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First look: Roku TVs from Hisense and TCL are refreshingly simple

Yes, the new Roku TVs are just smart TVs with Roku's familiar interface and huge content library built in. It may be simple, but it's still a brilliant result.

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No set-top box required: TVs with baked-in Roku streaming coming in September

HiSense and TCL televisions ship soon with Roku built-in

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20 essential Roku channels for dedicated couch potatoes

Roku boasts more than 1500 channels, but that's overkill by far. Install these 20 and you will never, ever run out of stuff to watch.

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Slingbox M1 review: Place-shift TV with minimal hassle

Sling brought back the native desktop apps and built Wi-Fi in to its entry-level Slingbox, now called the M1.

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Roku remote control apps hit Windows and Windows Phone

Forget about those third-party apps, Roku's official remote control solution for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is finally here.

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Reality check: Are DVRs doomed? Depends what you mean by 'doomed'

The Roku CEO says that by 2020 no one will be using a DVR anymore.

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Gamers to Microsoft: We don't need no stinking ecosystem in our living room

While customers have bought into the increasingly blurred lines between the desktop, tablet, and mobile, Microsoft and its Xbox One console have quickly learned that the living room can be much more unforgiving.

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Hands on with PlayOn and PlayLater, an iffy media server

PlayOn and PlayLater put more of Hulu and other web video on your TV, well, when they work anyway.

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Roku Streaming Stick review: Big Roku experience in a downsized package

It looks like a Chromecast, but packs all the channels of a full-size Roku box...with just a couple of trade-offs.

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Roku slims down the set-top box with its new Streaming Stick

The $50 Roku Streaming Stick plugs directly into an HDMI port on your TV, bringing the full Roku experience of access to 1,200 streaming channels without all those cables.