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Hisense Pulse Pro Android TV Review [video] by SomeCoolTech

"This was my favorite thing (that I could afford) at CES 2014. Its an Android TV box that preforms very well. Its UI is lightning fast and the remote is the most usable remote I've found so far. I will be buying one as soon as it comes out. When it becomes available I'll put a link to it here in the description below.

This has the same version of Android TV that comes in Hisense's high end 4K TV with Android TV but you can get it in an inexpensive box."

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Report: Netflix has 4.5 million subscribers in the U.K., 3 million in Canada - GigaOm

Report: Netflix has 4.5 million subscribers in the U.K., 3 million in Canada - GigaOm | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Netflix hasn’t said in a while how many subscribers it has in each of its international markets, but a new report estimates that there are 4.5 million subscribers in the U.K. alone.
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Amazon will spend $100M on new, original shows in Q3 - Venturebeat

Amazon will spend $100M on new, original shows in Q3 - Venturebeat | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Amazon is keen to keep pressure on Netflix in the competition to create new, original, and web-only video content. During an earnings call with analysts Thursday, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak said his co...
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Frequency adds Chromecast support to its video discovery app - GigaOm

Frequency adds Chromecast support to its video discovery app - GigaOm | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Video curation startup Frequency added Chromecast support to its Android app this week, making it possible for Frequency users to cast any of the app’s curated channels of online video sources to the TV screen. Frequency’s app offers more than 4000 channels from sources including popular YouTube creators as well as media outlets like…
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Aereo reveals appallingly low subscriber numbers - TheVerge

Aereo reveals appallingly low subscriber numbers - TheVerge | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that TV streaming service Aereo was in violation of the Copyright Act, leaving the company dead in the water. But even if things had gone differently, paperwork...
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BBC Sport apps for iOS and Android get Chromecast support - Engadget

BBC Sport apps for iOS and Android get Chromecast support - Engadget | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Four months after it updated the iPlayer app to play nice with Google's Chromecast, the BBC has extended support for the streaming dongle to its sport
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Microsoft reportedly reconsidering Xbox original TV programming strategy - CVG

Microsoft reportedly reconsidering Xbox original TV programming strategy - CVG | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Microsoft is said to be reconsidering its original TV programming strategy for Xbox platforms in light of the wider company's restructuring plans.
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Set Top Box Comparison [video] - The Verge

Set Top Box Comparison [video] - The Verge | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. Its mission is to offer in-depth reporting and long-form feature stories, breaking news coverage, product information, and community content in a unified and cohesive manner. The site is powered by Vox Media's Chorus platform, a modern media stack built for web-native news in the 21st century.
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The latest, best ways to get rid of cable TV, including testing a new Slingbox - WSJ

The latest, best ways to get rid of cable TV, including testing a new Slingbox - WSJ | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it

"Tech Review: A digital antenna, Slingbox and other alternatives for viewers looking to save.


This makes me angry, and a little ashamed, to admit: My family's Comcast bill for this month was $212.65. For the shows we actually enjoy on HBO, plus our Internet connection and a landline phone, I pay for endless hours of Kardashians. Like many of you, I've been considering cutting the cord on cable TV."

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Connected TVs and devices are forecast to reach 2 billion globally by 2018 - Videomind

Connected TVs and devices are forecast to reach 2 billion globally by 2018 - Videomind | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Connected TVs and connected devices - like Apple TVs, Rokus, game consoles and streaming sticks like Chromecast - currently exceed one billion units worldwide and are expected to double to more than t
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iTunes Extras now available on Apple TV, will launch with iOS 8 in the fall - Engadget

iTunes Extras now available on Apple TV, will launch with iOS 8 in the fall - Engadget | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it

"Apple's iTunes Extras feature has offered customers a behind-the-scenes look at rented movies for some time, but up until now it only existed on the desktop. Thanks to an update that went out today, you'll now be able to view iTunes Extras on your Apple TV. To get the additional content, your device must be running software version 6.2, which was released last week. The iTunes Extras material, including deleted scenes, images and director's commentary, will automatically be added to your previously purchased HD movies."

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» Netflix Continues To Show How OTT is Done, Amazon and Hulu Not So Much - TDGResearch

» Netflix Continues To Show How OTT is Done, Amazon and Hulu Not So Much - TDGResearch | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it

"Piper Jaffray released an interesting analysis last week with a quantitative look at the availability of top recent TV shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. According to Variety, Piper Jaffray found that Netflix is leading Amazon in content licensing by a 'wide margin.' (Surprise.)


These metrics illustrate the importance of architecting a quality library when building a successful OTT TV/movie service. That said, having a good content library is a necessary but not sufficient element to success. A quality user experience is important, as well. Plus, if you want to play with the big boys in OTT, Netflix has made buzz-worthy original content part of the table stakes."

