This Friday Debate, we discuss the Fire TV. Amazon introduced their long rumored set-top-box this week, and it looks pretty impressive. Has Amazon gained the upper hand on Google by releasing the Fire TV? Is the Chromecast still a good deal now that the Fire TV is out?
As Chromecast spreads beyond the US border we take a look at what it can do, how it measures up to the competition, and what’s on the horizon in this space. Should you buy Chromecast now, or wait for something better?
Today Google announced Chromecast, an HDMI streaming media player for your TV. We saw this device pass through the FCC a while back, but had no idea at the time the potential of this 2 inch HDMI dongle. For just $35, you can turn your living room into an Internet media consumption powerhouse.
Recent rumors suggest that Microsoft is looking to take on Google and Apple TV with a set top box of their own known as Xbox TV. Sources close to the company seem to believe that Xbox TV will be competitively priced, and will run on Windows 8.
One of the rumors of 2012 that kept coming back is that Apple is building its own Apple TV, you know, an actual HDTV, not another iteration of its Apple TV box, which it still treats like a hobby.