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Yesterday, 03:02 PM
31
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Google Play Movies & TV arrives on Roku devices
 
(engadget.com) - If you've committed your streaming dollars to one of Roku's recent offerings, you're about to get access to a load of new content. The company announced today that Google Play Movies & TV is now available in its Channel Store for folks in the US, UK, Ireland and Canada. Similar to the mobile app, pausing when an actor is on screen will allow you to bring up his or her name via those handy Info Cards....
 

Oct 30 2014 06:29 AM
30
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Google takes another step into your living room with its Nexus Player
 
(engadget.com) - Google's wanted a piece of your living room for ages, and now -- after two attempts that never really went anywhere -- the search giant seems poised to get what it wants. Android TV is coming to, well, a TV near you, and we just spent a few brief moments wrapping our heads around Mountain View's vision of television with its new, ASUS-made Nexus Player....
 

Oct 30 2014 06:29 AM
30
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


YouTube's silky smooth 60FPS video is now ready for viewing
 
(engadget.com) - YouTube promised that you'd see many videos playing at a brisk 60 frames per second this year, and it looks like the streaming site has made good on its word. While there were a few 60FPS test clips in the spring, you can now see regular uploads with silky smooth motion. There are some fairly strict conditions you'll need to meet before you see these high-quality videos, mind you....
 

Oct 29 2014 04:36 AM
29
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


An FCC rule change could put internet TV on a level playing field with cable
 
(engadget.com) - Right now internet services don't always have the opportunity to show the same content as traditional TV, but the FCC might be about to change that. Chairman Tom Wheeler described in his blog post "Tech Transitions, Video, and the Future" the "first step" to open cable programs and local TV to internet services, by giving them the same classification that cable and satellite providers have. That wouldn't apply to Netflix or Amazon (as they currently exist), but anyone streaming live TV channels over the internet -- like Sony, Verizon and Dish are planning, Intel tried before selling to Verizon, and Apple's TV project has been rumored to include -- would be covered....
 

Oct 27 2014 09:17 AM
27
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Amazon goes after Roku and Chromecast with $39 Fire TV Stick
 
Amazon's Fire TV is doing very well for itself, but it's hard to justify that $99 price when a Roku Streaming Stick is $50 and a Chromecast is only $35. That's why the company has whipped out the Amazon Fire TV stick that can be snagged for as little as $19, if you're a Prime customer and move quickly enough. Like its rivals, the stick connects to your TV through the HDMI port, enabling you to watch streaming video from a wide variety of sources like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Hardware-wise, there's 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, dual-band WiFi and, perhaps surprisingly at this price, a dedicated remote control....
 

Oct 24 2014 05:33 AM
24
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


HereIsTV Connects With Comcast, DirecTV & Dish
 
(multichannel.com) - HereIsTV.com launched this week with integration agreements in place with Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV that enable registered users to set DVR recordings direct from the startup's web-based application.
 
HereIsTV, led by former Dish exec Bruce Eisen, doesn't rely on algorithms to make it's recommendations but instead relies on a panel of people...
 

Oct 24 2014 05:32 AM
24
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: Judge formally bans Aereo from streaming live TV to devices
 
(engadget.com) - Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan. It's been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by "transmitting performances of copyrighted work to the public," but it's only now that a judge has issued a temporary ban order.
 
Wondering what's next for Aereo? Well, the jury's still out on whether it can record and store programs to be aired at a later time. The judge didn't grant TV networks their request to stop the company from doing so, since they didn't include it as part of their demands when they first filed a lawsuit. She's currently investigating whether she should grant that request, though...
 

Oct 23 2014 07:28 AM
23
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: FCC pauses clock on AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC merger reviews
 
(reuters.com) - The FCC's review of the $48.5 billion merger of wireless carrier AT&T and satellite TV provider DirecTV on Wednesday was in day 76 of the 180-day deadline. The review of the $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal earlier had been stopped at day 85.
 
The FCC is weighing how to resolve a hitch in collecting and reviewing agreements that pay-TV companies have signed with media companies, such as CBS Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, to offer their content to subscribers....
 

Oct 23 2014 07:27 AM
23
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Watch an episode of 'MST3k,' with or without the jokes explained
 
(engadget.com) - Ordinarily, people talking during a movie is our idea of hell, but in Mystery Science Theater 3000's case, we're more than happy to allow it. The thing is, unless you've got a pop culture brain that'd make Tarantino blush, you're not going to know enough to get the joke. That's why a group calling themselves The Annotated MST have been painstakingly researching and explaining every single gag from the show so you don't feel left out. Thankfully, the group has teamed up with Shout! Factory, MST3k's DVD label, to release a fully-amended and legitimate copy of Mitchell onto YouTube that you can switch on and off depending on if you need a joke explained....
 

Oct 22 2014 09:26 AM
22
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Nielsen and Adobe are teaming up to apply TV-style ratings to the internet
 
(engadget.com) - You've probably heard of the Nielsen Ratings, which are the figures relating to the number of people who watch a particular TV series. It's these statistics that Hollywood uses to decide if your favorite show gets a second season or if it'll only live on in fan fiction. Unfortunately, with more and more entertainment being delivered online, a TV ratings company isn't much use to anyone. That's why Nielsen has teamed up with Adobe to begin rating pretty much everything on the internet....
 



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