Nvidia Shield Console Hands-On: Yep, That's One Sleek Set Top Box

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… » 3/03/15 11:40pm 3/03/15 11:40pm

Nexus Player Review: Android TV Isn't Ready For Primetime

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. » 11/03/14 1:00pm 11/03/14 1:00pm

WSJ: Google Is Going to Announce an Android TV Set-Top Box at I/O

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. » 6/25/14 5:00am 6/25/14 5:00am

Amazon's Fire TV Doesn't Have HBO Go

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. » 4/02/14 12:41pm 4/02/14 12:41pm

The Xbox One Will Make Your Cable Box Look Like a Relic

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… » 11/08/13 6:00am 11/08/13 6:00am

Samsung's HomeSync Android Box Brings a Whopping 1TB of Storage to Your…

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. » 2/24/13 3:30pm 2/24/13 3:30pm

Intel's Streaming TV Ambitions Are Real, And Huge

Intel has just confirmed what was previously only a rumor; it's entering the set-top box business in a major way. As the Verge reports, we're talking "live television, catch-up television, on-demand, [and] a set of applications." In other words, the golden goose. » 2/12/13 1:20pm 2/12/13 1:20pm

Microsoft Just Bought a Company That'll Help the Xbox Win Your Living…

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… » 1/02/13 7:39pm 1/02/13 7:39pm

Report: Intel's TV Service Won't Be Announced at CES, But More Details…

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… » 1/01/13 2:30pm 1/01/13 2:30pm

Report: The TV Revolution Is Here, and It's Led By... Intel?

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… » 12/31/12 9:15am 12/31/12 9:15am

Slingbox 350 Review: Take a Show on the Road in 1080p

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? » 11/16/12 3:40pm 11/16/12 3:40pm

Video Stream App Turns Your iPhone Into a Set Top Box for Your TV

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. » 2/02/11 8:40am 2/02/11 8:40am

Hulu Plus for Boxee Will Be Announced Later Today

Boxee is definitely getting Hulu Plus—under the condition Boxee removes all links to Hulu's free streaming service. Boxee's CEO is expected to confirm it later today, but until then that's making the new Box look even costlier. [AllThingsD] » 11/11/10 10:19am 11/11/10 10:19am

Boxee Box is "More Solid" Than Logitech's Google TV Box and "Rivals"…

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." » 11/11/10 5:15am 11/11/10 5:15am

Boxee Box Will Finally Ship November 10th

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. » 10/20/10 10:19am 10/20/10 10:19am

Pre-Order the Boxee Box Today, Now With Intel Atom Guts

The Boxee Box is really, finally on its way, and you'll be able to pre-order it today for $200. One quick switch-up before they're out the door: the boxes will house Intel Atom processors instead of NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipsets. » 9/13/10 11:07am 9/13/10 11:07am

Boxee Will Cost $199 When It Releases In November

On the day the new Apple TV was announced, Boxee decided to give itself a price: $199. That's a solid benjamin over the Apple TV but Boxee thinks giving users the freedom to watch whatever they want to watch is worth the extra cost. It might be. [Boxee via CrunchGear] » 9/01/10 6:52pm 9/01/10 6:52pm

Logitech Revue Google TV Box Is Powered Like a Netbook

Logitech's Revue, their set-top-box Google TV machine, just hit the FCC and got all of its parts documented. That it's powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor and 4GB RAM isn't surprising, but the fact that it has a built-in fan is. » 7/06/10 1:59pm 7/06/10 1:59pm