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Dish delays ad-skipping AutoHop for CBS with no sign of streaming deal

Dish decides that CBS with advertisement is better than no CBS at all, as it agrees to pause AutoHop for seven days after any broadcast.

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Grooveshark gives fully-legal streaming a shot with 'Broadcasts' radio service

After years of battling with record labels and ultimately getting outdone by Spotify, Grooveshark is taking on Pandora instead.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast: Why not both?

Aside from their looks and pricing, these two streaming sticks are more different than they are alike. At $74 for the pair, owning both isn't a crazy idea.

Sony’s Android TVs may marry Google and PlayStation

Sony will fully embrace Google’s platform for its entire smart TV lineup, which could start shipping as soon as February.

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Sonos update makes family use easier with multi-account support

Got a family plan with Spotify or Rdio? Now everyone can beam their tunes throughout the house--for better or worse.

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Spotify offers 3 month Premium subscription for $1 amid looming competition

A limited-time offer gets you three months of premium perks for $0.99, though there is a bunch of fine print attached.

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Bluetooth 4.2 supercharges smart homes, blocks privacy-bashing Beacons

Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick review: A cheap, quick, and dirty path to Prime Instant Video

Amazon's TV dongle delivers easy access to Amazon Prime Video. On the downside, it's saddled with a bloated interface and a number of version 1.0 bugs.

House of Cards Season 3 will hit on February 27, making it Netflix's biggest original series

As the political thriller's success continues, the company has more reason than ever to produce new original content, some already in the works.

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How to turn a Chromebox into a video-streaming workhorse

A Chrome OS desktop computer can be a powerful tool in a cord cutter's arsenal, serving up the full Web for under $200. But it does take some finagling, and won't be for everyone.

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HBO Go lands on Xbox One with most major TV providers on board

HBO's streaming video app has finally made the next-gen console leap, but Playstation owners will have to wait.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue service won't kill cable, but it could be a welcome alternative

Playstation Vue is a lot like existing pay TV services, except without the deceptive practices that make cable so repugnant. It's breaking new ground even if it doesn't become a hit.

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Pharrell, John Lennon tunes could get pulled from YouTube over royalty spat

Whether a takedown happens or not, the dust-up underscores tensions between artists and streaming services like YouTube and Spotify.

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'Where to Watch' is Hollywood's legal video search site, and it's actually decent

The new site lets you search across streaming services by title, actor or director. While the idea isn't particularly new, the execution stands out despite a few blind spots.

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Quirky tries making the smart home less scary with cheap, unbundled devices

A slew of new sensors, controllers and triggers play nicely together, and don't require a huge up-front investment.