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Sling TV's newest channels arrive with 'Restricted Content'

Certain shows on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN are effectively blacked out due to content rights issues.

YouTube's experimental 4K, 60 frames per second video will crush your computer

4K is old hat for YouTube, which first embraced the resolution in 2010, but now the Google property is upping the stakes by experimenting with 4K videos at a frame rate of 60 frames per second.

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Take a break from March Madness to stream some of these great films

One cannot live on basketball alone. Cinema is essential nutrition for the mind and soul.

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Jay-Z's Tidal gets the thumbs-up from Taylor Swift, T-Mobile

Things are going well for Tidal, the high-fidelity streaming service Jay-Z recently acquired. Taylor Swift has brought her music catalog, and T-Mobile has added the service to its list of music platforms exempt from data caps.

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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Mohu Channels review: An ugly marriage of over-the-air and streaming TV

Combining broadcast and streaming video in one device is a clever idea, but Mohu's execution is too sloppy to recommend.

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Amazon Fire TV gets a major update with support for hotel Wi-Fi, USB storage, and more

Users will be able to take their media streamer on the road, hook up external storage, and listen to more music through Prime Playlists.

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Vessel is a slick new streaming service with a focus on Internet stars

The brainchild of Hulu's former CEO takes on YouTube, but cuts out the user-generated cruft.

First exclusively live-streamed regular season NFL game to hit next season

It's only one game, but most U.S. football fans will have to live stream this year's annual kickoff from London, England.

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Netflix not getting it done for you? Serious film buffs should flock to Fandor

This movie-streaming service keeps the art of indie film alive.

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Slingbox's desktop player is now lousy with ads

The latest SlingPlayer Desktop update clutters the video interface with banner advertisements.

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Which is the better free video player: MPC-HC 1.7.6 vs. VLC 2.2

VLC is capable and insanely popular. MPC-HC has a heady past that foundered in a sea of instability. Is VLC indomitable or has the competition righted the ship?

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New Apple TV hardware coming this summer, report says

Siri, App Store, and home automation could be centerpieces of Apple's next living room set-top box.

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Score one for net neutrality: Exceptions sought for streaming TV aren't sticking

Sony, HBO, and Showtime reportedly seek special treatment for their online video services, but run into net neutrality rules and business concerns.

It took until 2014, surprisingly, but music streaming services have finally outsold CDs

CDs may be dying, but very slowly. They were still a more popular choice than streaming music services...until now.