I want you to buy the Nvidia Shield, because I'm a selfish prick. If you buy the Nvidia Shield, perhaps developers will make actually games for it — and then I could buy one too.
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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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
In case you were curious about the all-powerful EVA9150 media box we've posted on previously, know that it's coming out in February at the previously mentioned price of $US400.
Remember that WD TV device we showed you the other day? It's now available in Australia. I know - it's like a world record or something for us to get a product like this within days of the US. Somebody call Guinness.
Anyway, the thing will set you back $199, connect to your TV via HDMI and playback all that illegally downloaded content from bittorrent you've got stored on an external hard drive. It'll also do photos and music, and comes with a cheap-looking remote control. Still for $199, you can't expect a frickin' Harmony remote, can you?
Western Digital, better known for storage than HD video equipment, looks to have thrown their hat into the video streaming ring with the WD TV HD Media Player. With two USB 2.0 drives working simultaneously, you can plug in your USB storage and stream to your HDTV in 1080p over HDMI or composite. The diminutive box comes with a remote control and what seems to be proprietary browsing software. It's available now from Best Buy for a competitive $US130, which is a solid price for an HD streamer even if it's snuck in under the radar a bit.