Category archives for: Media Extenders

Roku Stock Up On ESPN Deal

  Roku (ROKU)Shares moving higher today after losing around a third of their value this year. The streaming device maker getting from the recently announced that ESPN’s over-the-top service, ESPN+, is now available on all Roku streaming devices.

Disney’s Enters The US Streaming Market With ESPN+

Disney has been very open about its plans to carve out a name for itself in the video-streaming. Today marks the its first entry for that in the US, as ESPN today made its new over-the-top video service available to cord-cutters. ESPN+ can be streamed to most devices, including phones, and delivers a selection of […]

fuboTV Adds BBC America And AMC, While Updating All Of Its Client Apps

fuboTV has added more channels to its growing list of offerings, which now includes BBC America, AMC and more. BBC America, AMC, Sundance, IFC and WEtv have all been added to the fuboTV Premier package, which is available to new subscribers for $19.99 for the first month following a free 7-day trial. The offering will bring fuboTV viewers […]

LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS

LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG’s web site and use the the code for whatever they wish. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later cultivated by HP before being purchased by LG. LG chiefly uses the […]

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.

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