HBO Now Review: It Passed the Game of Thrones Test, But Is That Enough?

I still remember that terrible night in 2011 when millions of fans screamed in agony as Game of Thrones started, stuttered, and died on HBO Go. We all felt burned by HBO’s crappy internet service. But HBO Now, launched just in time for last night’s GOT premiere, promised to be better. Was it? Yes. » 4/13/15 5:00pm 4/13/15 5:00pm

Here's Why Roku Has A Chance To Win The Streaming Wars

The single best reason to buy a Roku? You’re looking at it. Roku is the only streaming media box that does all the comparison shopping for you. Why pay $3 to rent a movie when you can stream it with your existing Netflix plan, or on Crackle for free? And soon, Roku’s comparison shopping will become more powerful than… » 4/06/15 9:33pm 4/06/15 9:33pm

PlayStation Vue (Almost) Looks Like a Cord-Cutter's Dream Come True

Sling TV was just the first step. Now, Sony's PlayStation Vue is taking internet TV to the next level. Starting at $50 a month for some 50 channels, you'll still be paying cable prices for what you get, and there'll be channels you'll miss—but trust me, you've never seen TV quite like this. » 3/18/15 12:00pm 3/18/15 12:00pm

Is Microsoft Getting Closer to Killing the Zune Brand?

As much as I hate to say it, the Zune is more or less dead. It's been a year and a half since we've seen a redesign, and though Zune hardware has always been quality, Microsoft seems to have refocused their handheld efforts behind WP7 (with rumors of an Xbox-branded device). But there's also Microsoft's Zune… » 3/08/11 7:40pm 3/08/11 7:40pm

Rdio's Spotify-ish Streaming Service Open for Three-Day Trials

Rdio, the all-you-can-eat music streaming service that we've previously showed you in screenshots, no longer requires an invite, or even a credit card, to try out for three days free. After that, it's $5 per month for desktop and browser access, and $10 per month for streaming and offline access on iPhones, Android,… » 8/03/10 4:20pm 8/03/10 4:20pm