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The 2017 cord-cutter awards

The best cord-cutting devices and services, which flourished in 2017 amid cable TV's decline

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Disney, Fox, and the painful path to a la carte TV

Disney's plan to acquire most of Fox could hasten the TV bundle's collapse, but not without consequences.

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Channel Master's Stream+ is an Android TV box with a built-in TV tuner, but no Netflix

The Channel Master Stream+ Android box does DVR without subscription fees, but lacks a Netflix app.

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Verizon's free NFL streaming deal is good for cord cutters—but there's a catch

NFL games will be free to stream on smartphones next year, but watching on TV could still cost you.

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Why Amazon and Google just can't get along

Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV, but don't hold your breath for Chromecast support.

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The demise of net neutrality is already hurting cord cutters

The FCC hasn't officially dismantled net neutrality—yet—but it handed an unfair streaming-video advantage to big internet service providers like Comcast months ago.

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TiVo Bolt Vox DVR review: New look, same old app problem

The TiVo Bolt Vox brings a software overhaul and voice search, but it still feels tethered to the past.

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Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?

Next-gen TV (the ATSC 3.0 TV broadcast standard) could cripple over-the-air DVR products like Tablo and TiVo.

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Roku upgrade guide: Should you buy a new box?

Time to upgrade your Roku? This guide will help you decide.

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Roku Express review: Cheap, decent, and probably still not the streaming box for you

The new Roku Express is much faster than its predecessor, but the best Roku still doesn’t cost much more.

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The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library

Hoopla and Kanopy offer free streaming movies, TV shows, and documentaries with just a library card.

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Philo is a sports-free TV bundle for just $16 per month

Philo is the cheapest streaming TV bundle yet with AMC, Discovery, and Viacom channels.

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Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish

The Apple TV 4K gets the little details right, but it's more than twice the price of other 4K HDR streaming devices.

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Media streamer upgrade guide

How to decide if you should replace your Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku—or stick with what you have.

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Still waiting for the ideal streaming TV interface

Which streaming box has the best software? None of them.

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