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Best Mc7 podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
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Updated January 2020
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Entertainment 2.0 is your weekly guide to the latest consumer entertainment technology news. Hosted by Josh Pollard and Richard Gunther, and streamed live each Tuesday night at 8:30 pm Eastern. Entertainment 2.0 covers audio, video, gaming, and more with a slight slant toward Microsoft products and service.
 
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This week’s show gets started off with a lot of great listener feedback. After that Josh and Richard mourn the death of Windows 7. Verizon is shaking up how they offer their TV packages. There’s a new Bluetooth audio, Bluetooth LE Audio, standard that should make consumers and businesses quite happy. Microsoft is attempting something with the launc…
 
It’s one of our favorite times of the year. It’s CES 2020! Only Richard could make it out to Las Vegas this year, but he and Josh were still able to record an episode to talk about all the big news from the show. Join us most weeks for the live recording of Entertainment 2.0 on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm ET! Click here to download episode #506. ht…
 
We’re always thankful for a new year, but the week before CES doesn’t tend to have too much gadget news to talk about. We did have a few stories to catch up on though, including the apparent early death of Windows Media Center guide data. We decided to wrap up our show with a few predictions for the year. We talked about our expectations for DVR te…
 
Josh and Richard are back with a packed show. Of course Plex leads off the show as they’ve taken the wraps off their new ad-supported movie streaming service called Plex Movies. The folks behind HDHomeRun DVR have partially redesigned their live TV interface. Vudu will now give you a refund on terrible movie rentals. Hulu brings 4k and 5.1 to more …
 
Josh and Richard are back together for a big week of news. The streaming service we’ve all been waiting months for, Disney+, has launched! So how is it? Hulu has increased the price of its live TV service for the second time this year. Amazon is introducing an IR blaster while they also attempt to create a home theater solution around Alexa. Micros…
 
With Josh away this week, Richard is joined by long-time fan-favorite James Montemagno! The two discuss the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices, PlayStation Vue’s demise, a Sonos trade-in program, a partnership between Axiim and LG, and so much more. Join us most weeks for the live recording of Entertainment 2.0 on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm ET! Click he…
 
Hulu has launched a much-requested feature but they did so with a huge list of caveats. Dinsey+ has revealed all the shows and movies that will be available when the service launches. Apple TV is now available on a non-Apple device. Spotify is giving away more Google Home Mini speakers. Microsoft and Google reveal more details about their game stre…
 
It’s hard to believe, but Josh and Richard are here with the 500th episode of the Entertainment 2.0 podcast! They are celebrating eleven years of geeking out on home theater technology with all of you! There’s only one news story to cover this week, and would you believe that it’s actually a Windows Media Center story! It is so fitting for the mile…
 
After weeks of leaks the TiVo Edge has been officially announced. It’s got a lot of great things going for it, but one big downside. Pandora is, in some ways, going back to their roots. The Sonos Move is available. Xbox has teamed up with Spotify to give you six-months of free music. Google Assistant can now control the Xbox One. Sony is feeling pr…
 
Plex has released their new desktop app. HDHomeRun has updated its DVR experience to add clarity to the status of recordings. NBC is launching a streaming service with a ridiculous name. Roku has updated their streaming devices. Amazon Music goes after Tidal. xCloud will be open to testing very soon, and Google launches its own game and app subscri…
 
Richard may be on vacation, but that won’t stop him from chatting about the latest Apple news. The Cupertino finally gave us pricing and launch dates for Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade. Don’t worry, we only talk about the television, music, and gaming news. EA also had a surprise announcement of a closed technical beta of their new Atlas cloud game str…
 
This week Josh and Richard discuss the announcement from Plex that the app will soon be streaming Warner Bros. movies for free. Both guys have different concerns about the coming feature. The UHD Alliance has some good news for those who like watching movies as the directors intended. Dave Zatz, the king of TiVo leaks, has dug up some details on th…
 
In the previous show, Josh and Richard discussed Plex’s announcement to no longer support TV mode. That spurred a lot of feedback for this, but Plex received even more feedback. They’ve decided to continue to support it. Disney also had their D23 event. They announced a treasure trove of details for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Spectrum …
 
Plex has updated their desktop apps, and in so doing they’ve killed off TV mode. It has Josh and Richard wondering, is the HTPC dead yet? There’s a huge new update to the HDHomeRun app on Roku. Spotify family plans are finally getting parental controls. There’s a lot of Xbox news from gamescom. Sony also acquired a major gaming studio. Join us most…
 
Plex, one of our favorite media servers, has gotten a major UI update called Plex UNO, and it’s a little bit of a mixed bag. HBO has created a service to entice new subscribers. Spotify is hoping to make your connected speakers easier to listen to, and Microsoft discusses their priorities for the next generation of Xbox. Join us most weeks for the …
 
We’ve got a packed show with two weeks worth of news to cover! LG and Vizio are both rolling out support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on some of their televisions. Channels, a cult-favorite app for the HDHomeRun tuners, has added the ability to record premium streaming video. Disney+ will offer a bundle that Josh is really excited about. All that, and…
 
