SHIELD TV Gets Updated to Pie, Features Updated Settings UI and Hulu + Live TV App

SHIELD TV Gets Updated to Pie, Features Updated Settings UI and Hulu + Live TV App


SHIELD TV is receiving Software Experience Upgrade 8.0 this morning, based on Android Pie.

As for what’s new, it’s a solid list. Those who update will see an updated Settings menu, enjoy the latest security patches, have access to a Match Content Color Space feature for HDR televisions (automatically switch your display mode to deliver more accurate colors), and will also be first to receive the updated Hulu + Live TV app.

According to NVIDIA, many apps on SHIELD have been upgraded already, including Netflix that now supports Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound for audio up to 640 kbps.

If you own a SHIELD TV, you should see the update notification pop up automatically on your device.

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Android TV Getting Hulu With Live TV Support

Android TV Getting Hulu With Live TV Support


This week, Hulu announced that Android TV will soon be a supported platform for its Hulu + Live TV service.

Detailed by Hulu, “Starting in early August, Hulu + Live TV and our updated UI will be available across a variety of Android TV devices, including Sony’s Android TVs, NVIDIA SHIELD, Xiaomi Mi Box, and Hisense Android TVs.”

Hulu says that in order to get some Live TV action fired up on your Android TV, keep checking this Google Play listing for when it’s compatible with your Android TV device.

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Hulu also distributed this poster for the new season.

We used to be friends: Veronica Mars is back in the first full season 4 trailer

Enlarge / Hulu also distributed this poster for the new season. (credit: Hulu)

As the premiere for a new season of fan-darling-TV-series-brought-back-from-the-dead Veronica Mars draws closer, Hulu has released the first full trailer for the show.

Previous clips were just teasers, but this one really fleshes out what viewers can expect. In general, it looks like it will retain the original series’ wit and darkness, just without the heavy 2000s-ness of it all. Since Veronica is a grown-up, working private investigator now, it looks a bit edgier in some ways, with guns and the like playing a more prominent role than they did in the original series. (Previously, Veronica usually relied on her dog Backup or her taser to do her dirtiest work.)

The Veronica Mars season 4 trailer from Hulu

In this reboot, the small seaside town of Neptune, California has seen a rash of bombings of late,

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Disney takes full control of Hulu as Comcast steps aside

Disney takes full control of Hulu as Comcast steps aside

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Today, Disney takes the reins at Hulu. Disney and Comcast announced a deal that states Disney will assume full operational control of Hulu, effective immediately. In turn, Disney and Comcast have entered a “put/call” agreement—that means that, as early as January 2024, Comcast can require Disney to buy NBCUniversal’s 33-percent interest in Hulu. On the flip side, Disney can require NBCUniversal to sell its interest in Hulu by January 2024 for fair market value.

Fair market value will be assessed at the time of sale, but Disney has guaranteed Comcast a minimum sale price of $27.5 billion for the remaining stake in Hulu.

As part of the agreement, Comcast has agreed to extend Hulu’s licensing of NBCUniversal content until late 2024. That means, despite Disney’s immediate takeover, Hulu will retain NBCUniversal content for the next few years. This goes for on-demand content as

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First teaser for Veronica Mars revival is everything we loved about the series

First teaser for Veronica Mars revival is everything we loved about the series

National Treasure Kristen Bell is back as everyone’s favorite PI in Hulu’s miniseries of Veronica Mars.

Marshmallows, rejoice, for Hulu has dropped the first teaser for its miniseries revival of Veronica Mars. Based on the footage, it looks like a return to peak form for our favorite sassy, taser-wielding, crime-fighting heroine.

(Spoilers for first three seasons and the 2014 film below.)

The cult-classic crime drama premiered on UPN in 2004 and continued for three seasons. The last season ran on UPN’s successor network, The CW, and despite some improvement in the ratings, the series was officially canceled in June 2007. As my Ars colleague Sam Axon wrote last fall, “Between its ties to struggling new broadcast networks and the fact that it was way too smart and had way too much social commentary for its own good—especially for a series that was framed as a teen show

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