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Why Doesn’t Amazon Fire TV Have a Shopping Cart?

Why Doesn’t Amazon Fire TV Have a Shopping Cart?

While Amazon breathlessly touted the capabilities of its streaming-media box, Fire TV, last week, it surprisingly didn't mention anything about how the device would link up with the company's fundamental purpose: being the online store that sells everything to everyone. Amazon has never concealed its playbook for its Kindle ...

HBO Go Stumbles During a Major TV Event (Again)

HBO Go Stumbles During a Major TV Event (Again)

HBO has seen this one before. On Sunday night, users of its HBO Go streaming service who showed up at 9pm eastern, so they could watch the much-anticipated season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” got error messages instead. HBO sent out apologetic tweets, and eventually got things running again. This was a repeat from ...

Report: Yahoo is Planning 10 Original TV Series to Rival Netflix, Amazon

Report: Yahoo is Planning 10 Original TV Series to Rival Netflix, Amazon

Yahoo has big plans for online video content — and it is eyeing original TV series the likes of those that Netflix and Amazon are targeting, the Wall Street Journal reports. Yahoo is said to be interested in series that consist of 10 half-hour-long comedies, with the Journal citing sources as saying they will have ...

This is Android TV: Google’s Latest Attempt to Win Your Living Room

This is Android TV: Google’s Latest Attempt to Win Your Living Room

Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends your work and play to a gigantic screen. Then, we’ll watch as the idea flops because they fail to line up content deals or ...

MLB.tv is Having Issues in 2014: Here’s a Workaround

MLB.tv is Having Issues in 2014: Here’s a Workaround

MLB's online offering has long been the technological leader among U.S. major sports. That's no surprise given the size and financial power of MLB Advanced Media, but repeated issues with the service across devices this season have made MLB.TV look more like NBA League Pass. We've spoken with an MLB representative and ...

Amazon Fire TV Stores Your Voice Recordings, But Lets You Delete Them

Amazon Fire TV Stores Your Voice Recordings, But Lets You Delete Them

Amazon's Fire TV only began shipping to customers on Wednesday, minutes after its reveal as a high-powered media and games hub, but the online retailer has already opened its Web-based Fire TV controls to anxious customers waiting for their packages to arrive. There's not much to do on the Fire TV management page if the ...

Dish Now Offers Customers App Access to Disney and ABC Shows

Dish Now Offers Customers App Access to Disney and ABC Shows

Dish subscribers can now tune into their favorite ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel and ESPN shows on their computers, phones and tablets. Thanks to its recently renewed deal with the Walt Disney Company, customers can now access shows through each channel's respective app or website by signing in using their DISH account ...

Amazon Fire TV vs. the Competition: Who Comes Out on Top?

Amazon Fire TV vs. the Competition: Who Comes Out on Top?

Amazon has just announced its streaming TV media device, the Fire TV, and that means it now faces off against other tech giants and incumbents in yet another category. So how does the Amazon TK compare to the likes of the Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s lineup of streaming set-top boxes and new HDMI stick? ...

Meet Amazon Fire TV: A Streaming Box With Gaming and No Video Buffering

Meet Amazon Fire TV: A Streaming Box With Gaming and No Video Buffering

Amazon Fire TV is available for purchase now, for $99.The ecommerce giant Amazon has delved even further into the hardware space with the launch of a long-rumored streaming media device called the Amazon Fire TV. It said that it has watched these devices sell on its platform for a long time now, so it knows what is and ...

ExciteM to Be a Featured Startup at 2014 NAB Show

ExciteM to Be a Featured Startup at 2014 NAB Show

ExciteM announced on Wednesday it will be a featured startup at the 2014 NAB Show. The company, a San Francisco-based technology leader in real-time participation TV, will demonstrate its participation TV technology, which lets newscasters and audiences to interact in real-time via live-polling, feedback and contests. The ...