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Roku channels its efforts into updated hardware, new content options

Roku sets its hand for the holidays with an updated lineup of streaming set-top boxes.

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Hands-on with the Apple TV 6.0 update

Apple has updated the Apple TV software to version 6, which supports iTunes Radio, iCloud to AirPlay streaming, and iPod syncing.

Remains of the Day: Jedi mind tricks

Apple's likely to have a new antitrust hall monitor, if the ebook price-fixing judge has anything to say about it; a new Apple Store invades Tokyo next year; and when it comes to Apple's hypothetical September event, read my lips: no new iPads.

Imagining a next-generation Apple TV

Rumors are flying about what a next-generation television product from Apple might look like and what it might do. Jason Snell has a few thoughts of his own.

Apple's Matcha.tv acquisition could streamline video-finding on Apple TV

With so many places to watch TV and movies, it can be tough to find the show or film you're looking for. Apple's acquisition of Matcha.tv, an online service that did just that, may bring such capabilities to the Apple TV.

Roku app now beams videos from your iOS device to your TV

The latest update to Roku's iOS app brings direct video streaming to the party.

Review: Google's Chromecast puts (most of) the Internet on your TV on the cheap

The Chromecast is cross-platform, flexible, and incredibly cool. Browsing the Web on your TV finally makes sense.

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Google Chromecast takes on Apple TV

Google has taken the wraps off Chromecast, a $35 dongle for beaming web videos to your television, that figures to challenge Apple's $99 set-top box.

Samsung buys Boxee, gives hope that smart TV won't be so dumb anymore

On Wednesday, Samsung announced it has acquired streaming video startup Boxee, a move that could finally make smart TV feel less dumb.

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Remains of the Day: Reach out and touch someone

The Journal reads the supply-chain tea leaves, iPod touch sales hit a new milestone, and iCloud is, well, pretty much exactly as secure as you think it is.

Why many Apple TVs are better than one

Ted Landau has discovered the joy of having multiple Apple TVs throughout his house.

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Review: Asus Cube is a capable, but flawed, Google TV set-top box

Asus' Cube set-top box delivers streaming media, Google apps, and cloud storage at a reasonable price, but has some usability issues.

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Learn where you can--and where you cannot--play your Google content

Aviva received a $50 Google Play gift certificate. How does Google's formats and DRM policy effect where she can enjoy the music, movies, and books she buys?

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Review: Amazon Instant Video for iOS marred by Wi-Fi-only streaming and no AirPlay

Amazon Instant Video is a great option for those who like streaming older content or watching video they've purchased via Amazon.com. Unfortunately, it's restricted by Wi-Fi-only streaming, no AirPlay support, and no way to purchase content in-app.

Review: Roku 3 offers more power, new interface

The Roku 3 is a worthy successor to the 2 XS, with faster Wi-Fi, a headphone jack on the remote, and other hardware tweaks. Plus, it ushers in a much-improved user interface.

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