Cord-cutting sports fans should know: Streaming doesn’t have slo-mo

One of the central tenets of cord-cutting is that the more you expect it to be exactly like cable, the more disappointed you’ll be. That’s especially true if you’re a sports fan. Between streams that lag behind broadcast TV, inconsistent 60-frames-per-second support, and the escalating price of regional sports, replicating the cable experience can be […]

Streaming video DVR explained | TechHive

One question I often get about cord cutting is whether it’s possible to record streaming video, like you can with cable or over-the-air television.This might seem like a straightforward question, but the answer is complicated. Some streaming services do offer DVR, but...

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...

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...