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.
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.
Roku has unveiled its latest media streaming box.
Boxee TV is slated to make its premiere appearance at Wal-Mart stores across the country tomorrow for $99.
Smart set-top boxes typically attract less attention than other connected CE devices such as TVs and game consoles.
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.
By 2016, owning a Blu-ray player will be irrelevant, says the head of a company whose future relevance is also up for debate.
Roku's set-top boxes have become progressively smaller with each new iteration, while offering users more than just movie and streaming content with access to games like the ever-popular Angry Birds.
The Angry Birds will not stop until they've taken over literally every media platform.
If playing Angry Birds on your phone, computer and tablet isn't enough, well, soon you'll be able to get your daily dose of the uber popular game on TV - courtesy of Roku's next-gen set-top box and a new controller.
Now that watching online content through your TV is all the rage, Roku's set-top box is now big enough for the #1 electronics retailer in the country.
Hulu's premium subscription service, Hulu Plus, is to be made available on Roku and TiVo Premiere devices later this year.