Streaming, Apps, and Downloads News (358 Posts)


Samsung Brings Time-Synced Apple Music Lyrics to Smart TVs

Samsung Brings Time-Synced Apple Music Lyrics to Smart TVs

Do you ever listen to Apple Music on your Samsung Smart TV? Do you ever actually look at the TV while you're listening? If so, you'll no doubt be delighted to learn that Samsung recently introduced a new feature to... 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

Jul 01, 2020

New Workouts for Your Roku Streamer

The popular Peloton App is coming to Roku media streamers with a 30-day free trial offer and free access for owners of the Peloton Bike and Tread. Continue Reading
New Workouts for Your Roku Streamer

Jun 17, 2020

Roku Announces Father's Day Sale

The discount on Roku hardware runs through June 20 or while supplies last, and the company is also offerings deals on select steaming subscriptions. Continue Reading
Roku Announces Father's Day Sale

Apr 21, 2020

Sonos Launches Sonos Radio

The free, ad-supported radio service launches with today's software update Continue Reading
Sonos Launches Sonos Radio

Mar 12, 2020

Onkyo and Pioneer Add New Sonos Functionality to Select AVRs

Onkyo USA announced today a new firmware update that will enable volume control of select Onkyo and Pioneer ELITE AV... Continue Reading
Onkyo and Pioneer Add New Sonos Functionality to Select AVRs

Jan 29, 2020

Roku Adds Surround Sound Capabilities to Its Smart Soundbars

Roku has added wireless surround sound capabilities to its Smart Sound Bar. Continue Reading
Roku Adds Surround Sound Capabilities to Its Smart Soundbars

Jan 06, 2020

Roku Announces "Roku TV Ready" Program and New Licensees

Denon and TCL North America are the first companies to come onboard with Roku TV Ready certification. Continue Reading
Roku Announces

Dec 17, 2019

Dish Hopper 3 Adds Amazon Prime Video App

Dish Network announced this week that it's adding yet another essential streaming app to its popular Hopper 3 DVR in... Continue Reading
Dish Hopper 3 Adds Amazon Prime Video App

Dec 11, 2019

Denon Announces New Denon Home Line of HEOS Wireless Speakers

Denon announced today the upcoming release of three new HEOS-connected wireless speakers dubbed Denon Home. The new lineup, with prices... Continue Reading
Denon Announces New Denon Home Line of HEOS Wireless Speakers

Oct 01, 2019

TiVo Announces New TiVo+ Video Network and EDGE DVR/Streamer

The announcement this week of TiVo's new live-streaming video network, unsurprisingly called TiVo+, has been somewhat overshadowed by a concurrent... Continue Reading
TiVo Announces New TiVo+ Video Network and EDGE DVR/Streamer

Sep 19, 2019

Roku Announces New OS 9.2 and Updated Player Lineup

Roku announced today a big new OS update slated to coincide with a refresh of the company's media player... Continue Reading
Roku Announces New OS 9.2 and Updated Player Lineup

Aug 08, 2019

Naim Introduces Second-Generation Mu-so Qb Wireless Speaker

Naim introduced today a pretty big updated to its Mu-so Qb wireless speaker, including revamped controls, greater support for wireless... Continue Reading
Naim Introduces Second-Generation Mu-so Qb Wireless Speaker

May 14, 2019

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

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

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