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Barb Gonzalez  |  Aug 15, 2018  |  0 comments
Comcast recently announced that its Xfinity X1 cable service will offer Amazon Prime Video alongside Netflix and YouTube streaming by the end of the year. The move supports the growing trend of cable and satellite companies providing streaming options alongside live TV channels to keep their customers from cutting the cord.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 25, 2018  |  9 comments
How choice, community support, and nostalgia are keeping the last Blockbuster alive in Bend, Oregon. After spending an afternoon at my local blockbuster, I learned a lot about who still rents videos and why.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 11, 2018  |  0 comments
We test drive Philo, the live TV streaming service that lets you binge on and record shows on basic cable channels.
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  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments
The next generation Apple TV 4K due out this fall will be the first streaming player to support both Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) images and Dolby Atmos surround sound.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 23, 2018  |  1 comments
The Dish-owned subsidiary AirTV has launched a new device that can stream free local television to smart TVs, media players, tablets, and phones in your home or on the road.
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  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments
It is now possible to stream almost any TV show using dedicated apps. HBO Go, NBC, and other “TV Everywhere” apps provide unlimited access to stream new TV series’ episodes and movies if you already subscribe to the channel and sign in with the cable, satellite, or telecom provider. With more and more people switching to live TV streaming services, apps can now be authorized if you subscribe to the channel on Hulu Live TV, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and others, though not all channels are offered by all live TV streaming services.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 12, 2018  |  2 comments
Spotify has partnered with Hulu to offer a discounted subscription bundle.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments
Apple is throwing its hat into the arena of original programming in hopes of capturing a piece of a very lucrative market pioneered by Netflix and more recently capitalized on by Hulu and Amazon. Details have been emerging about production deals for which Apple has budgeted $1 billion.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  3 comments
Disney will go head-to-head with the likes of Hulu and Netflix when it launches its own streaming service in late 2019. And, yes, they plan to stream more than Mickey Mouse cartoons.
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  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  1 comments
This year’s Olympic coverage can satisfy just about any way that you might like to watch the games.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  1 comments
The Apple TV 4K has upgraded to 4K HDR capabilities and Apple's upgrading your movie library to go with it. If you have a 4K HDR TV, this may be the best streamer for you.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 19, 2018  |  First Published: Jan 18, 2018  |  0 comments
Find out how the new Fire TV stands up to 4K HDR streaming media players that are twice its size as well as double its price.

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