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Engadget HD Podcast 393 - 4.10.14

Jon Turi, @jonturi
04.10.14
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HD news seems to be tumbling out of the sky like big, fat, high-definition raindrops and we've got it all covered in this week's episode. Both Richard and Ben have spent some time with Amazon's Fire TV and now that they've gotten past the unskippable tutorial video, they're ready to share their opinions. Richard also took some time to catch some of the Comcast and Time Warner Cable hearing on C-Span in all its standard definition glory and Ben's just recovering after learning there's yet another Lego videogame that he'll have to tackle -- he hasn't even finished the last one yet. This week's Engadget HD Podcast is chock full of info, so settle in and head to the streaming links below to catch the show.

Hosts: Richard Lawler, Ben Drawbaugh

Producer: Jon Turi

Hear the podcast:

07:06 - Amazon launches Fire TV, an Android-powered streaming and gaming set-top box for $99
14:47 - Amazon's Fire TV promises a premium set-top experience
20:18 - Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Plex and more services launch on Amazon Fire TV
26:47 - Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything
35:18 - AllCast Android app brings screen-mirroring to Amazon Fire TV
36:47 - Amazon claims it streams more instant video than Hulu or Apple
38:37 - Comcast and Time Warner Cable on why their merger is a good thing
38:59 - Comcast's merger makes big cable bigger, but not better or cheaper
48:32 - Google reportedly looking to simplify home entertainment with Android TV
51:11 - Netflix begins 4K streaming with House of Cards
51:55 - YouTube live streaming comes to the Chromecast
52:52 - Watch the first episode of HBO's Silicon Valley on YouTube
53:27 - Viewers see red as Game of Thrones premiere crashes HBO servers
58:04 - An independent developer is bringing a Plex client to Xbox One
01:04:07 - TiVo co-founders' new Qplay web video service
01:05:50 - All screens welcome: watching sports is now easier than it's ever been
01:10:39 - Dolby's vision for the living room includes abundant audio options
01:12:39 - Must See HDTV for the week of April 8th
01:19:45 - Introducing the Engadget UK Edition

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