This week our friend Dave Zatz released a video of an Android TV TiVo DVR. We break it down and compare it to our experiences with the TiVo Bolt and the Android TV experience found on the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. In other news, Plex finally gets HDR on Apple TV. Pandora whips up their own voice assistant, and Nintendo announces two new Switch consoles. Jo…
 
SiliconDust has been working on a UI refresh for their HDHomeRun apps, and it’s now available to everyone. Disney is shutting down FX+, but it may actually be good news for fans of FX shows. Vudu is partnering to bring choose-your-own-adventure-style series to its streaming platform. Hulu brings back 4k content, and UltraViolet is only a couple of …
 
Richard goes hands-on with the HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio. He and Josh also wonder if a Kickstarter campaign can bring us revolutionary entertainment consumption AI. Amazon and Google seem to finally be settling their differences with Amazon Prime Video and YouTube. HBO Max is set to be the third streaming offering from HBO and WarnerMedia. Th…
 
After a couple of weeks off, we’ve got an interesting mix of news to discuss. Plex is updating their server software, and if you use their DVR you need to update right away. Samsung thinks you should be running a virus scanner on your smart television. SiliconDust has brought their HDHomeRun app to Roku finally. NBC has combined many of their separ…
 
Two of the products we were most excited about CES, the HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio, are now available for pre-order. After discussing those devices, Richard leads the conversation about Apple TV and other important announcements from WWDC. Then Josh takes over as the talk shifts to the biggest gaming event of the year: E3 2019. Join us most we…
 
We expected a dearth of gaming news in the weeks leading up to E3, but we were wrong. In fact, almost all of the big news in this episode is from the gaming category. Prior to that, Josh and Richard look at a long-overdue desktop app from Pandora. Sony and Microsoft have formed a cloud gaming “partnership”, but what does that really mean? Ubisoft m…
 
This episode is basically Josh’s worst nightmare! It starts off with Apple news, and there aren’t any gaming stories! Regardless, there’s plenty going on with Apple TV and AirPlay 2 coming to smart TVs. SiliconDust is trying out some UI changes in their app. Disney is taking complete ownership over Hulu. NBC is planning their own streaming service,…
 
Google and Microsoft both had their big developer events this week, but Google was the only one making any news on the consumer entertainment technology front. Nest Hub Max is their new smart display with a semi-ridiculous name, but Richard thinks it might be the perfect kitchen entertainment device. YouTube Premium original will soon be available …
 
For the first time in many months, we have a Windows Media Center story! DC Universe has been expanding their device support, and now it’s available on a game console. Automatic commercial skipping has arrived on TiVo without needing to use IFTTT. Amazon is rumored to be working on yet another music streaming service, and the next Xbox system updat…
 
This week’s news is full of services and hardware! On the services side we have Disney has spilling all the beans on what we can expect from Disney+. The Criterion Channel has launched, and Microsoft has made Xbox Game Pass Ultimate official. On the hardware front, Logitech has a new remote called the Harmony Express. Microsoft is eyeing the earbud…
 
A lot happened this week in the world of consumer entertainment technology, and unfortunately, a lot of it was bad news. HDHomeRun Premium TV and Microsoft’s Ebook store are going away, and Sony implemented a terrible solution for digital refunds. It wasn’t all bad though. Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs are getting some awesome new object-based audio …
 
As painful as it was for Josh, the lead story this week needed to be the news from Apple. After all, we’ve all been waiting so many years for this announcement to finally come! Did it meet our expectations? Will Richard be jumping on board right away? Spotify is adding personalization to curated playlists, and the Xbox Games with Gold for April wer…
 
A new player took center stage at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). It was Google, and they had a new game streaming service called Stadia to announce with some unique new features. Microsoft has also let loose a few more details on their forthcoming xCloud service. They’ve also released an app that allows you to stream a Windows 10 PC’s displa…
 
We’ve got a show packed with audio news this week! It starts with a story from Spotify that you won’t want to miss, especially if you like the idea of getting Hulu for free! Amazon Echo devices can announce songs before they play, but did Amazon actually do what we wanted? Sonos One is getting new guts, and Tidal’s Master quality tracks are now ava…
 
This week we’ve got a smattering of news across audio, video, and gaming technology. The Xbox One is getting the ability to up-mix to Atmos the right way. The situation with HDHomeRun Premium TV continues to throw us curveballs. Josh’s podcast app of choice, Pocket Casts, now has an Amazon Alexa Skill. Microsoft is working on its next-gen game cons…
 
The biggest news of the week is a legal battle that could threaten the future of HDHomeRun Premium TV. Omniverse, the underlying provider of the TV streaming service, is being sued by a consortium of television producers. CBS All Access is doing far better than Richard hoped expected. Epix is releasing its own stand-alone streaming service, and the…
 
This week brought with it the news of the impending death of UltraViolet. While it’s been widely reported, and frequently criticized, what you actually need to know is how to maintain your library of movies and TV shows. Also in the news is a streaming service from Criterion. Amazon is bringing their awesome X-Ray feature to Apple TV. NBC Sports ha…
 
