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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.

Google Play Adds Ultra HD Movies

Google Play Adds Ultra HD Movies

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Google has announced the addition of more than 125 Ultra HD movies to the Google Play store, including Star Trek Beyond, The Secret Life of Pets, Ghostbusters, and Captain Phillips. Google Play uses the same VP9 compression scheme as YouTube... Read More

 
YouTube Adds Live 4K Streaming

YouTube Adds Live 4K Streaming

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Last week, YouTube announced that the website now supports live 4K streaming for both standard videos and 360-degree videos. The site has supported 4K video playback for a number of years and recently added support for High Dynamic Range playback.... Read More

 
iHeartRadio Introduces Two On-Demand Subscription Options

iHeartRadio Introduces Two On-Demand Subscription Options

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iHeartRadio is adding two subscription-based services to its repertoire. iHeartRadio Plus, which will cost $4.99/month, delivers the same access to more than 850 radio stations that you get with the free service, but it adds the ability to instantly replay... Read More

 
Netflix Adds Offline Viewing Option

Netflix Adds Offline Viewing Option

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Netflix has added an offline viewing option to the iOS and Android versions of the Netflix app. This allows users to download copies of select movies and TV shows to watch when a network connection is not available. Offline viewing... Read More

 
DirecTV NOW Internet TV Service Launches Today

DirecTV NOW Internet TV Service Launches Today

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DirecTV's Internet TV service, called DirecTV Now, officially goes live today. Several packages are available, ranging from $35 (for 60+ channels) up to $70 (for 120+ channels). No long-term contract is required, and users can try out the service for... Read More

 
FandangoNOW Added to Xbox Gaming Consoles

FandangoNOW Added to Xbox Gaming Consoles

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Fandango has announced that its FandangoNOW on-demand video service has been added to the Xbox One and Xbox One S. FandangoNOW (formerly M-GO) is a pay-per-use service that allows you to buy or rent movies and TV shows. The service... Read More

 
Spotify Now Available on OPPO Sonica Speaker

Spotify Now Available on OPPO Sonica Speaker

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OPPO Digital has added support for Spotify Premium to its Sonica Wi-Fi speaker system. Spotify will now be listed alongside TIDAL in the Sonica app for iOS and Android, allowing you to wirelessly transmit the streaming service to one or... Read More

 
YouTube Adds Support for HDR Video Playback

YouTube Adds Support for HDR Video Playback

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Engadget and other sites are reporting that YouTube has added support for HDR video playback. Right now, you can stream HDR content to a compatible device via the new Chromecast Ultra, and YouTube says that the functionality will soon be... Read More

 
Roku OS 7.5 Adds Live TV Pause and More to Roku TVs

Roku OS 7.5 Adds Live TV Pause and More to Roku TVs

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Roku has announced its latest OS 7.5 update, which will add some interesting features for owners of Roku TVs. If you own an HDTV that has the Roku OS directly integrated into it, you will now be able to pause... Read More

 
VIZIO Adds FandangoNOW to Its SmartCast Platform

VIZIO Adds FandangoNOW to Its SmartCast Platform

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VIZIO has announced the addition of the FandangoNOW streaming service (formerly MGo) to its SmartCast platform. FandangoNOW is a pay-per-use service where you can buy/rent movies and individual TV episodes. VIZIO TV owners can now browse and order FandangoNOW content... Read More