Ben PattersonSenior Writer, TechHive

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

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Amazon Fire TV adds Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV to its live programming guide

Sling TV and YouTube TV will appear in Amazon Fire TV’s Live TV tab starting today, while Hulu + Live TV is coming soon.

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Amazon finally rolls out Prime Video user profiles in the U.S. and other countries

You can now create Amazon Prime Video user profiles on the web, iOS and Android devices, Fire tablets, and “select” living room devices.

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Roku adds premium and over-the-air channels to its live TV programming guide

Live programming from HBO, Showtime, Starz and more now appear in Roku’s linear programming grid, along with local over-the-air channel listings.

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No Atmos, no problem: Polk Audio’s MagniFi 2 soundbar boasts its own 3D audio engine

The $499 MagniFi soundbar can deliver 4.1-channel sound from a 2.1 driver configuration, along with “convincing” height effects, Polk Audio promises.

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Spotify unveils $13-a-month Premium Duo plan for two people

The new Premium Duo plan sits between Spotify’s existing individual and six-person family plans.

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Google’s Seasonal Savings feature is rolling out to more Nest thermostats

The free Seasonal Savings feature can help you shave up to five percent off your annual heating and cooling costs.

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Real-time lyrics arrive for Spotify users, but not everywhere

Spotify users in more than two-dozen markets will be able to follow along with song lyrics starting today, but U.S. users will have to wait.

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Amazon Prime Video rolls out watch parties with 100 friends (and several caveats)

Now you can jump into an Amazon Prime Video watch party with up to 100 friends, provided they're all Prime subscribers.

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Vizio’s first OLED TVs are coming this fall, and they’re priced to move

Vizio also revealed pricing and availability for its largest LCD TV to date, along with the rest of its new TVs for 2020.

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Vizio’s 5.1.4-channel Elevate soundbar with rotating drivers is about to ship

The innovative Elevate soundbar with its swiveling upfiring drivers will arrive this fall, while Vizio's new V-Series and M-Series soundbars are on tap for summer.

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Going to the movies in Fortnite: I did it for science

Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige are streaming for free in Fortnite today. Here’s what it’s like to see a movie in the world’s most popular game.

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Google Nest Hub Max now lets you make group video calls

You can finally make group video calls on Google’s biggest smart display using Google Duo and Google Meet.

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Watch Party Royale: Fortnite will stream 3 Christopher Nolan movies in-game this Friday

Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige will be streaming at Fortnite's Party Royale social space for free.

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Now you can edit Netflix’s Continue Watching row from your phone

The Android version of the Netflix app now lets you nix titles from the Continue Watching row, and the feature will be coming to iOS soon.

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Sonos Arc bass bug fix arrives, and it seems to work

The bug fix for the Sonos Arc appears to have remedied the soundbar’s muddy, distorted bass.