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How to stop streaming buffering and upgrade your network

How to stop streaming buffering and upgrade your network

Streaming is convenient, but it can also be frustrating if your network is prone to buffering. Luckily, there are ways to improve your speeds and reduce lag.
ESPN+ app on a movile device.

What is ESPN+: The live sports streamer explained

What is ESPN+: The live sports streamer explained

ESPN+ offers extra sports content behind the network and has grown to encompass ESPN.com's ESPN Insider program. Here's what to know about the subscription.
Customers inspect the new Apple HomePod at an Apple Store on February 9, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

How to use Apple AirPlay and AirPlay 2

How to use Apple AirPlay and AirPlay 2

Learn how to use Apple Airplay. Sharing content from your mobile device to TV screens and smart speakers with Apple's AirPlay and AirPlay 2 is easy.
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What is Roku? The streaming platform fully explained

What is Roku? The streaming platform fully explained

What is Roku? Is it a device or software or a streaming service? And what does it cost? Our full explainer will make you a streaming media expert in minutes.
Sony 55-inch Bravia OLED TV in living room.

Read this before buying a TV on Prime Day

Read this before buying a TV on Prime Day

Here are five questions you need to ask yourself before buying a TV on Prime Day.
Chromecast with Google TV remote.

How to reconnect the Chromecast with Google TV remote

How to reconnect the Chromecast with Google TV 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.
Google Chromecast with Google TV displayed on a mantle.

How to get Apple TV Plus on your Chromecast with Google TV

How to get Apple TV Plus on your Chromecast with Google TV

Do you want to catch up on some Apple TV+ content but you don't have an Apple device on your TV? Chromecast with Google TV is your solution! Here's what to do.
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IPS vs. VA displays: Which is best for your monitor or TV?

IPS vs. VA displays: Which is best for your monitor or TV?

If you're looking to buy an affordable monitor or TV for gaming or watching content, there's one question you need to ask yourself: Should you buy IPS or VA?
The Android TV interface on a TV.

What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV platform fully explained

What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV platform fully explained

Android TV may not have as many users as Apple TV or Roku, but that's changing fast. What can it do, and how can you get it? Here's everything you need to know.
A man and a woman video call using Google Duo.

9 ways to make video calls on your TV

9 ways to make video calls on your TV

Video calling has become a necessity in post-pandemic lives, but doing it from the best screen in the house is still surprisingly hard. Here's how to do it.
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How to measure a TV screen to find the perfect size

How to measure a TV screen to find the perfect size

Need to check a TV's size? TV screen measurements aren't always intuitive, especially if you're buying a new TV. Here's how to measure to get the right size!
YouTube TV 4K streams settings and user options.

YouTube TV in 4K: Everything you need to know

YouTube TV in 4K: Everything you need to know

YouTube TV is one of the few streaming services that offers any content in 4K resolution. Here's what you need to know to get it.
Apple AirPods Max.

How to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPod Max safely and effectively

How to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPod Max safely and effectively

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.
Apple AirPods 3.

How much are AirPods? A pricing breakdown for each model

How much are AirPods? A pricing breakdown for each model

Losing or breaking a precious AirPod would be terrible. We break down their pricing, including the cost of replacements, for each of the four models.
Man watching a 2020 Samsung smart TV in a living room.

How to update apps on a Samsung smart TV

How to update apps on a Samsung smart TV

Updating the apps on your Samsung smart TV is an annoying but necessary task. We're going to show you how to do it manually and (gasp!) automatically.
Samsung S95B OLED TV with bright image on-screen.

How to connect your iPhone to a Samsung TV

How to connect your iPhone 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.
A TCL Roku TV and soundbar mounted to an outdoor wall.

How to use AirPlay on Roku to stream content

How to use AirPlay on Roku to stream content

Looking to "cast" your iPhone's apps to your Roku hardware? With Apple AirPlay 2, your Roku can become a mirror for the content on your phone. Here's how.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series with the Fire TV platform on the screen.

