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Small movies are opening in theaters and online at the same time, but blockbusters aren’t (and they won't)

The Internet is bringing bigger audiences to independent films, but it doesn’t work that way for tent-poles and franchises.

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Amazon to add high dynamic range video content to its Prime Instant Video service

Fierce competition among over-the-top video service providers is driving innovation, while traditional video distribution evolves at a snail’s pace.

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Amazon Fire TV gets X-Ray vision, no Fire tablet required

With one button press, users can pull up actor lists, trivia, soundtracks, and other information from IMDb.

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4SeTV pitches to sports fans with split-screen broadcasts

$179 TV tuner box shows four channels at once on tablets and televisions.

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DirecTV adds to its streaming lineup with 22 new 'Everywhere' channels

DirecTV subscribers can now stream a wider selection of popular channels, such as Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and MTV. Cord-cutters, however, need not apply.

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HBO Now explained: Everything we know, and a few things we don't

HBO’s standalone streaming video service arrived on Apple devices and web browsers this week, but a few mysteries remain.

Sling TV gets HBO and service upgrades just in time for Game of Thrones

The streaming services taking steps to avoid a repeat of its March Madness woes when Game of Thrones arrives this Sunday.

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HBO Now's contract-free, stand-alone streaming comes to iOS and Apple TV today

You can sign up for HBO Now at this very moment.

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You don't need Comcast's gigabit broadband. You just need consistent throughput

Comcast's gigabit broadband announcement sidesteps what Internet users really need: consistent, high-quality throughput for video.

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Sling TV’s growing pains: Final Four stream fail, subscriber caps

Those who wanted to see what Sling TV was all about during the NCAA’s Final Four weekend didn’t get the most flattering picture of the new streaming video service.

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Major Roku upgrades include voice search for $100 Roku 3, new hardware for $70 Roku 2

Roku's working hard to keep up with Amazon, Apple, and Google in media streaming, adding many new features to its lineup.

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Do the Bunny Hop to these great movies

The Easter Bunny made an early delivery this year: 9 very interesting movies for you to stream this holiday weekend.

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Sorry, Tidal: Why I'm waiting for Apple to revolutionize streaming

Tidal's selling points aren't cutting it compared to Spotify. Apple could do more with Beats Music.

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App showdown: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Nexus Player

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

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Sling TV subscribers will be able to get HBO as a $15-per-month add-on

There's no need to wait for HBO Now; Sling's streaming video service will reach cord cutters just in time for Game of Thrones.