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  • Dish expands Alexa support to its Joey receivers for voice-controlled TV throughout the home

    Dish expands Alexa support to its Joey receivers for voice-controlled TV throughout the home

    Dish became the first U.S. pay TV provider to integrate with Alexa for hands-free TV back in May, when it introduced a way for Hopper and Wally DVR users to search for programs and control their playback experience using their voice. Today, the company says it’s expanding this support to its Joey clients, meaning Dish customers can now take advantage of voice control throughout their… Read More

  • TiVo officially announces its voice-controlled DVRs, the BOLT VOX and Mini VOX

    TiVo officially announces its voice-controlled DVRs, the BOLT VOX and Mini VOX

    DVR maker TiVo today officially confirmed the launch of its new DVR, the TiVo BOLT VOX, and its smaller counterpart, the TiVo Mini Vox, following yesterday’s leak. As had been reported, the biggest change is that these are the first TiVo DVRs to include a voice remote control, which allows users to search across live TV, DVR, video-on-demand and online streaming services just by… Read More

  • TiVo’s upcoming DVR, the TiVo BOLT VOX, will include voice support

    TiVo’s upcoming DVR, the TiVo BOLT VOX, will include voice support

    TiVo is nearing the launch of a new product in its BOLT family of DVRs, which can either be swapped in place of your cable company’s DVR, or, in the case of the original BOLT, be used by cord cutters who want a way to record over-the-air broadcasts. Now, ahead of any official announcement, a new BOLT product is appearing on Amazon, called the BOLT VOX. The device comes with a new… Read More

  • Nielsen will now measure TV audiences on Netflix

    Nielsen will now measure TV audiences on Netflix

    Nielsen is hoping to make the viewership numbers for the shows airing on streaming services a little less of a mystery. The company is today announcing a new service, Nielsen Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) Content Ratings, to measure streaming services’ programs in a way that’s comparable to linear TV. That includes ratings, reaches, frequency and segmentation reporting… Read More

  • Free streaming TV service Pluto TV raises $8.3M, in new round led by Samsung

    Free streaming TV service Pluto TV raises $8.3M, in new round led by Samsung

    Free streaming TV service Pluto TV announced today it has received a new $5 million investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the VC arm of the Samsung Group. Combined with other investors, the full round totaled $8.3 million, the company says. Pluto TV declined to disclose the other investors in the round, but said they’re a mix of both new and prior investors. The… Read More

  • Plex launches its live TV service on Roku, with limited DVR functionality to start

    Plex launches its live TV service on Roku, with limited DVR functionality to start

    Plex is bringing its live TV streaming service to the U.S.’s most popular media player platform, with today’s announcement of its arrival on Roku. Plex’s software offers cord cutters a low-cost way to set up more of a DIY live TV service as an alternative to any of the now numerous subscription-based options for those ditching traditional cable or satellite television. Read More

  • Hulu responds to user complaints with a grid guide for Live TV

    Hulu responds to user complaints with a grid guide for Live TV

    User feedback about Hulu’s new interface has not been entirely positive. In fact, a complaint about the new user interface is the most upvoted item on Hulu’s customer feedback forums, and is then followed by dozens of similar complaints which all say the same thing: it’s too hard to find shows, the interface is too difficult to navigate, the layout is confusing, and so… Read More

  • Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

    Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

    Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other channels across its platform. However, the channel was not immediately available to all Roku customers, as it was a phased rollout. That rollout has now completed, the company says this… Read More

  • Capitalizing on its first Emmy, Hulu drops prices for its ad-supported service

    Capitalizing on its first Emmy, Hulu drops prices for its ad-supported service

    Fresh off its first Emmy win for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu is dropping prices in an effort to attract new subscribers. The streaming service is lowering the cost for its entry-level, ad-supported plan from $7.99 per month to $5.99 per month – a price that undercuts rivals’ Netflix and Amazon Prime Video’s lowest monthly plans, at $7.99 and $8.99 per… Read More