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Picture mode settings are shown over an image of jelly beans on a Samsung QN90C.

LED vs. LCD TVs explained: What’s the difference?

When shopping for a new TV, two terms come up a lot: LED and LCD. But what's the difference? We shed some light on these and other major types of TV displays.
People watching football on a wall-mounted Vizio 50-inch Class V-Series Smart TV.

How to wall mount a TV

Need some help installing your new TV? Our handy guide includes an informational video on how to wall mount a TV, along with other tips and tricks.
A beach scene on a Samsung S95C OLED TV.

How to update software on a Samsung smart TV

Keeping your Samsung smart TV software up to date ensures you're getting the best performance from your set. Here are a few ways to find and install updates.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K.

Google TV vs. Roku TV: which is the better streaming OS?

In the war of streaming platforms, Google TV and Roku TV are top of the pack, but which operating system is truly best? Let us weigh in to help you decide.
Side view of man wearing Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

How to connect headphones to your TV

Whether you're trying to go wireless or just want to get your favorite wired headphones hooked up, our guide will get you paired and connected in no time.
How to turn off YouTube search history – screen showing the history is off.

How to turn off and manage your YouTube history

Whether you watch a lot of YouTube or a little, sometimes you might just want to keep your watch history to yourself or tidy it up. It's easy. Here's how.
Peloton Bike Plus.

How to connect AirPods to your Peloton

Can you use Apple AirPods with a Peloton to keep the music to yourself? Yes! In this guide, we show you how to pair AirPods to a Peloton to listen wirelessly.
The HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook on a table.

How to connect AirPods to a Chromebook

Need to connect your AirPods to a Chromebook? You can! We'll show you how to via Bluetooth, as well as offer important tips for use.
Apple HomePod mini touch controls

How to set up a HomePod mini

Apple's new HomePod mini is a great personal smart speaker, but setting it up takes the right steps. Here's everything you need to do to get it up and running.
Sonos Era 300.

How to position every Sonos speaker for the best sound

Sonos speakers are super easy to set up. But you still have to figure out where to put them. Here are some best practices.
Spotify and Apple Music transfer on a smartphone.

How to switch from Spotify to Apple Music

You don't have to lose all those songs and playlists on your Spotify account when you switch to Apple Music. The process is easier than ever.
Fox Sports Women's World Cup logo.

How to watch the 2023 Women’s World Cup

The FIFA Women's World Cup is set to take place this year in New Zealand and Australia. Here's how to watch every game.
Apple TV Sleep Timer options.

How to set a sleep timer on Apple TV

Apple TV finally has a sleep timer, which will turn off the hardware and your television after a set amount of time. Here's how to use it.
Closeup of blue KEF LSX II speaker driver

How we test speakers

Great speakers are essential for any home theater or music setup, so when we review the latest, we do it with helping you in mind. Here's how we test speakers.
The box for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

How we test streaming video devices

Whether it's Roku, Amazon, Apple, or others — we apply the same standards to every streaming device that comes our way. Here's how we test them.
LG G3

How we test TVs

We explain our testing methodology for TV reviews and explain how that translates into a TV review you can trust.
Showing the depth of the Samsung Q990B soundbar next to a Samsung S95B OLED TV

How we test soundbars

Whether you simply want better TV sound or a system to rival your local movie theater, soundbars can take you there. Here's how we evaluate them.
A phosphorescent OLED panel.

What is PHOLED? Your eyes (and your utility bill) are going to love it

OLED TVs offer the best picture quality you can get, but PHOLED technology is about to make these TVs even better.
Barry Allen in the Flash suit looking to the distance in The Flash.

How to watch the DC movies in order

Now that The Flash is in theaters, this is the perfect time to revisit the other DC movies and experience the DCEU in either chronological order or by release.
The Netgear Nighthawk AXE11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E Router on a table.

Netflix speed test: how to check if you can stream 4K Ultra HD

If you're trying to stream on Netflix and it isn't the 4K UHD you were expecting, chances are your internet is off. Here's how to perform a Netflix speed test.
The Tubi TV homepage on a desktop browser.

What is Tubi? Everything to know about the free streamer

There's no shortage of on-demand streaming services out there, but few are free, like Tubi. Here, we outline what Tubi is and what it currently has to offer.
Side view of man wearing Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

How we test headphones and earbuds

With our headphone reviews, we help you choose by offering insight on features, build quality, sound quality, and relative ranking against like-priced models.
Putting a vinyl record on a turntable.

How we test turntables and record players

From unboxing to setup to testing out all their features by playing loads of records, here's how we test and review turntables at Digital Trends.
The McIntosh MHT300 Home Theater Receiver.

How we test AV receivers

Deciding on an AV receiver is an important decision. We put these high-tech entertainment devices through the wringer so you don't have to. Here's how we do it.
Amazon Freevee.

The Digital Trends guide to FAST streaming services

FAST services — short for free ad-supported streaming televisions — are more popular than ever. Here are the ones you need to know about.
how to pick the best tv for sports

How to pick the best TV for sports: what to look for and things to avoid

Anyone who says you shouldn't choose a TV just to watch sports is wrong. Here's what you need for a great view of a big game, plus a few big things to avoid.
The Max app on Apple TV.

Max: Price, movies, shows, and more for the HBO/Discovery combo

Max is here, with new content, a new price, new shows and movies — and a lot more from the streaming service formerly known as HBO Max.
Redbox DVD rentals.

Where to rent DVDs and Blu-rays as Netflix ends disc rentals

With Netflix sunsetting its DVD-by-mail rental service this September, we've put together this list of some alternative DVD rental options to fill the void.
NFL Sunday Ticket landing page on an iPad.

How to get NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube and YouTube TV in 2023

NFL Sunday Ticket has moved from DirecTV to YouTube and YouTube TV, making it available pretty much everywhere. Here's how to subscribe.
How to download music and podcasts from Spotify: The downloads folder.

How to download music from Spotify for offline listening

So you want to download songs, playlists, and podcasts from Spotify for offline listening? We’ll show you how to do it.
An iPhone with the Stats for Spotify screen on it being held in a hand.

Stats for Spotify: how to see your stats ahead of Wrapped

Spotify Wrapped is a fun way to see the music and artists you loved the most every year. Stats for Spotify lets you see what you're digging all year long.
Chromecast with Google TV plus remote.

Common Google Chromecast issues and how to fix them

Google Chromecast is a great streaming device, but sometimes it runs into problems. Here, we'll help you solve some common Chromecast issues.
Dlyan Wireless Headphones

What is hi-res audio, and how can you experience it right now?

Hi-res audio has gone from an audiophile novelty to a mainstream attraction, but there's still a bit of a learning curve to master before you can enjoy it.
Apple TV 4K hardware with remote and retail box.

Apple TV: price, hardware, software, and more

Is Apple TV the right streaming device for your home system? What does it offer? Our guide will walk you through everything you need to know about Apple TV.