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Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments
CES 2019 is in full swing, and it’s clear that streaming and voice-control technology are making major strides, particularly in TVs. Here’s what we’ve learned.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments
With the addition of 4K HDR streaming, the new Roku Streaming Stick+ ($70) is powerful enough for your home theater and portable enough to take on the road. A recent trip took me to several cities where I was able to test out the Stick+ on a number of hotel TVs, including a 4K HDR Samsung model (!) in a cottage where I stayed.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Dec 11, 2013  |  0 comments
Another ten mobile apps can now stream to Google's Chromecast dongle. Find out if it's time to add the Chromecast to your home theater.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 28, 2012  |  4 comments
Buying a gift for your parents or another technologically challenged person on your list? Here are three media streamers to consider.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 24, 2019  |  0 comments
Peace between Amazon and Google means that the YouTube app will return to Fire TVs and Amazon Prime Video will be available for casting to Google Chromecast.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  0 comments
Sony's NXZ-GUI Bravia Smart Stick is not the newest Chromecast stick. Find out more about Sony's new Google TV dongle.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 09, 2012  |  0 comments
Streaming high-quality video with multichannel audio requires a fast connection. For Vudu, Hulu, and other online streaming sites, you must have fast Internet speeds. To stream huge, high-definition files from your media server to your smart TV or media player, you must have a fast connection within your home network.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Aug 23, 2012  |  1 comments
Online TV show streaming website, Hulu, has a new look. See the new features including a better design to view on an HDTV.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  1 comments
Roku has released its 2017 line of streaming players. Find out if you need to upgrade to a new Roku.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  1 comments
HBO Now is available on Apple TV and Sling TV. If you want to see the Game of Thrones premiere or other live events as they air, you may need to find another way to watch.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 26, 2014  |  0 comments
The team that brought us TiVo, now release a new way to stream online video with the Qplay. Check out how it compares to other streaming devices including the Chromecast and whether it is as revolutionary as the TiVo duo claim.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Tribeca Shortlist is not just another niche streaming service. It doesn’t try to have the most movies. It doesn’t try to figure out what you want to watch. It doesn’t use algorithms. Tribeca Shortlist is...
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  First Published: Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
You can use Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to control streaming to your TV right now. But do you want to?
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  3 comments
The lights will go out on UltraViolet on July 31 when the cloud-based movie-rights locker/library will be discontinued. UltraViolet’s demise became inevitable when Movies Anywhere launched in 2017 with a greater number of movie studio and streaming partners. While Movies Anywhere has most of the same partners as UltraViolet, users will still want to take steps to be sure all of their movies will be available after July.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Amazon’s updated Fire TV Stick 4K boasts an improved processor and a newly designed Alexa Voice remote.

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