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Welcome to the 392nd version of Android Apps Weekly. Listed here are the headlines from the final week:
- Xbox Game Pass is likely coming to Android TV within the close to future. There are a number of clues from a number of sources. An APK teardown revealed a banner picture that every one Android TV apps have to have. Plus, should you sideload the app, it exhibits that banner picture. It’s clearly fairly early on within the course of, however Microsoft appears to be engaged on it.
- YouTube Premium Lite is live to select users in Europe. The concept is to provide a diminished worth for ad-free YouTube for a less expensive worth. Nonetheless, the Lite model doesn’t allow you to do issues like pay attention within the background nor does it embrace ad-free YouTube Music. We don’t understand how widespread such a service is perhaps, however I suppose we’ll see extra if this system expands.
- Spotify is also experimenting with a cheaper premium tier. Spotify’s provide, which prices $0.99 per thirty days, grants you limitless skips on station playlists and likewise enables you to take heed to music on demand. It really works mainly identical to the premium model apart from the $0.99 model nonetheless consists of advertisements. You’ll be able to learn extra about it on the hyperlink.
- Fandango acquired Vudu in 2020. This 12 months, it seems like the businesses are lastly beginning to merge. Fandango is merging its streaming content material into Vudu, bolstering the latter’s variety of selections. Moreover, Vudu is now the official film and TV app for Roku. It’s a fairly large transfer for each firms.
- Google banned sugar dating apps in the Google Play Store. Sugar, on this occasion, means sugar daddy or sugar momma relationships. Google defined to us that they didn’t wish to promote apps that encourage folks to commerce cash or presents for sexual acts. This shouldn’t have an effect on the relationship apps scene as an entire, however some apps like Spoil or Looking for Association may discover themselves with no retailer quickly. Hit the hyperlink to study extra.
Hamster Cookie Manufacturing unit
Value: Free to play
Hamster Cookie Manufacturing unit is a cooking simulator. It additionally options some very cute little hamster pals. The purpose of the sport is to revive a cookie manufacturing facility, bake higher and higher cookies, and create stuff to earn cash whilst you’re not enjoying. Sure, there’s an idle recreation aspect right here as nicely. The sport has some cute graphics and easy mechanics. A lot of the stuff is level and click on so that you don’t have to study something difficult. Nonetheless, it appears to stutter and lag a bit on lower-end gadgets. It’s one thing to consider once you begin to play.
IMDb TV is the official Android app for IMDb TV. The app enables you to stream hundreds of films and TV exhibits straight from the app. Maybe the largest promoting level for IMDb TV is that it’s free to make use of. You don’t want a subscription service to begin watching something. You do have to look at some advertisements, however that’s to be anticipated without spending a dime content material. There may be additionally an Android TV model (Google Play) or you’ll be able to activate this as a channel in Amazon Prime Video.
Battle of Survivors
Value: Free to play
Battle of Survivors is an internet multiplayer technique recreation. It additionally has components of kingdom constructing. You begin the sport by constructing a base, researching upgrades, and constructing troops. You employ these troops to raid different gamers. There may be additionally a survival aspect to this one as nicely. The sport does job to carry a whole lot of content material and actions to the participant’s arms. That stated, it’s positively a grindfest and you should buy your manner via the sport, which some gamers don’t like. Moreover, the sport does have some lag points on some gadgets so we hope the builders optimize it a bit in future updates so it’s extra playable on extra telephones.
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SwirlWalls is an interactive wallpaper app. Each wallpaper makes use of the identical swirl fashion you see within the screenshots above. Nonetheless, you’ll be able to customise the swirl to your liking earlier than setting it as a wallpaper. Moreover, the wallpapers are interactive and animate primarily based in your system’s refresh charge. Thus, you will get some tremendous easy animations on higher-end gadgets with excessive refresh charge shows. Another options embrace darkish mode help, the flexibility to unlock the entire options with out paying for something, and the flexibility to configure gestures that make your wallpaper transfer. It’s positively one thing cool and completely different within the wallpaper house.
My Time at Portia
My Time at Portia is a cellular port of the favored PC and console recreation. The sport is a simulator with some RPG components. The participant inherits a workshop and works to construct varied issues for the city of Portia. You are able to do fairly a little bit of stuff right here, together with gather sources, craft issues, socialize with the sport’s NPCs, rent staff to assist with stuff, and even do fight with dangerous guys as you discover ruins to uncover secrets and techniques. It compares very favorably to video games like Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon so followers of these varieties of video games ought to take pleasure in this one simply as a lot. The sport doesn’t have controller help, however verbiage within the Play Retailer itemizing signifies that it’s a piece in progress. It’s a extremely good recreation, particularly should you like simulators.
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