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Amazon adds voice-controlled 'Alexa' features to Fire TV set-top
Amazon adds voice-controlled 'Alexa' features to Fire TV set-top
Amazon has added "Alexa" features to its popular Fire TV ser-top box, giving users the ability to launch apps, movies, shows and more using ...... 19 May 2016
R.I.P. PlayStation TV, we barely knew you
R.I.P. PlayStation TV, we barely knew you
Sony has confirmed today that the PlayStation TV set-top box will no longer ship in Japan, as of today. Earlier this year, the company confirmed ...... 01 Mar 2016
Apple TV is finally getting voice dictation
Apple TV is finally getting voice dictation
Thanks to the latest tvOS beta released this week, we have confirmation that the popular Apple TV set-top box is finally getting voice dictation ...... 11 Feb 2016
Amazon sells millions of its tablets, set-top boxes over holiday weekend
Amazon sells millions of its tablets, set-top boxes over holiday weekend
Amazon has boasted today that the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Amazon devices, with the e-tailer giant selling ...... 03 Dec 2015
Report: Only males are buying the Apple TV
Report: Only males are buying the Apple TV
According to new data from research firm Slice Intelligence, only men appear to be buying the new Apple TV set-top. Slice uses email receipts ...... 08 Nov 2015
TiVo unveils 4K-supporting Bolt DVR
TiVo unveils 4K-supporting Bolt DVR
TiVo's latest set-top box, the Bolt, is making a play to be your primary streaming device. The Bolt supports cable and Verizon FiOS, has ...... 02 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Nvidia unveils 4K Android TV set-top console for just $199
Nvidia unveils 4K Android TV set-top console for just $199
Nvidia has announced the latest generation of their SHIELD series, introducing the "world's first 4K Android TV console." The design of ...... 04 Mar 2015 - 4 comments
Google goes for the Amazon Fire TV's jugular with new Nexus Player
Google goes for the Amazon Fire TV's jugular with new Nexus Player
Google kept the hits coming today after announcing their new flagship tablet and smartphone, introducing a streaming set-top box that aims right ...... 16 Oct 2014
PSA: Amazon's Fire TV still with price reduced for limited time
PSA: Amazon's Fire TV still with price reduced for limited time
As a headsup for our readers, the Amazon Fire TV is still on sale, albeit for a limited time. The e-commerce giant dropped the price last ...... 01 Oct 2014 - 1 comment
Amazon Fire TV gets new apps, but still no HBO Go
Amazon Fire TV gets new apps, but still no HBO Go
Amazon has announced today that their Fire TV streaming set-top box has received a whole new set of apps although the one everyone is waiting ...... 05 Aug 2014
Roku sales continue to grow, as does market share and usage
Roku sales continue to grow, as does market share and usage
Roku is now the undisputed king of streaming media set-top boxes. From its humble beginnings just five years ago, Roku has seen its sales ...... 12 Jul 2014 - 3 comments
YouTube, Netflix headed to some cable set-top boxes around the globe
YouTube, Netflix headed to some cable set-top boxes around the globe
Thanks to new cloud-based tech, cable set-top box users are starting to get access to YouTube around the globe, even on legacy SD boxes. ...... 22 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Video game consoles remain most popular devices to stream content on TVs
Video game consoles remain most popular devices to stream content on TVs
According to new research from BI Intelligence, video game consoles remain far and away the most popular devices to stream content on TVs. ...... 07 Jun 2014 - 5 comments
Review: The powerful streaming, gaming set-top Amazon Fire TV
Review: The powerful streaming, gaming set-top Amazon Fire TV
Earlier this week, Amazon broke its silence on its long-awaited set-top box: the Fire TV. The device, which rivals a growing amount of consumer ...... 06 Apr 2014 - 12 comments
Google's Android TV is a new simplified television platform for the video content hungry
Google's Android TV is a new simplified television platform for the video content hungry
Google appears to have moved on from their failed Google TV endeavor with a new TV interface that should make fans of content very happy: Android TV. ...... 05 Apr 2014 - 2 comments
Amazon's media streaming set-top box is set for 'imminent' release
Amazon's media streaming set-top box is set for 'imminent' release
According to multiple new reports, Amazon's highly anticipated media streaming set-top box is set for imminent release, likely within a few weeks. ...... 18 Mar 2014 - 2 comments
Amazon set-top box to include Bluetooth gaming controller with media controls
Amazon set-top box to include Bluetooth gaming controller with media controls
According to a new filing with an overseas regulatory agency (like the U.S.' FCC), it appears that Amazon's oft-rumored set-top box will include ...... 15 Mar 2014 - 2 comments
Apple TV now a billion dollar business
Apple TV now a billion dollar business
Speaking during the company's annual stockholders meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that their "hobby" project Apple TV set-top box is now a ...... 02 Mar 2014
Report: Amazon's set-top box sees more delays
Report: Amazon's set-top box sees more delays
According to the Verge, Amazon has been trying to finalize their oft-rumored set-top box in time for the holidays but they have run into more delays. ...... 24 Oct 2013
Vizio launches Co-Star LT set-top box
Vizio launches Co-Star LT set-top box
Vizo has unveiled the sequel to its Co-Star set-top box, dubbed the Co-Star LT. The $80 box offers 1080p streaming, 3D, advanced HTML5 support ...... 17 Oct 2013
Do US cable operators have the vision to partner with Netflix?
