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Yamaha expands its MusicCast streaming-music lineup with a new amplifier and pre-amp

The new WXA-50 can power traditional speakers, while the WXC-50 can be paired with an existing hi-fi system.

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New Roku Streaming Stick allows private listening via your mobile device

Portable streamer is powered by a quad-core processor, but resolution is limited to 1080p.

The HUB and HUB mini

Stream high-res audio to as many as 10 devices without wires? Yes, please!

Hub by Ekko is the most intriguing multi-room audio system we've seen since Sonos, but it's a year or more from coming to market.

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FCC vote could end the set-top box monopoly

The FCC wants to open up pay TV programming to any media streamer.

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Spotify deal throws in a free Chromecast with three months of Premium

Spotify’s Chromecast deal saves you $5 on the hardware and provides three months of service to boot.

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The most annoying Apple TV feature is about to be fixed

Voice dictation and Siri support for App Store searches are on the way with tvOS 9.2.

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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.