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Google Play Movies & TV for iOS Gets AirPlay Streaming

Google on Friday updated the iOS version of its Play Movies & TV app with support for AirPlay streaming via the Apple TV. This means you can now watch all those movies and TV shows in your Google Play account on your HDTV using the Apple TV. Previously, the app only let you beam content to the big screen with Google’s Chromecast device. Note that the Apple TV playback feature is only available on third- and fourth-generation Apple TV devices running Apple TV Software 7.0 or higher. – Angela Moscaritolo, PC Mag

XBMC’s Kodi media player officially hits the Play Store

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The app formerly known as XBMC is now available on the Google Play store for all takers. It actually arrived to the store last month in beta form, but prior to that could only be sideloaded on Android. Version 15 (codenamed Isengard) now supports Android 5-specific features like 4K and variable refresh rates on certain Android TV devices, like NVIDIA’s Shield. – Steve Dent, Engadget

Prince removes his music catalog from streaming services

Unless you’re a Google Music or TIDAL customer, you may have noticed that Prince’s catalog is absent from your go-to service. Music from the artist is gone from the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Deezer, leaving Jay Z’s streaming venture and Google Music All Access as the only two places you can still listen on demand. According to Prince’s artist page on Spotify, the musician’s “publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog.” – Billy Steele, Engadget

‘Star Wars’ Is Coming To Streaming — Which Platform Is Right For You?

That’s right. As of 12:01 AM this Friday, April 10, you can stream Star Wars anytime you want. The original and prequel trilogies will be available for purchase on digital platforms like Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu. You can buy all six films individually, but some retailers are offering bundled deals. – Meghan O’Keefe, Decider

TV Breaks Rules To Take Ads From Streaming-Video Rivals

The streaming-video companies have opened their wallets as some levels of spending on TV advertising have come under pressure in recent years. Google, for example, has increased TV ad spending behind Google Play by a whopping 986.4% in 2014, according to Kantar Media, to about $94.4 million. TV ad spending on the company’s YouTube rose 14.4% to over $10 million. Netflix raised its ad spending on TV by nearly 6% in 2014, to about $67.6 million, Kantar said. And Hulu increased its TV ad spend by 9.3% to about $44.5 million, according to Kantar. The company was unable to break out TV ad spending for Amazon.com’s original series, but found Amazon’s total ad spend on traditional media in 2014 increased 37.5% to about $453.8 million. – Brian Steinberg, Variety

Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Serena’ Streaming on Google Play and iTunes

[Serena] costs $10.99 for HD and $9.99 for SD on Google Play, while iTunes is charging $9.99. This is steep compared to the typical $6 charge for a digital rental, but it’s also rare for a movie to be available on streaming services before hitting theaters, much less almost a month in advance. – Maane Khatchatourian, Variety
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Here’s Where to Stream the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

The Oscar nominations are here, and many of the Best Documentary Feature contenders are available to stream and purchase digitally from the comfort of your binge-viewing-friendly home. – Sean Fitz-Gerald, Vulture

  • Virunga (Netflix)
  • Finding Vivian Maier (iTunes, Google Play, Sony Entertainment Network)
  • Last Days in Vietnam (iTunes)
  • The Salt of the Earth (Google Play)
  • Citizenfour (iTunes, pre-order)

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How to watch ‘The Interview’ on your iPhone, iPad, Roku or Apple TV

[T]he easiest way to watch The Interview is on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. All you need to do is download the Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS, and rent or buy the movie from within.

On an Apple TV, the process is a bit more complex. You’ll need to purchase or rent The Interview on a computer using Google’s YouTube Movies site, and then find it on the MyYouTube tab in the YouTube app on your Apple TV. […] you can always simplify the process by getting the movie on your mobile device in the Google Play Movies & TV app and then streaming it to your Apple TV using AirPlay.

On a Roku, you’ll need to follow the initial Apple TV instructions to buy The Interview online and then find it in the YouTube app on your Roku. – Zach Epstein,BGR

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Hulu offering free streaming to mobile devices exclusively for Android users

If you want to stream Hulu onto your device, a Hulu Plus account is usually required to get all of the television shows you’d like. With that said, in a post today from the official Android Google+ page, the company announced that Google and Hulu are teaming up to offer free Hulu streaming of your favorite television shows, exclusively to Android users. “#Android U.S. exclusive: watch the current season of your favorite TV shows for free on the Hulu app on Google Play’. We’re unsure of how long this promotion will last, but since it’s happening so closely to the holidays, we’re hoping it continues through the end of December. – Jimmy Westenberg,Android Authority
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