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CBS All Access: Worth it for more than Star Trek?

CBS All Access is the only place to watch Star Trek: Discovery, but it's otherwise lacking in exclusives.

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With the new Amazon Fire TV, voice becomes the killer feature

4K HDR is nice, but what really sets the Fire TV apart is its deepening ties to Alexa.

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Plex now streams the news for free, with no media server needed

Plex goes server-free with personalized news from the web.

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The Amazon Fire TV just got a lot more annoying

Amazon's latest Fire TV software update makes banner ads way more intrusive.

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The Apple TV 4K skates to where the puck was

4K HDR iTunes movies are an odd thing to emphasize in an age of subscription streaming.

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Build the ultimate Chromecast remote with an old Android phone

Chromecast doesn’t come with a dedicated remote control, but you can easily make your own with these tips.

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Android TV: The Oreo update isn't enough

Android 8.0 Oreo crash-lands on the Nexus Player. Now what?

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Tablo Engine review: This over-the-air DVR could take on TiVo

Tablo Engine is a simple over-the-air DVR for a single television, but it's far too light on features.

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Mayweather vs. McGregor: Live-stream details for the big fight

Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view streaming will be available amid a piracy live-stream crackdown.

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Cord-cutting FUD takes an absurd turn

The latest in cord-cutting FUD: Too much competition and choice.

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Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Hands-free remote battle: Amazon Alexa and Fire TV vs. Google Home and Chromecast

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How to use Miracast to mirror your device's screen wirelessly on your TV—even 4K

Everything you need to know to figure out device support between newer and older devices, and setting it up with Windows or Android devices.

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The 8 big unknowns with Disney’s streaming service plans

Standalone ESPN and Disney streaming services are a “strategic shift," but the details and implications are murky.

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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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Discovery to buy Scripps: The good and bad for cord cutters

The combined network could stream channels like HGTV and TLC on the cheap, but consolidation always comes at a cost.