We recently switched from Roku to the Chromecast with Google TV, and now I’m sorry I waited for so long.
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In addition to launching its Roam ultraportable smart speaker this week, Sonos is expanding into the car audio market too, starting with Audi.
The Walt Disney Company announced last night that its Disney+ streaming service now has over 100 million paid subscribers.
Sonos today announced Roam, an ultra-portable and waterproof smart speaker design for use at home and on the go.
Today, Corel announced the immediate availability of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021, which adds native M1 support and many new collaboration features.
Harman Kardon will soon release a software update for its Invoke smart speaker which removes Cortana and turns it into a standard Bluetooth speaker.
Google announced today that it is adding kids profiles to Google TV, the first in a series of new features aimed at families.
Apple has finally figured out how to let its users get out of the one-way, dead-end street that is the Apple ecosystem. At least part of it.
Citing a shift towards streaming video services, Sony said today that it will no longer sell movies and TV shows through its PlayStation Store.
New smart TVs running the new Google TV platform will support a Basic mode in which the TV’s smart features are all disabled.
Spotify announced today that it plans to release Spotify HiFi, a lossless audio tier of its music streaming service, sometime in 2021.
We recently added a turntable to the Sonos system in our sunroom. It’s an interesting way to listen to music more mindfully than is possible with digital.
Roku earned a gross profit of $808 million on revenues of $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, thanks largely to pandemic-based usage gains.
Google announced today that Apple TV+ is available on Chromecast with Google TV and will come to more Google TV devices in the near future.
I want to write about our recent vinyl purchases, but it occurred to me that there is a lifetime of music listening to discuss first. Here goes nothing.
As part of its quarterly earnings report, Disney revealed this week that Disney+ now has 94.9 million subscribers.
Google Photos is getting a new video editor for all users, plus some photo editing features that were Pixel-exclusive to Google One customers.
One year ago, I replaced the powered speakers in our sunroom with a pair of used Sonos Play:5s. Our use of Sonos equipment has escalated since then.
This month, Google will finally take the final step in replacing Play Music with YouTube Music: It is deleting all user data in its former music service.
Apple didn’t just post record revenues in the most recent quarter, it outperformed Microsoft by an over 2-to-1 margin. What the heck is going on here?
15 months after it converted YouTube Music into a Progressive Web App (PWA), Google has done so with its flagship YouTube web app as well.
Spotify has quietly entered the market for audiobooks and is now offering 9 titles for free through its mobile and web apps.
A J.D. Power study claims that Americans now spend $47 per month, on average, for streaming services, up 24 percent from the $38 per month spent before the pandemic.
As part of its latest quarterly earnings report, Netflix announced this week that it has surpassed the 200 million active user milestone.
Apple has quietly extended its free Apple TV+ subscription offer for a second time, to July 2021, a nice gift during the pandemic.
Last week, I explained how I managed my work-related documents and other files. This week, I’m thinking about something even more important.
Roku has purchased the content previously owned by failed streaming video startup Quibi for less than $100 million and will make it available to customers for free.