Tag: Roku

AMC is on Roku now, but still requires a cable subscription

If you’re a big fan of the AMC channel, you’ll be happy to know that they now offer a channel on the Roku. The catch is if your a Cord Cutter, this doesn’t help you; you have to be such a subscriber to cable, satellite or your local telco provider to get full access to …

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So now Google wants Chromecast built into TVs, like Roku

At the beginning of 2014, Roku was able to work out some deals with Hisense and TCL TV manufacturers to incorporate the Roku abilities; TVs from 32 inches to 55 inches. At the time, I thought it was a bad move considering all the number of streaming media devices that people can use nowadays. Albeit, …

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The FCC Says That Cable Customers Can Ditch Their Cable Boxes For Streaming Services

This past week should have been pretty exciting for customers who are fed up with their cable companies and Cord Cutters alike. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that customers should be able to get their cable through other venues besides having to rent a cable box. This means that customers should be able …

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There’s Definitely A Problem With Lip-syncing and Smart TVs

I recently purchased a new TV. It wasn’t because my old TV was bad, it was about five years old, but surprisingly, my wife was actually wanting a bigger TV. I like to preach that I don’t want a smart TV, I want a “dumb TV”. I just want a TV that can display a …

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Super Bowl 50 Was Great Unless You Were Using CBS Sports Streaming Service

Last year, more than 1.3 million people watched the Super Bowl through NBC’s streaming service. This year, CBS did the same with their streaming service. You are able to watch the Super Bowl through CBS’s streaming application and with media streaming boxes like Roku. Customer got to stream the Super Bowl in high definition and …

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Stream Super Bowl 50 Live with ROKU and CBS

If you’re a ‘cord cutter’ that likes the NFL, or a person who loves streaming content, you already know that there’s not a solid solution for streaming live NFL games, but there are ‘options’. In my opinion, the NFL needs to follow the path of MLB and provide a solution that works, but a lot …

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Video Streaming Is The Best Gift To Give

2015 has been a roller coaster for cable companies. Cable companies continue to see a consistent decline in cable subscribers, but they’re also seeing huge increases in Internet high-speed subscribers. It’s safe to say that Netflix has changed the landscape of media consumption. A few years ago, the cable company executives were calling streaming content …

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Roku: PlexPass Users PREVIEW of the new interface

Yesterday, Plex users with PlexPass got a ‘preview’ of the new user interface for Roku. Keeping with the understanding it’s a preview and not the finished product, Plex says that more improvements are coming. The old user interface for Plex on Roku was anything but exciting, but it was functional. The user interface that user …

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Techie Review: Sling TV – It’s a good start!

I got my invite for Sling TV last night. Trying out Sling TV has been one of the things that I’ve been looking forward to  looking into.  Sling TV is a streaming service allows you to watch live television on selective channels;  it’s not a full range yet. Sling TV offers channels like ESPN, TNT, …

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My Expectations for Roku 4 in 2015

With the big news from CES last week on Roku 4k [TVs], it seems Roku has a good grasp on the concept that 4k is going to be the next step in streaming entertainment. But as a Roku user, I wonder if they understand their consumer base and what’s expected from Roku 4. Roku has …

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