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Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

By Sean Patterson April 2, 2014

At a large announcement event today in New York Amazon officially unveiled its long-rumored streaming set-top box device. Called the Amazon Fire TV, the device is a streaming video and entertainment box priced at $99 to compete with other streaming …

More Info on Amazon's Unconfirmed Streaming Box More Info on Amazon's Unconfirmed Streaming Box

Amazon’s still unconfirmed set-top streaming device will launch with third party apps, according to sources quoted by GigaOm. We’re talking a couple of big names here–Netflix and Hulu Plus–meaning that Amazon is choosing to make the device more appealing to …

Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays

The oft-rumored Amazon set-top box has been delayed once again, according to a report from The Verge: Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the …

Connected Set-Top Box Sales to Double by 2017 Connected Set-Top Box Sales to Double by 2017

Though the promise of a la carte and streaming programming is beginning to be realized through services such as Netflix and Hulu, cable companies still rule the living room. That transition could speed up in the coming years, though, as …

Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas

The fact that Amazon is developing its own set-top streaming device shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Not only does Amazon have its own content library to promote (Amazon Instant Video), but the company’s also been stepping its toes …

"Smart" Set-Top Box Market Still Growing "Smart" Set-Top Box Market Still Growing

For the past half-decade or so, set-top boxes have been getting smarter. Not the ones provided by cable companies, but boxes from Roku and other companies have been trying to provide quality streaming services to living rooms for years. Now, …

Amazon To Launch 'Kindle TV' Set-Top Box This Fall Amazon To Launch 'Kindle TV' Set-Top Box This Fall

Is Amazon about to jump into the set-top box game? That’s the word from Bloomberg Businessweek, who quotes three sources familiar with the matter. According to the sources, the ‘Kindle TV’ (name uncertain) will be available this Fall. Amazon’s new …

The Next Xbox Wants To Take Over Your TV [Rumor] The Next Xbox Wants To Take Over Your TV [Rumor]

Families that own a game console tend to keep it as a central part of the living room experience. They watch Netflix, Hulu and other digital programming all through the console. There’s always been one aspect of the living room …

Google Sells Off Motorola Home For $2.35 Billion Google Sells Off Motorola Home For $2.35 Billion

Broadband technology company Arris Group announced today that it has acquired Motorola Home from Google. Motorola Home is Motorola Mobility’s set-top box division, and Motorola Mobility was bought by Google back in May 2012 for $12.5 billion. The transaction will …

Google to Sell Motorola Set-Top Box Division Google to Sell Motorola Set-Top Box Division

When Google finally acquired Motorola Mobility, it promptly took stock of the company and then began cleaning house. Just this past month, Google has announced 4,000 layoffs for the company and closed down its branch in Netanya, Israel. It was …

Set-Top Box Shipments Set To Increase

Set-top box (STB) TV shipments are on track to nearly double to 120 million annually by 2011, from 65 million in 2006, according to Understanding & Solutions. Andrew Carroll of Understanding & Solutions said, "The growth of online TV and video is both threat and opportunity to the STB industry."