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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

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How to use Miracast to mirror your device's screen wirelessly on your TV—even 4K

Everything you need to know to figure out device support between newer and older devices, and setting it up with Windows or Android devices.

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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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Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV

How to mirror a phone or laptop screen to Chromecast when native apps aren't an option.

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Discovery to buy Scripps: The good and bad for cord cutters

The combined network could stream channels like HGTV and TLC on the cheap, but consolidation always comes at a cost.

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Amazon Fire TV gets hands-free voice control via Echo and other Alexa devices

Alexa devices like the Amazon Echo can now control the Fire TV, no remote required.

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What happened to Fling, Amazon's Chromecast clone on Fire TV?

Amazon Fling was supposed to bring Chromecast-like features to Fire TV devices. Two years later, that effort has fizzled.

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Sling TV review: In praise of the bite-sized bundle

Steady improvements have turned Sling TV into a great budget streaming bundle—with a few lingering frustrations.

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The unpleasant reality behind PlayStation Vue's recent price hike

The end of PlayStation Vue Slim is a reminder that streaming bundles have a limited ability to keep prices down

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HDHomeRun and Emby DVR review: Power to the cord cutter

Emby's do-it-yourself DVR packs plenty of features if you have the right hardware and don't mind jumping through some hoops.

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Linear TV is falling apart

Fox and AMC begin tampering with linear TV in response to cord cutting.

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How to connect your iPhone to your HDTV

Try these options when you want to view iPhone or iPad content on a bigger screen.

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Fubo TV: All the details on this sports-heavy streaming bundle

What you need to know about FuboTV, a streaming bundle for sports