Video Now Playing On Spotify's Android App
Spotify has launched video content in its Android app. Users can now browse through video and audio clips from a wide variety of content providers, such as ABC News, Comedy Central, and ESPN. The video feature includes easy-to-navigate categories such as entertainment, sports, news, comedy, science, society, technology, and others. Each contains curated video snippets, such as skits from The Daily Show and Inside Amy Schumer. Video content is available to all users. The company plans to add video to the iOS version of Spotify in a week or two.
Verizon Adds Casting Support to iOS go90 App
Verizon Wireless updated its go90 mobile video app this week, making it possible to push content from the iPhone to TVs via Apple TV and Chromecast. Verizon says the app has a new design with simplified navigation, and now more visibly curates video content based on category, such as action, comedy, drama, or reality.
Autoplay Comes to YouTube On Android Phones
YouTube has rolled out a new autoplay behavior on Android devices that automatically starts playing video with the sound off when you open the app. YouTube has been testing the function since last year and it is now being pushed to most Android users.
Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance.
Spotify's Android App Gains 'Running' Playlist
Spotify today updated its Android app with the Running playlist feature available to the iOS app since May. Spotify Running places an emphasis on discovering the songs that match tempo to the runner's pace.
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