September 6, 2010

Apple TV Reinvents Itself, Has Lower Price


Apple TV didn't make much of a splash back in 2006, but the splatter should be a bit larger now with their new $99.00 version. The new palm-size box features HDMI, USB, Toslink and Ethernet connections. Wireless, the remote even resembles an older iPod. Movies will be offered at $4.99 while TV shows will be commercial-free and only $.99 apiece.

While there is no monthly fee involved beyond Netflix, you can also stream videos from your iPhone or iPad with its free app. This one isn't perfect either, as only 720p HD is supported as is limited network TV.

Via Apple Store

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August 24, 2010

HBO Denies Netflx Access

Don't look for HBO to be available on Netflix any time soon. The company plans to make their movies and TV shows through their online HBO Go. This is understandable when you realize that with about 30 million subscribers, parent company Time Warner made a profit of $1.2 billion last year. The service is free to those who subscribe to the cable channel. HBO will continue to spew out some excellent original programming with such offerings as "Boardwalk Empire," a crime drama about Prohibition that is slated for September.

Via Bloomberg

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August 23, 2010

Vimeo Comes to Roku


Vimeo has finally arrived on Roku. Following the likes of Pandora, Netflix and Amazon VOD, you can now sort videos according to their picks, your uploads and selections saved for later viewing. Of course, nothing is perfect as the service lacks sharing, albums, and channels, but it's a start. Vimeo itself recently added HTML5 for iPhone and iPad support.

Via USA Today

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July 21, 2010

Netflix to Stream WB TV Titles


Netflix has one upped its agreement with Warner Bros. by expanding the number of TV series offered. 'Nip/Tuck,' 'Veronica Mars,' 'Pushing Daisies' and 'The Sarah Connor Chronicles' will be available for four years. Earlier this year, the two companies came to a deal with Netflix agreeing to wait 28 days after a new DVD release in exchange for a discount on Warner movies and TV shows.

Via PR Newswire

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July 16, 2010

Freakin' Friday! LG Blu-ray with Hard Drive


LG's latest standalone Blu-ray Player includes a 250GB hard drive with wireless networking. Store movies from VUDU, Netflix HD or BD-live, tunes from your CDs and access Gracenote's movie and music database. The BP 590 has quick booting with instant tray opening, full HD 1080p output with Cinema mode at 24 or 60 fps and comes with a remote that makes all your actions simplified.

Via LG Blu-ray

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June 10, 2010

iPhone 4 to Stream Netflix


While the big news at the WWDC 2010 was the announcement of the iPhone 4, another welcome one was that a Netflix app will become available this summer. With 3G support, the application will be free for downloading.

Via ZD net

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June 2, 2010

Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater Up-converts


Samsung's Blu-ray Home Theater System also up-converts regular DVDs. In addition, the HT-BD1250 plays music via iPod dock and streams Netflix and Pandora. WiFi ready, you can view pictures or listen to tunes from any connected PC.

Via Samsung Home Theaters

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May 10, 2010

Roku to Add Netflix Channel

Roku has decided to update its UI to make it more user friendly. The Netflix Channel, due out in June, is a free update. New additions include the ability to search the entire Instant Library from your TV, browsing of movies and TV shows and adding same to Instant Queue.

We have to admit we are definitely fans of Netflix Instant Streaming. Our current "Dexter" marathon is only equal to our recent "Damages" run. It's a wonder we get any work done here these days.

Via Roku

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April 28, 2010

Seagate adds Netflix and YouTube Streaming


Seagate's FreeAgent Theater+, HD media player and Go External Drive has added a free firmware update that will allow it to stream Netflix, YouTube, vTuner and Mediafly. It also serves as a UPnP/DLNA device to play content stored on PCs and external drives.

Via Seagate FreeAgent

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April 14, 2010

Netflix Comes to iPad


Ready to face life with your new iPad? Netflix is already available in the iTunes App Store. According to Netflix's VP of Corporate Communications Steve Swasey, the free application will soon be accessible for iPhone and touch users as well.

Via Netflix

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