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No, Tidal didn't raise its App Store prices, but it does have a perception problem

The latest Tidal flare-up drives home just how negative perceptions of Jay-Z's streaming music service have become.

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Apple's TV play won't be first, but it could be the best

Tim Cook said during Monday's conference call that "we're in the early stages of major, major changes in media." Whatever could he mean?

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Remembering Front Row, the Apple TV precursor on your Mac

Front Row was Apple’s “10-foot UI,” a way of interacting with your music, movies, and photos from across the room. And it was fabulous.

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Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

Dish's streaming video service may be cheaper than a bloated cable bundle, but it can still be just as confusing.

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iOS 8.4 beta brings a Music app overhaul

New features include customizable playlist images, a mini-player for quickly controlling playback, and a global search function.

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HBO Now explained: Everything we know, and a few things we don't

HBO’s standalone streaming video service arrived on Apple devices and web browsers this week, but a few mysteries remain.

This Google patent could kill TV spoilers on social media

Google has an idea of how it can block spoiler alerts from your social networking feeds. Whether we'll actually ever see this idea come to fruition is another question.

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Why Popcorn Time's 'jailbreak-free' iOS hack is a bad idea

Popcorn Time is "available" for iOS, but you won't find it in the App Store. In fact, you need Windows to install it on your iPhone or iPad..and that's just the beginning.

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HBO Now's contract-free, stand-alone streaming comes to iOS and Apple TV today

You can sign up for HBO Now at this very moment.

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You don't need Comcast's gigabit broadband. You just need consistent throughput

Comcast's gigabit broadband announcement sidesteps what Internet users really need: consistent, high-quality throughput for video.

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Sorry, Tidal: Why I'm waiting for Apple to revolutionize streaming

Tidal's selling points aren't cutting it compared to Spotify. Apple could do more with Beats Music.

Streaming apps

App showdown: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Nexus Player

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

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How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

Major League Baseball has an impressive streaming package, but make sure you're aware of its pesky blackout rules.

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YouTube's experimental 4K, 60 frames per second video will crush your computer

4K is old hat for YouTube, which first embraced the resolution in 2010, but now the Google property is upping the stakes by experimenting with 4K videos at a frame rate of 60 frames per second.