Items tagged with Internet TV

Internet TV is fast becoming a crowded field, but Intel’s not letting a little competition slow it down. The chip maker is opening offices in Los Angeles and New York so it is better placed to make deals with TV networks. Internet TV players like Roku have a multi-year jump on Intel, but that doesn't seem to be giving the chip maker pause. Set-top boxes like the Roku and Apple TV have given Internet services like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu (not to mention Apple’s own service) an easy way to reach customers’ TVs. With some customers bailing from costly cable and satellite TV subscriptions... Read more...
And so it begins. Boxee, which has generally let users access a wealth of free online content from a variety of locations, has finally seen the light: you need premium content (or a great Plan B) to stay afloat in today's environment. The company has been quoted as saying that they aren't planning to make anything from their partnership with D-Link on the Boxee Box, but now that they've opened this window, there's really no turning back. Premium content has arrived on Boxee, and we suspect that more and more of it will continue to arrive. And that's a good thing for everyone, regardless if you... Read more...
Sony and Android, just like two peas in a pod? Sony Ericsson has been known to install Android on select phones, but that's really the extent of the relationship up until now. But after Google's Google TV announcement last week, it seems as Sony and Google are now signed up to be buddy-buddy in a lot of respects. What we're looking at here is quite possibly yet another tech shift that'll have a ripple effect throughout this decade. Outside of storing files for access elsewhere, the "cloud" really hasn't had a second purpose worth focusing on. But with names like Google, Microsoft and now Sony getting... Read more...
We've always heard that something's "on" when it hits the mainstream, so we guess it's about time we finally confessed that Internet TV has emerged from the closet. For the longest while, Hulu, Boxee and the like dominated the underground Web TV content scene, but it wasn't too long ago that major cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable began to sit up and take notice. Just a few months after the former initiated trial runs of its own Internet TV platform, the latter has just announced that it is launching a few trials of its own. Dubbed TV Everywhere, this portal provides select TWC... Read more...
Wow, can you believe it? At long last, Boxee is on Windows. It's sort of strange how one of the world's most popular applications first arrived on Mac, then Linux and on Windows last, but at least the world's most popular operating system can now run the program natively. In what we're considered the company's most significant announcement to date, Boxee has introduced an Alpha version of Boxee for Windows, and it's taking feedback as we speak in order to push out a finalized version as soon as possible ("later this year").Moving forward, the company hopes to keep updates and upgrades in sync between... Read more...
ZeeVee, the online viewing portal that's giving the likes of Hulu a real run for their money, has just announced compatibility with yet another major platform: OS X. The Massachusetts-based company has just let loose its highly anticipated Mac client of Zinc, which is a GUI of sorts that places a boatload of internet TV channels at your fingertips. Designed to be used in full-screen mode on your computer monitor or even on a living room TV, Zinc Beta 3 for Mac doesn't look any different than the software for PCs. It should be noted, however, that this version is only compatible with OS X 10.5,... Read more...
Slide over Boxee, as there's a new broadband video portal in town. ZeeVee, which originally hit the scene over a year ago with its ZvBox, has returned to glory with a fresh new take on its long-standing ZViewer. The software, which has been reworked and re-released as 'Zinc' Beta 3, acts as a unified interface for finding great online content with maximum ease. Basically, PC users (a Mac client is expected by April) simply fire this up on their PC or HTPC, mouse around the variety of icons depicting networks such as CBS and ABC or other portals like Hulu, and then click to see a listing of available... Read more...