While some video providers are moving away from Google TV, Roku and the Playbook, and Netflix still has yet to officially release its movie streaming app on any Android devices, the Epix channel is going all in. Following its "Big on Any Screen" slogan, it will roll out apps on a slew of devices over the second quarter beyond its current Flash player.
The battle of video streaming apps is an interesting one, for consumers at least, since you have all these various options to choose from, and all of them competing for your attention through offers and deals. Sling TV is one of those, and slowly, they’ve been invading the Android market by making the service available through various devices.
Up until today, Tribeca Shortlist has been available on iOS, Fire TV and Roku . And now the movie-streaming service, created by the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival and Lionsgate, is expanding to the new Apple TV . The application, which requires a $5 monthly subscription, will give you access to more than 150 movies on demand.
NBC's comedy streaming service officially went live back in January after a month-long preview. As of today, the monthly subscription is now available on two popular streaming devices. Roku and Amazon Fire TV owners can now take advantage of Seeso for genre-specific content . And yes, the $4/month service is also available on the Fire TV Stick.
Let’s face it, television as we knew it – circa 1990 to early 2000’s – is dead and gone. Enter the age of multimedia, multi-platform, cloud-based content that you can stream to your big screen TV through a bevy of Android TV consoles that give you the same (if not even better) Android experience on your TV.
While cable companies and content providers are scrambling to remain competitive in an age of video and music streaming, Verizon seems to be moving away just a little bit. Although still without official confirmation on its website, users of its FiOS TV service have reported receiving notices that Verizon is killing off FiOS TV's presence on consoles as well as smart TVs.
Spanish speakers will have a high-definition Spanish streaming option via Sling Latino, the Spanish language version of Dish Network’s Sling TV television service. The big game is coming up this Sunday, and it’ll be available for streaming on both Sling Latino and DISHLatino via ESPON Deportes, the first time the network has streamed the game live in Spanish.
Roku has a new streaming box and it's the company's cheapest ever, but would-be viewers won't have long to snap it up. The Roku SE streaming player will be priced at $49.99 but cut to $24.99 for Black Friday, and offer - for a limited period of time, anyway - a more affordable way to get streaming content from Netflix, HBO NOW, and others.
The Amazon Fire TV is aimed at Amazon Prime members and prospective Prime members - if that's not you, be wary. If you're thinking of purchasing this device with the intent of making it your sole Smart TV controller, you're going to want to be aware of a few things, the first of which is its extreme similarity to its predecessor.
San Diego Comic-Con ( SDCC ), the annual event that serves as the hub of things once considered geeky but are now mainstream, has revealed that it's going to launch its own streaming service this year in an attempt to provide more news and entertainment than a single convention can hold.
In addition, Vimeo has updated its Roku channel with adaptive streaming, meaning video quality will be tailored automatically for your internet connection. It's also supporting the Roku 4 and adding activation codes, so you'll never have to sign in by pecking out your email and password.
Given the size of the Android ecosystem, it’s a wonder how app developers are even able to test out their apps early in the development phase. Before this new release, Google’s own emulator was clunky and unusable at best. Developers had services like Xamarin Test Cloud, the AWS Device Farm and Google ’s own Test Lab – but these were for later in the process.
That tie-in to social media extends beyond courting creators like Logan Paul (who Lionsgate says is the "most-viewed" creator on both Facebook and Vine) -- Lionsgate and Hart are partnering with developer Fifth Journey to build a "social adventure" game for phones.
Starting this year, Comcast ’s Xfinity TV subscribers will be able to watch their cable subscription’s content through a channel on their Roku player, sidestepping the need for Xfinity’s set-top box. The option will roll out some time later this year, and will be available through the Xfinity TV Partner app, an app that has been made — in this case — for Roku’s own set-top boxes and smart TVs.
If you have a Roku player, you'll soon be able to buy and watch Vimeo on Demand content directly through the set-top-box. The On Demand store is coming via an update to Vimeo's Roku channel (available alongside other content providers in the channel store). Vimeo on Demand offers a bunch of content, a great deal of which are from indie creators.
Roku may have poured a lot of energy into its spiffy new 4K player , but it's not forgetting the budget crowd. The company has unveiled the Roku SE, a TV streaming box aimed at those who only want the basics. It's not that much different than the Roku 1 aside from shipping with OS 7 from the start, and it supports the same 1080p playback, video output (HDMI and analog) and media casting features.
Virtual reality enters our households as video content providers like Netflix and Hulu have gotten each of their own VR apps for the Samsung Gear VR. We know more will be joining the virtual realm but pace may be a bit slow because this kind of technology needs some getting used to like 3D.
Google has signed a deal with televisionmanufacturer Vizio to build the features of its amazing Google Chromecast gadget directly insidethe television set, reports Variety . This is a very wise move for both parties: Google Chromecast is a best seller, moving more than 20 million units of its first version between 2013 and 2015.
Movies have the Oscars, music has the Grammys and both have television, which brings the awards shows to tens of millions of viewers with their live broadcasts.The video game industry, too, had its awards moment on the small screen with a glitzy event called the Video Game Awards that Spike TV broadcast live on its cable channel for a decade. The actor Samuel L.