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.
There will really come a day (or maybe it's already here?) when we will watch our favorite videos like movies, TV shows, concerts, not on an actual TV screen anymore, but on our mobile devices, whenever we want. But there is still a certain that would prefer to do so on bigger screens than their smartphones or tablets, but still whenever they want and not on network or cable TV but on demand.
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.
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.
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).
HBO CEO Richard Plepler just announced that itsnew cable-free streaming servicewill be available only on Apple devices (and PCs, per a press release) when it launches early next month. The price for HBO Now has also been confirmed at $14.99 per month, and it will be available in time for you to catch the season premiere ofGame of Throneson April 12th.
Sharp just introduced its latest AQUOS 4K Ultra HD TV lineup for this year. The company's announcement at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brings up the number of 4K UHD TVs ranging from 43- to 80-inches now available in the market. The newest 4K series includes the new model that boasts of the highest resolution TV today: the AQUOS Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV.
Cord cutters have another relatively little-known entertainment option with Tubi TV ("tubitv"), a service that has recently expanded by striking a deal with Paramount Pictures. Under the deal, Tubi has scored 50 of the company's older movies that are being provided for streaming for free, included among them being Top Gun.
Universal remote controls are a dime a plenty and even smartphones have apps that try to perform those tasks. And yet here comes Ray, a "Super Remote" with a new look and a new promise. But why would you want to spend money on yet another remote to add to your growing (and eventually disappearing) collection? Well for one, it's quite pretty.
One of the many leaders in their respective industries, Seagate, has introduce new storage products: the Seagate Personal Cloud, Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay, and the Seagate Wireless 500GB portable wireless drive. All three storage devices function to store all your favorite and most important files.
Chromecast is perhaps the most popular digital media player stick in the market today but it's got a lot of rivals. There's the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Roku Streaming Stick as the closest. There's a newcomer in gadget town and it's call the Qualcomm 4K Streaming Adapter. However, it's still not a final product, just a prototype so we can still see a few significant changes in the future.
What is Sling TV? It’s not the Sling you might be thinking of for media consumption, but it’s close. While the Sling Player lets you broadcast content just about anywhere you like, Sling TV lets you subscribe to cable without having to go through a legacy Cable TV provider. It’s Internet cable, and comes courtesy of Dish. Maybe best of all, it only runs $20/month.
CES 2015 will probably be filled with hundreds to thousands of Android-powered devices. We've seen a number of products the past few days and we can expect a barrage of announcements every hour until the event is over. Joining the lot is this Avy smart speaker by Zettalya-- a new startup based in Westport, Connecticut.