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Netflix's new TV interface sounds kind of iffy

Selecting a movie or TV show will automatically begin playback, while menu options linger on the screen for a few seconds.

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Comcast’s new streaming service is not as terrible as you might think

Sure, it’s Comcast. But Stream is also a step toward fixing what's wrong with cable TV.

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YouTube video subscriptions may include music, but no network TV

As the ad-free version of YouTube inches closer to launch, don't expect it to look anything like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.

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NFL Game Pass brings streaming football reruns to the TV

The NFL is replacing its Game Rewind streaming service with something that's much more TV-friendly, but don't expect live games anytime soon.

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Sideclick is back to make streamer remote controls more useful

The $21 attachment adds volume and other television controls to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Google Nexus Player remotes.

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Ad-free Hulu rumors return at just the right time

The streaming video service could launch an commercial-free version as soon as this fall, but at a significant mark-up.

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Misfit drops prices on Flash and Shine fitness bands, unveils the $20 Link tracker

This is interesting: The new Flash Link activity tracker can double as a remote control for smart devices.

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HBO Now launches on Android and Amazon Fire devices

Now that Apple's exclusivity period is over, HBO's new standalone streaming service is available on more platforms.

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Showtime streaming explained: What you get, and how you can get it

Following the footsteps of rival HBO, Showtime now offers a standalone service with no pay-TV subscription required. Here's what you need to know.

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A Hulu intern just made a clever Apple Watch app

Hulu users can now control playback from an Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation, or Chromecast straight from the wrist.

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Philips Hue bulb can now perform a video game light show with the Xbox One

With the Xbox One platformer Chariot, Philips Hue bulbs change color and brightness in sync with the on-screen action.

Apple is reportedly 'close' to securing broadcast networks for online TV service

New estimates peg Apple's TV service at $10 to $40 per month, with a mix of broadcast and cable channels.

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Eddystone beacons let Google pinpoint exactly where you stand

Just like Apple's iBeacon technology, Google's Bluetooth-based tracking opens up new uses that just aren't possible with GPS and Wi-Fi.

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TiVo iOS app now supports AirPlay mirroring on Apple TV

For the first time, TiVo users can stream their DVR content to a third-party TV box, though it's far from being an ideal solution.

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Amazon Fling is the Fire TV's answer to Chromecast

Users will be able to send video and music to the TV from existing phone and tablet apps--assuming developers get on board.