Bloomberg: DirecTV and TWC Might Create an Aereo-like Service

As cable companies continue to come up with creative ways to sell us TV without hooking us onto traditional cable, Bloomberg is reporting that DirecTV and Time Warner Cable are both thinking about creating an Aereo-type streaming service for customers to use. If it works like Aereo, it means you get to watch TV over… » 10/25/13 7:15pm 10/25/13 7:15pm

Catch a Glimpse of Google TV 2.0

The original launch of Google TV didn't go so well. Will an updated UI and expanded access to the Android marketplace help the set-top boxes find a place in living rooms? Maybe not. Check out a full gallery of screen grabs and further analysis at Zat's Not Funny. » 10/20/11 11:40pm 10/20/11 11:40pm

Boxee Box: Now With Less Bugs Thanks to Firmware Update Magic!

As Jason noted in his review, the Boxee Box was a really good local media streamer, but the software was also pretty damn buggy. Well hopefully that will change for the better now that Boxee has issued their first firmware update. Not only does it offer 30 bug fixes, it adds improvements to navigational and sorting… » 12/13/10 7:56pm 12/13/10 7:56pm

Hulu's Working on a Show of Their Own: Die, Cable Providers, Die

Hulu just put out a casting call in search of hosts for a new clip show they have in the works. While seemingly innocuous, could this be the birth of the internet's first major TV studio/broadcaster? » 12/07/10 1:40am 12/07/10 1:40am

Google TV Review: It's Kinda the Future

It seems like everyone wants to get into your living room this year. Most companies are invading with media streamers, but Google wants to sneak an actual computer in there. It's an Android for your TV. » 10/26/10 11:00am 10/26/10 11:00am

How It Feels to Use Sony's First Google TV

Sony's Internet TVs are here, and we are live at their debut with hands on. So how does it feel to use the world's first Google TV-powered HDTV? » 10/12/10 6:48pm 10/12/10 6:48pm

Sony's Google TV Blu-ray Player Is 400 Bucks

Don't wanna drop $1400 on Sony's Internet (Google) TV? They're building Google TV into a $400 Blu-ray player. Smart. Maybe a better value than the Logitech Revue, depending on what else it can do. We'll see soon. » 10/12/10 5:32pm 10/12/10 5:32pm

Sony's Internet TV Leak: We (Might) Know How Big, and How Much

Leaked information on Sony's Google TV-enabled set have hit early, courtesy of Sony Insider. The site claims Sony's new line will consist of 24", 32", 40", and 46" models, with the latter three costing $1299.99, $1499.99 and $1899.99. [Sony Insider] » 10/07/10 11:08am 10/07/10 11:08am

PlayOn Mobile Lets You Watch TV On Your iPhone

PlayOn, the subscription TV service, finally has an app for iPhone that lets users watch ESPN, Comedy Central, Hulu, Netflix and other cable channels right on their iPhone. The PlayOn tv service works over 3G or Wi-Fi and costs $40/year with a free 14-day trial to start. The only downside? PlayOn's desktop software is… » 9/30/10 10:02am 9/30/10 10:02am

Sony Takes Out Their Google-Powered Internet TV For a Spin

Sony's Internet TV is at IFA, demonstrating how Google TV might make your soccer—or football, rather—watching experience more interesting. No further details on the hardware side of things, but the UI looks polished, and more importantly, pretty useful. » 9/02/10 7:26am 9/02/10 7:26am

First Android-Based Television, From Sweden's People of Lava. Wait, Who?

I'd normally be on the fence about the utility of an Android-based television set like Scandinavia (above), but if it's made by a company called People of Lava it has to be pretty awesome, right? Or at least ridiculous? » 4/05/10 9:20am 4/05/10 9:20am

Hillcrest Labs Pairs Kylo "TV Browser" with Motion-Sensing Loop Pointer

Remember the Loop? It was an accelerometer-equipped remote for media centers that arrived last June. It worked pretty well. Now the company behind it, Hillcrest Labs, is going to try its hand at a web browser called Kylo—for television! » 3/22/10 12:01am 3/22/10 12:01am

Boxee News: Beta Now Available for Public Download, Box Has Tegra 2 Chip

Boxee just confirmed that their upcoming Boxee Box made in conjunction with D-Link will have NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset. They also mentoned that the Boxee Beta is free for the world to download. Rejoice! » 1/07/10 7:28pm 1/07/10 7:28pm

Windows 7 Media Center Internet TV Delivers CBS Shows and Zune Video…

Just in case you missed it buried underneath the upgrade to Netflix Watch Instantly the other day, Microsoft has gone live with Internet TV on Windows 7 Media Center, offering content (of rather poor picture quality) from the following providers: » 10/22/09 1:12pm 10/22/09 1:12pm

Streamlined Netflix Experience Now Available On Windows 7 Media Center

Starting today, early Windows 7 adopters have access to a streamlined Netflix Watch Instantly experience and a Internet TV update that includes a whole bunch of new content. » 10/20/09 4:24pm 10/20/09 4:24pm

Life Without Cable or Satellite TV Is Easier Than You Think

I only watch a handful of the 200+ DirecTV channels I pay for. To see whether I could survive without the pricey service, I simply went without it. I soon wondered why we all don't just turn off traditional TV. » 10/06/09 3:20pm 10/06/09 3:20pm

Vizio Adds Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Vizio is readying TVs that bring some of the most popular websites including Facebook, Twitter, and eBay to new sets equipped with 802.11n Wi-Fi (on top of already announced offerings). [Vizio] » 6/23/09 9:06pm 6/23/09 9:06pm

Disney Hulu Deal Coming Any Day Now, Really

AllThingsD's Peter Kafka say the Hulu/Disney deal is really "ready for primetime" and should be announced in the next few days. That means ABC on Hulu—hello Lost—in addition to some Disney movies. Hulu wins. [AllThingsD] » 4/27/09 10:20am 4/27/09 10:20am

Enhanced Boxee Browser and API Brings Hulu Back to Your TV (Along with…

In the latest chapter of the epic known as Hulu v. Boxee, Boxee added an XUL framework to their browser, allowing it to display full HTML pages, including in-line Hulu videos. » 3/24/09 6:59pm 3/24/09 6:59pm

Online Cable Debate Heats Up As Execs Embrace Streaming Tech, Bicker…

Even as the cable companies seemingly embrace online cable programming, there seem to be as many unanswered questions today regarding this new path as there are answers. » 2/22/09 2:30pm 2/22/09 2:30pm