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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

Dish's streaming video service may be cheaper than a bloated cable bundle, but it can still be just as confusing.

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LG's whole-home speakers are among the first with Google Cast audio support

Music Flow speakers will let users play music from any Chromecast-supported app.

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Vizio knocks 4K TV prices down to $600

Just seven months after cracking the $1000 barrier, Vizio's 4K TV sets are getting even cheaper.

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Amazon Fire TV gets X-Ray vision, no Fire tablet required

With one button press, users can pull up actor lists, trivia, soundtracks, and other information from IMDb.

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4SeTV pitches to sports fans with split-screen broadcasts

$179 TV tuner box shows four channels at once on tablets and televisions.

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HBO Now explained: Everything we know, and a few things we don't

HBO’s standalone streaming video service arrived on Apple devices and web browsers this week, but a few mysteries remain.

Sling TV gets HBO and service upgrades just in time for Game of Thrones

The streaming services taking steps to avoid a repeat of its March Madness woes when Game of Thrones arrives this Sunday.

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Tablo OTA DVR gets slick new apps, but new hardware gets pushed to May

The streaming DVR device now supports Fire TV and Android TV, and has a much-improved Roku app.

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Netflix starts recommending specific smart TV sets

TVs with the “Netflix Recommended” label promise faster load times and more convenient access to the streaming video service.

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This smart countertop chooses your meals, then tells you how to make them

The Countertop from Orange Chef measures food in Vitamixes and Crock-Pots, and suggests what to eat based on fitness tracking data.

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No 4K streaming support for new Apple TV, report says

4K video remains a chicken-and-egg problem, and Apple is reportedly staying out of it.

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Sling TV’s growing pains: Final Four stream fail, subscriber caps

Those who wanted to see what Sling TV was all about during the NCAA’s Final Four weekend didn’t get the most flattering picture of the new streaming video service.

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App showdown: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Nexus Player

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

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Sling TV subscribers will be able to get HBO as a $15-per-month add-on

There's no need to wait for HBO Now; Sling's streaming video service will reach cord cutters just in time for Game of Thrones.

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This wire-free USB outlet cover is raising a killing on Kickstarter

The SnapPower Charger adds a USB port to any wall outlet with no hand-wiring required.