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Chromecast

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Chromecast

Amazon allows you to access Prime Video through a Chromecast device, but there may still be times when you need to cast from your browser. Here's how to do so.
Ted Lasson on the Apple TV 4K.

What is Apple TV+? Everything you need to know

What is Apple TV+? Everything you need to know

Apple TV+ isn't a household name like Netflix or Hulu, but high-quality, star-studded content makes it worth knowing. Here's everything you need to know.
Apple TV+ home page with the show Physical.

How to get Apple TV+ for free

How to get Apple TV+ for free

If you've thought about getting in to Apple TV+'s award-winning content but want to try before you buy, here are several free trials and how to get them.
A vinyl collection shelf with receiver and turntable.

How to build and preserve a record collection

How to build and preserve a record collection

Your father-in-law was right: Vinyl records sound amazing and super cool. If you're just starting your collection journey, here's everything you need to know.
A side view of Adam Scott sitting at a desk with a computer in Apple TV+ series Severance.

How much is Apple TV+?

How much is Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ is a solid streaming platform, but does its cost and overall value stack up to the streaming-landscape competition? Allow us to weigh in.
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Why you’re not getting Netflix in HD or 4K and how to fix it

Why you’re not getting Netflix in HD or 4K and how to fix it

Just bought a new 4K Ultra HD TV, but Netflix isn't cooperating? It's troubleshooting time! This guide will help you get back to streaming in premium quality.
A person holds an iPhone 11 with the Apple Music app open.

How to listen to Apple Music in hi-fi on iPhone and Android

How to listen to Apple Music in hi-fi on iPhone and Android

Apple Music now offers lossless, hi-fi music on both Android and iPhone. Here's an in-depth guide on how to turn the setting on and start listening.
An LG 70-inch Class NanoCell 75 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV sits on an entertainment stand in a living room.

4K TV buying guide: Everything you need to know

4K TV buying guide: Everything you need to know

Now's a perfect time to consider buying a new TV. Before you shop online or in the store, check out this buying guide. It's a before-you-buy TV tech primer.
The Samsung QN90A TV in a living room.

HDMI 2.1: What it is and why your next TV should have it

HDMI 2.1: What it is and why your next TV should have it

HDMI 2.1 is here, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered. In this guide, we cover the current version while discussing the future of HDMI.
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How to install Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers

How to install Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers

Traditional Dolby Atmos systems involve an array of ceiling speakers that help to create a three-dimensional soundstage. Here's how to install a pair or two.
An LG 70-inch Class NanoCell 75 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV sits on an entertainment stand in a living room.

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

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.
ClearStream Eclipse antenna mounted beside a TV.

ATSC 3.0: Everything you need to know about broadcast TV’s next big thing

ATSC 3.0: Everything you need to know about broadcast TV’s next big thing

ATSC 3.0 is increasing its footprint on the world of digital broadcasting. What exactly is ATSC 3.0, and how can you experience it? We've got the answers.
Natasha Lyonne as Nadya in Russian Doll, her face pressed against a subway door.

The best time-loop movies and TV episodes

The best time-loop movies and TV episodes

The idea of the time loop has been explored again and again (pun intended) in both movies and on TV, and these are among the best interpretations.
Matt Damon sciences in The Martian.

The best Mars movies of all time

The best Mars movies of all time

Despite the physical distance, Mars has never felt closer to Earth as filmmakers continue to portray the red planet ad infinitum.
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What is a smart TV? Everything you need to know

What is a smart TV? Everything you need to know

We've put together a quick-hit guide to teach you everything you need to know about smart TVs, who makes them, and why you might want one for your living room.
The Samsung 70-inch Class 7 Series 4K TV in a living room.

How to figure out what size TV you should buy

How to figure out what size TV you should buy

What size TV do you need? Here are a few tips for picking the right size TV for any room, including ideal viewing distance and picture quality versus size.

Everything you need for a backyard movie night

Everything you need for a backyard movie night

Warm nights have officially arrived, so why not capitalize on the nice weather with an outdoor movie night? Here's all the tech you need to make it a success.