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.
Students and lots of other people have time off for the holidays. That means that many people will be sitting on the couch looking to catch up on some of their favorite shows or looking for new favorites. In celebration of time off, Roku has added some new streaming content to its lineup. The US Roku Channel Store has surpassed 2,000 channels.
With all the TV shows and movies that you're watching (or even binge-watching), it's sometimes gets hard to keep track of all of them like when there's a new episode or when the next special will be. Unless you're a really organized person who keeps a calendar or list of such things, you'd have to rely on apps to remind you of when and how to watch these videos.
Android TV has been around for some time and it still continues to impress people with new things. Just recently, a new app for Android TV popped up on the Google Play Store . The app is currently listed but it seems there is no content available at all. Google could just be teasing us Android fans about getting 'live TV' or maybe it was just an honest mistake.
Streaming video is a proven winner, and just about everyone is getting in on the cable-cutting. Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Android TV all vie for a place behind or next to your TV. All do about the same thing, too, in feeding you content via Netflix or a similar service.
As a diehard fan of my Roku ($99), I was unsure of what to expect from the Amazon Fire Stick. I have also tried Chromecast and Apple TV in the past, but I have always been pretty partial to the Roku experience: the ability to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, and yes, Amazon, from my television.Plus, there's the bonus of not needing to purchase anything from my cable provider.
Apple TV and Amazon's Fire TV, by comparison, both cost $90, while the Roku Stick costs $50 and the Roku 3 costs $99.The main difference between the Chromecast and its competitors is that youa separate device to watch content and run apps, while other offerings from Amazon, Roku, and Apple don't.
On the same day HBOannounced its streaming service is on the Amazon Fire TV, Roku has news of its own.Re/codefoundan FCC filingrevealing that the media streamer folks have come to an agreement with Comcast.
That Roku attached to your TV might be a lot more exciting very soon. GoPro, who have their cameras attached to people not watching a lot of TV, are creating a Roku channel. This “custom designed” channel is billed as a “ one-stop video destination that delivers on-demand GoPro content to millions of Roku customers .
How long can the current Apple TV survive? The sleek streaming box has stayed the same, more or less, for just over three years now. Sure, there's been a steady stream of new apps and software features, but the components and basic experience have barely changed.
If you thought CES was dead, you’re wrong. It’s not the over-the-top extravaganza it once was, but there are still plenty of interesting things to be found. On day one, some heavy hitters brought their arsenal out, giving us something to think about for the rest of the week. TVs were a big deal (literally), while we also got a look at some new phones.
As the Game of Thrones season five premiere nears, viewers are quickly finding ways to watch. HBO NOW, which recently launched via Apple TV, is one way. You could also sign up for HBO via your cable company, if you have cable. Piracy is another (bad) option.
Tesco has beenstruggling of late, so its decision tosell Blinkbox to TalkTalkwas hardly a shock. The supermarket giant isn't a technology company, at least not traditionally, and the video streaming service neverreallystruck a chord with the British public. However, TalkTalk reportedly spenta smooth £5 millionfor the platform, so clearly it thinks the service still has some potential.
If you’ve got Comcast and a Roku, you might know the pain I’m about to describe. You find HBO GO via the Roku channel list, start to set it up, and suddenly — bam ! If Comcast is your cable provider, that’s where it ended. You could find HBO programs via On Demand or the app, but that wasn’t quite as handy as your Roku. Those days are over.
If you’ve not yet bought a Chromecast, what’s stopping you? Google’s tiny streaming stick gets better all the time, and works pretty seamlessly with your existing apps (at least those supporting it). Not having a Chromecast seems silly, and you might soon be in the streaming minority if you’ve not yet snapped one up.
So far, Dish has done an exceptional job of launching its internet television service,Sling TV, on most major mobile and stationary platforms. And now Android TV is the latest to offer support forthe cord-cutter app, joining others like iOS, Roku,Xbox Oneand, of course, Androidin doing so.
This week at CES 2015, Razer brought their first Android TV product to the masses. With a dedicated wireless gaming controller that doubles as a media remote (Razer Serval) as well as a wireless gaming keyboard (Razer Turret) made for the couch-surfing gamer, there's no mistaking the fact that Razer is aiming its cannons directly toward the living room this year.
If you've been looking to give cable the boot,Dish'sannouncement of a $20/month service that brings you TV channels over the internet may be the most exciting news of CES.Sling TVdoesn't quite have the robust network lineup as Comcast, Time Warner and others, but big names like ESPN, CNN, TNT, TBS, Food Network and many more have signed on (around 200 total, actually).
It's been a long time coming, and something we know many of you have been waiting with bated breath for: Sainsbury's has finally released a Roku app for itsEntertainment film and TV streaming service. Wait, let's backtrack a second...