Media streamers archive

  • Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast and more
    Home Cinema

    Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast and more

    By 3 April 2014

    The rise in the number of media streaming services has been scarily rapid in the last couple of years. There are now so many ways to have movies and TV shows delivered to your home, at a variety of subscriptions and fees, that you could never be found...

  • Amazon acquires game studio Double Helix following console rumours
    Gaming

    Amazon acquires game studio Double Helix following console rumours

    By 6 February 2014

    Amazon has acquired game studio Double Helix, the maker of the Xbox One exclusive game Killer Instinct.   "Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers,"  the company confirmed to Pocket-lint....

  • Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router
    Televisions

    Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router

    By 28 January 2014

    Apple will be taking its Apple TV set-top box a step further, moving beyond being just a deliverer of iTunes content, Netflix and Hulu. 9to5mac reports Apple is testing a built-in TV tuner within the next-generation Apple TV, a feature similar to what...

  • Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300
    Gaming

    Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

    By 28 January 2014

    Amazon has plans to release an Android-based games console to compete with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to VG247. Not only will the console stream and download games, it will also provide music, movies and TV content to users for under $300,...

  • Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299
    Home Cinema

    Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299

    By 4 October 2013

    Samsung has finally announced availability of its HomeSync media streamer, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February. Targeted for Galaxy device owners, the HomeSync will be available to customers in the US from Sunday 6 October for $299 (£185)....

  • Popcorn Hour A-400 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Popcorn Hour A-400 review

    By 16 May 2013

    There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was THE media player to have. Not only did it do everything, it also managed to produce excellent quality pictures and sound. In recent years though, things have become much more competitive in this media playing...

  • Pure Avalon 300R Connect review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Pure Avalon 300R Connect review

    By 2 March 2013

    Selling your very first Freeview set-top-box in 2012 is the move of either a company that knows what it's doing, or the move of a company so adept at missing the boat that it has evolved into a fish to avoid further boat-missing agony. The Pure Avalon...

  • Samsung unveils HomeSync media streamer for the living room
    Online

    Samsung unveils HomeSync media streamer for the living room

    By 24 February 2013

    Samsung is expanding its reach into the living room with the announcement of its HomeSync media streamer at Mobile World Congress 2013. The small-box plays an Apple TV-like role, hooking up to a user's television and delivering 1080p content over Wi-Fi....

  • Roku LT review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Roku LT review

    By 21 February 2013

    We liked the Roku 2 XS, but we didn't absolutely love it. Things have moved on a bit though, and the company offered us the chance to look at its LT model. It's technically a little less hardcore than the 2 XS, but it costs half as much - about £50 -...

  • Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 January 2013

    By way of an introduction, if you haven't heard of it before the Popcorn Hour range of media streamers aims to offer a way of playing back pretty much any kind of video and audio. When Syabas started making the A100 - the first-generation device - there...

  • Hands-on: Pure Sensia 200D Connect review
    Audio

    Hands-on: Pure Sensia 200D Connect review

    By 18 December 2012

    Pure has had a great 2012. Not only has the company broken from its traditional digital audio comfort zone with a HD television set-top-box - the Avalon 300R Connect - and shown it had a touch of British spirit with its Union Jack adorned DAB radios released...

  • Roku: Some people like to live in Apple land - if you don't, pick us
    Home Cinema

    Roku: Some people like to live in Apple land - if you don't, pick us

    By 23 March 2012

    Clive Hudson, the European head of Roku, has told Pocket-lint that his new streaming box, the Roku 2 XS which launched in the UK last month, is great for people who don't want to go down the Apple path. "You would buy our box over the Apple TV because...

  • Popcorn Hour C-300 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Popcorn Hour C-300 review

    By 22 March 2012

    Accessing the video on your home network, or playing files from USB devices is one of the growth areas for home cinema. And no device offers more options than the Popcorn Hour C-300, with incredible video format support and outstanding upgrade options,...

  • Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box review

    By 20 March 2012

    There is no doubt that 2012 will be the year of the smart TV. But if you already own a TV, and don't want to upgrade it just to get access to internet services, then don't despair, you have options. Companies such as LG, Samsung and Sony have been putting...

  • Roku 2 XS review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Roku 2 XS review

    By 16 March 2012

    TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds....

  • Sony bringing Google TV to Europe in 2012
    Home Cinema

    Sony bringing Google TV to Europe in 2012

    By 14 February 2012

    Sony started by telling Pocket-lint that in the US, during it’s first year, its Google TV devices sold much lower volumes than it expected. Even so, the company intends to launch Google TV products in Europe this year. The firm is confident that interest...

  • Simple.TV pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Simple.TV pictures and hands-on

    By 18 January 2012

    It's amazing what you can find if you spread your wings from the main halls at CES in Las Vegas. Indeed, a visit to Caesar's Palace and the Rovi developers' forum was a fine place to see upcoming and existing technologies that may otherwise have been...

  • Spotify comes to D-Link's Boxee Box
    Home Cinema

    Spotify comes to D-Link's Boxee Box

    By 14 October 2011

    Spotify customers can now access their music on a Boxee Box. Users will need to subscribe to the Premium version of the service, and there is a caveat or two to using the new application, but it expands the media streamer from D-Link's capabilities with...

  • Belkin ScreenCast AV sends HD content wirelessly to your TV
    Home Cinema

    Belkin ScreenCast AV sends HD content wirelessly to your TV

    By 8 August 2011

    Cablophobia sufferers and neat freaks are going to like this one. Belkin has released a crafty little box that can send HDMI signals from appropriate devices straight to your TV without wires. The ScreenCast AV box works by sending information from devices...

  • Boxee Box fires in 3D firmware update
    Home Cinema

    Boxee Box fires in 3D firmware update

    By 14 December 2010

    If you haven't got a Boxee Box at the top of your list to Father Christmas (that's Santa for our US readers) then it can mean only one of two things; 1. You are a fool, or 2. You've already got one. If you fall into group 2, then congratulations - you...

  • Boxee Box bashes out first firmware update
    Home Cinema

    Boxee Box bashes out first firmware update

    By 26 November 2010

    We at Pocket-lint are big fans of the Boxee Box, just take a look at our comprehensive review - we don't hand out the Hot Product stamp willy-nilly. But the box is a tad buggy, as most new devices tend to be. Luckily though, the chaps at Boxee are aware...

  • Boxee Box review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Boxee Box review

    By 22 November 2010

    We’ve been tracking the Boxee Box by D-Link since its first appearance at CES 2010 in Las Vegas. Now 11 months on, the Boxee Box, a media streamer to take on the likes of Apple TV, Roku, and Google TV, is here and ready to plug into your TV. But is...

  • Acer enters HD media streaming market with Aspire RevoView
    Gadgets

    Acer enters HD media streaming market with Aspire RevoView

    By 3 November 2010

    Media streamers and DLNA devices are rising in popularity in the UK, with more and more digital video, music and photo content becoming available, and Acer is after a slice of the pie with its Aspire RevoView HD media streamer. Coming with full DLNA (Digital...

  • Arcam rDAC KW to wirelessly enhance you laptop's audio
    Audio

    Arcam rDAC KW to wirelessly enhance you laptop's audio

    By 29 October 2010

    So you like your music, you have stacks of it stored in lossless quality on your computer and really want to share it all with that state of the art sound system you've invested in. Trouble is, says Arcam, the moment you try and stream music from your...

  • Western Digital: "1TB of digital content per household by 2014"
    Home Cinema

    Western Digital: "1TB of digital content per household by 2014"

    By 13 October 2010

    We are rushing head-long into a future where all of our video, audio and photographic content will be stored digitally, so believes storage-specialist Western Digital, and specifically the company's executive vice president and general manager of Branded...