set top box

Roku CEO makes fun of Apple TV calling it an iPad accessory

Roku CEO makes fun of Apple TV calling it an iPad accessory

There are no shortage of set top boxes on the market today. Some of the most popular come from Roku. About a year ago, Roku launched the Roku 3 set top box and it is one of the most popular devices the company sells. Apple is also in the market with a product called the Apple TV that has been called a hobby for the company.

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Amazon set-top box event set for April 2nd

Amazon set-top box event set for April 2nd

This week Amazon has sent out invites to an event that’ll be held in New York City next week. This event will take place on the 2nd of April and will center on what Amazon describes as an "an update for our video business." While it’s possible that Amazon might be speaking about their streaming video content delivery services, it’s also likely they’re speaking about their long-awaited television set-top box.

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BlackBerry BBTV images surface years after project was killed

BlackBerry BBTV images surface years after project was killed

For a bunch of years, BlackBerry was one of the most popular makers of smartphones out there. Things started to turn on Blackberry when the iPhone launched and suddenly BlackBerry devices were old and boring in the eyes of many users. Back in 2011, a project rumor was making the rounds focusing on a new offering from BlackBerry.

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Amazon set top box tipped for April shipping

Amazon set top box tipped for April shipping

Rumors and leaks concerning Amazon's upcoming set top box have been increasing over the past weeks, and latest among them is a tip by sources that spoke to The Wall Street Journal saying the streaming device will start shipping some time early next month, though a precise date could not be provided.

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Amazon TV set top box may use NVIDIA GRID to initiate cloud gaming

Amazon TV set top box may use NVIDIA GRID to initiate cloud gaming

When the folks at Lab126 (Amazon’s "inventive research and development company") started work on a set-top box, it’s said this week, it wasn’t the same dongle we’re being tipped on this week. What’s being tipped this week via TechCrunch is a stick that’s essentially the same size as Chromecast, shipping with support for a massive amount of media - and not just TV shows and movies. Instead it could be time to bring cloud gaming to the forefront as OnLive has, bringing full-fledged PC gaming to the television using Amazon’s servers remotely.

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Apple TV camera hint surfaces in job listing

Apple TV camera hint surfaces in job listing

Job listings recently posted on Apple's website are putting out a call for professionals to join the company's Camera Software team, which isn't notable in and of itself. Nestled within the job descriptions, however, is a mention of the Apple TV, hinting at a camera-equipped future for the device.

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Amazon set-top box to offer Netflix and Hulu Plus

Amazon set-top box to offer Netflix and Hulu Plus

Word about an Amazon set top box has abounded for many months, with word surfacing in April of last year that a STB was in the works, followed by a more recent tip that the device will launch this month, a change from the previously anticipated holiday season arrival. Now sources have surfaced saying the box will include apps for competitors' offerings, including Netflix.

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Apple TV reboot release with Time Warner Cable tipped for April

Apple TV reboot release with Time Warner Cable tipped for April

This week a set of anonymous tipsters have suggested that Apple will be bringing on their newest set-top box to the market as early as April. While we've expected a new Apple TV box to appear sooner than later, this is another push toward a more exact reveal date, with early Summer looking like a reality here with plans at the tail end of Winter.

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Satechi Smart TV Box launches with XBMC support

Satechi Smart TV Box launches with XBMC support

If your television still falls in the "dumb" category, a set-top box is usually the easiest solution for gaining access to the goodies that come with Smart TVs. One such box is the newly launched and simply-named Smart TV Box from Satechi, which best resembles a WiFi router and brings with it, among other things, an Android 4.2-based operating system.

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Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

While it'd be easier to think that the world was moving towards an all-mobile environment for consuming media, Hulu suggests today that it's slightly more complicated than that. Statistics shown by the media deliverer today show how it's essentially a 50/50 split between those who use their service on a computer (desktop or notebook) and those who use everything else. At this time, that means that half of Hulu's viewers use a smartphone, tablet, or TV box to experience the entertainment.

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TV-U1 TV tuner adds broadcast channels to Nuvola NP-1 4K streaming device

TV-U1 TV tuner adds broadcast channels to Nuvola NP-1 4K streaming device

We've talked about streaming devices and set top boxes from Nuvola in the past. One of the products from the company that we have talked about is the Nuvola NP-H1. Nuvola also has another steaming media set top box called the Nuvola NP-1. This device is billed as the world's first 4K UltraHD media player.

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Hisense announces H6 smart TV and Pulse PRO set-top box with Android

Hisense announces H6 smart TV and Pulse PRO set-top box with Android

Electronics and appliances manufacturer Hisense this week announced two new products. The main offering is the H6 smart TV, which relies on a Marvell HD media processor and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The Pulse PRO, which also runs Android 4.2.2, brings the Hisense smart TV suite of software and services to any HD TV. Pricing details and official images were not released.

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