Barb Gonzalez

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Sep 25, 2014 3 comments
UltraFlix is quickly adding to their library of 4K streaming titles and has announced that their app will be included on some 2014 UHD TVs. Could the UltraFlix and Amazon Instant Video 4K streams start a flood of new titles?
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Sep 17, 2014 0 comments
Roku's success is a tale of how streaming media players have progressed in the past 6 years.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Sep 03, 2014 5 comments
Whether you are streaming 4K video, have a multitude of devices connected to WiFi, or want speedy file transfers to multiple hard drives, check out Netgear's Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Router.
Barb Gonzalez Posted: Aug 29, 2014 Published: Aug 28, 2014 5 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
PRICE $50

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Direct HDMI connection to most TVs
Extensive content options
Suggested videos and apps on home screen
Remote with direct access to Netflix, M-Go, Amazon Instant Video, and Blockbuster

Minus
Music stops when navigating away from channel
Long start-up time
No option to group channels by category

THE VERDICT
The great features of a Roku box in a stick for half the price.

The second Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) is a fit-in-your-pocket HDMI dongle that is basically a Roku box on a stick. Where the previous Roku Streaming stick worked only with TVs that have an MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) HDMI port, the new Roku is compatible with most TVs’ standard HDMI connections. As with its predecessors, the Roku HDMI is easy to use and offers more than 1,700 channels (that is, apps). Notably, these now include apps that stream from pretty much any video source you can think of—the usual online streaming services, plus your home network media libraries, or live TV and recorded DVR recorded content using Simple.tv or a Slingplayer channel.

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Aug 27, 2014 0 comments
The new social video app N3TWORK does an excellent job of pulling together and personalizing high quality web videos. But does it have what it takes to be a hit?
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Aug 20, 2014 0 comments
TV manufacturers are getting ready to release a new Smart TV powered by the Roku platform. And they promise it goes well beyond adding Roku Stick to a TV.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Aug 06, 2014 2 comments
The Plex media server and player has just received another new update that enhances your downloaded movies and fixes problems found in earlier updates.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: 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.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 25, 2014 Published: Jul 23, 2014 2 comments
The Qplay app and adapter will cease to function after July 25, 2014. Was Qplay a bad idea?
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 09, 2014 0 comments
The addition of Android mirroring and other features to the Chromecast streaming media dongle will level the playing field with other (more expensive) media players.

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