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HD Report | August 21, 2017

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Shield TV Reveals New Design, Adds Amazon Video App

January 8, 2017 |

At CES in Las Vegas NVIDIA revealed a newly designed Shield TV streaming media player and a long-awaited supporting app for Amazon Video. This means Amazon Prime members and Amazon Video customers can stream 4k video through the device, as well as content … Read More

Shield Android TV Upgrade Adds Vudu, HDR, Dolby Atmos & More

June 9, 2016 |

The latest upgrade to the Nvidia Shield Android TV will add support for Vudu, a service long-awaited on the media player that adds more access to Ultra HD content. And, with the Version 3.2 update Shield TV will be able … Read More

Roku tops Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast in Sales

May 17, 2016 |

Roku is still the leader in streaming media players sold, accounting for 30% of the total market share from the first quarter of 2015 through the first quarter of 2016. The stats come from Parks Associates who also reported Amazon’s … Read More

Review: 4k Ultra HD on the Nvidia Shield Android TV

May 11, 2016 | 4

The Nvidia Shield Android TV released in May 2015, and there are plenty of reviews that talk about the device’s capabilities in terms of being a gaming console and set-top box. But at the time it was released there wasn’t … Read More

Roku’s New Streaming Stick Allows Wireless Headphones

May 4, 2016 | 1

Late night viewing is better while immersed in sound, especially when you can use headphones as to not disturb the rest of the house. But not all TVs have headphone jacks, and wires don’t usually extend long enough anyway. That’s where media … Read More

Amazon’s Fire TV with 4k is only $84.99 [Expired]

April 8, 2016 |

For a limited time Amazon is offering their newest Amazon Fire TV streaming media player with 4k support for just $84.99. That’s 15% off the regular price of $99. What’s new in the second-generation Fire TV? In addition to adding … Read More

Why Buy the New Apple TV?

October 22, 2015 |

After Apple’s last event we found ourselves asking “Why should we buy the new Apple TV?” For one, it doesn’t support 4k video. Secondly, Apple didn’t really meet our expectations of a new internet-delivered TV experience (even though Tim Cook … Read More

The newest app channels on Amazon’s Fire TV

October 15, 2015 |

Here’s a look at the latest app channels for Amazon’s Fire TV streaming media player. The apps are available to download free from the Amazon app store, but some require a subscription to the channel either through a TV service … Read More

Roku 4 with 4k Ultra HD playback now available for Pre-order

October 7, 2015 |

Roku has started taking pre-orders on the Roku 4, the company’s next-generation streaming media player that supports 4k Ultra HD video delivered via internet apps. Shipping on October 21st, the Roku 4 plays HEVC (H.265) video up to 3840 × 2160 resolution at 60 frames-per-second … Read More

Will New Amazon Fire TV Support HDR and 4k @ 60fps?

September 30, 2015 |

Following Apple’s “big” announcement of their new Apple TV player that does not support 4k video, Amazon unveiled their own updated Fire TV player with specs that seemed to take the wind out of Apple’s sails. But Consumer Reports published an article this morning that … Read More

Sony Online Store sells out of PlayStation TV units

August 28, 2015 |

Sony’s PlayStation TV never really took off, at least to the extent of Apple TV or Roku media players. But quite a few people grabbed the devices when Sony Store Online dropped the prices dramatically yesterday. The standalone PlayStation TV (PSTV3000413) … Read More

Amazon Fire TV dropped to $84, Shipping Jan. 31

January 27, 2015 |

Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire TV streaming media player to $84 for a limited time, knocking $15 off the list price of $99. The price drop makes the Fire TV a cheaper alternative than competing Apple TV … Read More

Apple TV adds UFC.tv & other app channels

December 30, 2014 | 1

Apple TV’s channel lineup is getting a few more choices before year’s end with the addition of UFC.tv, Dailymotion, Fusion, and The Scene apps. UFC.tv (Ultimate Fighting Championship) provides live and on-demand access to UFC events and classic fights from the UFC archive of combat sporting events.

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New channel apps for Amazon’s Fire TV player

December 27, 2014 | 1

Wondering what new channel apps are available for Amazon’s Fire TV streaming media player? There are several that have recently been launched in the Amazon App Store including WSJ Live, Slingplayer for Fire TV, and the online cinema platform MUBI. … Read More

HBO Go app launches for Amazon’s Fire TV media player

December 15, 2014 |

One of the most coveted apps for smartphones, tablets and streaming media players is undoubtedly HBO Go. Today, Amazon announced the app is now available for the Fire TV streaming media player, giving subscribers access to over 1,700 titles from original HBO … Read More

Amazon delays shipping of new Fire TV Stick orders

October 30, 2014 |

If you were one of the many Amazon customers who got in during the two-day $19 Fire TV offer, consider yourself lucky. Amazon has delayed shipment of future orders of the new streaming stick until January 1, 2015. This is good … Read More

Amazon intros Fire TV stick alternative to Chromecast & Roku

October 27, 2014 |

As Amazon’s last quarterly report left some investors wondering how many more new products would launch at a loss, the company has introduced a streaming media stick to compete with Google’s Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick, small HDMI-connected devices … Read More

How does the PlayStation TV compare to other media players?

October 16, 2014 |

Sony launched the PlayStation TV streaming media player this week, a device that’s almost comparable with Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV. We say “almost” because what Roku and Apple TV were mainly designed to do; stream video, media … Read More

New Apple TV channels include Showtime Anytime, NFL Now, & iTunes Festival

August 26, 2014 |

Apple TV has become an even more appealing streaming media device in the last few months, what with the recent additions of app channels such as A&E, ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), CNBC, FOX Now, History, Lifetime, and WWE networks. And, … Read More

Amazon’s Fire TV media player just $84

August 25, 2014 |

If you happened to miss the last time Amazon offered the Fire TV streaming media player for $84, here’s another chance. For a limited time Amazon is promoting the new slate of Amazon Originals TV show pilots with a chance … Read More

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