Roku announces new $50 Apple TV, Chromecast competitor ‘Streaming Stick’

By Cody Lee on Mar 4, 2014

As the race for the living room heats up, and rumors of an upcoming Apple TV refresh continue to swirl, Roku has announced its latest entry into the space called the Streaming Stick. The $50 accessory plugs into the HDMI port of your TV and streams a variety of content.

Looking at its size and price tag, the Streaming Stick seems like a direct competitor to Google’s Chromecast. But the device features a remote control and on-screen navigational menus, which puts its functionality close to Roku’s set-top box, and more on par with Apple TV… Read More

 

Upcoming app to allow streaming of all episodes of The Simpsons

By Cody Lee on Jan 16, 2014

Good news for Simpsons fans this morning. FX Networks CEO John Landgraf announced this week that the group is creating a standalone app for the popular Springfield family, which will allow users to stream all 24 seasons of the TV show to their devices.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour yesterday, Landgraf offered up some details about the app. He says it’ll feature tons of content including all 500+ episodes of The Simpsons, which will be available for online streaming at all times… Read More

 

MTV iOS app gains second-screen features, on-demand streaming

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 13, 2013

MTV’s beleaguered iOS app has received a massive update which brings it on par with entertainment apps by other major networks. The software has been rebuilt from the ground up “to bring the ultimate MTV video experience to your iPhone and iPad”.

Indeed, among the new features are long overdue second-screen capabilities, free clips and on-demand streams of select MTV shows. Second-screen experience entails interactive features like Facebook chat and relevant Twiter feeds, image galleries, polls and quizzes, various backgrounders, behind-the-scenes facts, MTV charts and so forth… Read More

 

Stream, a beautiful App.net client, hits the iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 12, 2012

If you for some reason dislike Netbot, a $5 App.net iOS client from the makers of Tweetbot, you should consider this little nugget. Handcrafted Co.’s Stream offers customizable call gestures and configurable right-swipe action (you can set it to view conversation, reply, star or repost), has support for multiple App.net accounts and delights with a very attractive and polished user interface. You can also cross-post on Twitter, upload media files via the CloudApp service, save articles to Instapaper and more. Four bucks a popRead More