ATSC, the Advanced Television Systems Committee, is an “international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television”. Essentially, it’s a working group that sets the standards for media broadcasting and transmission receiving. The first standard, ATSC-1, was used when analog TV transitioned to digital in the United States. This standard included specifications for HDTV. The […]

For the past two months we’ve had this poll sitting on the site about Google Home, a new product by Google that allows users to ask questions and do actions just by voice. The features on the device are continuing to advance and the Google Assistant is coming to other devices like Android TV. The […]

“Indie games!” is a common exclamation from big and small game publishers. Even companies like Nintendo and Microsoft, which have traditionally kept a small pipe for third-party game studios on their consoles, have been welcoming indie developers to build on their platform. At this year’s Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced loosening restrictions for the Xbox […]

Today is a big day for gaming fans. Nintendo’s new home (and mobile?) console, the Switch, is available to purchase (assuming they don’t sell out). If you were one of the lucky ones who got the console and one of their “Pro Controllers”, you may find your controller getting more use than you expected. The […]

For a while rumors have been swarming that YouTube executives were making deals with networks for a sort of over-the-top cable service called Unplugged. This service, which would be $35, would blend together traditional media with original YouTube videos (and YouTube Red content) for a novel experience. Today, YouTube unveiled YouTube TV at an event […]

Android TV is very flexible ecosystem and Android as a whole has historically been open to whatever you want to add if you can write it. When Google Cast came out people loved the idea of a ChromeCast but wanted to skip new hardware and add it to any Android device they had, so that […]

Soundcloud is like the YouTube for music. Anyone can create and publish their own tracks and create a following there. The platform also provides a podcasting service. For a website that has over 12 hours of audio uploaded every minute and 175 million monthly listeners, the goal is for listeners to access their favorite music […]

VLC is among the most popular cross-platform media players due to its robust playback engine that can handle pretty much anything. Its Android app just received some notable updates to the beta. Picture-in-picture is the most user-facing change on Android TV. Users will be able to now continue watching their content while they navigate the […]

Twitch is launching a new part of their streaming service as a beta: Twitch Communities. Its purpose is to offer a different way of discovering content based around the type of content instead of the game itself. Perhaps I’m interested in speedrunning, but care less about which game. I can check out the Speedrunning Community. […]