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Amazon Fire TV devices will get at least four years of security updates

As more of the devices we use every day are connected to the internet, the more important it becomes to ensure they’re running up-to-date software that patches any known security vulnerabilities. Phone makers have gotten better over the past few years at letting you know how long the smartphone you purchase today will continue to […]

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Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick launches in India for $53 (or less)

The latest media streamer-on-a-stick comes from Chinese smartphone maker Realme. As expected, the company has unveiled the Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick, which plugs directly into the HDMI port of a TV, allowing you to stream 4K video. It will be available in India soon for Rs 3,999 (about $53), but customers will be […]

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max brings WiFi 6 and faster performance to Amazon’s tiny media streamer

Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a media streamer that looks nearly identical to the 2018 Fire TV Stick 4K, but the new model has a faster processor, higher-performance graphics, and more RAM. It’s also the first Fire TV device to support WiFi 6. Add up those upgrades and Amazon says its newest media […]

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Lilbits: Realme 4K Google TV stick, Black Shark 4S, and a Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy Advance clone

Pine64, a company known for making Linux-friendly laptops, smartphones, tablets, and single-board computers, has also been branching out into new territory including smartwatches and E Ink tablets in recent years. Now the company is teasing an announcement for something new – but we’ll have to wait until October 15th to find out what it is. […]

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The $50 Roku Streaming Stick 4K is a faster, more feature-packed streaming stick

Roku’s most powerful streaming stick for the past four years has been… a model released four years ago. But now the company has launched an upgraded model with a faster processor, faster wireless, and support for additional video capabilities. The new Roku Streaming Stick 4K is up for pre-order for $50. There’s also a Roku Streaming […]

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Amazon Fire TV Stick specs compared (Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Stick 4K, Stick, and Stick Lite)

Amazon’s Fire TV line of devices now includes four different Fire TV Stick models with list prices ranging from $30 to $55. But under the hood it turns out that some models have remarkably similar hardware. In fact, the $30 Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite and $40 Fire TV Stick are basically identical. The only […]

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Run Android 11 on Walmart’s cheap Android TV devices with LineageOS

Hackers recently figured out how to unlock the bootloader on Google’s $50 Chromecast with Google TV device, opening the door to replacing the default software with custom ROMs. But the Chromecast isn’t the only low-cost, 4K-ready media streamer around. Last year Dynalink launched an Android TV media streamer that sells for $50. And earlier this […]

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Unlock the Chromecast with Google TV bootloader to run LineageOS or Ubuntu (older models only)

The $50 Chromecast with Google TV is a dongle that hangs from the HDMI port of a TV, allowing you to stream video, listen to music, or play games using Google’s software. Want to use it for something more? A team of developers have just released a method for unlocking the bootloader. That makes it […]

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Walmart’s cheap Android TV media streamers launch next week for $25 and up

Walmart has been selling media streaming devices from companies Roku, Google, Xiaomi, Apple, NVIDIA, and TiVo for years. But now Walmart is launching its own line of Android TV devices under its in-house Onn brand. A $30 Onn 4K media streamer and $25 Onn FHD Streaming Stick showed up on the Walmart website in May, […]