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Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: A peppier processor makes this streamer worthwhile

Picking the best low-cost media streamer just got a lot more complicated.

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HDMI-CEC: The secret to streaming-remote simplicity

With HDMI-CEC, streaming boxes like Roku and Apple TV are slowly making your TV's remote redundant.

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Hands-on: Using CrossOver Android to run Windows apps on a Chromebook

Android app support in Chromebooks opens the door to Windows emulation, but that first step is a doozy. Here's what happened when we tried it with the CrossOver Android beta.

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The cowardly Apple TV

Apple needs to act decisively if it truly intends to shake up TV entertainment; its half-hearted TV app isn't enough.

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Roku Ultra and Roku Premiere+ reviews: The priciest Roku still isn't the best Roku

Improvements to Roku's high-end set-top boxes don't add up to a better value—unless you need 4K HDR video.

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Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so far

Watch out, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue: More bundles are coming from AT&T, Hulu, YouTube, and possibly Amazon.

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Meet your new streaming TV bundlers: Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Google

Why you won't need Comcast or Charter to wrangle all your online video services.

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PlayStation Vue FAQ: Everything to know about Sony’s cable TV alternative

Sony’s PlayStation Vue TV service has become more interesting. Here’s what cord cutters need to know.

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Why AMD FreeSync is beating Nvidia G-Sync on monitor selection and price

Why is AMD FreeSync more widely-available than Nvidia G-Sync? Monitor makers weigh in.

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Roku Express review: A nice gift for your frenemies

The Roku Express hits a new low in streaming box pricing, but it makes big compromises to get there.

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The Roku interview: Here's how the streaming-box builder is working through its app issues

The company is taking a two-pronged approach to getting higher-quality TV apps onto its platform.

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Google's 4K HDR Chromecast Ultra costs $69, and will launch in November

The new Chromecast quadruples the pixels for double the price.

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Roku has an app problem, but it's working on solutions

Roku's new hardware really needs first-class apps to go with it.

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Roku reboots its entire lineup with five all-new Express, Premiere, and Ultra models

The streaming pioneer is retiring all of its current set-top boxes, but will keep the portable Roku Stick. Its top two new products will deliver 4K video and HDR decoding.

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Pre-roll ads on Amazon and Netflix are a poor solution to a genuine problem

Amazon Video's unskippable pre-roll teaser ads annoy as much as they inform.