Online retail giant Amazon announced its long-rumored streaming device this morning: Amazon Fire TV, a set-top box that Kindle VP Peter Larsen said is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV. The device retails for $99 and will ship starting today.
Calling a rumored streaming deal between Comcast and Apple "too good to be true," tech publication GigaOM and others questioned the timing and details of the Wall Street Journal report that set the industry abuzz.
Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated what he is has been saying for months: that Apple will enter a new product category this year. The biggest and most likely bet is that Apple will get into wearable computing with some kind of smart watch, though Apple observers have also been speculating (for years) about an expanded TV offering.
Apple added Red Bull TV to its growing list of Apple TV channels this week, amid rumors that it may soon refresh its streaming TV device with a software update or new hardware version.
Reports that Apple will manufacture and sell a TV set will not die. The latest comes from Tokyo-based Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co., who says he expects Apple to start selling ultra-HD TV sets in late 2014.
Amazon Instant Video customers who own an Apple TV just got an easier way to watch online TV shows and movies they buy through the online retailer on their TV sets.
Those expecting Apple to introduce a new version or update the software of its Apple TV advice were left wanting Tuesday after the company's fall event.
Aereo, the online streaming service that delivers local TV stations in some markets, will introduce an app for Android devices in September, the International Business Times reported.
Apple's streaming video device, the Apple TV, added apps from Disney, The Weather Channel, the Smithsonian and Vevo this week.
Life is continuing apace at Hulu even as two of the company's three owners--Walt Disney Co. and News Corp.--mull its future.The company has introduced a redesign for Apple TV, and Andy Forssell, current senior vice president of content, has been named acting CEO.