Ten is too small a number to list all the great television of 2017. That may be what makes it the correct number. If I went longer — 20 shows, 25, even more — I’d seem to be simply listing everything I liked watching that year. (And I’d still be leaving out dozens of shows.
The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video is finally available on Apple TV and iOS, and although the UI might not be perfect, support for Siri and Apple's TV app really adds to the user experience. Amazon Prime Video comes as a free app through the tvOS App Store.
One of the main reasons Kim and I decided to move from our condo to this quiet country cottage was to save money. We were spending far too much living in the city. Simply moving made a huge difference to our budget.
It’s so, so very difficult to determine how long to stick with a series. Some shows get off to a bad start and later find their voice. Others start bad and get worse. Still others are sporadic in quality, for whatever creative reason. But the list below is meant to help.
The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV finally debuted today after a wait that spanned six months since it was first teased at WWDC.
To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, ranging from this site to The Walt Disney Company, with a multitude of formats, categories, and business models in between.
It doesn’t light up all of the lights. Listeners of The Vergecast know that I’ve been ridiculously excited about the new Apple TV 4K for weeks now, because there isn’t a great standalone streaming device that supports Dolby Vision 4K HDR and the new Dolby Atmos surround sound format.
Of all the lies told to musicians, here’s the biggest lie of them all: you have to give your talent away for free. Creative people in a wide range of fields keep hearing the ridiculous mantra that “content wants to be free.” The music industry is the worst offender.
Not long ago, I found myself staring at my laptop at 3 am with bleary eyes, knowing I should stop but unable to. I’d fallen deep down the Netflix rabbit hole, and I couldn’t climb out.
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I appeared on Cheddar TV a few weeks ago to talk about venture capital, virtual reality, and a few other topics with Jon Steinberg and his team.
Edited 10/21/2015 to add: Dropping a TV power cord through your wall isn’t “to code”. To do this project to code you will need a PowerBridge ONE-PRO-6 Single-Outlet Professional Grade Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System for Wall-Mounted Flat Screen LED, LCD, and Plasma TV’s.
It’s been a good few months for TV executives, who are in the middle of upfront negotiations with advertisers for the 2016-2017 television season. Variety reports:
In late 1992, Quentin Tarantino left Amsterdam, where he had spent three months, off and on, in a one-room apartment with no phone or fax, writing the script that would become Pulp Fiction, about a community of criminals on the fringe of Los Angeles.
This blogpost contains many and frequent spoilers for Prometheus, so if you're planning on seeing it, I recommend you don't spoil yourself. Important update 12th Nov: Original Jon Spaihts script now online! Details at the end.
Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre steals the show from Newswatch 16's Sofia Ojeda during an interview at the Wayne County Fair.More great "Apparently Kid" clips here: http://wnep.com/tag/apparently-kid/Original Story: http://wnep.com/2014/08/04/future-wne...Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Newswatch16
Since we launched Plex DVR back in September, we’ve been hard at work turning it into the best DVR on the planet — it’s hard work keeping track of all those TV schedules and herding those teams of tuners toward a seamless, Plexy library of beautiful HD shows.
YouTube TV, Google’s internet TV subscription service, launches today. Ben Popper’s got a big look at the app for you, covering how it works and what channels you get. It sounds promising, and unlimited DVR powers (plus having those recordings saved for up to nine months) is awesome.
A few months ago I did something extremely out of character: I went out and bought a TV without obsessively reading product reviews. I just drove to Walmart and purchased the nicest-looking TV in stock for $500. It was a curved Samsung.
Q. How do you get Netflix, Acorn TV and other streaming services directly on the television? A. To add streaming services to your television, you need a few things, first off, either an internet-ready television (like one of Samsung’s Smart TV models) or a Blu-ray player.
I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself.
Roku TVs are starting to get a little more premium. TCL has announced pricing for its two lines of 4K Roku TVs with Dolby Vision HDR, and they’re more expensive than previous budget sets with Roku’s software built in.
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DVD players are so 1999. In this day and age, a custom media center running XBMC is the only thing you really need hooked up to your TV—whether you're watching movies you've ripped, streaming your favorite TV shows from Netflix and Hulu, listening to podcasts, or even playing video games.
