HDMI dongle

Amazon launches 4K UHD Amazon Fire TV

Amazon is launching a 4K Ultra HD version of its Amazon Fire TV media player. The device is available for pre-order for US$99.99 (€88) in the US and will start shipping on October 5, providing access to TV shows on-demand and live services from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, HBO Now, Hulu, […]

Orange to launch new box, will bring TV dongle to France

Orange is to present a new TV and internet box, along with the HDMI dongle pioneered in Romania, in October as part of its Essentials 2020 development plan.  Orange CEO Stéphane Richard said that Orange would introduce a new box in October, without giving further details. Orange has already launched a new TV interface, dubbed […]

Qualcomm introduces 4K-capable HDMI dongle

Mobile technology specialist Qualcomm has created a reference design for an Android-based HDMI dongle that can support 4K video and the emerging LTE Broadcast wireless delivery technology as well as WiFi, according to US reports. US website SlashGear reported that Qualcomm has introduced a high-specification device based on its Snapdragon chipset with a full  Android […]

Orange planning to launch its own HDMI dongle

Orange plans to launch an internet-connected HDMI dongle in France, following trials of the product in the Romanian market, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, Orange will launch product in France in April. However, unlike the Chromecast HDMI stick, which enables users to mirror content on other devices such as […]

Intel could enter HDMI dongle market

Intel could be the next company to enter the HDMI dongle market in competition with Google’s successful Chromecast product, according to various reports. Intel’s SVP and general manager, PC client group, Kirk Skaugen, unveiled a device at an Intel investor conference in Santa Clara, California, but did not give details of its capabilities beyond saying […]

Amazon starts shipping in-demand Fire TV Stick

Amazon has started to ship its HDMI TV streaming device, the Fire TV Stick, to customers in the US, claiming it to be the “fastest-selling Amazon device ever.” Amazon said that new orders of the US$39 (€31) TV streaming stick will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with high demand for the device that will rival […]

Microsoft unveils Chromecast rival

Microsoft has unveiled its Chromecast rival, the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. The HDMI dongle will mirror whatever is displayed on a computer or other device onto a TV screen, enabling users to share whatever is on tablets, laptops or smartphones on an HDTV screen. The device can work wirelessly, but doesn’t require a WiFi connection, […]