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In a letter to their subscribers, NimbleTV explains that they have to “pause the NimbleTV service as it stands today so we can concentrate on developing something even better and more amazing than before”.
With the NimbleTV services it was possible to stream up to 140 tv channels to any other connected device. Subscribers still needed a cable subscription which made it complementary to cable providers. Next to live streaming the channels to other devices, NimbleTV earned money with their cloud DVR services.
Since the company could have chosen to develop a new service or platform next to the current one instead of going dark, it feels like there are others reasons for the break. Maybe the company ran out of funds, maybe there are legal issues, but it seems not very likely to see the company resurface.
Earlier this year GetGlue rebranded into tvtag trying to create a fresh start for the social TV checking service after is was sold to i.TV. Too little too late it seems since the service is shutting down. Users can request a copy of their data by sending an email to [email protected].
It is unclear if and how this will effect i.TV as a company and if certain features from tvtag are being included in their TV Guide app. The Android app has not been updated since April 2013 and the website of the company does not appear to have been updated recently. Time will tell.
But there are differences. Chromecast can play anything from a chrome tab on your television and mobile apps can also have the option to view the content on the big screen by pushing a button. The Amazon comes with a W-Fi Direct remote control but who wants another remote in the living room? Luckily there is also an app for your mobile device and Amazon is supporting Miracast, allowing one to mirror their mobile device with the tv which is different from the approach Google has chosen for Chromecast. One can also fling content to the television set making it a very easy to operate.
As for the interface, it is using the same as the Amazon Fire TV interface.
Apart from its own video on demand service Prime Instant Video, Amazon offers apps for Netflix, Hulu, Hulu, WatchESPN, NBA Game Time, Twitch, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Vevo, Plex, A&E, PBS, PBS KIDS, WATCH Disney Channel, YouTube.com and more. See for all details the page at Amazon.
Nevertheless, the stick will probably work fine and is even cheaper for current Amazon Prime subscribers (USD 19) for the next two days so one might give it a try.
Peel released the news that Alibaba invested a serious amount of money this spring in the global smart remote companay. With the USD 50 million from the e-commerce giant, the total investment in Peel totals to USD 95 million.
Alibaba was already one of the investors in Peel. But because of the IPO, the investment was kept quite until after the listing.
According to Peel, Alibaba is acting like a traditional investor but it does make sense that both companies are going to work together as well, for instance on certain e-commerce solutions for TV using Peel for recommendations and ordering.
One other area Peel might move into is connected home / smart home. With the Peel remote it would be possible to control all connected devices in houses.
With the acquisition of the NEST, Google found a way to enter your home. The NEST could become a platform and a future hub for a connected or smart house. Apple did not have such an entry point yet, but might have found one. The latest beta-release of the Apple TV software includes support for HomeKit.
The Apple TV will use CloudKit to store and access the necessary information of the devices and iCloud Keychain to store paired keys making it possible to remotely access your Philips Hue lights from the office or any other device that supports HomeKit and is connected to the Apple TV.
This could boost the development of a whole new range of connected devices for the smart home. The question now is whether Apple is going to develop these new products as well.
Gaming and video are growing closer and closer to each other. One can see others play on Twitch and the game Myst will get its own TV series anytime soon. So it does make sense that gaming and video hardware are becoming more integrated as well. For instance by using your game console to watch your favourite series.
The Microsoft Xbox platform already has apps from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus but now it is also possible to stream all video you have stored on your own computer, NAS or external harddrive directly to your TV using the Plex for Xbox app.
Plex has been around for some time and offers a great service by generating a nice overview of all your video and photo’s and helping you to sort them and download posters and other metadata.
Plex for Xbox will be available for free for Plex Pass premium subscribers. Users of the free service have to wait a little and will be asked a small one-time fee for using the app.
Life on the old continent is pretty comfortable but it comes with some disadvantages every now and then. Feeling last in line is one of them. New software? First available in the US. New products? Only shipping to America. New films or series, sorry, you have got to wait. At least a few months. And though a lot of people find ways to watch new shows (and even films) the same day they are broadcasted, it is not the preferred way. The quality is not always as good as you like, no subs or worse, dubs or hardcoded subtitles in a language you do not understand and it feels not entire right.
Enter Netflix. After all these years of being the victim of the windowing system – the system the traditional film industry used to milk as much money as possible out of every production (past tense, I doubt this is still the case), the VOD-company is trying to take on this system
Together with the Weinstein Company Netflix will bring the sequel of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (The Green Legend) on the big screen in your house and the cinema at the same time. The original film is still available on Netflix and absolutely worthwhile to see, so check this out before the sequel is released in 2015. However, I enjoyed the first film in theatre because of the beautiful graphics. So I might even go and see the sequel there as well. In the end this might be even the best outcome of this experiment. Finally the consumer has a choice. Even though the film is available on Netflix, some will go to the cinema because of the different experience.