Posts Tagged “Roku”

Amazon’s Stick And Some Astonishing Numbers

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A Prime Contender "Amazon is including a few tricks of its own. It includes (a) system that predicts what you’ll watch next and tees up the show or movie so that it streams more quickly. It’s called Advanced Streaming and Prediction - or ASAP, get it?" Wilson Rothman, you sly Wall Street Journal blogger, you! All hail Amazon's Fire TV Stick. It was announced today and it will be shipped on Nov. 19. Think Google's Chromecast, but with Amazon Prime. Or Roku's streaming stick but with ... read more

And Now It’s Time To Talk About Aereo And The Supreme Court.

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“We are not against people moving forward and offering our content online and all sorts of places, as long as it is appropriately licensed. Innovation is still alive and well and thriving." Well, yeah. But ... . The top nugget was buried at the bottom of a New York Times piece authored by Emily Steel. It was published yesterday and it was what we like to call the second-day (or, at this point, at least, the third- or fourth-day) story regarding the Supreme Court's decision to rule against ... read more

Friday’s Two For One: Amazon Readies Big Announcement; Round 1 Of Roku Vs. Apple

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Amazon. Oh. Amazon. For the second time this week, we have the Wall Street Journal breaking a story that applies to our tiny corner of the Internet. And for the second time this week, I wonder aloud how on earth the Wall Street Journal became the go-to place for all things TV-Without-A-TV-related. Thanks again, paywall. Here's Marcus Wohlsen from Wired ... "According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Amazon has plans to launch a Hulu-like service that will stream TV shows ... read more

Disney and Dish: An exciting marriage or the beginning of a divorce?

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Well, this is important. Dish Network and Disney made a deal this week, and it might just change a whole bunch of stuff throughout the Internet TV landscape. In short, the satellite television provider bought the rights to offer up ABC, ESPN and the Disney Channel on an Internet platform. Think about what you get from owning an Apple TV, a Roku or a Chromecast. Substitute that for the aforementioned three networks. And boom. That's what you got. But here's the thing: Dish is already in negotiations ... read more

It’s Super Bowl weekend! Stream the game for free! So many exclamation points!

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All right, friends. You know what time it is. You know what this weekend beholds. You've heard all the chatter, read all the stories, watched all the prepackaged features about charity work and rough family lives. You've certainly read this fabulous column by the fabulous Josh Smith on Richard Sherman and how he's a breath of fresh air. You have a stockpile of delivery coupons from your favorite pizza spot. You've talked to your friends, purchased the nacho cheese and figured out that weird, ... read more

Robin Wright won a Golden Globe. That’s a big deal.

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Well, thank you, Roku. Your never-ending brilliance afforded me the ability to watch the Golden Globes last night. And while my bedtime is typically far too early for me to fully enjoy such pomp and circumstance, I also managed to pick my retirement spot correctly: I gave into my battle with sleep precisely two-and-a-half minutes after Ms. Robin Wright took home the first-ever trophy for an Internet TV star. What say you, Colin Mann of Advanced Television? "Netflix has become the first original ... read more

And Now It’s Time To Talk About Owning A Roku.

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Welp. I received a Roku for Christmas. And while there's much to talk about with all the CES happenings, Hulu's original content slate for 2014, and all the scuttlebutt surrounding the season premieres of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" (already happened) and "House of Cards" (almost a month away!), we're going to start the year off with a first-hand account of what it's like to live with one of these things. First, this should be said: In an ideal world, I would have initially preferred ... read more

2013’s final 2-for-1: Profiling Roku/Apple/Chromecast; And The Comedians Are …

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All right. You know what it's almost time for? Christmas Eve? Christmas? New Year's Eve? Cookies? Gifts? Something called Festivus? Ham? Wine? Extended family members? Candy? Candy canes? Trees? Ornaments? A No. 1 with large fries and a regular Coke? Well, if you guessed any of those, you'd be wrong (or right, depending on what your personal definition of the word "wrong" is, of course). Instead, we are going to go with this: It's almost (stress the "almost") time for the third-annual breakdown ... read more

Is Roku better than Apple TV? The answer may surprise you.

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"This is going to be the biggest holiday season for streaming; it’s going mainstream." This is what Roku's marketing chief Matthew Anderson told the New York Post's Claire Atkinson for a story that ran yesterday. The headline? Roku takes fight to Apple TV in big ad push "While Apple’s set-top box is the worldwide leader in sales, the two companies are nearly neck-and-neck in the U.S. market," she wrote. "What’s more, the Saratoga, Calif.-based gadget maker believes it’s in a position ... read more

Apple TV Begins To Scramble. Aereo Announces Three More Cities. Is D.C. Next?

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What do you say we offer up a two-for-one on this sunny Wednesday? I mean, what with all the website changes, weeks off, "Breaking Bad" obsessions, and everything else in between, how about we dive right back in, no? Good. Roku 1. Apple TV 0. Have you heard about everybody's favorite tech-obsessed fruit snatching up video app Matcha recently? Oh, you haven't? What's that? You don't even really care? Awww, shucks. Well, you should. Zack Whittaker at ZDNet elaborated a bit earlier today ... "The ... read more