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Sling TV to add a movies-on-demand package via Epix

While pricing hasn't been announced, adding movies on demand renders Sling TV a direct competitor Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.

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It’s a holiday weekend! Spend part of it watching some great movies. Here are our picks

The Oscar-nominated ‘Birdman’ is just one of the great films now available for streaming.

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Sling TV app heads to Amazon's Fire TV with deep device discounts in tow

Commit to three months of Sling TV, and get a free Fire TV Stick or $50 off the Fire TV set-top box.

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How to connect your laptop to your HDTV without HDMI

It's easy to connect a laptop to an HDTV--unless your laptop doesn't have the right port.

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How to watch over-the-air broadcasts on an Xbox One (even though Microsoft's TV tuner isn't available stateside)

There's no need to wait for Microsoft's official TV tuner; this obscure $35 box does a fine job on its own.

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PGA Tour to launch an online golf network aimed at millenials

Skratch TV to target young golf enthusiasts who like their content bite-sized.

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Samsung's latest smart TV snafu injects Pepsi ads into your personal videos

After fending off privacy concerns around voice recognition in its smart TVs, Samsung is facing new complaints about ads appearing in users' video streams.

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BitTorrent starts producing original TV shows in a quest to reform its image

BitTorrent is getting serious about transforming the BitTorrent protocol into a serious distribution method for legal media.

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Proposed changes in copyright law could render online music streaming more expensive

Music copyright law is a mess, but the changes the U.S. Copyright Office is proposing might not help.

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Target pulls the plug on its digital video service less than 18 months after launch

The 'let's build-it-from-the-ground-up' approach just didn’t work for the big retailer.

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Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.

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Sling TV blocks Android dongles and Fire TV sideloading

Crafty users can still install an older version to get around Dish's arbitrary restrictions.

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UltraFlix hires 'Star Wars: Despecialized Edition' editor to help oversee 4K conversions

Petr Harmy, the restorer who brought the painstakingly remastered "Star Wars: Despecialized Edition" trilogy of films to Star Wars fans, will now work at NanoTech's 4K Studios, helping its UltraFlix 4K streaming service convert movies to 4K resolution.

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

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Sling TV's web-based live television opens to all cord cutters, adds AMC to lineup

Cable cutters rejoice! Anyone can subscribe to the live TV streaming service Sling.