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  • Roku Unveils The “Roku SE,” A $50 Entry-Level Streamer, Discounted To $25 On Black Friday

    Roku Unveils The “Roku SE,” A $50 Entry-Level Streamer, Discounted To $25 On Black Friday

    Roku recently addressed the needs of those looking for a premium media player to complement their new, 4K TV with the launch of the Roku 4, but now the company is moving to the other end of the spectrum with a device aimed at the low-end of the market. Today, the hardware maker revealed a low-cost version of its Roku player, the Roku SE, which will be affordably priced at $49.99 and discounted… Read More

  • Pluto TV Brings Its Streaming Video App To Apple TV With Improved Look, More Licensed Content

    Pluto TV Brings Its Streaming Video App To Apple TV With Improved Look, More Licensed Content

    Pluto TV, a video streaming service targeting cord cutters, has differentiated itself from other over-the-top competitors like Netflix by offering a more TV-like experience with over 100 “channels” you flip through in an interface that looks similar to a traditional TV guide. Read More

  • Apple TV Updated With A New Categories Section

    Apple TV Updated With A New Categories Section

    Apple TV’s App Store now has a Categories section, a feature which was missing at launch alongside Top Charts. The latter section rolled out on Monday, confirming that the new TV App Store is largely filled with games and other video and media applications. The addition of Categories, meanwhile, is notable because app discovery has been something of an issue on Apple’s new… Read More

  • NewsON Brings Your Local News Stations To iOS, Android And Roku

    NewsON Brings Your Local News Stations To iOS, Android And Roku

    A company called NewsON launched today, offering cord cutters and mobile consumers access to local news with an app that works on iOS, Android, and Roku devices. The service, which is financially backed by a cohort of TV stations, claims to offer local news coverage across 75 percent of the U.S., including video content from a total of 118 stations in 90 markets. The launch comes at a time… Read More

  • Chromecast Can Now Stream Live Television With Added Sling TV Support

    Chromecast Can Now Stream Live Television With Added Sling TV Support

    Sling TV, Dish’s streaming live TV service that offers a variety of cable TV channels, including ESPN, is now available on Google’s Chromecast. The forthcoming addition of Sling TV support was first announced in September, when Google unveiled its updated Chromecast dongles which changed the design from a stick to a round and colorful disk in order to accommodate the… Read More

  • Netflix CEO: Actually, There’s “Not Nearly Enough” TV

    Netflix CEO: Actually, There’s “Not Nearly Enough” TV

    Are there just too many TV shows right now? You may remember that’s what FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told reporters and critics over the summer — that there’s “simply too much television.” Well, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn’t agree. In fact, when he was asked about Landgraf’s comments today while on-stage at The New York Times’ DealBook… Read More

  • CBS Will Launch A New “Star Trek” TV Series On Its Streaming Service, Not Network TV

    CBS Will Launch A New “Star Trek” TV Series On Its Streaming Service, Not Network TV

    CBS’s own over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters has largely flown under the radar in comparison with more popular competitors like Netflix and Hulu. But now the network is hoping to change that, with the announcement that it will launch a brand-new “Star Trek” TV show exclusively on CBS All Access, the company’s on-demand streaming service. The… Read More

  • Twitter Hopes To Appeal To A Younger Crowd With This New Fast-Paced TV Commercial

    Twitter Hopes To Appeal To A Younger Crowd With This New Fast-Paced TV Commercial

    During Twitter’s Q3 earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey let us know that the company would be running a new TV commercial during the World Series. As The Verge points out, this commercial was done by the same group that did Apple’s 1984 campaign. While it’s not the first commercial by Twitter, it does look like the beginnings of an actual “campaign.”… Read More

  • NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    The number of niche video streaming services continues to grow in the shadow of major players like Netflix, Amazon, HBO and Hulu. Today, NBCUniversal tossed its hat into the ring with the debut of “SeeSo,” an over-the-top, ad-free subscription based streaming service that will focus exclusively on comedy. The service, which will soon be available on the web, on mobile, and… Read More

  • HBO NOW Goes Live On Roku

    HBO NOW Goes Live On Roku

    As some noticed when Roku this week announced its upgraded 4K-ready streaming media player, the Roku 4, the product packaging featured a highly-anticipated addition to Roku’s channel lineup: HBO NOW. The premium network’s over-the-top offering has been one glaring omission from an otherwise robust lineup of programming options on Roku’s platform, which today includes more… Read More

  • Roku Unveils Its 4K Streamer, The Roku 4, Plus New Software, Discovery Features, And Upgraded Mobile App

    Roku Unveils Its 4K Streamer, The Roku 4, Plus New Software, Discovery Features, And Upgraded Mobile App

    In what’s been the worst-kept secret thanks to a number of leaks, including photographs of the new player, streaming media device maker Roku is at last officially announcing the launch of its latest product, the Roku 4. The updated hardware is now designed to support both 4K Ultra HD and HD TVs, and includes a faster processor, better Wi-Fi, optical audio out, and more. Read More

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