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Apple TV Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

It’s been a long time coming, but the prophets appear to agree: Apple is finally ready to reinvent TV. But! Instead of a releasing a long-rumored Apple television set, which would be a longshot, the Cupertino company will likely showcase a radically improved version of its stodgy set-top box. It’ll be great for gamers »8/31/15 4:35pmMonday 4:35pm

Here's Why Roku Has A Chance To Win The Streaming Wars

The single best reason to buy a Roku? You’re looking at it. Roku is the only streaming media box that does all the comparison shopping for you. Why pay $3 to rent a movie when you can stream it with your existing Netflix plan, or on Crackle for free? And soon, Roku’s comparison shopping will become more powerful than… »4/06/15 9:33pm4/06/15 9:33pm

Apple TV Could Finally Unlock Its Full Potential This Year

The Apple TV hasn't evolved much over the last couple of years. Sure, it's gotten a handful of new apps, but the format—locked down, bland—has stayed the same since its 2010 redesign. But while Apple didn't talk about its set-top box much at its developer conference this month, it showed that it finally has the pieces… »6/19/14 1:00pm6/19/14 1:00pm

Leaked Controller Suggests Amazon's Set-Top-Box Will Be a Gaming Machine

Zatz Not Funny just posted images of an Amazon-branded gaming controller that supposedly found its way to the world through an overseas regulatory agency. If real, the controller suggests that Amazon could be planning to use gaming to differentiate its long-rumored set-top-box from the Apple TVs and Rokus of the world. »3/14/14 8:56am3/14/14 8:56am

Pandora Ditches PS3 and Xbox 360 Apps For a Special HTML5 TV Interface

Starting today, you don't need to use a standalone application to access Pandora through your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. The company has built a new HTML5 home for its services that's specially tailored for your TV. Simply point your console's browser to tv.pandora.com, login, and you'll be good to go. »6/05/13 9:40am6/05/13 9:40am

Fan TV Is a Hot Set-Top-Box Organized Around Content Instead of Apps

A few years back we told you about Fanhattan, an iPad app, which, a bit like a TV guide, helps you find out which service—say Hulu or Netflix—has the content you want to watch. Genius! Now the company is porting that experience to a set-top-box called Fan TV that helps you sift through madness with innovative… »5/30/13 2:10pm5/30/13 2:10pm

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

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 2:30pm1/01/13 2:30pm