television

Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

With the announcement of iOS 7 last week, Apple showed off a handful of new features coming to the new mobile OS later this fall, including Control Center and an entirely new design that aims to be a flatter design than past iterations. While Apple TV was left out of the discussion during the event, it seems Apple will be including some of the new features with the latest Apple TV beta.

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Xiaomi TV photos suggest low-cost smartphone-connected sets appearing soon

Xiaomi TV photos suggest low-cost smartphone-connected sets appearing soon

There's a 47-inch television sitting in a factory somewhere in China that's about to be revealed to the mainland, and if it succeeds with its smartphone-connected plan of action, the United States may very well be next on its list of places to visit. What we're seeing here is a set of photos taken on a factory floor in China courtesy of microblogger "Only_Engage", the first of which was spotted by Engadget last week, of a television created by the China-based brand Xiaomi. This machine has not yet been officially announced by the company - a company that's been relatively successful thus far in creating low-cost Android devices and an Android-based set-top box for televisions of all kinds.

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Time Warner tipped to keep TV offline with incentives to content groups

Time Warner tipped to keep TV offline with incentives to content groups

If you planned on getting your fair share of your favorite television show courtesy of the folks at Time Warner this upcoming entertainment season, you'd better guess again. According to sources speaking with Bloomberg - the anonymous type - Time Warner is offering incentives to media companies to keep their content away from the web. Strange as that might seem, they've suggested that keeping video content out of the libraries of Intel Corp and Apple are said to be just part of the equation.

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Kingnovel K-R42-1 Android TV box appears to continue Google TV split

Kingnovel K-R42-1 Android TV box appears to continue Google TV split

This week the folks at Kingnovel have released a device by the name of K-R42-1, a so-called "Android TV box" made to utilize the mobile operating system on your big-screen television machine. What's odd about this machine - and similar television boxes running Android - is the fact that Google makes their own "Google TV" platform that also works with Android at its base. The differences between this machine's Android and Google TV's Android are slight.

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Hulu Plus living room experience update hits Samsung and Roku first, Wii second

Hulu Plus living room experience update hits Samsung and Roku first, Wii second

The Hulu Plus living room experience has had a user interface update today, bringing Hulu's Seattle-born vision for non-desktop streaming video to various devices. This update has brought on a new vision for the streaming video platform, now working with in-app Hulu Plus signup, Hulu Kids - an extension of the Hulu Kids child-friendly selection of programs available to web-based users, and simplified controls all-around.

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Xbox One E3 event won’t focus on TV

Xbox One E3 event won’t focus on TV

Microsoft talked about the television capabilities of the Xbox One during the console's unveiling last week, and there weren't that many games shown off, putting fear into many Xbox loyalists that Microsoft was focusing more television and home entertainment rather than the console's main purpose. However, when the company discusses the Xbox One at E3, TV talk will be off the table.

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Roku looks outside the box as funds are pushed towards TV integration

Roku looks outside the box as funds are pushed towards TV integration

Roku is a high-selling little set top box that brings a variety of content platforms, such as Netflix and Vudu, to its users' televisions, giving them smart TV-like functionality sans actually being a smart TV. On April 10, Roku announced that it had sold 5 million players, and now the company's CEO has spoken with The Hollywood Reporter, sharing his vision of the company's future.

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