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Richard Adhikari
Verizon, Redbox May Dip Toes Into Content Streaming
12/09/11 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 677 Words

What Verizon and RedBox Might Dream Up
Project Zoetrope's technology will support iOS, Android , Google TV, Xbox, Roku , and other streaming devices, as well as various browsers, TechCrunch reports. However, it won't support digital cable boxes.


Richard Adhikari
Fuzzy Signals for Internet TV
11/12/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 661 Words

However, "we still see much more video streaming from Netflix on the Xbox 360, Roku and connected televisions than we do on tablets," Ross Rubin, executive director at NPD, told TechNewsWorld.

"We've seen relatively high rates of consumers connecting televisions with...

Patrick Nelson
Hacking the Google TV Box Without Rooting It, Part 1
10/28/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 816 Words

They include the US$59 Roku and D-Link's Boxee, among others.

However, none of them allow you to view the ad-supported Hulu service -- they force you into a $7.99 a month Hulu "Plus" service, and none of them provide a solution that...

Chris Maxcer
It's About Time Apple Jumped Into the Stream
02/01/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1600 Words

But it gets better: Even controls for set-top boxes from the likes of Boxee , Iomega , and Roku will feature the Netflix brand button, making it convenient to launch into streaming Netflix.

It's definitely a nice play from Netflix. It...

Mike Pearson
Hulu Plus Goes Into Prime Time
11/17/10 12:14 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 459 Words

The service allows Hulu users to stream high-definition video to their computers, iPhones, iPads, select Samsung and Sony televisions and Blu-ray players, as well as the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Roku box. It will soon be available on the Xbox 360, Internet-enabled...

Chris Maxcer
Apple TV Should Get a Nice Reception
09/07/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1685 Words

The end result is that the old and slow processor inside my Apple TV delivers better than a relatively new Mac, PC, Roku box, or Xbox 360 that's streaming Netflix content or Web-based video. I'm just saying. The Apple TV delivers sharper video,...

Richard Adhikari
Apple Reprograms TV
09/01/10 3:00 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1288 Words

Behind the iTimes?
"Here's the problem Apple's trying to solve: How to get TVs connected to the Web," Yankee analyst Dmitriy Molchanov said. "Today you have these digital media adapters like Boxee and Roku ; in the future, most of...

Sidney Hill
Report: Apple to Press Set-Top Reset Button With iTV
08/12/10 11:11 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 456 Words

"Right now, Roku is the biggest player in that segment, and they have sold less than a million boxes. We've made a big deal out of Apple having sold three million iPads. That's really not that big a number. Now, if they...

John P. Mello Jr.
Dish Aims Slingbox at iThings, BBs and Androids
08/05/10 9:03 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 616 Words

It also supports Roku and Apple TV boxes. Its iPad app can program a set-top box, as well as stream or record programing from it over the...

Kimberly Hill
Brightcove Gives iPad Substance Without Flash
03/30/10 9:20 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 531 Words

Brightcove has previously announced distribution capabilities for Internet-connected TV platforms and devices, including Yahoo TV Widgets , Boxee , Roku and Vudu...

Jack M. Germain
Boxee Swings for Spot in Set-Top Box Ring
12/09/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 723 Words

Similar to proprietary devices and platforms like Roku , many Blu-ray players and DVRs, Boxee lets users access content from Netflix and video hosting sites like YouTube and Hulu over the Web.

"In that regard, I would say that Boxee is following...

Renay San Miguel
PS3 Gets Power-Up From Netflix
10/26/09 12:18 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 972 Words

Integrated, multi-purpose devices like gaming consoles will likely have the digital delivery edge over single-purpose, dedicated boxes like Vudu or Roku's Netflix player, he added.

"It's a lot more appealing to consumers, as opposed to going out and looking for another...

Paul Hartsock
HP Launched the Craziest DreamScreen Last Night
09/18/09 9:41 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2219 Words

Betwen TiVo, DVRs from the cable companies, HTPCs, Xboxes, PlayStations, Blu-ray players, Apple TV, Roku, Vudu, the BlockBuster box and online video technology built directly into the TV itself, it looks like the entertainment center shelves are already pretty crowded.


Renay San Miguel
Study: U.S. Broadband Adoption Leaps Despite Recession, Rising Prices
06/17/09 10:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 627 Words

Thanks to the rise of one-word entertainment options delivered digitally -- Hulu , Roku , Netflix , YouTube -- "it's quite possible to get the vast majority of television programming online for free. If you counter that with what the average bill...

Renay San Miguel
Netflix to Wade Deeper Into Online Streaming
02/26/09 11:56 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 715 Words

Netflix began offering its "Watch Instantly" service in early 2007 as a way to enjoy movies and TV shows on computers, and in 2008 that was expanded to include viewing on TVs via Web-enabled devices like the Roku set-top box, Xbox 360...

Kimberly Hill
A Dream Home for the True Blue Apple Fan
12/23/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1427 Words

Then, he spent US$99 for Roku's Netflix Player and linked it into his wireless network at home. For the price of less than two months of cable or satellite TV, he brags, he's set to go for movies and TV series.


Renay San Miguel
Major Media Ignore Science, Tech at Own Risk
12/12/08 8:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1369 Words

Wireless broadband adoption will allow more people to work from home; trips to the cinema get replaced by a Roku set-top box streaming Netflix ; video games give more "Halo" plasma-rifle bang for the buck; e-commerce continues to make people disappear from formerly...

Walaika Haskins
Elbowing Into the Set-Top Scene: Q&A With Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes
11/28/08 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1428 Words

The Web-connected hardware comes months after chief rival Netflix came out with a set-top box manufactured by Roku. However, Blockbuster's system draws video from the Web differently, it charges using a different pay structure, and its catalog will be different from Netflix's.

ECT News Staff
Planetary Goo and the Threat of Vegetarianism
10/31/08 10:21 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1797 Words

This year alone, it's partnered up with Roku, LG, Samsung , Microsoft and, most lately, TiVo .

The goal of all these hook-ups: Get people watching videos from the Netflix streaming online library, regardless of what sort of set-top box or...

Walaika Haskins
Netflix Brings Xbox Streaming Deal Into Higher Definition
10/29/08 3:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 815 Words

Netflix has also announced a similar joint venture with LG and teamed with Roku on a dedicated set-top box.

"Netflix has been on a roll. They realize that partnerships are integral in the connected world we live in today. The HD...

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What do you see as the biggest obstacle to mainstream adoption of video calling?
Too many steps are required to reach a contact.
Video quality is often poor -- dropped calls, frozen images.
There's no advantage to face-to-face communication in most cases.
Too many people feel uncomfortable on live cameras.
There are too many security and privacy issues.
The trend is away from personal engagement and toward texting.
The obstacles are fading, and video calling is well on its way to adoption.