Set-Top Boxes

Roku Expands OTT/Linear TV Measurements For Advertisers

OTT set-top-box device service Roku is making new in-house advertising data tools available, which it says will help standardize measurement across …

Home Theater

Wi-Fi Problems? Chromecast, Google Home May Be The Cause

Having trouble with your Wi-Fi network at home? It could be the fault of Google Chromecast or the Google Home smart speaker. Users and experts alike …

Wi-Fi

Android TV box sellers charged with copyright infringement

SINGAPORE: Two Android TV box sellers have been charged with "wilfully infringing" the copyright of four companies - telcos StarHub and Singtel, …

Home Theater

WeTek Unveils Hyperion 4G LTE Set-Top Box & Nix OTT TV Box Running Android TV OS

When Geniatech announced Android TV certification for their ATV598Max set-top box with digital TV tuners compliant with DVB-T2, DVB-C, ATSC, or ISDB …

Home Theater

TiVo will soon work with IFTTT, Google Assistant, and Alexa

Given the thousands of press releases coming out of CES, we almost missed the news that your TiVo DVR/Set-top box will soon integrate in your smart …

Android News

Dish Network boxes will support Google Assistant in 2018

• Dish Network set-top boxes will support Google Assistant in 2018.<br>• The Hopper, Joey, and Wally boxes will get the update.<br>• “OK, Google” voice commands will control your cable box, and you can use your smartphone to issue those commands.<p>If there’s one thing we’ve learned from CES 2018 (besides how …

Technology

Dish DVRs will soon work with Google Assistant

Never mind using Google Assistant on your TV -- Dish thinks you should talk to your set-top box instead. In the wake of Alexa support, the satellite TV provider is promising Google Assistant control for its Hopper DVR, Joey client and Wally receiver. You can soon search for shows, change the …

Technology

Razer and Phillips Team Up to Enhance Your Gaming Session With Rave Lighting

I have simple, if expensive, needs. I want to achieve, in 2018, the kind of immersive glow that the Philips Ambilight, a product last updated in …

Philips Hue

Nvidia’s behemoth 65-inch gaming monitors are a sight to behold

No matter how good your PC gaming monitor is, it's not as large or as vibrant or as capable as the insanely massive new "big format gaming displays" from Nvidia.<p>What you see above is merely an example of what the so-called "BFGD" line of monitors might look like in your home setup. Nvidia's working …

Entertainment

Philips' kitchen-friendly TV packs Google Assistant

A voice assistant can't help you chop vegetables, but it can talk you through how to get your own to look like they were sliced by a professional. It's one of the reasons that Philips has crammed Google Assistant into its new Android TV for kitchens, the 7703. The 24-inch Android TV comes on a …

Android TV

Looking Back On Yesterday's Tech Advancements

At this time of great disruption in the media industry, I find it interesting to look back and realize that disruption in media was always a …

Advertising Industry

Amazon Readies Bid for English Premier League Soccer Streaming Rights

Amazon could be preparing to bid next month for the rights to stream English Premier League soccer matches, if a report by <i>Bloomberg</i> this morning is anything to go by.<p>According to a source familiar with the matter, the digital giant sees the English Premier League as a huge opportunity to draw more …

Soccer

Business recap: Week of Jan. 1

Business<p><b>Apple</b> said all Mac computers and iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week. It said software updates — for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Mac desktops and laptops and the Apple TV set-top-box — mitigate one vulnerability known as …

Fiat Chrysler

Tivo’s new TV platform will combine cable and streaming

TiVo has launched its new streaming service that promises big things for both consumers and cable or streaming operators. Called the Next-Gen Platform, it gives viewers a convenient, unified way to watch recorded content from both cable providers and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon …

Smart TV

Stream+ combines Android TV with integrated TV tuners to make the best DVR ever [Video]

