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Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

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Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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Nvidia Shield TV (2019) review: This great media streamer is still just a little nerdy

The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

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

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The 8 big unknowns with Disney’s streaming service plans

Standalone ESPN and Disney streaming services are a “strategic shift," but the details and implications are murky.

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Roku Express (2019) review: An inexpensive streamer with a cheap remote

The 2019 version of the Roku Express would be a great cheap streamer if it's remote didn't cut corners.

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The death of PlayStation Vue is a damned shame

Sony's live TV streaming service was one of the good ones. Soon it'll be gone.

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Cord cutting: A beginner's guide

How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube (second-generation) review: This is the best streaming box with voice control

The Fire TV Cube's voice controls are on another level from competing streamers, though some limitations still apply.

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Roku Smart Soundbar review: Easy controls make a big difference

Roku's streaming TV soundbar doesn't win on audio quality or extensibility, but its speech enhancements really come in handy.

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Roku Ultra (2019) review: It's all about the buttons

The Roku Ultra is the best high-end Roku streamer yet, but there's a lot more room for improvement.

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Where's the "Low Data Mode" for streaming TV devices?

Features like Apple's Low Data Mode and Google's Data Saver should also apply to streaming TV devices, where data caps are an unfortunate reality.

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Gee, the cost of all these streaming services sure adds up!

How to cut the cord and get everything—and I mean everything—you could possibly want.

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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.

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AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

This Sling-centric streaming dongle gets the hardware right. It's the software and Sling TV service that remain iffy.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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