If you hadn't noticed, the internet has changed the home theater landscape by provided new ways to access content. Not only is the ability to stream movies, TV shows, and music directly from the internet being incorporated into an increasing number of TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and home theater receivers, but there is also an ever growing number of standalone network media players and streamers, anchored by products such as the Roku
and Apple TV
However, even with an abundance of streaming-capable products vying for our attention (and our dollars), it looks like Intel feels that it can also compete in that space. Intel Vice President and General Manager of Intel Media, Erik Huggers, has publically stated state the well-known PC chip maker is in the process of developing a new media streaming set-top box that will be combined with a new TV streaming content service.
What makes this announcement especially interesting is that Intel may be trying carve out some territory away from a possible forthcoming Apple iTV.
For more details and perspective on this possible move by Intel into home entertainment and TV viewing, read the reports from All Things Digital and Reuters.
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