Until Microsoft makes its own set-top box or supports Groove and Movies & TV with apps for established solution, your options in the living room are limited
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I'm heading to Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event. Here's what (else) is happening today, including some thoughts about getting Groove in the living room.
It looks like Amazon Fire TV isn't the only set-top box that will out-perform Apple TV this Fall with 4K Ultra HD video streaming: Roku 4 is on the way too.
Google's newly-announced Chromecast and Chromecast Audio arrived at Chez Thurrott this afternoon, so I set them up and gave them a quick run. So far so good.
In a big day that was partially ruined by leaks, Google announced two new Nexus-branded Android handsets, a new Pixel C tablet, and new Chromecast devices.
I received some interesting advice several months back: Instead of just using the services that come with Windows, we should use services that work better.
Sonos added Microsoft Groove support to its line of well-regarded, Wi-Fi-connected smart speakers. This was my cue to see how they work together.
Microsoft announced today that Groove Music is now supported on Sonos. So you can now enjoy your own music on the high-end smart speaker solution.
It's the long-overdue end of an era: This week Microsoft told the remaining few Zune users and Zune Pass subscribers that the ride is finally over.
For all the excitement around the new iPhone 6S and iPad Pro, the new Apple TV was in fact the most momentous announcement at last week's Apple event.
Now, you can access all of the eligible Disney movies you purchased elsewhere in Microsoft's Movies & TV, and vice versa. Here's how to set it up.
Walt Disney Company announced this week that it would expand the availability of its cloud-based video service content to include Amazon and Microsoft.
This week, Amazon updated the Prime Video service and its Amazon Video mobile apps to allow Android and iOS devices to enjoy offline viewing of videos.
Microsoft this week released Groove Music—the replacement for Xbox Music—to Android devices, Xbox One and the web. And Sonos announced beta support as well.
Microsoft has issued a major update to the Xbox Music apps for Android and iOS, adding support for OneDrive-based music and other new capabilities.
After some speculation arose yesterday, Microsoft has come clean: it is indeed renaming Xbox Music to Groove, and Xbox Music Pass to Groove Music Pass.
The Phone Companion app in Windows 10 refers to Xbox Music as Groove Music, and to Xbox Music Pass as Groove Music Pass. Is Microsoft rebranding Xbox Music?
If you're familiar with streaming music services like Spotify, Apple Music will seem very familiar. But it will be a compelling choice for Apple fans.
Google announced this morning that it will now offer a free, ad-supported version of its Google Play Music streaming music service that works like radio.
As expected, Apple today announced a new music subscription service, Apple Music, which will replace Beats Music and be available on popular desktop and mobile platforms.
Spotify announced this morning that it has partnered with Starbucks to bring its streaming music service to over 7,000 US-based Starbucks retail stores.