Slingbox server shutdown will kill every box in two years

Before streaming video from the cloud was a normal thing, a Slingbox was the best way to access TV from anywhere. Just plug one of their transcoders into your antenna or cable box, plug in the internet, and it provided a stream you could watch at work, and eventually, on your phone. As CEO Blake Krikorian explained to Engadget just after it launched in 2005, the concept was that while TiVo enabled time shifting, Slingbox could do placeshifting.

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PlayStation 5 Will Apparently Support Plex at Launch

Next-gen gaming is understandably the main selling point of the PlayStation 5, but that’s not all the new console will have to offer when it launches next month. Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will support multiple streaming apps at launch, and now one can add Plex to that list.

While the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have been dominating the busy streaming market, Plex has managed to carve a niche for itself by offering more than just streaming. In addition to a wide selection of movies, TV shows, web shows, and live channels, the service doubles as a media hub, allowing users to organize their personal photos, music, and movies and access them from multiple devices.

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NanoPi M4B Single Board Computer – 6 Core CPU Android 10

In this video, we take a look at the Neo Pi M4 single board computer from friendly Arm/ Friendly Elec. Powered by a 6 Core CPU and backed by a 4 core Mali GPU can this compete with the Raspberry Pi 4?

In this video we test out Android 10 running on this board and test out Video playback from YouTube and PLEX then we move over to some Native android games like Minecraft and Asphalt 9 and finally wrap it up with some PSP, Dreamcast emulation, and Cloud gaming using Project Cloud/Xbox game streaming.

Netflix is testing a ‘Shuffle’ button, because you’re tired of picking what to watch

Does your Netflix home screen — you know, the one with your user profiles — now have a “Shuffle Play” button?

That’s because Netflix is actually planning to bring a shuffle feature to its collection of streaming movies and TV shows, letting you avoid yet another argument with your spouse/housemate/partner/etc about what you’ll be watching this evening. The company tells us it’s actually been running this test since July.

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Plex & Locast: Recording Local TV Without the Antenna

I have been a long time Plex user for years. Alongside my extensive movie collection, I also like to keep up on the local news and occasionally watch some sports or TV special. Previously I had successfully used a TV tuner with Plex, but after moving to a new home that got terrible reception, I had to look for other solutions. Thankfully, here in the US, Locast allows you to get local OTA TV over the internet. Here’s how to get it into Plex.

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Announcing the launch of Prerolls.video, a place for the community to share pre-rolls!

Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce the launch of Plextras.com prerolls.video, a place to share pre-rolls with the Plex community. The website is launching with over 30 of my original pre-rolls and I have more on the way. All videos are free to download and I encourage others to share their pre-rolls as well. Any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll be glad to help.

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