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« Reply #4335 on: June 16, 2017, 01:24:48 pm »
Hold on, I need to think this through more.

I want to steer you towards the Nvidia Shield TV, not the K1, but I want to make sure it works first.

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« Reply #4336 on: June 16, 2017, 06:23:01 pm »
OK Sweetcell, I've done my homework.  Sorry for the chaotic answers before.

As mentioned before, the Netflix app will download some, but not all, TV Shows and Movies.  Other apps will also allow for downloads - Google Play Movies, for example - that expire in time.  I often rent a movie on GPM a day before my flight and don't start it until I'm on the plane thus giving me 48 hours to watch it.

Netflix will currently only download to mobile devices and laptops - no set top boxes.  I was really hoping for a solution where you buy an STB like the Nvidia Shield TV and leave it hooked up to your TV, but no dice.

Thus you've got a couple choices - use your two Google phones and then wirelessly stream to the TV with the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.  This is how I watch soccer in my office, albeit via a Surface Pro, not my phone, though I have done it in a hotel room with my Pixel and it's fine.

The second option is to pick up a $150-$200 tablet and connect it directly to the TV via a Micro-USB to HDMI cable.  I used to do with my Nexus 10 and it's a decent solution, except - I couldn't power the tablet and watch at the same time as the USB port could only take one.  This did get me about 6 hours of viewing which was more than enough.  Not sure how much downloading you plan on doing, so you might want to buy a 16GB tablet with an expandable SD card slot so your storage is expanded.

Lastly, you could simply move back to civilization where internet is ubiquitous. 
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4337 on: June 19, 2017, 02:35:24 pm »
Yacht Rock Radio returns to SiriusXM on Wednesday. Channel 17.
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« Reply #4338 on: June 23, 2017, 12:07:42 pm »
Not the first time I've heard this rumor:

Did UK Producer Goldie Just Confirm the Identity of Banksy?
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« Reply #4339 on: June 23, 2017, 02:24:19 pm »
Just a heads up for Cord-cutters....

Washington DC will soon be added to the YouTube TV lineup.  $35, 40+ channels that includes locals (in some markets, that includes regional sports networks).  It has been my favorite of the cord cutting TV alternatives.

A couple caveats - streaming to TV's requires a Chromecast or TV with Google Cast capability (for now).  They did give me a free Chromecast after my one month free trial, however.  Also, TBS/TNT/Comedy Central are not currently part of the TV lineup.
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« Reply #4340 on: June 29, 2017, 12:57:33 pm »
yawn... I'm finding 8tracks.com the best place to discover new music these days

;(  behind a paywall now
you can get 1 hour for free
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« Reply #4341 on: June 29, 2017, 01:26:34 pm »
Thanks for the reminder.  I stumbled upon an interesting new app called MusicLink (Android Version, sorry, haven't found an Apple version yet).  It allows you to share songs with links to that song in different apps (Google Play Music, Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Youtube, etc.).

If you're like Smackie and have multiple avenues for sharing songs with friends who don't all use the same Music subscription service, it's a life saver.

Just install it, go your music player, and tap the share link to a song.  Choose MusicLink instead of just a text message or email, and then a link is generated giving you the option to share one link, that has all of the services.  Like this:

https://songlink.io/g/Tkpevayyszsuutmxjta4eawpvum

If you can get a hold of me, send me something to listen to.  But don't send this:





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« Reply #4342 on: June 29, 2017, 02:13:53 pm »
I stumbled upon an interesting new app called MusicLink (Android Version, sorry, haven't found an Apple version yet).  It allows you to share songs with links to that song in different apps (Google Play Music, Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Youtube, etc.).

now that's news you can use!
and I am glad they don't have an apple one...freakin' isheep
...although does that mean if the person you are sharing with has a iclone, can they not enjoy the link?


Edit...I think it works, but did find out that you can't do mixes tho...
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« Reply #4343 on: June 29, 2017, 02:19:47 pm »

now that's news you can use!
and I am glad they don't have an apple one...freakin' isheep
...although does that mean if the person you are sharing with has a iclone, can they not enjoy the link?


No, iPhone can get the link and can listen to the music.

They just (currently) can't share songs back with you.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4344 on: June 29, 2017, 02:20:57 pm »
Isheep don't like to share...they are takers
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« Reply #4345 on: June 29, 2017, 02:28:04 pm »



Edit...I think it works, but did find out that you can't do mixes tho...

Right now, it's just for songs, although the link works for albums too.

Sharing playlists won't work, because that is app dependent.
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« Reply #4346 on: June 29, 2017, 06:24:15 pm »
Smackie concurs, Wellshire and Hebrew are the best. 

We Tasted 10 Hot Dogs.  These are the Best.
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« Reply #4347 on: July 07, 2017, 01:08:10 am »
If Smackie still lived in DC, he'd make the rare trip to VA for The Cactus Blossoms @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA, Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 8:00 PM,
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« Reply #4348 on: July 14, 2017, 03:59:26 pm »
That moment, when Macron realizes what it is #priceless

French army band medleys Daft Punk at Bastille Day parade – video
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« Reply #4349 on: July 14, 2017, 06:39:44 pm »
Picked up the Pixel this week and I am one very happy customer
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