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What's going on with Fox Sports on PlayStation Vue

Some PlayStation Vue users say Fox Sports regional channels are missing.

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'Skinny' bundles: the awkward adolescence of online video

The streaming-video market will go through a gawky phase before reaching maturity.

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Roku Feed has become the best feature you’re not using

Roku’s universal watch list has gotten a lot more useful lately, though it still has room to improve.

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In defense of the channel bundles from Sling TV and PlayStation Vue

Why Sling TV and PlayStation Vue are more than just an old channel bundle with a new delivery mechanism.

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

How Sling TV’s new packages and add-ons work, including Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

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Roku Streaming Stick review: The best cheap way to make a dumb TV smart

The Roku Streaming Stick offers a solid app selection, good-enough performance, and some neat tricks for $50.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Getting what you paid for

As streaming apps get more advanced, Amazon’s low-cost TV dongle doesn’t feel future-proof.

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Best media-streaming stick: Our favorite tools for transforming the boob tube into a full-fledged smart TV

Our in-depth buyers guide and hands-on reviews will help you choose between the current offerings from Roku, Amazon, and Google.

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The future of Plex: More tools for cord cutters, and less of a focus on the PC

Server support for Nvidia’s Shield Android TV box is the first step towards a more mainstream product.

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Apple might be quietly preparing an assault on the cable box via its Apple TV

The next Apple TV update makes watching cable channels easier. Why not cut out the middleman?

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Without Xbox, will broadcast DVR ever get its mainstream moment?

Microsoft axing over-the-air DVR for Xbox One leaves cord cutters without a plug-and-play solution.

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HomeKit's official Home app will control all your connected appliances at once

Apple’s Home app for iOS brings quick controls, lock screen shortcuts, and remote access via Apple TV.

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Apple TV takes away some friction with a new version of tvOS

Apple TV's new version of tvOS grants new powers to Siri and takes the hassle out of app sign-ins

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5 free streaming-TV apps (and why you’re probably not using them)

Free video services abound on devices like Roku and Amazon Fire TV, but it's still too hard to find the good stuff.

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5 reasons to cut the cord that aren’t about saving money

Why cable TV may not be worthwhile, whether you can afford it or not.