XBMC v13.0 “Gotham” Beta Now Available

It has been more than a year in the making, but the first public beta for XBMC v13.0, codenamed “Gotham”, is now available. The new version of XBMC brings a host of updates and changes. The development team is promising major updates to the Audio Engine that was introduced in v12.0, as well as a revamped settings page with more […]

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XBMC Coming to GameStick Console


Ouya, the Kickstarter-backed, Android-powered game console is about to launch, and in addition to serving up games, Ouya will be serving up media via XBMC. However, Kickstarter has helped to fund a pair of Android-powered game consoles for this year. Competing against the Ouya will be the GameStick, a thumb drive-sized game console, and like the Ouya, the GameStick will […]

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Intel Drawing Closer to IPTV Service, Deals with Content Providers

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Intel announced last March that they were working on developing a “virtual cable provider”, offering subscription TV services over broadband to Intel-powered set top boxes. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that Intel is finally close to securing deals with a number of major content providers to help launch the service. Intel’s proposed service would roll up live TV offerings, online DVR […]

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Hulu Possibly Up for Sale Again

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Hulu’s board spent a good chunk of 2011 shopping the company around to potential buyers. In the end, the company gave up the effort, but evidently Hulu’s investors have started to feel the itch to sell again. It sounds like the board is approaching a potential sale in much the same way they did last time, quietly talking to potential […]

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OpenELEC 3.0 Released


It seems like just yesterday that the OpenElec team announced that they were hard at work on OpenELEC 3.0 and were ready for people to begin beta testing. The final release of OpenELEC 3.0 is now available. OpenELEC 3.0 is based on the ambitious “Frodo” release of XBMC and actually ships with the recently released 12.1 version of XBMC which […]

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Plex for iOS v3.1 Now Available

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The Plex team has released a fairly major update to Plex for iOS, bringing the iOS version’s featureset up to par with the Android version. The two biggest features are the enhanced filtering that was first introduced with Plex/Web and the mobile media server. With the mobile media server, a device can be used as a Plex server for sharing […]

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HBO Go “Could Evolve” Into a Broadband Subscription Service


HBO has established itself as one of the premier television content creators in the world, and although the company has developed a streaming solution with HBO Go, they have jealously guarded their cable subscription revenue stream by refusing HBO Go to anyone who does not already subscribe to HBO and by refusing to license their content to other streaming services […]

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Linux Gets Plasma Media Center from KDE


Linux users have a new media center frontend option in the form of Plasma Media Center, a new release from KDE, the development team behind one of the more popular graphical desktop environments for Linux. PMC provides unified access to movies, photos and music across PCs, TVs, tablets and other devices capable of running KDE. The 1.0 version can access […]

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Bluetooth Keyboard Support Likely Coming to Apple TV

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A beta software update for the Apple TV has added an intriguing new feature in the form of Bluetooth keyboard support. Reportedly, beta testers are able to pair any Bluetooth keyboard with their Apple TV for text input and menu navigation. While the included remote provides all the control necessary to take advantage of the Apple TV, the addition of […]

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