After deciding to bring on Xbox One third-party digital assistants, Microsoft added support for Amazon Alexa (available in Italy since July). Now it's the turn of Google Assistant, as anticipated at the end of September. The news is available in all the countries where the Google assistant is present.
Netflix is about to break support for most old Samsung smart TVs and Vizio. The company communicated it by means of an on-screen message to TV owners. In this case, it will no longer support the Samsung smart TVs of 2010 and 2011, as well as those Vizio who are over four years old. Support will be permanently discontinued on December 2nd.
Disney + it will be available from November 12 in the United States and, now, it finally has an Italian release date. The streaming platform will be accessible through a series of devices, but until now it was not clear if Amazon Fire TV could also count on the service app. To the delight of Amazon Stick owners, the answer is yes. Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, revealed that he had reached an agreement with Jeff Bezos's company during an interview conducted by CNBC.
The latest version of the requirements GMS (Google Mobile Services) contain numerous innovations that Android device manufacturers must comply with to obtain certification. In addition to the obligation to adopt new navigation gestures, OEMs will be obliged to use the standard USB-PD for charging the battery via USB Type-C port. Google has also imposed the presence of digital Wellbeing and Family Link features or similar solutions.
Sony has temporarily decided to to interrupt the support of PS4 to Facebook. At first, users started complaining about what appeared to be a mistake in the console's social options. In fact, among the many features of PS4 there was the possibility of share videos is images of any game through the Share button present on the DualShock 4. In this way users choose what to share on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, but recently on Reddit an alarm has been launched that concerns precisely the social of Mark Zuckerberg.
Interesting news on Google Stadia: it seems that the research giant, during the recent International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, has confirmed that Android TV will support the gaming platform arriving in November.
According to the leak of an anonymous user, who would have immortalized the entire Android roadmap until 2021, the BigG gaming system will be supported starting with the 11 R version of the operating system, which is expected to be launched in 2020. Support for Google Stadia is not the only detail that emerged thanks to the leak, of course: among the most attractive innovations there is a general improvement of the system, a refresh of the Play Store and a greater attention to digital assistants. What's more, a clue would also seem to reveal the possible arrival of a Pixel TV in the future. Not all that glitters is gold, however. Negative aspects are also brought to light, such as the arrival of advertising during streaming and in the home. It is impossible to tell at the moment how much the ads will affect the user experience, but it is normal for them to turn up their noses regardless.
Chris Beard, former CEO of Mozilla, had announced the arrival of a paid version of Firefox. A first step towards the new business model will probably be the premium support for companies that will offer several benefits in exchange for a cost of 10 dollars for each installation. Other sources of income are possible, such as a news service and a VPN.