TiVo Streaming Apps Coming to Most Major Streaming Devices
TiVo Streaming Apps Coming to Most Major Streaming Devices. We had the opportunity to sit down with TiVo today, and they had a few …
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SiliconDust Introduces HDHomeRun App for Apple TV The DMZ
(7 days ago) The company that makes the popular HDHomeRun network tuners has released a new app for the Apple TV. At this point, SiliconDust has TV/DVR playback apps for nearly every other platform. We’ve been asking about Apple’s popular platform for years, and the answer has always been “you can use Channels.”. Back when SiliconDust successfully funded its ATSC …
Tablo Updates App and Releases New Hardware The Digital
(1 days ago) Fortunately, Tablo announced that they are going to be releasing a major update to the Roku app. They are also going to be releasing new apps for the Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices. These apps are all expected to be released …
SmartThings to Retire Legacy Platforms The Digital Media
(6 days ago) Meanwhile, the legacy platform and mobile apps that have been around from before Samsung’s acquisition of SmartThings have been running alongside the new platform. That is, until later this year and into 2021. SmartThings announced last week they are ready to finally start turning off parts of the legacy mobile app and developer portals.
SmartThings Retiring Older Hubs The Digital Media Zone
(8 days ago) Samsung SmartThings announced today it will be dropping support for the original V1 SmartThings hub and the SmartThings Link for NVIDIA SHIELD. If you are still using these hubs, they will stop working later this year on June 30, 2021. The move comes as SmartThings continues to evolve its platform and retire legacy apps and services.
Time Warner Cable Introduces Live TV App for Roku The
(7 days ago) TWC TV doesn’t make every channel available, though. Some premium stations that have their own apps on the platform (e.g., ESPN and HBO, among others) are not available, but based on your cable package, you can access as …
Windows 10 is Ruining Windows Tablets The Digital Media Zone
(7 days ago) With Windows 10, when you swipe in from the left it tiles screenshots of all the open apps across the entire screen. If it sounds like a traditional alt+tab hotkey display, that’s because it is the new alt+tab display in Windows 10. To switch apps you then need to tap on one of the tiled screenshots.
TiVo Aims To Solve Streaming’s Biggest Problem With TiVo
(3 days ago) As apps and services and cable alternatives have proliferated, watching TV has become increasingly complicated. Discovering content is ridiculously frustrating. And that’s a crime considering the golden age of content we’re experiencing today. If TiVo’s device ultimately delivers and continues to expand on the promise of its initial
What's the Best Way To Control Your AV Gear
(7 days ago) There are different approaches to doing this technically and for controlling things (buttons, voice, mobile phone apps), and each approach has its advantages and disadvantages. Comparing all the different schemes is a project for another day.
TiVo Previews SDK and Discusses Roadmap The Digital
(7 days ago) Third-party apps. TiVo’s access to third-party services and personal content has been fairly limited in the past, but that’s likely to change this year. TiVo today previewed a Developers Kit at the CEA’s Developer University event. This kit will enable third parties to extend TiVo’s capabilities through something of an application
Entertainment 2.0 #494
(Just Now) Plex has updated their desktop apps, and in so doing they’ve killed off TV mode. It has Josh and Richard wondering, is the HTPC dead yet? There’s a huge new update to the HDHomeRun app on Roku. Spotify family plans are finally getting parental controls. There’s a lot of Xbox news from gamescom. Sony also acquired a major gaming studio.
Hulu Plus App Released for Windows 8 The Digital Media Zone
(4 days ago) Hulu Plus has joined in Netflix in releasing a Windows 8 app prior to the launch of the new operating system. The app is well designed and should provide the functionality Hulu Plus subscribers are looking for with their new Windows 8 or Windows RT PCs.
TiVo Adds Streaming, Offline Viewing to Mobile Apps The
(8 days ago) TiVo has announced the TiVo Stream—a real-time transcoding accessory for TiVo Premier DVRs that allows you to seamlessly stream and download recorded shows to the free TiVo mobile app. The device, costing $129.99 and available online and at Best Buy stores nationwide, connects to your home network via Ethernet and requires that at least one Premier …
How to Change The Windows Store Download Location
(7 days ago) The first is that you aren’t actually limited to only installing Windows Store apps to your C:. In Windows 10 you now have the ability to change the Windows Store download location for apps and games. To do that, go to Settings > System > Storage. Under the “Save locations” heading there is an option titled “New apps will save to:”.
