We have recently been treated to a new Apple TV, new Fire TV and Fire TV Stick from Amazon and even a new Chromecast. In this battle of streaming media players Roku remains a contender, and following rumors that a new Roku is on the horizon with 4K support, the company today announced Roku 4. Show More Summary
Roku now has one huge advantage over the Apple TV.
Apple’s got an all-new Apple TV. Google just unveiled a Chromecast that’s twice as powerful as the original. Amazon has three new Fire TV models. Now Roku has answered the bell. Meet the […]
From a gamer’s point of view, if not a developer’s, the ultimate metric of a new device is its TTD, or Time To Doom. Ever since the source code to the 1993 classic FPS was released over a decade ago, it has been used as the standard measurement of a new device’s capabilities. Over the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
With all the brouhaha about Amazon cutting commercial ties with Apple TV and Google Chromecast, it’s easy to forget that there are other players in the video-streaming realm — such as Roku. Indeed, the California-based company lifted the lid on the fourth incarnation of the Roku Streaming Player today, with the aptly-named Roku 4 bringing […]
The streaming media market has heated up in the past two weeks, with new players from Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Joining the hypercompetitive field is the Roku 4, a 4K-enabled play...
Makes Apple TV's lack of 4K look even more awkward.
Picking a set-top box just became a little tougher. There's the new Apple TV coming out this month, Amazon's updated Fire TV with 4K video support, and now Roku's joining the set-top box update cycle with its new Roku 4 media streaming...Show More Summary
It's clearly video-streaming box season. Apple finally dropped an updated Apple TV, the Chromecast got all colorful and the Fire TV upped its resolution to 4K. Now it's Roku's turn with the new Roku 4. The flatter and wider set-top box...Show More Summary
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Apple plans to expand the new Apple TV’s universal search far beyond its initial launch partners, Buzzfeed reports. Universal search is one of the marquee features in the new device, letting users search once for a term and see results from multiple sources. Show More Summary
Developers looking at bringing their apps to the Apple […]
Apple recently announced its new Apple TV that not only brings powerful hardware but also an entirely new software experience for the company’s set-top box. It certainly took its sweet time to come out with a new Apple TV but many fans are happy with what the company has achieved. Show More Summary
One of the more compelling new features on the upcoming Apple TV is something Apple is calling Universal Search. As opposed to the status-quo today, where users have to hop in and out of different apps in order to find what programming...Show More Summary
Nvidia, Apple and Amazon share a common vision for a new type of media streaming set-top box that lives in the lounge, providing a state-of-the-art media interface - and powering a new range of mainstream-friendly games. The Cupertino...Show More Summary
One of the key features of the new Apple TV set to launch later this month is universal search, which allows users to find content across a number of different services using text entry or, in some countries, Siri voice search. Universal...Show More Summary
In a recent interview, Tim Cook discussed the new, universal search feature on the upcoming Apple TV. While at launch the search feature will show results from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, Cook expects developers to incorporate search into their TV apps quickly thanks to the tvOS search API. Show More Summary
Apple is preparing to send out a second wave of developer kits for the new Apple TV. The company is notifying some developers of this new wave, which will still cost those chosen to receive a unit $1. Developers selected to receive a kit have until 5:00 p.m. Show More Summary
Citing ‘overwhelming demand’, Apple has expanded the number of Apple TV Developer Kits available for registered developers who applied for a chance to receive the pre-release hardware last month. A number of developers (but not all) who previously missed out on the initial wave of test units have been notified by Apple Developer Relations that more dev kits […]
This week’s Android Circuit includes news from Google's event on Tuesday, initial reviews on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, a look at the Pixel C tablet, the highlights of the Nexus Engineers' AMA, details on the two new Chromecast models,...Show More Summary