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Amazon Cloud Player app comes to Samsung Smart TVs and Roku media players

Amazon Cloud Player app comes to Samsung Smart TVs and Roku media players

Today, Amazon has announced that their Cloud Player app is now available on 2012 Samsung Smart TV models, as well as Roku media players. The new app gives Cloud Player users access to their entire music library on these new devices, and they join a long list of products that the Cloud Player app is already compatible with, including the Kindle Fire, Sonos music players, Android devices, and iOS devices.

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BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

UK broadcaster the BBC has launched Connected Red Button, further blending web TV with live broadcasting, and kicking things off with an appearance on Virgin Media TiVo boxes. The new service redresses existing BBC internet TV features like iPlayer, BBC News, Sport, Weather, and other content including local, into a new interface suited for big-screen browsing, and in a curated fashion which the BBC claims will cut down on choice-overload.

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LG’s own-design H13 Smart TV chip debuts fabless silicon ambitions

LG’s own-design H13 Smart TV chip debuts fabless silicon ambitions

LG plans to follow in Samsung's footsteps by designing its own ARM processors, execs from the company have confirmed, with the first example - the LG H13 - set to debut in a Smart TV at CES 2013 next month. The H13 has been designed by LG but will be built for the company by TSMC, The Korea Times reports, a 28nm chip expected to use ARM's Cortex A15 architecture as Samsung adopted in the Exynos 5250 and used in the Nexus 10 tablet.

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Hitachi reveals full Fall 3D Smart TV and HDTV lineup

Hitachi reveals full Fall 3D Smart TV and HDTV lineup

Welcome to the Autumn show with Hitachi for their full 3D Smart TV and next-generation HDTV lineup. This time they're coming in hard with a selection of televisions that are strongly considering blowing your socks off, all with a pointed suggestion that you buy a ROKU to go along with them (ROKU-ready streaming options they say.) This collection has both an ULTRAVISION UltraThin LED Series and a Value Series to speak of - going all out!

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Wii U to add TVii, Miiverse, eShop and Chat at final hour

Wii U to add TVii, Miiverse, eShop and Chat at final hour

Nintendo's TVii smart TV system for the Wii U won't be preloaded on the console out of the box, but require a day-one download, along with the Miiverse and other features, its been revealed. Early consoles are already hitting the wild, IGN reports, but TVii, Miiverse, Wii U Chat, and the Nintendo eShop won't be present on them until a software update the company aims to have out on the same day.

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Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung have joined up to bring interactive television to your living room. By combining Samsung's Smart TV with Yahoo's Broadcast Interactivity, viewers will have access to "intelligent content discovery." This provides real-time content that operates alongside regular programming to complement what you're watching, whether it's a TV show, movie, or commercial.

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