Streaming Players Reviews & News – everything electronic Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:17:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Amazon Fire TV Stick Goes Global with Basic Edition Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:56:56 +0000
Now Available in 100 New Countries and Territories, But No Alexa Amazon announced a new Fire TV Stick called the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. The $50 HDMI adapter turns any TV into a smart TV when connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi. Then you can stream Prime Video, Netflix, TV shows, movies, and more. […]]]> 0
Roku Updates Streaming Players and Software for 2017 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:30:40 +0000
New Roku Streaming Stick+ Bundles 4K HDR Steaming in Convenient HDMI Adapter Roku just announced five new streaming players that offer better performance, improved wireless reception and new convenience features priced from $30 to $100.  A new operating system called Roku OS 8 will come with each new player and be available as an update for […]]]> 0
Amazon Fire TV Streamer Plays 4K HDR with Alexa (2017) Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:00:49 +0000
Amazon just announced an all-new Fire TV that features 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos with an Alexa Voice Remote for $70. This latest iteration sheds the set-top box look and just plugs into the back of the TV like a dongle. It is powered by a 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor, […]]]> 0
Apple TV 4K Arrives with HDR (5th generation, 2017 model) Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:11:21 +0000
5th-generation Apple TV can stream 4K HDR content from iTunes, Netflix and Amazon. Apple today introduced the new Apple TV 4K, which supports both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for watching TV and movies in higher resolution. The $179 set-top box is ideal for cord-cutters with iPhones or iPads. Apple TV 4K streams from […]]]> 0
Amazon New Fire TV Stick Brings Alexa Into Your Living Room Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:59:03 +0000
Amazon today announced the all-new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for streaming TV shows and movies. The $40 device plugs into the HDMI port on the back of your TV and accepts voice commands via Alexa. You can ask it play TV shows and movies, launch apps and more. It’s the more compact […]]]> 0
Roku Express, Premiere & Ultra Streaming Players Announced Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:59:28 +0000
Roku today announced a 5th-generation line-up of streaming media players priced from $30 to $130. Five new models debut with a new naming convention. There is the 1080p capable Roku Express and Express+, the 4K capable Premiere and Premiere+, and finally the top-of-the-line Roku Ultra for all that plus better sound and convenience features. Meanwhile, […]]]> 0
Apple TV Gets Live Channels via Sling TV $20/mo. Service Tue, 14 Jun 2016 03:55:50 +0000
Sling TV today announced its live and on-demand Internet TV service will be available on Apple TV. Sling TV, which previously required a Roku Player, Xbox One, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV or Android TV set-top box will finally bring its $20/month live TV service to the last remaining major streaming player — Apple TV (2015) model. […]]]> 0
Amazon Fire TV Wants You To Talk To It Wed, 18 May 2016 04:38:02 +0000
Now you can ask Alexa to play TV shows and movies, launch apps, and more Amazon today announced new Alexa voice features are coming to Fire TV, including the ability to control playback of Amazon Video and Add-On Subscription content, launch apps, access local movie show times, search local businesses and restaurants, and more—all just […]]]> 0
Roku Updates Streaming Stick for 2016 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:22:56 +0000
Roku announced a new, smaller and faster Streaming Stick (model 3600) that keeps the same $49.99 price tag. It has a quad-­core processor, which offers 8X more processing power than its predecessor. Roku is quick to point out that’s more power than the current Amazon Fire TV stick and Google Chromecast models. It’s also the […]]]> 0
Apple TV (2015) Review Roundup Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:39:55 +0000
I've never seen a product get rated so high, get hammered by the reviewers in so many areas. Only ZDNET has given it a poor rating. Nevertheless, tvOS (basically TV apps) offers an exciting world of potential that's just not here yet. Even though this is the 4th generation model, it's really just the beginning of how Apple thinks we will use and watch our TVs in the future.]]> 0