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Apple’s TV plans are still stuck in neutral

4K movies? Sure. But that’s not where Apple wanted to be in 2017.<p>Here’s a head fake of a story: Apple and Hollywood studios are wrangling over pricing for “4K” movies Apple plans to sell on a new version of its Apple TV box.<p>Not that it’s not a real story: As The Wall Street Journal reports, the …

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Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg -- the TV execs behind <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Crown --</i> from …

Dish knows hotel TV sucks and it wants to help

Checking into a hotel can be like moving back in time, at least when it comes to media. We're all used to using our own devices to watch television and movies, stream music and play games, but many hotels still cling to their cable-style in-room TV systems that we basically bypass to use our own …

Plex becomes a low-cost, DIY streaming TV service

Plex is doubling down on its support for capturing over-the-air signals from digital antennas this morning, with the announcement that it will now not only let users record TV programs, it will also allow them to watch live TV. The result is a low-cost, do-it-yourself version of a live TV streaming …

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YouTube TV fleshes out its lineup with AMC, BBC America, and more

YouTube’s streaming TV service is adding several new channels today, including AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, and WE TV. Some of those are pretty big names, so today’s addition goes a long way toward fleshing out YouTube TV’s offerings and making it a much more viable alternative to a …

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall

In 2015, Samsung took a minimalist approach with its Serif TV, a 4K television designed to blend in with your furniture at home or office. That product is part of the company's efforts to make TVs look and feel less obtrusive, all without losing their main functionality: letting you watch your …

Element EL4KAMZ17 series (Amazon Fire TV Edition) review: Alexa TV takes voice-controlled entertainment to the next level - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Element Fire TV with Alexa delivers better voice controls than any TV available, including search, playback control and smart-home command. It has access to thousands of apps and games in an easy-to-use interface system that puts streaming first. Over-the-air antenna extras outclass …

YouTube Is In a Race With Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon Over TV's Future

In one of the biggest changes in digital media, companies are racing to reinvent television so they can get access to the billions of dollars in TV …

Facebook is almost ready to unveil its big attack on TV — here's what we know

Facebook has kicked its push for TV-like shows into high gear and is aiming to premiere its slate of programming in mid-June, multiple people familiar with the plans told Business Insider.<p>Facebook plans to have about two dozen shows for this initial push and has greenlit multiple shows for …

Report: Amazon’s video app is coming to Apple TV this year

According to a report from Recode this morning, Apple and Amazon may have come to an agreement that will finally bring the Amazon Video app to Apple TV. The app is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2017, and would offer Amazon subscribers an easier way to watch content on Apple TV …

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Hulu Live TV Is the Best Cordcutter Service Yet, But It Needs Some Work

Hulu’s highly-anticipated live TV service is now available in beta and from my viewing experience, it’s the strongest offering yet, thanks to its …

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What you’re really agreeing to when you accept your smart TV’s privacy policy

Let's be honest here — most of us don’t read the privacy policies for smart televisions. And even if we try to, it’s often difficult to read them, particularly on a television screen. Some televisions even display the massive policies five lines at a time. Reaction to recent controversies involving …

Comcast hopes to launch an NBC-focused streaming TV service

Comcast is apparently more than a little envious of internet-only streaming services like CBS All Access and HBO Now. <i>Bloomberg</i> contacts claim that the cable giant is planning to introduce an online video service that would revolve around shows from NBCUniversal networks, including Bravo, SyFy and …

​Roku TVs now track what you watch to suggest streams, target ads

Roku TVs are CNET's favorite entry-level televisions, with the best built-in streaming platform on the planet and good-enough picture quality for the price.<p>I also love how they keep getting updated with new features and functionality, such as a recent add-on that lets antenna users pause live TV, …

Netflix's CEO plans on putting buffering to bed

It's no secret that video streaming is king right now and that the binge-watching craze Netflix helped establish is making other TV providers rethink how they offer content to customers. Here at Mobile World Congress, the company's CEO, Reed Hastings, was on hand to discuss global expansion, the …

