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Android TV: Is Google’s other living-room platform at a dead end?

Chromecast is a great product backed by a strong vision. The same can’t be said for Google’s other streaming-video platform.


Roku’s HBO Now app arrives, fashionably late

The standalone version of HBO is now available on Roku.


Amazon may create a live TV service of its own

With an Apple streaming TV service rumored for next year, it never hurts to be prepared.


Apple TV aims open its universal search to all apps

The new Apple TV will open its universal search features to more apps in the future.


Philips Hue gets HomeKit support, though you’ll need a new hub for it

Philips Hue smart bulb users can tack on HomeKit support for $40.

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Android TV gets HBO Now and Showtime as Google reveals more apps, smart TV partners

Android TV gets more apps and smart TV partners.


Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.

Amazon is letting more products buy stuff on your behalf

Dash Replenishment Service expands to include washing machines, blood glucose meters, and pet feeders.

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PlayStation Vue users can bundle Showtime and Epix Hits for $14 per month

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming service is getting more channels.


The revamped Chromecast app makes Google’s media streamer feel whole

You don’t need new hardware to take advantage of Chromecast’s best new feature.


The TiVo Bolt DVR is all about saving you time

TiVo’s new box is much pricier than a standard cable-company DVR, but aims to be better at skipping commercials and streaming videos. It will interest cord-cutters, too.


Comcast takes a shot at short-form web videos with Watchable

Can the cable colossus succeed at streaming video where other efforts have failed or languished?


Netflix Switch lets makers start binging with a button press

This Netflix button lets you dim the lights, order a pizza, and start watching something with one press.


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.