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Hands-on: Sling TV's tweaked interface makes channel surfing much easier

Sling TV's updated interface isn’t drastically different, but small changes still make a big difference.


This trick drastically improves Nvidia Shield Android TV recommendations

How to customize recommendations on the Nvidia Shield Android TV.


E-sports go primetime as TBS preps weekly Counter-Strike: Global Offensive TV show

TBS will be the first major U.S. cable network to show competitive video games on a regular basis.

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Forget universal search; give me a universal watch list

If streaming is the future of television, it needs a better way to browse the shows you like.


Simple.tv ShowDrive aims to combine broadcast DVR with cloud storage

Over-the-air DVR could be built directly into smart televisions if Simple.tv has its way.


Andy Samberg tests the limits of HBO Now’s password sharing during the Emmys

Sharing your streaming video password with the world isn’t good for much more than a laugh.


Apple TV and voice control: What Siri does that other set-tops don’t

The mere presence of Siri voice search in the new Apple TV is unremarkable. It’s the execution that matters.


Xbox One Preview users can opt into Windows 10-based 'New Xbox One Experience'

Microsoft starts publicly testing its new console interface, though you’ll have to jump through some hoops to get it.

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Zune services are finally, truly going away as Microsoft’s Groove gets Sonos support

To be honest, Microsoft deserves some credit for keeping Zune services going this long.


Epix gets offline viewing support, leading the way for traditional TV channels

Epix adds offline viewing so you can watch Interstellar on your next flight.


Fox to stream 104 live NFL games through Fox Sports Go

Fox Sports Go will stream live NFL games, but only for cable subscribers.

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The sad story of Amazon Video on Chromecast and Android TV

Don’t expect to watch Amazon Prime videos on Google’s television platforms anytime soon, at least not without workarounds.


New Apple TV: Siri and the App Store are the stars of Apple's new set-top box

Apple’s set-top box is getting its long-awaited overhaul, with a proper App Store, a major role for Siri, and a serious emphasis on gaming.


Windows Media Center lives on with unofficial Windows 10 version

Microsoft’s decade-old living room software reportedly runs on Windows 10 if you don’t mind a sketchy download and installation process.

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Nest's Dropcam outage reveals the downside of online-only IP cameras

For a few hours last night, Dropcam users couldn’t access their camera feeds at all.