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Roku debuts licensing programme; voice assistant

Roku debuts licensing programme; voice assistant

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has unveiled plans to make it easier for consumers to enjoy streaming entertainment around the whole home. Roku plans to make it especially easy…

YouTube pulled from Amazon Fire early

The YouTube app was removed from Amazon’s Fire TV on December 29th – four days earlier than expected – as the dispute between tech giants Amazon and Google rages on.…

Prime Video app sets Apple TV download record

Prime Video app sets Apple TV download record

Amazon’s Prime Video app was the most downloaded of any tvOS app ever in its first seven days. In a statement, Amazon…

Sony launches free kids’ app

Sony launches free kids’ app

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has launches a new dedicated kids’ app which brings together shows, games, galleries and competitions from its three networks — POP, Tiny Pop, POP MAX…

eMarketer predicts 928m Instagram users by 2021

Facebook-owned Instagram will be used by nearly one in four smartphone users worldwide this year, according to eMarketer’s global forecast of the photo- and video-sharing social platform. Since Instagram’s launch…

Apple closes Shazam buy

Apple has acquired Shazam, a London-based app that allows smartphone users to identify music, for a reported $400 million. The US tech giant, which revolutionised music with the introduction of…

Crimestoppers targets illegal streaming devices

UK crime reporting and awareness initiative Crimestoppers has launched a campaign warning of the dangers of illegally modified streaming devices. “Advances in technology have allowed us to enjoy on-screen entertainment…

Apple TV app for Europe

Apple’s app that aims to consolidate access to all a user’s television viewing in one place, offering searches and recommendations across multiple apps, has finally appeared in the UK and…

Streaming devices seized in NI raids

Detectives from Belfast Criminal Investigation Branch investigating organised criminality have carried out 18 searches across the Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dundonald and Banbridge areas of Northerm Island in conjunction with HMRC (Her…

Canada: TELUS enhances Optik TV app

TELUS has launched an enhanced app for Optik TV that makes it easier to watch content – any time, on any device. The new integrated app enables subscribers to watch…