• NFL Now is finally available on Apple TV

    NFL Now is finally available on Apple TV

    We knew that the National Football League’s brand new online network would eventually come to the Apple TV. And now it’s here. After not being a part of the NFL Now device lineup on launch day, Apple’s streaming box is finally adding the video…

     
  • New NFL app brings Sunday Ticket, detailed fantasy football tracking to Xbox One

    New NFL app brings Sunday Ticket, detailed fantasy football tracking to Xbox One

    If you’re a football fan, Microsoft wants to make an Xbox One integral to your gameday experience. A new version of the NFL app for Xbox One, coming out later this month, is how the company plans to do it.

    It starts with videos. Lots of videos. The app is centered around NFL Now, the personalized highlight and analysis channel that’s tailored for your favorite teams and your fantasy leagues. Those who upgrade to a premium subscription will be able to stream classic games and other programming like documentaries and shows from the NFL Films “vault.”

    That’s not all: if you have a cable subscription to NFL Network and NFL RedZone, you’ll be able to stream those on the console, and DirecTV Sunday Ticket subscribers will get full access…

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  • Apple revamps iTunes Extras, adding it to Apple TV now and iOS 8 in the fall

    Apple revamps iTunes Extras, adding it to Apple TV now and iOS 8 in the fall

    Apple’s iTunes Extras feature has always been extremely limited, but that’s just changed. Previously, only desktop users of iTunes could view extras that came with movies purchased from Apple, things like production stills and deleted scenes. Now, as part of iTunes 11.3 — which went out today — along with a push to Apple TV users running the 6.2 version of the software (which was released last week), iTunes Extras will show up alongside any purchased HD films. Apple is also opening it up for movie studios to add additional content at any time, and for free.

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  • Amazon Enters Media Streaming Hardware Arena with Fire TV

    Amazon Enters Media Streaming Hardware Arena with Fire TV

    It was only a matter of time… Amazon has been building its digital media library (music, movies, television shows) for quite some time; and while they’ve happily allowed third parties to deliver their content over numerous platforms, it only makes sense that they’d eventually commit to some first-party streaming hardware. Available now for $99, Amazon’s brand new Fire TV not only packs a punch on the hardware side (quad-core processor, 1080p output, 2GB of  RAM, and dedicated graphics processor), it also brings some innovation in its user interface, allowing voice commands through a microphone on the included Bluetooth remote. Along with Amazon Instant Video, the device streams content from some of the most popular 3rd party providers, including Netflix, HuluPlus, Vimeo, ESPN and Pandora. Fire TV also has something called ASAP (a clever acronym that stands for “Advanced Streaming and Prediction) that uses your viewing history to predict what shows […]

     
  • Hulu Plus Gets Injection from CBS and Leans on Kids

    Hulu Plus Gets Injection from CBS and Leans on Kids

    Hulu Plus’ repertoire of entertainment is getting an injection from CBS in the form of classic shows. CBS has agreed to add more programming to the mix in the form of 2,600 episodes–including classics such as The Brady Bunch, Cheers, Happy Days, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The United States of Tara.  On the kids side of the spectrum, Hulu is planning an expansion and has signed a deal to be the exclusive U.S. distributor of The Doozers, a spinoff of the popular ‘80s show Fraggle Rock.

     
  • SIM2 USA Aims to Bring Hollywood into Your Home

    SIM2 USA Aims to Bring Hollywood into Your Home

    SIM2 multimedia is a name you may not be familiar with…but home theater enthusiasts may want to pay attention, as they have just launched a new line of next-generation DLP projectors bringing home cinema to new heights. The italian manufacturer, known for video performance and innovation, has released its latest lineup of 3-chip DLP projectors to bring Hollywood-quality movie experiences to your home. Promising state-of-the-art image quality, the new Grand Cinema projectors may be a bit hard on the wallet for some (with prices ranging from $26,000 to $120,000); but for those with the means, as well as the space, they could be the perfect centerpiece for your home theater. For more on the new offerings from SIM2, check the full release after the jump.

     
 
 

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