Streaming, Apps, and Downloads News (346 Posts)


Samsung Introduces First Smart TVs with Built-in Apple TV App

Samsung Introduces First Smart TVs with Built-in Apple TV App

We make no secret of the fact that we're not all fans of "smart TVs" here at HomeTheaterReview. But we're not in universal agreement about that. At any rate, it doesn't matter. What matters is whether or not you like... Continue Reading

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.

The latest news in steaming and download services as well as the best apps for your home theater system

Streaming, Apps, and Downloads News Archives

May 13, 2019

One Thing We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Cord-Cutting

Dennis Burger says that, for AV enthusiasts, all of the talk about cost-savings and market trends kinda miss the point when it comes to cutting the cord. Continue Reading
One Thing We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Cord-Cutting

May 01, 2019

Netflix Ups the Ante on Audio Quality

A change to adaptive audio streaming and support for higher DD+ bitrates means that Netflix can now deliver 5.1 and Dolby Atmos that's perceptually indistinguishable from the studio original. Continue Reading
Netflix Ups the Ante on Audio Quality

Apr 23, 2019

Marantz Releases M-CR612 High-Res Network CD Receiver

These days, it hardly makes sense to add a new component to your hi-fi system if it doesn't do high-res... Continue Reading
Marantz Releases M-CR612 High-Res Network CD Receiver

Apr 22, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Announces the Formation Suite, a New Wireless Ecosystem

The new lineup boasts a powered soundbar, subwoofer, stereo speakers, a single-chassis stereo speaker, and a gorgeous streaming amp. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Announces the Formation Suite, a New Wireless Ecosystem

Apr 15, 2019

Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Changes are coming to the world of specialty audio/video faster today than ever before. Micro-LED televisions are going to be... Continue Reading
Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Apr 08, 2019

Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

When it comes to home theater, I guess I walk the walk and talk the talk, because it's been about... Continue Reading
Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

Mar 11, 2019

Mr. Spielberg, You're Wrong About Netflix

Mr. Spielberg, Respectfully, I think you are wrong in trying to keep Netflix and other streaming services out of consideration... Continue Reading
Mr. Spielberg, You're Wrong About Netflix

Feb 15, 2019

Qobuz Officially Launches in the US

After a whole lot of buzz and a good amount of time in beta testing, the new (to us in... Continue Reading
Qobuz Officially Launches in the US

Dec 18, 2018

New MQA Receivers and Players Announced

MQA has announced a host of MQA-enabled products, most of which fall under the umbrella of stereo receivers, but with... Continue Reading
New MQA Receivers and Players Announced

Oct 18, 2018

Magnavox Announces New 720p and 1080p Roku TVs

Perfect for the kids' rooms, spare room, or even the master bedroom, these new displays may not boast the ultimate in resolution, but they're a cord-cutter's dream. Continue Reading
Magnavox Announces New 720p and 1080p Roku TVs

Oct 04, 2018

Simaudio Introduces New MOON 390 Network Player

Simaudio has announced the release of its new MOON 390 all-on-one network player, a feature packed streamer that features a... Continue Reading
Simaudio Introduces New MOON 390 Network Player

Sep 13, 2018

AirTV Adds Local Channels DVR for Cord Cutters

The new feature allows you to record up to two OTA shows at a time, with no additional monthly fee, and since you bring storage to the equation yourself, there's virtually no limit on the number of recordings you can keep. Continue Reading
AirTV Adds Local Channels DVR for Cord Cutters

Sep 04, 2018

Sonos Unveils New HDMI-Equipped Amp

The new Sonos Amp boasts twice the power of its predecessor, a much more extensive feature set, and will retail for $599. Continue Reading
Sonos Unveils New HDMI-Equipped Amp

Jul 20, 2018

Play-Fi for iOS and Android Gets New Features

DTS Play-Fi just got a lot smarter, with continuity between listening sessions and the ability to preset listening sources, locations, levels, and more. Continue Reading
Play-Fi for iOS and Android Gets New Features

Jul 12, 2018

Dolby Vision Coming to XBox One S and X

Support for Dolby's HDR video standard is just one of the many goodies coming as part of Update 1810. Continue Reading
Dolby Vision Coming to XBox One S and X

Jun 28, 2018

Atlantic Technology Introduces Gatecrasher 1 Stereo Tabletop Wireless System

The new Gatecrasher 1 wireless speaker promises to deliver enhanced stereo performance, good file support, and intuitively simple controls. Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology Introduces Gatecrasher 1 Stereo Tabletop Wireless System

Jun 26, 2018

DTS Introduces New Play-Fi Headphones App

The app is available now for iOS devices and coming for Android in early July. Continue Reading
DTS Introduces New Play-Fi Headphones App

Jun 04, 2018

Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

Do you feel like the only person left on the planet who doesn't already own a Roku, Amazon Fire TV,... Continue Reading
Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

May 31, 2018

Apple AirPlay 2 Is Here

AirPlay has a sequel, and it's rolling out to iOS users this week. But what devices support AirPlay 2's multi-room and stereo pairing capabilities? Continue Reading
Apple AirPlay 2 Is Here

May 28, 2018

Audirvana Plus for Windows 10 Coming in June

This popular streaming and local music library software, one of the few to support MQA, has only been available for Mac users until now. Continue Reading
Audirvana Plus for Windows 10 Coming in June

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