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PlayStation Vue app for Android lets you watch live TV (for $30 per month or more)

Sony’s PlayStation Vue service lets subscribers stream live and on-demand TV over the internet from channels including ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, AMC, Disney, ESPN, SyFy, and USA. When the service first launched it was available on PlayStation game consoles. But Sony has added support for additional devices including Amazon Fire TV products and Roku devices. […]

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PlayStation Vue brings live TV streaming to Roku, Android

When Sony launched its PlayStation Vue service in the US early last year, it was only available in select markets and it only worked on Sony PlayStation hardware. Over the past year the company has added support for additional devices, dropped the starting price to $30 per month (or $40 in some cities), and generally […]

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Hulu to offer live TV streaming starting in 2017

Hulu was one of the first services to stream TV shows on the web the day after they aired on broadcast and cable network channels… or at least one of the first services to do it legally. Soon Hulu may not just offer next-day streaming of TV shows. The company’s CEO says Hulu will begin […]

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Chromecast hack brings a 1978 TV into the digital age

Have an old-fashioned cathode-ray TV lying around and want to give it a new life? YouTuber Dr. Moddnstine has done just that, by taking an old color TV set from 1978, cramming a Chromecast inside the case, and hooking up a bit of hardware so that the TV turns on automatically when you use your phone, […]

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Vizio introduces TVs and soundbars with built-in Google Cast functionality

A Chromecast is a good, cheap way to upgrade a “dumb” TV. So good, in fact, that Vizio decided to save you the hassle of buying one and just ship TVs with Google Cast functionality built right in. It’s a particularly welcome addition if your entertainment center is already packed with devices fighting for HDMI […]

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PlayStation Vue streaming TV service now available in 200+ US markets

Sony brought its TV streaming service to the United States in 2015, but at launch the PlayStation Vue services was only available in a handful of markets. Now you can use Sony’s TV-over-the-internet service in 203 US markets. Prices start at $30 per month, and you can access the service using a PlayStation 3, PlayStation […]

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On the LPX Show: The FCC’s plan to “Unlock the Box”

The Federal Communications Commission is accepting public comment on a plan that chairman Tom Wheeler calls “Unlock the Box.” At first glance, the proposal seems like a clear-cut win for consumers and startups: it would require cable, satellite, and other TV providers to make their content available in a format that would let you ditch […]

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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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Nickelodeon launches Noggin: $6 per month mobile video service

Children’s TV provider Nickelodeon is launching a new subscription-based streaming video service that will let toddlers (or adults with childish tastes) watch kid’s shows on a smartphone or tablet. Noggin launches March 5th, and subscriptions for the ad-free service run $5.99 per month. At launch Noggin will be iOS-only, which means you’ll need an iPhone, […]