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Roku Streaming Stick and Stick+ review: A new remote makes a big difference

Roku's Sticks get even better with TV controls, voice commands, and 4K HDR video at the high end.

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Comcast’s unappealing pitch to cord cutters

Xfinity Instant TV: Comcast's cord-cutting plan has arcane restrictions and potentially high prices.

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Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB review: Dirt-cheap DVR for broadcast TV

The MediaSonic Homeworx HW180STB has a dumb-as-a-rock recording features that might remind you of an old VCR.

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Where’s the antenna support on streaming-TV boxes?

As Roku and Amazon add cool new antenna integration to their smart TVs, streaming players get left out.

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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