Android Wear gets friendly with iPhones
Android Wear gets friendly with iPhones
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Android Wear gets friendly with iPhones

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Google opens up Android Wear so iPhone users get a choice for smart watches. I'm Iyaz Akhtar filling in for Bridget Caras, this is your cnet Update. Google announced that Android Wear watches will now work with Apple iPhones. Sort of. First up, right now only one watch is compatible, and that's the LG Watch Urbane, which became available in May. iPhone's 5 and higher will be supported. Also, iPhone users won't have access to the 4,000 Android Wear apps found in the Google Play store. iPhone users will not be able to use wi-fi directly on their Android Wear watch either. Okay, so what works with an Android Wear watch paired with an iPhone then? When the two are paired thanks to a new Android Wear app for iOS, an Android watch will be able to receive notifications from Google Now cards, Apple Calendar, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Also, if an app shows you notifications on your iPhone, those notifications will appear on your watch Google says that the Urbain is just the first watches for iOS and that all future Android wear watches will be compatible with iOS. Expect a whole bunch of iOS compatible watches to be announced later this week at the IFA Electronics Trade Show in Berlin. In other apple news a report from Nine to Five Max says that the next Apple TV could cost a whole lot more. Right now the third generation Apple TV costs $69. 9to5Mac says the new fourth generation Apple TV could be priced at either $149 or $199. That's a huge price jump. The same report says Apple would keep the third generation Apple TV in the line up as an entry level option. The new Apple TV, would actually be a bit wider and thicker, feature a new remote, access to an app store, Siri support, and a new interface, the old model, well that wouldn't get access to that app store. We'll see what turns out to be true when Apple holds its big event on September 9th. Speaking of September, a new month is starting, which means a whole lot of changes on Netflix's streaming catalog. Netflix announced it is not renewing its deal with the cable network, Epix. So what does that mean to you? Say goodbye to titles like Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, and Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Netflix. However, you will still be able to watch those movies online. Epix announced a new multi-year deal with Hulu. Those titles and more will be available to stream on Hulu starting October 1st. For Hulu, this deal seems pretty big, by bumping up its movie offerings. That's it for this tech news update. And you can always get more news at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm [UNKNOWN]. [SOUND]

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