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Kodi VS Droid Buddy is becoming a debate in the Android streaming box community. But is there even a need for such a debate. The Streaming Advisor doesn’t think so. The two programs are obviously based on the same code and the people behind it are well known for building custom Kodi apks.  Take a look at our video where we have a short comparison about what you get from both programs.

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10 channels that add lots of content to your day

It is not likely that everyone who uses one pay streaming service is going to subscribe to multiple ones. That gets expensive. So whether you are addicted to Netflix originals or pay to see multiple network shows as quickly as possible on Hulu you may need to add to your streaming profile This story is an update to a popular theme. See the Top Ten Free Roku Channels For 2017.

Netflix will be home to a number of episodes of the innovative Mystery Science Theater 3000 this month. The Streaming network, which will be the home of an all new season of the show that encouraged a generation to talk back to the movie screen will be showcasing a list of films culled by fans should entertain the many people of the generation that originally embraced the show who have been a large part of the base that has flocked to Netflix as a substitute to pay TV or as an addition to their regular viewing because of the growing series binging habit of generation X.  See the upcoming titles bellow.

Netflix Show teaches and tickles

Why is the sky blue? I bet that the most commonly asked question that kids ask around the world. Well, there is a reason people ask. Because when you look up there it is, unless you live in England or Seattle under perpetual clouds. While you may know the answer off the top of your head or Google it to find an article and explain it back so that kids can understand Netflix has a better option. It’s called Ask The Story Bots.

Why Is The Sky Blue
That’s right my friends, Molepheus will blow your mind.

Ask The Story Bots which debuted on Netflix in August 2016 is a great educational show for kids that contains all of the hallmarks that make a good kids show. First and foremost it provides factual information. Its episodes cover scientific information and explain the processes that take place around us to help kids better understand the world. But being factual does not guaranty entertainment. The show is brightly animated and like Sesame Street and other strong children’s programming over the years, there is a healthy dose of humor thrown in for the parents that make watching the show with kids a lot of fun. For instance, there is an episode centered around where French Fries come from. In order to find out the crew is helped by a Molepheus based on Morpheus from the Matrix movie series who promises to show them a whole world they didn’t know existed. Later in the episode, Weird Al Yankovic shows up posing as a mild-mannered spa manager.

The company behind the show is Jibjab, the same folks who brought us year in review videos and other fun viral content over the years. The characters themselves have been on the scene since 2012 when Jibjab unleashed them through videos books and other media. The Netflix show is only 6 episodes long but there is also a companion show called StoryBots Super Songs with more fun for the kids.

 

 

The Tablo Is a different take on the DVR.

LAS VEGAS — January 4, 2017 — Nuvyyo, the maker of the Tablo Over-the-Air (OTA) DVR Tablo, today announced a slate of new hardware, software and services. The company will be rolling out new apps for Android TV devices starting with the Nvidia Shield, a new dongle that will let users set up an antenna anywhere and even announced it is looking into cloud DVR storage.

Android TV Integration
By connecting a USB OTA tuner and an antenna to the Nvidia Shield and downloading the Tablo DROID DVR app, TV fans will be able to discover, watch and record live HDTV on their Android set-

The Shield TV will be the first Android TV device to get the new Tablo app
The Shield TV will be the first Android TV device to get the new Tablo app

top-box without the need for companie’s OTA DVR hardware.

The New software will allow users to save programming on the Shield’s hard drive which will be a big win for those with the pro model. Tablo DROID will be compatible with Tablo TUNER, a new dual-tuner USB dongle or the Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD USB tuner stick.

“Since 2013, Nuvyyo has been focused on making Tablo the defacto app for live TV on the widest variety of internet-connected screens,” said Grant Hall, CEO at Nuvyyo, the makers of Tablo. “Today’s announcements strengthen that commitment and provide consumers with even more choice in how they watch and record Over-the-Air HDTV.”

Tablo’s DROID app will be free to download from the Google Play store and will include a free 30-day trial of Tablo’s guide data subscription. After the trial, users can continue to watch live TV and set manual recordings without a subscription. Nuvyyo plans to release the DROID app to the Google Play store and make the TUNER stick available for purchase via the Tablo web store in Q2 of 2017.

Tablo LIVE ‘Antenna Anywhere’ Stick
The Tablo LIVE ‘antenna anywhere’ stick is a single-tuner WiFi device that turns any OTA antenna into a smart antenna, enabling cord cutters to distribute OTA HDTV programming over their home network via WiFi. With Tablo LIVE, consumers can place their antenna anywhere in their home to ensure the best possible positioning for OTA reception and watch live HDTV programming via Tablo apps (www.tablotv.com/apps) on mobile devices and streaming set-top-boxes.

Apps for Tablo LIVE will have a user-friendly interface and allow consumers browse an on-screen 24 hour grid guide with episode and series details as well as launch live broadcast TV streams. Tablo LIVE apps will be free to download and no guide data subscription will be required.

The Tablo LIVE ‘antenna anywhere’ stick is expected to be available in Q2 2017 with an anticipated MSRP of $99 USD.

Tablo CLOUD DVR Storage
Currently in the proof-of-concept stage, Tablo CLOUD DVR storage is designed to be used with the Tablo LIVE ‘antenna anywhere’ stick to add online recording storage and DVR functionality. Tablo CLOUD will be subscription-based and offer a set number of hours of cloud DVR storage for a monthly fee. Pricing, plans and availability will be announced at launch.

 All Tablo products and software innovations will be demonstrated in Las Vegas this evening from6:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Pepcom Digital Experience media event at the Mirage Events Center.

