media streaming

  • Cord-cutting's moment is now, and Apple is missing it

    Posted January 26, 2013 - 8:31 am

    I knew that cord-cutting's time had come when I visited my wife's parents in Arkansas over the New Year's holiday. My father-in-law has always been one of the techiest people I know--he's got a giant flat-screen high-definition television connected to a killer stereo system, making his home theater experience feel quite a bit like an actual theater.
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    Cut the cord: 13 set-top media streamers

    Posted December 25, 2012 - 8:55 am

    Watching "whatever's on" TV -- or shelling out for cable so you can see a particular show -- is so last decade. With an ever-expanding array of movies, TV shows and other video content available online, more and more TV watchers are opting to connect their TVs to the Internet, either to supplement their cable or satellite package -- or to replace it entirely.
  • Meet Plex, the media streamer that will make you forget Netflix and Hulu

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Streaming media services like Netflix and Hulu are so convenient that you can easily to forget the simple pleasures of digital ownership. Sure, it’s nice to be able to watch movies from anywhere, but you don’t get the comfort of knowing that the file is sitting on your hard drive, ready to play at a moment’s notice.
  • How to use Plex to get media from PC to Roku Box

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Here's how to use Plex, a free tool for streaming media from a PC to a Roku set-top box. And if your PC seems to be too sluggish to play media promptly, I'll give you some tips to decide when it's time to reinstall Windows.
  • Hands on with AirPlay for Apple TV

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    With the Monday release of iOS 4.2 and the Apple TV 4.1 software update, this officially marks the beginning of the AirPlay era. Here's a closer look at what Apple's new AirPlay media-streaming technology does and how it works.

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