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Netflix's new TV interface sounds kind of iffy

Selecting a movie or TV show will automatically begin playback, while menu options linger on the screen for a few seconds.

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AT&T adds an activation fee for new Next subscribers

A new $15 fee will apply to AT&T's contract-free plans on August 1, and on-contract activations are getting pricier as well.

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YouTube video subscriptions may include music, but no network TV

As the ad-free version of YouTube inches closer to launch, don't expect it to look anything like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.

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NFL Game Pass brings streaming football reruns to the TV

The NFL is replacing its Game Rewind streaming service with something that's much more TV-friendly, but don't expect live games anytime soon.

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Ad-free Hulu rumors return at just the right time

The streaming video service could launch an commercial-free version as soon as this fall, but at a significant mark-up.

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Misfit drops prices on Flash and Shine fitness bands, unveils the $20 Link tracker

This is interesting: The new Flash Link activity tracker can double as a remote control for smart devices.

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Showtime streaming explained: What you get, and how you can get it

Following the footsteps of rival HBO, Showtime now offers a standalone service with no pay-TV subscription required. Here's what you need to know.

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A Hulu intern just made a clever Apple Watch app

Hulu users can now control playback from an Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation, or Chromecast straight from the wrist.

Apple is reportedly 'close' to securing broadcast networks for online TV service

New estimates peg Apple's TV service at $10 to $40 per month, with a mix of broadcast and cable channels.

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TiVo iOS app now supports AirPlay mirroring on Apple TV

For the first time, TiVo users can stream their DVR content to a third-party TV box, though it's far from being an ideal solution.

T-Mobile's latest family data plans are a downright bargain

The latest promotion from T-Mobile undercuts Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint by a wide margin.

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Facebook lets you avoid the algorithm and control your own news feed

Sometimes humans are better than machines are better at figuring out what they want. Who knew?

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Ecobee becomes the first HomeKit thermostat

Setting your home's temperature with Siri voice controls just became a reality.

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Apple confirms it's trying to fix Home Sharing for iOS 9

Updating iOS for Apple Music disables streaming iTunes songs from a Mac, and it'll stay that way for at least a couple more months.

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Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones

Users of Amazon’s online storage service can now view all their files on iOS and Android, but there’s still no way to edit or upload.