Sony Bravia 4K TV Commercial

Video: You might not care about 4K TVs, but you still need to watch Sony’s amazing new ad

By on October 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM.

Video: You might not care about 4K TVs, but you still need to watch Sony’s amazing new ad

The next big thing in television might be 4K (or even 5K, for some). Or smarter TVs. Or curvy smart TVs that also do 4K. But that doesn’t mean you really need them, especially 4K big-screen TVs, since there isn’t enough actual 4K content to consume in the first place. But Sony has an amazing new TV ad that is so amazing it’s worth watching even if you’re not interested in 4K TVs at all. More →

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Netflix Announces Three New Series

Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details

By on October 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details

On Thursday, Netflix announced three new original series that aim to strike another blow to cable and network companies. The new shows are an animated series from comedian Bill Burr titled “F is for Family”; a dark mystery series called “Bloodline,” whose cast includes Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights; and a Canadian series called “Between.”

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Halo Nightfall Trailer

Watch the live-action world of ‘Halo: Nightfall’ come to life in this new trailer

By on October 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Watch the live-action world of ‘Halo: Nightfall’ come to life in this new trailer

Microsoft is going all in with the Halo series this holiday season. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is clearly the centerpiece, but the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta and Halo: Nightfall, a live action TV series set in the Halo universe, are sure to draw plenty of attention as well. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced HaloFest, a celebration of the series and all of its upcoming entries. The first full length trailer for Halo: Nightfall was published alongside the announcement. More →

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HBO Online Streaming Pricing

Here’s how much HBO may charge for its streaming-only service

By on October 17, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

Here’s how much HBO may charge for its streaming-only service

HBO wants to compete with Netflix in a lot of ways, but one of those ways probably won’t be pricing. The Information’s sources claim that HBO will charge at least $15 per month for its standalone streaming service, which will match what subscribers pay per month to get HBO as part of their cable bundles. More →

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Netflix Vs. HBO Video Streaming

Netflix is reeling from its $1 price hike – and that’s incredible news for American consumers

By on October 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Netflix is reeling from its $1 price hike – and that’s incredible news for American consumers

Predicting the behavior of consumers is notoriously tough, but nowhere is it harder than in the rapidly evolving video streaming market. Pretty much nobody expected Netflix’s streaming service to bloom into the huge mainstream success it currently is. A few years ago, many viewed Netflix’s streaming operation as fatally hamstrung by the narrow and often low-quality movie selection. And this autumn, almost nobody predicted just how much a $1 summer price hike would dent the company’s momentum. More →

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Google Wireless Internet Service

This is how the real Apple TV will let you ditch your cable provider

By on October 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

This is how the real Apple TV will let you ditch your cable provider

Well, this is interesting: Over the past couple of days both HBO and CBS have announced different standalone streaming services that won’t require a cable bundle… and this is all right before a big Apple event in which the company may or may not talk about the future of its Apple TV set-top box. What is clear, however, is that over-the-top content is the future while pricey cable bundles are the past, and Apple and other big tech companies are likely going to lead the way with their own streaming services, set-top boxes and perhaps even television sets that will let you watch your favorite shows online. More →

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Google Nexus Player

Google just unveiled a new Nexus device that no one saw coming

By on October 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Google just unveiled a new Nexus device that no one saw coming

As expected, Google officially announced release details regarding the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Android 5.0 Lollipop software on Wednesday, but another Android device made its way into the announcement as well: the Nexus Player. More →

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HBO Standalone Streaming Service Launch

HBO will fulfill cord cutters’ dreams and launch a standalone streaming service next year

By on October 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM.

HBO will fulfill cord cutters’ dreams and launch a standalone streaming service next year

This is the moment that cord cutters have been waiting for: HBO will start offering a standalone over-the-top online streaming service starting next year, which will be a massive blow to the American cable TV industry. HBO made this announcement during an investor conference for parent company Time Warner, which has in the past hinted that it wants to give HBO fans the option to watch their favorite shows without having to subscribe to expensive cable bundles. Now that HBO is unbundling its highly acclaimed shows from cable, it will put pressure on more content providers to make their shows more readily available online. More →

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Netflix 4K TV Content Ultra HD

Netflix is raising prices for its highest quality content

By on October 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM.

Netflix is raising prices for its highest quality content

Do you own a 4K TV and subscribe to Netflix? Well, you’re about to suffer a minor blow for daring to own a 4K TV. Netflix will now charge a “platinum” rate plan of $11.99 a month to people owning a 4K TV — also known as Ultra TV — that gives them access to Netflix’s limited collection of 4K content.

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Google Fiber Vs. Cable TV

Google says TV studios are charging Google Fiber ridiculous prices for their shows

By on October 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Google says TV studios are charging Google Fiber ridiculous prices for their shows

Cord cutting may be the future but Google Fiber unfortunately still has to deal with the present, and that means it has to shell out cash to TV studios for the rights to deliver their shows over its pay TV service. Per The Washington Post, Google Fiber boss Milo Medin said on Monday that paying for TV programs is the biggest impediment to Google Fiber spreading further, especially because studios charge significantly more for the rights to offer their shows than they charge big cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. More →

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Google X Modular TVs

Could Google revolutionize the TV before Apple even gets the chance?

By on October 3, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Could Google revolutionize the TV before Apple even gets the chance?

Huge televisions are more affordable now than they ever have been in the past, but the manufacturers haven’t made many attempts to innovate since the rise of the flat-screen TV. All we’ve really had to look forward to recently is 4K resolution, but The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google might be working on the next revolution in display technology. More →

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Cord Cutting Cable Companies

Smaller cable providers realize cord cutters are the future

By on October 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Smaller cable providers realize cord cutters are the future

Big providers like Comcast and Time Warner Cable may want to cling to the past but it looks like smaller cable providers seem to know that cord cutting is actually the future. The Wall Street Journal reports that smaller cable providers are increasingly placing more emphasis on their broadband offerings and less on TV packages as consumers have shown that they would much rather have a faster Internet service than hundreds of channels they never watch. More →

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