Posts Tagged ‘#netflix’

By: Ricky Ramirez

Google’s Chromecast released on July 24th, 2013. This affordable streaming device for televisions quickly became a hot seller, and of course, I had to buy one. At first, only a few developers gave apps the ability to cast images and video to your TV via Chromecast. Luckily, Netflix and Hulu were two of those apps. At the time, that was all I needed. The ability to watch a movie on my phone and cast it straight to my TV in 1080p resolution was plenty for me. It wasn’t long before Google opened up developer options on a wider spectrum, and more and more apps came with casting abilities. Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio were some popular apps that allowed you to play music through your TV setup, along with album artwork and metadata. On September 29th, 2015, Google launched a newer, faster version of its Chromecast. They also added a new music device, the Image result for chromecast picturesChromecast audio. The newer units offered faster boot up speeds, added GHz WiFi, and the Chromecast audio allowed you to stream directly to a home theater, or home audio system strictly for music. The wow factor for the Chromecast audio is that it allowed high fidelity audio through the device for all the audiophiles to enjoy. You could even pair multiple Chromecast audios and have music playing at multiple sources, similar to what Sonos is doing with their Play series speakers. With all these features packed into a small, hockey puck shaped device that fits in the palm of your hand, you would think the price would be very high. However, both Chromecast models retail for thirty five dollars and usually offer specials deals just for purchasing. Currently, you can activate a Spotify premium account and get the first sixty days free. Google has even allowed games to be cast to TV sets, including Angry Birds Go! Both Chromecast units work with iOS, Android, and Windows phones. However, Windows phone users are limited to only a few apps that focus on either YouTube or your own personal library of videos and images. With the amount of apps currently working with Chromecast, the little dongle that could makes a great gift for anyone looking to enjoy content on a budget.

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By: JD Hardin

So, a lot of you aren’t aware that Marvel has been releasing most of their television shows on Netflix. With Daredevil and Jessica Jones we’ve seen quite a few other heroes. Luke Cage, Patsy Walker appeared in Jessica Jones, and Punisher and Elektra in Daredevil. For those of you who aren’t aware, here’s somewhat of a catch-up….

It’s been the buzz of comic book nerds for a while now, Luke Cage getting his own series. But, we’ll get to that in a minute. The bigger buzz has been the idea of a Iron Fist series. Daniel Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist possesses the ability to control his chi to heighten his senses, strength, stamina, healing, and to increase the density of his fists. Netflix has dropped the first look at Iron Fist at SDCC this weekend. Take a look….

 

For the big news of this story, you have to understand the characters of the Marvel Universe that are showing up all over Netflix. Jessica Jones isn’t your typical superhero. She’s an alcoholic, reclusive and she’s a bit on the heinous side. I don’t want to spoil the story so I’ll just drop the original trailer….

 

Luke Cage shows up in the first episode of Jessica Jones, and the moment he did fans began to ask when his alter ego, Power Man, would get his own series. Well Netflix just answered the question while at SDCC……

The biggest news of all, the tidbit that is taking SDCC by storm, is The Defenders series. In the comics, the Defenders were formed by Doctor Strange in order to defend the Earth from threats, a counter part to the Avengers, who were more of a strike force at the time. Anywho, Netflix has dominated the early days of SDCC with these trailers, and it wouldn’t shock me if this was the biggest unveil at San Diego Comic Con.