Channel Master STREAM+ is a $99 Android TV DVR
(2 days ago) You’ll be able to enjoy most of those apps in 4k too, because the STREAM+ supports up to 4k60 video playback. Another standard feature of Android TV is that the device will work as a Chromecast target and integrate with Google Home. The Channel Master STREAM+ is available for pre-order now. They are stating the $99 price is an introductory
Dish Introduces Wireless Joey, More Tuners, Smart TV App
(2 days ago) Dish also announced (arguably much needed) user experience improvements to the on-screen UI and numerous improvements to their Dish Anywhere and Dish Explorer apps, and the addition of the Kindle Fire as a supported platform for Dish Anywhere.
SmartThings Debuts SmartThings Edge The Digital Media Zone
(3 days ago) Samsung SmartThings announced today a set of tools it is collectively calling the SmartThings Edge. These tools will allow more devices and automations to run locally on SmartThings hubs. This is the latest announcement from Samsung’s smart home platform as it continues to move on from legacy development platforms, hardware, and apps.
Plex Finally Skips Commercials The Digital Media Zone
(8 days ago) Commercial detection settings can also be changed for an individual show that is scheduled to record soon and for series recordings. Plex hasn’t officially listed which client apps support the new commercial skipping feature, but we …
Plex Archives The Digital Media Zone
(5 days ago) Entertainment 2.0 #514 – Excited for Kids Apps. Josh Pollard. Apr 3, 2020. Entertainment 2.0 Entertainment 2.0 #506 – CES 2020. Josh Pollard. Jan 10, 2020. Entertainment 2.0 Entertainment 2.0 #504 – I Marie Kondo’ed My DVR. Josh Pollard. Dec 19, 2019. Entertainment 2.0
TiVo Presents Network DVR Concept and More at CES The
(7 days ago) More Apps. While TiVo wasn’t willing to answer specific questions about the (desperately-needed-and-hoped-to-be-soon) release of an updated Amazon app, they did confirm that the Opera TV Store is rolling out to Premiere owners this week. Available to Roamio users out of the box, the Opera TV Store adds many additional over-the-top video
How to Turn Accessories in HomeKit off after an Automation
(4 days ago) Other HomeKit apps may offer more advanced options. The Eve , iDevices Connected , and ConnectSense apps all allow you to define more extensive conditions when defining and editing these rules. iDevices, for example, lets you turn off the accessories with any trigger—not just sensors.
Media Center Quick Tip – Enable Media Only Mode The
(3 days ago) Richard Gunther. Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: …
Xbox Music Comes to iOS and Android The Digital Media Zone
(3 days ago) The iOS and Android apps can be downloaded for free today. The web app, at music.xbox.com, is currently free for everyone. In six months you’ll be limited to ten hours per month if you’re not an Xbox Music Pass subscriber. Look for more details, and a hands-on, in the coming days. Source: Xbox News Wire
Microsoft Should Cut Windows Media Center from Windows 8
(4 days ago) WinRT is what all Media Center apps should be based on. HTML, JavaScipt, C#, C++, Silverlight. Done. Programmers, n00b and veteran, can understand and learn these languages easily. File structure is greatly simplified. As seen in the developer preview, Visual Studio 11 will have great WinRT UI WYSIWYG tools for Metro UI development.
Staples Connect Is Dead
(1 days ago) There’s a chance that some device pairings may still work for some users, but the apps and web management portal are no longer available. Staples Connect’s dead server. We’ve been writing about this product since its introduction back in 2013. You’ll find numerous posts and discussions at the DMZ that document our impressions and
TiVo Smart Extend Means Never Missing the End of a Sports
(Just Now) They also are bringing apps to streaming devices and a USB WiFi adapter for the TiVo Mini VOX. Keep an eye on The Digital Media Zone for all of our CES 2019 coverage. Tags CES 2019 sports Tivo. Advertisement. You may also like. Entertainment 2.0 #555 – Grab the Popcorn, Folks.
Axiim Link HD Brings Wireless Audio to Xbox and Windows 10
(6 days ago) While Axiim has created mobile apps for iOS and Android, phones don’t always make the best remote controls. The Axiim Link HD has a built-in infrared receiver that can be controlled by universal remotes such as the Logitech Harmony line. We’re also curious if the Xbox Media Remote could directly control volume on the Link HD.
Back up Your HomeKit Codes with HomePass The Digital
(4 days ago) How much time did you waste or hair did you lose the last time you had to reprovision a HomeKit accessory? If you lose that code, your device is toast. $2.99 for some peace of mind is a bargain! We’re not in the habit of rating apps, but if we did, this one would easily get 5 stars. Our Wish List. We love this app, and we see a lot of
TiVo Announces WiFi Adaptor for TiVo Mini The Digital
(9 days ago) Among the announcements this week from TiVo is the planned release of a new WiFi adaptor for the TiVo Mini. The new USB adaptor will allow a TiVo Mini to connect to a base TiVo unit using your home Wi-Fi. If you’re using a TiVo Bolt, the adaptor will allow the TiVo Mini to connect wirelessly to your TiVo without even using your network.
