Simon Cohen

Simon Cohen

Simon Cohen covers a variety of consumer technology, but has a special passion for audio and video products, like wireless, whole-home music systems, 4K HDR TV, and surround sound technologies like Dolby Atmos. He has appeared as a guest tech expert on international TV and radio programmes, including BBC Radio, CTV News Channel, and CBC Radio. He is currently a full-time contributor to Digital Trends' Entertainment and Home Theater sections.

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What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you experience it?

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound format that creates immersive, 3D soundtracks to make movies come alive. But the same technology is also being adopted for music creation, and it's a game-changer. Here's everything you need to know.
Home Theater

Select YouTube TV subscribers are getting a summer of Showtime for free

If you're a long-time YouTube TV subscriber, you may be in luck: The service is giving free access to Showtime until September 5, 2019, according to reports. Unlike other free trials, it does not become a paid plan on expiry.
Home Theater

How to update the Kodi media center on all of your devices

Keeping Kodi updated with the latest version is important for accessing new features and improved security. But it's not always an automatic process. We'll walk you through the right way to update Kodi on all of your devices.
Home Theater

At 292 inches, Samsung’s The Wall Luxury TV turns any surface into an 8K cinema

What was only a demo at CES 2019 a few short months ago is now a consumer device, but on a much bigger scale: Samsung's The Wall Luxury is a MicroLED display that can go from 73 inches at 2K to 292 inches in 8K.
Home Theater

Spotify’s Your Daily Drive playlist could crush terrestrial and satellite radio

Spotify is debuting Your Daily Drive, a playlist that combines short-form news podcasts from major media outlets with a personalized selection of music to create a custom radio station that is different for each listener.
Home Theater

Powerful but pricey, Roon is what Apple’s iTunes should have been

Now that Apple has killed iTunes, it's time to take a good look at Roon. With its unique music-discovery features and the ability to stream audio to any speaker, the only question is whether the app can justify its steep price.