Category archives for: Media Extenders

YouTube TV Scores More Channels – Price Going Up Soon

Subscribers to Google’s YouTube TV service now have access to more content in more places for more dollars per month. The live TV and video service is adding a number of Turner-owned stations to its lineup, including Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. Sports content from NBA TV and MLB […]

YouTube TV Launches Apps for Apple TV and Roku Devices

  Google has made its over-the-top streaming video service, YouTube TV, easier to access from television sets thanks to dedicated set-top-box applications. Owners of the Apple TV product and select Roku streaming devices will find the new YouTube TV app and service available directly from their TV box. YouTube TV launched during the second quarter of 2017 and only […]

Fire TV Update Will Make It a Live TV Interface for Select Channels

Amazon’s Fire TV is getting an update that will help viewers better discover live TV programming, and even be able to tune into live channels with Alexa. The voice integration builds on the recently added “On Now” row on the Fire TV homepage, where you’ll find the live streams from channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz […]

TiVo’s New Next-Gen Platform Is A Device Agnostic Platform

TiVo has announced the launch of its Next-Gen Platform. This new system  enables operators to adapt to a rapidly changing market and emerging customer segments with a complete set of unified products and versatile deployment services across QAM, hybrid and IPTV. Powered by cloud services for rapid innovation, the platform delivers high feature velocity and […]

Apple Confirms Macs and iOS Devices Are Affected by Spectre and Meltdown

Apple today said it has released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug “in the coming days,” the release said. “There are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” Apple said, echoing what other companies and […]

Roku Working on New Voice Digital Assistant

Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players per a report from Billboard. Roku’s voice capabilities are currently limited to performing search requests and launching apps. The assistant will be able to field broader requests about video, music and tasks to catch up to Amazon’s, Apple’s and Google’s tech.

YouTube TV Now Has an App for Nvidia Shield, Xbox One, Android TV

  Google today announced that YouTube TV subscribers can now access the television service directly from compatible TV sets and streaming boxes. Until today, the service was limited to a mobile app on smartphones and tablets that needed to be cast to TV sets. Google says the YouTube TV app for TV devices is available today […]

Apple Seeds iOS 11 Gold Master to Devs and Public Testers

Apple has made the penultimate version of iOS 11 available to developers and those using the public betas. The company also made available gold masters of watchOS 4.0 and tvOS 11. All three platforms will push to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices in final form beginning September 19. iOS 11 brings changes to the […]

Roku Launches Its Own Free Movie Streaming Channel

Today, Roku announced the introduction of The Roku Channel. It’s a new channel available to all Roku players and Roku TVs within the US. There are hundreds of movies, which you can watch for free since they are being ad-supported. The movies come from major studios such as Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and […]

Apple Releases 8th Round of Developer Betas

Apple  today made a handful of new beta builds of its various operating systems available to developers. App writers can download and installed iOS 11 Beta 8, watchOS 4 Beta 8, tvOS 11 Beta 8, and macOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta 8. Apple did not spell out any changes specific to these builds, though it […]

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