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Amazon Expanding Fire TV Voice Search. No Netflix Yet

In introducing it's $99 set top box, Fire TV, last month, Amazon played up its voice search function as revolutionizing the process of finding content online. But in fact, all it did was revolutionize the search for Amazon content and Vevo music videos, as no other services supported the feature (except Hulu Plus, but in a halfhearted manner). Today (Apr. 17) Amazon took a step to making Voice …

April 17, 2014   No Comments

Kylie Minogue Quits The Voice UK After One Series

Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice UK after one series. The pop star joined the panel, comprising veteran coaches and Sir Tom Jones and fellow newcomer to the show, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson. Writing on her Facebook page she said: "Hi Lovers, thanks to all of you for your incredible support throughout this past season of The Voice UK. "I hope to see you all on my Kiss Me Once …

April 12, 2014   No Comments

Here's What Amazon Didn't Tell You About The Fire TV's Voice Search

There are two details Amazon didn't mention when it comes to the Fire TV's voice search feature.

April 9, 2014   No Comments

Review: Fire TV device great, but not fully ready

Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that. But for now, it's largely promise: Many …

April 4, 2014   No Comments

Amazon Fire TV: 3X Faster Than Apple TV, Voice Search

Amazon has sold millions of set-top boxes, such as the Roku and Google Chromecast, but now the company is stepping into the arena itself with the Amazon Fire TV. The device is thinner than a dime yet boasts three times the performance of Apple TV. The Fire TV sports a quad-core processor with a dedicated GPU, 2GB of RAM (2X to 4X more than competing devices) and state-of-the-art MIMO Wi-Fi for …

April 2, 2014   No Comments

How Amazon Fire TV Stacks Up to Competition

This morning (Apr. 2), Amazon revealed its contender in the set-top box arena: the Fire TV. This device sports a few innovative features, such as a remote control with voice search and a search feature that compares prices across various content channels.

April 2, 2014   No Comments

Amazon Launches $99 Fire TV Streaming Set-Top Box with Gaming

Amazon has unveiled the Fire TV set-top box which will challenge the likes of Apple TV, Roku and Google's Chromecast with unique features like voice search and gaming. Along with Amazon's own Prime Instant Video streaming service, you will be able to watch video content from the likes of Netflix, Disney, YouTube, ESPN and many more sources from launch. Following the trend it started with the …

April 2, 2014   No Comments

Amazon Finally Introduces Fire TV, its New Streaming Device

Update: Citing a "350 percent" growth in its video streaming service, Amazon unveiled its own streaming media device on Wednesday: Amazon Fire TV. The small set-top box will let Amazon compete with Apple TV, Roku, and ChromeCast in the hardware battle over TV streaming services. The Fire TV will cost $99, or the same as Apple TV. "We're selling millions of streaming media devices on …

April 2, 2014   No Comments

Amazon unveils $99 Fire TV set-top box to rival Apple

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Inc unveiled a $99 video streaming device called Fire TV that the e-commerce company promised would be more powerful and easier to use than rival services by Apple Inc, Google Inc and Roku. Amazon is a latecomer to the set-top TV market that is dominated by the Apple TV. Amazon customers have a large appetite for film and TV, but many already own …

April 2, 2014   No Comments

Amazon opens fire on Apple TV and Chromecast with new Fire TV

Pretend to be surprised: Amazon just unveiled a new streaming video product during a press conference on Wednesday. Reports of Amazon’s Apple TV competitor have been coming hot and heavy over the past few weeks, and now the box is finally official. Dubbed Fire TV, the new device will plug into a television set and allow users to stream video content over the Internet to their screens. Amazon’s …

April 2, 2014   No Comments