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Game of Thrones Season 5

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.

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How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

Major League Baseball has an impressive streaming package, but make sure you're aware of its pesky blackout rules.

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Jay Z's Tidal doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop.

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Spotify-powered PlayStation Music goes live on Sony's PS3 and PS4 consoles

It's here Spotify/Playstation fans! Music Unlimited is dead, Spotify has taken its place with an exclusive deal.

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Sling TV's newest channels arrive with 'Restricted Content'

Certain shows on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN are effectively blacked out due to content rights issues.

YouTube's experimental 4K, 60 frames per second video will crush your computer

4K is old hat for YouTube, which first embraced the resolution in 2010, but now the Google property is upping the stakes by experimenting with 4K videos at a frame rate of 60 frames per second.

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Mohu Channels review: An ugly marriage of over-the-air and streaming TV

Combining broadcast and streaming video in one device is a clever idea, but Mohu's execution is too sloppy to recommend.

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Amazon Fire TV gets a major update with support for hotel Wi-Fi, USB storage, and more

Users will be able to take their media streamer on the road, hook up external storage, and listen to more music through Prime Playlists.

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Vessel is a slick new streaming service with a focus on Internet stars

The brainchild of Hulu's former CEO takes on YouTube, but cuts out the user-generated cruft.

First exclusively live-streamed regular season NFL game to hit next season

It's only one game, but most U.S. football fans will have to live stream this year's annual kickoff from London, England.

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Netflix not getting it done for you? Serious film buffs should flock to Fandor

This movie-streaming service keeps the art of indie film alive.

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Slingbox's desktop player is now lousy with ads

The latest SlingPlayer Desktop update clutters the video interface with banner advertisements.

Media Player Classic -- Home Cinema

Which is the better free video player: MPC-HC 1.7.6 vs. VLC 2.2

VLC is capable and insanely popular. MPC-HC has a heady past that foundered in a sea of instability. Is VLC indomitable or has the competition righted the ship?

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Score one for net neutrality: Exceptions sought for streaming TV aren't sticking

Sony, HBO, and Showtime reportedly seek special treatment for their online video services, but run into net neutrality rules and business concerns.

It took until 2014, surprisingly, but music streaming services have finally outsold CDs

CDs may be dying, but very slowly. They were still a more popular choice than streaming music services...until now.