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Netflix For Roku Adds New Search and Playback Features

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The Netflix experience on Roku has been given a tweak recently to allow for a category based search more like something found on the website to go along with its custom created categories based on one’s viewing habits. As creative as it is to have categories like Dark Visually Striking movies or Because you Liked “The Day The Earth Stood Still” the companies almost retro addition should help new and old users better discover the content especially in the wake of dropping its deal with Epix. There are categories for recently added, TV (which is a bit general) New Releases Children and family and so forth. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

Is The Google Nexus Player On It’s Way Out?

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There are unconfirmed reports that Best Buy no longer has the Nexus Player available to order from it’s warehouse. We have to wonder if the constant price drops and lack of other announcements concerning the device indicate that the item will not make it. […] The shame of it is that since Android TV’s update the Nexus Player has become quite a value. Sporting an Intel based quad core processor and the ability to support side loaded apps from it’s home screen, Kodi support and more the device packs a lot of punch. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

New Chromecast Full Review

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Hardware: The new Chromecast has three antennas to optimize wifi performance. It also includes support for a higher Wifi standard. The device sports a micro USB port used for its power cable as well as the HDMI port used to connect the device to a television. There is not a lot to report on hardware overall as the device itself is a minimalist option but for a more detailed spec sheet see the readout at the bottom of the story. No remote included bc you will use a computer or mobile device to control the Chromecast. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

Roku 4 FCC Filings Indicate An Update

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Roku, the current market leader in streaming media boxes may be close to launching an updated device for the fall. Dave Zats, Zatz Not Funny has been monitoring FCC fillings and discovered that Roku has filled new paperwork that indicates a new product and or update to the current line of products that will feature 4K video. Zats also cited the brief appearance of a 4K video channel in the UK Roku Channel store. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

Review of New PlayOn

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PlayOn has redesigned the user interface from the ground up. It has added an easy to navigate computer based user interface that allows users to watch internet content directly on their PC. PlayOn and the PlayLater DVR service are essentially melded into one interface that allows customers to record and access programming recorded from apps as well as web pages directly. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

How To Stream College Football

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Well fall is on its way and so is College Football. There are more ways than ever to access one of the most popular sports in America these days. While football is always on TV both via cable and via over the air antennas the amount of streaming options has exploded in the past few years. We have put together a comprehensive guide for watching college football through streaming on a variety of services from free apps, conference digital networks and the big networks. Stream On! – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor
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