Hulu today announced several features that are coming to the web and its mobile apps for iOS and Android to optimize the mobile viewing experience.
Hulu’s Live TV guide, which debuted last week on the Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, and Nintendo Switch, will be added to mobile devices, allowing users to get to live TV with fewer clicks, see what’s on, and see what’s coming up.
On iOS and Android devices, a portrait player will let users see what’s on and switch between channels without having to browse in landscape mode. Rotating the phone horizontally will then launch into full screen mode. When watching on-demand content, Hulu will [...]
Google today outlined several new features coming to Google Maps at its Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California this morning. First and foremost, this summer, Google Maps will be updated with a new personalized „For You“ section that offers up recommendations based on your interests.
The Maps app is gaining a dedicated „For You“ tab that is designed to „tell you what you need to know about the neighborhoods you care about.“ It will feature new restaurants opening nearby, trending spots, and more, based on places you’ve rated and places you’ve visited.
For You will be accompanied by a new [...]
Apple’s HomePod speaker is best enjoyed when linked to an Apple Music subscription, since this allows you to make the most of Siri’s enhanced music smarts and its DJ-like role as a personal music curator, or „mixologist“, as Apple calls it.
As Apple Music subscribers will know, the streaming service learns your music preferences based on what you say and play, which helps it populate the app’s „For You“ section with new songs that you might like, and enables Siri to generate new playlists on the fly at your request.
If you’re concerned that other people in your household will skew your Apple Music recommendations by [...]
Facebook’s Messenger service was today updated with a new Apple Music chat extension, allowing Messenger users to link to Apple Music content to share songs and directly within the Messenger app.
The extension can be accessed by tapping on the „+“ icon next to the text bar to add Apple Music to a conversation. There’s also an option to interact directly with the Apple Music chat bot to ask for music recommendations.
Apple Music subscribers can listen to full tracks from Apple Music, while non-subscribers are able to share and listen to 30 second clips from any music track. There’s an option directly within Messenger to sign up for [...]