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Lilbits: Movies Anywhere… together, and streaming Spotify from a PC to a Chromecast

Movie theaters are closed, house parties are ill-advised, and we’re all basically stuck at home watching TV in isolation (or out and about and risking infections, I suppose). So it’s unsurprising that this has turned out to be the year when “watch parties” have become a trend in online video. Hulu and Plex rolled out […]

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This DIY soap dispenser plays 20-seconds of music while you wash your hands

Health experts advise washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus and COVID-19. And over the last few weeks we’ve seen a bunch of ways to help you get to 20 without counting — you could sing part of a song, recite the introduction to a favorite […]

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Apple and Spotify bring podcasts to Amazon Echo devices (and other Alexa-enabled gadgets)

Amazon’s Echo line of products may have introduced the world to the idea of smart speakers that respond to your voice, answer questions, and play music among other things. But one thing Amazon’s Alexa voice service hasn’t been great at until now is playing podcasts. While you could ask Alexa to play a podcast, by default […]

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Streaming updates: Spotify free comes to Alexa speakers, Sling TV works with Nest Hub

Just a few days after Amazon announced that its free, ad-supported music streaming services was now available on devices other than Echo smart speakers, rival Spotify has announced that its ad-supported music streams are now available on Echo speakers… along with just about anything else that supports the Alexa voice service, including Amazon Fire TV products. It’s […]

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Spotify brings free, custom on-demand playlists to mobile apps

Spotify’s free, ad-supported app for desktop users offers the ability to listen to any song at any time, as long as you’re willing to listen to ads after every few songs. But the company’s mobile apps for Android and iOS have typically been more restricted: you could shuffle songs in a playlist, but if you […]

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Deals of the Day (4-11-2018)

A subscription to Spotify’s music streaming service typically runs $10 per month. And video streaming service Hulu has plans that start at $8 per month. But now there’s a cheaper option for folks looking to sign up for both at the same time. Spotify is offering a bundle deal that lets you subscribe to both […]