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Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 07, 2012  |  5 comments
The FCC has ruled to allow the National Cable & Telecommunication Association's (NCTA) to scramble (encrypt) basic cable. While the cable companies claim that it is more cost-effective and easier for customers if they can scramble all signals sent to homes, the new ruling ensures that people who don't pay for basic cable can't access it without a cable box or CableCARD.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 27, 2016  |  3 comments
Turner Communications has announced FilmStruck, their over-the-top (“OTT” or online) streaming service that will include Criterion Collection films. The Criterion Collection has been available as part of a Hulu subscription but will soon be pulled and offered exclusively on the new Turner subscription service.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 06, 2014  |  3 comments
CBS is offering a stand-alone streaming service for network TV programming and launching a 24/7 streaming live news service. Here are the details and a first look at how the streaming website and apps work.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 26, 2016  |  1 comments
Spotify has made a name for itself as one of the leading streaming music services and this week will add video to its Android and iPhone apps. Officially, video will roll out on the Android app first, followed by an update to the iPhone app in the coming weeks.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 08, 2020  |  0 comments
As many of the world's famous venues have been temporarily shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing requirements, they are turning to streaming of classic performances. To satisfy fans, and perhaps attract those who haven't attended a show, the theaters are offering free streaming of videos for a "limited engagement."
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments
A hands on review of the MightyTV movie streaming discovery app. Check out the tips on how to use the social and mashup features of this unique new app.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 06, 2016  |  0 comments
The library of 4K HDR streaming moves and TV is growing. Prices on UHD TVs have dropped to that of HDTVs. It just makes sense that the next generation of streaming players will be 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) with high dynamic range (HDR). Google (Chromecast) and Roku will be releasing their next generation streaming media players within the month. Both are named “Ultra.” Here's what we know.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 22, 2014  |  First Published: Oct 20, 2014  |  0 comments
Google's Nexus Player, the first Android TV, is available for pre-order with delivery set for early November. That is, of course, if it isn't sold out...
Barb Gonzalez  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Google has added features to its Google Home smart speaker. Find out how to pair a phone using Bluetooth and make phone calls directly from the voice-activated speaker.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 20, 2013  |  4 comments
Google finally gets it right with its Google Play Music All Access unlimited music streaming service. Find out why it may be time to start streaming music, or switch from your current subscription service.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 21, 2013  |  0 comments
Google Play Music is now available as an iPhone app. See how it compares to the Android version and to iTunes Radio
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  0 comments
The PLEX media player app has expanded to include more than just the downloaded movies and music you own. It now offers the ability to stream music from the TIDAL subscription service.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 19, 2014  |  0 comments
The Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled bluetooth speaker with Siri-like abilities to answer questions, read the news, give a weather forecast and more. Here's a surprising hands-on account with the Echo.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Days before its Worldwide Developer’s Conference earlier this month, Apple released an update for its Apple TV app that drastically changed the menus, features, and content. And in doing so, it created the best streaming video experience available.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 07, 2019  |  0 comments
Apple TV+ original programming is here. Find out if it lives up to its hype.

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