Up until now, the only giant glaring negative about purchasing one of Google’s Chromecast streaming media sticks over other set-top boxes was the lack of available supported apps.
Amazon is reportedly planning to release its own set-top box for the holiday season.
Sony is set to debut a brand new streaming media device tomorrow that should have most of the same features available on Google’s new Chromecast streaming stick.
Google’s new Chromecast stick is already be a hit in terms of early sales, but it might not be the first streaming media device the company was planning to offer consumers.
Editor’s Pick Much like Android helped pave the way for Google’s future in mobile, Chromecast could do the same with media. Here’s why.
Google’s new $35 Chromecast streaming device looks like a game-changer.
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Second-screen TV service Fanhattan has forged a deal with cable TV and Internet service provider Cox to bring its new Fan TV set-top box to subscribers in southern California.
While Apple may not quite know what to do with the Apple TV, at least the company isn’t skimping out on adding new features.
Boxee is rumored to be looking for fresh funding or a potential buyer.
Intel is offering to play digital content providers major money in order to lock down deals for its upcoming set top box.
Vidora’s Airplay integration is how I’d imagine what the Apple TV’s UX would be like if Apple wasn’t scared of cannibalizing iTunes video sales, and started sorting video content based on making it easier for users to find things. (Sort of like what would happen in a bizarro world where Woz was calling all the shots at Apple.)
Fanhattan’s new set-top box Fan TV could give Xbox One a run for its money.
Set-top box maker Roku has just closed a $60 million round of funding, the company announced today during AllThingD’s D11 event.
After successfully storming the industry with successful e-readers and a line of tablets, Amazon is rumored to be launching its first set-top box for streaming media.
Roku has officially sold over five million set top boxes and proclaims that streaming will cannibalize cable.
In a surprising move today, Boxee has rebranded its flagship set-top box from Boxee TV to simply “Cloud DVR.”
Intel is apparently making some progress on bringing content for its forthcoming pay-TV service that’s expected to launch before the end of the year.
Editor’s Pick Within five minutes of turning on the Boxee TV, I was ready to return it.
Rumors are now circulating that Apple is currently in negotiations with Time Warner to bring the HBO Go app to its Apple TV set-top boxes later this year. Meanwhile all the other set-top boxes are doing laps around Apple.
Here’s something you probably didn’t know: Netflix abandoned plans to sell its own streaming “Netflix Player” device just weeks before it hit retail stores. That device would later become the first iteration of Roku’s set-top box.
While the rise in set-top boxes is usually viewed as a sign that people are cutting their cable TV subscriptions in favor of streaming video, that may soon change.
Guest Post If there is any weakness in security, you can guarantee the criminals will try to exploit it. And if a cyber criminal discovers a weakness in one community, it won’t be long before that isolated crime turns into a trend. The commercialization of malware is rapidly becoming a well-organized and highly lucrative business.
Intel could officially unveil its plans to launch a new streaming TV service and set-top box at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show.
Roku has added two new channels to its vast library that should make music fans very happy.
Google’s quest to rid itself of Motorola’s set-top box business is at an end.
With media consumption at an all-time high for Xbox Live members, Microsoft could be planning to debut a new set-top box for streaming media.
Walmart will soon begin selling the awesome Boxee TV set-top box in more than 3,000 stores across the U.S., a move that will help Boxee get in front of lots of new customers this holiday season.
Late last week, the FCC enacted new rules that allow cable companies to encrypt basic cable for the first time ever. Turns out the new rules aren’t scaring prominent set-top box maker Boxee, which was glad some strings were attached.
Roku finally slapped a price and retail date on its new Streaming media stick today, along with a few other announcements.
Hisense is the fifth company currently partnering with Google on a GTV device. The others are Sony, LG, Vizio, and Samsung.
While many people are waiting for Apple to drastically revamp the television service business, analysts aren’t predicting it to happen anytime soon.