Do US cable operators have the vision to partner with Netflix?
Cable television operators in the US find themselves in an increasingly difficult position with respect to Netflix streaming video. On one hand ...... 14 Oct 2013 - 6 comments
Roku raises $60 million for set-top business
Roku raises $60 million for set-top business
Roku has raised $60 million, led by Fidelity and Hearst Corp. as new investors. Numerous previous investors, including News Corp., BSkyB ...... 31 May 2013 - 1 comment
Report: Xbox set-top box is on the way for streaming and casual gaming
Report: Xbox set-top box is on the way for streaming and casual gaming
Just a day after the WSJ reported that Microsoft's oft-rumored set-top box was dead in the water, Verge has a different story, claiming the ...... 11 May 2013 - 4 comments
Report: Smart TVs almost twice as popular as set-top boxes
Report: Smart TVs almost twice as popular as set-top boxes
According to the Diffusion Group's "Defining the In-Home CE and Network Ecosystem 2013" report, set-top boxes are not as popular as Smart TVs ...... 04 May 2013 - 18 comments
DOJ approves Google's sale of Motorola Home to Arris
DOJ approves Google's sale of Motorola Home to Arris
After four months, the Department of Justice has approved Google's sale of its Motorola Home set-top division to Arris for $2.35 billion. ...... 13 Apr 2013
Intel inching closer to deals for pay-TV service
Intel inching closer to deals for pay-TV service
According to Bloomberg, Intel is making headway in its talks with Time Warner, NBCU and Viacom in an effort to obtain TV and film media for ...... 27 Mar 2013 - 8 comments
Roku introduces third-generation set-top boxes
Roku introduces third-generation set-top boxes
Roku has introduced their third-generation set-top box this week, aptly named the Roku 3. The new set-top has an enhanced remote that includes ...... 09 Mar 2013 - 1 comment
Intel cable TV service coming soon?
Intel cable TV service coming soon?
According to sources, Intel's virtual cable TV service with set-top box will launch soon on a city-by-city basis, allowing it to bypass many ...... 31 Dec 2012 - 3 comments
Chinese OEM gets into Google TV set-top market
Chinese OEM gets into Google TV set-top market
Chinese OEM Hisense has announced their entry into the Google TV set-top box market, with their 'Pulse' device. Like rival devices, the Pulse ...... 29 Aug 2012
Vizio seeing strong demand for Google TV set-top
Vizio seeing strong demand for Google TV set-top
Vizio has announced today that it cannot keep the new Co-Star Google TV set-top in stock due to high demand. The company began pre-orders ...... 31 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
Google, Sony show off Google TV set-top
Google, Sony show off Google TV set-top
At an event in Palo Alto this week, Sony and Google have unveiled their latest Google TV set-top box. For now, there is only a non-working ...... 11 May 2012 - 5 comments
TiVo adds more storage, changes price of Premiere lineup
TiVo adds more storage, changes price of Premiere lineup
TiVo has announced changes to its Premiere lineup today. The current 320GB model will be replaced with a 500GB HDD model, which the company ...... 25 Mar 2012
Intel wants to become a 'virtual cable operator'
Intel wants to become a 'virtual cable operator'
Intel is currently developing an Internet-based TV service that will make the chipmaker a "virtual cable operator," says the WSJ. The company ...... 13 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
Roku adds BBC iPlayer channel to UK set-tops
Roku adds BBC iPlayer channel to UK set-tops
Just a week after expanding from the U.S. to Europe, Roku has announced it has added the BBC iPlayer to its set-top box content offerings. ...... 11 Feb 2012
Google tests a new streaming media box
Google tests a new streaming media box
Stories are emerging about a new device Google is testing which appears to be some sort of streaming media box. Speculation began back in ...... 10 Feb 2012
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