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Indian TV Pro review

Watch TV, movies, and sports from India anywhere in the world your Android device can go with the Indian TV Pro app. At least that's the promise. Many of the video streams require MX Player, but even then it was hit or miss to find actual programming.

Pros

Indian TV: You don't have to be an expat to enjoy Indian TV programming, but it's a slice of home for millions who are.

News and sports: We had the best luck accessing Indian TV news and sports, especially cricket. Some channels only become active before matches, apparently.

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Google Play Movies & TV review

Google Movies & TV is a top-notch application that combines all the best features of notable movie rental and streaming services. Fully integrated with other Google products, this app is engaging, responsive, and easy to use.

Pros

Superb functionality: All videos streamed immediately when clicked, and quality remained brilliant throughout the duration of our tests. Purchases can be made with Google Wallet as well as other payment services for on-demand movie and television access.

Appealing design: Google Movies & TV has an excellent layout that draws attention to the large thumbnails that advertise the latest movies and shows available. Organizational … Read more

Hulu Plus review

The Hulu Plus app lets Hulu Plus subscribers watch TV and movies on their Android devices. The app is free, but not the subscription to Hulu Plus. You can try Hulu Plus free for one week, but you'll need to supply credit card information. The app displays free Hulu content, too, but you'll still need to supply a credit card number to open it.

Pros

Hulu to go: Being able to access Hulu Plus on your phone means you can watch your favorite shows and movies wherever you are.

Facebook sign-in: You can log in to existing Hulu … Read more

IMDb Movies & TV review

IMDb Movies & TV lets you access the Internet Movie Database on your Android phone or tablet. IMDb is the ultimate reference for movies, TV, and the cast and crew involved with them. As such, it's one of the preeminent argument solvers online.

Pros

Comprehensive content: The app has more than just movie credits; it contains a wealth of other information, from movie trailers to reviews to theater listings. We found trailers not only for the latest Hollywood blockbusters but also for international movies.

Go Pro: IMDbPro members can log in to IMDb Movies & TV to access premium … Read more

Beamly TV review

Beamly TV, formerly known as Zeebox, is the leading social network for television lovers, allowing you to follow celebrities and shows, connect with other fans, and discuss your favorite programs. Beamly packs a major punch, especially at no cost to you.

Pros

Very fast, smooth design: This application is surprisingly quick. Installation takes seconds, swiping between tabs is seamless, and images send and load without hesitation. Beamly's layout is intuitive, featuring large tabs and icons that mesh with the color scheme perfectly.

Well-sized, active community: Beamly's predominant feature is the "TV Room," which is a message … Read more

Beamly TV - by zeebox review

Beamly TV - by zeebox is a fun way to keep up with all of your favorite TV shows and to find new ones to fall in love with. This app lets you customize your newsfeed with the types of programs you like to watch, and you can get local TV listings through the app, too, so you'll never miss an episode.

Pros

Highly customizable: When you open Beamly TV for the first time, you'll be prompted to select the shows you like and the stars you're most interested in following. News about the shows and stars … Read more

Forget Flappy Bird. We're all hooked on 2048

CNET Update is much loving Doge2048:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn why 2048 is the new Flappy Bird, and say goodbye to productivity when you discover the parody game Doge2048. But if you want a game with more substance, check out "Papers, please," which won top honors at the Independent Games Festival.

- Know your Gmail is always encrypted, now that Google requires HTTPS.

- Gawk at the price of Samsung's 110-inch 4K television.

- Head to CNET on Tuesday to follow the live unveiling of the new HTC One smartphone.

CNET Update delivers the … Read more

Samsung prices 2014 TVs at the high end, adds curved offerings

Today Samsung announced official pricing on its vast array of new 2014 TVs, including numerous curved and 4K/UHD sets first introduced at CES 2014 last January.

They ain't cheap.

Samsung's 4K models start at $2,499 for a 50-inch size. Compare that to Vizio, for example, which is charging $999 for its cheapest 4K 50-incher. On paper, the Vizio even has a picture quality advantage over the Samsung, offering full-array local dimming compared to Samsung's edge-lit variety.

Then there's the company's newfangled curved TVs. The entry price there is $1,999 for a 48-inch … Read more

Sony to debut original TV show 'Powers' for PlayStation

Sony has been talking television over the last year and now it's becoming more clear what the company had it mind. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony is working on an original TV show called "Powers" that will be available on its PlayStation game console.

"It's about having a broad range of broadcast content to replicate the live TV experience," president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House told the Journal.

The show will be produced by Sony Pictures TV -- of "Breaking Bad" fame -- and will be … Read more

Following Google and Roku, Amazon plans a TV dongle?

Amazon's video-streaming device is following the lead of Google, and more lately Roku, by going with a thumb-sized stick rather than a set-top box, according to a report from TechCrunch.

The Chromecast-like device is made by Lab126, the research and development arm of Amazon that produced the Kindle family of devices, TechCrunch reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources. It also cited a single source that it should have support to stream full PC games.

Amazon has been said to be on track to unveil a TV-streaming product, possibly with gaming, this month. Last week, images of an Amazon video-game controllerRead more