If you're happy with your TV, keep it. But if your TV is getting old and you're curious how much better modern TVs are, this guide should be able to help you out. What we've done is break it down by type and age of the TV, and given a recommendation about whether you should consider upgrading.
Sling TV, a $20-a-month service for cord-cutters, made quite the debut earlier this month, winning our Best of CES award amid a flood of attention from press and customers alike.
Sling TV hasn't changed much since we saw it unveiled at CES, but starting Tuesday, Dish will begin sending out the first invites for its over-the-top internet TV service.
If you're thinking about cutting the cable to save some money, you'll need a good over-the-air antenna to watch some of your favorite shows. Here's how to pick the best one for you (along with a few of our favorites). About three or four years ago, I gave up on cable TV.
America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s innovations in the medium in the 1890s, the United States has consistently been a powerhouse in the development of cinema – from the massively popular entertainments of Hollywood to independent and avant-garde film.
Life change can be hard, really hard. There is a reason we make resolutions every January 1. We desire to grow and improve and live life to the fullest, but getting there takes discipline and work and effort. Too often, we fall short of the desired change we desire to embrace.
If the front of your entertainment system looks sharp but the back is a mess of cables, wires, and ports that are all full, you're not alone.
We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you? We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got back from seeing an hour of the movie cut together.
For a very long time, television was bad. A “vast wasteland,” as FCC chairman Newton Minow called it in his now-quaint 1961 speech Television and the Public Interest. Minow went on to ask his audience to sit through an entire day’s worth of television programs.
Welcome to Inefficiency Week. Over the next five days, we’re going to take a look at what we lose when we get lost in the chase for efficiency. We’ll explore the ways it’s changing the games we love to watch. We’ll remember its failures across the pop culture spectrum.
Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. Here’s how I rolled all those devices into one awesome media center—the media center of my dreams—for under $500.
Whether you have a tiny little 32-inch TV with 720p resolution or a gigantic 75-inch 4K UHD TV, there’s one simple $15 accessory that will completely change the way you watch TV.
At some point, TV became complicated. It used to be this thing I would plop down in front of after school and mindlessly flip through.
Nearly one year after its launch in Japan, Sony is releasing the PS Vita TV — now clad in black and rechristened the PlayStation TV — in North America today, Tuesday October 14th, for $99.99. Read our original Vita TV review below.
The Major League Baseball postseason kicks off tonight with a Wild Card game between the Orioles and the Blue Jays. Coverage is spread across several networks over the course of the next few weeks, but most games are available for streaming.
Apple's long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV was almost a slam dunk. The only problem? It didn't have 4K. That was a notable omission since both Amazon and Roku released streaming players supporting the new format in 2015.
We can’t remember the last time we watched a movie without consulting Rotten Tomatoes first. The new Ben Affleck flick only scored a 26%? We’re out before the first scene rolls.
At some point during Netflix’s “Sense8” — a gorgeous, ridiculous series about eight strangers scattered across the world who use a psychic connection to aid one another in fights and at one point have a virtual orgy — I had to ask myself: What am I watching?
This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Adam J., whose Apple hardware spans multiple rooms, offering a gorgeous combination of minimalism and functionality. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more about this beautiful setup: In short… I love tech, and Apple makes really nice tech.
I tried to take a vacation — well, more accurately, a "staycation" — last week. Pretty much any TV critic can tell you how that went. Badly. Unless you're in the woods, on some distant island or in a foreign country, the remote is too close.
You may have read our recent post on 10 best Kodi addons 2014. Well a lot has changed since then: Kodi was known as XBMC at that point and some of the top XBMC plugins and repositories no longer work on Kodi.
Want to stream content from the Internet to your TV? There’s a new player in town, Google’s Chromecast. It’s super easy to use and priced to move. What’s not to like? If you’re happy with just Netflix, you’re good.
Nearly two years after we first got our hands on the platform, Android TV is integrating Netflix with its universal search. Just last year we were complaining about the search on NVIDIA's Shield TV because it could only show results from YouTube, Hulu or Google's Play Store, and now that's fixed.
Cord cutting enthusiasts have predicted the death of cable for some time now. This last year has seen two live streaming services, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, refine themselves into well-functioning cable TV alternatives.
