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TCL Unveils `Roku-Ready’ Alto Sound Bar Lineup

TCL this week unveiled five additions to its affordable Alto sound bar lineup, now featuring Roku Ready Certification. The line’s new flagship Alto 9+ also incorporates RAY·DANZ technology that is said to deliver an enhanced immersive audio experience similar to that found in home theater systems costing much more. Other TCL sound bar models in the...

Roku 2020 Ultra, Roku Streambar Debut

Roku introduced Monday the latest iteration of its flagship Roku streaming media player, the Roku Ultra, now with Dolby Vision. It also unveiled its first, compact Roku Streambar. Also announced was a new Roku 0S 9.4 version, which will debut in the two new units before rolling out shortly thereafter to Roku devices and Roku TVs in the field. Roku said...

Amazon Adds Fire TV Sticks, Echo Speakers, Home Drone

Amazon unveiled Thursday its latest generation of Fire TV media streamers, new Alexa capabilities and a surprise cloud-based video gaming platform called Luna as part of its 2020 product lineup. The extensive introduction, made prior to the new Prime Day coming Oct. 13th and in time for the holidays, also included a bundle with new and improved ball-shaped...

114M New U.S. SVOD Subscriptions Predicted Through 2025

If you think your favorite OTT subscription video on demand (SVOD) app has been buffering too much lately or frequently down-rezing that quality 4K Ultra HD/HDR video you might be paying extra for — Just wait. A report issued this week by U.K.-based Digital TV Research (DTR) forecasts the number of SVOD subscriptions in the U.S. will climb from 203...

Skyworth Unveils Q71 8K TV Series That Could Come Here

Skyworth, a leading Chinese TV brand preparing a major push into the U.S. TV market shortly, introduced the Skyworth Q71 8K television series at its recent Autumn Product Launch event in Bejing under the tagline “8K is Here”. Skyworth said the 8K LED-LCD TV series is being delivered Oct. 1st in its domestic China market “at an affordable price point”...

Google Pushes Connected TV In Android TV 11 OS

Although many 2020 TV models based on the Android TV platform have just caught up to the Android TV v.9 Pie OS, system developer Google is officially extending its latest Android 11 OS to the Android TV platform. The news came in a Google blog post this week, in which new features and improvements available through the software were confirmed. These...

Next-Gen. Xbox Series X, S Available For Pre-Orders Today

It’s the first day of Fall and the Holidays are right around the corner. Of course that means one thing — new videogames are coming (and Santa’s tongue is firmly in cheek). To help ensure that certain someone (like you) finds a new Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console parked under the Monorah, tree, or bush this year — or propping up that bookshelf...

Peacock Arrives On Roku Streaming Devices, and Roku TVs

Roku formally announced Monday that NBC Universal’s new premium streaming app Peacock has come to Roku streaming media players and Roku TVs. Roku and the media conglomerate struck a last-minute deal Friday, avoiding a looming blackout of nearly 50 NBC Universal TV Everywhere Apps , including those of local NBC and Telemundo affiliate, stations as a...

Peacock Coming To Roku Devices

Good news in Roku world: Roku notified customers Saturday that it expects to soon bring NBC Universal’s premium streaming service Peacock to its streaming media players and Roku TVs along with the NBC Universal’s TV Everywhere channels. In an email to users Saturday Roku said: “We’re pleased to tell you that Peacock, the new streaming service from Comcast’s...

Roku Users Face Imminent Loss Of NBCU TV Everywhere Apps

The on-going tiff between Roku and Comcast/NBC Universal that has kept the new Peacock premium streaming app off Roku TVs and streaming media players got a lot messier Friday with Roku now possibly facing the loss of nearly 50 TV Everywhere and local station apps. Negotiations between Roku and NBC Universal reportedly reached an impasse on Peacock carriage...

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