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Pandora now offers offline playback for Apple Watch

NEWS – With the latest update to Pandora’s mobile app, all Apple Watch users running WatchOS 5.0 or later can enable offline playback for paid subscriptions. Users with paid subscriptions to Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium — $5 and $10 per month, respectively — can now automatically sync music for offline play when in close …

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Philo is a new streaming service for your cord cutting toolbox

NEWS – I received an email a few days ago informing me that my DirecTV monthly service is going to have a price increase in January. To say that I was annoyed by this email is an understatement given the fact that I’ve been with DirecTV for at least 20 years and they continually raise their prices. …

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Plex Pass review

REVIEW – With all the internet streaming available online, it’s nice to be able to have a place to aggregate all of your favorite media that you might still own. This can include home videos taken by your parents or grandparents, old DVDs, or those CDs you’ve been wanting to rip for ages. Plex Media …

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YoloBox makes your live streaming tasks simple

Live streaming of professional events, personal events, or action scenes, has become very popular, with YouTube and Facebook and other sites filling the need to showcase content to the world. There are numerous live streaming devices that are available to accomplish the task, and they vary in price from $100s to $1000s. With most of …

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Flixable is the best Netflix search tool around

Netflix is great. There’s nothing like being able to binge your favorite series or call up a classic movie you haven’t seen in forever. But let’s face it, the search and discovery interface is a train wreck. The rows of recommendations and random categories are seldom useful, and if your kids or someone who doesn’t …

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Amazon introduces new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has announced the next generation of their popular Fire TV Stick. This new version is up to 30 percent faster than their original streaming device, has an updated Quad-core processor, faster WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and now comes with a remote that can use Alexa to search for your favorite movies and TV episodes with …

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Mighty gives you Spotify music on the go without a phone

Remember iPods? Stand alone music players were all the rage just a few years ago, but now that technology seems ancient compared to music streaming services like Spotify. The only advantage that iPods and other MP3 players have over streaming devices is that you don’t need to carry a phone in order to enjoy music. …

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Free Chromecast with Spotify subscription

Spotify is offering new Premium subscribers a free Chromecast if they pay for the first 3 months in advance. That’s $30 up front and then $10 monthly from the fourth month onward. The Chromecast itself retails for $35, so if you’ve been waiting to try either product, now’s the time. This promotion runs until the …

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Plex Media organizer and streamer review

Over the years, I’ve accumulated mountains of DVDs, especially since the arrival of the grandchildren.  It gets old having to load up the DVD player with a copy of Cars or the like, every time they come over when it rains.  I tried teaching them how to load the DVD player and it almost worked, except that …

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Google Play Music launches free streaming radio

Not to be outdone by Apple, Google announced it was launching a free, ad-supported, streaming music service. The service will be similar to several other free music streaming services; you can create radio stations based on your favorite artist, song, album, or genre. Additionally, Google is incorporating Songza’s unique radio station selection menu. For those …

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Spotify is watching you

Attention Spotify users:  Engadget recently reported that Spotify has begun to serve up advertisements on their Web site, targeted based on the music you are listening to.  “Playlist targeting” is what Spotify is calling this feature.  With this technology, Spotify can review your listening habits, and what you are currently listening to, in order to …

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