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2020 Samsung Smart TVs get Samsung Health to help you stay fit at home

2020 Samsung Smart TVs get Samsung Health to help you stay fit at home

Four years ago, the world suddenly saw a boost in outdoor activity, especially walking, thanks to Pokemon GO. This year, the COVID-19 coronavirus abruptly put a stop to that and many active people suddenly found themselves forced to live a more sedentary lifestyle. Of course, the really active people would have found ways to stay on top of things despite staying at home. Those still looking for inspiration, motivation, or new ways to stay fit, Samsung's Health platform on its latest Smart TVs could offer some guidance.

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Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

The next version of Netflix was revealed today with a feature that's been requested by fans for ages. The Netflix app for Android appeared with code that indicated the download feature would allow shows and movies to be played without a full download. The original launch of movie and show content downloads with Netflix took place all the way back in the year 2016, requiring a full download since the beginning.

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Samsung 2020 TV and soundbar range detailed for eyes, ears & wallet

Samsung 2020 TV and soundbar range detailed for eyes, ears & wallet

Samsung's headline TV for 2020 may be its weatherproof The Terrace intended to take 4K out into your garden, but that's not the company's only new model for the year. The Samsung Lifestyle 2020 series of more design-focused sets is getting an expansion with new Frame and Serif models, while there are also a whole pallet-load of new soundbars for those wanting an audio upgrade.

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Samsung The Terrace outdoor TV takes 4K into the garden

Samsung The Terrace outdoor TV takes 4K into the garden

Samsung is extending its range of lifestyle TVs outside, with a new outdoor TV dubbed The Terrace for when you want to watch Netflix among the trees. It's the company's first dedicated outdoor TV, and as you'd expect it promises the same QLED 4K Ultra HD resolution and screen technology as its flagship indoor models.

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Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV's latest update brings background Chromecast audio streaming to the platform. For most users, the idea that one might like to "cast" audio to one's TV wasn't much of an issue. If you were using the Spotify app for Android TV, you could've potentially sent your favorite songs to your television and listen to that song while other apps are open in the foreground - but now you can do it with all SORTS of music apps.

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Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

This week the folks at Hulu announced they'd be releasing an update for platforms from Roku to tvOS (Apple TV, that is). This update will be rolled out to all systems eventually over the next few months, but it'll start with some of the most-used systems. Navigating collections is the most important change, as it follows with rumors of Google's next-generation update to Android TV, with more focus on content, rather than the overarching services that serve said content.

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Community show reunion episode live today at 2PM

Community show reunion episode live today at 2PM

The release of the Community TV show virtual table read will be released at 2PM PDT today. Below we've got the details on this episode of sorts, including details on how the premiere will go down. The full live event for this #stayhome #withme will be broadcast on an embedded YouTube, which can also be seen, here, below, in this article.

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New Star Trek shows Spock, Pike in decade before Kirk

New Star Trek shows Spock, Pike in decade before Kirk

Spinning off bits of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS revealed they'd launch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a show about the U.S.S. Enterprise before Captain Kirk. This is the latest in a long, strange journey the Star Trek universe has taken from the very first appearance of the universe, with the Pilot episode of the original Star Trek. It was there that we first met the crew that we'll once again see operate with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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Community cast reunion revealed: A 1-off table reading with Harmon, Glover, Pudi, McHale

Community cast reunion revealed: A 1-off table reading with Harmon, Glover, Pudi, McHale

Today it's been revealed that a COVID-19 relief effort is in the works with the Community TV show cast. One table reading of an episode of Community will take place with nearly the entirety of the Community cast, including the original group - nearly everyone from the episode script that they'll be reading. This includes Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, and Donald Glover.

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Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Today plans for a next-generation Android TV device (or Google TV device, depending on future branding) was revealed in a leak. The leak suggested that the dongle would address the missing piece of Google's smart TV lineup - the tiny, easy-to-use smart TV dongle that sells in massive amounts with Amazon and Roku, the "stick". Google already has a sort of dongle device in the Google Chromecast - but it's just not the same as the Fire TV stick - and not nearly as simple to understand right out the gate.

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Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Today we're taking a peek at the top 5 Zoom Background searches of the Spring of 2020, starting in April and moving on into May. That includes Easter, birthdays, and some results that weren't exactly safe for work - so we're going to focus on what's more likely to stick around for the long haul. This list includes mostly backgrounds from mockumentary-style television shows - who could have guessed?

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Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in Tiger King series

Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in Tiger King series

Nick Cage was tipped to be cast as Joe Exotic in a new television show spawned by the success of the Netflix documentary series Tiger King. Nicolas Cage, the most interesting actor in movies - certainly one of the most prolific, if nothing else, was reportedly signed to work with Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios own eight-episode series about the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, aka Joe Schreibvogel.

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