One of the things many cord cutters miss about cable TV is the ability to go back to the last channel you had just watched. Now though Fubo has started to roll out a last channel option out to Android TV and Google TV owners. Fubo also says this option will be coming to Fire TV soon and Roku at a later date
This is just one of a few improvements Fubo is m making this weekend including reducing buffering and improvements to channel browsing according to Mike Berkley Chief Product Officer at Fubo.
With this move to bring back a last channel option by doing a long press on the back button, Fubo brings cord cutters one of the most requested features.
Here is what Mike Berkley, Chief Product Officer at Fubo, announced today:
Hello, Fubo Users!
Thank you for your patience as we rollout updates to your Fubo apps. There are many important reasons we’re making these product updates. They will benefit you (our users), as well as improve our internal product development efficiency and speed (which will also benefit you over time). The app updates have been substantial, specially “under the hood”. As with all major development projects, some features did not make the initial releases, and for that we appreciate your patience. Our intent, of course, is to continuously add value for you all — and not to remove value. We have been listening to all your feedback, and it has been very helpful in identifying what you care about most.
So with that, I’m happy to announce another round of improvements, based on your feedback, that we just released to your Android TV and Google TV apps. This is version 5.4.0, and includes:
- Previous channel: long-press on the Back button to go back to the previous channel. I know this was a very important request from many of you!
- Improvements to channel browsing while watching a live channel (access this by clicking the Down button in video player)
- Reduced buffering (ie, video reloading) on certain channels
These improvements will also be coming to the Fire TV app shortly (if you are in the Beta Program, you will get these today), and we also have a set of improvements to the Roku app that we are also getting ready for release.
We are far from done with improving the product… so stay tuned. Many thanks and enjoy a great sports lineup this weekend!
Mike / Chief Product Officer @ Fubo
P.S. if your Android TV or Google TV app didn’t automatically update, you can manually update it by going to the Play Store.