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Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 14, 2021  |  7 comments
Apple Music Lossless streaming is now live with an ever-growing library of songs available in Lossless and some in High-Resolution Lossless audio formats. While Lossless is available at no extra charge to Apple Music subscribers, there are a few things you need to know before experiencing these premium-quality offerings.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 23, 2021  |  1 comments
Apple has boosted the music quality of Apple Music with Spatial Audio. This immersive audio format was released on the service around the same time as the AirPods Max, Apple’s new over-ear headphones. The combination is impressive, and I spent some time testing the headphones with Spatial Audio.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  1 comments
Roku released two new products mid-May. The Roku Express 4K+ is a value priced streamer that performs at a level much higher than its price tag suggests. We tested both the Express 4K+ and the Roku Voice Remote Pro, a new, hands-free voice remote. Both may have a place in your Roku streaming arsenal.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 25, 2021  |  0 comments
The second-generation Apple TV 4K has arrived. Except for a faster processor and new remote, not much has changed and it remains one of the best-performing streaming players available. Still, depending on your current setup, you may not need to upgrade.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments
Roku officially announces the addition of live TV channels and Roku Originals while in the middle of a feud with Google that has resulted in the YouTube TV channel being removed. Here are the details.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  1 comments
It’s been four years since the first Apple TV 4K was released. And as well as that model has held up to new technologies, it was high time for a refresh. To that end, Apple recently announced a next-generation Apple TV 4K with features that could noticeably improve picture quality.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 14, 2021  |  0 comments
Roku has announced its Spring 2021 product line and new updates to the Roku operating system, Roku OS 10. There are a few new exciting products and features—some playing catchup with other systems' capabilities, and others that are leapfrogging ahead. 
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments
The Vidgo Live TV streaming service launched at the end of 2019. Similar to lesser-known PhiloTV and FuboTV, it is holding its own against the popular YouTube TV and Hulu+Live TV. The experience is not as robust as what you'll get from YouTube, Hulu, AT&T TV, or Sling TV, but it may be enough to give basic cable channels to those who've cut the cord.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  2 comments
Paramount+ launched last week, absorbing and adding to the CBS All Access app. The newly rebranded service adds content from several channels brought to CBS following the 2019 merger of CBS and Viacom. Find out more about the expanded streaming service.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  1 comments
While PBS Passport has a variety of the stations' programming, a PBS Channel subscription through Amazon Prime Video offers a deep dive into different genres.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  2 comments
Discovery+ launched at the beginning of January with a massive amount of content from over 25 niche reality channels— from Discovery Channel to Food Network, Lifetime, TLC HGTV, A&E, and many more. Discover if it's a service you'll want in this hands-on review.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments
Free annual subscriptions to Apple TV+ will again be extended, this time through June 2021. The next six months will be free for all subscribers as Apple builds up a long list of original programming.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2021  |  0 comments
As the world slowed to a stop in 2020, it accelerated streaming adoption and innovation. Sparked by theater closures and social distancing requirements of the pandemic shutdown, we had to find new ways to watch movies together with friends and family.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Dec 09, 2020  |  1 comments
WarnerMedia has announced that all of the studio's 2021 theatrical movies will be available to stream on its HBO Max service the same day they get released in theaters. That may be a welcome decision to those of us who either don’t want to spend two hours in a closed room with strangers or where theaters are closed. But it is also causing concern for those in the movie industry. How will this decision alter how we see new movies in the future?
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 25, 2020  |  0 comments
In a year when the world is crazy, a holiday movies binge may be the best way to keep spirits bright. New streaming services have made it harder to find classic titles as content is shuffled from one app to another when licensing rights expire. If you’re growing tired of the same movies, you’ll find Netflix has created sequels to last year’s Holiday hits originals. And if live performances have been your family tradition, you can share some holiday culture via virtual streaming events.

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