Bad News for Amazon: Google Play Movies and TV Are Now on Roku (Wired)

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Today, Roku announced its channel selections will now include Google Play Movies & TV. Unlike the Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS, you’ll be able to buy and rent movies and TV shows directly through the Roku channel.

Google just announced its own streaming box, which makes that move seem weird… [Read more on Wired]

First Android TVs Launch. Spotify Connect And OnLive Gaming Already On Board (Forbes)

The Philips Android TV interface follows the design of Philips’ previous Smart TV interface.

It’s been a long wait, but the first TVs equipped with an Android-based smart TV system have finally arrived. They were officially unveiled at the IFA technology show in Berlin – and I was there to have a play with them. So what can you expect?

Perhaps surprisingly, the first brand to bring an Android TV to market is… [Read more on Forbes]

Google TV will disrupt Apple and Roku (Advanced Television)

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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]

Google is making its Spotify equivalent free for three months (The Washington Post)

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One of the most frustrating things about Google’s HDMI Chromecast dongle is that is that you can’t use it with Spotify. While the device… [Read more on The Washington Post]

What is Android TV? Everything you need to know (Recombu)

Has Google finally got it right with Android TV?

What is Android TV? How does it compare with Chromecast, Apple TV and the rest? Will Android TV be worth getting? We give you the full rundown…

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