Archive for the 'GoogleTV' Category

Chart compares 13 streaming media players

May 31, 2011

[Updated Aug 30, 2012] – StreamingMedia.com has updated its handy chart comparing many of the most popular Internet-enabled streaming media players, including the Apple TV, Boxee Box, Roku XDS, XBox 360, WD TV Live, and others.
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Are streaming media players a passing fad?

May 23, 2011

Market analyst In-Stat is questioning whether dedicated “streaming media player” devices like the Roku player, Boxee Box, and Google TV-equipped Logitech Revue will be around for long. The reason: IP-streamed video is becoming a standard feature of TVs and Blu-ray players. Passing fad? We think not!
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Google TV (Logitech Revue) price drops precipitously

May 13, 2011

The price of Logitech’s Google TV system, aka the “Logitech Revue,” has just dropped 33 percent on Amazon.com, from $299 to $199. In comparison, Amazon’s price for D-Link’s Boxee Box is currently running $184.
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Roku now licensing its media player box design

November 5, 2010

Roku has begun licensing its A/V media streaming set-top-box hardware and software technology to third-party device makers. Netgear, Roku’s first licensee, will soon offer a Netgear-branded version of the recently size- and cost-reduced Roku XD box through Best Buy, Fry’s, and Radio Shack stores.
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Sony bakes Google TV into HDTVs, Blu-ray player

October 24, 2010

Close on the heals of Logitech’s launch of the first set-top Google TV player, Sony has started shipping LCD HDTVs and a Blu-ray player with embedded Google TV capabilities. The devices have built-in WiFi, and come with wireless remote control keyboards.
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Logitech launches first Google TV player

October 6, 2010

[Updated Oct. 22, 2010] — Following months of teasers, Logitech finally launched its Google TV player today at simultaneous press events in New York and San Francisco. The company’s Google TV family includes the Android-based “Revue” STB (set-top box), large and mini remote controls, free iPhone and Android remote control apps, and a video cam.
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Google reveals Google TV details

October 4, 2010

Google today revealed more information regarding its soon-to-be-released “Google TV” platform. Among other interesting capabilities, the flexible Linux-based platform for delivering Internet-streamed A/V content to TVs will support thousands of TV-oriented Android apps, turning our TVs into “smart-TVs.”
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