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Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV

How to mirror a phone or laptop screen to Chromecast when native apps aren't an option.

Fan TV gives up on reimagining the cable box

As parent company Rovi ends its programming partnership with Time Warner Cable, it also ends Fan TV's quest to reimagine the cable box. Buyers of the $150 Fan TV set-top box will get a Nexus Player as consolation.

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Fire TV devices start showing ads that let you buy physical goods from Amazon

Banner ads for candy, fitness trackers, and children’s toys land on top of the Fire TV home screen.


HBO Go gets an Android TV app, but not for Comcast subscribers

Android TV users can now watch the latest HBO shows with a cable subscription, unless that subscription comes from Comcast.

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Cord-cutter Confidential turns one: What a crazy year it's been

From surprising new streaming services to exciting new hardware, life without pay TV just keeps getting better.


Podcast support is headed to Google Play Music

Google’s secret podcast weapon: Smart suggestions based on mood and other factors.


Asus OnHub router controls Wi-Fi speed with a wave

Google’s second router partnership isn’t much different than its first.


Time Warner Cable’s rumored streaming service includes a free Roku 3

Time Warner Cable may embrace cord cutters with $10 per month streaming service

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Amazon Echo’s latest trick: Telling you where to eat via Yelp

Amazon Echo's newest feature: Telling you where to eat via Yelp


ESPN YouTube videos die so that YouTube Red may live

ESPN pulls videos from YouTube ahead of paid subscription service.


Sling TV: Don’t expect broadcast channels anytime soon

ABC, CBS, and other broadcast channels could join Sling’s bundle eventually, but they’re a nightmare to negotiate.


Here's what YouTube Red's $10 per month subscription gets you (hint: a lot)

YouTube Red's asking price could be worth it for the music alone.


NBC SeeSo and the beginning of the end for traditional TV channels

At $4 per month with no commercials, NBC's streaming comedy service is a glimpse at the future of TV.


NBC and CBS All Access arrive on Apple TV (yes, the old one)

Apple’s nearly-outdated set-top box won’t be getting the App Store, but it’s still getting new apps.


Plex overhauls its home theater PC software with new Plex Media Player

Plex reboots its desktop software with 4K support, mouse controls, and a much slicker interface.