Windows 11 gets a new media player

Microsoft comes with a new media player for Windows 11. The Media Player App is available this week for Windows Insiders who are in the Dev Channel. The media player plays music and videos. In a blog post, Microsoft shows the new design of the media player for Windows 11. The app will replace the … Read more

Microsoft shows new Windows 11 media player

Microsoft has shown the design of its revamped media player app. The tech giant was showing a video of other Windows 11 features, but did not put that video in fullscreen, so the interface was visible. The image of the media player, which is simply called Media Player, may be a bit confusing. Within the … Read more

TV platform Roku makes hardware available on German market this year

Manufacturer Roku will offer its media players on the German market later this year. After the United Kingdom, it is the second European market that the platform is tapping into. So far, Roku has been particularly popular in the United States. Roku announced on Monday that it would bring its media players to the German … Read more

Samsung remotely blocked access to stolen TVs in South Africa

Earlier this month, Samsung activated the so-called TV Block feature for TVs stolen from a warehouse in South Africa in July. This makes the televisions unusable. This is done by detecting the serial number after connecting to the internet. Samsung reported that the TVs were stolen from its own distribution center. This theft took place … Read more

Modders unlock Google Chromecast bootloader with Google TV

A number of modders have successfully unlocked the bootloader of a Google Chromecast with Google TV. This allows users, for example, to install other operating systems on the media player, such as LineageOS and Ubuntu 20.10. Google itself does not offer the ability to unlock the bootloader of its Chromecast with Google TV, unlike with … Read more

Software update: Daum Potplayer 1.7 build 21523

A new version of Daum PotPlayer has been released. This media player for Windows is developed by the Korean who started KMPlayer, which is now published by Pandora TV. Daum PotPlayer has built-in support for a wide range of formats, so it doesn’t rely on separately installed codecs. The following changes and improvements have been … Read more

Software update: LibreELEC 9.2.8

The developers behind the Libre Embedded Linux Entertainment Center released version 9.2.8 a few days ago. LibreELEC was created after a large number of developers left OpenELEC due to disagreements and started their own business. This Linux distribution is based on Kodi and can turn a computer into a full-fledged htpc. It can also be … Read more

Software Update: CCleaner 5.83

Piriform has released version 5.83 of CCleaner. This program can be used to clean various parts of Windows. This includes temporary Windows and Internet files, but also unnecessary junk from a large number of other programs, including Windows Media Player, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, WinRAR and so on. In addition, the number of programs … Read more

Software update: AIMP 5.00 build 2317 beta

The second beta release of version 5.0 of AIMP has been released. This free, lightweight Russian-made media player supports the most popular music formats. The appearance resembles the well-known Winamp and can be adjusted by means of skins. AIMP has an 18-channel equalizer on board and supports plugins. Furthermore, the program can rip CDs, convert … Read more

Software Update: Media Player Classic – Home Cinema 1.9.14

In July 2017, version 1.7.13 of Media Player Classic – Home Cinema was released and the developers indicated that they will continue no more new versions would bring out. However, the source code is open source, and a developer known as clsid at the Doom9 website and a long-time member of mpc-hc now releases new … Read more