Aereo to Add Chromecast Support for Ultimate TV Nerd Nirvana

What do you get when you combine Aereo's anytime, anywhere, broadcast-TV-via-internet cloud service with Google's Chromecast wonder-dongle? A confluence of TV gizmo delight—and that's exactly what Aereo announced today. » 4/10/14 3:20pm 4/10/14 3:20pm

​Why Roku Matters More Than Ever

You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important. » 4/04/14 3:02pm 4/04/14 3:02pm

What's Up With MLB.TV, And How Can It Be Fixed?

MLB's online offering has long been the technological leader among U.S. major sports. That's no surprise given the size and financial power of MLB Advanced Media, but repeated issues with the service across devices this season have made MLB.TV look more like NBA League Pass. » 4/03/14 3:38pm 4/03/14 3:38pm

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

Streaming TV Isn't Ready for Prime Time

So you've done it. You've cut the cord. You've got your Netflix and your Hulu Plus and your Aereo and your cousin's HBO GO password and a bag of popcorn. You're comfortable with the sacrifices—honestly, mostly just ESPN—and prepared to embrace the glorious future of television. Only problem? The future of television's … » 3/10/14 10:30am 3/10/14 10:30am

Aereo, the amazing watch-broadcast-TV-anywhere-via-internet company, turned off service in Utah and Denver today. It's the latest in a long-drawn-out battle over whether the service is legal. The major networks will take the Aereo showdown to the Supreme Court next month. [The Salt Lake Tribune via Engadget] » 3/08/14 11:26am 3/08/14 11:26am

Comcast's New Mobile App Streams Live TV Anywhere

Comcast's mobile video app is getting a huge revamp, adding around 35 channels of live streaming TV alongside the current on-demand shows and movies. The newly-named Xfinity TV Go app could arrive as early as this week for Android and iOS. » 10/29/13 1:16pm 10/29/13 1:16pm

You'd Be Crazy Not to Buy Google Chromecast (SUPER SAD UPDATE)

Google's relationship with television is spotty, at best. Google TV, whether as a set-top box or as a built-in product, has been an ongoing punchline. It didn't even sell television shows in the Play Store until a year ago. But Chromecast is different. It's Google's cross-platform answer to AirPlay, a video-friendly… » 7/24/13 2:02pm 7/24/13 2:02pm

Sony Is Going to Make a Cable Killing Streaming TV Service Later This…

Variety reports that one of Sony's big fish announcements this year will be a broadband TV service that'll compete directly with cable. The TV service will offer multiple channels licensed from different content companies and will stream over the Internet. Meaning there would be no more need for cable. Meaning awesome. » 1/03/13 6:44pm 1/03/13 6:44pm

Rumor: Google Wants Hulu Really, Really Bad

All Things D's Peter Kafka says that Google is willing to offer significantly more than what Amazon, Yahoo or Dish Network would be willing to offer in the bidding war for Hulu. But they also want more than what's being offered. » 9/06/11 7:04pm 9/06/11 7:04pm

How to Ditch Netflix and Still Watch (Almost) Everything You Want

You're outraged (OUTRAGED!) that Netflix's price hike has stolen your cheap movie rentals. In fact, you're going to delete your subscription. Forever. Now what? Here's how to replace Netflix in your life, from streaming to shiny plastic discs. » 7/15/11 5:20pm 7/15/11 5:20pm