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TiVo’s new streaming apps will be limited to 720p and 30 fps

TiVo announced that it will begin offering a new streaming app for the Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV streaming devices later this year, which will allow users stream live and recorded shows in their home without investing in separate hardware like the TiVo Mini Vox. But according to an interview with Ted Malone, TiVo’s VP of consumer products and services, those apps will be pretty limited, only offering streaming at 720p quality and 30 fps, via TechHive. – Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2TlPl2Y
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Roku pulls Infowars channel citing complaints from “concerned parties”

In its statement announcing the decision to remove the channel, Roku did not say that Infowars had now broken any of its rules, as most of the other platforms that have removed the channel have done. It did not clarify whether the “concerned parties” were users, or advertisers who didn’t want their brands displayed next to the Infowars channel. – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2SX7Lal

Google just might power the streaming box of your dreams in 2019

The consumer version of Android TV is now getting yet another redesign—its second in less than two years. Google isn’t ready to show off what it’s been working on, as the company is still experimenting with different approaches, but [Shalini Govil-Pai, Google] said the result will involve more personalized recommendations, and will make catching up on what you’re already watching easier. In service of those ideas, Google may rework or even eliminate some current features, such as the rows of content recommendations from individual apps on the home screen. – Jared Newman, TechHive » http://bit.ly/2H4wo3f

Roku Channel now lets users sign up for new streaming services with one click

Premium Subscriptions will have 25 partners when it debuts, including Starz, Showtime, Epix, and others. If you subscribe to many of them through The Roku Channel, you’ll get one bill from Roku each month for the total amount you owe for all services to which you subscribe. Roku will offer at least a seven-day free trial for all partner programs, so you can try out these streaming services before you actually pay for them. – Valentina Palladino,
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