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Lilbits 7-1-2020: Theme-aware Start Menu tiles and the Internet TV price war

Windows 10 is getting support for theme-aware Start Menu tiles, meaning they can adjust their look to match light and dark themes. An early version of the featured is baked into latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build, but it likely won’t be available to all Windows users until early 2021. In other news, Fubo TV […]

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Sling TV Happy Hour lets you stream live TV for free through April 20 (DVR and on-demand too)

Sling TV normally charges $30 per month or more for its internet TV streaming service. But the company has just launched a “Happy Hour Across America” promotion that lets you stream more than 50 TV channels for free between the hours of 5:00 PM and midnight until April 20, 2020. You’ll need to sign up […]

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Streaming updates: Spotify free comes to Alexa speakers, Sling TV works with Nest Hub

Just a few days after Amazon announced that its free, ad-supported music streaming services was now available on devices other than Echo smart speakers, rival Spotify has announced that its ad-supported music streams are now available on Echo speakers… along with just about anything else that supports the Alexa voice service, including Amazon Fire TV products. It’s […]

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One of AirTV’s coolest features isn’t available at launch

When DISH Network unveiled its new AirTV box at CES a few weeks ago, the company promised it would blur the lines between online video and broadcast TV by allowing you to connect an antenna and view guide data for over-the-air channels in the same user interface as the Sling TV internet video service (which is […]

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Sling TV internet TV service begins cloud DVR beta test

Over the past few years we’ve seen the launch of several internet-based solutions for streaming live and on-demand TV programming. Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue are some of the first major players in the space, but AT&T/DirecTV are expected to enter the market soon. The idea is to let customers use sign up for TV plans […]

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Lilbits 306: IFA approaches

The IFA consumer electronic show officially kicks off in Berlin on Thursday, but some companies will hold press events a day or two early: and plenty of news has been leaking ahead of schedule. It’s a safe bet we’ll see a number of new products featuring Intel Skylake processors, some new smartwatches, and official launches […]

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Sling TV brings live, streaming TV to Android TV

Sling TV is an internet video service that lets you stream live and on-demand TV from channels including TNT, TBS, AMC, ESPN, Disney, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, with prices starting at $20 per month. The service launched for select devices earlier this year and subscribers can watch videos using mobile apps for PC or Mac, iOS […]

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Lilbits (3-06-2015): Will you need a Nexus 6 to use Google’s cellular network?

Google plans to launch a wireless network soon — but it won’t be a rival to AT&T or Verizon. Instead, Google’s Sundar Pichai has said it’ll be a small-scale effort to test new technology that lets phones seamlessly transition from WiFi to 4G LTE. How small scale? Well, it’s not clear what geographic markets the […]