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Spotify shows off impressive growth ahead of Apple Music launch

Spotify isn't afraid of Apple Music and it has the users to show it with a doubling of paid subscribers in just over a year.

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Not just Apple: Showtime streaming heads to Roku, Playstation Vue

After announcing Apple as its “first partner,” Showtime adds a couple more venues for its $11 per month streaming service.

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Plex gets more secure, adding free SSL encryption for all free and paying users

Plex Media Server users just got an important upgrade: The company is giving all of its customers, both paid subscribers and free users, an SSL certificate from a trusted authority, for free.

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Whoops! Sony Music CEO confirms Apple's new music streaming service

According to Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Apple will introduce a brand new music streaming service at Monday's WWDC keynote.

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Attempting a minimalist living room with Shield Android TV and HDHomeRun

Streaming games and over-the-air channels from another room can help slim down your media center, but they also introduce some new points of failure.

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‘Burbs’ of a feather: A Tom Hanks film and 8 others that deserve another chance

None of the movies in this weeks’ collection got the attention they deserved the first time around. Now you can give them their due via the web.

NFL chooses Yahoo streaming over TV for one game this season

The annual showdown from London, England won't be shown on traditional TV in every market. Instead, you'll have to watch it online courtesy of Yahoo.

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New data bodes well for Apple's TV effort, but Chromecast could be Google's Trojan Horse

Over 60 percent of premium TV streaming was done on an Apple device. So what could go wrong in Apple's master plan? The fact that Chrome, not Safari, is the browser of choice for most online TV viewers.

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Jay Z tries to grow Tidal with a desktop app

Students can also get a discount on the paid music streaming service.

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Showtime's $11 per month streaming service gets Apple as an early partner

The new standalone service launches on July 12, and includes full access to Showtime's back catalog.

Netflix rules out third-party ads amid growing speculation

The streaming site’s users recently began noticing show trailers before and after their videos, sparking speculation third-party ads could soon be on their way.

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The Hisense H7 series sets a low-price bar for 4K TVs

The China-based manufacturer is bringing a $595 50-inch ultra-HD television to a Walmart near you.

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Internet bandwidth study shows that people can't get enough Netflix

Netflix streaming gobbles up over a third of peak-hour Internet traffic in North America, according to networking company Sandvine.

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Android TV’s second act: More apps, better hardware, and new features

Google-powered TV boxes have been a tough sell next to Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV, but that’s starting to change.

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Your complete guide to every Apple TV channel, A to Z

We break down all the Apple TV apps: what you'll find there, how much you'll pay for a subscription, and which cable provider logins are supported.