The arrival of Google’s Android TV platform could well disrupt the landscape for streaming media players now dominated by Roku and Apple TV, potentially disturbing a rapidly expanding market that… [Read more on Advanced Television]
DVD and Blu-ray sales rarely top $100 million anymore. That’s a problem for Hollywood that Apple, Inc. and other set-top box makers are poised to… [Read more on The Motley Fool]
Video sharing service Vimeo on Wednesday rolled out an all-new version of its Apple TV channel, bringing a streamlined user interface, new curated playlists,…
Apple’s streaming box just got four new apps, including 24-hour live programming from Disney-owned ABC News… [Read more on VentureBeat]
Set-top box makers are adding more games to their systems. At E3, Sony responded by unveiling PlayStation TV for gamers who want access to high-quality games as well as streaming services and Sony’s library of original TV and movies. Should Amazon.com and Apple investors be nervous?… [Read more on The Motley Fool]
Welcome to the next vision for Apple TV? At its recent World Wide Developers Conference, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) introduced a new low-level 3-D graphics API called Metal that could be integrated into Apple TV down the road. While Metal could give obvious advantages in mobile, its promise of… [Read more on The Motley Fool]
When people talk about the streaming video to TV market, the most common devices discussed are smart TVs and dedicated devices like Roku and Apple TV. But what gets overlooked are video game consoles. These actually comprise the vast… [Read more on Business Insider]
“I think Netflix will help distinguish cable.
We for a long time have been even to life in the notion of getting your regular channels, your video on demand, and your new streaming aggregators like Netflix all together in a single experience, netflix being the best known brand name out there, in the streaming media space.
I think it really helps consumers understand the benefit of the cable operators putting that all together…”
Cette offre commerciale permet de louer les appareils. Le système connaît un certain succès chez Intermarché.
La FNAC multiplie les initiatives pour doper son activité dans un marché de l’électronique grand public qui reste déprimé. Pour le premier trimestre 2014, l’institut Gfk a enregistré une baisse de 7 %, allant même jusqu’à 8,8 % pour la micro-informatique. Après avoir sorti il y a quelques mois ses liseuses avec Kobo, la filiale du… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]
Why does Apple want Beats? We doubt it will be about the headphones, since Apple isn’t the type to buy brands, and buying Beats for Beats Music does sound a bit silly, since it would effectively overlap and cannibalize iTunes Radio. It has been speculated that Apple’s interest in Beats could be about… [Read more on Übergizmo]
The rise and fall (and rise and fall, and rise and fall) of an oft-rumored product
In late 2006, the crescendo of rumors about Apple building a smartphone became deafening–and sure enough, in January 2007, the company announced the iPhone. Three years later, the blogosphere was afire with scuttlebutt about an Apple tablet–right before Apple unveiled the iPad.
Then there are the rumors about Apple making an HDTV. One with streaming video from the iTunes store, a predictably polished… [Read more on Time]
Apple is working on a television. That’s what the rumor mill says, at least. It’s also what analysts claim, what Steve Jobs hinted to in the Walter Isaacson biography on his life, and what everyone hopes to see. But at this point, I’m starting to wonder if all of those claims and our hopes and our dreams about an Apple television won’t ever translate to an actual device launch.
There’s no debating that… [Read more on Slash Gear]
NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Apple (AAPL_) TV is no longer a “hobby” for CEO Tim Cook, who noted to analysts and investors on last night’s earnings call that revenue from its streaming device was more than $1 billion in 2013. Apple has sold roughly 20 million of the set-top box since it launched, Cook said.
“The reason that I stripped off the hobby label is that… [Read more on The Street]
Apple is set to launch a new generation of its Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. The next-generation miniature set-top-box, which could be unveiled as early as this June, looks set to feature Siri-like voice commands and games console features and is set to become a serious Apple product in its own right.
The hockey-puck-sized device that plugs into the back of a television set and connects to the internet, launches dedicated apps and enables the streaming of content from other Apple products, be they Macs, iPhones or iPads, has until now been described as… [Read more on Metro]
Aereo – Billion-Dollar Company or Billion-Dollar Liability? Op-ed by Derek Khanna
In the past decade, home-media consumption of television content has changed significantly. Millions of people, particularly among younger generations, are becoming cord-cutters and converting to Netflix or Hulu. Smart TV’s and add-ons like Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV are changing the way we consume content, changing how we pay for content, and changing the content we are able to consume – as the quality of programming has continued to get much higher.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving… [Read more on Politix]
Set-top box upstart Fan TV will be offered to Time Warner Cable subscribers looking for video-on-demand and streaming, with the $99 accessory taking on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Focusing on ease of content discovery, Fan TV mixes live and on-demand content in the same menu, hoping to… [Read more on Slash Gear]
Are you planning to buy a Smart TV? Do you expect the Smart TV to offer you with more than just touch screen or additional apps? If yes, a new Smart TV keyboard known as ‘Harmony Smart Keyboard’ has been developed by Logitech. This keyboard can support the Amazon Fire TV, Netflix and Hulu.
Its media keys include… [Read more on Deccan Chronicle]
The Seattle e-retailer is reportedly planning its next step into the hardware business by launching a smartphone to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon has been meeting with developers in San Francisco and Seattle in recent weeks to demonstrate the device. Amazon plans to… [Read more on The Street]