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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.


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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.

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The Electric Jukebox: For music lovers who think Apple Music and Spotify are too expensive and too complicated

British startup has developed a music streamer that plugs into your TV (and only your TV).


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Roku announces Roku 4 media streamer with 4K video, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’ll be no confusing this new model with previous generations.


Apple TV aims open its universal search to all apps

The new Apple TV will open its universal search features to more apps in the future.


Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.

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Amazon won’t sell Apple TV and Chromecast hardware, bans marketplace partners from selling them, too

Anti-competitive tactic or smart customer-service strategy? It’s probably a little of both.


The revamped Chromecast app makes Google’s media streamer feel whole

You don’t need new hardware to take advantage of Chromecast’s best new feature.

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Nvidia GeForce Now aims to be the 'Netflix of games' for just 8 bucks a month

The GeForce Now service lets you stream PC games instantly and comes with a three-month free trial.

Chromecast, Chromecast Audio: What you need to know

Both are available now and cost $35.

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New Chromecasts revealed: Chromecast Audio streams music to dumb speakers

Google's new Chromecasts are round, smart, and easier to use than ever before.

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Amazon launches 6 major new devices, including a 4K Fire TV and a $50 Fire tablet

New and existing Fire TVs now work with Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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The Meizu X4 is the first compelling Ubuntu phone

But alas, a U.S. release hasn't been announced yet.

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Xbox One is getting Miracast support, lots of other goodies

Users will finally have a way to mirror their phone and tablet screens on the console.