Amazon Freevee comes to Android in the UK

Amazon’s Freevee streaming service (FKA IMDb TV) has expanded its UK distribution with the launch of an app for Android devices. The app is available today on Google TV on Android TV OS devices in the UK, with further availability on Android mobile devices in the coming weeks. The Amazon Freevee app will launch across […]

iOS in-app ad market to nosedive

The in-app Apple iOS advertising market is set to lose a fifth of its value in 2021. According to a new report from Omdia, a number of privacy rule changes designed to protect users will depress the market.  Omdia principal analyst Guillermo Escofet said: “Apple’s imminent user-privacy rule changes, limiting advertisers’ access to the unique […]

Amazon Prime Video enables auto-download feature

Amazon Prime Video has enabled an auto download feature on Android devices across the UK, Germany, Japan and the US. The move means that Amazon Prime customers using the Prime Video app for Android will notice a change to how the app downloads content. By default, once a customer has downloaded and watched an episode of […]

Android TV market to be worth US$231 billion by 2026

The Android TV market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20% between 2019-26, with the market predicted to be worth US$231 billion by 2026.  The figures come from a new study by Acumen Research and Consulting. The study found that North America was, and will continue to be, the largest market for Android […]

Disney+ tops 15 million downloads

Disney+ has been downloaded more than 15 million times and generated US$5 million via in-app purchases since its launch less than two weeks ago, according to new research. The data, provided by US research outfit Apptopia, helped power shares in the Mouse House to an all-time high of US$151.64 on Tuesday, although Disney+ growth has […]

Netflix’s latest test is variable playback speeds

Netflix is testing variable playback speeds on Android. As first spotted by Android Police, the feature is currently only available on the Android Netflix app and allows users to play videos from 0.5x speed to 1.5x. The feature is commonplace in podcast apps, and though it is offered by YouTube it is not regularly used […]

FloSports launches rebrand, Android app

Sports streamer FloSports has launched a complete rebrand and has announced expanded distribution to Android.  Since launching in 2006, the company has acquired the rights to various sports competitions in the US and Canada and has just shy of 1 million subscribers with plans to rapidly increase that figure in the coming years. It says […]

Pluto TV launches on Android

Viacom’s Pluto TV has announced a major expansion to Android devices. The free-to-view streamer is now available through the Google Play Store in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. The news follows a similar announcement from earlier this month that saw the AVOD added to Apple’s iOS. Users will have slightly different content offers based […]

Freeview launches Android app

Freeview has launched its Freeview Play app on Android. The Android launch follows app’s release on iOS earlier this year. Freeview Play, available from the Google Play Store, gives UK users access to stream shows from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, along with on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

Bitmovin survey unveils streaming trends

Latency is the biggest problem experienced by online video today, multiple codecs and streaming formats will continue to fight for market share and Apple retains a narrow lead as the most widely supported online video platform in a multi-device world. These are some of the findings of the Bitmovin Video Developer Report from video compression […]

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