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Facebook’s Portal adds support for Netflix, Zoom and other features

Facebook announced this morning it’s bringing a number of new features and services to its family of Portal devices, including support for Netflix and Zoom. The company will also introduce easie

Amazon’s new Fire TV Blaster works with Echo to control your TV, soundbar, cable box and more

Amazon already offers Alexa voice control to TV owners through its Fire TV devices, by way of a voice remote or by pairing an Echo device with a Fire TV, for hands-free voice commands. Now, it’s

Roku unveils a new streaming player lineup, plus Roku OS 9.2 launch

Roku is getting a jump on the holiday shopping season with the arrival of new and updated devices. The company is expanding its media player lineup for the U.S. and abroad with updated versions of bot

You can now control the Nvidia Shield TV with Alexa

Shield TV, Nvidia’s streaming media set-top box introduced last year, is going hands-free by way of Alexa. The company announced this morning the launch of a new Amazon Alexa skill which will en

Plex kills off support for Cloud Sync, Plugins and bookmarking features

Plex is continuing to streamline its software by shutting down features that weren’t broadly adopted or all that functional. The company says it will soon sunset a handful of options in its medi

Plex adds personalized, streaming news to its media player software

Media player software maker Plex is today making good on its acquisition of streaming news startup Watchup from earlier this year with the integration of a dedicated news hub within its app. The featu

Plex’s hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, opens to all

After a couple of stops and starts — and some concerns — media player software maker Plex is opening its online service known as Plex Cloud to all paying Plex users. The service, which w

Plex partners with Amazon to launch a hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud

You no longer need an always-on PC or any other network-attached hardware in order to use Plex’s media player. The popular service, which allows you to watch TV and movies from your own collect

Apple Adds A New iPod Touch With 16GB Of Storage And No Rear Camera For $229

Apple today dropped a mid-cycle refresh of the iPod touch, its iOS-based iPod, with 16GB of storage on board and without a rear camera, for $229. This slots in its existing lineup between the refreshe

Apple Releases iTunes 11, A Major Redesign That Focuses On The Media And Quiets The Noise

Apple's iTunes 11 officially launched to the public today, after an unveiling in September at the iPhone 5 special announcement event. Originally planned for an October release, iTunes 11 required a l

Review: Sony SMP-N100 Streaming Media Player

The Sony SMP-N100 is Sony's addition to the media streaming device market. It's a small, unobtrusive device that doesn't attract any attention to itself. It supports Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video O

WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player plays just about everything

Not to be outdone, Western Digital just released the Live Plus HD Media Player with Netflix streaming. The $149 box will stream just about anything to any TV and includes a direct storage access syste

Archos 2010 lineup leaks (in Europe)

<img src="" />So the latest from Archos leaked recently at CeBIT 2010, the European electronics show. The 2010 Vision line showcase

JVC's HD media player box supports SD cards only

<img src="" /> No DVD, no Blu-ray and no HDD: JVC Japan is keeping it extra-simple with the CU-VS100, a media player box that

Cydle media player coming to America

<img src="" />Cydle is launching their new in-car multimedia system at CES this January. Previously only available in South Korea, the Cyd

AV Bank Dodeka: Thanko's pretty decent looking 7-inch media player

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ZEN MX: Japan gets a new and expensive Creative media player

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Japan gets the iriver P20 portable media player

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HDD Media Player 2: Thanko releases non-crappy gadget

<img src="" /> <a href="">Thanko</a>, one of Crunchgear's favorite crapgadg

Review: Logitech Squeezebox Boom

Quick Version: The Logitech Squeezebox Boom is a free-standing network device that can be used to play your complete music library. The setup is surprisingly easy, even if you are connecting it to a w
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