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Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal - LA Times

Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal - LA Times | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Satellite broadcaster Dish Network wants the government to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable .
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FreakTab Community Introduces Freakbox Android TV Box Powered by Rockchip RK3188 | androidsmarttv.eu

FreakTab Community Introduces Freakbox Android TV Box Powered by Rockchip RK3188 | androidsmarttv.eu | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
FreakTab is a community of developers and users focusing on Android tablets, smartphones and especially mini PCs. Users will get answer to their technic...
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Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal - GigaOm

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal - GigaOm | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
A year after launch, Chromecast streaming sticks have been used 400 million times to cast media to TVs. But the bigger story is that Chromecast is starting to change our concept of a TV itself.
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This Box Can Hold an Entire Netflix - Gizmodo

This Box Can Hold an Entire Netflix - Gizmodo | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about Netflix peering issues recently, the pissing contest between Netflix and ISPs arguing over who should pay who for what, with us poor binge-watchers caught in the crossfire. But at the heart of all the arguments is mundane yet spectacular piece of hardware. An unassuming box that holds approximately one (1) Netflix.
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Netflix comes to France with enough capacity to supply a small ISP - Newteevee

Netflix comes to France with enough capacity to supply a small ISP - Newteevee | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
In preparation for it’s European expansion, Netflix is readying a monumental amount of bandwidth in France.
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TiVo Founders Shutting Down Qplay Video Service Fewer Than 6 Months After Launch | TechCrunch

TiVo Founders Shutting Down Qplay Video Service Fewer Than 6 Months After Launch | TechCrunch | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Qplay, the video streaming app and device from a couple of TiVo co-founders, is closing down next Friday. The shutdown marks a short life for the service,..
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Netflix has topped 50 million streaming subscribers for the first time - Quartz

Netflix has topped 50 million streaming subscribers for the first time - Quartz | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Netflix surpassed 50 million subscribers to its streaming video service as the company kept up its torrid growth last quarter. At the end of June, Netflix had 36.2 million streaming subscribers in the US (up 16% from the previous quarter) and 13.8 million in the rest of the world (up 9%). Including the DVD business, Netflix reported a total of 56.3 million...
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NFL Sunday Ticket coming to iOS, Mac for 2014 season with no satellite subscription needed - AppleInsider

NFL Sunday Ticket coming to iOS, Mac for 2014 season with no satellite subscription needed - AppleInsider | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
Satellite television provider DirecTV looks set to offer a standalone subscription to its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package for the first time, meaning cord-cutting football fans can follow the action this fall on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac without mounting a dish to their roof.
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Hello Google: Hisense 75"+ 85" 4K Android TV's - Smart House

Hello Google: Hisense 75"+ 85" 4K Android TV's - Smart House | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it

“Hisense announced its new 2014 Ultra High Definition (UHD) LED 3D TV's on Android OS, the T910 Series. 


Hisense T910's Android TV have all Google apps; Chrome web browser, Play store access to movies and TV shows,  Voice Search and cloud storage.“

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Sling Media Introduces $150 Slingbox M1 Box, Upgraded SlingTV UI, And A Desktop App | TechCrunch

Sling Media Introduces $150 Slingbox M1 Box, Upgraded SlingTV UI, And A Desktop App | TechCrunch | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it

"Sling Media is one of those companies that every now and then you forget about, but they just keep chugging along and occasionally putting out new products. Founded a full decade ago, the company is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of cable and satellite vendor EchoStar, and yet it’s still building new stuff to get its user base excited."

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The war of words continues: Verizon says Netflix is the one causing internet congestion - TheVerge

The war of words continues: Verizon says Netflix is the one causing internet congestion - TheVerge | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it

"Verizon, in an ongoing and escalating war of words with Netflix, put up a blog post todayarguing that the streaming television provider is the real cause of internet 'congestion' that has created performance issues for its customers. Netflix had previously sent its customers messages blaming congestion on Verizon's network, messages it withdrewafter a Verizon filed a cease and desist. And while many consumers have been siding with Netflix in blaming the big ISPs, the truth is that Netflix shares a big chunk of the blame."

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Life After Aereo: TV Startups Continue With Little Worry - Mashable

Life After Aereo: TV Startups Continue With Little Worry - Mashable | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
The supposed death knell that was the Supreme Court's decision on Aereo has done little to slow online television startups.
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Media Streaming with Chromecast & Synology DiskStations - Synology Blog

Media Streaming with Chromecast & Synology DiskStations - Synology Blog | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it

"Only a few years back, DiskStations were network devices mainly used for file sharing. Today, they make setting up your own Media Center a breeze, along with streaming your entire media collection to a TV or speakers via Airplay, DLNA or Bluetooth. Actually you can now add Chromecast to that list: Google’s small dongle can now talk to your DiskStation!"

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Comcast Trials Its 'Super DVR' | Light Reading

Comcast Trials Its 'Super DVR' | Light Reading | mvpx_CTV | Scoop.it
By connecting three X1 DVRs together, Comcast users can get 'Super DVR' service with the ability to watch and record up to 15 shows at once.
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