It’s time for a quick smart home check in to see where we’re at and look ahead at what we’d like to accomplish in 2019.
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Netflix announced today that it is raising the price of its streaming video service by 13 to 18 Percent in the United States.
Google this week confirmed that it has stopped manufacturing Chromecast Audio, its inexpensive audio streaming dongle. Why??
Amazon said this week that there are now well over 30 million active users of its Fire TV family of living room video streaming boxes.
Earlier this week, we learned that Apple’s iTunes and AirPlay services are coming to Samsung smart TVs. But it’s not just Samsung.
Hulu announced this week that it now has over 25 million active subscriptions in the US, a growth of 47 percent year-over-year.
Roku announced today that there are currently 27 million active accounts using its living room streaming devices and smart TVs.
Microsoft’s Surface Headphones would make more sense if they were part of a broader family of related peripherals.
2018 was an unusually good year for audiobooks, so I had to split my normal wrap-up into two parts.
When it comes to paid and free online services, I’m usually looking for cross-device and -platform availability, with as little lock-in as possible.
I install the same basic set of desktop applications, web apps, and Store apps on every PC I use. Here’s a quick rundown.
Corel today confirmed that it will acquire desktop virtualization provider Parallels for an undisclosed sum.
Microsoft's Chris Capposela graciously donated some great Microsoft hardware and software for us to giveaway.
Xfinity customers can now access their cross-service purchased movie content from their cable TV interface.
Three years after it banned them from its online store, Amazon is once again selling Google's Chromecast video dongles.
It is perhaps the surest sign yet that OnePlus is achieving mainstream success with its OnePlus 6 and 6T handsets
Apple Music is coming to the Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered smart devices, starting December 17.
Google has finally added multi-room audio functionality to its video-based Chromecast, Google Home, and Smart Display devices
YouTube has created a formal collection of Hollywood movies for free viewing, supported by ads.
My favorite podcasting app is getting a big update this week, albeit only in Beta form on Android.
Netflix looks to offer a cheaper subscription plan in some region as it aims to expand its reach.
Disney's digital streaming service is almost here as the company looks to remove its content from Netflix.
Sonos will not be able to deliver Google Assistant support to its home speaker systems in 2018 as planned.
As part of its most recent quarterly earnings report, Spotify revealed that it now has 191 million monthly active users.
Roku announced that the Google Assistant is now available on its newer living room set-top boxes and smart TVs in the U.S.
Google's inexpensive Pixel USB-C Earbuds are a great option for those who don't want the outside world to be silenced.
As it does at this time every year, Roku has announced an updated lineup of living room set-top boxes.