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Sony's PlayStation VR bundles go up for pre-order and quickly sell out

Sony starts taking PlayStation VR pre-orders more than six months ahead of launch.

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Verizon Fios kills Xbox and smart TV apps, making rental fees harder to avoid

Verizon Fios live TV apps for Xbox and Samsung Smart TVs are going away. One more argument for opening up the set-top box market?

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Turner Broadcasting plans to offer standalone streaming services by the end of the year

Turner Broadcasting looks to lure cord-cutters with standalone services and skinny bundles.

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What the next version of Android TV might mean for cord cutters

Android N plants the seeds for a futuristic DVR in Android TV and brings back picture-in-picture.

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PlayStation Vue streaming plan goes nationwide by cutting broadcast channels

Sony’s new PlayStation Vue streaming-TV bundle costs $10 more than Sling TV, but it includes way more channels.

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New movies at home on launch day: Is avoiding the theater worth $50 per film?

Screening Room looks to bring first-run movies straight to the living room, but at a high price.

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4K Roku TVs start shipping, but the screens are small

Best Buy’s Insignia brand is first out the gate with 43-inch and 50-inch Roku 4K smart TVs.

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Ad nauseam: Inside streaming video’s repetitive ad problem

Why do Hulu and other streaming video services show the same ads over and over?

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DirecTV sets up the first UltraHD TV channel in the United States, starting with the Masters golf tournament

DirecTV goes 4K on a single channel, as the era of live UltraHD broadcasts begins with a whimper.

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ESPN and CBS have more plans to reach cord cutters

ESPN and CBS hint at more standalone streaming options to come.

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Skype is abandoning its smart TV apps

Microsoft discontinues Skype for TV because hardly anyone used it.

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Microsoft will soon explain how Universal Xbox apps work

With Xbox One, Microsoft's Universal apps are about to expand beyond Windows in a major way.

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Facebook Messenger platform push continues with Spotify integration

Sending Spotify songs to Facebook Messenger friends will soon be just a few taps away.

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Nest throws its support behind Amazon Echo and reportedly won’t try to compete

Amazon and Nest make nice: Echo and Fire TV users will soon get to set thermostat temperature by voice.

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PlayStation Vue streaming TV gets $10 cheaper as ESPN and Disney channels arrive

Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service gets Disney/ESPN channels and a price drop, but has a tough road ahead.