The Super Bowl is less than a week away, and that means it’s time to throw out everything you own and start living like a real American—with a brand new home entertainment system plopped right in the middle of your living room. Sure, you could probably get by streaming the game on a laptop, but it’s 2016. Why not…
I want you to buy the Nvidia Shield, because I’m a selfish prick. If you buy the Nvidia Shield, perhaps developers will actually make games for it—and then I could buy one too.
As if the Roku didn’t have enough channels already, there’s a decent selection of “private” channels you won’t find in the channel store. Here are some of the best private channels worth checking out.
The first Nvidia Shield was a gaming handheld. The second was a powerful Android tablet. Now, Nvidia's going full game console. The new Nvidia Shield is a $200 set-top-box running Android TV, but it's more than that. It's a game console poweful enough to play a port of Crysis 3. And at first blush, it sure feels like…
Android TV is exciting. It's beautiful. The idea makes sense. And you should probably steer clear till Google gets its shit together. Until it does, the $100 Nexus Player just isn't a good buy.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google will announce "at least one" set-top box running its Android TV operating system at today's I/O event.
Amazon debuted its $100 streaming TV box today. It's impressive! It's affordable! And it has a whole bunch of apps. It just doesn't have HBO Go, which is probably the one app that so, so many folks were hoping for. And that could be problematic.
Re/code is reporting that Amazon is getting ready to launch an Android-powered web TV box to compete with Roku and and Apple.
When the Xbox One made its entrance back in May, showing off its slick, boxy body and collection of Kinect tricks, we were treated to a little taste of how it was not only going to play games, but also take charge of your TV. Since then, we haven't heard to much more, but we sat down with Microsoft to find out more…
Set top boxes aren't exactly mobile tech, but Samsung has unveiled its new one at this year's Mobile World Congress. The HomeSync aims to work with your mobile devices and serve has a hefty little Android-powered box for all your media. A 1TB box.
Microsoft just bought R2 Studios, a company that Apple and Google were both after, to help the Xbox continue its assault on living rooms across the world. R2 Studios, which was founded by Blake Krikorian (the guy who also made the Slingbox), apparently "works on" technology related to distributing and displaying…
Bad news for anyone who was excited for Intel to finally reveal its long-rumored set top box and TV service plans at CES next week. According to Janko Roettgers over at Gigaom, knowledgeable sources claim that Intel won't be officially announcing its challenger to the Apple and Google TV at the show, but more…
Google tried it and failed. Microsoft's spent years putting pieces in place with Xbox, but it hasn't gotten there yet. And if you believe the rumors, Apple's been working on it in secret for years. But the living room revolution we've been waiting for won't be coming from the big three, according to a report from…
Google finally offed Motorola's set top box business and sold it for $2.35 billion to the Arris Group.
Each new generation of the Slingbox, since 2008, gets a little bit better in terms of features. This time around, the lower-end model, the Slingbox 350, picked up 1080p quality and a slick hardware redesign. It can help you get more out of your monthly cable package—at $179, is it worth it?
Getting all those video files you've accrued on the big screen is perhaps the most pressing challenge of our time. The newly-updated Video Stream app will let you stream files and control playback with another iOS device, no AppleTV required.
So it's shipping, and will support Netflix and Hulu Plus before the end of the year, but what's actually inside D-Link's Boxee Box? iFixit found "build quality that rivals Apple's [TV]," and "is much more solid than the Logitech Revue."
For anyone who pre-ordered the Boxee Box on blind faith that it would one day reach your door: the adorable little set-top box will arrive on the doorstep as early as November 11th. Everyone else will have to wait some.