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LG preps webOS 4K TVs with souped-up performance

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

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Plex media streaming app arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4, U.S. launch slightly delayed

Plex came to the Xbox One in October, and now it's ready for the PlayStation 3 and 4. But a U.S. date hasn't been announced yet.

Dish Network adds Netflix support to its Hopper DVR

Dish becomes first big US TV provider to offer Netflix through your set-top box

Satellite TV service becomes the first U.S. pay-TV service to offer Netflix via its DVR.

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Netflix says offline viewing 'is never going to happen'

Netflix says downloads are a 'short term fix' for the bigger problem of Wi-Fi access.

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Netflix embraces Android Wear, but fails to turn your watch into a true remote

Netflix's new Android app sends social notifications to tell you what's on, but its Android Wear support doesn't yet connect the dots with Chromecast for streaming video nirvana.

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Comcast will bring HBO Go to Roku owners at last

After 'several months' of negotiations, Roku and Comcast end their unexplained standoff over HBO Go streaming.

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The moocher's guide to cutting the cable cord

So you got rid of cable, but now you're going through withdrawal. If you're willing to bend the rules, you might be able to rely on the generosity of loved ones willing to share passwords.

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Microsoft's giving 100 more insanely great music albums away for free

And once you've claimed the albums you want, you can download them as DRM-free MP3s.

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Spotify's smart new playlist tunes you in to your friends' favorite songs

Spotify just introduced a new playlist that's updated daily and compiled from what your friends are listening to.

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Why you can't get 4K Netflix and Amazon on a PC or Mac (even though they're capable)

It could be a long time before Netflix and Amazon enable 4K streaming to PCs and Macs.

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Netflix sets ambitious goal for original content, aims for 20 new shows a year by 2019

If you love House of Cards, Lilyhammer, or Bojack Horseman on Netflix, good news: More shows like them are on the way.

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Roku and Rdio make beautiful music with remote control, billing integration

Sorry Spotify and Pandora; set-top darling Roku is playing favorites with a different streaming music service.

YouTube’s app for Apple TV gets major overhaul

YouTube says this update lets you access “the full YouTube experience, right from your Apple TV.” Sounds about right.

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Amazon Instant Video flips the 4K streaming switch, leapfrogs over Netflix

While Netflix hikes prices for 4K video, Amazon starts streaming movies and TV shows to Prime subscribers at no additional cost.

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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.