HBO's Amazon Deal Confirms It's Not Only Aussies Getting Screwed For Game Of Thrones

So this week Amazon Prime (a US-only streaming service) announced a deal to offer programs from HBO that had previously only been available as legal digital content stateside on HBO Go (a US-only streaming service). Why does this matter in Australia? Because it reminds us that being screwed over in terms of how we can access Game Of Thrones is not something that just happens here.

Explore The World Of Game Of Thrones As If It Were On Google Maps

If you’re desperate to understand the world from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, here’s your chance. The lands of Westeros and Essos have been given a full Google Maps-style treatment, so you can explore them in detail.

Android TV Was Hiding In Plain Sight At CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumour has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. There are rumours, and also it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago.

Microsoft Has Six Original TV Series In Production

Amazon and Netflix are doing it in style, Yahoo’s clamouring to join in, and now Microsoft apparently has at least six original series in production too. Bloomberg reports that Xbox’s TV studio, which is headed by ex-CBS exec Nancy Tellem, is working hard.

Report: Android TV Is The New Google TV

Not content with millions of Chromecast dongle sales, a new report suggests that Google is preparing to take on the Apple TV, Roku range and newly released Amazon Fire TV with a smart TV streaming platform of its own. The Verge has unearthed details of a new television offering called Android TV, which looks like Google’s most pointed charge towards the living room since its doomed Google TV platform.

The Next LA TV Series, 'Bosch', Will Be An Amazon Original

A new television series set in Los Angeles just got the green light — but don’t look for it on NBC, AMC, or even HBO. No, Bosch — an hour-long drama about a Los Angeles homicide detective — will stream to TV sets, laptops and mobile devices via Amazon Prime.

All The Game Of Thrones Seasons Told In 9 Minutes

Game of Thrones season 4 starts soon. Everyone is going to be talking about it but you have no idea about what it is about. Or perhaps you forgot some plot elements after an entire year. You can do two things: Watch the three seasons for six days starting right now or watch this 9-minute summary:

Roku Streaming Stick Review: A $US50 Wonder And Your TV's New Best Pal

On paper, Roku’s new HDMI stick looked like the best bargain for all your streaming desires. But does it actually deliver on those promises in real life? You’re damn right it does.

TCL Wants To Sell You An 85-Inch 4K TV For $9998

TCL attracted quite a lot of attention with its sub-$5000 4K/UHD TV last year, but in a world where Kogan is flogging a 4K set for under $1000, that price point has fallen to the wrong side of astonishing very quickly. Can TCL’s new 85-inch monster captivate the high-resolution addicts of Australia once more with a sub-$10,000 price tag, or will cheapskates run for the $799 40-inch model instead? Also, why doesn’t TCL want to sell Android TVs and tablets down here just yet?

Nielsen Will Rate Australian TV Shows Based On Their Twitter Popularity

Audience research company Nielsen, in partnership with Twitter, has announced its plan to bring Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings (NTTR) to Australia in the second half of this year. The ratings service, which will run alongside Nielsen’s existing television stats, will rate TV shows based on their popularity with Twitter users — on-topic tweets, retweets and interactions will all count towards a show’s overall position.