set-top box

Amazon Fire TV gets an official unveil [Updated]

The Amazon event is still underway, but we now have another streaming set-top box to consider. We are talking about the Amazon Fire TV, which is a device that will attach to your television and allow you to stream from a few services. As one would expect, those services include Amazon Instant Video. Amazon is pushing a few things here, one of which is simplicity.

Hisense H6 Smart TV and Pulse PRO set top box run Google Service for TV

A lot of people might be going crazy over Google Chromecast, but many more would still prefer more conventional appliances for their entertainment needs. For those kind of people, Hisense offers two new alternatives in the form of a Smart TV and a set top box, both of which give users access to Google's ecosystem via Google Services for Smart TVs, the fancy new name for Google TV.

G-Box Midnight MX2 runs Android and XBMC

Most of the Android products we talked about around here are either smartphones or tablets, but that certainly isn't the only place the operating system is used. Another very common place to find Android running the show is in the set top box market. A new set top box running Android that comes preloaded with XBMC has debuted.

Uhost3 Android TV set-top box isn’t so boxy

There is no shortage of Android-powered set-top boxes on the market today. The good news is that means there are devices to meet just about every price range and any style you might be interested in. Most of the set-top boxes are actually square or rectangular making them true boxes. However, if you want something not quite so boxy for your entertainment center the new Uhost3 quad-core Android TV set top box might be for you.

ASUS Cube Google TV availability pegged for April 24

ASUS originally unveiled the Qube Google TV set-top box back in January during CES. At the time they offered some details, but left the pricing and availability as a mystery. Since then though, we have heard very little about the Qube. That is, until now. It seems the ASUS Qube is going to be available rather soon, except as of now it seems to have been rebranded as the ASUS Cube.

EXOON Android TV set top box ships with XBMC and Jelly Bean

A new Android-powered set-top box has hit the market from a company called EXOON. The set-top box is the XBMC Android TV DUO Pro. The set-top box is powered by a 1.6 GHz Rockchip A9 dual-core processor. The machine also comes with XBMC software preinstalled and runs Android 4.1.1.

YW9300 Android-powered set-top box packs Exynos 4412 power

There's a lot to like about Android-powered set-top boxes for your television. Not only can they play popular Android game apps on your big-screen, but you can also watch streaming video applications and more. A new Android-powered set-top box has turned up called the YW9300 that uses a powerful Samsung quad-core processor.

ZTE plans 3D TV boxes running Android

Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE is planning to launch an Android powered, 3D digital set-top box in the near future. At this point, it is not clear what version of Android will be installed on the new device. The one thing that is clear, is that it will be able to get content in 3D, and 3D is awesome.