Amazon, Netflix, and several major Hollywood studios are all suing Set TV, a seemingly too-good-to-be-true streaming service that offers 500 channels for $20 per month. The copyright suit seeks $150,000 per work infringed, and it sure looks like they have a case against the cord-cutting company.
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…
Thought Apple’s standalone HBO Now service was your only way to watch Game of Thrones sans cable? No more—HBO will be available on the Sling TV service by April 12th. It’ll set you back the same $15 a month, but you’ll need Sling TV’s core $20 TV package to qualify. It’s better than nothing! [Sling TV]
Android TV is currently an unfinished operating system for a broken set-top-box. We wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole as of now. But it looks like Google's planning to introduce an intriguing new feature: The ability to watch live television.
Intel is super cereal about disrupting the broadcast television industry. The company is reportedly hard at work developing an inclusive, on-demand library of the past 30 days worth of programming. But a managing or even browsing a month's worth of shows (all of them, not just what you specifically record) can get out…
CBS is home to many shows in which some unsuspecting individual with a special gift helps law enforcement agencies solve crimes once a week. And if you happen to be a fan of these shows, but don't like watching them over broadcast or using the CBS site, there's good news: they'll stream on Hulu Plus next year.
Disney and YouTube's content deal is alive, which means that roughly 70 episodes from Disney Channel shows are now available for free viewing on YouTube. Fan favorites like Hannah Montana, That's So Raven and the Suite Life of Zach and Cody are all available in 23-minute long bursts on Disney's YouTube channel.
Hulu has not one, but two original shows ready to stream over the Interwaves in the near future—one of them is even scripted. (The other is reality. Groan.) These aren't just six-packs of five minute webisodes; they're original content aiming to follow in the footsteps of HBO. Giddyup!
Logitech may have balked on their relationship with the Google TV platform, but Sony's new Google TV streamer is hard evidence that the company is fully committed to the Android-based IPTV ecosystem.
After Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringe announced last week that the electronics giant was going to build "a different kind of TV set," it's not that big of a surprise that the companies working on something. Okay, it's sort of a surprise. Let's just hope Sony can pull this off.
Media center software running on top of media center software seems silly (cue meme), but maybe you really love Plex's UI that much. Or maybe you love the Google TV hardware, but not the software? Either way, you now have options.
The Wall Street Journal expects the next generation of YouTube to begin next week with Channels, a handful of hubs focused around a particular theme that feature hours of original, studio-produced programming.
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.