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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 reviews, Kodi 19.3, and JioPhone Next

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are starting to arrive, and they’re looking pretty good. The phones aren’t perfect, but they seem to largely deliver on Google’s promises, and with prices starting at $599, they’re more affordable many competitors, which make any flaws a lot easier to handle. In other recent tech news […]

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Kodi 19 “Matrix” released with media playback, metadata, and UI improvements (cross-platform, open source media center software)

Kodi is an open source media center application available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The software provides a way to manage and play all of your music and video files as well as photos in an application that’s designed to work well on everything from a small smartphone display to a big-screen TV. […]

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Plex Arcade brings retro game streaming to the media center app (starting at $3 per month)

Plex, a company that got its start by offering a way to stream your personal media collection from a home computer or server, is now… a lot more complicated to describe. In recent years the company has added support for live TV, an ad-supported movie and TV streaming service, podcast support, and other features. Now […]

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Plex to stream free, ad-supported videos from Warner Brothers (Update: And Lionsgate)

Plex provides tools to organize your media collection and set up your own streaming solution for playing your videos on a smart TV or streaming over the internet when you’re away from home. Among other things, the software provides a pretty interface for watching pirated content downloaded from the internet or DVD and Blu-ray videos […]

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Plex launches new desktop app, exits the Windows Store and kills HTPC support (updated)

Plex began its life more than a decade ago as media center software for folks that wanted to plug their PC or Mac into a TV. Since then, Plex has evolved into tool that you can use to organize and play your personal media or online video whether you’re using a computer, smartphone, tablet, game […]

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LibreELEC 9.0 released: Linux distro built around Kodi media center

Popular media center software Kodi is an open source, cross-platform application for music, movies, photos, online media, and other content. The software runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, but if you have a device that you pretty much only want to use for Kodi, there’s LibreELEC — a GNU/Linux-based operating system designed to put Kodi […]

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Kodi 18 “Leia” released (cross-platform, open source media center)

The developers of the popular Kodi media center application have released version 18. As usual, Kodi is available as a free download for all supported platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Among other things, Kodi 18 “Leia” adds support for external DRM handlers (allowing you to stream some protected content), integration with game […]

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Kodi 18 “Leia” release candidate is available (media center software)

Kodi is a popular, open source media center application that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. It’s been nearly two years since the last stable update, but now Kodi 18 “Leia” is almost ready to go. The first release candidate was pushed out this week, and it’s available for download for all supported […]

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Plex adds support for “Web Shows” to its media center software

Plex recently announced that it’s ending support for plugins and cloud synchronization as well as cloud servers. But the company is also adding new features to its media center application, including support for searching for subtitles from within the app. And now Plex has revealed a new beta feature – Web Shows. The new feature lets you […]

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Plex pulls the plug on plugins (and cloud sync), adds online subtitle search

Media center software Plex is adding a few new features… and taking some away. Plex is a client and server system that lets you stream your personal media collection to multiple devices. For instance, you can set up a server on your PC or NAS and use it to stream your music, movies, and photos […]

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Kodi media center now available for the Xbox One (coming full circle)

Kodi is a popular, open source application that turns a PC, an Android device, or many other gadgets into a full fledged media center with a TV-friendly user interface for accessing music, movies, photos, and more. It got its start many years ago as a project designed to turn the original Xbox game console into […]