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HD Report | June 29, 2017

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About Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

Posts By Jeff Chabot

Netflix begins streaming Dolby Atmos & Dolby Vision

June 28, 2017 |

Today, Dolby and Netflix announced a partnership to begin streaming Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision with the just-released Netflix Original film Okja.

Dolby boasts the partnership is the “first global combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision (HDR) streaming experience,” but … Read More

Sling TV Cloud DVR now works on iOS, Windows 10 & AirTV

June 22, 2017 |

Heads up slingers. The latest update to the Sling TV app adds support for their Cloud DVR service on Apple iOS, Windows 10, and AirTV devices.

Sling’s “First Look” Cloud DVR service lets subscribers access programs and channels on supporting … Read More

Netflix to stream ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ in July

June 21, 2017 |

If any streaming service would get a hold of a Star Wars title you might have figured it would be Netflix. In a teaser of upcoming titles for July, Netflix included a quick clip from ‘Rogue One’ following a slated … Read More

CBS Announces Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Date

June 19, 2017 |

Star Trek fans like me have been waiting patiently for the new series ‘Discovery’ to launch since the beginning of the year. Today, CBS announced the premiere date will be Sunday, September 24th.

But ‘Discovery’ won’t be airing on the traditional … Read More

DirecTV Now offers Roku 4k player with 2-month service

June 15, 2017 |

AT&T just launched their DirecTV Now streaming service on Roku devices last month, and now the company is offering a free Roku Premiere player to new customers who sign up and pay for two months of service.

In fact, according to a disclaimer … Read More

Sling TV updates Android UI design

June 1, 2017 | 1

Sling TV has updated its user interface (UI) design for Android devices that incorporates subscriber feedback as well as better methods of content discovery.

Perhaps the most useful new feature for a good percentage of users is a Grid Guide (pictured above) … Read More

DIRECTV Now launches for Roku devices

May 31, 2017 |

DirecTV Now, the satellite company’s internet-based television service, is now available on select Roku streaming devices. The service starts at $35 per month for over 60 channels, and goes up to $70 per month for over 120 channels.

Supporting Roku … Read More

The Newest Movies in 4k UHD on Vudu

May 28, 2017 |

Want to know what titles are available in 4k on Vudu? The service has been adding a selection of new UHD titles every Tuesday that can be streamed through the Vudu app to supporting 4k media players and TVs.

UHD titles … Read More

‘Logan’ Blu-ray Steelbook Editions Sold Out

May 23, 2017 | 3

If you somehow got your hands on the exclusive Steelbook Edition of Logan from Best Buy you might think twice about opening it. Why? Both the Blu-ray and 4k Blu-ray editions are sold out online and in most stores as of … Read More

Apple Goes After Android Users with ‘Switch’ App

May 22, 2017 |

Remember those ads with the nerdy looking guy in a suit vs. the supposedly cool guy with the untucked shirt? That was when Apple aggressively attacked Windows users in a campaign to get them to switch to Apple. Now, the … Read More

EPIX Channel Now On Amazon Fire TV

May 18, 2017 |

It’s been a long time waiting but EPIX is now available to customers using Amazon Fire TV devices. The free app can be downloaded from the Amazon Fire TV store free of charge, but requires a subscription from a service provider … Read More

Comcast Launches Home Network Control with Xfinity xFi

May 10, 2017 |

Yesterday, Comcast and Charter announced a partnership that would allow them to expand into the wireless sector while protecting their core, cable TV business. Today, Comcast launched a new Wi-Fi product called Xfinity xFi that provides customers with an easy-to-use, … Read More

Peter Jackson’s ‘King Kong’ will release to 4k Blu-ray

May 6, 2017 |

There are some movies that are hard not to get excited about when thinking of watching in 4k: Alien, The Godfather trilogy, and any of the elusive Star Wars films to name a few. Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005) is … Read More

Hulu’s Streaming Live TV Service Launches in Beta

May 3, 2017 |

Hulu launched its anticipated Live TV product today in beta mode.

The service is competitively priced with other internet-delivered TV services such as Sling TV and DirecTV Now, starting at $39.99 per month with over 50 channels, two users per account, and … Read More

‘Logan’ Black & White Version Hitting Screens In May

April 28, 2017 |

20th Century Fox’s Logan plays a bit like an old western, and so converting it to black and white might just bring a whole new context to the film. Director/Writer James Mangold wrote a slightly cryptic tweet today suggesting “Hard core B&W loving … Read More

Apple TV owners with Sling TV can now buy Cloud DVR storage

April 24, 2017 |

Apple TV users with Sling TV subscriptions can now add cloud DVR storage with 50 hours of programming for just $5 per month. The new service for Apple TV comes just weeks after Sling TV announced Cloud DVR add-on storage … Read More

Sling TV App Launches on LG Smart TVs

April 21, 2017 | 1

This week Sling TV became the first live and on-demand OTT service on LG TVs, available on most of the brand’s 2016 webOS 3.0 Smart TVs and planned for future 2017 webOS 3.5 models.

That means Sling TV customers with a … Read More

How To Find More Netflix Titles with Secret Category IDs

April 18, 2017 |

Want to find some Netflix content you may not have known existed? Try using Netflix’s secret category IDs that link to specific genres of content. Well, the category IDs aren’t exactly secret, but for those of you who never pay attention to … Read More

Sling TV adds Cloud DVR for Android & Roku users

April 10, 2017 |

It’s been about a month since Sling TV launched their Cloud DVR service for Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and now the company is making the off-site storage available to both Android and Roku users. The service costs an extra … Read More

YouTube Cracks Down on Content Thieves

April 7, 2017 |

At a time when anything shared on the internet seems to be up for grabs, YouTube is cracking down on those who take content from others and publish as their own. This is a bold move, and one that should … Read More