Comcast soon will let you watch YouTube like a cable channel

Comcast is ushering YouTube onto the boob tube.<p>The two companies said Monday that later this year Comcast will incorporate Google's massive video service onto X1, the cable company's high-tech pay-TV service, used by about half of its customers.<p>The new partnership means YouTube's clips and streams …

Amazon's Alexa comes to the living room with new Fire TV Stick

Amazon has unveiled a new version of its Fire TV Stick in the UK, bringing the company's voice-controlled assistant Alexa to the television screen.<p>It is the first time that a Fire TV device has been compatible with Alexa in the UK, broadening the reach of Amazon’s artificial intelligence assistant …

HBO NOW’s streaming service surpasses 2 million subscribers

HBO’s streaming service for cord cutters, HBO NOW, has grown to over 2 million subscribers in the U.S., parent company Time Warner announced on Wednesday, as part of the company’s quarterly earnings. The service, which launched in April 2015, reached 800,000 subscribers by the end of its first …

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Facebook is reportedly building a streaming TV app

Facebook hasn't been shy about its recent push into video. The social network has been rolling out new video ad products and going so far as to reward longer and more engaging videos with better distribution on its platform. Now, according to a new report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Facebook is …

LG's 'blade-like' TV is as thin as four credit cards and hangs on the walls using just magnets

This year's CES in Las Vegas has seen a number of OLED televisions being launched. None, however, are as thin at this offering from LG.<p>Dubbed …

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Online TV revolution: Hulu and Google could upend the TV industry in 2017

<b>FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service. Starting the week of April 18, 2016, customers can pay $8.99 a month to watch Amazon’s Prime video</b> …

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AT&T’s streaming TV service will include over 100 channels for $35 per month

100-plus channels delivered over the top<p>AT&T’s effort to build a cable alternative for cord cutters now has a price. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said today that DirecTV Now will launch next month for $35 a month with access to more than 100 channels, including channels from Disney and Time Warner. …

Eddy Cue says TV ‘needs to be reinvented’

Watching television is still a dreadful experience, according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of internet software and services.<p>The Apple exec sat down for a joint interview with HBO CEO Richard Plepler at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in San Francisco today. The two media titans discussed …

YouTube is now available on your Dish DVR

YouTube, everyone’s favorite source for Adele lyric videos and ASMR-inducing paper crinkles, is joining Netflix and other on-demand services on the Dish Hopper 3 DVR. The service will appear on channel 371 and as a standalone “app” in the main menu.<p>You can also send videos to your DVR via the …

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Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote review: Smart talk is cheap with Alexa streaming TV stick - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is one of the least expensive devices to stream video from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Sling TV and other online services. It's just as responsive as other devices, meaning it's lightning-fast, and charges less for an included voice …

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Netflix signs deal with theater chain to put original films on the big screen

Netflix is continuing its slow crawl into the movie theater, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.<p>The WSJ says that Netflix has struck a deal with iPic Entertainment, a luxury theater chain, that would allow Netflix to feature 10 of its original films in theaters on the same day that …

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Apple TV continues to lose ground to Chromecast one year after its relaunch

The long-awaited update to Apple TV was one of the big headlines coming out of last year’s major product launch. This week, Apple TV only got a couple of incidental mentions during a nearly two-hour product launch.<p>So, what gives?<p>It might be that the new Apple TV is not proving to be as popular with …

The FCC has a new plan to kill the cable box

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unveiled a revised proposal in its ongoing effort to create competition in the cable set-top box market.<p>Under the new plan, pay-TV providers would be required to offer free apps that allow you to watch all the programming you'd normally watch …

Apple is launching a reality TV show called Planet of the Apps

Like The Bachelor, but you have to woo Eddy Cue with your iPhone app<p>Earlier this year, Apple announced it was working on an unscripted reality TV show about app developers. Now, that show has a name (with a pretty good pun): <i>Planet of the Apps</i>. An open casting call launched this week is asking for …