Channel 4 to launch All 4 on Chromecast

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has teamed up with Google to launch its All 4 on-demand service on Chromecast. From November 24, UK viewers will be able to use their Android mobile device or Chrome browser on their computer to cast their favourite Channel 4 content directly to their TV, using a Chromecast dongle. The service […]

Slice Intelligence: Apple TV now top US TV streaming device

With the release of the new Apple TV box, Apple has taken the largest share of the US streaming TV hardware market at 31.0%, according to new research. The report by Slice Intelligence, which collects data on online retail, said that Apple has pushed Amazon into second place with a 27.5% marketshare for its Fire […]

Amazon stops selling Chromecast and Apple TV products

Amazon is to stop selling media streaming devices from Google and Apple, including the latest generation of Chromecast and Apple TV devices. Bloomberg Business was the first to report the move, which will see the online retail giant refuse to sell the devices – rivals to Amazon’s own Fire TV devices – on the grounds […]

Google launches new Chromecast, introduces Chromecast Audio

Google has launched an updated version of its Chromecast video streaming device, along with a Chromecast Audio device for music and audio streaming. Google said that the second-generation Chromecast video streaming device supports the latest Wi-Fi standards and adapts more easily to changing home WiFi conditions, “so you get higher quality video with less buffering.” […]

Google reportedly set to launch new Chromecast this month

Google is set to launch its second generation Chromecast HDMI dongle at an event later this month, with a number of improvements including a Fast Play feature and improved WiFi support, according to US reports. According to 9to5Google, citing internal documents it has obtained, the device will have a different appearance from existing Chromecast models […]

Connected TV penetration to reach 30% in 2020

The proportion of TV sets connected to the web will climb from just 4.5% at the end of 2010 to 29.9% by 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The report, which covers 51 countries, claims that the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 876 million by 2020, up from an expected […]

Matchstick pulls plug on Firefox OS streaming stick

Matchstick has pulled the plug on its Mozilla-endorsed, Firefox OS-based TV streaming dongle ahead of launch, citing problems with DRM development. The Chromecast rival was announced last year with a Kickstarter campaign attracting 17,218 backers to date, who pledged US$470,310 (€428,740) to help get the project off the ground. However, in a post addressed to […]

Icflix revamps Android app

Middle East and North African streaming service Icflix has launched a revamped version of its Android app, with a new interface and integrated Chromecast support. The second iteration of the app has a “new sleeker user interface” that was redesigned from scratch using customer feedback, according to Icflix. It also supports the latest Android operating […]

TiVo, Motive TV update US apps to enable mirroring

TiVo and Motive TV have separately added new mirroring updates to their platforms in the US market, enabling users to view content on Apple TV devices and Google Chromecast dongles respectively. TiVo has added support to Apple TV to three of its DVR models, meaning that TiVo Stream, Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro users can […]

Amazon Fire top selling US streaming device

Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are now the biggest selling devices in the US digital media streamer market, despite only launching last year, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm claimed that in the first quarter of the year, Amazon was the market leader accounting for 30% of media device shipments, ahead of […]