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Major Update to our Android TV/Fire TV App - rolling out now


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:25 AM

The update for the Android TV and Fire TV apps rolling out now is a biggie. Lots of improvements in design, consistency and features so let's get right to it...

 

New Home Screen

 

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The home screen is now much more consistent with the rest of the app and makes it much easier to get to features like search, settings, and switching between users as these are now at the top instead of all the way on the last row.

 

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Also, there is a new option in Display Settings called "Enhanced Home Screen". This is actually the old "Show Info Panel" option re-named because it now transforms the home screen into the same interface you've had in the library views - where you can easily see all the details for the selected item without having to navigate into its detail page.

 

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Global Favorites

 

Long requested and finally available with this home screen design - a global favorites view for all your favorite items across all your libraries.

 

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New Audio Player Design

 

The audio player interface has been totally re-vamped to be just like the new improvements on the other platforms. Bigger, simpler, more elegant.

 

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More Filtering in Grid Views

 

The Movie and TV Show grid views now offer much more filtering capability. The quick toggles for favorite and unwatched are still there but you can also bring up a filter dialog with more of the options you are accustomed to in the web app (and more to come in later releases).

 

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Notice - you can also select multiple values from each of the filter categories.

 

 

Edit/Download Subtitles

 

Just sat down to watch something and realize it doesn't have the subs you need? Now edit, search for and download subtitles right from your couch (requires proper setup of Subtitle Downloaders).

 

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Other Fixes and Improvements

 

In addition to all those great enhancements, the following items were added or addressed:

  • Add "included In" row on detail screen showing collections, playlists, etc.
  • Improve song display
  • Search for Artists instead of Album Artists in search
  • Update Exoplayer
  • Improve image loading
  • Fix collections limited to certain number of items
  • Implement "play from here" on video grid
  • Implement "add to playlist" for most items
  • Allow letter jump list to scroll
  • Option to show labels or not on all grid views
  • Fix some views not reacting to deleted items
  • Fix a number of possible "black screen on start" issues
  • Implement standard genre grid for music
  • Improve "On Now" row to show more relevant channels
  • Implement ability to edit padding on individual scheduled recordings
  • Fix unable to play item when audio cannot be mixed down locally
  • Implement seeking in audio player
  • Fix chapter OSD display issue
  • Add support for direct play of m4a
  • Add 4K indicator to guide
  • Implement "My Media Small" display
  • Add separate resolution switching option (in addition to frame rate)
  • Fix display of very long album/song names in list view


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