chromecast changes the game

Chromecast changes everything.  It will revolutionize the tv watching experience.

The Chromecast is designed first to be a streaming device. It’s supposed to be the easiest way to get YouTube and Google Play and Netflix and Pandora and photos on HDTVs. Think Apple TV, but rather Google TV in a new incarnation.


The Chromecast uses an AirPlay-type system to provide content to the device From Android or iOS, users simply hit a button on YouTube to load the video on the other screen. Quick and easy.

Chromecast is multiplatform on ios, android and I assume the chrome browser. It also features group playlists, continues playing the media back while the phone is doing other things and even streams while the device is asleep.

Any device can be the controller. Start a video on one device, turn it off, and another device can still control the video started. It appears to be seamless.

Desktops connected to the same network can also act as a controller. Click the cast button, the video will play and the computer will continue to play the media as it does other tasks.

The device itself is a small HDMI usb dongle. It’s powered by USB and Google TV

The Chromecast is $35 and is available today in the U.S.


Summer 2013 Show Debuts – includes streaming

As Dale Roe points out in his column, this is no boring summer for tv.  There are dozens of tv show debuts and returning shows.

Add your name to this list on G+ if you’d like to hangout with us when these shows air and talk about them in a video conference.  Join us!

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TV Reviewer’s picks are in bold
* = new series

5/26/2013 “Arrested Development,” Netflix – are you ready to do a 53 episode marathon to catch up with the streaming only release of the next episode? “Arrested Development” made its triumphant return to life on Netflix at 2:01 a.m. CST on Sunday, May 26. Of course dedicated fans of the dysfunctional Bluth family were up and ready to watch the 15 new episodes streaming instantly on Netflix. All 15 episodes are available to watch at once.

5/27/2013 “The Glades,” 8 p.m., A&E
5/27/2013 “Hit the Floor,” 8 p.m., VH1*
5/27/2013 “Longmire,” 9 p.m., A&E
5/27/2013 “The Bachelorette,” 8 p.m., ABC

5/28/2013 “Extreme Weight Loss,” 7 p.m., ABC
5/28/2013 “The Haves and the Have Nots,” 8 p.m., OWN*
5/28/2013 “Brooklyn DA,” 9 p.m., CBS*

5/29/2013 “Baby Daddy,” 7:30 p.m., ABC Family
5/29/2013 “Love Thy Neighbor,” 8 p.m., OWN*
5/29/2013 “Melissa and Joey,” 7 p.m., ABC Family
5/29/2013 “The American Baking Competition,” 7 p.m., CBS*
5/29/2013 “What Would You Do?” 9 p.m., ABC Sunday
6/2/2013 “The Killing,” 7 p.m., AMC
6/2/2013 “The Venture Bros.,” 11 p.m., Adult Swim

6/3/2013 “The Fosters,” 8 p.m., ABC Family*
6/3/2013 “Mistresses,” 9 p.m., ABC*
6/3/2013 “Teen Wolf,” 9 p.m., MTV
6/3/2013 “East Los High,” Hulu*

6/4/2013 “Bang Goes the Theory,” 8 p.m., BBC America
6/4/2013 “America’s Got Talent,” 8 p.m., NBC

6/5/2013 “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman,” 9 p.m., Science

6/6/2013 “Burn Notice,” 8 p.m., USA
6/6/2013 “Graceland,” 9 p.m., USA*
6/6/2013 “In the Flesh,” 9 p.m., BBC America*

6/7/2013 “Continuum,” 9 p.m., Syfy

6/8/2013 “Primeval: New World,” 9 p.m., Syfy*
6/8/2013 “Sinbad,” 8 p.m., Syfy*

6/9/2013 “Falling Skies,” 8 p.m., TNT

6/10/2013 “Deon Cole’s Black Box,” 9 p.m., TBS*
6/10/2013 “King & Maxwell,” 9 p.m., TNT*
6/10/2013 “Major Crimes,” 8 p.m., TNT
6/10/2013 “Switched at Birth,” 7 p.m., ABC Family
6/10/2013 “The Winner Is …” 9 p.m., NBC*

