video streaming

Roku app update enables streaming from smartphones to TVs

Following the update to its iOS app last month, Roku has released an update to its Android app that brings in the coveted improvement to its Play on Roku feature. Users will now be able to stream videos from their smartphones to a Roku player for viewing on a TV or other larger display.

Google Hangouts gets HD video streaming, leaves H.264 behind

While you probably haven't noticed any differences while enjoying a quick Google Hangouts video chat lately, there's some big ones coming. Some might have already received Google's latest improvements, but most will be waiting for a greater rollout later this month. So what's the big change? 720p HD video streaming with Hangouts. The move from the H.264 video codec to VP8 is almost complete.

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 Chromecast wireless streaming Hands-on

Just as exciting as Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 tablet, is Google's latest device, the Chromecast. A tiny HDMI dongle the size of a thumb drive delivering endless YouTube, Netflix, Google Music, Pandora, and web content to your HDTV for streaming anything and everything. Easily stream content to your big screen for only $35. We have some hands-on so take a peek after the break.

Google announces the Chromecast for universal TV streaming

Google is busy announcing all sorts of awesome new products like the Nexus 7, but they just revealed something else that will throw many for a loop. Have you ever had a hard time getting video from your devices on your HDTV in the living room? Yes, I have too. The new Google Chromecast (dongle) will bring universal streaming from any device to your TV.

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.

MTV video-streaming apps come to iOS – Android will have to wait

Today the parent company to MTV, Viacom, has just launched a few new applications that deliver some pretty great features to those enjoy iOS devices like the iPhone. MTV, MTV2, and more have all been updated with full video-streaming capabilities, sneak peak previews and more. They have apps already on both iOS and Android, but just got improved. Sadly the Android versions will have to wait.

Verizon inks multi-year deal with NFL – more live streaming coming in 2014

Today the National Football League and Verizon Wireless have agreed to another multi-year deal that will extend their exclusive access to NFL Mobile for Verizon customers. We're not learning any details about how long this new extension is for, but we have a feeling Verizon won't be letting go of this anytime soon. The most important part of the news is the additional features and live streaming options coming next year.
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