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Nvidia will soon incorporate Plex Media Server into its Shield Android TV set-top box

This move eliminates the need to run a server or NAS box in addition to streaming client devices and will deliver superior real-time transcoding abilities for enthusiasts.

on techhive.com

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Yamaha expands its MusicCast streaming-music lineup with a new amplifier and pre-amp

The new WXA-50 can power traditional speakers, while the WXC-50 can be paired with an existing hi-fi system.

on techhive.com

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New Roku Streaming Stick allows private listening via your mobile device

Portable streamer is powered by a quad-core processor, but resolution is limited to 1080p.

on techhive.com

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Razer's Ripsaw video capture card wants to help you become the next PewDiePie

The Razer Ripsaw helps stream your gameplay online.

The HUB and HUB mini

Stream high-res audio to as many as 10 devices without wires? Yes, please!

Hub by Ekko is the most intriguing multi-room audio system we've seen since Sonos, but it's a year or more from coming to market.

on techhive.com

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FCC vote could end the set-top box monopoly

The FCC wants to open up pay TV programming to any media streamer.

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Spotify deal throws in a free Chromecast with three months of Premium

Spotify’s Chromecast deal saves you $5 on the hardware and provides three months of service to boot.

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Screen set-top box and apps enforce the 'screen time' rules you set for your kids

Using software agents and a set-top box, Screen limits the time your kids spent watching TV and using computers, tablets, and phones to what you want.

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The 2015 cord-cutter awards

Cord-cutter Confidential honors this year’s best hardware, software, and services for living without cable TV.

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Yes, you can stream games from the Xbox One to the Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft's HoloLens program manager shows that streaming the latest Halo game from the Xbox One works just fine, but it's not quite the immersive experience you might have hoped for.

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As Nvidia Shield TV console games fail to appear, Pro buyers get a consolation prize

Nvidia Shield Android TV's biggest console games have been “coming soon” for six months now.

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Amazon switches on Fire TV's smart home voice controls

Amazon's Fire TV now lets you dim your living room smart bulbs with Alexa voice commands.

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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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New Apple TVs now on sale, with delivery starting Oct. 30

Apple's fourth-generation set-top box is all about apps.

on macworld.com

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Cord cutters will be disappointed with the New Xbox Experience

The New Xbox Experience has interesting ideas for video viewing, but doesn’t get the basics right.