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Peter Suciu
Plex Advances Cord-Cutting Case With Live OTA TV
06/02/17 10:29 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 806 Words

The Plex DVR service allows users to manage their recorded programming via Android TV, iOS devices, Windows and Mac, as well a variety of set-top boxes, such as Roku , Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Apple TV, and the Xbox and PlayStation gaming systems.

David Jones
Hulu Aims to Reinvent Live TV Experience
05/04/17 9:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 687 Words

Integration is pending with additional devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku and others.

"Nearly a decade ago, Hulo forever redefined the way people watch TV," said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins. "Today, as we add live...

Jeff Kagan
Is This the Beginning of the End for the Set-Top Box?
08/12/16 11:30 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 469 Words

Rather, it will use a variety of connected streaming services and devices, including Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Roku , as well as smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android . Next-Generation TV This represents a new direction for both companies. There...

Richard Adhikari
White House Call for Set-Top Competition Strikes Nerves
04/20/16 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 577 Words

I'd take a Roku or Apple TV any day."

Unstoppable Force
The argument in favor of competition is that set-top boxes are outdated, and customers are paying too much for them.

The set-top box rental market may be worth...

Richard Adhikari
NewsON Puts Local News in Your Pocket
11/05/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 603 Words

The NewsON app runs on iOS 8, iOS 9, and Android versions 4.2 and up. Roku has an exclusive arrangement for NewsON to stream content to its devices as well.

The app defaults to the news station in, or nearest to,...

Quinten Plummer
Apple Fans to Get Their Hands on New Apple TV This Week
10/27/15 12:37 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 803 Words

The market for streaming media hardware has filled out in short order over the last few years, expanding from Roku , the original Netflix player and Apple TV to Chrome and Fire and Nexus things.

Ahead of this latest refresh of...

Quinten Plummer
Amazon Banishes Apple and Google Streamers
10/05/15 12:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 469 Words

Other devices with streaming capabilities, such as Roku set-top boxes, and PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, would continue to be available on Amazon, the company said.

The news of Amazon's competitive play against its rivals came just after the company announced...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Fresh Fires, Tablet Touches, and Underwater Drones
09/19/15 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 909 Words

Nor can Roku or Chromecast. Fire TV also has voice control in the form of Alexa, which one could use to check the weather or sports scores while watching a show on Netflix.

Storage is just 8 GB, but it's expandable with...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Casting Discs, Scent-uous Sunrises and Surfing Without Waves
05/30/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 804 Words

Cast Into the Ether
Media streaming is becoming an ever-crowded market thanks to players like Chromecast, Sling, Apple TV and Roku . We can add another player to the mix with Lenovo Cast (pictured above), which will become available in...

Richard Adhikari
Apple's TV Plans Come Into Focus
03/18/15 2:36 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 540 Words

However, Apple's exclusive rights cover only the first three months after launch, and extend only to non-MVPDs (multichannel_video_programming_distributors) like Roku and Google Chromecast.

Still, "the more content there is, the more fruitful," suggested Mike Jude, manager of the Stratecast consumer communication...

Chris Maxcer
Apple Springs Bevy of New Products at Watch Event
03/09/15 4:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1275 Words

Then came more joyful boasting: Apple has sold 25 million Apple TV units so far, and to make the device "more accessible to more people," Cook said, Apple lowered the price from $99 to $69. (In lieu of an actual hardware update, the price drop makes it more compelling against the lower-priced competition from Roku ...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Jewelry Gets Inky, Toys Get Brilliant, Remotes Get Beautiful
02/21/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 769 Words

It's compatible with hundreds of thousands of home devices, from Apple TV to Roku TV, to Dish Hopper DVRs and Nest Thermostats. Connectivity and flexibility are key here.

It's managed to hit that Apple-esque sweet spot of looking cold and...

Brett Sappington, Glenn Hower & Barbara Kraus
Making Sense of the Muddled In-Home Entertainment Market
02/20/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1001 Words

As of September/October 2014, 20 percent of devices sold year-to-date in the U.S. market were Google Chromecast, and 17 percent were Apple TVs. Roku retains the top spot. Among U.S. broadband households in 2014, linear viewing on a television set barely had a...

Peter Suciu
Dish Network Slings New TV Service
02/09/15 1:27 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 651 Words

The service, which is available now via a one-week free trial, can be accessed via Roku devices, and through Android , iOS, Mac and PC devices -- with support for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick coming soon.

Sling TV, which...

Peter Suciu
Dish Slings Tastier TV to Millennials
01/06/15 2:11 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 773 Words

It will be available early this year through a variety of devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google's Nexus Player, Roku boxes, Microsoft's Xbox One video game console, and select Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Sling TV also can be...

Richard Adhikari
HP Debuts 2 Wee Desktop PCs
01/05/15 3:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 411 Words

Most purchasers of mini-PCs "want a small second machine in the home or want to connect a PC to a TV for online content," he told TechNewsWorld. "Increasingly, this last use is shifting to smart TVs and appliances like the Amazon Fire TV or Roku ...

Peter Suciu
Netflix's Very Big Deal
12/22/14 7:37 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 664 Words

Dish Network last week announced that it had integrated the Netflix app into its set-top box. The video streaming service is...

Richard Adhikari
Harmony Takes Control of Home Sweet Automated Home
09/18/14 12:39 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 663 Words

"What makes Harmony unique is that you can group devices and commands together to create an experience such as "Welcome Home" or "Watch a Movie," she said. "With one touch of the remote's touchscreen, your TV turns on; your Philips hue lights dim; the perfect temperature is set on your Nest Learning Thermostat; and a movie starts streaming through your Roku. ...

Glenn Hower
Pay TV Could Find a Silver Lining in the Looming OTT Cloud
07/23/14 4:36 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1076 Words

Major League Baseball provides MLB.tv, a streaming service available on computers, mobile devices, gaming consoles, and streaming media devices likes Roku and Apple TV.

This strategy allows networks and brands to control where and how their content is being used. They...

Patrick Nelson
How to Watch TV on Your Laptop
04/03/14 6:54 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 752 Words

... big TV news this week is about hardware, with Amazon launching its Fire TV to rival Roku , Apple TV and Chromecast. For a while, speculation was hot and heavy that Amazon would launch its own pay-TV service, but that hasn't happened...

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