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Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

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Don't fret over FilmStruck's demise

Streaming video will remain a boon to movie history, even after FilmStruck shuts down.

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Amazon Fire TV Recast review: This over-the-air DVR is frustratingly close to great

Amazon's over-the-air DVR nails the little details, but it has some major limitations.

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Xiaomi Mi Box S review: This isn't doing Android TV justice

Xiaomi's Mi Box S is a cheap 4K HDR Android TV box that doesn't get with the times.

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Fire TV how-to tips: Make the most of Amazon's media streamers

Use these Fire TV tips and tricks to browse faster, launch apps with ease, and avoid common annoyances.

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Here comes the next wave of cord-cutting

Cord-cutting has dramatically transformed TV, but the biggest changes are coming up next.

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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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TiVo Bolt OTA DVR review: More features, but many familiar drawbacks as well

The new TiVo Bolt OTA gives cord-cutters more features, but it's still missing some modern touches.

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The live TV streaming issue no one's talking about

How some live TV streaming services make a chore out of ad skipping.

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Apple TV to PlayStation Vue: You complete me

PlayStation Vue is the first live TV streaming service with deep Apple TV integration, and it's pretty neat.

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Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ 2018 review: Good deal, bad deal

The 2018 Roku Premiere+ is a great value for 4K HDR streaming. The new Roku Premiere? Not so much.

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Google's lost year in TV

Despite a new Chromecast and Android TV box, Google seems starved for ideas.

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Google's new $35 Chromecast gets a speed boost

The third-generation Chromecast leaves Google out of the cheap 4K streamer wars.

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Xiaomi's Mi Box S gives Android TV a jolt

The Xiaomi Mi Box S combines 4K HDR streaming, Google Assistant voice controls, and Android TV software.

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Google Home Routines: How to put them to use

How to use Google Home Routines for automation and shortcuts.