ZNF: Roku improved Netflix, NYT hits Android, Sony Dash review, iPhone DVR apps

A periodic roundup of relevant news from our friends at Zatz Not Funny

Roku steps up their Netflix game

Dave Zatz: As the first Netflix-enabled set-top device (spun off from NFLX), it comes as no surprise that Roku ($99) will be their first partner to bring the entirety of Netflix’s streaming catalog to the 10′ interface.

Android lands New York Times app

Dave Zatz: The New York Times has released an official news app for Google Android. At first glance, the app looks like a clone of the newspaper’s iPhone app. But the Android app has a few features that set it apart from the iPhone version.

Hands on the Sony Dash (Widgety)

Dave Zatz: Unlike the tablet-esque iPad or Nook, the now-shipping Sony Dash ($199) is more of a stationary Internet widget station that houses a 7″ capacitive touchscreen. Speaking of those widgets, the core app catalog is provided via a partnership with Chumby.

The iPhone DVR remote scheduling apps

Dave Zatz: While TiVo may have been the first to offer remote scheduling, a number of television service providers have functionally leap-frogged them by offering dedicated iPhone DVR apps.

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