Tag Archives: David Pogue

Why Can’t My Blu-ray Player Play More Streaming Services?

All kinds of gadgets can get onto these Internet video services: Blu-ray players, yes, but also set-top boxes, USB sticks (like Roku and Google Chromecast), and TV sets. Most of these devices can handle YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Video — but there are many other services. And no device I know can access all the online video services.
The reason: Each of these gadgets requires an app for each of these services. And somebody has to write that app. That somebody is usually an engineering team working for the the service itself (Netflix, Hulu, or whatever). The major companies have plenty of staff for that sort of thing, but smaller companies don’t have the resources to write apps for everything. – David Pogue,Yahoo Tech   (Full Story: http://ift.tt/1t6uXTH )