12/11/2013, Cupertino’s set-top box, the Apple TV, has received quite a lot of new content partners this year. Apple isn’t done adding new partners, Apple TV has now received a couple of new apps from content partners. There’s a Watch ABC app through which users can stream content from local ABC affiliates. KOR TV is a Korean language channel which can be streamed through the set-top box now. Crackle app brings movies […]
12/10/2013, Time Warner Cable announced they will be adding its TWC TV application to another platform this week, with many speculating it might possibly land on either the Apple TV or Google Chromecast. It looks like Time Warner Cable isn’t just thinking of expanding its service to other platforms, but also embracing another video streaming service onto its own set-top boxes.
07/09/2013, The Cube TV kit allows you to turn your Android tablet into a set-top box.
04/24/2013, Amazon has already single-handedly shaken up the tablet market with its Kindle, and it looks like the company may be looking for expand its consumer electronics presence by planning to introduce a set-top box some time later this year. According to people with knowledge of the matter speaking with Bloomberg, Amazon’s set-top box will connect to a person’s television to provide access to Amazon’s video services, one of which will certainly […]
04/15/2013, The FCC permitted cable providers to encrypt basic cable towards the end of last year and now Comcast has detailed its plans for moving ahead with cable encryption. Those who do not use a CableCard enabled device or a Comcast set-top box will need to install an adapter so that they can keep watching encrypted cable. That is why Comcast has already begun telling its subscribers in some markets that […]
04/10/2013, It was all the way back in May 2008 when Roku launched their maiden player that was capable of streaming entertainment directly to the TV, where some have dubbed it to be “the Netflix player,” as Netflix was the first available channel back then. Roku’s effort enabled consumers to stream thousands of TV and movie titles on their TVs instantly, courtesy of a speedy Internet connection. Since then, half a […]
11/22/2012, There are whispers going around at the moment that Microsoft is currently working on a device that will rival the Apple TV when it is released, but it does come with an advantage – to feature casual gaming. Different sources on the ground do report of claims that Microsoft’s strategy of spinning off a new set-top box range is to help supplement its future Xbox strategy. Apparently, it is part […]
06/28/2012, The ADB-01 Android Set Top Box that hails from China might soon be one of many of such similar devices that flood the market, and for those who are looking for a hassle free and cheap manner to transform your standard TV into a media center of sorts, then the ADB-01 Android Set Top Box might just fit the bill nicely. Underneath the hood, we find a 1GHz Rockchip RK2918 […]
02/20/2012, Philips has just launched the HMP2000, its new set-top box that is designed to compete against Roku, Apple TV and other set top boxes. Designed to plug into your TV’s HDMI port, this set top box features built-in WiFi for you to stream video and images from your home network to your TV. It also packs a USB port for those times when you don’t want to go through the […]
01/18/2012, Comcast intends to expand their business further by experimenting with web-connected cable boxes, and as we all know, most, if not all, devices in the consumer electronics market will need to go through the watchful eyes of the FCC before they can be released to the masses. Comcast knows this, and the Pace-manufactured “Parker” might have just sneaked to the FCC’s hallways, awaiting approval. Label examples and a user manual […]
01/05/2012, VIA technologies announced today that it will be providing its VIA Nano processors to power Lenovo’s A30 Internet TV Set Top Box that was launched today in Shanghai. The Set top box will feature a 1.2GHz VIA Nano processor and VIA VX900 media system processor which provides full compatibility with mainstream video and audio formats. The new set top box will support picture-in-picture as well as a “one-touch button” to […]
10/11/2011, Looking for a set-top box for your home television but don’t want to spend a fortune purchasing one? Roku has just announced a new addition to its set top box lineup called the Roku LT. Touted as the market’s cheapest streaming player, it “works with virtually any TV and delivers the full award-winning Roku streaming experience” with over 300 channels including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, EPIX, Crackle, […]
09/28/2011, The FCC must have had a field time recently, playing around with yet another unidentified Roku LT player known only by its model number – 2400X. The model number does seem to point towards it being a previous generation device, considering the Roku 2 range begins with “30″. It will be marketed as the Roku LT and will most probably be part of the new low-cost member of the range, […]
09/08/2011, Over a month ago, we covered GameTanium, a service that allowed users with Android tablets and phones to rent games for a fixed monthly fee instead of forking out hard earned cash to play a new game each time. Well it looks like Extent (the company behind GameTanium) has plans to reach out to a wider audience – by bringing its services over to Android set-top boxes as well. The […]