For cord-cutters, Channels DVR is what Plex might have been

If you’d asked me a couple of years ago to pick the best way for cord-cutters to run their own media servers, I wouldn’t have hesitated to choose Plex. Plex lets users host their own media files—movies, TV shows, music, and pictures—on one computer, and then stream them to other devices over a local Wi-Fi […]

Netflix drags streaming TV backward, cord-cutters should take note

When I reviewed the new Chromecast with Google TV in October, I gave it a strong recommendation in large part because it played nicely with Netflix.In contrast to Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices, the new Chromecast doesn’t make you jump through multiple apps...

HBO Max still isn’t supersized enough to attract cord-cutters

When HBO Max launched in late May, I was excited despite all the branding confusion around the service.Whereas HBO focused on a small number of highbrow shows and movies, HBO Max offers many more movies and shows from WarnerMedia and beyond. It has the potential to be...