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TVMC for Kodi makes video piracy uncomfortably easy

This free living room TV software offers vast quantities of movies and TV shows out of the box.

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Intel's Braswell NUC PC kit looks ready for living rooms

With sub-$200 prices and optical audio output, Intel's next miniature PC kit could serve as a flexible streaming media box.

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Xbox One TV Tuner review: Just short of over-the-air perfection

The Xbox One is so close to cord-cutting perfection--especially if you’re already a gamer--but needs DVR to get over the goal line.

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HBO ponders discounts for prepaid HBO Now subscribers

How do you keep subscribers on board after Game of Thrones is over? Give them a deal on prepaid service.

Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all

The pursuit of live, local TV stations may be gumming up the process, and Apple reportedly has no TV programmers on board.

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Google 'Brillo' may join Internet of Things operating system madness

A version of Android is reportedly coming to connected light bulbs, door locks, and other low-power devices--just to make an already-messy situation even messier.

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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Netflix's website will stop being an abomination soon

An upcoming redesign makes Netflix.com look more like its mobile apps, without the sluggish carousel.

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TiVo says it can ape Aereo legally. What might that service look like?

TiVo plans to bring back Aereo without breaking the law. But what made Aereo great is precisely what made it illegal.

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Xbox One antenna support becomes official with $60 U.S. TV tuner

Users can view a full channel guide, pause and rewind live programming, and stream the video signal to other networked devices.

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TiVo will soon stream your media library with Plex support

The DVR box rounds out its app lineup by letting users stream their videos, music, and photos from a networked computer.

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Chromecast gets four more TV network apps; here's what it still needs

Google's streaming video dongle has the support of most major streaming services, though it still has a handful of blind spots.

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Amazon Echo update lets you shop without raising a finger

Owners can now bark out orders to buy stuff. And thus, the endgame for Amazon’s cylindrical speaker is revealed.

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ADT hooks up with LG to compete in the budget smart-home space

The home security giant gives a glimpse at its automation ambitions, including a high-end security camera and Nest integration.

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Rdio's cheaper music plan combines ad-free radio with a handful of on-demand songs

If you can't decide between Internet radio and on-demand streaming, Rdio's $4 per month plan will give you a bit of both.