Roku overhauls its lineup of streaming media players. The Streaming Stick is still there, but its less portable siblings now come in five variants, from the $30 1080p-capable Roku Express to the $130 Roku Ultra, which supports 4K and HDR and has voice search.
If you haven’t tuned in to watch Banshee on Cinemax, you’re missing out. This dark drama is packed with some of the best action scenes ever on TV, and bad guy protagonists who are only a bit less evil than the show’s really creepy villains.
Amazon makes its move into living rooms with the Fire TV. Connect the tiny, but powerful box to your HDTV to browse streaming services or use the voice search to instantly access a massive library of TV, movie, music and game titles.
Bender sets himself on fire, Professor Farnsworth dabbles in the occult and Zoidberg gets eaten by Zoidberg in the trailer for the second half of Futurama’s 7th season.
That’s right, thanks to NHK and Sharp, TV is going ultra. They showed off this LCD display that produces images with a resolution 16x greater than today’s HDTVs. 2020, please come faster.
The producers, actors and author George R.R. Martin himself give us a tour of some of the places – as well as their culture and atmosphere – we’ll see in the epic new HBO TV fantasy series.
Kiefer Sutherland’s web series The Confession, about a hit man spilling his secrets to a priest, premieres in March. We like the Jack Bauer-style whispers in the confessional. (Thanks Brendan!)
Stateside Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington fans, rejoice: An Idiot Abroad, the show sending travel-averse Pilkington around the globe, is coming to Discoveryâ€™s Science Channel in January next year.