Dish Internet-TV Service

Dish will reportedly reveal its Internet-TV service this summer

By on April 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Dish will reportedly reveal its Internet-TV service this summer

Every company in the market wants to provide its own online TV streaming service, but Dish might be the first to give consumers a real offer. Bloomberg reports that Dish Network is looking to bring an Internet-TV service to the United States this summer, a set of live-streaming channels that will be accessible through connected devices such as smartphones and tablets. Disney signed onto the service last month, and A&E, Turner Broadcasting and CBS have reportedly been in talks with the provider as well. More →

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Siri Apple TV Remote

It looks like Siri is coming to Apple TV

By on April 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM.

It looks like Siri is coming to Apple TV

Apple is always working on ways to make both Apple TV and Siri more useful and now it looks like the company is planning to bring them together at some point. 9to5Mac reports that new code found in the iOS 7.1 software development kit indicates that Siri is going to get integrated with Apple TV in a future release. More →

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HBO Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime users will soon have access to HBO shows for the first time

By on April 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM.

Amazon Prime users will soon have access to HBO shows for the first time

Amazon and HBO on Wednesday announced a first-of-its-kind deal that will make HBO content available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Several popular HBO shows and mini-series will be included in the deal, and content can be streamed to computers, smartphones, tablets and TVs using Amazon’s various video-streaming apps. What’s more, all newly available HBO content will also be accessible on Amazon’s new Fire TV streaming set-top box. More →

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Cord Cutting Guide Best Apps

10 apps cord cutters can’t live without

By on April 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

10 apps cord cutters can’t live without

So let’s say you’ve decided to cut the cord on your expensive pay TV service and get all your favorite shows over the Internet. Which apps will you need the most on your connected television? NPD Group has just come out with a new survey of connected TV users and has unsurprisingly found that viewers see Netflix as their most essential app for TV watching. However, Netflix isn’t the only TV app that cord cutters love and the rest of NPD’s survey on popular TV apps contains some surprises. More →

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Apple TV new channels

Apple adds new channels to Apple TV ahead of major upcoming refresh

By on April 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM.

Apple adds new channels to Apple TV ahead of major upcoming refresh

In the past few months, rumors have been heating up that Apple will begin taking TV more seriously with a refreshed Apple TV. Apple has been negotiating with Comcast about the next-generation Apple TV, and earlier this month, Comcast hinted in FCC filings that Apple is working on a set-top box. According to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release an updated Apple TV later this year. In advance of this rumored launch, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has added three new channels to its current Apple TV: A&E, The History Channel, and Lifetime. This brings popular shows such as Duck Dynasty and Pawn Stars to Apple TV customers. While a subscription is required, 9to5Mac notes that you can watch the most recent episodes of popular shows for free. Apple is smart to be making these partnerships new — if it wants to compete in the living room, customers will expect to be able to watch all the shows and channels they currently watch.

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Why Is Aereo Being Sued

Aereo goes on the offensive against broadcasters ahead of SCOTUS hearing

By on April 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Aereo goes on the offensive against broadcasters ahead of SCOTUS hearing

In a last effort before its April 22nd hearing, Aereo is defending its service in a “media blitz,” as Re/code calls it, whose purpose is to better inform everyone that its business isn’t infringing on any copyright laws. The company will explain next week to the Supreme Court why its services are legal, in its view, and why they aren’t violating the copyright o broadcasters. More →

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Orange is the New Black Season 2 Trailer

Video: Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix with even angrier cellmates

By on April 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Video: Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix with even angrier cellmates

One of the biggest surprises of 2013 was Orange is the New Black, a Netflix original series that lacked the star power of House of Cards, but made up for it with incredible writing, performances and an ending that left viewers speechless. After an 11 month hiatus, the prison drama will return to Netflix on June 6th with 13 new episodes, and as usual, all the episodes will be released simultaneously. Netflix debuted the first trailer for season 2 on Thursday, welcoming back a vast majority of the cast from the first season, along with a few new faces. Watch the premiere trailer for the second season of Orange is the New Black below. More →

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Why Is Hulu So Bad

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

By on April 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

Is Hulu even trying to compete with Netflix anymore? There are days when you really have to wonder. While Netflix is offering up a barrage of critically acclaimed exclusive series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Hulu is offering up… well, pretty much nothing that people are getting excited about. More →

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Game of Thrones Torrent Swarm

Latest Game of Thrones episode sets a new torrent record

By on April 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM.

Latest Game of Thrones episode sets a new torrent record

Game of Thrones, the most pirated show of 2013, started its fourth season two weeks ago and it’s already breaking records just two episodes in. TorrentFreak reports that “The Lion and the Rose,” the second of episode of the show’s fourth season, garnered the largest torrent swarm ever recorded on Sunday night. Nearly 200,000 users were downloading the same exact torrent all at once, breaking the previous record of the season three finale, which raked in around 170,000 concurrent downloads. More →

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Game Of Thrones Westeros Maps

Stanford researchers map the world of Game of Thrones

By on April 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Stanford researchers map the world of Game of Thrones

The fourth season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones kicked off this past week. 6.6 million people tuned into the premiere, making it the most watched single episode of an HBO show since the series finale of Sopranos. Based on author George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series titled A Song of Ice and Fire, the show takes place in a mythical world consisting of four continents, one of which is Westeros. We’ve all seen the models of Westeros in the show’s opening credit sequence, but a group of Stanford researchers have taken things to the next level by creating a series of geological maps that shows us how the landscape of Westeros might have evolved over time. More →

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Apple TV Release Date

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

By on April 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

Rumors surrounding a refreshed Apple TV with enhanced capabilities and redesigned software have been swirling for months, but they kicked into high gear on Thursday morning when the most reliable Apple analyst on the planet issued a new report with plenty of details on Apple’s next set-top box. More →

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