media streamers

Check Out Roku's Remote App For IOS

Roku owners: Get psyched! You can now control your media streamers with a new, official iOS app with what looks like a sweet interface and gesture controls.

Beyonwiz Launches WizOTT Android HD Media Player

Google TV may not be any closer to landing in Australia yet, but Beyonwiz has hacked together a media player that may tide you over while you wait. The WizOTT is an Android-powered box that offers FullHD media streaming playback plus the widgety joy of an Android device.

The 2010 Gizmodo Gift Guide: Media Streamers

Everybody has a hard drive filled with video these days. Why not give the gift of being able to watch it on the big screen this year?

Your Pre-Ordered Boxee Boxes Are On Their Way

Boxee boxes started shipping yesterday in the US, but what about here in Australia? If you pre-ordered, you could be receiving your little bundle of Boxee joy as early as today.

Your Boxee Box Questions Answered (UPDATED)

Last week, I got the opportunity to sit down with the guys from D-Link Australia for a preview of the new Boxee Box. I took the opportunity to hit them up with all your questions. Here are their responses, courtesy of Scott Howell from D-Link Australia:

Asus Updates The O!Play Media Streamer With USB 3.0 And iPhone Connectivity

Asus have given their highly regarded O!Play HD2 media streamer a high tech injection, pumping things like USB 3.0, DLNA and iPhone interconnectivity into the device’s body using a sharp needle. Or maybe engineers. Who really knows how the magic happens?

That WD TV Live HD Media Payer Doesn't Play Pandora

So it turns out that the WD Media streamer thing we told you about last week doesn’t stream Pandora in Australia. While I’m not surprised, I’m still a little disappointed…

40GB Apple TV Quietly Killed, 160GB Cut To $329

Good news if you’ve thought about using an Apple TV to tinker with Boxee, or setup a media server. Apple slashed the 160GB model to $329 overnight and ditched the 40GB version altogether. [Apple Store via Macrumors]

Olive Opus N4 Music Player (For Rich People) Becomes A Slightly Better Media Player (For Rich People)

We haven’t heard much from Olive since they released the pretty-but-pricey Opus and Melody music wedges last year, but that kind of cautious pace is to be expected in the high-end A/V world. Today, they’ve given their line a refresh.

So Long, Stupid Media Streaming Boxes, You Sucked

They were basically obsolete from the beginning: Massive plastic coffins that beamed media from your PC to your TV. That’s it. For $US400. And now they’re returning to the abyss, where they belong.