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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Mar 22, 2017 1 comments
Apple is finally getting around to allowing users to rent a video once and watch it on all devices. I took the new feature for a test drive.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Mar 10, 2017 0 comments
It would be easy to dismiss the Facebook Video app as unnecessary and just another way to waste time. The new app,recently launched for Samsung TVs and the fourth generation Apple TV, is a lot better than I had expected. And oddly, I find that I’m spending less time using it.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Feb 23, 2017 0 comments
Voice control is getting smarter and smarter every day and Alexa is leading the way.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Feb 09, 2017 0 comments
We revisit Plex to see how its new DVR and voice-control features work.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 26, 2017 7 comments
The NVIDIA Shield TV was created as the best streaming player for gamers. Features including Home Control, improved search, and all the content a cord-cutter could want in one device, makes the new Shield TV a top media streamer choice for everyone.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Dec 28, 2016 3 comments
The TV App on Apple TV makes it easier to find what you want to watch. Movies and TV Shows from all apps are listed together for easy access. Apple is finally getting it right.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Dec 14, 2016 5 comments
Netgear’s new Nighthawk X10 AD7200 router is a great choice for streaming 4K HDR content and VR games. Read on to find out why.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Dec 01, 2016 0 comments
AT&T has released the live TV and VOD streaming app, DIRECTV NOW. While the app has many problems at launch, AT&T is offering some attractive incentives to lure new subscribers.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 09, 2016 0 comments
Now that the Google Home smart speaker has arrived, find out how it compares with Amazon Echo. Will you be saying, "Okay Google" or "Alexa?"
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Oct 19, 2016 3 comments
In the past year, TVs and streaming services have upped their game adding HDR (high dynamic range) for a broader color display. Roku is keeping pace with the Roku Ultra ($130) that streams 4K video and supports the HDR10 format.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: 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.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments
If you're a Netflix binge-watcher, you are not alone. Netflix even knows which episode got you hooked.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Aug 24, 2016 1 comments
Hulu is ending free streaming of TV shows on its website but is partnering with Yahoo View to stream on a limited basis.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: 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.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 20, 2016 4 comments
If you're old enough, you'll remember those days in high school when you could show your love by gifting a mixtape (or CD) of music that you created for the object of your affection. Netflix has launched the 2016 equivalent—Flixtape.

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