Streaming TV’s invisible annoyance | TechHive

In a perfect world, you’d never have to adjust the volume more than once when you sit down to watch TV. But as many of us have discovered the unpleasant way, it’s rarely that simple. Depending on which streaming service you choose, or even the program you decide to watch, volume levels can vary drastically. […]

PlayOn’s streaming video DVR just got a lot better

As I write this column, I’m downloading dozens of movies from streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, CBS All Access, and Peacock.But instead of using the built-in download function in those services’ mobile apps, I’m using a program called PlayOn to make...

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...