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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.

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Showtime's $11 per month streaming service gets Apple as an early partner

The new standalone service launches on July 12, and includes full access to Showtime's back catalog.

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Got a Beats Pill XL speaker? Apple recall will get you $325

Due to a rare fire hazard risk, Apple is recalling all Beats Pill XL speakers, and offering $325 in exchange.

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GameFly brings game streaming to Amazon Fire TV, taking on Nvidia and Sony

The mail-order video game rental service's expansion to streaming seems long overdue, but the market's still young and unproven.

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Android TV’s second act: More apps, better hardware, and new features

Google-powered TV boxes have been a tough sell next to Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV, but that’s starting to change.

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Nvidia Shield hands-on: The first high-end Android TV box ships today, rife with features

Shield is much pricier than your average set-top box, but aims to justify its $200 price tag with 4K streaming and a bunch of gaming options.

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TVMC for Kodi makes video piracy uncomfortably easy

This free living room TV software offers vast quantities of movies and TV shows out of the box.

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Intel's Braswell NUC PC kit looks ready for living rooms

With sub-$200 prices and optical audio output, Intel's next miniature PC kit could serve as a flexible streaming media box.

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Xbox One TV Tuner review: Just short of over-the-air perfection

The Xbox One is so close to cord-cutting perfection--especially if you’re already a gamer--but needs DVR to get over the goal line.

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HBO ponders discounts for prepaid HBO Now subscribers

How do you keep subscribers on board after Game of Thrones is over? Give them a deal on prepaid service.

Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all

The pursuit of live, local TV stations may be gumming up the process, and Apple reportedly has no TV programmers on board.

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Google 'Brillo' may join Internet of Things operating system madness

A version of Android is reportedly coming to connected light bulbs, door locks, and other low-power devices--just to make an already-messy situation even messier.

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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Netflix's website will stop being an abomination soon

An upcoming redesign makes Netflix.com look more like its mobile apps, without the sluggish carousel.