Welcome to the 440th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week:
- Diablo Immortal is gaining popularity. If you’re interested in trying the game, check out our tips and tricks guide for beginners. It should help you get through the first few hours and familiarizes you with some of the game lingo.
- Writer Dhruv Bhutani is an avid Plex user and is unhappy about the feature creep of the service. According to Dhruv, the service is getting away from its roots and has a lot of extras that hardcore, old-school Plex fans simply don’t want. We asked our audience and many of them use Plex or have an interest in doing so. Roughly 50% of our readership are happy with Plex as it is now, but that’s a little bit lower than we expected for the service. Hit the various links to check them out.
- Netflix is in a weird space. It has received a lot of vitriol lately, but it still remains the world’s number one streaming service. We suspect it’s because it’s the legacy option and people are just comfortable with it. Plus, some shows like Stranger Things are actually pretty good. Still, it’s a curiosity when other streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu exist and people seem to be much less unhappy with them.
- WhatsApp may add a new feature sometime soon. The new feature lets you reveal (or hide) your online status. Other services have this feature and they’ve had it for a very long time. WhatsApp would be playing catch up. Still, we found some screenshots of the feature. There is something similar at the moment, but the screenshot shows a second portion that specifically lets you show your online status to specific people. Hit the link to learn more.
- Google’s Pixel Pass has a lot of promise. It gives you an upgrade path for your phone every two years, 200GB of Google One storage, YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, and Google Play Pass. It’s honestly not a bad deal. Unfortunately, it’s not great to sign up for it. People with existing accounts have to shut them down before signing up. Plus, those with family accounts don’t have an option to share their accounts with their families. Hit the link to learn more, but we hope Google upgrades Pixel Pass over time.