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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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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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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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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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Fubo TV: All the details on this sports-heavy streaming bundle

What you need to know about FuboTV, a streaming bundle for sports

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Over-the-air DVR: Do you really need it?

Who needs an over-the-air DVR? Here's our guide to deciding.

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How to reformat a Tablo DVR hard drive, so you can use it with your Windows PC

Windows won't recognize hard drives after they've been used with a Tablo DVR. We'll show you how to fix that.

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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, all the restrictions, and everything else you need to know

How Sling TV’s new packages and add-ons work, including Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

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How streaming TV services are coping with ISP data caps

Streaming TV services try to minimize the damage as Comcast and other internet service providers enforce data caps.

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Apple TV gets cozy with Amazon Prime, so where does that leave Netflix?

Why Apple's ambitious TV guide still lacks Netflix.

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