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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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 26, 2020  |  0 comments
The CBS All Access channel is about to offer a lot more content thanks to the ViacomCBS re-merger.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 19, 2012  |  16 comments
Physical DVD and Blu-ray collections may soon be a thing of the past—the trend is clearly toward streaming movies from online sources. Walmart and the Hollywood movie studios know this, and they've responded by announcing the Walmart "Disc-to-Digital" service. I've been focusing on streaming media for a number of years, and I'm extremely excited about this forward movement by retailers and Hollywood movie studios.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  1 comments
In the search for alternatives to cable and satellite, there are a number of streaming solutions. Most require subscribing to live TV packages along with Netflix and other TV and movie apps, which can cost as much or more than a monthly cable bill.  But there are free alternatives. IMDb TV is one of the newest ad-supported, on-demand movie and TV apps
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 01, 2012  |  1 comments
A media controller is not a device or a physical remote control. You can’t go to the store and buy a media controller. "Media Controller" is a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certification. Part of a home network streaming media solution, the media controller finds photos, music and movies on connected media servers, and sends (pushes) the media file to an enabled media player, Smart TV or other streaming device. Typically you’ll find that a media controller is an app on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 11, 2012  |  0 comments
Media renderer is another Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification that is part of the home network streaming experience. It can play videos, photos and music that are sent to it from a media controller. I know of no devices that are exclusively media renderers. Typically the ability to accept media files is a feature of media streaming device.

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