Tagged with: TV

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

Access without a cable subscription to HBO Go, the premium cable channel's online platform with a huge library of streaming video, may be closer than ever before -- and still too far to grasp. Jeff Bewkes, the chairman and chief executive of HBO's parent Time Warner, softened his wording about the possibility that HBO Go ...

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

  CEO Lowell McAdam offered a few more details this morning about Verizon’s plan to offer a TV-like service over the Internet, a market that Sony and Dish Network also hope to lead. The telco expects by mid-2015 it will offer mobile users a “bundle with major broadcast providers” plus a collection of ...

The New TiVo Mega Can Record and Store 3 Years Worth of TV

The New TiVo Mega Can Record and Store 3 Years Worth of TV

Running out of room on your DVR sucks, no doubt. Is it enough of a problem for you to throw $5,000 at it? For most people, the answer is no, but in case it's a real issue you need to remedy, the new TiVo Mega should alleviate all of your first-world concerns. This huge, server-sized TiVo contains a whopping 24TB of storage ...

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

Much of the world is shifting to streaming video delivered over the Internet, but don't count out optical discs just yet. The Blu-ray Disc Association is most of the way done defining a version of its optical disc technology that can handle high-resolution 4K imagery, the group said Friday at the IFA electronics trade show ...

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix on Tuesday launched a new social recommendation feature to let its users suggest TV shows to their Facebook friends. It is available starting Tuesday on the Netflix website, iOS, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs, though the company says it will be adding additional platforms “in the coming ...

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

On Monday, Amazon said it would spend more than $1 billion for Twitch, a website for watching video games. The site, which started three years ago, was never supposed to exist. Today, thousands of players are broadcasting, or streaming, their games on the site at any given moment, with many amassing a loyal audience. ...

TiVo’s Roamio OTA DVR is its First Box for Cord-Cutters

TiVo’s Roamio OTA DVR is its First Box for Cord-Cutters

For the past eight years, a CableCARD and a TiVo DVR have gone hand-in-hand. No more! Within the next few weeks, the limited edition TiVo Roamio OTA DVR will be available from select Best Buy stores for an initial price of $49 (plus $15/month service with a one-year commitment). That's $150 cheaper than the existing base ...

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

Comcast on Thursday formally announced a new service that will let college students at seven universities stream live TV and video on-demand programming across their personal laptops, smartphones, and tablets while connected to campus Wi-Fi. Dubbed Xfinity On Campus, the service is included as part of each student's room ...

Netflix’s Hack Day Leads to Three Very Awesome Ideas

Netflix’s Hack Day Leads to Three Very Awesome Ideas

As it sits right now, Netflix is one of the better streaming experiences available. Every couple of months, the company holds a “Hack Day” where the product development and technical teams fool around with the innards of Netflix in order to try out fun new things. The last couple of events like this have yielded some ...

Roku TV, the TV With Roku Built Inside, is Now Available for Pre-Order

Roku TV, the TV With Roku Built Inside, is Now Available for Pre-Order

Many smart TV platforms are less than perfect, so you're almost always better off adding some kind of streaming device. Now Roku is cutting out the middleman completely, by releasing TVs with Roku baked right inside. Synergy! There are two OEMs making Roku TV, TCL and Hisense. The TCL sets go on sale on Tuesday via ...