either way, head over to the market and get the update, I promise this time it will work.

Apps Database for QR Code.

Android Market Link

Netflix is now supported on 24 Android phones

Netflix just added support for a bunch of Android phones including the unreleased, Droid Bionic. The Droid 3 also made the cut, and Netflix recently approved it for 1080p streaming thanks to the TI OMAP4 processor. If you have a Droid 3, lets us know if you are able to stream 1080p.

Unfortunately, tablet support is non existent accept for the Lenovo K1 IdeaPad, but we will have to wait until it is released.

This all comes after Netflix changed their pricing structure. You can actually save a few bucks per month if you choose the stream only service, and if you are a first time customer, you can get one month free.

If you have one of the below devices than hit our source link to download the app or head over to our apps database for the QR code. Happy Streaming!!

Supported devices after the break.


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