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Verizon Fios TV app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV removes need for hardware box

Verizon Fios TV app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV removes need for hardware box

Verizon Fios TV is the latest company to do away with hardware TV box requirements on a wider variety of devices with Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Instead of requiring a Verizon Fios TV box on every TV with which a user would want said TV functionality, Verizon released apps for Fios TV for Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, and Amazon Fire TV devices. These are only the latest platforms on which the Verizon Fios TV app is available. Switching from Verizon Fios TV hardware boxes to Fios TV apps on smart TV devices could potentially reduce a Fios TV user's monthly bill by a substantial amount.

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Good Omens Season 2 confirmed by Neil Gaiman

Good Omens Season 2 confirmed by Neil Gaiman

The second season of Good Omens was confirmed today, despite all the reasons why it wasn't expected to appear. Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's 1990 novel Good Omens was first translated into a series of 6 episodes of a show - released with Amazon. This first season wrapped up that first novel nicely - it was all well and good. Now, there's apparently room for more!

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Apple TV+ has Asimov sci-fi classic Foundation: Could it be this good?

Apple TV+ has Asimov sci-fi classic Foundation: Could it be this good?

There's a TV show coming to Apple TV+ in September of 2021 that goes by the name of Foundation. The show Foundation how has a pair of teaser trailers that'll excite your brain and entice you to join the Apple TV+ universe, starting with an intriguing description of the basic plot. "The Galactic Empire has brought peace to thousands of worlds, but the beliefs of one man now threaten their very existence."

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Netflix Amblin deal drives more Spielberg to streaming

Netflix Amblin deal drives more Spielberg to streaming

Amblin Partners, as led by Steven Spielberg, teamed up with Netflix this week. Netflix and Amblin started a partnership "that will cover multiple new feature films per year." This does not necessarily mean we'll see multiple films directed by Stephen Spielberg released on Netflix - but it could bring bigger-name pictures to the property as exclusives - depending entirely on the parameters of the partnership.

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Frasier 2022 revival cast teased with notes on Martin

Frasier 2022 revival cast teased with notes on Martin

An interview with Kelsey Grammer revealed a few previously rumored details about the next chapter for Frasier Crane. Some cast members will not be returning - most notably John Mahoney, who passed away in the year 2018. As Mahoney portrayed a main character in the main Frasier series, the first episode will deal with the subject of the death of Martin Crane, right off the bat.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming TV stick and smart TV apps officially in the works

Xbox Cloud Gaming TV stick and smart TV apps officially in the works

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase is undoubtedly one of the biggest shows happening at E3 this year, but before that goes down on Sunday, Microsoft has given us an update on all things Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass was a major focus for Microsoft in the latter half of the previous generation and continues to be a big focus as we head deeper into the new generation. It seems that it's about to come to a lot more devices and screens as well.

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How the Bad Batch moon Pantora ties together plots from Book of Boba Fett to Obi-Wan Kenobi

How the Bad Batch moon Pantora ties together plots from Book of Boba Fett to Obi-Wan Kenobi

This week is the first in which the show Star Wars: Bad Batch crosses over with the rest of the modern era of Star Wars productions. It is this week that the team meets up with a mysterious bounty hunter by the name of Fennec Shand. As we know from our adventures in The Mandalorian, Shand's path is rarely devoid of action.

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Binge calculator lets you plan for all the TV

Binge calculator lets you plan for all the TV

There's a new sort of calculator available for binge watching TV, created by developer Brian Yung. The calculator is called "Can I Binge?" and it's effectively a simple website. At said website, you can select a TV show, select a length of time, and hit the question mark.

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Toshiba C350 Amazon smart TV series revealed in 5 sizes

Toshiba C350 Amazon smart TV series revealed in 5 sizes

Amazon and Best Buy revealed a new set of Toshiba television sets with Fire TV smart TV software. These televisions are all in the Toshiba C350 series, rolling with Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and DTS Virtual: X. This line of televisions will eventually be made available in five different sizes at Best Buy and from Amazon online.

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YouTube TV Roku app gone: What comes next [UPDATE: YouTube statement]

YouTube TV Roku app gone: What comes next [UPDATE: YouTube statement]

Today the YouTube TV app was removed from Roku as Google and Roku did not reach an agreement for license extension. The contract between the companies would have required that Roku agree to terms with which they suggest they're not comfortable. These terms would apparently place Google apps and services at the top of search results, and provide Google with user tracking data Roku says they should not need.

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Your Roku may lose YouTube TV soon: Here’s why [Updated]

Your Roku may lose YouTube TV soon: Here’s why [Updated]

If you own a Roku device and depend upon said Roku device for YouTube TV, you might be in for a rude awakening soon. Per an email sent to customers this week on the Roku platform, Google and Roku are in a bit of a dispute. According to Roku, Google is asking to have preferential treatment in search results in the Roku platform - a request Roku suggests they can no longer fulfill.

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Apple TV 4K update revealed with redesigned Siri Remote

Apple TV 4K update revealed with redesigned Siri Remote

The next-generation Apple TV 4K was revealed today with new features set for release in the year 2021. This device effectively has the same name as its predecessor, but has a new A12 Bionic chip inside and enhanced features aplenty. This new device has enhanced AirPlay support with high frame rate HDR from iPhone 12 Pro and newer. It also has a new Apple TV Remote!

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