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How to get HBO Max on your Fire TV right now

How to sideload HBO Max on Fire TV while Amazon and WarnerMedia fight over money.

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Roku rolls out a programming guide for its free streaming TV channels

The new programming grid for The Roku Channel will arrive following the launch of about 30 new streaming TV channels.

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Hulu, Plex roll out group watch party features

Both Hulu and Plex have started testing features that let far-flung friends and loved ones stream videos together.

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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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Spotify’s Group Session feature lets your friends control your music queue

Once you've created a Group Session, your friends can take charge of your Spotify tunes in real time.

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Apple TV 4K and tvOS: Rumored A12X version with 64/128GB could be released at any time

Have a question about Apple TV or tvOS? We’ve got answers! Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s digital media receiver, including news on a potential 4K Apple TV.

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Plex adds free TV shows and movies from Crackle

Plex users can now stream free (albeit ad-supported) movies and TV shows such as "Captain Phillips," "Patriot Games", "Hell’s Kitchen," and more.

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Roland Go:LiveCast review: Hardware/app combo for iPhone improves any livestream

A simple, affordable way to bring superior production values to your webcasting with a fully featured hardware/app combo lets you mix sound, play media, and more without costly A/V gear.

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Spotify rolls out curated podcast playlists for true crime fanatics, foodies, and more

Following in the footsteps of its Your Daily Podcast playlists, Spotify’s new podcast playlists feature hand-picked episodes from the latest and greatest pods.

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Nvidia's Shield TV, our favorite Android TV streamer, hits an all-time low price

Grab the Nvidia Shield TV for just $130 right now on Amazon and eBay.

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AMC Networks offers free 'The Walking Dead' episodes, plus free seasons of IFC and Sundance TV shows

Catch up on the latest season of 'The Walking Dead' for free.

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How to use a digital camera, camcorder, or GoPro as a webcam

Webcams are hard to find. But if you have a dSLR camera, GoPro, or camcorder lying about, you may be able to conscript it for the same purpose.

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Spotify Kids beta app finally arrives in U.S., Canada, and France

Available for months in other territories, the family-friendly Spotify Kids music app is making its stateside debut.

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Roku’s voice-enabled features are poised for a boost in an upcoming OS update

Voice search results will become more “visual” following the release of Roku OS 9.3 in April, and video playback will start automatically “when possible.”

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Sling TV serves up 14 days of free Sling Blue service for new subscribers who are stuck at home

Watch CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, AMC, FX, and more for free, no credit card or subscription required.

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Become a master cord cutter with the Roku Ultra, on sale for $76

It's never too late to cut the cord! Amazon is now selling the older 2017 version of the Roku Ultra for $76, down from a $90 list price.

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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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Fire TV vs. Roku: Which streaming platform should today's cord-cutter pick?

We compare the streaming platforms most popular with cord-cutters: Fire TV and Roku.

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