Android TV is by far my favorite platform for the big screen, but to say it’s been neglected is an understatement. The current Android TV market includes a handful of TVs, the Nvidia Shield set-top box, and that’s it. Now though, the “Stream+” is presenting an option that actually looks quite …

Smart TV

TiVo debuts its ‘Next-Gen’ platform for pay TV providers looking to fight cord cutting

TiVo today introduced a new “Next-Gen Platform,” as it’s being called, that will allow pay TV operators to better keep up with the changes in how consumers prefer to watch television today. The platform lets operators offer modern-day features to their customers – like personalization, …

Smart TV

Sling TV Partners With comScore To Start Cross-Platform Addressable Measurement

Sling TV, the digital pay TV provider, is partnering with comScore, the media researcher, to develop what the companies say is the first …

Advertising

Roku is expanding its ecosystem to include audio devices

Having already tackled 4K and HDR, Roku has come to the realization that there’s not a ton of room left to innovate on the video side so it’s turning …

Televisions

Kodi Lands on the Xbox One, Making It the Ultimate Set-Top Box

There are two things everyone should look for in a good set top box: ease of use and versatility. A set top box is terrible if the menus are a horror …

Home Theater

Kodi coming to the Xbox One makes the console a great set-top box

Kodi, a media streaming player that started its life as XBMC (Xbox Media Centre), a program designed to run on hacked versions of the original Xbox, …

Gaming Consoles

Mecool KII Pro Set-Top-Box Upgraded to Amlogic S905D Processor, Android 7.1.2

Home > AMLogic, Android, Hardware > Mecool KII Pro Set-Top-Box Upgraded to Amlogic S905D Processor, Android 7.1.2<p>Leave a comment Go to comments

Home Theater

Virgin TV promotes new set top box with quirky dance-themed campaign featuring Usain Bolt

Virgin TV has released a dance-themed ad campaign to promote its new set-top box, the Virgin TV V6.<p>The campaign, conceptualized by BBH London, …

Televisions

Want Local TV In Future? Get A New Set!

HDTV sets? 4KTV TV sets? Maybe it’s time for a change. How about new ATSC 3.0 TV sets?<p>New technology for local TV stations could mean another TV set …

Televisions

Amazon Fire TV YouTube app stops working ahead of schedule

Amazon has deactivated Google’s YouTube app on all Fire TV devices, four days before the Mountain View, California company’s planned blocking, …

Amazon Fire TV

Today in Apple history: Second-gen Apple TV hits 1 million sales

<b>December 27, 2010:</b> Almost four months after the second-gen Apple TV’s debut, Cupertino says it has sold 1 million of the streaming video devices.<p>The news shows that Apple’s set-top box is gaining momentum. However, Apple’s PR move is also a low-blow shot at competitor Roku, which recently said it …

Smart TV

Set top boxes given to 20 % households in Coimbatore

Out of the 9.58 lakh (as per Census 2011) households in Coimbatore district, as many as 4.75 lakh have availed of cable TV connections through 1,689 …

Internet

The NVIDIA SHIELD Is the Most Powerful Set Top Box You Can Buy

There are a lot of streaming set-top boxes out there: The Apple TV, the Roku, the Amazon Fire TV…and sure, they each have their advantages. But if …

Televisions

How to Set Up Your New Apple Watch, ChromeBook, Nest, Android Phone, and TV | WIRED

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.22.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The Master Guide to Setting Up All Your New …

Gear & Gadgets

Firefox is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV, and it can access YouTube

An alternative workaround to the Amazon-Google feud<p>Amid Amazon and Google’s bitter and self-defeating feud over the right to stream videos from YouTube, Mozilla today announced that its Firefox browser is now available on Fire TV devices. The Firefox team, which just released the fastest ever …

Technology

Apple TV 4K sells out at Amazon hours after launching

Customers hoping to get an Apple TV 4K before Christmas have one less option, as Amazon completely sold out of the set-top box only hours after it …

Smart TV