The $100 streaming box is back

The $100 streaming box is back

Cheap streaming dongles still reign, but the next-gen Roku Ultra and Fire TV Cube are making performance a priority again.

09/19/2019

Don't blame AT&T and DirecTV if ESPN gets blacked out

Don't blame AT&T and DirecTV if ESPN gets blacked out

As blackouts loom for ESPN on DirecTV and other AT&T TV services, remember who's instigating them.

09/12/2019

Roku and Amazon have different ideas about over-the-air DVR

Roku and Amazon have different ideas about over-the-air DVR

Over-the-air DVR might always be a niche, even as antennas make a comeback.

09/05/2019

Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

Disney+ device streaming limits could become a new annoyance for cord-cutters.

08/29/2019

Frndly TV: A cheap way get Hallmark Channel, Weather Channel and more without cable

Frndly TV: A cheap way get Hallmark Channel, Weather Channel and more without cable

With the Hallmark Channel and more for $6 per month, Frndly TV is the cheapest live TV streaming bundle yet.

08/22/2019

10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia Shield TV: What I'd like to see next in the new version

08/15/2019

Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

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

08/08/2019

This DVR records both over-the-air and streaming cable channels

This DVR records both over-the-air and streaming cable channels

Channels DVR now combines over-the-air and cable recordings into one unified app.

07/25/2019

Cord-cutters beware: Amazon's TV antenna listings are rife with dubious claims
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Cord-cutters beware: Amazon's TV antenna listings are rife with dubious claims

Caveat emptor, cord-cutters: Many of the manufacturers selling TV antennas on Amazon are making suspicious performance claims for their products.

07/22/2019

Sling TV would be great if it wasn't so chintzy

Sling TV would be great if it wasn't so chintzy

Here's what Sling needs to be the best streaming service for cord-cutters.

07/11/2019

Live TV streaming price hikes: Why the worst may be over

Live TV streaming price hikes: Why the worst may be over

PlayStation Vue is the latest live TV streaming service to hike prices, but the worst of this trend might be over

07/04/2019

Netflix, The Office, and the end of watching everything

Netflix, The Office, and the end of watching everything

Netflix losing The Office is only a problem if you're used to the buffet of cable.

06/27/2019

No, your smart TV isn't catching viruses

No, your smart TV isn't catching viruses

A misguided tweet from Samsung instigates more pearl-clutching over smart TVs.

06/20/2019

The scourge of auto-play preview videos on streaming TV services

The scourge of auto-play preview videos on streaming TV services

Apple TV joins Netflix and others in embracing auto-play preview videos.

06/06/2019

7 tools to make sense of cord-cutting

7 tools to make sense of cord-cutting

These cord-cutting apps will help you figure out which streaming services to get and what to watch on them.

05/30/2019

The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know

The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know

Immediate cancellation: The one subscription trick all cord-cutters should know.

05/23/2019

Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV

Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV "Channels" are a well-intentioned mess

Amazon Channels, Apple TV Channels, and Roku Premium Subscriptions create more problems than they solve.

05/16/2019

Disney+ and the a la carte TV effect

Disney+ and the a la carte TV effect

As more streaming services arrive, some rethink their pricing, while others avoid paywalls entirely.

05/09/2019

Spectrum quietly adds cloud DVR, but it's limited

Spectrum quietly adds cloud DVR, but it's limited

Spectrum's streaming TV services become whole with an unadvertised cloud DVR add-on.

05/02/2019

The easier cord-cutting is, the less money it saves

The easier cord-cutting is, the less money it saves

Cord-cutting has never been a magic solution, and that's okay.

04/18/2019

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