Streaming Video

Bandwidth for Streaming Video

August 5, 2013

Our good friends over at HomeTheater.com recently shared an article about how much bandwidth we need in our homes to hold up to the demands of streaming video. Streaming video is quickly becoming the preferred method for consuming video content directly to our HDTV’s, but that takes a toll on our internet connection. Bandwidth for […]

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Google Chromecast vs. Apple AirPlay

July 25, 2013

Showtime Showdown “Everyone loves their phones, tablets, and laptops,” said Google. “Unlike other solutions, we will not force you to have the same operating system on all your devices.” Google is throwing a punch at Apple with their new Google Chromecast, a tiny $35 dongle that lets anyone stream videos from any phone or tablet […]

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Redbox Instant: Taking Over America, One Home at a Time

July 18, 2013

Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture by Redbox and Verizon, is now coming to a Roku player near you. The video streaming service, developed to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Vudu, is taking a double-punch approach that allows its subscribers unlimited video streaming and four free physical rentals from any of its 42,000 kiosks […]

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Apple seals deal with HBO, ESPN for Apple TV

July 11, 2013

The Cupertino-based tech giant sealed a deal with HBO and ESPN to bring the HBOGo and WatchESPN apps to Apple TV. The product, which uses iTunes to deliver purchased and rented media, has sold over 1.1 million television shows and movies combined. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has expressed interest in remaking the television experience in […]

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Roku 3: the new, fully-loaded streaming player

June 19, 2013

The era of cable and satellite subscriptions are coming to a screeching halt, and tech giants like Apple and Google are racing to get consumers hooked onto their own media-streaming services in order to keep up with the new norm. Roku, a small tech company nestled in the outskirts of Silicon Valley, has an answer […]

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WWDC and E3: The Tech Toys of the (Near) Future

June 18, 2013

With the wake of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) coming to a calm, we have highlighted the biggest and most-anticipated tech toys of 2013:   iOS 7. Arguably the biggest announcement of the year in consumer technology is Apple’s complete design overhaul of its widely used mobile operating […]

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How to Connect Your Streaming Devices

October 4, 2011

Streaming has become one of the buzzwords in modern home theater, offering consumers the ability to access directly on the TV a vast array of new and favorite music, video or still photos, either across the worldwide web or locally on the home computer. As always, there’s a lot to be said for the comfort and […]

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Are We Spoiled By Streaming Media?

August 4, 2011

Steaming content—both videos and music—is so easy now, and so cheap, that I worry we’ve gotten a little spoiled by the experience and will begin to expect everything to be as easy and cheap, forgetting the huge backend infrastructure it takes to make these systems work. A couple of weeks ago the web went berserk […]

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