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Barb Gonzalez  |  Dec 12, 2019  |  0 comments
The Roku Smart Soundbar and Wireless subwoofer improve TV sound with a budget price tag that is even better during the holidays.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 17, 2019  |  10 comments
Roku’s updated Ultra streaming player separates itself from the pack with high-quality video and audio, a host of enhanced features, and a simple user experience.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments
In line with Roku’s goal of keeping entertainment simple, the company is turning its sights on adding better quality audio to Roku TVs. This month, Roku is releasing wireless stereo speakers that work in conjunction with any Roku TV.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  6 comments
The Tablo Dual OTA (over-the-air) DVR can record local broadcasts and stream local TV to devices both in your home and while you're on the road. In my hands-on testing I was pleasantly surprised.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 27, 2018  |  0 comments
TiVo recently added Amazon Alexa voice control to the TiVo Bolt Vox we recently reviewed. While the media streamer/DVR combo already has voice command capabilities through TiVo’s Vox remote, control via an Alexa-enabled speaker or device brings a truly hands-free experience.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  2 comments
The Xbox One S was just released with 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities. Here are some first impressions.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 09, 2018  |  0 comments
YouTube’s premium YouTube Red service offers some good original programming, removes the ads from YouTube videos, and provides enhanced features for music playback, but is it worth 10 bucks a month?
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 15, 2014  |  0 comments
HBO has officially announced a standalone HBO Go option will be available in 2015. The new option will allow users to stream to the HBO Go app without requiring a subscription to the HBO premium cable channel.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 20, 2015  |  First Published: Mar 18, 2015  |  1 comments
As promised, the HBO standalone subscription service will be available in April to Apple customers. Unlike HBO Go, the service will not require that viewers authenticate by also subscribing to HBO on cable or satellite. Find out how to get HBO NOW in April.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 16, 2012  |  18 comments
For those who stream video from online sources, the speed at which data can be sent into their home is critical. If your connection isn't fast enough, streaming video can sometimes stall as it fills the buffer in the receiving device, or the content provider might send a lower-quality stream because it senses that your available speed can't handle anything more. So how much speed do you need?
Barb Gonzalez  |  Dec 26, 2019  |  0 comments
As we get ready to ring in the New Year, we look back at the advances over the past decade that have led to the streaming experience we enjoy today.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 31, 2014  |  0 comments
Amazon Prime membership has added free music from Amazon Prime Music. Here's how Amazon Prime Music works and tips for quickly amassing the music library you want.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 26, 2012  |  3 comments
If you’re in search of the perfect music station, with a little dedication and patience, you can customize Pandora. For the uninitiated, Pandora is a free online music-streaming service. Unlike other “free” online music services, it can be streamed to smartphones, tablets, TVs, media-streaming devices, and more without a premium subscription fee.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 11, 2014  |  0 comments
Here's how to find any movie or TV show to stream to your TV. Global search and search websites search across multiple apps to save time and make it easy to go straight to the movie you've been wanting to see.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Sep 08, 2016  |  0 comments
While streaming music is often built into new car systems, what's the best way to listen in an older car? GoGroove's Flexsmart X5 has great sound quality, performance and features for those who still need an FM Transmitter.

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