Streaming stick

Sky unveils Now TV Smart Stick

Sky has unveiled a new Now TV streaming device, the Now TV Smart Stick, which the operator is due to start selling in the UK next month priced at £14.99. The streaming stick will be powered by Roku and will undercut rivals in this space, with Roku’s own-brand Express streaming stick retailing for £29.99 in […]

Streaming media devices bought by 10% of US homes in 2014

Some 10% of US broadband homes bought a streaming player or stick in the first three quarters of 2014 with Roku retaining its lead of the market, according to Parks Associates.  The research said that Roku accounted for 29% of US streaming device sales, followed by Chromecast with 20%, which overtook Apple TV at 17%. […]

WalMart to launch Chromecast rival Vudu Spark

WalMart is gearing up to launch a Vudu-branded HDMI streaming dongle, according to documents filed with the FCC, in an apparent bid to take on the likes of Google’s Chromecast. According to the filings, which were first picked up by tech blog Gigaom, the device, called Vudu Spark, will connect to a users’ WiFi and […]

Firefox to launch Chromecast rival this year

Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox browser, is preparing to launch a Chromecast-style HDMI streaming device later this year.  Confirming the move on its blog, Mozilla said that it is working with hardware manufacturer Abitcool on a streaming stick will allow viewers to “fling content from compatible mobile or web apps to an HDTV.” The […]

Arris lines up 4K set-tops and HDMI streaming sticks for 2015

TV technology provider Arris is planning to launch 4K set-tops and an operator-friendly streaming stick in the style of Google’s Chromecast next year, according to CTO of customer premises equipment Charles Cheevers.  Speaking to Digital TV Europe, Cheevers said that Arris aims to have demo models of a planned 4K P60 set-top ready by IBC, […]

Google launches Chromecast internationally

Google has launched its low-price Chromecast HDMI streaming stick in 11 countries outside of its home market of the US.  The device is available now in Canada and 10 European countries:  the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. “Since announcing Chromecast in the US, we’ve […]