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Latest Fubo Android TV / Google TV App Update Addresses New UI Issues


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Fubo is now rolling out a new app update to Android TV and Google TV devices that’s designed to address a number of issues with the new UI.

For those unaware, Fubo is currently in the process of updating its various platform apps. While app updates are nothing new, this one looks to make some fairly major changes to the Fubo experience, including a new look and feel.

The app has already started rolling out to Android TV devices, and the company has now released another update with the intention of addressing “a lot of feedback we’ve heard from some of you about the new UI.”

The newest version of the app for Android TV and Google TV is version 5.3.0, and includes the following enhancements:

  • Support for changing the channel with the up/down button on remote control
  • Support for the CC button on remote
  • Scrolling to the currently playing channel when the channel selector in the player is opened (down click while watching)
  • Current time indicator line in the Guide
  • Improvements to reduce buffering on certain channels
  • Lots of other bug fixes

Details on the latest version were provided on Reddit by Fubo’s Chief Product Officer, Mike Berkley, who also confirmed that “additional updates and bug fixes will be forthcoming for Android / Google TV soon, as well as for Fire TV.”

As is typical of app updates, this latest version of the Fubo app will automatically roll out to eligible devices. However, it might take longer to reach some individual devices.

For those that would like to apply the update as soon as possible, you can manually check for any available updates by navigating to the Manage apps & games section of the Google Play app on the Android TV or Google TV device.

If you haven’t updated the app in awhile, the update should also add the new UI, in addition to the latest enhancements announced today.

John Finn


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