Because there aren't enough set-top boxes on the market already, Google is reported to have its own new version in the works, just a few years after Google TV failed to gain much traction with consumers. Hot on the heels of Amazon Fire TV, Google's Android TV is said to be already in development.
Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?
Rumors abound that Apple is in talks with Comcast to structure a deal that could mean Comcast customers get priority treatment when it comes to receiving Apple TV content. What does this mean for Net Neutrality if the agreement goes ahead?
You won't be able to get your hands on one until the holidays at the end of 2014, but if the insider reports are accurate then the new Apple set-top box will be well worth the wait. The new box will make it easier for customers to navigate between TV shows, movies and other online content,
Mobile video is growing faster than any other sector, Chromecast is now letting you play embedded YouTube videos, and Virgin Atlantic staff are using Google Glass to meet and greet passengers. Read about these, and other news snippets from the world of online video, from ReelSEO.
Chromecast may be as cheap as chips to buy, but not every TV, cable, or other broadcast provider is on board, and many may never be. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Comcast have their own plans for distribution, and Chromecast probably isn't on any of their lists.
The NFL is going to block mobile video streaming from inside the Super Bowl Stadium on Sunday, SodaStream might just get the last laugh over their censored Super Bowl ad, and Comcast subs are up. These, and other stories of the day from online video land, from ReelSEO.
2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that's nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.
TV Everywhere, which gives the viewer the option to watch online video on demand content wherever they want, whenever they want, is a goldmine for video advertising ROI. We take a look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the industry.
Vimeo hits 100 million users, YouTube issue a serious warning over fake views, Vevo partners with Yahoo to bring UK viewers online music, and you can now embed YouTube videos in Disqus comments. Oh joy. All these stories and more in our daily news round up.