The Broadway by Hauppage! is a pretty neat little device. It is a small box designed to be hooked up to your home television broadcast method of choice, and stream a live feed of your channels to your desired alternative watching mechanism. I had the opportunity to try one out this past week.
Comcast has announced that it will launch its own streaming service that will compete with Netflix directly. The service will be called Xfinity Streampix. Comcast will bundle the service with its existing cable offerings and will have a price point set at $4.99 a month which is lower than Netflix’s current $7.99 a month offering.read more
What’s that sound? It could be the future sound of Netflix possibly losing some market share with the official announcement from Verizon and Coinstar’s Redbox that they will be coming together to offer a new rental service that will offer both physical and digital streaming media content to consumers. Subscribers to the service will be able to rent DVDs, Blu-rays, and have access to on-demand streaming and download service from Verizon. The service will launch sometime in Q2 2012, at which time we should hear more information about what devices will support the streaming services.read more
Paramount is now offering digital versions of UltraViolet-based movies with the unveiling of a new service named Paramount Movies. The new service will allow users to stream physical or digital movies they have purchased by storing it on a digital locker in the cloud. The streaming will of be available for iOS devices with no support for other mobile operating systems as of yet. The current content catalog of movies from Paramount Movies includes 60 titles at $19.99 a pop for HD movies and $12.99 for Standard definition (SD) films.read more
There has been a progressive movement in the market of streaming television content that some would say was initially popularized by Netflix along with the proliferation of smart TV systems like the Boxee Box by D-Link, Apple TV, and Roku, Google TV among others. Several smart TVs are really infiltrating the households of people all over the world at significant rates. We have taken a look at several web enabled set-top boxes in the past and now we have the privilege to let you know how our experiences on the Boxee Box have been.read more