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Roku 3

Roku 3 review: An all-around safe bet

If you’re not tied to any particular ecosystem, and you want a media streamer that just works, Roku is going to make you happy.


Google Chromecast review: Second-screen simplicity

While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.

Nvidia Shield Android TV

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: The future, at a price

If you can live with its more frustrating qualities, Nvidia's Shield Android TV is the set-top box for those who want it all and want it now.

Apple TV

Apple TV review: For those deeply committed to the Apple ecosystem

While it's starting to show its age, Apple TV's is worth considering if you depend on iTunes, iCloud, and other Apple services and devices.

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Amazon Fire TV review: The perfect streaming box for people who love Amazon

For Amazon Prime subscribers, Fire TV promises less time browsing and more time watching. Everyone else might feel left out.


Apple Watch charging docks could get less clumsy with official licensing

Apple may add Apple Watch docks to its licensing program, allowing for more sophisticated designs with built-in charging pads.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.