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.
Android TV fans that are itching to watch all the new fall TV will be able to do so thanks to some new content and apps available for their device. Android TV devices now have access to Showtime, HBO Go, and CBS All Access. With those apps available fans can watch shows like Homeland, Vice, and The Big Bang Theory along with huge amounts of other content.
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.
All your favorite TV shows are slowly coming back as Fall TV has officially begun. And that means that your Android TV will be seeing even more action over the next few months as you stream the shows you want to watch, when you want to watch them. They are adding even more shows and channels that you can choose from, as well as other OEMs are also joining the whole Android TV eco-system.
Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablet owners can now get access to the Sling TV app for streaming their favorite TV shows. The Sling TV app is available for download right now for owners of the Fire HDX and HD line of tablets via the Amazon Appstore. Users of those tablets can download the apps and get a 14-day trial of Sling TV.
Name five devices that run on Google's Android TV operating system. If you managed to do that without hurriedly running to a Google search, you are a rare breed. Ask the average user, even someone who is a longtime Android user, and you will probably get a blank stare. There is something about smart TV sets that still hasn't managed to break through to the mass market.
If you follow a lot of TV shows and movies (and not on an actual TV screen or movie theater) and if you’re subscribed to a lot of video on demand services, then sometimes, it’s difficult to keep track which is showing where and when something is already available, and all those other details.
The original Chromecast proved that big surprises can come in small packages. Even though it was just a $35 HDMI dongle the size of a pack of gum, it had the power to transform any TV into a smart one, as long as you had a smartphone, tablet or computer nearby. Sure it wasn't as full-featured as other media streamers, but for the price, it was a bargain.
Video on demand streaming service Sling TV is continuing its Android invasion with the addition of several Amazon Fire tablets to their supported devices. You can now watch your streaming video on Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets, just like the previous Amazon devices added like the Fire TV and Fire TV stick.
Streaming devices made by the likes of Roku, Apple, and Amazon have a lot to gain from hardware updates, since they process their audio and video internally, and sometimes come with distinctly new remotes or game controllers. Something like the Google Chromecast , on the other hand,is a little harder to go update-crazy about.
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.
The technology industry in recent years has been shaped by a clash of the titans — Google, Apple, Amazon and one or two other companies, which are increasingly getting into each other’s businesses as software and hardware blend and mix.The latest evidence of that clash happened Thursday when Amazon declared that it would stop selling the streaming media players made by Apple and Google.
Amazon just announced a video streaming perk that Netflix has swornit would never allow. If you're one of the approximately 40 to 60 million people who pay for Prime, Amazon's $99-a-year membership club, you can now download movies and TV shows on your smartphone or tablet for offline viewing.
If you didn’t know yet that Chromecast is more than just for streaming your favorite movies and TV shows (and music for Chromecast Audio), now is the best time to find out. Popular game developer Hasbro has added Cast support for two of its titles, Monopoly Here & Now and Yahtzee Blitz.
If you want cable TV without the cable box, Time Warner Cable may have something for you soon. Reliable sources tell Engadget that starting Monday, Time Warner Cable will beta test a version of its TWC TV service made available for the company's internet-only customers living in New York City.
Although it shed off its high-profile name last year, which probably doesn't help its publicity, Kodi, the media center formerly knowns as XBMC, hasn't stopped being the favorite solution of homebrew media centers. And with version 15.0 "Isengard", it has gotten even better, with new features that, honestly speaking, you would have expected to have been there already in this day and age.
Roku , makers of the streaming video device of the same name, have just partnered with video advertising firm Innovid, and together they plan to bring personalized, interactive advertisements to apps that run on the set-top box.