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Apple TV 4.4.4 fixes video playback error

If your Apple TV has been displaying error messages instead of playing certain types of content recently, a software update released Thursday should provide some welcome relief.

Apple TV vs. Roku: Which is right for you?

You have more than one choice in a media streaming set-top box. Is the Apple TV or Roku right for you? It largely depends on where you like to get your media.

Cracking the idea of an Apple TV set

Andy Ihnatko tries to figure out the pros and cons of an Apple HDTV.

iTunes Match appears on Apple TVs, service still MIA

Apple TVs running the latest software update now have an option to enable iTunes Match, but the feature still isn't live.

Remains of the Day: Ride Lonesome

Ron Johnson rides off into the sunset, Hulu Plus probably won't be riding onto the Apple TV any time soon, and Pete Townshend rides an unsteady metaphor.

Google TV gets updated with simpler interface, app dev tools

Google TV, the company's platform for Internet-connected televisions, has gotten an upgrade designed to simplify its user interface, improve its search engine, optimize YouTube access, and open it for Android app developers.

Remains of the Day: Pacific home theater

Apple's performance in the Asia-Pacific region is, as they say, en fuego; Sprint says that the iPhone and unlimited data make beautiful (streaming?) music together; and the latest on two of Steve Jobs's secret obsessions.

Apple TV 4.4 update adds Photo Stream, NHL, and more

Apple updated the Apple TV software on Wednesday with support for Photo Stream, NHL subscriptions, a new Wall Street Journal Live channel, and more.

Roku releases $50 LT model, adds HBO Go channel

Roku has announced not only the addition of HBO Go for HBO subscribers, but a $50 Roku player to play it on.

Remains of the Day: Starz struck

U2's frontman puts in a good word for Steve Jobs, Apple lets a hard drive of confidential information slip through its fingers, and details on what exactly the crazy folks at Starz turned down.

Roku 2 delivers cheap, easy video streaming

The Roku 2 video players offer cheap, easy video streaming, with support for lots of content sources Apple TV can't match. Unless you've got an investment in iTunes videos or a lot of video files sitting on your home network, Roku 2 is worth serious consideration.

Remains of the Day: Law and order

The alleged iPhone prototype thieves are arraigned in court. Elsewhere, a suggestive icon might shed some light on the iPhone 5, Apple wants children to learn, and one cable network has starz in its eyes.

Remains of the Day: Campus activities

Let's keep it short and sweet: Cupertino's holding a meeting on the environmental impact of Apple's new campus, rumored pieces of the new iPhone are surfacing, and a reputed hacker goes to work at 1 Infinite Loop.

Apple axes TV show rentals for iTunes, Apple TV

Apple on Friday removed TV rentals from the iTunes Store, citing a lack of interest from consumers.

Remains of the Day: Ad infinitum, and beyond

If you thought Apple would just dash off its iPhone 5 commercial at the last moment, then you don’t know Apple, my friend. Meanwhile, the Netherlands weighs in on the Apple vs. Samsung case, iTunes gains share for digital movie downloads, and Windows 8 provides more information than you require.