While you can still buy actual physical cartridges of movies on DVD and BluRay, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the elimination of actual physical copies of content within the decade, as movies and games move more towards streaming. And reports now tell us that Apple and Comcast are currently working on a joint streaming venture as a way of revitalizing Apple TV.
It's code-named "Cinnamon," and it has no release date or intended price however, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to keep his hardware costs down. In that regard, we can expect him to enter into the fray against Apple TV at $99 and Roku at $50. I'll throw in Chromecast at $35 because, I like it better than the set-top box (STB) stuff.
Apple may have just released iOS 7 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but it doesn't seem as if Cupertino is stopping there.
We've orgasmatron'd ourselves into a stupor over Chromecast, but we still have four TiVo boxes lying around the house, one is out of use, and one is even a TiVo Premier HD, or some such crap.
If Google starts to get really evil its redemption will come from having given us Chromecast. This $11 piece of hardware should, unless the world is insane, kill the attached computing display for ever. Because, we should never have to lug around a laptop, or set up a room with a projector or a TV for meetings, or even have to go through the nightmare that is Hulu Plus on Tivo Premier.
Internet music video platform Vevo is reportedly working on a dedicated app that would act as an "always on" 24-7 music channel for Apple TV owners.
A number of industry heavyweights, including Microsoft, Google, and even Apple are seeking to revolutionize the current TV watching experience. Clearly, there is a quite a lot of room for improvement.
HBO's streaming app, HBO Go, could be coming to the Apple TV set-top box by this summer.
Cupertino has downplayed reports that its upcoming Apple-branded set-top box will feature a revamped design paired with new hardware and UI.
Microsoft's tipped to be working on an Xbox set-top box, lower-cost than the standard console and offering movies, TV programs and casual games.
Analyst believes design will be the prominent selling point for Apple's upcoming HDTV set, along with support for unbundled TV channels.
Boxee TV is slated to make its premiere appearance at Wal-Mart stores across the country tomorrow for $99.
Recent industry reports indicate that Cupertino is prepping a new set-top box along with an Apple-branded HDTV.
Apple envisions an experience where TV is always on your time, is connected to social networks, and can migrate between different devices.
Apple wants to take another crack at the living room market before it launches its own branded TV set.
Apple needs to tread lightly if it wants to enter this new market.
If you own an Apple TV set-top box, you may be perfectly satisfied with the video streaming services the device supports, such as Netflix and YouTube.
Vizio has debuted a $100 set-top-box powered by Google’s TV software. The device can be used to access live TV, streaming Internet videos, apps and web content.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek believes that Apple will have all the necessary components and partners in place to begin producing its own TV set in May of June.
Steve Jobs's biographer knows a lot more about Apple's push into the television market than he let on in his book.