Tag Archives: TV

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV, Xfinity X1 features to your mobile device

February is app month for Comcast. After introducing its Roku app earlier in the month, Comcast announced it will replace its Xfinity TV app on February 28. Xfinity Stream, the name of the new app, aims to give Comcast subscribers an Xfinity X1-like experience on Android and iOS. That means features from your set-top box are coming to mobile, such ... Read More »

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For the past couple years, Ottawa-based Nuvyyo has offered just one product, the Tablo DVR, which can record free over-the-air broadcasts and stream them to mobile devices, PCs, and streaming boxes. Now, the company is branching out with some new superpowers for the lowly TV antenna. At CES 2017, the company was showing off a DVR app for Android TV ... Read More »

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Users will also be able to stream 4K movies from Google Play, Vudu and YouTube. It’ll also support the Steam application, so users can game on TVs. More than 1,000 games are also available in the Nvidia Shield game store. Many new titles from companies like Ubisoft are being added. The Shield can be used to cast games from a ... Read More »

DirecTV Now FAQ: All the details on AT&T’s new streaming TV service

After months of hype with little substance, AT&T has launched DirecTV Now, a bundle of streaming channels that will compete with Dish Network’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. While AT&T bills its new service as “TV beyond your wildest dreams,” on paper it’s not markedly different from its competitors. We’ll have more to say about how well the service ... Read More »

Hands on: AT&T’s DirecTV Now service provides a reason to cut cable TV

I cut cable TV earlier this year and switched over to online streaming services. I’ve tried Dish’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue, but will switch to AT&T’s new DirecTV Now service after it starts streaming on Nov. 30. The service was demonstrated at a media event in New York City on Monday, where I tried it out. You don’t ... Read More »

Android TV home screen bloat and how to fix it

MORE LIKE THIS Xiaomi Mi Box review: Android TV elevated with cheap 4K HDR streaming Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks HDMI-CEC: The secret to streaming-remote simplicity VIDEO How to repair Windows 10’s Master Boot Record When I reviewed the Xiaomi Mi Box last week, one of my complaints was about the layout of the home screen. Instead ... Read More »

Streaming-box app comparison: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Android TV

By Jared Newman | Follow TechHive | Nov 17, 2016 2:09 AM PT MORE LIKE THIS App comparison: Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV TV Everywhere apps aren’t just for cable subscribers Roku Express review: A nice gift for your frenemies VIDEO How to repair Windows 10’s Master Boot Record App selection should be one of the biggest ... Read More »

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: A peppier processor makes this streamer worthwhile

Picking the best low-cost media streamer just got a lot more complicated. AT A GLANCE Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (2016) TECHHIVE RATING $39.99 MSRP $39.99 VIEW on Amazon The new Fire TV Stick combines good-enough performance with powerful voice controls and a smart user interface. COMMENTS Jared Newman | @onejarednewman TechHive Nov 11, 2016 3:00 AM ... Read More »

Sharp Aquos N7000 review: A 55-inch 4K UHD TV with good audio and HDR-10 (well, sort of)

If you’re looking for an affordable 4K UHD TV with the latest connectivity and better-than-average sound, Sharp’s $800 55-inch class Aquos N7000 should be on your short list. The N7000 is even “HDR-enabled” (High Dynamic Range), meaning it can play HDR10 content, although it doesn’t possess the display chops to take full advantage of that feature. SharpThough I rarely talk ... Read More »

The future of TV: 800K watch a watermelon explode

Source: Buzzfeed While everyone tries to get millennials to pay attention to live television, BuzzFeed was able to captivate more than 800,000 people at once thanks to some rubber bands and a piece of fruit. On Friday, the media company used Facebook Live to livestream its employees putting rubber bands around a watermelon with the goal of making it explode, ... Read More »