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Apple TV review: Big steps forward, but not a revolution

The new Apple TV has better performance and a better remote, but nothing that the competition doesn't have already.

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Setting up your new Apple TV: 6 things to do first

Got a new Apple TV? Sweet! Here's how to get up and running.

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New Apple TV hits store shelves as first wave of shipments arrive

Apple didn't say the Apple TV would be available to buy in-store today, but, surprise! It is.


Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV

How to mirror a phone or laptop screen to Chromecast when native apps aren't an option.

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New Apple TVs now on sale, with delivery starting Oct. 30

Apple's fourth-generation set-top box is all about apps.


Chromecast (2015) review: A superfluous upgrade to a high-caliber product

One of Google's best devices gets modest improvements, and that's okay.

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Tim Cook shares Apple Music subscriber numbers and Apple TV ship date

Apple Music has 15 million listeners, Apple's CEO says, and the Apple TV is available to order Oct. 26.

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Cord cutters will be disappointed with the New Xbox Experience

The New Xbox Experience has interesting ideas for video viewing, but doesn’t get the basics right.

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The Electric Jukebox: For music lovers who think Apple Music and Spotify are too expensive and too complicated

British startup has developed a music streamer that plugs into your TV (and only your TV).

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8 nifty Chromecast tricks for Android and iOS users

Controlling your new Chromecast also goes beyond the Chromecast app itself. There are dozens of Android and iOS apps that'll work hand-in-hand with Chromecast. All you need to know is which button to tap. Learn how to find videos with your voice, "cast" your screen to your TV, share your Chromecast with guests, and more.

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Roku announces Roku 4 media streamer with 4K video, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’ll be no confusing this new model with previous generations.

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TiVo Bolt review: The best DVR gets better

Whether you’re a cord cutter or a cable-TV devotee, this is the DVR you should be using.


Apple TV aims open its universal search to all apps

The new Apple TV will open its universal search features to more apps in the future.


Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.

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Amazon won’t sell Apple TV and Chromecast hardware, bans marketplace partners from selling them, too

Anti-competitive tactic or smart customer-service strategy? It’s probably a little of both.