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Android TV has gotten a major push thus far in 2017 with Sling TV announcing both the Sling optimized device program featuring the Mi Box and the rollout of the Air TV device, an Android TV device that emphasizes Sling TV over all other streaming Platforms. The thing that sets Air TV apart though is that it will integrate OTA channels into Sling TVs channel lineup to allow users to acces both the live cable channels and local network content all in one place. It will finally allow users to watch local channels on Sling TV with an Antenna

But what if the antenna doesn’t work?
Air TV recommends customers use a professional installer to make sure that any outdoor antenna performs optimally and help users avoid pixelation.  More info can be found on its website here

Android TV is a full ecosystem featuring many popular apps such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube.

See a demo of Air TV

Man in high CastleAmazon finally has a certifiable hit show to go along with Transparent. The Man In The High Castle which was the runaway hit of Amazon’s Pilot season last year is in the midst of its second season and will continue to show Americans what would have happened had the greatest generation not been up to the task.

The series is available for free to Amazon Prime Subscribers.

Right now there are three companies offering cable alternatives via live streaming services. Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now. All three services offer a similar group of channels at varying prices but no one service has really taken the market. There are a number of reasons why this has not happened from people’s lack of understanding as to what the services do to a reluctance to drop traditional pay services. But there are some things that providers can put into place that will take things to the next level. The service that can pull together these features first will have a big edge against the competition.

The Best Live TV Streaming Service Will Do These Things

Boasting nearly a full week of superhero programming Starting Monday with Supergirl and finishing with the time travelling Legends of Tomorrow, The CW App, which is a free ad-supported outlet to the network’s broadcast network, has quickly risen the ranks on Roku’s Movies & TV Section. Where a Roku channel sits in its respective section is a major indicator of an offerings popularity and is based on factors like user ratings and rate of subscriptions. For instance, looking at the top of the TV and Movies section the very first app on the top left corner is predictably Netflix with 1,479,197 ratings next in line is Hulu at 284,645 and behind it Amazon Video with 291,503.

More Roku Numerology 
The top 3 are followed by Sling Television, TWC and HBO Go. In just a few months the CW channel has 4,562 ratings and has a 4 1/2 star average user rating. By this estimation based on its place in the lineup, CW may currently be in the top 10-13 or at least trending in popularity. For some perspective, the channel is one out of 666 in Movies and TV. (Roku might want to approve another TV channel soon…just saying) It’s digital spinoff, CW Seed it should be noted is in slot 58. As a comparison, the bottom 3 selection are “War Movies”, with 4 ratings and 11 film selections, du View, a TV everywhere app based out of the United Arab Emirates and Victory Westerns on demand, a channel with a monthly charge of $2.99 that specializes in films from the 1930s 40s and 50s according to Roku Guide. So you can see how placement can be a judge of popularity. Furthermore, CW is listed in Roku’s most popular section along with other you might expect including again Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video along with 24 other household names like Pandora, Watch ESPN and PBS. It should be noted that there is a healthy mix of TV everywhere channels and free offerings.

Where does it rank on Fire TV and Apple TV
At this point we do not know a similar way to track an app’s popularity on Apple TV or Fire TV, but if it shows this kind of popularity on Roku’s platform it is at least a safe bet that the programming is popular on others too. This should come as no surprise at all. CW is the first network to offer all of its top shows via an online app that does not require a monthly fee like say CBS All Access (CBS owns CW), Hulu, which is home to many network favorites or the numerous Network TV apps like ABC, NBC and Fox Now. The last three mentioned do not require a monthly fee but the majority of the programming on the channels is only accessible for those who have a cable login from a participating provider.

When will other networks get with the program?
We have expressed hope that if the CW app were to be successful, that ABC, NBC and Fox may one day eschew the TV everywhere model or at least provide a free version of their TV apps. We may be aways from this happening, if ever, but streaming is still a baby when it comes to the legacy TV space. Till then its up, up and away for the CW as fans count down to the heavily promoted crossover between Arrow, Supergirl, Flash and Legends of Tomorow.

The Tablo Is a different take on the DVR.
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XBOX is the first game system to have a Tablo app.

Ottawa, ON—November 15, 2016 — For those looking to add DVR and live TV To XBOX Tablo is the device they have been waiting for. Nuvyyo, maker of the Tablo Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV DVR is bringing its app to Xbox. Users will be able to access an easy-to-use interface for live TV and record shows to watch later. The app is available in the Xbox App Store.

“Many cord cutters were left without an OTA DVR option for their gaming system of choice when Microsoft put their project plans on hold,” said Grant Hall, CEO at Nuvyyo, the makers of Tablo. “We are excited to provide the gaming community with a Tablo App for Xbox One, bringing us even closer to our goal of becoming the universal app for live TV and recorded broadcast programs on all your favorite devices.”

Tablo App for Xbox One
Is using a DVR on XBOX as simple as downloading an App? No Users must actually own a physical Tablo unit. The unit is attached to a user’s antenna and connected to the user’s router via an Ethernet cable or a wireless connection. Users will be able to use their XBOX controller in order to interact with the DVR.

Tablo gives users an attractive grid for finding live TV.
Tablo gives users an attractive grid for finding live TV.

Version 1.0 of the Tablo App for Xbox delivers the majority of Tablo’s familiar screens and features including playback of Live TV and recordings, Netflix-style TV guides for broadcast content discovery and search, as well as popular features including pausing of Live TV, preview-enabled fast-forward commercial skipping, and much more.

Additional filters and features will be added via app updates in the coming months.

Windows Getting Tablo App
Windows users who have been limited to using Tablo’s web based application to access programming will be happy to know that those days are over, at least for those with the latest version of Windows 10. The new app can be used on PCs running the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition operating system.  A link to the Tablo app for Xbox and Windows 10 is available at www.TabloTV.com/apps.