Entertainment 2.0 #409: Turn Off Your Mic!

Jun 2, 2017 by

Microsoft brings a new name and new features to Beam. Xbox Game Pass is made official. PlayOn Cloud makes some welcome changes, and Microsoft may not be done with mobile hardware.

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Entertainment 2.0 #391: Spotty FOX

Dec 15, 2016 by

Listener favorite James Montemagno joins Richard this week as Plex dominates our video news. Plexivus and some more traditional holidays bring great deals. Spotify now controls your Sonos Speakers, and next year expect to find Cortana in speakers and other devices around your home. New media file management options hit Windows and Xbox, and somehow James manages to talk about Super Mario Bros.

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Record Online Video Without a Computer Using PlayOn Cloud

Nov 30, 2016 by

With the arrival of PlayOn Cloud you can now record videos from dozens of online sources, store them in the cloud, and download them to your mobile devices for offline viewing.

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Entertainment 2.0 #376: You Mean Ultimate TV

Jul 28, 2016 by

The current state of the Microsoft entertainment technology ecosystem, Xbox One price cuts and Xbox One S bundles, plus a new cloud DVR.

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Entertainment 2.0 #364: What’s the Use Case?

Apr 8, 2016 by

A new tool is out to keep your Windows Media Center safe. Games with Gold for April are some of the best yet, and a notable new Windows 10 build has been released that is packed with new features.

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Entertainment 2.0 #325: HDHomeRun DVR

Apr 23, 2015 by

SiliconDust announces HDHomeRun DVR, PlayOn brings premium networks to your devices, iHeartRadio lands on Xbox One, Polk Audio's Stirker Zx headset is reviewed, and YouTube shows why apps on platforms that don't receive updates is a bad idea.

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Entertainment 2.0 #232 : Xbox One Eighty

Jun 21, 2013 by

You can finally get Pandora on your Media Center (despite what Pandora reports), thanks to a little workaround and Chris Barnes' Relaunch utility; an Xbox Music redesign is around the corner with Windows 8.1; and Microsoft responds to the community's concerns about the Xbox One's online access and DRM requirements by dropping all such requirements for disc-based games.

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Entertainment 2.0 #226 : The New New Coke

May 10, 2013 by

The Extras Gallery is mysteriously missing from Richard's recent install of the Windows 8 Media Center Pack, the popular media picks up on pending changes in Windows 8, and new entertainment apps hit the Windows Phone Store.

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Entertainment 2.0 #224 : Curtis Gray of tubeCentric

Apr 26, 2013 by

Another Windows build leak promises new startup options for Windows 8.1, but don’t get too excited yet. UltraViolet finally hits RT and Windows 8 devices through Paramount and Flixter, and Curtis Gray, the creator of the tubeCore Media Center add-in, joins us for some candid discussion about developing for Windows Media Center and tubeCore’s evolving relationship with the makers of companion product PlayOn.

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Entertainment 2.0 #212 : Windows 8 Pricing, Phone Updates and Project:...

Jan 25, 2013 by

Microsoft releases prices for Windows 8, a date for the Surface Pro launch, and an update to their mobile OS is coming soon. Richard has also been playing with a lot of new toys!

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Entertainment 2.0 #177 : Confusion or Clarity?

May 10, 2012 by

Microsoft has been filling the newswires with a plethora of information about Windows Media Center in Windows 8. How much of it helped to clarify the situation, and how much of it just made matters more confusing? Josh and Richard attempt to clear all of these issues up for listeners, and then move on to discuss HBO GO within Media Center, a new SkyDrive app for iOS, a new Windows Phone from Samsung, and update on Richard's Windows Phone experiment. Richard wrapped up the show with another Media Center quick tip. This time the tip describes a faster way to find your protected recorded TV files.

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PlayOn Adds HBO GO, My Media

Apr 26, 2012 by

PlayOn, the service that streams many popular online media offerings around your home via DLNA, recently received some updates in its free version, PlayOn Lite: HBO GO and personal media streaming.

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