Sony's latest TV lineup come with nice design and powerful specifications, and according to the company, it will also support Google Assistant, but not right away. The Android TV platform will receive new software update later this year that also includes Google's
An MTV executive with experience in television content development has been hired by Facebook. Mina Lefevre, former executive VP of MTV, is joining the network to operate as its head of development. Lefevre will help Facebook move towards offering original content.
The starting price for Samsung's QLED TV models is $2,500. It introduced three QLED models, the Q7, Q8, and Q9, during this year's CES. They offer superior color reproduction and are brighter than the company's OLED televisions. Preorders have opened.
HBO's cable-free streaming option, HBO Now, has passed 2 million subscribers. Parent company Time Warner revealed the service's growth as part of a quarterly earnings report. HBO Now has been available since April 2015. It reached 800,000 subscribers in 2015.
The FTC has hit TV maker Vizio with a $2.2 million fine for collecting data from 11 million television units. It grabbed viewer data in the form of "second-by-second information about video displayed on the smart TV, including video from" cable, broadband, and set-top box.
Facebook is said to be working on an application for streaming television content. A report from The Wall Street Journal says the app is being built for set-top streaming devices. It'll specifically feature video content rather than just giving a new way to access the News Feed.
Earlier this year at CES 2017, LG unveiled several OLED televisions, one of which is the "lightest, thinnest, most beautiful TV on the planet." The Signature W7 Super UHD TV has ultra-thin design, but that also resulted in an extremely high price tag that might back potential
BitTorrent's peer-to-peer TV streaming service is now available on Android devices. The BitTorrent Live app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It lets you view free programming, including streams related to news and sports. The service lacks major content.
Despite experiencing some glitches right from its launch, AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service reached 200,000 subscribers in its first month. That figure was revealed in an SEC filing for the last quarter, which ended December 31.That number is just for paying customers.
Hulu is going to add the ability to download movies and TV series in the coming months. Mike Hopkins, Hulu's CEO, confirmed to AdWeek that subscribers will be able to download content for offline viewing. It's a feature the company is focused on and is developing.
LeEco's expansion into the US consumer market continues to grow. The Chinese company brought a couple products to Target retail stores earlier this month and now it has placed products on Amazon. US customers can purchase phones like the Le Pro 3 and a range of 4K TV models.
Apple plans to add original TV shows to Apple Music, executive Jimmy Iovine has confirmed. The company wants to include TV content on Music since it'll turn the service into "an entire pop cultural experience." Music is trying to better compete with services like Spotify.
Anime Strike is the first branded "Amazon Channel" from Amazon itself. The new streaming option costs $5 per month and includes a large on-demand library filled with series/films in the action, romance, and adult categories, among others. Both new and old content is available.
Apple isn't happy with just making devices for content consumption, reports The Wall Street Journal, it also wants to enter the world of content creation. The company is said to be planning an investment in original TV shows and the series could premiere as early as this year.
Xiaomi's first presence at CES 2017 went very well, we would say. Aside from the expected new color option for Mi Mix, the company surprised us with a few other announcements. Among them is the new modular Mi TV 4 SmartTV as well as the Mi Router HD.
The first announcement from Samsung at CES 2017 was the new flagship televisions, the QLED series. The series consists out of three models, the Q7, Q8 and Q9, which will challenge other OLED TVs. The biggest advantage of the new QLED series is the improved brightness
Hulu's upcoming TV streaming service will include CBS and its accompanying CBS Sports and Pop content. Content will be streamed live and much of the network's on-demand library will be available to Hulu users. Hulu already secured deals with Disney, Fox, and Turner.
LG has introduced multiple OLED televisions at CES, one of which it claims is the "lightest, thinnest, most beautiful TV on the planet." The Signature W7 Super UHD TV comes in at just 2.57 mm thick, allowing it to appear flush on your wall. It's running LG's webOS 3.5.
Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element Electronics are all coming out with 4K TVs that have Amazon Fire TV built-in. Using a microphone-equipped remote, you can control the TVs using Alexa voice commands. From the companies there will be 43, 50, 55, and 65-inch models.
To improve the color quality of its 4K TVs, LG is using "nano cell" technology. The Nano Cell LCD models ensure that accurate and consistent color performance is provided no matter the viewing angle. LG has also partnered with Technicolor to improve the models.