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Andy Samberg tests the limits of HBO Now’s password sharing during the Emmys

Sharing your streaming video password with the world isn’t good for much more than a laugh.


Apple TV and voice control: What Siri does that other set-tops don’t

The mere presence of Siri voice search in the new Apple TV is unremarkable. It’s the execution that matters.

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Zune services are finally, truly going away as Microsoft’s Groove gets Sonos support

To be honest, Microsoft deserves some credit for keeping Zune services going this long.


Epix gets offline viewing support, leading the way for traditional TV channels

Epix adds offline viewing so you can watch Interstellar on your next flight.


Fox to stream 104 live NFL games through Fox Sports Go

Fox Sports Go will stream live NFL games, but only for cable subscribers.

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The sad story of Amazon Video on Chromecast and Android TV

Don’t expect to watch Amazon Prime videos on Google’s television platforms anytime soon, at least not without workarounds.


New Apple TV: Siri and the App Store are the stars of Apple's new set-top box

Apple’s set-top box is getting its long-awaited overhaul, with a proper App Store, a major role for Siri, and a serious emphasis on gaming.

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Nest's Dropcam outage reveals the downside of online-only IP cameras

For a few hours last night, Dropcam users couldn’t access their camera feeds at all.


Netflix’s new excuse for no offline playback is even lamer than the last one

Netflix thinks you're too confused to deal with offline playback.


Sling TV is coming to Chromecast this year

Sling TV could support Chromecast and Apple TV before too long.


How Watchup became the Wii U’s sixth streaming-video app

In the Wii U’s paltry video app lineup, Watchup’s approach to streaming the news fills a specific role.


Samsung’s SleepSense sleep tracker taps home appliances to help you doze off

SleepSense joins a growing number of on-bed sleep trackers, though its connection to Samsung TVs and appliances could be its standout feature.

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Latest Apple TV rumor suggests skimpier storage, reiterates lack of 4K

A new report says Apple’s set-top will top out at 16 GB of storage, and may include just half that.


Hulu without ads arrives for $12 per month (or more with Apple billing)

For $4 more per month, subscribers can get the same lineup of streaming shows, but mostly without commercial interruption.

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Apple TV report claims universal search, $149 starting price

The next Apple TV may get universal search like every other media streamer, and could cost $149.