Author: Jared Newman


How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Alexa is becoming less hospitable to people who prefer to buy music instead of just signing up for a music subscription service such as Spotify. 
Until recently, Amazon Music Storage was the best way to stream your personal music collection on…


5 signs you’re not ready to cut the cable TV cord

In writing this weekly column and my newsletter, occasionally I’ll hear from people who need advice on cutting the cord. They’ve read about how streaming and over-the-air television is cheaper, more flexible, and less of a hassle than cable, and they w…


YouTube TV review:The new streaming bundle sweet spot

YouTube TV is finally available to the vast majority of U.S. residents, and it was worth the wait.
The $40-per-month streaming bundle is only available in markets where YouTube TV can carry at least three live local broadcast channels, but that now cov…