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The adage "the more things change, the more they stay the same" seems very apt for the cord cutting streaming TV market. Many TV fans left behind cable and satellite services because the prices were always increasing and the service never got better. The rub is that now that cord cutters seem to have reached a sort of critical mass and streaming services are plentiful, streaming firms are starting to raise prices just like cable companies. AT&T DirecTV Now raised its prices earlier this month by $5 per month. YouTube TV and Sling TV also recently raised prices. Now PlayStation Vue is following right along with the masses. All Vue plans are seeing $5 monthly price increases across the board.... Read more...
Technological change is rarely smooth. It's often riddled with hurdles, and plenty of trial-and-error. When it comes to shifting the way we watch television, from the conventional pay-TV package to online-based IPTV offerings, it's an ongoing challenge. That said, Sony has become something of a pioneer in trying to forge ahead in the space, suggesting many months ago that it was working on an Internet-delivered television offering that would eventually compete with the cable and satellite packages available now. That service will be called PlayStation Vue, and more details are seeping out concerning its particulars. Initially, Vue will require a PlayStation console, giving Sony complete control... Read more...
Strangely, there's actually a company called Myriad. And they make consumer electronics. The company's latest feat is the Alien Vue, an oddly named piece that brings Android apps to the TV or set-top box. The device enables TV service providers to respond to over-the-top services like Apple TV, Roku, and Google TV, and they can leverage existing customer technology to provide speedy access to rich Android ecosystems. Myriad's latest Alien release enables Internet access via TV allowing Android apps to run alongside existing television functions, in a unified user experience. Myriad will be showcasing Alien Vue, demonstrating Android apps on TV for the first time at CES 2012 January 10-13. Myriad... Read more...