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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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Disney+ marks a critical moment in the TV bundle's collapse

The launch of Disney+ has sucked even more value out of cable TV bundles.

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Nvidia Shield TV (2019) review: This great media streamer is still just a little nerdy

The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

Disney+ versus Netflix: Why the two streaming services couldn't be more different

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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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Apple TV+ has arrived: Here are the details (and some fine print)

Apple TV+ arrives: Everything you need to know about Apple's new streaming service.

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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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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.