Boxee is a free and easy-to-use cross-platform media center that puts all your videos—and most of the web's—in one place. Loaded on a small, cheap, and sleek computer, it might just change your living room forever. Photo by philcampbell.
Christopher Nolan has discussed the controversial and ambiguous ending to his film Inception, which saw a spinning top rotating and wobbling a little before cutting to black.
YouTube is awesome for streaming music and watching fun homemade videos, but it can also be your primary source of organized online media and offline music. Here's how to unlock the true power of YouTube and use it for more than just cat videos.
Here's the thing about Amazon: We can't figure the company out half the time. Few things embody that quite as well as the Fire TV.
It is hard to avoid television if you are a kid. People in the house are usually tuned in to TV – siblings as well as parents. In some homes, the television is perpetually “on” even without anyone watching. It is common for parents and caregivers to use TV as a substitute babysitter.
How we watch TV has changed completely. Since the launch of Apple TV in 2006, companies have introduced a string of over-the-top (OTT) streaming Internet video devices such as Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, etc.
There are nearly as many companies making set top boxes as there are TV shows that you swear you’re going to get around to watching one of these days. Today, we’re examining three of the best: the Apple TV, the Nexus Player, and the Roku 4.
The Chromecast can do a lot, but until today, you needed your smartphone to control what you're watching. If your TV has HDMI-CEC support, though, you can now use your existing TV remote to play or pause videos.
This is an article about using BitTorrent with other OS X apps to automate the downloading and converting of TV shows, adding metadata and then transferring them to your iPad to be watched. Some of you will rage that this is immoral, illegal (in your country) or both.
You finish work at 6 pm, go to bed at 12 midnight. Within these six hours, how do you spend them?
The Apple TV is now available to buy but customers won’t be receiving their new hardware until Friday at the earliest, according to Apple shipping estimates.
It's 90 minutes to game time in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and Troy Aikman's not speaking to anyone. Around him, a dozen or so crew members, assistants, and friends chatter as they finish last-minute preparations, making sure Gillette Stadium is ready for football.
Whether you’re blown away by the 4th generation Apple TV or not, there are a ton of cool things you may not have realized you can do with it. Here’s how to get around some of the Apple TV’s annoyances and make it your ultimate home entertainment machine.
Well, now I’m upset. And not in a good way. Astrid’s (presumed) death feels wrong to me. It feels sadistic. Not toward me, of course (though I needed this loss like a hole in the head), but toward Quinn who, as Astrid herself noted, has lost so much already.
Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.
Everyone loves movies with confusing plots. Their unparalleled suspense and tension keeps us on our toes; they puzzle and confuse us, but keep us watching until the very end. They make us think, doubt and come up with our own conclusions.
From the moment it debuted on April 15, 2012, Lena Dunham’s coming-of-age comedy-drama Girls became a crucial fuel source for the internet’s think-piece-industrial complex, and it kept that machine chugging along for six seasons.
A set-top box gets all of the shows and movies you want to watch up on the big screen, streaming from the internet or from your own movie collection. Trouble is, there are tons of great streaming devices out there worth considering. This week we're looking at five of the best, based on your votes.
Trot back to the 16th century and corner famed prognosticating monk Nostradamus, and it’s quite likely that when posed the question: “Will those living in the year 2013 be able to call up any media programming they like from a single box?” he’d respond with an enthusiastic “Mais oui!” S
Sling TV's Cloud DVR feature is slowly becoming available for more subscribers.
So you've created a kickass, play-anything media center with XBMC, but it's a too hard for your less tech-savvy friends and family members to use. Here are a few ways to make your home theater PC so easy that your four year old could use it. DVD players are so 1999.
The Apple TV 4K is the streaming box we've been waiting for. It brings together the excellent interface from the 2015 model and the long-awaited ability to watch movies and TV shows in 4K and HDR. And perhaps most important, it seriously drives down the cost of digital 4K releases.
With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and many others now streaming their programming online, cord cutting has firmly entered the mainstream. But that doesn't mean it's always easy to get all your favorite shows over the internet.
In a cozy ship’s cabin on Sunday, the two designated world-savers of “Game of Thrones” shared sexy-time gazes and a pledge to fight together for the future of humankind. The thing is, she doesn’t know the half of it.