The Fire TV home screen might look a lot different to cord-cutters next month

Amazon Fire TV users will start seeing a major change on their streaming players next month, as Amazon rolls out its biggest interface overhaul in more than four years. The new Fire TV experience has been available on Amazon’s third-generation Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite since December, but Sandeep Gupta, Amazon’s VP […]

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...

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...