Jared NewmanTechHive

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.

fox roku dispute

Roku, Fox, and the threat of streaming blackouts for cord cutters

Roku has some explaining to do after temporarily dropping Fox apps.

airtvhero

AirTV 2 review: Antenna TV and Sling TV merge, with mixed results

The AirTV 2 adds over-the-air channels to Sling TV, but the new hardware fails to fix some old problems.

rokutheaterspeakers

Cord cutting gear's next frontier: Better sound

Streaming player makers like Roku are looking to home theater audio as the next big thing.

baseball cord cutting

Cord-cutting and sports: 5 ways to squeeze out more savings

Cord-cutting might not save as much money for sports fans, but these tips can help.

tivostream4khome

Cord-cutting in 2020: The race for a unified streaming guide is on

Helping users navigate a sea of streaming apps will be one of cord-cutting's big trends this year.

tivoroku

TiVo's unreleased Roku and Apple TV apps are "in limbo"

TiVo's Roku and Apple TV apps are on the backburner as TiVo's priorities shift.

viziosmartcast

Vizio's smart TV software is actually good now

Vizio's SmartCast 4.0 proves there's room for yet another smart TV platform.

tivostream4k

The TiVo Stream 4K is an unexpectedly exciting media streamer

The TiVo Stream 4K wants to make sense of all your streaming services.

Cord cutting

The 2019 cord-cutter awards: Best devices, services and innovations

Here are the best cord-cutting services, devices, and innovations of 2019.

2nd gen echo

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.

YouTube TV

Make the most of YouTube TV with these 14 tips

YouTube TV tips: Here's how to get the most out of Google's live TV streaming service.

streaming hardware product hub image

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.

rokustickpluswremote

Roku Streaming Stick+ review: The best Roku for most people

This is the Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best Roku to buy, whether you have a 4K TV or not.

streamingremotes

Media streamer remotes, ranked

Which streaming media player has the best remote control? Let's compare.

sports streaming primary 1

A cord-cutters guide to watching sports without cable TV

You probably don't need cable to watch your favorite sports teams. Here's how to get all the action through online streaming services instead.