Remember, we all laughed at the Android OS when it premiered too.
This blog has goon too long without mentioning a serious competitor in the streaming space, an that's Android TV. Android TV is very quickly going from uninteresting to very interesting, and it's very possible that it could overtake all of the streaming alternatives out there within 12 months.
Android TV was announced last year, and in the most recent Google I/O conference, it was announced that Android TV is getting closer and closer to reality. It's still not really mainstream, despite the addition of 600 apps. Android-based media players have actually been part of the TV landscape for several years; they power the leading IPTV boxes, boxes that provide access to live TV from other countries and have been the replacement for Free-to-Air satellite. Free-to-Air had a strong enthusiast community until recently when hardware became less available, and streaming video over Android media players came in and took up the slack. Your purchasing team at Solid Signal has been evaluating several of these products and I'm pleased to say, this is a segment we're going to invest heavily in.
Look for new Android TV devices at Solid Signal soon!