Hulu Live vs. YouTube TV: How to pick the best live streaming service
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Hulu Live vs. YouTube TV: How to pick the best live streaming service

When it comes to the best streaming services in the U.S., two stand out. And that makes sense because Hulu With Live TV and YouTube TV are the most popular live TV streaming services in the United States. How popular, you ask? Hulu with Live TV had some 4.1 million paid subscribers as of April Read more

YouTube TV adds 5.1 surround sound on Roku, Android TV, Google TV
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YouTube TV adds 5.1 surround sound on Roku, Android TV, Google TV

YouTube TV today announced that it’s finally rolled out support for 5.1 surround sound across three major streaming platforms, with a few more still officially waiting for the feature. Roku — the biggest of the streaming systems in the U.S. and No. 2 worldwide — Google TV, and Android TV all now should bear witness Read more

Nomad’s leather cover just (mostly) fixed the Apple TV remote
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Nomad’s leather cover just (mostly) fixed the Apple TV remote

Few would argue that the new Apple TV Siri Remote control introduced in 2021 wasn’t an improvement over its predecessor. Gone was the finicky clickpad, replaced by a directional, erm, clickpad. (Whatever, it’s better.) A power button and dedicated voice command button arrived as well. Certainly better — but by no means perfect. It’s still Read more

Hisense announces its own Fire TV, starting at 0
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Hisense announces its own Fire TV, starting at $530

Hisense today announced its first television with Amazon Fire TV — the U6HF. It’s launching as a 50-inch model for $530, available for pre-order now. A 58-inch version is expected to be available in the fall for $600. Specs of note include 4K resolution, of course, as well as support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Read more

Sonos announces 9 Ray Soundbar and its own voice control
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Sonos announces $279 Ray Soundbar and its own voice control

The leaks, hints, and other implications were all true. Sonos today unleashed a new soundbar, its own voice control service, and new colors for an existing speaker. Sonos Ray is the new entry in the product line and the new least-expensive option in the company’s home theater lineup. Sonos Voice Control — that’s the official Read more

How I repurposed an old Raspberry Pi into a travel router
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How I repurposed an old Raspberry Pi into a travel router

Spring Break 2022. It was my first real opportunity to travel in exactly two years, after a little thing called a global pandemic scuttled a family trip to (of all places) China. You lose a lot of road warrior muscle memory in that time. What to pack, and how to pack it. Dealing with airports Read more

The ace up the CNN+ sleeve is you
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The ace up the CNN+ sleeve is you

When CNN+ launches this week, on March 29, it’ll do so with a slew of shows and a phalanx of faces you recognize. Not just the usual suspects, like Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Brian Steelier, and Sanjay Gupta, but new imports, like former Fox News journalist Chris Wallace. And one more fresh face it hopes Read more

No new AirPods Pro (yet) as Apple event births new Mac
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No new AirPods Pro (yet) as Apple event births new Mac

Another Apple event has come and gone. It was exciting. It was magical. It invented all sorts of things that we’ve never seen before until Apple invented them just now. (That’s sarcasm, folks.) It brought a new iPad Air, a new Mac Studio, and Studio Display, powered by even more powerful hardware that’s better and Read more

Roku removes RT, for what that’s worth
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Roku removes RT, for what that’s worth

Roku removed the Russia Today channel — also known as RT America — from its platform in the early evening of March 1. That followed the same move by DirecTV earlier in the day. RT is a state-run media service, and RT America is its U.S.-based arm. Meanwhile, the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. Roku Read more

Sling TV plans, prices and channels
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Sling TV plans, prices and channels

When it comes to streaming options in the United States, Sling TV plans and prices continue to keep it among the top of the best live TV streaming services available. That’s largely because it’s as close as you can get to true a la carte TV, which theoretically lets you pick and choose your channels. Read more