No longer content with leaving money on the table, the National Football League today launched a new on-demand Internet TV service called Game Rewind that enables fans to “watch every NFL game in HD quality, with no commercials.”
A new set-top box from Netgear that, amongst other features, can stream YouTube HD content directly to a high definition television.
The roll out of TiVo’s support for Netflix’s ‘Watch Instantly’ Internet TV service is now complete. TiVo Series 3, HD, and HD XL subscribers who also partake in an unlimited Netflix plan are able to stream a wide variety of video content at no additional cost.
The newly launched HackingBlockbuster has published a short video walk-through of the Blockbuster set-top box in action (see our pevious coverage). One shortcoming mentioned in HackingBlockbuster’s accompanying review is the scalability of the set-top box’s UI for finding and renting movies.
It’s getting hard to keep up, with the BBC rolling out new versions of its UK-only seven day Internet TV catch-up service on what feels like an almost monthly basis. This time iPlayer support has been added to a whole bunch of recently released mobile phones.
VLC Remote, as the name suggests, is another remote control app for the iPhone and iPod touch, this time for the wildly popular VLC Media Player.
The Open Handset Alliance (OHA), the industry consortium setup to oversee and lend support to the Google-led Android mobile operating system, has added 14 new members. The most notable of which is Sony Ericsson, who have reportedly confirmed that a new high end device powered by Android will be released next year.
If the mobile browser is more important than the operating system, then Android has it covered.
While attracting developers is easier said than done, creating an App Store equivalent, especially in hindsight, should be a no brainer. Having spent nearly a week with the T-Mobile G1 — the so-called GPhone — I’m glad to report that Google has done a good job replicating the iPhone experience with the Android Market.
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