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Sonos headphones to make 2024 debut, and a video streaming device is set for 2025

In addition to the widely rumored Sonos wireless headphones, the company is planning a Roku-like set-top box, according to Bloomberg.
Astell&Kern AK HC4 USB DAC and headphone amp.

Astell&Kern’s latest mobile DAC gets dual outputs, AKM chip

Astell&Kern has joined the ranks of companies making portable headphone DACs with both balance and unbalanced outputs.
A graphic showing the PBS Food logo.

PBS Food brings its free streaming channel to Amazon, Roku

If you're looking for cooking shows to get you through the holiday season, PBS Food will keep you company on a number of free ad-supported streaming services.
Apple Music on a PS5.

Got a PS5? Here’s how to get 6 free months of Apple Music

Apple has partnered with Sony to offer six free months of free Apple Music streaming for anyone with a PlayStation 5 console.
The Hisense 110UX ULED X mini-LED 4K TV.

Hisense teases 110-inch, 10,000-nit TV ahead of CES 2024

Hisense's 110UX will be the brightest consumer TV ever made when it debuts at CES 2024.
Sonos Logo on a Sonos One speaker.

Sonos all but teases what may well be headphones in 2024

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence teased a new product coming in 2024 that'll be part of a multiyear product cycle in a multibillion-dollar category.
A settings screen showing enhanced bitrate in the YouTube app on an Android phone.

YouTube’s enhanced 1080p video now available on more devices

You can now finally get enhanced 1080p bitrates on YouTube videos ... on something other than an iPhone. Huzzah.
Sharp Roku TV OLED 4K UHD.

Sharp’s promised Roku OLED TV is now available and deeply discounted

Sharp has released its promised OLED-powered Roku TV in both 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.
Two xMEMS Cypress drivers seen sitting on a U.S. dime coin for scale.

Your next noise-canceling earbuds may use Navy sonar tech

Next-gen driver technology from xMEMS uses ultrasound technology developed in the 1960s by the U.S. Navy.
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JLab jumps into hi-res and Bluetooth LE audio with $200 Epic Lab Edition earbuds

JLab's latest wireless earbuds promise its best audio quality yet, with hi-res support and compatibility with Bluetooth LE Audio.
Creative Aurvana Ace 2 wireless earbuds.

Creative’s Aurvana Ace are the first wireless earbuds to use MEMS drivers

Creative's Aurana Ace and Ace 2 wireless earbuds will be the first to use drivers built like microchips when they start shipping in December.
App icons for Hulu and Disney+ on Apple TV.

Combined Disney+/Hulu app to launch in beta in December

Disney CEO Bob Iger says the combined Disney+/Hulu app will launch in beta in December, and in full in March 2024, to give parents time to set things up.
YouTube TV and Hulu apps on the Roku homescreen.

YouTube TV still leads after latest round of streaming numbers

YouTube TV and Fubo are showing a good bit of growth, while those in the middle of the pack seem to just be happy to be there.
Hand carrying Porsche Design PDS20 Bluetooth speaker in front of a Porsche car.

Guess how much this tiny Porsche Design speaker costs

Porsche Design's new portable Bluetooth speaker is tiny and rugged, but its price is anything but small.
An unreleased version of the new SiriusXM app on a Cadillac Lyric EV.

SiriusXM reboots satellite radio with new app, features — and price

New apps, new platforms, new shows, new channels and new talent is all a part of rebirth and reboot of SiriusXM satellite radio in the modern streaming world.
The Tubi app icon on Apple TV.

Tubi adds professional basketball to its free roster

Tubi is adding two days of professional basketball coverage to its already impressive streaming roster.
Audiobooks on Spotify.

Spotify Premium adds 200,000 free audiobooks for U.S. subscribers

You'll only get 15 hours a month unless you want to pay more, but free audiobooks on Spotify are free audiobooks on Spotify.
Soundfun Mirai Speaker.

Can curved speakers make TV dialogue easier to hear?

Soundfun's $300 Mirai Speaker has two curved-diaphragm drivers that it claims can enhance dialogue and create better sound for everyone.
DirecTV Stream app icon on Apple TV.

DirecTV Stream raises pricing across all its tiers

DirecTV Stream already was one of the more expensive live streaming services — and it just got even more pricey.
ClearStream Fusion over-the-air antenna.

NFL streaming outage is a reminder that antenna backups are easy

The next time the stream of your live sports broadcast goes down, you'll wish you had an old-school antenna for backup.
A reminder that HBO Max is becoming Max on May 23, 2023.

Max is pulling some features from its ad-free subscription

Those who are on Max's ad-free tier are going to lose the ability to stream on three devices at once, or watch anything in 4K resolution, as of early December.
Sling TV app icon on Apple TV.

Sling TV adds live scores and more for sports fans

Sling TV has added more scores and stats for more sports leagues, along with another handful of new features for subscribers.
Apple Music plan with HomePod Mini and AirPods.

Apple quietly retires one of its Apple Music tiers

Apple is retiring its Voice plan for Apple Music that lets people use Siri to select tracks for $5 a month – less than half the cost of the regular plan.
App icons for Disney+, Hulu and ESPN.

Disney will soon own 100% of Hulu

Disney will buy Comcast's 33% stake in streaming service Hulu. The deal is expected to be worth over $8 billion.
Netflix app icon on Apple TV.

Netflix’s ad-supported tier will include ad-free bonus episodes in 2024

Watch three in a row and you'll get the fourth ad-free, Netflix says, as new sign-ups to the cheaper advertising tier hit 30 percent.
NFL Sunday Ticket on a TV.

NFL Sunday Ticket slashes price for the back half of the season

If you've been eyeballing NFL Sunday Ticket, but didn't want to pay close to $400, you can now get the back half of the season for half the price.
Plex Discover Together.

Plex is now a social media platform for movie and TV fans

Plex's new Discover Together feature lets you add your friends on the platform so you can see, share, and comment on your shared love of movies and shows.
The Nebula Mars 3 Air portable projector on a table.

Nebula’s new Capsule 3 and Mars 3 Air projectors go with Google TV

Anker's projector brand, Nebula, has just announced two new portable Google TV projectors, the Capsule 3 and Mars 3 Air, both with Netflix built in.
Man wearing Soundcore AeroFit Pro in Electric Purple with the optional neckband.

Soundcore’s first open-ear earbuds come with an optional neckband

Anker's Soundcore brand has entered the open-ear earbuds race with two new models, including the AeroFit Pro, which has hi-res, spatial audio, and a neckband.
NFL Sunday Ticket info as seen on a TV.

YouTube NFL outage: Should Google give refunds or credits?

Google's first real hiccup streaming NFL Sunday Ticket doesn't appear to come with any recourse for subscribers. Welcome to the future, folks.
Earfun Free Pro 3 wireless noise-canceling earbuds in three colors.

Earfun Free Pro 3 wireless earbuds will make you question Apple’s prices

Earfun's Free Pro 3 once again challenges the notion that you need to pay big dollars for big wireless earbud features.
Klipsch City Series Bluetooth Speakers.

Klipsch takes on Marshall with three new portable and rugged Bluetooth speakers

Klipsch has added three new portable and rugged Bluetooth speakers that bear a striking resemblance to three of Marshall's models.
An error message for the NFL on YouTube and YouTube TV

NFL buffering on YouTube TV? You’re not alone today

Google says it's aware of issues today with the NFL games on YouTube and YouTube TV, and it's working on a fix.
FuboTV app icon on Apple TV.

Fubo tweaks its plans again, and actually lowers price of one tier

Fubo has renamed and revamped its most expensive tier — but also made it a little more affordable in the process.