Google today announced that Google TV devices would be enjoying a new Google Play Store sometime later this year. The upgrade will bring the UI and other features in-line with Android phones and tablets. They’ll be adding movies, TV shows, and music available to rent and purchase. You’ll also be able to take advantage of a new subscription model. Google isn’t keen on sharing many details on what that model will be just yet but we’re eager to know. I think I speak for everyone when I say this is a very sizable step in the right direction.
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more_vertSamsung announces Bixby
Samsung must have figured “hell, we accidentally confirmed Bixby on multiple occasions by now, we might as well just announced the darned thing.” And so they did today.
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