In this AW Center App Update article, we review the latest changes of Bing, iHeartRadio – Internet Radio, and Showtime Anytime which are some of the best Android applications in their respective categories.
1. Bing: New Interface and Some New Features
Microsoft and Google are not considered friends in the tech world, but it doesn't necessarily mean they shouldn't make their Search engine applications more efficient on the rival's platform. Google recently updated its Windows Phone application with voice search support and now, Microsoft made some huge changes to the Bing application and redesigned the Bing UI as well as adding some new features. "Wow, it is really nicer and cooler", this is our first impression after opening the updated version of Bing.
Other than the more beautiful and functional UI, you can now set Bing daily images as your Android wallpaper.
2. iHeartRadio: is Now More Productive
Honestly, we prefer Tunein Radio over iHeartRadio as our default Android internet Radio app, but iHeartRadio has its own fan base and the latest update to the app has made it more productive and easier to use. The very first thing you will notice is the option to control (pause, play, or advance) the playing music right from the lock screen.
The ot her new feature is the option to set up alerts for different occasions, from a local or radio concerts to new music.
Here is the complete change log:
- Talk Show Profiles - Get show info and play any episodes on demand
- Notifications - Set alerts for news, music, and events important to you
- Lock Screen & Notification Controls - Controls you want, when you want them
- Fixed bugs causing crashes
3. Showtime Anytime: New ISPs Are Supported Now
The fact about Showtime application is that if you have the Showtime subscription and your internet connection is supported, then you'll love the application. Otherwise you will rate it as one of the worst Android Entertainment applications. In the latest Showtime Anytime update, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks joined AT&T U-verse, Comcast XFINITY, DIRECTV, Optimum and Verizon FiOS as the current participating TV providers. The other change is about lettings users remain signed in, and they don't have to sign in every 24 hours.
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