Tag Archive: streaming

Apr 07 2014

Leaving Roku for Android TV

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The Verge reported over the weekend that Google is getting ready to release Android TV; a replacement to Google TV. The interesting thing about this move for Google is that it’s not really a move at all, they just embracing what’s already out there in the market and focusing on the high points of streaming …

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Jan 29 2014

Welcome ROKU TV: Good Move, Or Not

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Roku has announced that it’s not just a separate box anymore for streaming content, they been working with manufacturers like Hisense and TCL to integrate the Roku into TVs; from 32 inches to 55 inches. My guess is that Roku is trying to prove that they can play like the big boys in trying to …

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Jan 16 2014

Expect Netflix and other streaming companies to raise their prices next year

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Over the past 20 years, the Internet has been this great and wonderful thing that connects everyone together and shares information freely. It’s done more to transform so many things that we do every day than any other technology that’s ever been introduced. but in roughly the same amount of time, the Internet has gone …

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Nov 15 2013

Netflix-Comcast Deal is NOT Going to Kill Roku and Apple TV

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I was reading a very interesting story the other day, less interesting, actually, more provocative than anything. The base of the article was that the deal that Netflix and Comcast is whittling out, to put Netflix as an application/channel onto a set top box that Comcast would provide, would essentially kill Roku and Apple TV. …

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Nov 02 2013

ISP’s Anxious to Charge for Bandwidth Overages as Netflix Offers UHDTV

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As consumers start snapping up the ultra HD 4K televisions are being produced now, consumers are now expecting to be able to take full advantage of the ultra HD resolution. As the most popular streaming service, Netflix has stepped up and started offering ultra HD content on a test basis. Netflix has a support page …

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Sep 11 2013

Welcome 4K And 8K Ultra High-definition TVs, But Not Anytime Soon

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Have you seen the advertisements for the ultra high-definition TVs yet? It’s amazing to think that someone is going to rush out and purchase a 60 inch ultra high-definition TV for roughly $6000. It’s staggering. That equates to roughly $1000 for every 10 inches of viewable ultrahigh definition display. Most people are perfectly happy with …

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Aug 24 2013

RedboxInstant video streaming service has a long way to go

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About a week ago, I signed up for my free trial of RedBoxInstant. the free trial is extended to new subscribers to RedBoxInstant and being a person that still rents DVDs from time to time, RedBox is the perfect option. It’s low cost and your ability to go online and reserve the movies that you …

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Mar 29 2013

3 Ways Technology Impacts the Entertainment Industry

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The entertainment industry features areas like music, movies, games, television, and concerts to name a few. As with other businesses and society as a whole, the entertainment industry has had to evolve with the growing changes in technology. From blogs and social media to QR codes and Apps the entertainment industry is doing everything it …

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Mar 11 2013

Hands on with Roku 3

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I was pleasantly surprised today when my Roku 3 showed up in the mail. I guess one of the small pleasures that I got immediately from ordering my Roku directly from the manufacturer was the fact that they didn’t mess with me on shipping. I actually ordered to Roku‘s and received both of them in …

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Nov 08 2012

Giving streaming media for Christmas- the perfect gift?

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One of the things that people could be looking at it as a Christmas present this year is streaming media. Solutions like Roku, Google TV, Apple TV and Boxee. It seems like streaming media is becoming more common place, especially for people who are looking to cut the cord from the traditional cable companies. Recently, …

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