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Tivoli ushers in the spring with its new limited-edition Bluetooth speakers

Tivoli is no stranger to audio devices that focus on looking great in addition to sounding great, and it is keeping that tradition alive with its new limited-edition spring themed portable speakers, which are available in Bluetooth and digital audio broadcasting versions.

Soon, you won’t need a separate subscription to watch Netflix on Comcast Xfinity

Since 2016, Comcast Xfinity customers have been able to watch Netflix on the Xfinity X1 platform, as long as they had a subscription. Soon, you won’t need to pay an extra subscription, as an expanded partnership will see Comcast bundling Netflix into new and existing Xfinity packages.

ESPN+, the stand-alone streaming sports app we’ve been waiting for, is here

ESPN's stand-alone streaming sports app ESPN+ launches on April 12 for $5 per month, but while the service might be great for die-hard sports fans, it doesn't offer a way to watching traditional ESPN programming without subscribing to cable or a similar service.
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Speakers for TV, surround sound speakers, soundbars, more: Speakers Explained

Whether you are looking for speakers for your TV, surround sound speakers, computer speakers, or a simple soundbar, we explain different types of speakers and what they are good (and bad) for, from big towers to tiny satellites.
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The new Spotify + Hulu bundle could save you some green

Spotify and Hulu are offering a new bundled service, including a Spotify Premium subscription and Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan for just $13 per month.
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Ultimate Ears debuts two custom in-ears and gives the rest of the line a tune-up

Ultimate Ears may be best known for its speakers, but it also makes great customer in-ear monitors meant for audio pros and music fans alike. Now it has debuted two new models in the UE Live and UE 6 Pro, both of which offer superb audio quality while being able to stand up to the rigors of daily use.
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Onkyo’s latest A/V receivers look to breathe new life into your old movies

Onkyo has announced two new mid-range A/V receivers in the TX-NR686 and TX-NR585, both of which aim to make your movie collection feel a little more modern with DTS Neural:X and Dolby Surround up-mixing, both of which take legacy sound formats and make them sound more like modern surround sound.
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Hulu with Live TV has an updated UI that runs on even more platforms

Hulu with Live TV is a great option if you want to keep up on your favorite shows but still have access to Hulu’s expansive library of on-demand content. Now it’s available on even more devices, while some devices that already had the app are getting an updated user interface.
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Yamaha’s RX-V385 A/V receiver packs a punch, but won’t break the bank

If you’re on the lookout for a new A/V receiver for your home theater but don’t want to spend a lot of money, Yamaha’s new RX-V385 receiver brings a boatload of features and plenty of configuration options without requiring that you bust open the piggy bank to pay for it.
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Vizio debuts three soundbars with Dolby Atmos to complement its 2018 4K TVs

Today Vizio unveiled its 2018 4K TV lineup, and to bring sound to match the picture, the company has also announced three new soundbars, all of which feature Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound for a more immersive viewing experience than what standard soundbars provide.
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Mohu’s new Blade indoor antenna looks so good you won’t want to hide it

Mohu has introduced its sleek new Blade antenna, and indoor / outdoor model that is the first in the company’s new Modern Series.
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Proposed tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to rising TV prices

The Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to the prices of TVs going up by the end of the year.
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Comcast and Dish Network team up to offer Sling International on Xfinity X1

In an unlikely alliance, Comcast and rival Dish Network have teamed up to offer Sling International on the Xfinity X1 platform.
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JVC’s latest DLP projector offers 4K at a lower price, but it’s not the lowest

JVC is known for its premium projectors, but its new LX-UH1 DLP projector offers 4K and HDR at a lower price, making it affordable for more buyers.

Oppo Digital to gradually stop making Blu-ray players and headphones

Oppo Digital announced on Monday, April 2 that it plans to stop making new Blu-ray players and headphones, though existing products will still be supported.
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Buying a new Blu-ray player? Read this first

Buying a Blu-ray player isn't easy, but we're here to help with all the information you need to make your shopping experience simple.
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Showtime comes to LG smart TVs, no cable subscription required

If you’re an LG smart TV owner looking to watch Showtime originals without paying for a full cable subscription, getting the premium channel has never been easier.
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Google’s Play Movies and TV app tells you where to stream your shows

Google’s Play Movies & TV app for Android has received a major update, and now shows where you can stream your favorite shows and movies.
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New firmware update brings Dolby Vision to Philips UHD Blu-ray players

Few Ultra HD Blu-ray players support Dolby Vision HDR, but Philips just released a firmware update that adds two more players to the list.
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Sony’s gorgeous A8F Bravia OLED TVs have been priced and are up for pre-order

Sony’s A8F Bravia OLED TVs were some of the most impressive we saw at this year’s CES, and starting today, you can order one of your own.
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One of the best TVs you can buy comes out May 1, and it’s shockingly affordable

The TCL 6-Series 4K Roku TV could be one of the best buys of the year, and you won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on one.
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Documents show Amazon isn’t playing the same game as Netflix, and never was

Allegedly leaked internal documents obtained by Reuters seem to show that Amazon’s Prime Video offerings are all about increasing Prime signups.
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iHeartRadio has filed for bankruptcy but don’t worry — it isn’t going anywhere

iHeartRadio parent company iHeartMedia has filed for bankruptcy after accruing more than $20 billion in debt, but customers shouldn’t be affected.
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Sling TV’s Roku app gets a major upgrade, with other platforms to follow soon

Sling TV has introduced major updates to its Roku app, including the ability to upgrade your programming package inside the app.
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Despite previous claims, MoviePass CEO says the company isn’t tracking users

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe says his previous remarks about how much data the company gathers on its users were "completely inaccurate."

ATC’s CDA2 Mk2 will make you want to put the phone away and dig out your CDs

The ATC CDA2 Mk2 is an audiophile CD player that pulls triple duty as a standalone DAC and preamp, with support for high-resolution audio.
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Bose’s new prototype AR glasses focus on what you hear, not what you see

Bose announced a new augmented reality platform that changes what you hear around you, but it's first prototype may not be what you expect: glasses.
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QLED may shine brightest, but Samsung’s TV and audio lineup is full of stars

Samsung’s latest QLED TVs look fantastic, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the rest of the company’s 2018 home entertainment lineup.
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Interesed in Verizon Fios? Here’s everything you need to know

Verizon Fios offers blazing-fast internet, along with optional TV and home phone service. Here is everything you need to know about it.
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LG priced its 2018 TVs and OLED just got more affordable

LG has announced its premium TV lineup for 2018, with both OLED and Super UHD TVs in a variety of sizes powered by in the company’s ThinQ A.I. platform.
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Outfit your living room for surround sound bliss with ELAC’s new Debut 2.0 line

ELAC's new Debut 2.0 line of home speakers can equip a living room for full surround sound, including support for Dolby Atmos.

Netflix’s programming plans for 2018 include a whole lot of original content

Netflix has big plans for 2018, including spending $8 billion for around 700 original TV shows, movies, and specials exclusive to the platform.
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Epix plans to launch 4K content this year, possibly its own streaming service

Epix plans to launch 4K for on-demand content via its apps later this year, and is considering its own stand-alone streaming service as well.
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Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision Eclipse TV gets a sleek, new wood-finished edition

Bang & Olufsen has revealed a new wood finish for the integrated speaker in its BeoVision Eclipse, which it calls the world's best-sounding TV.