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Xbox Series X on a table.

How to connect AirPods to Xbox Series X

A new pair of headphones for your Xbox Series X can be expensive, but what if you could use those AirPods you already have? You can, but only with a workaround.
Chromecast with Google TV remote.

How to reconnect the Chromecast with Google TV voice remote

The remote for the Chromecast with Google TV has been known to disconnect from time to time. We created this guide to help you reconnect.
The Hulu icon in the Disney+ app.

The most common Hulu problems and how to fix them

If you’ve been having trouble with Hulu, our guide covers many of the platform’s most common problems, with troubleshooting tips and solutions for each issue.
Roku Star button on the remote.

What does the Star button do on a Roku remote control?

The Star button on a Roku remote is a magical little creature. Here's a look at everything the Star button can do on your Roku TV or Roku player.
Lenovo Tab Extreme showing Disney Plus.

What is Disney Plus: plans, price, and everything else you should know

Get ready to indulge in all things Disney, Pixar, and Marvel with a Disney Plus subscription! Here’s everything you need to know about the streaming platform.
The JBL Pulse 5 Bluetooth speaker submerged in a hot tub.

IP what? Explaining water and dust resistance for audio gear

Tech companies use an IPX code to show that their products are water- and dust-resistant. But what does this IPX code mean? We break it all down.
Apple TV 4K: Apple Music now playing screen with Lossless audio format displayed.

Apple Music’s lossless audio on Apple TV isn’t enabled by default. Here’s how to fix that

The addition of lossless audio on Apple Music was a boon for audiophiles, but if you own an Apple TV, you won't hear it automatically.
The app home screen on an Apple TV.

How to share an Apple TV+ subscription with your family

Looking to share your Apple TV+ subscription with mom and pop? We’ll teach you how to use Apple’s Family Sharing capabilities so everyone can start streaming!
Sonos Sub Mini in front of a sofa.

Sonos Sub Mini vs. Sonos Sub: Which boom should you buy?

Which Sonos subwoofer is the right fit for your home? Should you opt for the tried-and-true larger Sonos Sub or the smaller Sub Mini? Let's compare to find out.
YouTube TV app icon on Apple TV.

YouTube TV tips and tricks: how to get the most out Google’s live TV service

YouTube TV is the most popular option for cord-cutters, and that means you need to know these YouTube TV tips and tricks.
A trio of Amazon Fire TV remote controls held in a hand in front of a television.

How to reset an Amazon Fire TV remote in less than 2 minutes

If you need to reset your Amazon Fire TV remote, it should take just a button press and a couple minutes of your time.
The Apple TV 4K standing vertically with the Apple logo showing from the front

The most common Apple TV problems and how to fix them

The Apple TV is a terrific streaming device, but it can get glitchy now and then. Here's a guide to some of the most common Apple TV issues and how to fix them.
Sonos Move 2 in white on green park bench.

11 Sonos tips, tricks, and little-known features

Interested in getting the most out of your Sonos speakers? These are the tips and tricks you need to know when using a Sonos speaker for top-tier audio.
A living room with two people watching TV with the Vizio V-Series 2.1 Home Theater Soundbar and subwoofer underneath.

How to clean your TV screen

Dirty TV screen? You can clean your TV screen quickly without any special supplies. This simple guide will show you how to whip up a cleaning solution.
The Netflix home screen.

23 of the best Netflix hacks, tips, and tricks

Netflix's tried-and-true formula hardly begs for improvement, but you can get even more out of your subscription with these tips and tricks for all users.
What is blooming?

TV and monitor halo effect and blooming: what are they and should you care?

Sometimes your TV or monitor can let light bleed from bright areas to dark areas, causing a halo effect. Here's why it happens and what you can do about it.
Netflix login screen

How to get Netflix for free

If money is tight, but the need to stream is dire, we've got a few insider tips, tricks, and hacks that will help you score a Netflix subscription for free.
A person listening to the Apple AirPods Max.

How to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPod Max

White earbuds aren't exactly the easiest to keep clean all the time. Here, we outline the best way to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max safely.
Samsung S95C Sony A95L LG G3 Best OLED 2023 (18)

Sony vs. Samsung: Whose TV belongs in your living room?

There are characteristics among brands that can help with research when buying a new TV. Here's our take on how Sony and Samsung stack up against each other.
The Disney World castle as seen in the Disney+ streaming app.

How to download movies and shows from Disney+

Going on a trip or just need to save some data? Disney+ lets you download movies and shows to binge offline. Here's how to download movies and shows on Disney+.
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in PopCorners' Super Bowl ad.

The best Super Bowl commercials of all time

For Super Bowl 2024, we've compiled a list of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time.
How to delete apps from Apple TV.

How to delete apps on an Apple TV

Looking to clear some clutter from your Apple TV interface? You can easily delete the apps you don't want to see. Here's how it works and what to do.
NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV.

NFL Sunday Ticket: Everything you need to know

NFL Sunday Ticket is now on YouTube and YouTube TV and is a must-have for any die-hard football fan.
Netflix on a TV.

How to turn off subtitles on Netflix on almost any device

Subtitles can be useful, but they can also be a pain if you can't figure out how to get rid of them. Fortunately, turning them off in Netflix is fairly simple.
AirPods 3, AirPods, and AirPods Pro side by side.

The most common AirPods problems and how to fix them

From static noise to dropped calls, there are lots of AirPods quirks with not-always-obvious solutions. We have plenty of tips to help improve your experience.
AirPods 3, AirPods, and AirPods Pro sitting in their charging cases.

How to update AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max

Apple often releases updates for AirPods. These updates offer new features and can resolve bugs. Here's how to update AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max.
A beach scene on a Samsung S95C OLED TV.

How to connect your iPhone or iPad to a Samsung TV

Looking to share content from your iPhone to your Samsung TV? Here's how to share videos, photos, music, and more to your TV with AirPlay 2 and other methods.
MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

MLS Season Pass in 2024: How to watch every game on Apple TV

MLS Season Pass brings every Major League Soccer game to Apple TV this season. Here's everything you need to know about the subscription service.
Amazon Music

What is Amazon Music: everything you need to know

Don't overlook Amazon Music; it boasts a 100 million-song library, hi-res music, spatial audio, and plans to suit a wide range of users.
How to delete a Netflix profile on your TV.

How to delete a Netflix profile on a PC, mobile device, or TV

Need to delete an unwanted profile from your Netflix account? You're in the right place . Here's how to do it.
Amazon Prime Video Mac app Home screen selection.

How to download movies and shows from Prime Video

Prime Video lets you download content so you can watch it later. Here' how to download movies and shows from Amazon Prime Video.
A Chromecast hanging from the back of a TV.

How to get your Chromecast connected to a hotel room TV

Google's Chromecast is a small streamer that can be your perfect travel companion. Here's a quick guide on how to get your Chromecast connected to a hotel TV.
Roku remote in hand with Roku home screen in. the background.

The most common Roku problems and how to fix them

Have a Roku or Roku Streaming Stick 4K that's giving you problems? We explain how to fix the most common Roku issues in minutes — no tech support needed.
Roku remote in hand with Roku home screen in. the background.

How to pair or reset a Roku remote

Roku remotes come packed with features, but they don't always connect properly. Here's how to pair a remote to your Roku and how to reset if things go wrong.