For the first time in quite a while we’ve got news about Windows Media Center, and as is to be expected, it’s not good. Roku is allowing you to easily subscribe to premium services. HDR is still difficult on Windows 10. Hulu raises and lowers prices at the same time. Vizio is already working to bring AirPlay 2 to televisions, and we try not to say …
 
Channels, one of the most popular apps for watching TV through an HDHomeRun tuner is now free on one platform. Maybe that will help you get over the price increase for subscribing to Netflix. Hulu has decided to overhaul their Windows 10 app, and there are good and bad things that come with it. Google is officially killing off the Chromecast Audio …
 
We’ve been in Las Vegas all week for CES 2019, and there has been a ton to see! Of course there were new gigantic televisions to drool over, but there was also a lot of other news. SiliconDust had two new products. Tablo has new hardware and software to be excited about. TiVo has new updates coming. Josh fell in love with a pair of headphones, and …
 
Once again this week’s show starts with some great listener feedback. It even included a suggestion about a free movie streaming we had never heard of! In our video news, YouTube 4k video has arrived on Comcast X1 boxes. It also looks like TiVo on Android TV might be coming soon. TIDAL has a new feature that helps to bring it more in line with its …
 
This week’s listener feedback provides an Australian perspective on media streaming services. In the news, there are major updates to the Plex client apps for both Roku and Apple TV. Spotify has completed their update on Xbox One which sparks a discussion on Cortana and the latest news around Microsoft’s voice assistant. In gaming, Xbox Game Pass i…
 
While most weeks the majority of our news is about video services, this week it is dominated by music services. Plex is integrating TIDAL music streaming into their platform. Spotify may be soon allowing you to mix your personal music library with their massive library. Amazon Music and Apple Music are both launching on unlikely hardware platforms.…
 
The folks at SiliconDust have officially released HDHomeRun PremiumTV to the masses. TiVo has released a new DVR for those who aren’t ready to cut the cord. YouTube is using its experience in delivering ads to provide free movies. Amazon Music now has an app for the Xbox One, and it’s a lot better than the Windows 10 store app. Spotify has brought …
 
This week Josh is joined by long-time friend James Montemagno. Spotify has good news for free users, but once the guys covered that it was all gaming news. Microsoft had a lot more in store for their XO18 event than anyone could have expected! They acquired two more studios, announced a bunch of games coming to Xbox Game Pass, and shared more detai…
 
While the country may segment itself into blue and red during election week, gamers tend to fall into blue or green groups. In our gaming news segment, we’re completely bipartisan! Before Josh gets to the gaming section though he and Richard have other audio and video topics to cover. Xbox is losing its ability to stream live TV to mobile devices. …
 
This week Josh and Richard are joined by a very special guest, Rob H., from the AV Rant Podcast. When Dolby Vision was announced for the Xbox One the guys thought it would be a pretty simple situation. If your TV, AV receiver, and Xbox all support Dolby Vision then it should just work, right? Well, Josh and Richard were wrong. Fortunately, when Jos…
 
It was a very light news week, but there were still a couple big things to share in the world of consumer entertainment technology news. First off Google has joined Apple in automatically upgrading previously purchased HD movies to 4k. They are also bringing their movie purchase prices more in line with Apple. Roku OS 9 is slowly rolling out to som…
 
This week the guys get started with a controversial piece of feedback they received about piracy. The listener breaks down why he feels he’s ethically pirating content. Josh and Richard, of course, weigh in on the topic at great length. Microsoft also released the major fall update for the XBox One, but how major is it? Hulu looks to offer a new li…
 
This week Microsoft pulled the wraps off Project xCloud, the video game streaming service they’ve been teasing. Amazon announced a new low-cost 4k streaming stick of their own, and it’s got a leg up on the Roku we discussed last week. YouTube TV’s DVR received a welcome update that might be enough to move it to the top of many viewers’ list’s. Ther…
 
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for consumer entertainment technology! Amazon announced an appealing OTA DVR. TiVo also took the wraps off their newest Bolt OTA DVR with 4k streaming. Roku launched new 4k Premiere streaming boxes. Carve is back with a mew intelligent universal remote at a significantly lower price than their initial offering. Or v…
 
Dolby Atmos has arrived on Richard’s Apple TV, and one of his favorite channels, NASA TV lands on Roku. Networks from Discovery are coming to Sling and Hulu. We’re on the verge of fall TV premiere season. The guys talk about how they are preparing for it. Early benchmarks have leaked for the NVIDIA RTX 2080. Josh gives his opinion on what they mean…
 
Richard is back from the CEDIA Show with a wealth of consumer entertainment technology news. He even found a rather impressive home theater PC-based solution! Josh has a brief first-look at the ModMic 5. Alexa can now control your Xbox, and Plex is closing down their Plex Cloud service. Join us most weeks for the live recording of Entertainment 2.0…
 
This week Microsoft is giving Xbox One Insiders access to Dolby Vision on the gaming console. It isn’t a complete solution, but Josh has all the details to get you squared away with the HDR goodness. 8K TVs made a lot of headlines this week, but should you be opening your wallet for one yet? An app is also headed to the Xbox One that will allow you…
 
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