TV

AT&T and DirecTV bundle now available for $200

You’ve seen the articles and the predictions saying that TV is dead or slowly dying. Well, they said the same thing about print but newspapers are still here, so let’s take those statements with a grain of salt. But what is true is that the way people consume tv shows has been changing, giving rise to VOD services like Netflix, and direct broadcast providers like DirecTV. Now, the US’ second largest carrier AT&T, which acquired the latter just last month, is offering the country’s first wireless and television service bundle.

SeriesGuide returns to Play Store after copyright infringement removal

If you’re a TV series buff and you’re not using the SeriesGuide app, well, you should. It’s all the information you’ll ever need about what series on TV you’re currently following. But a strange thing happened a few days ago, when Google removed the app from the Play Store without warning. It’s back as of time of writing, and we know now what the cause of the removal was.

TiVo overhauls Android app to release version 3.0

TiVo was a technology that started to change how people viewed their TV shows. It may not be the industry leader now, but it helped pave the way for the likes of Netflix, Hulu, etc. It's still alive and kicking right now, partnering up with all these video streaming services and still having that loyal fan base. However, their mobile app left a lot to be desired. Until now, that is. Version 3.0 of the TiVo Mobile App is much improved and makes watching your shows from your box to your device now more seamless.

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta finally gets OneGuide support

Looks like Microsoft is cooking up something tasty for its Xbox One faithful. It has just updated the beta version of its SmartGlass app with one very important feature: OneGuide. Now users in selected areas will be able to look up what's showing on TV right from the Android app itself. Thought just a small addition, it heralds the arrival of even more features expected to come really soon now.

New SuperMHL standard introduced for sharing videos on 8K TVs

You may not have an 8K TV yet with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 (in fact, nobody has one as of this time), but if technology will be going that way soon, you should always be prepared for the eventuality of sharing videos from your mobile device or video players to that super TV. The MHL Consortium, composed of Sony, Toshiba, Nokia, Samsung, and Silicon Image, has announced at CES 2015 a new standard for transferring and viewing videos on 8k displays, calling it SuperMHL.

Amazon steps up the Google competition with Fire TV Stick

Amazon might have stumbled a bit when it went out of its comfort zone with the Fire Phone, but that isn't going to stop the giant from taking risks, especially when it comes to its more established markets of video streaming. Some might see the Google's Nexus Player as taking on the Fire TV, so it isn't surprising that Amazon is biting back. The company has just launched the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a familiar HDMI dongle that is unabashedly poised as a Chromecast, and a Roku Streaming Stick, killer.

Nexus Player is your Android TV in a not so boxy circle

What is it with Google and round Android-powered media players? Calling into mind the ill-fated Nexus Q (odd) ball, Google today has dropped a surprise for those who were just expecting the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet, and Android 5.0, christened Lollipop. Hopefully, however, the unexpected Nexus Player is here to stay especially since it is based on a more established yet still new Android TV platform, though the question remains whether how much need there is for a dedicated Android box for the living room.
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