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Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

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Cord-cutters beware: Amazon's TV antenna listings are rife with dubious claims

Caveat emptor, cord-cutters: Many of the manufacturers selling TV antennas on Amazon are making suspicious performance claims for their products.

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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 using Plex or My Media.

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The Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals for cord-cutters

Amazon Prime Day is a great time to score big discounts on streaming devices, smart TVs, and other cord-cutting gear.

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Roku Streaming Stick and Stick+ review: A new remote makes a big difference

Roku's Sticks get even better with TV controls, voice commands, and 4K HDR video at the high end.

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Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick sheds past mistakes and streams 4K HDR video at an unbeatable price.

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Sling TV would be great if it wasn't so chintzy

Here's what Sling needs to be the best streaming service for cord-cutters.

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Live TV streaming price hikes: Why the worst may be over

PlayStation Vue is the latest live TV streaming service to hike prices, but the worst of this trend might be over

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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FitzyTV review: A neat but shaky workaround for streaming TV annoyances

FitzyTV addresses some streaming TV annoyances, but adds some of its own along the way.

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Netflix, The Office, and the end of watching everything

Netflix losing The Office is only a problem if you're used to the buffet of cable.

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No, your smart TV isn't catching viruses

A misguided tweet from Samsung instigates more pearl-clutching over smart TVs.

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Do you need an antenna to cut the cord?

If you're cutting the cord to save money, this guide will help cord-cutters decide if they can save even more by not buying a TV antenna for local channels.

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The scourge of auto-play preview videos on streaming TV services

Apple TV joins Netflix and others in embracing auto-play preview videos.

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7 tools to make sense of cord-cutting

These cord-cutting apps will help you figure out which streaming services to get and what to watch on them.