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Your cord-cutting questions answered

The cord-cutting mailbag: Advice on making old TVs smart, getting local TV without an antenna, and picking the best bundle.

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How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Play your own MP3 collection on an Amazon Echo or other Alexa devices, even after Amazon Music Storage shuts down.

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5 signs you’re not ready to cut the cable TV cord

Thinking of cutting the cord? Here are 5 signs you're not ready to drop cable.


Everything Roku should do in 2018: A cord-cutter's wishlist

As Roku lays out its business goals for 2018, here's what cord-cutters can hope for.

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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Is SlingTV better than Hulu, or should cord cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and one rises to the top.

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YouTube TV review:The new streaming bundle sweet spot

This is best streaming bundle (for those who can get it).

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Spectrum quietly tries a la carte TV streaming, but restrictions apply

Hands-on with Spectrum's new a la carte TV streaming service


Philo review: This sports-free TV streaming service needs polish

Philo is the cheapest streaming TV service, though it also has the fewest features.

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YouTube TV changes: Can TV streaming services learn to say no?

YouTube TV couldn't refuse Turner channels, hiking prices to bring them on board.

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It's time for accountability from streaming TV bundles

Streaming TV viewers shouldn't have to learn about reliability problems the hard way.

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Super Bowl streaming: What to expect in terms of video quality

Options abound for watching the big game without cable, but matching cable-TV quality is another story.


FuboTV Premier review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is the best sports streaming bundle for soccer fans and ESPN haters.

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PlayStation Vue review: For those who want it all

Sony's streaming TV bundle has all the features and channels you might want, but it's hardly the cheapest or most interesting option.

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Best Super Bowl TV deals: Upgrade your set for cheap

We've waded through all the deals to find the best Super Bowl TV sales out there—and a couple of good discounts on streaming devices, too.

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Super Bowl TV deals: What to know before buying

TV deals abound for the Super Bowl, but beware of dubious discounts.