Don't-Miss Streaming Hardware Stories

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Screen set-top box and apps enforce the 'screen time' rules you set for your kids

Using software agents and a set-top box, Screen limits the time your kids spent watching TV and using computers, tablets, and phones to what you want.

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Podcasts come to Apple TV with tvOS 9.1.1 update, addressing a known gripe

The new Apple TV software also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

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ESPN president says Apple is 'frustrated' by streaming TV service

Apple wants to revolutionize TV, but even ESPN execs realize that nailing down deals networks with is a struggle.

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Tablo brings live TV and OTA DVR capabilities to Apple TV

Tablo's new tvOS app lets you watch live TV channels and record shows over-the-air with the Tablo DVR device.

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The 2015 cord-cutter awards

Cord-cutter Confidential honors this year’s best hardware, software, and services for living without cable TV.

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Amazon switches on Fire TV's smart home voice controls

Amazon's Fire TV now lets you dim your living room smart bulbs with Alexa voice commands.

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New Apple TV hits store shelves as first wave of shipments arrive

Apple didn't say the Apple TV would be available to buy in-store today, but, surprise! It is.

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Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV

How to mirror a phone or laptop screen to Chromecast when native apps aren't an option.

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New Apple TVs now on sale, with delivery starting Oct. 30

Apple's fourth-generation set-top box is all about apps.

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Tim Cook shares Apple Music subscriber numbers and Apple TV ship date

Apple Music has 15 million listeners, Apple's CEO says, and the Apple TV is available to order Oct. 26.

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Cord cutters will be disappointed with the New Xbox Experience

The New Xbox Experience has interesting ideas for video viewing, but doesn’t get the basics right.

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The Electric Jukebox: For music lovers who think Apple Music and Spotify are too expensive and too complicated

British startup has developed a music streamer that plugs into your TV (and only your TV).

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Roku announces Roku 4 media streamer with 4K video, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’ll be no confusing this new model with previous generations.

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Apple TV aims open its universal search to all apps

The new Apple TV will open its universal search features to more apps in the future.

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Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.