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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.
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.
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.
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.
App icons on the Apple TV homescreen.

Everyone is missing the point on streaming video

Asking whether streaming video is still worth it is very much asking the wrong question. At least if you care about your own control and flexibility.
YouTube TV showing NFL games and bowling in multiview.

YouTube TV is still growing on the back of NFL Sunday Ticket

We don't know exactly how many subscribers YouTube TV has these days, but Google says it's still growing, thanks to NFL Sunday Ticket.
Three college football games (and one ad) seen on a large TV on YouTube TV.

Multiview almost fixes one of the biggest problems with YouTube TV

Channel flipping isn't as quick to do on streaming services, and maybe that isn't a bad thing. But Multiview almost makes for a perfect substitute.
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Which streaming platform has the best screensavers?

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku each has good options for screensavers on their various streaming devices. But one platform definitely stands out.
An Apple TV 4K set-top box and remote control sit on a media stand.

Should you buy an obsolete Apple TV?

This probably should go without saying, but we'll say it anyway: Do not buy obsolete hardware with unsupported software. Even if it's inexpensive.
A handout image showing NFL Zone on a Roku TV.

Roku adds NFL Zone to its software, and not a moment too soon

Roku is making it even easier to keep up with your favorite NFL team, and live games, via its new NFL Zone on its home screen.
YouTube TV 4K streams settings and user options.

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.
Sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube.

NFL Sunday Ticket free trial: How to watch free for a week

You can get a free seven-day trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube or YouTube TV without having to do any more than subscribe.
NFL Sunday Ticket on Google TV.

Can you buy NFL Sunday Ticket on a TV? Yes, no, and sort of

Fun fact: You can't actually subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket on the two biggest streaming platforms around.
Hisense 70A6G 70-inch 4K UHD Android Smart TV in living room on stand.

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

While Google TV is the main TV OS for brands like Sony, there's still a few Android TV devices out there. Here's everything you need to know about the latter.
The Weather Channel on Roku.

How to watch The Weather Channel without cable

The Weather Channel is available on a surprisingly few streaming services. Here's how to watch it if you don't have cable.
MRBeast in a video announcing NFL Sunday Ticket contests.

MrBeast is giving away 1,000 NFL Sunday Ticket subscriptions — and a Super Bowl trip

MRBeast is giving away 1,000 NFL Sunday Ticket subscriptions on YouTube Prime Channels, with one winner also getting a trip to the Super Bowl.
NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV.

NFL Sunday Ticket student plans are just $109 a season

If you're a student at a college or university, you can get NFL Sunday Ticket for a third of the cost of the working stiffs. Nice.
A Chromecast hanging from the back of a TV.

Chromecast deals: The cheapest option for Google’s streaming device

If you're looking to join the streaming revolution but don't own a smart TV, we've smoked out the latest Chromecast deals right here.
NFL Sunday Ticket graphic.

NFL Sunday Ticket adds chat, key plays, Shorts, cost-splitting

You'll now be able to split the cost of NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube and YouTube TV over three months.
The Roku Voice Remote Pro, and the Amazon Alexa Voice Remote Pro.

Roku and Amazon are so close to making subtitles easy to toggle

While it's relatively easy to toggle captions and subtitles inside apps, two remote controls are frustratingly close to make it a one-button endeavor.
NFL Sunday Ticket info for YouTube TV as seen on a phone.

Verizon is giving away NFL Sunday Ticket for free

Verizon is giving away free subscriptions to NFL Sunday Ticket for the 2023-24 season as the games make the switch to YouTube and YouTube TV.
The Roku Channel app on Google TV.

The Roku Channel is now available as a Google TV app

The Roku Channel — the free, ad-supported streaming service from Roku — is now available on Google TV and Android TV as a standalone app.
The Blink Mini installed in the Pan-Tilt Mount.

Roku Indoor Camera 360 SE vs. Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera: which is the best indoor camera?

Both the Roku Indoor Camera 360 SE and Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera offer HD footage and the ability to swivel to capture more of your home. But which is best?
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Is a Roku Smart Home Subscription worth it?

Roku offers a few different Smart Home Subscriptions. Here's a look at both to see if they're a good fit for your home security needs.
The Roku Smart Home Monitoring System SE on a table.

How to set up Roku Home Monitoring System SE

Setting up the Roku Home Monitoring System SE isn't too difficult, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you move through the process.
The Roku Indoor Camera SE with a red light.

How to set up Roku Indoor Camera SE

Trying to install the Roku Indoor Camera SE? Here's how to get it properly set up in your home, along with a few tips for troubleshooting common issues.
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.
Formula E is coming to The Roku Channel in 2024.

Formula E adds Roku for streaming and expands on CBS

Formula E will find 11 races streamed on The Roku Channel, starting with its 2024 season.
YouTube TV and Hulu apps on the Roku homescreen.

YouTube TV is expanding multiview to more than just sports

YouTube TV will now let you watch news, weather and business channels alongside live sports, all at the same time.
YouTube TV family sharing.

YouTube TV password sharing — is that even a thing?

Folks worried about a YouTube TV crackdown on password sharing need to remember that a Google account isn't the same as a Netflix account.
YouTube TV on Apple TV.

YouTube TV adds Magnolia Network and other FAST channels

Joanna and Chip Gaines' Magnolia Network — and a handful of other FAST channels — is now available on YouTube TV.
Google's first-gen Chromecast dongle.

Google ends support for the original Chromecast

Google has ended support of its first-gen Chromecast dongle. These alternatives are your best bet for a replacement.
NFL Sunday Ticket landing page on an iPad.

NFL Sunday Ticket will allow for unlimited streams at home

NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube and YouTube TV will allow you to watch on as many devices as you want — so long as you're at home.
The Roku Home Monitoring System SE starter pack.

Roku is now in the home security business

The Roku Home Monitoring System SE integrates with your Roku player or TV to let you monitor and control things with your remote.