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The cord-cutter's guide to watching the NBA playoffs

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! (And other great movies newly available for streaming)

Nick at the Powder Room is absolutely beside himself this weekend. But if you don't like Star Wars or basketball, we have 7 other picks.

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Plex TV subscribers get support for photos and music as part of a significant update

The Plex smart TV app is now more useful than ever, but you'll need to pony up for a subscription to get the new features.

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Netflix plans better security and a new TV interface in 2015

Netflix has a new user interface coming for its television apps and is adding HTTPS across its site.


Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

Dish's streaming video service may be cheaper than a bloated cable bundle, but it can still be just as confusing.


Netflix makes its shows more accessible for the blind, starting with Marvel's Daredevil

Netflix is making it's hit show Marvel's Daredevil more accessible to the blind by adding audio description with more shows to follow.

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PowerDVD 15 review: The best picture, bar none

It’s a pay program competing with free solutions, but PowerDVD 15 Ultra easily offers the best video quality, and arguably the best sound of any software video player on the market. It's better than most hardware-only solutions as well.


LG's whole-home speakers are among the first with Google Cast audio support

Music Flow speakers will let users play music from any Chromecast-supported app.

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How to use Miracast to mirror your device's screen wirelessly on your TV

Everything you need to know to figure out device support between newer and older devices, and setting it up with Windows or Android devices.

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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.


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.


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.


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.