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You can stream 'The Interview' now: Google, Microsoft, Sony make it available online

The news follows Sony's decision to release the controversial movie in some theaters on Christmas Day.

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Where to find the best streaming holiday music and movies

Egg nog and mistletoe can take you only so far. To complete the holiday mood, dial up some appropriate music and movies.

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10 must-have Chromecast apps for streaming digital movies, video, and music

Disney movies, music videos, and kid-friendly programming can be easily shared right to your television with these apps.

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Comcast launches 4K app the same week it kills Xfinity 3D

Comcast is so over 3D, because the new attraction in HDTV technology is 4K, also known as UHD. If you've got a 2014 Samsung UHD TV then Comcast has an app for you.

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Xbox One kicks out the jams with new Pandora, Vevo apps

Pandora and Vevo have arrived on the Xbox One for your aural pleasure.

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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.

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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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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.

on pcworld.com

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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.