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Amazon’s first DVR: Fire TV Recast is coming this year for $230 and up

Amazon’s Fire TV devices let you stream internet content to a TV. When the company started working with TV makers on Fire TV Edition sets, Amazon also added support for live video to its user interface. Now the company is adding DVR functionality to the mix. The Amazon Fire TV Recast is a digital video […]

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Google and SiliconDust release DVR software for Android TV (with HDHomeRun tuner)

Want to turn your NVIDIA Shield or Google Nexus Player into a digital video recorder? Then all you need is a current-gen HDHomeRun TV tuner and the latest version of the “Live Channels” app. Google and HDHomeRun maker SiliconDust have worked together to add DVR functionality to Android TV. The initial release only supports the […]

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Sling TV internet TV service begins cloud DVR beta test

Over the past few years we’ve seen the launch of several internet-based solutions for streaming live and on-demand TV programming. Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue are some of the first major players in the space, but AT&T/DirecTV are expected to enter the market soon. The idea is to let customers use sign up for TV plans […]

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TiVo Mavrik leaks paint picture of a Cloud DVR/media streamer

Digital Video Recorder pioneer TiVo has had a rough few years as TV providers have launched their own DVRs and on-demand content from services like Netflix and Hulu have made it less necessary for TV fans to record programs for later viewing. But the company’s next product could be a device that combines a bunch […]

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Plex media streaming app is now also a DVR (with HDHomeRun TV tuner)

Popular media player/streamer Plex lets you manage all the audio and video files on your device and stream them over the internet to another device. Have terabytes of videos on your desktop? Plex will let you watch them on your smartphone. Now Plex does more than let you manage your videos: you can use it […]

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Xbox One isn’t gaining DVR functions after all (or at least not in 2016)

It’s been almost a year since Microsoft announced plans to bring support for recording live TV broadcasts to its Xbox One game console. At the time, Microsoft said the feature would be arriving sometime in 2016. Well, we’re about halfway through the year and DVR functionality is nowhere to be seen… and now it seems […]

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Sony, Sharp, RCA, and Xiaomi launching Android TV products

Google says a bunch of new Android TV devices are on the way, including smart TVs with Google’s software baked in, and several set top boxes. RCA is launching its first Android TV and Sony is adding Android TV to its 2016 Bravia TVs. Sharp, meanwhile, is launching a TV box called the Net Player, […]