Games console

HBO Max, Apple TV, Netflix and other streaming apps confirmed for Xbox Series launch

A week ahead of their launch, Microsoft has confirmed the streaming apps that will be available on its new generation of Xbox consoles.  The company will release its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles on November 10, and announced the list of supported streamers in a blog post. The company confirmed that the big […]

Web-connected TVs now in 65% of US homes

Some 65% of US TV households now have at least one TV set connected to the internet, up from 44% in 2013 and 24% in 2010, according to Leichtman Research Group. The 65% figure relates to smart TVs or those linked to the web via a games console, a Blu-ray player, or a stand-alone streaming […]

Half of US web homes have connected TV devices

Half of US internet homes now own a connected TV device, such as a games console, streaming media player or smart TV, according to NPD Group. The new research claims that the smart TV industry was a “primary driver” of growth and that the total number of US homes with a connected TV device is […]

Nvidia launches Android TV games console

Games console provider Nvidia has launched an Android TV platform, Nvidia Shield, that is available via the Google Store. The console includes Android apps and Google Chromecast functionality, enabling users to ‘cast’ content from mobile devices to the TV using the console. The device, which includes 16GB of storage and comes with a microSD card […]

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 […]

Tricolor to get GS Group’s hybrid games console-TV reciever

Russian set-top box maker, GS Group, has said that its new hybrid games console and a digital HD receiver will be available to subscribers of satellite operator Tricolor TV from later this year. GS Group confirmed that development of the receiver and gaming platform is “almost complete” and that the device will be available from […]

Russia’s GS Group develops hybrid games console-TV receiver

Russia’s GS Group has developed a device that is designed to combine the functionality of a games console and a digital HD receiver. The set-top box maker and technology firm presented a prototype of the device at the Winter Nights Mobile Games Conference 2015 in St. Petersburg last week, having first unveiled it at the […]

US live TV viewing slides as broadband-only household numbers increase

The number of broadband-only households in the US has climbed by 112% year-on-year, with the average adult also watching less live TV than a year ago, according to Nielsen.  The research firm’s Total Audience Report for the third quarter of 2014 claims that more choices are being driven by technology and that 3% of US […]

Global TV connected devices to double by 2017

The global installed base of TV-centric connected devices will grow from one billion last year to over two billion by 2017, according to research by Futuresource Consulting. Growth will be driven by smart TVs, IP set-top boxes, games consoles, Blu-ray players and low-cost digital media adapters, according to the research group. According to the group, […]