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Xbox One Creators Update brings new Guide, Beam, a lot more

Xbox One Creators Update brings new Guide, Beam, a lot more

Microsoft has finally announced the arrival of the Creators Update for Windows 10 and, in line with its goal to have a seamless and similar Windows experience across its devices, it is also making a huge announcement for the Xbox One. The changes aren't going to be as huge as on Windows 10, but they are going to be substantial nonetheless. They're not going to be surprising either, as Microsoft has already pre-announced much of what's coming, including its Beam streaming platform that's out to get Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

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Verizon launches data-free streaming for FiOS subscribers

Verizon launches data-free streaming for FiOS subscribers

Verizon FiOS subscribers can now stream content through the FiOS Mobile App without using up their high-speed mobile phone data, assuming Verizon is their phone provider. The mobile app gives users access to their DVR recordings, more than 140 live channels, and also the service’s thousands of on-demand titles. The move follows T-Mobile’s own data-free streaming, which covers content from many services including music and movie destinations.

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Top 3 Ways to Stream Hi-Res Music (2017)

Top 3 Ways to Stream Hi-Res Music (2017)

So you’ve grown tired of poor-quality music streaming, but you’re not interested in downloading a massive library of FLAC files to fill up your music player. What’s the solution? So-called hi-res music streaming, an increasingly common tier of on-demand music access for audiophiles and others with discerning tastes. We recently heard a rumor that Spotify is planning to launch a 'Hi-Fi' subscription tier, but what options are available right now?

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Amazon’s All-New Fire TV Stick pre-orders begin in the UK

Amazon’s All-New Fire TV Stick pre-orders begin in the UK

Back in September, Amazon revealed the next iteration of its Fire TV Stick. Brilliantly named the All-New Fire TV Stick, there wasn't a whole lot that was changing with this new device, save for one thing: the introduction of an Alexa voice remote. Even though it went up for pre-order in the US with that announcement, folks in the UK were left waiting.

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Comcast Xfinity Stream app will offer live TV streaming and offline downloads

Comcast Xfinity Stream app will offer live TV streaming and offline downloads

Comcast says it will soon launch its new ‘Comcast Xfinity Stream’ app, a successor to the Xfinity TV app that’ll offer a bunch of features including media ratings from Common Sense Media, a Spanish-language guide, and more. The app will be provided for free to Xfinity TV subscribers, and will bring one’s full television lineup to mobile devices over the subscriber’s home WiFi, as well as outside of the house.

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Prince’s early albums now streaming, Purple Rain Deluxe coming

Prince’s early albums now streaming, Purple Rain Deluxe coming

It has barely been a year since the world mourned the loss of the musical genius known as Prince, also known by many other nicknames, some more unusual than others. At the Grammys the world of music paid tribute to the artist, not just with performances and words, but also with the launching of Prince's oldest albums on the world's newest channels. Yes, Prince's earliest albums are now available on streaming services. Some, not all. And the reason why that's the case is as interesting as the artist's music itself.

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Xfinity TV app comes to Roku boxes in new beta test

Xfinity TV app comes to Roku boxes in new beta test

We've been waiting quite some time for the promised Xfinity TV app to arrive on Roku boxes, but the day has come at last. Beginning today, Comcast subscribers can participate in a beta test for the new Xfinity TV Roku app. Most of the Xfinity features you're used to will be present, but there are a few restrictions while the app is still in beta.

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Roku mobile app v4.0 for iOS and Android streamlines navigation

Roku mobile app v4.0 for iOS and Android streamlines navigation

Roku's mobile app is getting an update today on iOS and Android, and streamlining is the name of the game. The update adds a number of shortcuts to the main screen, putting some of the more popular Roku features front and center for easy access. On top of that, a new "What's On" tab aims to make finding content a little easier for you indecisive types.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW can now stream games to PCs, Macs

NVIDIA GeForce NOW can now stream games to PCs, Macs

The bar for gaming PCs is being set higher and higher each year, faster than some gamers can catch up with. But just because your still fully functional PC doesn’t meet a game’s minimum requirements doesn’t mean you have to give up on gaming. And just because you don’t have a PC at all doesn’t mean you’ll have to miss out on PC titles. NVIDIA is proposing a middle ground called GeForce NOW, which, for a fee, gives gamers, whether on PCs, Macs, or even Android-based SHIELD, the ability to play some of the biggest PC titles. All without installing anything other than the GeForce NOW app.

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DISH reveals Alexa Hopper skill, DISH Music, and Sling TV certification for devices

DISH reveals Alexa Hopper skill, DISH Music, and Sling TV certification for devices

DISH announced its AirTV streaming device earlier in the day, but the CES 2017 reveals don't stop there. Chief among these reveals is a new Hopper skill for Amazon's Alexa devices, namely the Echo and Echo Dot. If you have one of those and a Hopper DVR, you'll soon be able to pair your DVR with your Alexa device and start channel surfing using voice commands.

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DirecTV NOW promotion end date confirmed: act fast

DirecTV NOW promotion end date confirmed: act fast

Back in November, AT&T revealed DirecTV NOW, a new service that allows subscribers to stream live TV over the internet. DirecTV NOW's "Go Big" package was given an introductory price of $35 per month, and it actually gave customers a significant amount of content for the price, with the package featuring around 100 channels. However, we knew from the start that the $35 price was too good to last, and now AT&T has announced when it will no longer be available.

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Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung has announced that it plans to support YouTube HDR playback on TVs for the first time. The support will come via an expanded version of the YouTube application that will run on the TV. This new YouTube app is offered on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs.

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