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Amazon Fire TV: a few thoughts on the competition

Amazon announced the Fire TV earlier this morning. Initially this seems to be just another set-top box to attach to your television and stream the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course, Fire TV also has support for Amazon Instant Video (amongst other services). Some may prefer the Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick given the dongle form factor, but with the feature set and price tag of the Amazon Fire TV -- it seems this one may be worth considering.

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.

Chromecast streaming added to Synology DiskStations

With the growing availability of Google's Chromecast, Synology has announced its new support for the streaming dongle. Starting with the latest version of its DiskStation Manager or DSM, owners will be able to cast their videos and music to their TVs via Chromecast right from the convenience of their smartphones.

Roku mobile app sports a brand new look

Waking up from a seemingly long slumber, Roku's mobile app has just been updated with a new coating. But more than just external beauty, the new app also boasts of some new features that, though not earth-shattering, should provide more convenience to users.

Pandora One subscription fees will soon increase

Pandora has detailed some upcoming changes in terms of One subscription pricing. In a bit of news that few like to hear, it seems the rates will soon be going up for new subscribers. Pandora has also said they will be allowing current (active) subscribers to remain at the same rate, and that they will be ending the annual subscription option.
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