If you’re in the market for a dinky little black box to slide under your living room TV set and pipe through some quality content, you’re in luck: there’s lots of them to pick from. All the major names now have established boxes on the market. While Gizmodo is a big fan of the Roku box and everything it can do, it’s…
Google’s Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented—but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn’t easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try.
Sony's UHD 4K media player is now available to order for a whopping $700. It comes with 10 movies and rentals are $8 a pop. In case you forgot, this is some real rich people stuff.
Media streaming software Plex now lets you turn your server off and stream content from Dropbox instead. Neat. [GigaOm]
This sleek little dongle, called Plair, is a neat little solution for slinging video from any number of devices to your TV. Simply plug it into an empty HDMI port and beam media to it via Wi-Fi.
If you're an HBO subscriber, the upcoming HBO Go app will let you stream HBO's entire catalog of very excellent shows and various movies to iOS and Android devices.
As we've speculated it might, Amazon has announced its own cloud-based media streaming service. It's called the Amazon Cloud Player and you can start using it right now.
Orb's been out for a while, but now there's OS X 10.5 and 10.6 compatibility. Mac users can finally use the app to stream all sorts of media from iTunes to nearly any internet-connected device. Oh, and it's completely free.
If you don't have a home theater PC or a networked console, Netgear's Digital Entertainer EVA2000 can put all those torrents—along with some Hulu action—onto your TV.
LaCie has updated their LaCinema HD media streamer lineup with the new Play and Record models. As the names imply, the former can playback media while the latter can also function as an HD DVR.
Fans of Vudu can now download a free app for their iPhone or iPod Touch that allows you to browse their catalog and download titles directly to your box at home.
While even Blu-ray players are getting into the media streaming business, Verismo Networks has announced the $100/$150 VuNow PoD, promising everything from YouTube to BitTorrent in a clean Apple TVesque interface.
Vudu has announced a plan of expansion for its formerly closed set top box. The company has initiated a platform for developing web applications while expanding free content on Vudu boxes immediately.
Rumors like this have been wrong in the past, but word is that CEO Jim Keyes told investors that Blockbuster will be delivering Movielink downwloads via their own set-top-box by the holidays. No details have been announced, but Blockbuster got burned badly on this one already, so they are going to need to bring…
The folks behind XBMC, the cross-platform media streaming solution, have announced that the first beta version (dubbed "Atlantis") of their media center has gone live on all platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and Xbox. The first things users will notice is the new skin "PM3.HD"—a high-definition tribute to Project…
We alerted you to NEC's fancy media-streaming home server last year: it's an "on demand" system that'll send your media content to Lui devices around your home and beyond. NEC has just stumped up the release schedule and pricing in Japan, and "Life with Ubiquitous Integrated solutions" systems isn't cheap. The pocket…
The Vudu software has just been updated to version 1.2, and with it comes 80 new HD titles for rent. The new additions will be in the price range of $3.99 - $5.99, but the upgrade will also bring added functionality, including instant HD, (an indicator that alerts the user broadband speeds are high enough for HD…