Barb Gonzalez

Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 19, 2022  |  0 comments
Apple users can now screen share, watch videos, or listen to music when on a FaceTime call. Learn how easy it is to use SharePlay and start sharing.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
With so many new services launched in the past couple of years, CES 2022 hasn’t had any big announcements about streaming players or services. Still,as more users cut cable and began streaming during the pandemic, it inspired manufacturers to refine the connected TV experience. Smart TV operating systems are getting updates to more easily access what we are watching on multiple apps. Many of us opted to work out at home, creating a massive demand for streaming fitness apps.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Dec 22, 2021  |  0 comments
A streaming service subscription makes a great last-minute gift or the perfect addition to go with the gift of a Roku or Amazon stick. Some services offer gift cards, others have restrictions. Find out how to gift popular streaming services.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Dec 08, 2021  |  0 comments
Spotify's recent partnership with Netflix brings official playlists, albums, and podcasts from some of the streaming app's most popular video series. Now the soundtrack to your life can be one from your favorite show.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Black Friday deals on streaming subscriptions may be the best way to try out new apps. Many channels and apps have dollar deals that give you enough time to watch those titles that you didn't want to spend full price to see. This is a push by the streaming services to get more subscribers (that equates to more advertising dollars for ad-supported services). And they are hoping that once you subscribe, you'll stay with the service. Between Thanksgiving day and midnight on Cyber Monday is the best time to sign up for deals on Hulu, AMC+, and many add-on channels, as well as streaming player/streaming software bundles.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 03, 2021  |  1 comments
The newest Roku Streaming Stick 4K model may not make you abandon your current Roku player, but it does provide a step-up in performance, and is priced at a low $50. It's powered by a new Roku OS 10.5 update that ups the surround sound capabilities of Roku soundbars from 3.1 to a full 5.1 wireless setup. The combined updates deliver excellent video quality and decent surround sound at a reasonable price.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 20, 2021  |  0 comments
In a special event this week, Apple announced a new generation of AirPods and HomePod mini options to go with the soon-to-be-released Apple Music Voice Plan. The reduced-price plan can only be accessed and controlled using Siri voice commands through the headphones, speaker, or other Apple devices.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 06, 2021  |  0 comments
Apple TV has updated to the Apple tvOS 15. As with iOS 15 on other mobile devices, it comes with some tweaks and new features. Watching shared movies and shows, sharing your Apple TV, audio features like Spatial Audio, and Home Kit enhancements are all included in the newest update. As I have it set to automatically update, I was notified of the new changes and decided to check them out.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Roku is upgrading its operating system and has announced plans to release a new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ in October. The new Roku OS 10.5 promises to speed up content retrieval and improve Roku Voice commands in addition to adding wireless surround sound and streamlined audio adjustments.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Sep 08, 2021  |  1 comments
DirecTV Stream launched recently as the newest DIRECTV incarnation. There are a few changes, but for those who subscribe to AT&T TV, the only difference will be the onscreen logo and mobile app name. There has been much confusion about DirecTV Stream, from the name change, to how to stream it and the differences between it and the DIRECTV satellite service.