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NBA unbundles: League Pass to offer single games and teams in 2016

The NBA's streaming video service is about to get cheaper for fans who don't need every game.

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Sony's a la carte TV plan: Curb your enthusiasm

With Playstation Vue, Sony lays the groundwork for getting only the channels you want, but it's got a very long way to go.

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Amazon pulls popular video app Kodi from its store, blames piracy

Meanwhile, Android gets an official Kodi release for televisions and set-top boxes.

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Misfit wearables now act as remote controls for the Internet

With IFTTT integration, a double- or triple-tap on the wrist can trigger all kinds of Internet-based actions.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV service goes a la carte (sort of)

The cable TV alternative is also expanding to a couple more cities, with the promise of discounts for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Spotify's stealthy 'Taste Rewind' helps find your musical roots

Plug in a few artists you like, and Spotify will take you back to similar tunes from another era.

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Nest Cam leak shows a slicker, smarter Dropcam

Dropcam could drop its own branding and merge with Nest's main mobile app.

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Android TV hidden gems: The 10 best hard-to-find apps

Android TV now lets you browse its entire app store instead just a curated selection. We went through it so you don’t have to.

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Samsung goes sci-fi with transparent and mirrored OLED screens

By all means, admire the potential in these futuristic displays. Just don’t expect them in consumer products any time soon.

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Marriott and Netflix team up for in-room streaming, no paid Internet required

Guests in certain hotels can now tap into their Netflix accounts straight from the television. Because who uses hotel pay-per-view anymore?

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Channel Master TV takes a stab at splicing streaming and over-the-air video

As more people abandon cable TV for cheap or free streaming services, some hardware makers are hellbent on mashing up online video with free broadcast channels.

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TiVo Online quietly adds web streaming for DVR shows

A new website lets TiVo users watch their recordings straight from a browser, though some extra hardware might be required.

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Not just Apple: Showtime streaming heads to Roku, Playstation Vue

After announcing Apple as its “first partner,” Showtime adds a couple more venues for its $11 per month streaming service.

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Android TV's 600 “new” apps are now much easier to find

The Google Play Store now lets you browse every available app--including all the junk.

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Attempting a minimalist living room with Shield Android TV and HDHomeRun

Streaming games and over-the-air channels from another room can help slim down your media center, but they also introduce some new points of failure.