Posts Tagged ‘ Hulu ’

Catching up for Downton Abbey Season 3: Download, Stream or TiVo Sir?

December 22, 2012
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Catching up for Downton Abbey Season 3: Download, Stream or TiVo Sir?

What is it about Downton Abbey? Why is a show about stodgy English aristocrats and their servants in a old manse so popular? Is it that we long for a world with well defined rules and roles compared to the change and chaos of our complex modern world? Is it that we know that characters themselves...

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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

October 29, 2012
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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

Trapped inside during the hurricane? If you still have power, you should check out Roku’s new search functionality. How much time have you wasted searching for content across the different premium streaming services? To tackle that problem, Roku today introduced a new unified search feature for its latest generation of Roku boxes (Roku 2, LT,...

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How the Wii U and TiVo Will Integrate

September 19, 2012
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Choosing a program to watch on TVii on the Wii U

One of the surprises at the recent Nintendo press event was the Wii U’s integration with the TiVo digital video recorder. The TiVo integration was part of TVii, the Wii U’s second screen app for discovering and engaging with TV programs, movies and sports. How exactly does the new Wii U integrate with the...

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Amazon Instant Video Adds Parental Controls

August 9, 2012
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Parental Controls for Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video has added a comprehensive set of parental controls to its Amazon Instant Video and Prime Streaming video services. It’s been a busy few months for Amazon Instant Video with the addition of device support for the Playstation3, Xbox 360 and the iPad as well as adding additional content to its Prime service....

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Video Streaming Services Compared for Q1 2012

April 2, 2012
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Video Streaming Services Compared for Q1 2012

The video streaming comparison has been updated for the first quarter of 2012! The chart compares paid premium video streaming services including Amazon Instant Video (and Prime), Hulu Plus, iTunes, Netflix and VUDU. Besides contrasting the features and capabilities of the services, the matrix also shows how many movies and TV shows were available on each...

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TiVo Launches Version 20 for the Premiere

January 7, 2012
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TiVo Launches Version 20 for the Premiere

In a surprise move shortly after the release of 14.9, TiVo has started to push out a major update for all models of its Premiere DVR. The good news is that it brings a number of enhancements to TiVo’s user interface. On the streaming video side, Hulu Plus data is now integrated into TiVo’s...

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Netflix and Amazon Prime Analyzed: 2011 End Year Streaming Video Comparison

December 14, 2011
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Netflix and Amazon Prime Analyzed: 2011 End Year Streaming Video Comparison

The newest version of our paid streaming video streaming comparison is now available. This version goes a little deeper breaking out counts of TV episodes when possible. There is also a breakdown of closed captions on movies versus TV across the various services. Comparison of Video Streaming Services. Click to see details. Given that...

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2011 Streaming Player Gift Guide

November 21, 2011
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2011 Streaming Player Gift Guide

If Oprah can have a list of favorite things for the holidays so can we. The exception being that our list is much geekier than Oprah’s (and I don’t have a TV show or a billion dollars). There’s no one-size-fits-all for connected devices in the living room, so we’ll help you find the right box...

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Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Player Review

November 15, 2011
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Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Player Review

Until now, no streaming box on the market provided as many video streaming services as Sony’s SMP-N200. Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Netflix and VUDU: all of them are there, as well as the Sony Entertainment Network. Even Cinema Now is coming to the device. It’s also the only streaming box we’ve seen that...

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HR 2471 Doesn’t Address How Video Streaming Works

November 2, 2011
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HR 2471 Doesn’t Address How Video Streaming Works

Here’s the latest status of the HR 2471 to amend the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) to allow us to share our video viewing on social networks: The bill has been voted out of the House Judiciary Committee and is expected to be brought to the House floor for a vote before the end...

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Content, Cost and Convenience Will Win the Digital Video War

September 28, 2011
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To start off, this is one of the most challenging pieces I’ve written for Tech of the Hub. Every time I start to write this piece, there’s another announcement or change in the market. Maybe that’s why I enjoy writing about this area so much. Every day is a new day! So, before things change again…...

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