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OneDrive adds Chromecast support for photos and videos

Now you can stream your personal photos and videos stored in OneDrive to your TV via Chromecast.

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Apple Music launching 8am Pacific Tuesday, allows uploads like iTunes Match

Apple Music will let you upload your own tracks to fill in the gaps.

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The surprisingly sneaky rise of a la carte pay TV

TV networks have fiercely resisted selling their services individually; but in doing so, they’ve allowed something better to blossom.

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Amazon turns on HDR video streaming, but only for high-end Samsung TVs

The impressive tech delivers blacker blacks and bursts of beautiful brightness, but Amazon's support is just a baby step towards mass adoption.

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How Taylor Swift convinced Apple to switch gears on music streaming

America's pop princess decided to withhold her latest album from Apple Music over royalty payments.

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No, Apple won't ban artists from iTunes for opposing Apple Music

Musicians who are waiting for the streaming service's free three-month trial to end before signing on won't be punished, Apple says.

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NBA unbundles: League Pass to offer single games and teams in 2016

The NBA's streaming video service is about to get cheaper for fans who don't need every game.

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Sony's a la carte TV plan: Curb your enthusiasm

With Playstation Vue, Sony lays the groundwork for getting only the channels you want, but it's got a very long way to go.

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Amazon pulls popular video app Kodi from its store, blames piracy

Meanwhile, Android gets an official Kodi release for televisions and set-top boxes.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV service goes a la carte (sort of)

The cable TV alternative is also expanding to a couple more cities, with the promise of discounts for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Apple Music won't pay record labels for 3-month free trials

After the free trial, Apple will split the revenue 70/30—the streaming industry standard.

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Spotify's stealthy 'Taste Rewind' helps find your musical roots

Plug in a few artists you like, and Spotify will take you back to similar tunes from another era.

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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.