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Streaming, Apps, and Downloads News

The future of home theater media is streaming, apps, and downloads. Now, while the future may not yet be here, it is on the way. In this news section, you can find the latest apps and services for your Blu-ray player, LED HDTV, plasma HDTV, or AV receiver and any other developments and breakthroughs that may be happening with the technology.

Reflections From a Recent Cord Cutter

Reflections From a Recent Cord Cutter

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

I've toyed with the idea of cutting the cord for several years now. About five months ago, I finally decided to bust out those symbolic scissors and bid farewell to my satellite TV service. Allow me to share the wisdom... Read More

 
Attack of the Smart Home Devices

Attack of the Smart Home Devices

By Jeff Berman

 

With the proliferation of smart home devices, cyber-security has become a huge concern. Jeff Berman interviewed several cyber-security experts to discuss the issue and learn ways you can protect yourself. Read More

 
Audirvana Adds MQA Support to Its Desktop Music Player

Audirvana Adds MQA Support to Its Desktop Music Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Audirvana has introduced a new desktop music player for macOS that supports the MQA format. The Audirvana Plus 3 player allows you to manage your full digital music library, whether it's stored locally or streamed, and it has integrated support... Read More

 
Pandora Adds Premium Subscription Tier

Pandora Adds Premium Subscription Tier

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Pandora has introduced a Premium subscription tier, for $9.99/month, that adds the ability to search and play any song or album in the company's catalog. You can continue to build artist- or genre-inspired radio stations and tailor your content with... Read More

 
YouTube Officially Announces Its Live TV Service

YouTube Officially Announces Its Live TV Service

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

YouTube has officially announced its long-awaited live TV service, called YouTube TV. The service will cost $35/month and, as of this writing, includes about 36 channels--including live local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX, as well as the CW,... Read More

 
LG webOS 3.5 Earns UL Certification for Cybersecurity

LG webOS 3.5 Earns UL Certification for Cybersecurity

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

LG has announced that its webOS 3.5 smart TV platform has earned UL CAP (Cybersecurity Assurance Program) certification. UL tested webOS 3.5's Security Manager in the areas of "application security, information access control via authentication processes, engineer mode hacking protection... Read More

 
Your Guide to Ultra HD Streaming

Your Guide to Ultra HD Streaming

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Want to stream Ultra HD and HDR content to your new UHD TV? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the available services. Read More

 
New FandangoNOW Series Showcases Extreme Home Theaters

New FandangoNOW Series Showcases Extreme Home Theaters

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

FandangoNOW's very first digital video series sounds like a show right after our own heart: "Extreme Home Theaters" highlights, in short two- to three-minute episodes, interesting and unique home theater designs. The free show is available through the FandangoNOW app... Read More

 
New AirTV Player Combines Streaming Services and Over-the-Air Content

New AirTV Player Combines Streaming Services and Over-the-Air Content

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

AirTV officially made its debut at CES 2017 with the new AirTV Player. A wholly owned subsidiary of Dish Network, AirTV's goal is to unite popular streaming services with free over-the-air content in one interface. On its own, the AirTV... Read More

 
TIDAL Adds MQA Recordings to Its Premium Tier

TIDAL Adds MQA Recordings to Its Premium Tier

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

TIDAL has announced that master-quality hi-res MQA recordings are now available for subscribers of the streaming service's HiFi tier ($19.99/month). We reported back at CES 2016 that TIDAL was plannning to add MQA files; after some delay, the plan has... Read More