Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Lot Less Money for a Little Less Speed

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the bargain version of Amazon's super-fast voice search-enabled Fire TV. The HDMI version certainly sacrifices a lot of things that make Fire TV great, but is that bargain worth it? Absolutely. » 11/20/14 1:21pm 11/20/14 1:21pm

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 1:00pm 6/19/14 1:00pm

Fan TV's Slick Cable Box Replacement Is Coming to Time Warner Cable

It's been nearly a year since Fan TV told us about its plan to to revolutionize the way we watch live TV with a set-top-box. Today, Time Warner customers become the first to get access to the platform. It turns out that making your cable work better comes at a hefty price. » 4/22/14 2:00pm 4/22/14 2:00pm

Oh Hey, Android TV Was All Over CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumor has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. There are rumors, and also it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago. » 4/07/14 10:25am 4/07/14 10:25am

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: Intel Is Handing Over Its Streaming TV Project to Verizon

Future of TV? Not from Intel. AllThingsD is reporting that the chipmaker is handing its web-based streaming service project over to Verizon. » 10/30/13 10:15am 10/30/13 10:15am

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

Apple TV Just Got Support For iTunes Radio and More

Apple TV didn't even warrant a mention at the iPhone event earlier this month, but as expected, the set-top box just got a software overhaul. » 9/20/13 3:15pm 9/20/13 3:15pm

The New York Times has confirmed that Samsung has acquired streaming TV company Boxee. It's not a monumental deal, but if anything the purchase will probably help Samsung slightly improve its connected TV interface. » 7/03/13 1:05pm 7/03/13 1:05pm

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

Comcast's New X2 Cable Platform Saves Your Shows To the Cloud

The X2 is a big update to Comcast's X1 content platform that lets you save the shows you DVR to the cloud rather than the hard drive. » 6/11/13 11:17am 6/11/13 11:17am

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, 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… » 5/30/13 2:10pm 5/30/13 2:10pm

Report: Amazon Has a Kindle TV Streaming Box on the Way

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Amazon will soon be announcing its own streaming box to pair up with its Amazon Instant Video and video on demand. » 4/24/13 12:42pm 4/24/13 12:42pm

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

Apple Pippen: the Apple TV Precursor, NOT the Game Console

Yes, Apple TV officially debuted in 2007. And yes, Pippin was the failed Apple/Bandai gaming console from the early '90s. But did you know there was a set-top box Apple was working on in the late '90s named Pippen? » 9/16/11 7:00pm 9/16/11 7:00pm