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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Users can now set Spotify or Pandora as the default music player on Amazon Echo, Dot, or Tap   —  Amazon is making its Echo speaker a little more convenient to use for the millions of Spotify and Pandora listeners out there.  You can already play music from streaming music services by speaking commands like “Play ______ on Spotify.”
Jul 7, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
TiVo Bolt update adds out-of-home streaming, ability to transfer recorded content to mobile devices   —  With its most recent firmware update, TiVo's Bolt now lets users access and stream their recordings (and live programming) to iOS and Android devices when on the go.
Jun 3, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google brings Google Cast to Fiber TV boxes, enabling media and app streaming similar to Chromecast devices   —  Beginning today, Google is turning every single one of its Google Fiber cable boxes into Chromecasts.  The company just announced that it'll be rolling out an update over the coming weeks …
Jun 1, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
PayPal to discontinue mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire on June 30   —  PayPal is thinning the number of mobile operating systems supported by the company's flagship app down to just two: Android and iOS.  The PayPal mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry …
May 25, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google confirms the Nexus Player has been discontinued   —  Google has ceased direct sales of its Nexus Player set-top box.  The hockey puck-shaped device, manufactured by Asus, has been unavailable from major third-party retailers like Best Buy for months.  And after a brief Google Store restock …
May 24, 2016, 7:20 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Vizio P-Series review: great 4K TV but Google Cast-powered approach and Android tablet remote have a learning curve, casting via the SmartCast app can be buggy   —  Vizio's 2016 lineup of 4K HDR TVs aren't actually TVs at all.  Well, they are, but since they don't have tuners built in, the company can't market them as television sets.
May 23, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Satellite TV company Dish gets into the phone repair business, will now make on-site visits to swap your broken iPhone screen or battery   —  Dish, the satellite TV company, will now come repair your broken iPhone  —  Dish is getting into smartphone repairs.
May 3, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
FTC is investigating Venmo over “deceptive or unfair practices”, PayPal's SEC filing shows   —  The FTC is investigating Venmo over ‘deceptive or unfair practices’  —  Venmo, the hugely popular peer-to-peer payments service owned by PayPal, is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
Apr 29, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Report on stalled and struggling Nest says Google is building an Amazon Echo rival   —  Google is reportedly building an Amazon Echo rival  —  Google executives have seen and heard all the positive buzz around Amazon's Echo speaker, and now the company is said to be preparing a similar product for the home.
Mar 24, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's tvOS 9.2 update, coming today, will include Siri voice dictation, app folders, iCloud Photo Library   —  The Apple TV is getting a major update today with Siri dictation and more  —  The latest Apple TV set-top box is getting some new, useful features today as part of Apple's tvOS 9.2 update.
Mar 21, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context

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