Tag Archive: Streaming


Google reportedly working on ‘Yeti’ gaming hardware and streaming service

The project is called ‘Yeti,’ and it was originally scheduled for a launch in late 2017.

Between smartphones, connected speakers, online advertising, self-driving cars, and more, Google’s involved with just about every industry out there. Following all of its current projects, Google’s next venture could be in the world of video games.

According to a new report from The Information, Google’s been working on a project called “Yeti” for over two years. Mario Queiroz and Majd Bakar are the  [Read More…]

A number of older speakers have lost built-in Spotify streaming

Affected speakers include ones from Pioneer, Yamaha, and others.

One of the reasons so many people flock to Spotify is because of its wide availability on a number of different platforms. Even if you own an iPhone, have a Google Home Speaker, and prefer to use Amazon Fire TV while browsing the web on your Chromebook, there’s a Spotify app to use to ensure you’re never without your music.

In addition to the above gadgets, a number  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV 6.3 update adds Nest Cam streaming, new apps, and more

The best Android TV box keeps getting better.

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is still the best gadget around for experiencing everything that Android TV has to offer, and its latest 6.3 software update adds a few extra goodies to it that make the user experience even better.

For starters, NVIDIA has added support for watching live streams of any Nest Cams that you own. To do this, just hold down the microphone button on your remote  [Read More…]

Artists secure 5 years of increased payment from streaming services

This is a big win for the music industry.

Streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play Music are things that I use every single day, and when you think about it, they really have changed the way people purchase and listen to music. Opening an app on your phone and having access to millions upon millions of songs is way more convenient than stocking up on physical CDs, and while consumers have benefitted greatly from this transition, the  [Read More…]

Verizon’s TV streaming service will consist of multiple standalone apps

If this is true, Verizon’s approach will be very different from the likes of DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, etc.

Internet-based live TV streaming services have exploded over the past three years, and one of the latest companies to get in on this action is Verizon Wireless. There’s still a lot that’s unknown about Verizon’s offering, but according to a report from TechCrunch, we at least have a general idea of how things will work.

Verizon will reportedly  [Read More…]

Google Play Music and YouTube Red are the best deal in streaming right now

You get a lot of video and music subscriptions vying for your money.

From music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to video services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, there’s more and more subscriptions anxious to get your money every month, but one of the best values in subscription streaming isn’t one subscription, it’s three.

It’s Google Play Music! It’s YouTube Red! It’s YouTube Music! It’s all three in one!

Three services, one  [Read More…]

Start streaming: How to store your existing media in the cloud

Buying DVDs and CDs made a lot of sense a decade ago. What do you do with them now?

Years ago, the thought of watching movies on a phone was absurd — our connections were too slow, or they took up too much space. Today, if we still buy movies, many of us are choosing to eschew physical media for digital copies that can be watched anywhere effortlessly.

But what do we do with all those DVDs  [Read More…]

YouTube signs deal with two music labels ahead of new streaming service

Universal and Sony join the mix.

Following Google Play Music and YouTube Music, Google is expected to launch its third streaming service at some point in 2018. Referred to as “YouTube Remix,” YouTube just signed two deals with major labels in the industry to help give the service as much of a fighting chance as possible.

The current YouTube Music app.

According to Bloomberg, YouTube has signed deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.  [Read More…]

T-Mobile is getting into the streaming television business with Layer3 TV acqusition

T-Mobile will offer an over-the-top TV service in 2018.

T-Mobile has announced the acquisition of a small streaming television provider called Layer3 TV, which currently operates in five U.S. cities. Similar to services like YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue, Layer 3 carries the signals of most U.S. cable networks and pay channels like HBO, Showtime, and ESPN, but bundles them with a straightforward HD decoder and PVR set-top box that connects to a television in your living room. Think  [Read More…]

Best streaming video apps for Huawei MediaPad

With these apps, you will never run out of things to watch.

There are a ton of apps out there for watching videos on your tablet, but not all of them are great. Some don’t look nice on larger screens, while others take advantage of the larger space to give you lots of options. It’s not always obvious which is which though, so we’ve assembled this handy guide.

With your Huawei MediaPad in hand, check out these  [Read More…]