streaming media

Tonido Home Cloud update uses Chromecast to stream from PC to TV

The hype around Google Chromecast has toned down a bit, giving way to a flood of news of smartphone announcements. But it hasn't completely died out, with word of new services supporting the Chromecast or a new, similar device sprouting up once in a while. Joining this fray is CodeLathe's Tonido, a personal cloud service that lets you stream media from your PC anywhere, and now to any TV via the Chromecast.

Why Chromecast is the future of Google TV

Google officially launched a new product today called the Chromecast. A small 2-inch HDMI WiFi dongle that will connect to our HDTVs, and take over the living room. Streaming anything and everything right from our favorite devices. Instead of having a complicated device with clunky remotes and keyboards like most Google TV options, the Chromecast is a simple and cheap alternative that everyone can use. Read on to see why this is the future of internet TV all by Google.

Google aiming to offer online TV service

It looks like Google is considering making an entrance into the internet TV world by offering traditional TV programming to online subscribers with a new streaming service. This isn't the first time we've heard of big hitters trying to join this front, but today the Wall Street Journal is reporting Google's been pitching their plan to big media companies in hopes of securing some deals.

VUDU update brings support for select Android smartphones

The VUDU Movies and TV app has recently been updated for Android users and it looks like it has brought support for smartphones. Well, support for select smartphones. There was also mention of unspecified bugs being taken care of. Getting back to the smartphone support and we find a support list that is heaviest on Samsung and HTC devices.

Samsung snags Boxee and staff for a quick $30 million

This isn't the first time we've been hearing talks about Samsung acquiring the set-top box company Boxee, but now it looks to be semi-official. While both ends are still keeping quite, multiple sources have confirmed the Korean electronics giant has just purchased Boxee for roughly $30 million. The rumors are also being confirmed by Israeli media, and TechCrunch.

WATCH ABC app limits live streaming TV to cable subscribers

The WATCH ABC app is available in the Google Play Store and brings the promise of offering a "new way to experience ABC - anytime, anywhere." The catch here is that statement is followed up with an note about how the live streaming is only available in select markets. Not to mention, those lucky enough to be living in one of those markets will also need to be a cable television subscriber to actually do any watching. That being said, there is another side of the app that should work for more users.

Google Nexus Q to be a no show at Google I/O

Completely overpriced and randomly announced last year was the short-lived debut of the Google Nexus Q media device. After being announced nearly a year ago at I/O 2012, then later canceled, we were hoping for some sort of rebound device or revamped Nexus Q this year. Sadly it sounds like that won't be happening. At least according to a few anonymous sources.

Time Warner Cable TV app to get remote streaming update

Being able to stream your favorite television programs and movies to your mobile device when you're outside the home is a great capability. You might not always take advantage of it, but in those times when you're bored on the bus or at the airport and have nothing to do, being able to stream video content is welcome.
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