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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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Roku Express (2019) review: An inexpensive streamer with a cheap remote

The 2019 version of the Roku Express would be a great cheap streamer if it's remote didn't cut corners.

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The death of PlayStation Vue is a damned shame

Sony's live TV streaming service was one of the good ones. Soon it'll be gone.

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AT&T TV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, this service was a good option for cord-cutters for a time, but AT&T's hunt for profit has stripped away much of its appeal.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube (second-generation) review: This is the best streaming box with voice control

The Fire TV Cube's voice controls are on another level from competing streamers, though some limitations still apply.

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For streaming TV harmony, make a joint Netflix profile

Watching Netflix with a roommate or spouse? A joint profile might yield better recommendations.

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Roku Smart Soundbar review: Easy controls make a big difference

Roku's streaming TV soundbar doesn't win on audio quality or extensibility, but its speech enhancements really come in handy.

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Streaming TV voice controls: Fire TV vs. Roku and the rest

Streaming TV voice controls compared: Fire TV vs. Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast

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Roku Ultra (2019) review: It's all about the buttons

The Roku Ultra is the best high-end Roku streamer yet, but there's a lot more room for improvement.

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Here's how Roku could fix your Wi-Fi problems

The Roku Relay is a cheap wireless extender optimized for Roku players. Will Roku actually sell it?

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Where's the "Low Data Mode" for streaming TV devices?

Features like Apple's Low Data Mode and Google's Data Saver should also apply to streaming TV devices, where data caps are an unfortunate reality.

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Gee, the cost of all these streaming services sure adds up!

How to cut the cord and get everything—and I mean everything—you could possibly want.

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Why TiVo is putting ads in its DVR (and what you can do about it)

With pre-roll DVR ads, TiVo is angering current customers in pursuit of future ones.

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Here's the new Roku lineup for 2019

New Roku players include an updated Ultra with programmable buttons, and a fresh look for the entry-level Express.

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The $100 streaming box is back

Cheap streaming dongles still reign, but the next-gen Roku Ultra and Fire TV Cube are making performance a priority again.

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NFL Redzone streaming is needlessly complicated to sign up for, so we'll show you how

NFL Redzone has a standalone streaming option for $35 per year, but few people are aware of it.