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Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  1 comments
With the PlayOn Cloud mobile app and PlayOn Desktop, there is finally an online DVR that is easy to use and offers the features you want from a DVR. 
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  3 comments
Apple throws its hat in the smart speaker ring with the HomePod. Here's what was announced.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments
Net neutrality is being threatened again. What you can do to stop the repeal of the Title II Order that allows the FCC to protect our fair and free access to the internet.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments
Hulu has released a public beta of its Live TV feature in a completely redesigned app so I tried it out to see if it is it a bona fide replacement for pay TV.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Designed for cord-cutters, Dish’s AirTV combines premium and local channels with online streaming and attempts to mimic the experience of watching cable or satellite. We take it for a test drive.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  2 comments
In the search for ways to free ourselves from the escalating costs of pay TV, the missing piece of the puzzle is the ability to stream and record live local TV broadcasts. We can stream movies, previous TV seasons, and many cable channels—from Food TV and A&E to Cartoon Network on Sling TV— but getting local TV is another matter.
Barb Gonzalez  |  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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Voice control is getting smarter and smarter every day and Alexa is leading the way.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  0 comments
We revisit Plex to see how its new DVR and voice-control features work.
Barb Gonzalez  |  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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  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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