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Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Hands-free remote battle: Amazon Alexa and Fire TV vs. Google Home and Chromecast

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How to use Miracast to mirror your device's screen wirelessly on your TV—even 4K

Everything you need to know to figure out device support between newer and older devices, and setting it up with Windows or Android devices.

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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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Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV

How to mirror a phone or laptop screen to Chromecast when native apps aren't an option.

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Discovery to buy Scripps: The good and bad for cord cutters

The combined network could stream channels like HGTV and TLC on the cheap, but consolidation always comes at a cost.

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Amazon Fire TV gets hands-free voice control via Echo and other Alexa devices

Alexa devices like the Amazon Echo can now control the Fire TV, no remote required.

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FuboTV Premier review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

Cord-cutting sports fans get a lot for $35 per month, but there some big holes and plenty of rough edges.

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Need help picking a streaming TV plan? These tools will help you decide.

A guide to the best cord-cutting guides.

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What happened to Fling, Amazon's Chromecast clone on Fire TV?

Amazon Fling was supposed to bring Chromecast-like features to Fire TV devices. Two years later, that effort has fizzled.

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Sling TV review: In praise of the bite-sized bundle

Steady improvements have turned Sling TV into a great budget streaming bundle—with a few lingering frustrations.

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DirecTV Now review: A decent deal—for AT&T subscribers at least

DirecTV Now comes cheap with AT&T wireless service, but odd design choices and feature limitations hold it back for everyone else.

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The unpleasant reality behind PlayStation Vue's recent price hike

The end of PlayStation Vue Slim is a reminder that streaming bundles have a limited ability to keep prices down

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Best DVR for cord cutters

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

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HDHomeRun and Emby DVR review: Power to the cord cutter

Emby's do-it-yourself DVR packs plenty of features if you have the right hardware and don't mind jumping through some hoops.

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Linear TV is falling apart

Fox and AMC begin tampering with linear TV in response to cord cutting.

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