Showtime Showdown “Everyone loves their phones, tablets, and laptops,” said Google. “Unlike other solutions, we will not force you to have the same operating system on all your devices.” Google is throwing a punch at Apple with their new Google Chromecast, a tiny $35 dongle that lets anyone stream videos from any phone or tablet […]
Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture by Redbox and Verizon, is now coming to a Roku player near you. The video streaming service, developed to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Vudu, is taking a double-punch approach that allows its subscribers unlimited video streaming and four free physical rentals from any of its 42,000 kiosks […]
The Cupertino-based tech giant sealed a deal with HBO and ESPN to bring the HBOGo and WatchESPN apps to Apple TV. The product, which uses iTunes to deliver purchased and rented media, has sold over 1.1 million television shows and movies combined. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has expressed interest in remaking the television experience in […]
The era of cable and satellite subscriptions are coming to a screeching halt, and tech giants like Apple and Google are racing to get consumers hooked onto their own media-streaming services in order to keep up with the new norm. Roku, a small tech company nestled in the outskirts of Silicon Valley, has an answer […]
With the wake of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) coming to a calm, we have highlighted the biggest and most-anticipated tech toys of 2013: iOS 7. Arguably the biggest announcement of the year in consumer technology is Apple’s complete design overhaul of its widely used mobile operating […]
Several online options, 2D to 3D conversion, and super thin.
Streaming has become one of the buzzwords in modern home theater, offering consumers the ability to access directly on the TV a vast array of new and favorite music, video or still photos, either across the worldwide web or locally on the home computer. As always, there’s a lot to be said for the comfort and […]
It was kind of weird when Netflix first announced plans to air the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey show, “House of Cards.” Now, Hulu is following suit, planning its own original programming, with the help of documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Best known for his work in “Super Size Me,” Spurlock will capture “A Day in the Life.” Inspired by […]
Steaming content—both videos and music—is so easy now, and so cheap, that I worry we’ve gotten a little spoiled by the experience and will begin to expect everything to be as easy and cheap, forgetting the huge backend infrastructure it takes to make these systems work. A couple of weeks ago the web went berserk […]
If you’re thinking about ditching Netflix, you may want to look at this list of other movie rental options.