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HD Report | June 22, 2017

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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

DirecTV Now streaming TV service adds 14 local Fox stations

April 17, 2017 |

AT&T’s DirecTV Now has just signed an agreement with Fox Networks to add 14 local stations to the streaming TV service. The stations, from Tribune Media, operate within the network’s markets in: Cleveland; Denver; Grand Rapids, MI; Greensboro, NC; Harrisburg, … Read More

Vudu’s Phone App Now Converts Disc-to-Digital, and It Works!

April 15, 2017 |

The newly updated Vudu app for Apple and Android devices now allows users to easily convert discs to digital format. This Walmart-owned service has been around for a while, but was limited to inserting physical discs into PCs or converting … Read More

Netflix Adds Over Dozen New Original Titles

April 11, 2017 |

Netflix has added over a dozen new original titles in the last two weeks including series shows, full-length movies, and one comedy special.

Among the original series is the highly rated first season of “13 Reasons Why,” a dark drama that … Read More

Orange is the New Black Season 5 First Look Trailer Released

April 11, 2017 |

Netflix has released a ‘First Look’ trailer for the 5th Season of Orange is the New Black, premiering on Friday, June 9th. The thirteen episode season will launch in its entirety on that date, with returning cast members that … 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

Netflix Launches New Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Ratings

April 6, 2017 |

Netflix has launched a new rating system geared at making it easier for viewers to rate the titles they like or dislike. The thumbs up/thumbs down system resembles YouTube’s rating method that only allows users to choose either option, … Read More

Amazon Prime to Stream ‘Thursday Night Football’ Games This Season

April 4, 2017 |

Are you ready for some Romo, Amazon Prime members?

In what can legitimately be called a programming touchdown (and field goal), Amazon and the NFL have worked out a deal for the streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games … Read More

‘Thunderbirds are Go’ Season 3 to Launch April 21

March 30, 2017 |

The third season of the animated series Thunderbirds are Go from Amazon is set to launch on Friday, April 21st. In the US, Amazon Prime members will be able to stream all 22-minute episodes of the show upon launch, which … Read More

Comcast Will Launch Xfinity Instant TV Skinny Bundle Service

March 28, 2017 |

Following Sling TV, DirecTV, Dish and others who have launched internet-delivered, slimmed-down TV bundles, Comcast Corp will offer their own skinny service called Xfinity Instant TV. The company told Reuters the service will be priced as low as $15 a month ($5 cheaper than Sling TV’s … Read More

Apple Sale Offers Critically-Acclaimed Movies Under $10

March 22, 2017 |

iTunes is currently offering a selection of over 30 critically acclaimed movies for less than $10. And, the discounts are good for HD quality that can be streamed in 720p or downloaded in 1080p. Many of those titles also include iTunes … Read More

NHL App for Android/Chromecast adds 60 Frames-Per-Second

March 21, 2017 |

If you use the NHL app for Chromecast and Android devices you might consider updating because it now streams at 60 frames-per-second. The improved frame rate adds a new level of detail to the fast-moving game for NHL.TV subscribers, but … Read More

Netflix Creates “Goodbye Video” for ‘The X-Files’ and Other Shows Leaving April 1

March 19, 2017 |

How do you smooth over the bad feelings stirred up by losing the streaming rights to a handful of beloved TV shows? Previously, Netflix did, well… pretty much nothing. But now it looks like the company is acknowledging the angst … Read More

The Newest App Channels on Chromecast

March 19, 2017 | 3

Chromecast devices are inexpensive to own, and with the addition of the $69 Chromecast Ultra are among the cheapest devices to stream 4k content to UHD TVs. The Google platform has been quietly adding more and more channels, and so … Read More

Vudu 1-Day Sale Offers 50% Off Irish-Related Titles

March 17, 2017 |

You don’t have to be Irish to be lucky today! Vudu is having a St. Patricks Day sale that offers 50% off digital movies and TV shows that are somehow related to Ireland. The sale lasts only today (according to their … Read More

YouTube Live Mobile Streaming Expanding to More Users

March 16, 2017 |

Today, YouTube users are reporting the ability to live stream from mobile devices even if they have less than 10k subscribers. The live stream feature has been available to all desktop users, but the mobile option was previously restricted to larger channels.

The … Read More

Google Improves YouTube App for Apple iOS Devices

March 16, 2017 |

Google has updated the YouTube app for iOS with several fixes and improvements on iPad and iPhone. One of the most useful updates is the addition of Search to History in your private Library. You need to be logged in to make … Read More

The Newest Movies in 4k UHD on Google Play

March 15, 2017 |

Google Play is one of the few places you can purchase or rent movies in Digital UHD, and their library has been slowly growing as it becomes more commonplace to watch content in 4k. Like Vudu, the service recently … Read More

Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ premieres Friday on Netflix in 4k

March 14, 2017 |

Iron Fist is the next series in the Marvel/Netflix partnership that follows previous collaborations including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. The series introduces the last of the four characters that make up the Defenders team, yet … Read More