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Posted 2/22/14 , edited 2/22/14
Any news for HD streaming on the android CR app?
— Just wondering(:
I know Ouya has support for it
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Posted 5/6/14
Bump seeking news on HD for Android.

This would improve my quality of life threefold.
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Posted 5/7/14
What's happening with android development? I don't understand why it's not maintained when far more obscure platforms get decent crunchyroll apps with decent resolution and quality. Flashplayer still sort of works via a hack but it's buggy and of late Adobe have been trying to stop people sharing the 4.4 compatible flashplayer by getting it deleted from filehosting sites.
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Posted 5/7/14

lizardmech wrote:

I don't understand why it's not maintained when far more obscure platforms get decent crunchyroll apps with decent resolution and quality.

CR currently has a job listing for an Android developer, so it may be that they simply have no one at present to work on the app. That definitely happened once before. After that, a new developer came on board, pushed out the OUYA app and the current version of the Android app, and nothing since.

I expect that SF is a difficult environment for a company to keep an Android developer (especially a good one) onboard.

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Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
- 3-5 years of experience in software development with a strong background in Java
- Proven record of success with applications, games and/or utilities for Android
- Familiarity with Android SDK
- 1-3 years experience at a media or tech startup preferred
- Strong web experience with LAMP (PHP/Python) to handle server-side API components
- Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
- Team-oriented individual, positive attitude, energetic, result & delivery oriented, keen interest on quality and attention to detail
- Can eat rocks and poop lightning

I think it'll be a while before they find a qualified job candidate...
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Makes absolutely no sense that they would do an Ouya app instead of Android. I don't know a single person who owns a Ouya.
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JDTAY wrote:

Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
- 3-5 years of experience in software development with a strong background in Java
- Proven record of success with applications, games and/or utilities for Android
- Familiarity with Android SDK
- 1-3 years experience at a media or tech startup preferred
- Strong web experience with LAMP (PHP/Python) to handle server-side API components
- Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
- Team-oriented individual, positive attitude, energetic, result & delivery oriented, keen interest on quality and attention to detail
- Can eat rocks and poop lightning

I think it'll be a while before they find a qualified job candidate...


The rocks/lightning qualification may be difficult to fulfill, but the rest seem like pretty standard requirements. Job postings aren't really strict requirements either, but more like a guidepost for the kind of skillset they're looking for in a candidate.
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Posted 5/23/14

veeeeee wrote:

Makes absolutely no sense that they would do an Ouya app instead of Android. I don't know a single person who owns a Ouya.


Exactly my thoughts.

Though, I bet somebody here has some kind of "commentary" as to why; of course minus that they don't have somebody at the Android's development crew to do it; then again, they have someone at the Ouya department. My best guess, along with the Chromecast, minus not having someone at the crew, is probably something about looking more feathered to their investors by being on multiple platforms rather than on concentrate their effort on just bettering the most popular ones. That's just me though.
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Posted 5/23/14

veeeeee wrote:

Makes absolutely no sense that they would do an Ouya app instead of Android. I don't know a single person who owns a Ouya.


zendude wrote:

Exactly my thoughts.

Though, I bet somebody here has some kind of "commentary" as to why; of course minus that they don't have somebody at the Android's development crew to do it; then again, they have someone at the Ouya department.

Indeed I do have some "commentary".

The OUYA is a single hardware platform, and would have made a nice "test" for a new Android application vs. the myraid of different hardware configurations and versions of Android the general Android app would have to work with.

Also, the very small userbase could be seen as a plus in this instance, as even if the app turned out to have bugs galore in the field, they weren't going to offend that many users.

Since the next app that was reportedly supposed to be handled by their then new Android developer didn't (Google TV, which would have been more variations, but still far fewer than the general Android app, and a limited audience), I'm guessing that person moved on to greener pastures before it was completed.

That same person was responsible for the latest version of the Android app, they just didn't get to the point of releasing a still newer version with HD support.
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New version of the Android app with Chromecast support is out. Apparently they must have someone who can do Android, maybe HD will be in the next update. Given the release history of app updates though, I'd put the next one in... October.
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Posted 6/3/14 , edited 2 days ago
add Chromecast is a good idea, but with this feature, the android app seems worse than ever.
Streaming 480p on TV looks really like shit, and the audio part is really horrible too.
The connection with chromecast randomly drop (timeout/crash).
And the message "We're currently preparing this show for your device" is really annoying for some episodes already available since more than two weeks for the web version.
I really don't know why I'm still paying for this.
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kef1 wrote:

add Chromecast is a good idea, but with this feature, the android app seems worse than ever.
Streaming 480p on TV looks really like shit, and the audio part is really horrible too.

Frankly, I'm curious what the maximum resolution of the Chromecast stream is. It shouldn't inherit the maximum resolution of the device (which would be only 360p for Android), as it isn't streaming from the device, but rather from the internet to the Chromecast itself. By all rights, the stream one sees on the Chromecast itself should be the same whether you are using the CR Android app, CR iOS app, or the Google Cast extension in the Chrome web browser on a PC.

Like all of CR's recent apps, no doubt the Chromecast app automatically determines what bitrate and resolution is best for the users connection. Someone in a WiFi congested area is going to see a poorer result than I will sitting in the middle of a WiFi desert (i.e., no other WiFi detection shows up in my area on any device).

Personally, the results look good on my old 720p (1366 x 768) HDTV, and I have no issues with the sound.

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Posted 7/20/14 , edited 7/20/14
Have you guys heard anything about the next update for Android phones and tablets? (Anything other than what I read in the previous posts.)
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I'd like to have an update as well.

Tried to pull up the site like I usually do and now I get the dreaded "You have an old version of flash player or Javascript turned off" no matter which browser & flash apk combo I use.
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So, I know pay for a ´premium´ service which means some titles aren´t avaliable because of where I live, and at the same time I can not even play on my tablet in anything more than 480p because they´re too lazy for that! (Even tough that was the main thing they advertised a premium account with)!!! I am already considering cancelling my subscription, enough sites out there which DO offer HD anime on tablets!
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