Hands on with INSTEON Hub for Windows and Windows Phone
(3 days ago) INSTEON announced less than two weeks ago a big, new strategic partnership with Microsoft to help bring home automation to the masses. In addition to offering INSTEON products in Microsoft Stores, Microsoft helped INSTEON, the home automation giant, to create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. In the announcement they stated that the apps …
Ceton Showing Their Own Windows Media Center Extender and
(7 days ago) They also have companion apps for tablets and mobile devices, including Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8. All of these products, the Windows Media Center Extender, set-top-box and software enhancements, are being considered by Ceton as technology previews. As such, they weren’t willing to give any potential release dates or pricing information.
Roku 4 – A Dream But Not Reality The Digital Media Zone
(2 days ago) Setup on the Roku 4 is extremely simple. Setting up the main unit took only a couple of minutes and after logging into my account using my computer, it updated all the apps and channels that I had configured on my account. The whole process took about 10-15 minutes including a firmware update for the Roku itself.
Exclusive: HDHomeRun Picture-in-Picture Mode Arrives on
(Just Now) The HDHomeRun picture-in-picture window will always display on top of any other apps that are currently running. While it defaults to the lower right corner it can be moved by simply dragging it to another area on the screen. When done multitasking, tap the window and there will be a button in the window to resume full-screen playback.
A Closer Look at Ceton’s “Q” Entertainment Platform The
(6 days ago) Last week at CES 2012, Ceton gave press and bloggers a technology preview of a new entertainment platform they’ve been working on. Ceton is known for CableCARD tuners for HTPCs, and now they’ve developed a set top box of their own, a Media Center Extender, and a suite of mobile apps. While we posted about these products during CES , we thought we’d …
Big Screen byRemote Windows Phone 7 App Review The
(4 days ago) The local setup was simple, install the server app, enter the IP on the phone and boom done. You can even have multiple servers and it will pull in data from all your sources. I have tried a few other apps already for “remote” functions that …
Flixster and Paramount Bring UltraViolet to Windows 8, RT
(4 days ago) The good news: Both of these apps are available for free in the Windows Store. Now the bad news: Unlike their iOS and Android counterparts, neither of these apps lets you download movies to view offline. While Paramount’s site …
SiliconDust Announces HDHomeRun Prime 6
(7 days ago) Many cable television providers use copy-protection on some or all of their channels. While there are HDHomeRun apps for Windows, Xbox, Android, iOS, and many other platforms, not all of them are able to watch copy-protected content. Currently, the only devices which support playback of copy-protected shows are Windows 10 PCs and the Xbox One.
Entertainment 2.0 #513 – Keepin’ up with the Important
(4 days ago) Entertainment 2.0 #514 – Excited for Kids Apps. Entertainment 2.0 #512 – We’re Not Livin’ in the Future Yet. Featured Posts. Entertainment 2.0 Entertainment 2.0 #568 – Weeping in the Kitchen. Home Automation SmartThings Debuts SmartThings Edge. Home: On
Windows Phone 8 Device Round-Up The Digital Media Zone
(9 days ago) Today HTC officially announced their two entrants into the Windows Phone 8 game which we believe wraps up all of phones that will be available at the launch of Microsoft's next mobile operating system. To make your purchasing decision easier we've put all of the new phones together into one table full of specs!
Xbox Won't be Getting TV Picture-in-Picture
(Just Now) He didn’t mention video apps. Microsoft is known to strongly consider usage data when determining which features to work on. We’d be willing to bet that video apps like Netflix and Amazon get far more usage than the TV features which require either a separate OTA TV tuner or the user to connect their cable box through the Xbox’s HDMI input.
Xbox One creates a library to appeal to different interests.
(1 days ago) When you look at the app store for Xbox One, amongst the TV channels, news apps, and music applications, you’ll find content available for learning. With Xbox One, you and your family have a chance to learn a new language (both foreign and programming), discover historical art, or even listen to some of the great minds discuss current events.
First Look: Media Center Cast
(2 days ago) Then there is the future potential for smartphone and tablet apps like Spotify and Pandora to begin incorporating Google Cast technology, which would enable WMC users to easily beam & stream these subscription music services to our home theaters without having to leave WMC. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Yes, it would.