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Hisense Smart TVs add Amazon Alexa

Hisense 4K Smart TVs will now offer a wide variety of voice features right out of the box courtesy of Amazon Alexa. Alexa will help users control certain primary functions,…

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…

TiVo up for grabs?

TiVo up for grabs?

Reports from Wall Street suggest that entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo might be in play. Numerous reports say that private equity buyers are looking at TiVo and its…

AI boost for LG TVs

AI boost for LG TVs

At CES 2018 – the world’s largest consumer electronics show – LG Electronics (LG) says it will raise the home entertainment experience to another level with the introduction of ThinQ…

TiVo, Altice USA extend deal

TiVo, Altice USA extend deal

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo has confirmed that broadband communications and video service provider Altice USA has selected TiVo services to support its service offerings under an expanded…

TiVo: Young gravitate to streaming for sports

TiVo has released the 19th edition of its quarterly Video Trends Report, covering key topics across pay-TV, OTT, TV network apps, streaming devices, smart home devices, and content discovery. Based…

BBC launches full voice service for smart speakers

The BBC has launched its first full voice app for voice-controlled smart speakers, an Amazon Alexa skill for Echo devices, with other smart speakers coming in future. It brings the…

User experience key focus for smart TVs and SMPs

A Parks Associates report finds that makers of smart TVs and streaming media players (SMPs) are shifting strategies to focus on the user experience (UX) as device sales start to…

UKTV adds voice-enabled search on Amazon Fire TV

UKTV adds voice-enabled search on Amazon Fire TV

UKTV has become the first UK broadcaster to make its on demand programming easy to find through voice-enabled search on Amazon Fire TV. Viewers can find shows by speaking into…

Espial Elevate adds Amazon Alexa Voice support

Espial has announced that its Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) video platform now features a next-generation user interface with voice control, allowing consumers to search, discover, and control…