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Sky Deutschland enables Chromecast for its OTT service

German subscription broadcaster Sky Deutschland has made its OTT platform Sky Online available on HDMI stick Chromecast enabling viewers to stream the Sky channels from their smartphone or tablet to the TV set. Read the rest of this entry »

HBO Now is coming to Android, Android TV, and Chromecast

Google has announced that HBO’s subscription-based streaming video service is coming to Google Play. That means subscribers will be able to watch HBO content on an Android phone or tablet, on Android TV, or on any TV with a Google Chromecast. Read the rest of this entry »

Qualcomm with its own HDMI streaming stick

The competition for a place in one of your TV’s HDMI ports looks set to get fiercer, with Qualcomm showing off its take on the streaming adapter, a Snapdragon-based mini Android computer smaller than a box of matches. Dubbed the Qualcomm 4K Streaming Adapter, the bright red box – currently a working reference design – squeezes what’s effectively a full Android smartphone, albeit without the touchscreen and battery, into a plug-and-play dongle for your home entertainment needs. While we’ve seen streaming sticks before, what we haven’t seen is such a comprehensive range of wireless options: everything from the latest WiFi, though to LTE Broadcast support, and more.
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Amazon takes on Chromecast with Fire TV Stick

It’s smaller than a crowbar, but Amazon surely wants its new streaming stick to pry users away from Google’s Chromecast.

Dubbed the Fire TV Stick, the streaming-media device connects to an HDMI port on the back on an HDTV and streams from sources including Netflix to Hulu Plus to, of course, Amazon’s own Prime Instant Video. Owners will also find a wide range of other streaming apps, including Spotify, Vevo and A&E.

It was seven months that Amazon announced its Fire TV streaming set-top box. That device, which is designed to provide both streaming entertainment and gaming, goes for $99 in the US and £79 in the UK. The Fire TV Stick retails for $39 in the US, with UK and Australian launches yet to be announced ($39 converts to £24 or AU$44). For the next two days only, new and existing Amazon Prime customers in the US will be able to order the Fire TV Stick for $19.

The Fire TV Stick comes with a remote control and a free, 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and Netflix. The remote control is not the same one that comes with the Fire TV and includes voice search. Those who want the Fire TV remote with voice search will need to pay $30.

Source: http://www.cnet.com

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