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Sharp TVs won't be made by Sharp anymore

The Sharp TV brand isn't going away, but the company is shutting down its manufacturing plant and licensing the name to Hisense.

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Microsoft's Groove Music hits Android, the web, and Sonos

Xbox Music is almost gone for good, and its replacement is looking a lot better.

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6 ways to watch televised news without paying for cable or satellite TV

You don't need an expensive channel bundle to stay informed. These online alternatives cater to every interest with nonstop streaming coverage.

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Amazon’s crazy Dash Buttons on sale for all Prime members

Now, Prime members can press a physical button to get diapers, razor blades, and bottled water on demand.

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Pandora: Give a brand your undivided attention, get an hour of ad-free music

Amid greater competition from Apple and Google, Pandora hatches a new way to skip the annoying commercial breaks.

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Media streamer buyers guide: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield Android TV & Roku compared

Shopping for media-streaming hardware? You've come to the right place. This is the definitive guide to choosing precisely the right model for your unique needs.

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Roku 3 review: An all-around safe bet

If you’re not tied to any particular ecosystem, and you want a media streamer that just works, Roku is going to make you happy.

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Google Chromecast review: Second-screen simplicity

While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.

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Nvidia Shield Android TV review: The future, at a price

If you can live with its more frustrating qualities, Nvidia's Shield Android TV is the set-top box for those who want it all and want it now.

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Apple TV review: For those deeply committed to the Apple ecosystem

While it's starting to show its age, Apple TV's is worth considering if you depend on iTunes, iCloud, and other Apple services and devices.

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Amazon Fire TV review: The perfect streaming box for people who love Amazon

For Amazon Prime subscribers, Fire TV promises less time browsing and more time watching. Everyone else might feel left out.

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Sling gets sued over Slingbox desktop ads

Sling's attempt to extract more money from customers through advertising could come at a cost.

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Netflix's new TV interface sounds kind of iffy

Selecting a movie or TV show will automatically begin playback, while menu options linger on the screen for a few seconds.

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Comcast’s new streaming service is not as terrible as you might think

Sure, it’s Comcast. But Stream is also a step toward fixing what's wrong with cable TV.

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YouTube video subscriptions may include music, but no network TV

As the ad-free version of YouTube inches closer to launch, don't expect it to look anything like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.