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Hulu Live vs. YouTube TV: How to pick the best live streaming service

Hulu With Live TV and YouTube TV are two of the biggest streaming services in the U.S. We'll help you decide which is best.
Sling TV app icon on Apple TV.

The best Sling TV alternatives

Sling TV has more than 2 million subscribers and is the third-most popular service in the U.S. But there are other options you should take a look at.
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How to update your Roku device software

Updating your Roku streaming device's software keeps it in tip-top shape and delivers its latest features. It's as easy as a few clicks. Here's how to do it!
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What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?

Dolby Atmos Music is an immersive way to hear new tracks, as well as old favorites, but you'll need the right combo of gear to get it. Here's how it works.
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How to cancel your Disney Plus subscription

Despite Baby Yoda and the Marvel movies, Disney+ didn’t work out for you. No problem. Here’s how to cancel your Disney+ subscription and your Disney account.
The March Madness app on an iPhone.

How to watch March Madness online

March Madness is back, with the 2023 NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament scheduled to run from March 14 to April 3. Here's how to watch every game.
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What is Dolby Vision? The dynamic HDR format fully explained

If you're shopping for 4K TVs, you've probably seen Dolby Vision as a feature. But what exactly is Dolby Vision? We have all the answers here.
Sonos Roadm in three colors.

What is Sonos? What you need to know about the wireless music system

Everything you need to know about Sonos speakers, the Sonos app, supported music services, and more from the wireless audio system.
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The most common Netflix problems and how to fix them

Want to binge the newest season of your favorite show but Netflix isn't working? Here's how to fix the most common Netflix problems that keep you from watching.
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How to check your AirPods battery level

There are several convenient ways to check the battery level of your AirPods, even if you're not near your case. Here's a guide that outlines a few methods.
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.
Sonos Era 100, beside a turntable.

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 stereo pair of HomePods, a TV, and an Apple TV 4K.

How to connect a stereo pair of Apple HomePods to your Apple TV

Apple's latest HomePod sounds great. But as a stereo pair with an Apple TV 4K, the spatial audio sound can rival the best soundbars. Here's how to set it up.
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The best British shows on Hulu right now

Tired of hearing about The Crown? Head to Hulu and watch some of the best British shows originating from across the Atlantic Ocean.
TV Brightness Wars

TV brightness wars: how bright does your TV need to be?

In the battle for brightness supremacy, the nits just keep on coming. But how bright is bright enough? Here's what you need to know.
MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

MLS Season Pass: price, how to watch, and more

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.
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Every TV type, explained

LED, LCD, OLED, QLED. The alphabet soup of TV types can be confusing and overwhelming. This guide will make it simple to understand every TV type available.
The cast of The Expanse.

The best drama series on Amazon Prime Video right now

The drama genre covers a lot of ground, but you'll find something for everyone in this list of the best drama series on Amazon Prime Video.
Apple AirPlay 2 control center.

Apple AirPlay 2: the wireless audio and video streaming tech fully explained

Airplay 2 is available on a growing list of devices. We explain what it is, how it's different from its predecessor, and how to take advantage of it.
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How to set and change your Netflix primary location

Netflix's crackdown on password sharing will require users to set and even frequently update a primary location for their household. Here's how to do it.
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Should you mount your TV above a fireplace?

Designers and homeowners love mounting TVs above fireplaces. But for the sake of your health and the health of your TV, don't do it.
Hisense PX1 Pro Laser TV.

What is a laser TV?

If you want the biggest image possible, for the best price, you want a laser TV. Here's what you need to know.
Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 200M.

What is a DAC and why would you need one?

What is a DAC, or digital-to-analog converter? Here's how these common components work, and why audiophiles like to use upgraded versions for their music.
Apple Music Sing on an iPhone.

How to use Apple Music Sing

Apple Music Sing is a new sing-along feature that turns your Apple Music app into a karaoke machine. Here's what you need to know and how to use it.
World Cup 2022.

How to watch World Cup 2022

World Cup 2022 kicks off in Qatar in late November. Here are all the ways you can watch every match.
Woman wearing Sony CRE-C10 OTC hearing aids.

How to buy over-the-counter hearing aids

After years in the making, over-the-counter hearing aids are now available for purchase without a prescription: Here's what to you need to know.
Spotify Wrapped 2022.

Spotify Wrapped 2022: what it is and how to view it

For music lovers, Spotify's year-end Wrapped campaign is a fun way to see what everyone has been listening to all year. Here's how to check it out.
Man wearing KEF Mu7 wireless noise-canceling headphones.

AptX Adaptive vs. aptX HD vs. LDAC: Which Bluetooth codec is the best?

If you're shopping for new wireless earbuds or headphones, listen up: The codecs these devices support affect everything from sound quality to battery life.
Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED with Fire TV OS on the screen.

How to update the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube

You'll want to ensure your Fire TV device is running the latest software for the best possible streaming experience. Here's a guide on how to do so.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound earbuds and smartphone image.

What is Snapdragon Sound? Qualcomm’s wireless audio brand fully explained

Bluetooth audio can be confusing at the best of times. Qualcomm hopes to simplify it with Snapdragon Sound. But does it actually make things easier?
OnePlus 5T AptX HD

What is aptX? Cutting through the clutter of Qualcomm’s codecs

The world of Bluetooth codecs can be a swamp of confusing technical jargon, especially when it comes to Qualcomm's aptX family. Here's what you need to know.
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Fire TV Stick vs. Fire TV Stick 4K Max vs. Fire TV Cube: Which to buy?

Thinking about a Fire TV device but can't decide which one to get? We look at the features and prices of the top models so you can make the right choice.
Home theater cables hidden in a cable management track.

How to hide your TV and home theater wires for a tidy look

Nobody wants an ugly tangle of wires ruining the sleek look of your TV, but fortunately, there are several ways to hide your TV and home theater wires.
Adam Sandler and Paz Vega in Spanglish.

The best rom-coms on Hulu right now

Looking to warm the heart and bust out some laughs? Check out one of these awesome rom-coms on Hulu.