In its quest to become your go-to service for any all media, Plex has just announced one of its biggest updates yet. Now, you can use the app as a DVR to record TV shows directly to your Plex server.
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Plex is one of our favourite ways to stream your media between devices. Sometimes, however, streaming can take a long time depending on what format your media is in. Use Plex's optimise feature to solve this problem ahead of time and get smooth playback anywhere.
Kodi, one of our two favourite home theatre apps, has been updated to version 16, adding a few new useful features. This includes the very-handy long-press on TV remotes.
The Chromecast is a pretty awesome media player that pays for itself. If you want to use it without the internet, though, you're fresh out of luck. This custom ROM can change that.
Netflix is finally available in most countries. Not every country has the same library of shows, though. To find out what other countries are streaming, check out Flixed.
We've been a fan of Kodi since it was still called XBMC. The Android version of the media centre app has been in an open beta for a while, but now that period is over. You can now download and install it on your phone, tablet or Android TV without joining a Google+ community.
Hi Lifehacker, I'm one of the 250,000-odd Australians who already had a US Netflix account prior to its local launch this year. Given that with the exchange rate it's slightly cheaper in Australia (and that I can switch between the services with a VPN), is there any way I can switch my account over? I don't want to create a new Australian Netflix account and lose the curated 'My List' attached to my US account.
SBS absolutely nailed getting sports coverage online right when it broadcast the 2014 World Cup. Good news if you're a cycling fanatic, because it's gearing up to do the same for this year's Tour De France.
When Telstra relaunched its Mobile Foxtel TV-channels-on-your-phone product last week, we noted that its limit of 30 minutes viewing a day and 200 total minutes viewing a month rendered it a terrible and pointless product. After we mentioned that, Telstra told us it never intended those restrictions to be included, and it has now altered the terms and conditions so that viewing via its Android and iOS apps isn't subject to limits.
A common complaint for Australian TV viewers is that sport rarely ends up on streaming services -- the only way to watch live is still often TV. Seven is about to improve that situation a little, promising live streaming to mobiles for some of its key events, including Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
The Netflix of movie torrents, Popcorn Time, has always been an easy way to stream movies -- and now you can do it right from your browser, no extra software required.