6/11/2013 “Pretty Little Liars,” 7 p.m., ABC Family
6/11/2013 “Twisted” 8 p.m., ABC Family

6/12/2013 “Necessary Roughness,” 9 p.m., USA
6/12/2013 “Royal Pains,” 8 p.m., USA

6/13/2013 “Sullivan & Son,” 9 p.m., TBS

6/14/2013 “Magic City,” 8 p.m., Starz

6/15/2013 “Zero Hour,” 7 p.m., ABC

6/16/2013 “Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis,” 8 p.m., PBS
6/16/2013 “True Blood,” 8 p.m., HBO

6/19/2013 “The Exes,” 9:30 p.m., TV Land
6/19/2013 “Franklin & Bash,” 8 p.m., TNT
6/19/2013 “Futurama,” 9 p.m., Comedy Central
6/19/2013 “Hot in Cleveland,” 9 p.m., TV Land
6/19/2013 “The Soul Man,” 10 p.m., TV Land

6/20/2013 “Wilfred,” 9 p.m., FX

6/22/2013 “666 Park Avenue,” 8 p.m., ABC

6/23/2013 “Copper,” 9 p.m., BBC America
6/23/2013 “Crossing Lines,” 8 p.m., NBC*
6/23/2013 “Devious Maids,” 9 p.m., Lifetime*
6/23/2013 “Drop Dead Diva,” 8 p.m., Lifetime
6/23/2013 “Whodunnit?” 8 p.m., ABC*

6/24/2013 “Under the Dome,” 9 p.m., CBS*

6/25/2013 “Perception,” 9 p.m., TNT
6/25/2013 “Rizzoli & Isles,” 8 p.m., TNT

6/26/2013 “Big Brother,” 8 p.m., CBS

6/29/2013 “Do No Harm,” 9 p.m., NBC

6/30/2013 “Dexter,” 8 p.m., Showtime
6/30/2013 “Ray Donovan,” 9 p.m., Showtime*

7/1/2013 “American Ninja Warrior,” 7 p.m., NBC

7/7/2013 “Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour,” 8 p.m., PBS*

7/8/2013 “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls,” 8 p.m., NBC*

7/10/2013 “Camp,” 9 p.m., NBC*
7/10/2013 “The Bridge,” 9 p.m., FX*
7/10/2013 “Moone Boy,” Hulu*

7/11/2013 “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix*
7/11/2013 “Hollywood Game Night,” 9 p.m., NBC*

7/12/2013 “Comedy Bang! Bang!” 9 p.m., IFC

7/13/2013 “Being Human,” 9 p.m., BBC America

7/14/2013 “The Newsroom,” 9 p.m., HBO

7/16/2013 “Covert Affairs,” 8 p.m., USA
7/16/2013 “Deal With It,” 9 p.m., TBS*
7/16/2013 “Suits,” 9 p.m., USA
7/16/2013 “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 7 p.m., CW*

7/20/2013 “Cedar Cove,” 7 p.m., Hallmark*

7/22/2013 “Web Therapy,” 10 p.m., Showtime

7/28/2013 “Unforgettable,” 8 p.m., CBS

8/1/2013 August 1: “The Awesomes,” Hulu*

8/3/2013 “Hell on Wheels,” 8 p.m., AMC

8/11/2013 “Breaking Bad,” 8 p.m., AMC
8/11/2013 “Low Winter Sun,” 9 p.m., AMC*
8/11/2013 “Talking Bad,” 10 p.m., AMC*

8/25/2013 “Silk,” 8 p.m., PBS*

Download Shareware: TIVO Playlist

Welcome to the TiVolution!

TIVO playlist is sharware that exports your entire TV library into a spreadsheet, allowing you to easily index and sort your library by file size, date added, name and several other parameters.

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  • Batch downloading of recordings to PC (even from multiple machines) with support for post-download processing commands
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