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Sonos Five updates Play:5 with cleaner look and S2 software

Sonos Five updates Play:5 with cleaner look and S2 software

Sonos has updated its flagship speaker, with the new Sonos Five replacing the old Play:5. Now effectively the third-generation of the multi-room speaker, the new Five focuses on music rather than TV audio like the new Arc soundbar, though the changes are more for your eyes than your ears.

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TiVo’s do-it-all Stream 4K released for summertime quarantine

TiVo’s do-it-all Stream 4K released for summertime quarantine

Back during CES 2020, before COVID-19 started spreading throughout the world and brought massive trade shows like this to a grinding halt, TiVo introduced the Stream 4K. The TiVo Stream 4K is a new streaming device that's supposed to be a jack-of-all-trades; in fact, TiVo bills it as "the market's first unifying streamer." After a few months of waiting, TiVo is launching the Stream 4K today.

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Sonos Arc to succeed the Playbar with upward-firing speakers

Sonos Arc to succeed the Playbar with upward-firing speakers

The Sonos Playbar is long overdue a successor but it might not get one at all, at least not in the strict sense of the word. The connected speaker manufacturer does have a new soundbar ready to debut but it won't be taking anything from the 2013 accessory, not even its name. It turns out, it will be a completely new soundbar inside and out and it will be called with the rather odd and slightly unrelated name of Sonos Arc.

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Sonos Playbar 2 leak could have worrying implications

Sonos Playbar 2 leak could have worrying implications

It's not unusual for companies to silently drop products without further notice or succession and, for a time, it seemed that the Sonos Playbar was exactly that. Now it seems that Sonos has finally decided it is high time for a Playbar 2. But from the few leaked product photos, Sonos' next soundbar might not exactly be what many hoped it would, least not in terms of the functionality that the first Playbar offered.

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Plex Free Movies and TV gets huge library of new content from Crackle

Plex Free Movies and TV gets huge library of new content from Crackle

Home media server company Plex has announced an expansion of its free content streaming integrations with the addition of Crackle. The expansion is available for Plex users in the United States, the company announced on Friday, bringing thousands of new additions to the platform's growing number of free streaming options. Because the content is integrated in the Plex app, you won't have to toggle between it, Crackle, and other free video apps.

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Quibi streaming service will arrive soon on TVs, but only for some users

Quibi streaming service will arrive soon on TVs, but only for some users

Short-form video streaming service Quibi will soon be available to watch on TVs, but only for some users, according to a new report. The service launched in early April for smartphones and tablets, but lacked a TV app or casting feature. Soon after its launch, the company said that it was fast-tracking a casting feature that would enable users to watch content on TVs, and now we have more details on that plan.

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Apple Music app for Samsung Smart TVs released

Apple Music app for Samsung Smart TVs released

Apple Music is coming to Samsung TVs, with the latest smart sets getting a new app for the streaming music service. It's the first time that Apple Music has been available directly on a smart TV platform, with a three month free trial for new users signing up through their set.

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HBO Max launch date finally confirmed

HBO Max launch date finally confirmed

For the better part of a year now, Warner Media - the parent company of HBO - has been touting a new streaming service called HBO Max. Meant to be something of a beefed up HBO Now, the new streaming service will look more like Netflix or Hulu when it arrives. In addition to being the new home for all of HBO's content, it'll also feature TV shows from other studios, original programming, and some of Warner Bros's films.

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Sonos Radio gives speaker owners exclusive streaming

Sonos Radio gives speaker owners exclusive streaming

Sonos is launching Sonos Radio, a new streaming music platform exclusively for owners of the company's connected speakers, and taking on Apple Music with new, original programing. The new service will include both free and ad-supported content, and launches with a new personal station from Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

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Sony 2020 8K and 4K LED TVs finally have prices and dates

Sony 2020 8K and 4K LED TVs finally have prices and dates

The TV market may be seeing the break they need from the shelter-in-place orders and quarantine policies around the world. TV manufacturers are more aggressively pushing their products, especially the hi-res 8K and 4K TVs both on the LCD and LED camps. Earlier at CES 2020, Sony revealed its lineup for this year covering OLED and LED panels and now it's announcing when buyers in the US can get their hands on one and how much it would cost them to have a brand new Sony TV.

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Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Amazon has launched a new section on Fire TV and Fire Tablets called '#AtHome' that curates free content from a variety of partners, including Showtime, CBS, HBO, and more. The new 'experience,' as Amazon calls it, will be made available to users located in the United States; the company says it will add more content over time. In addition to entertainment, the section also includes fitness and news content.

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Samsung’s new TV packaging transforms into cardboard cat houses

Samsung’s new TV packaging transforms into cardboard cat houses

Samsung has introduced a new type of eco-friendly cardboard packaging that will be used with some of its new television models. These boxes are designed to transform into useful pieces of furniture, the most notable being the transformation into a small cat house. Samsung will include this packaging with its 'The Frame,' 'The Serif,' and 'The Sero' TV models.

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