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Xbox One kicks out the jams with new Pandora, Vevo apps

Pandora and Vevo have arrived on the Xbox One for your aural pleasure.

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Plex media streaming app arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4, U.S. launch slightly delayed

Plex came to the Xbox One in October, and now it's ready for the PlayStation 3 and 4. But a U.S. date hasn't been announced yet.

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Google Now gets Nest thermostat integration

We've been expecting it since the summer, and now you can finally control your Nest thermostat via Google Now.


Spotify's smart new playlist tunes you in to your friends' favorite songs

Spotify just introduced a new playlist that's updated daily and compiled from what your friends are listening to.

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Google offers $20 Play Store credit with Chromecast

Hoping to sweeten the deal to make the Chromecast your dongle of choice this holiday season, Google is adding yet another freebie to its $35 streaming stick.

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Amazon slashes Fire TV's price 30 percent for Cyber Monday

Looking to give the gift of streaming this year? Amazon's Fire TV set-top box will be sold for $30 off the regular price Monday afternoon.

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Chromecast snags Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Comedy Central, and more

Google's $35 streaming dongle just keeps on getting stronger—though most of the recent additions are of limited usefulness to cord cutters.

Plex's new Plex Home features beef up media management in your house

Plex is one of the more popular choices when it comes to PC-based home media streaming platforms. Now managing multiple users on Plex just got easier—for paid users, anyway.


Aereo files for bankruptcy after Supreme Court's killing blow

The Internet TV revolution will not be televised by Aereo.

Sony eyes ad-supported music streaming warily after Taylor Swift's Spotify freak out

Taylor Swift doesn't like Spotify's free tiers. Is Sony starting to sing the same tune?


Rdio matches Spotify on family pricing as the music streaming battle royale continues

Rdio is dropping the prices of its family plans by $5 to match rival Spotify's recently announced multi-user deals.


Sony's PlayStation Vue cloud TV service wants to kill your cable box

It will only hit limited markets and devices in 2014, but beginning next year Sony intends to be at the forefront of the cord-cutting revolution in the United States.


A new Chromecast challenger appears: Vudu Spark streaming dongle hits FCC

Another company is getting into the dongle game, or at least it looks that way. This time's it's Walmart with a Vudu-focused HDMI stick.

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Cable-free Showtime streaming service coming in 2015, says CBS chief

He said it before, and he's saying it again. CBS CEO Les Moonves says to look for a standalone Showtime streaming service in 2015.

Xbox Music appears poised to release OneDrive-powered music locker service

Free ad-supported streaming may be leaving Xbox Music, but Microsoft may still give non-Music Pass subscribers a reason to use the service.