Google Chromecast v. Roku Streaming Stick: Which One Should I Buy?

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When Google released the Google Chromecast last year and it made a big splash and sold briskly thanks to the low price and simple, but useful functionality. Roku didn’t want to be outdone; it followed with the Roku Streaming Stick to compete with Google’s inexpensive HDMI dongle. How did Roku do? Read our Google Chromecast v. Roku Streaming Stick head-to-head to find […]

Amazon Fire TV v. Roku 3: Which One Should I Buy?

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The Amazon Fire TV brings the simple Amazon-focused interface of the Kindle Fire to the big screen. We decided to compare the Fire TV with the Roku 3, another popular set-top box that streams video to a TV from the Internet. We already took a look at the Amazon Fire TV’s gaming options to see how it works as […]

Amazon Fire TV: Review

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I feel very much the same about Amazon’s new Fire TV as I did about the first edition of Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets. There’s potential in this new born, but it hasn’t found its legs yet. Like most infants it is pleasant to look at and celebrate the arrival. But time needs to pass before […]

Roku Offering the Roku Streaming Stick for $50, Takes On Chromecast

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Starting in April, Roku will ship a new $50 Roku Streaming Stick that plugs into a TV’s HDMI port and will take on the Google Chromecast. The Roku Streaming Stick offers the same user-interface and channels that the current Roku Box offers taking up less space and costing about half as much as the $100 […]

5 Ways to Watch House of Cards on the Big Screen

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The 2nd season of the hit Netflix original series House of Cards hit the streaming video site on Valentines Day 2014. The service released the political thriller series with all thirteen episodes showing up at once, ready for fans of the show to binge watch it or view it leisurely via their smart phones, tablets, computers and […]

Roku TV Is Coming to Your Living Room in a Big Way — Literally

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Roku is usually known for its top-quality set-top boxes, but the company announced that it’s changing things up just a tad by revealing an actual Roku TV, thanks to a partnership with TCL and Hisense. There’s not a lot of details just yet, but these Roku TV models will come in six different flavors ranging […]

Roku TV Beats Apple’s Mythical iTV to the Market

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Apple, which already competes against Roku and other inexpensively priced set-top streaming boxes on the market, is rumored to be making its own branded smart TV but it looks like Roku has beat the Cupertino, California company to the market. Now, rather than having to connect a Roku box to your existing HDTV set at […]

Netflix Launches “Biggest Update in Netflix History” on TV Devices

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Netflix has released an UI update today for Smart TVs, a handful of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players, as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This also happens to be the company’s “biggest update in Netflix history to [its] TV experience.” The new look consists of a more cinematic feel to it, which […]

Mozilla Teases Chromecast-Like Tab Mirroring in Firefox

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Mozilla employee Mark Finkle has teased us with a photo of what he says is “tab mirroring from Firefox to Roku” using a Nexus 4. The photo pictures the Nexus 4 with the Firefox web browser open, and the television in the background is displaying the same image that’s on the smartphone. This hints to […]

Roku Wants to Match Chromecast Mobile Casting to TV Sets

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Roku CEO Anthony Wood told those on hand at Next TV Summit in San Francisco this week that his company plans to add DIAL support. DIAL is the protocol behind Google Chromecast’s ability to stream content launched on a tablet, smart phone or computer running the Chrome browser. The feature will show up soon in Roku […]

Aereo Brings Streaming TV To Atlanta iPads on June 17

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Today Aereo announced it will expand its service to a third city, Atlanta in June. On June 17, those in Atlanta who signed up for information about the service coming their city will finally have the chance to sign up. A week later, on June 24, Aereo will open to everyone in the Atlanta area. […]

Aereo Brings Live TV on the iPad to Boston in May

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Next month Boston will become the second major city to have Aereo as the live TV streaming service expands to the area on May 15. On May 15 anyone in the Boston market area who pre-registered their interest in Aereo will receive a special invitation to sign up for the service. Aereo will open the […]

Roku 3 Adds Headphone Port to Remote & New Interface

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Today Roku announced the Roku 3, its new set-top streaming device that promises to make it easier for late-night viewers to watch movies without waking up the house. The Roku 3 is the newest in Roku’s line of media streaming devices that improves upon previous versions in a number of ways. As expected with a […]

Roku Brings Time Warner Cable TV App To Streaming Video Players

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At CES Roku announced a new partnership with Time Warner Cable that brings a selection of TV channels to Roku devices for free. Now Roku users can download the free TWC TV app to their streaming boxes to gain access to a selection of up to 300 TV channels on their HDTV. Like the iOS and […]

3M and Roku Announce Portable Streaming Projector

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In a joint presentation today 3M and Roku introduced the new 3M Streaming Projector Powered By Roku, a small projector that can stream video from a number of different sources. The 3M Streaming Projector is a handheld projector with a Roku Streaming Stick plugged into the back. The device specifically fits the Roku Streaming Stick, but can […]

Google TV Ignored In Favor of Google Nexus Q

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At the Google I/O 2012 Keynote, we heard nothing about Google TV despite some pre-keynote rumors. Instead they showed off an Apple TV-style device called Google Nexus Q. I hoped to hear something that would pump new life into Google TV, since I’m an owner of a Logitech Revue. I even planned to pull it […]

Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide: 15 Great Last Minute Gifts

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Check out these great last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas that are perfect for tech, photo and gadget loving dads. Our Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide only includes gifts available at Amazon and local stores so last-minute purchases don’t need to look like last-minute gifts. In order to receive the items in time for Father’s Day makes […]

Apple TV 1080P Review (2012)

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If you look at the new 3rd generation Apple TV as an iPad accessory that also lets you watch streaming content, then it’s nearly a five-star product and the one of the best iPad accessories you can buy. If you see it as a set-top box for viewing streaming content that also works with the iPad […]

Great Valentines Day Gadget Gift Guide

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Valentines Day is a great time to remind someone you care about that you love them. While gadgets alone won’t show your true feelings, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gadgets to give this Valentines Day. Instead of roses that wilt and chocolates that go bad, why not pick up a fun gadget gift […]