Entertainment 2.0 #336: Houston, You Have a Problem

Jul 30, 2015 by

Josh is back, and it's a good thing, because there's a lot going on! Remember that guide data update we discussed? Yeah, that didn't go so well for many. But hey…Windows 10 is here, so that's good, right? Unless you use Media Center.

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Groove Music Now Available on Sonos

Jul 29, 2015 by

Groove Music is now available on Sonos systems as a beta service, but you will need a Groove Music Pass to listen.

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With Windows 10 Comes the Sounds of Groove Music

Jul 29, 2015 by

Microsoft has begun a rollout of Windows 10. With the launch comes the new Groove music service. It is the successor to Xbox Music and hopes to showcase Microsoft's entertainment side across all Windows 10 devices.

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Home: On #052 – Better Experiences, with Joe Johnston

Jul 27, 2015 by

The HomeKit news continues, and it’s not good. New devices launch while others temporarily stop shipping. And user experience expert Joe Johnston joins us to discuss how he thinks the smarthome experience will improve in the not-too-distant future.

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First Look: iHome’s HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug

Jul 22, 2015 by

We review iHome's new HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug, which is now shipping, and it may be the best designed plug-in module available. But it suffers from HomeKit's achilles heel: software and integration problems.

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Entertainment 2.0 #335: Gettin’ Groovy

Jul 17, 2015 by

While Josh is away, Marques Lyons joins us to discuss the latest Microsoft entertainment news. Microsoft aligns Media Center's program guide data with Xbox, Windows' Music and Video apps get renamed again (don't get Marques started), and the recent write-down of all things Nokia doesn't necessarily mean the end of Windows Phone.

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Home: On #051 – Going Hubless, with Adam Miarka

Jul 9, 2015 by

The smarthome space may face something of a shakeout in the months ahead, Lutron releases its updated smart bridge for the Caséta Wireless Lighting products, and Adam Miarka joins us to discuss life beyond the smarthome hub.

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Microsoft Breathes New Life into Media Center Guide

Jul 8, 2015 by

The Xbox One Guide and Windows Media Center Guide were previously sourced through different data providers. Microsoft is changing that for users in some markets, and that's a very good thing for Media Center fans. But note that some users may need to go through some configuration hurdles again.

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Feel The Groove: Microsoft Rebrands Music Service For Windows 10

Jul 7, 2015 by

As part of the march towards the launch to Windows 10, Microsoft has announced that they are rebranding their Xbox Music service as Groove. The new service plans to take what you already enjoy about Xbox Music and place it on all your devices.

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Entertainment 2.0 #334: Sciencing the HoloLens

Jul 3, 2015 by

Microsoft improves online video searching, TuneIn Radio and PBS Kids come to Xbox One, new builds of Windows 10 launch for PCs and phones, two HoloLens devices are lost to science, and Hulu partners up with Showtime.

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