Barb Gonzalez

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Barb Gonzalez  |  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.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 22, 2014  |  Published: Oct 20, 2014  |  0 comments
Google's Nexus Player, the first Android TV, is available for pre-order with delivery set for early November. That is, of course, if it isn't sold out...
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 01, 2014  |  1 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $35

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Streams full-screen videos from Netflix and YouTube
Mirrors Websites
Control videos from computer or mobile device
Minus
Must go to Chromecast Website to learn when new apps become compatible
No central control panel or app
Clumsy to pause video streaming from a phone when a call comes in

THE VERDICT
For $35 and a little practice, this is the best streaming solution available to date.

The Google Chromecast was an instant hit when it came on the tech scene, selling out before its release date last August. At $35, it’s the least expensive way to stream movies and music to your TV and view photos from online. Unique in its approach to streaming media, the Chromecast dongle can stream from a Chrome Web browser (PC or Mac) and from certain apps on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets.

Barb Gonzalez  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Google has added features to its Google Home smart speaker. Find out how to pair a phone using Bluetooth and make phone calls directly from the voice-activated speaker.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 20, 2013  |  4 comments
Google finally gets it right with its Google Play Music All Access unlimited music streaming service. Find out why it may be time to start streaming music, or switch from your current subscription service.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 21, 2013  |  0 comments
Google Play Music is now available as an iPhone app. See how it compares to the Android version and to iTunes Radio
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 12, 2013  |  1 comments
Manufacturers showed Google TVs and Google TV players with cool new updates and apps slated to roll out by the end of January.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 19, 2014  |  0 comments
The Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled bluetooth speaker with Siri-like abilities to answer questions, read the news, give a weather forecast and more. Here's a surprising hands-on account with the Echo.
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  |  Apr 09, 2014  |  0 comments
D-Link's newest portable router is easy to use and finally makes it easy to stream to a Chromecast dongle, Roku HDMI, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or other media player. It also secures your connection to Wi-Fi.

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