Miso Social TV + DIRECTV = Awesome

Miso DIRECTV IntegrationLooks like Miso gained some integration love from DIRECTV for their social TV app. According to Miso, their iPhone app is now able to synchronize with TV content shown through a DIRECTV box, thus enabling "real-time social features that change based on what you’re watching." It's kind of like IntoNow, but with tighter integration with [...]

MOG’s 320Kbps Music Streaming Service Now Available on the Boxee Box

MOG Boxee AppLove the sound of unlimited music? Well, MOG has got you covered for as little as $4.99/mo ($5 more for mobile access). The service has just landed on the Boxee Box with its very own custom app (provides 320Kbps audio streams and 1080p-ready cover art), but you can also find MOG on Sonos, Roku, and [...]

Apple May Have Blown It When It Decided to Discontinue TV Show Rentals via iTunes

Apple iTunes - The Simpsons Rent / Buy ScreenshotAfter reading the news that Apple decided to "pull the plug" on TV show rentals in iTunes, it left me wondering if this was a brilliant or dumb move on Apple's part. You can say that Apple made a smart move financially by dropping the low margin 99¢ TV show rental offerings that, apparently, people [...]

Google’s Eric Schmidt Tells the British Television Establishment: It’s Time to ‘Think Beyond the TV Box’

Eric Schmidt Speaking at 2011 MGEITFEarlier today, Google's former CEO, Eric Schmidt addressed the crowd at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival as the keynote speaker. We all knew he was going to bring up Google TV at some point, but the MacTaggart Lecture hit on many of the opportunities — he felt — the UK television industry and regulators [...]

Netflix May Introduce a Family Plan and VOD Rentals

Netflix Disc-free on Nintendo WiiCurrently, subscribing to Netflix with one account has worked well for individuals, couples, and small families in a household. However, Netflix has, for a while now, been considering offering subscribers a Family Plan to expand their current capabilities. The advantage with this setup is that users will have their own individual accounts that Netflix can [...]

New Casual Games Arrive on Roku 2

Roku 2 XSThanks to our friends at NewTeeVee we're learning that a few new casual games have been added to the Roku Channel Store. Most are only $0.99. However, after reading the description of what they are (list below), it made wonder: How fun is this platform for gaming? Really, you're talking about using your Roku's single XS controller [...]

ABC to Follow FOX and Delay Web Access to Newly Aired TV Shows (Do You Care?)

Netflix, ABC iPad App ScreenshotsABC's CEO Bob Iger just told investors that the company will soon be rolling out their own authentication scheme that will delay recently aired TV shows by 8-days to the public, but not to partner cable subscribers. This is a move similar to what FOX implemented on August 15th, but Iger spells the reason out as [...]

Netflix Launches a ‘Just for Kids’ Portal, Makes Playing Outside Passé

WALL-E KidsThis is either the most brilliant idea for parents or one of the worst things to come down the pike for society in general. Netflix has just taken the wraps off their "Just for Kids" portal that makes it supposedly easy for young children to navigate content using familiar TV show and movie characters. The [...]