The One Thing Apple TV Needs to Take Over Your Living Room

Apple has already stopped calling Apple TV a "hobby." It's too important now to the company's future, and too successful in its own right. But the thing that pushes Apple TV into your living room won't be any one box redesign or killer app. It'll be the remote. » 3/19/14 1:49pm 3/19/14 1:49pm

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 8:56am 3/14/14 8:56am

Report: Amazon Is Cooking Up a Set-Top Box For the Holidays

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is working on a set-top box that will be ready in time for the holidays. And surprise, surprise, the lynchpin of this rumor is that Amazon has some major content deals in the works. » 10/03/13 3:20pm 10/03/13 3:20pm

What About Apple TV?

Yesterday, Apple put on one heck of a show. We got a snazzy new version of iOS 7, one big wave of an OS X update, and even a preview of the next Mac Pros. But where was all the news about Apple TV? Apple is seemingly ignoring the enormous potential of its set-top-box. » 6/11/13 12:38pm 6/11/13 12:38pm

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 9:40am 6/05/13 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 hardware… » 5/30/13 2:10pm 5/30/13 2:10pm

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

Time Warner Paves the Way for Lamest Version of Apple TV's Future

If Apple TV is anything like the a la carte channels as apps dream we've hoped for, it could be amazing. But according to comments from Time Warner Cable president and COO Rob Marcus we might never be liberated from our cable providers. » 9/19/12 12:33pm 9/19/12 12:33pm

Comcast Testing Super Set-Top Box That Does Cable TV and Web Video

Comcast subscribers in Augusta, Georgia are currently playing guinea pig for a new set-top box that lets them watch internet video in addition to regular TV (and search seamlessly across both). But should one cable box have all that power? » 12/14/10 9:00am 12/14/10 9:00am