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FaceTime on Apple TV.

Apple TV getting FaceTime, Memories screensaver, and remote finder

Apple TV is set to get a bevy of new features in tvOS 17.
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.
Vimeo app icon on Apple TV.

Vimeo is killing off its TV apps in favor of casting

YouTube alternative Vimeo has announced that it's ending support for its apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Android TV in favor of casting.
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.
An Apple TV 4K sits on a media stand.

Best streaming devices for 2023: Apple TV, Roku, and more

Your smart TV may have streaming apps built-in, but for more choice, newer features, and portability, check out a streaming device. Here are the best.
The Amazon Echo Pop and its retail box.

Amazon Echo Pop Review: a perfectly priced Alexa

The Amazon Echo Pop is the least expensive way to get into the Alexa ecosystem — and you basically get what you pay for. Which is good.
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.
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YouTube Stories are going away starting June 26

You'll no longer be able to upload a new YouTube Story starting June 26. After that, anything still up will die off after a week.
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.
Netflix account sharing email.

Pay up! Netflix begins account sharing crackdown in the U.S.

If you're sharing your Netflix account with someone, get ready for an email that tells you it's time to pay up if you want to keep access.
HBO Max app icon.

Max not working? Why the HBO Max successor’s launch has been wonky

The new Max app looks a lot like the old HBO Max. But it's a very different app under the hood, with a world of content that's not on HBO Max.
A promo image for Comcast's Now TV.

Comcast rolls out a $20 streaming bundle, with a catch

Comcast has announced a $20 streaming service with more than 60 channels, plus Peacock Premium. But you have to be an Xfinity subscriber.
A reminder that HBO Max is becoming Max on May 23, 2023.

The era of Max is upon us as HBO and Discovery combine

HBO Max is dead. Long live Max. The streaming service has combined with Discovery and now has more content and a shorter name.
Paramount Plus logo on an Apple TV.

As promised, Paramount+ gets more expensive June 27

Paramount+ is absorbing the Showtime network and is getting more expensive on June 27, 2023.
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The one notification AirPods and the iPhone sorely need

AirPods and the iPhone play very nicely together. But why can't the latter tell me when the former didn't actually charge?
Hulu app icon on Roku.

Hulu with Live TV: plans, price, channels, bundles and more

Hulu With Live TV has the plans, channels, and price that have helped make it the most popular livestreaming option in the United States.
Apple TV's multiview feature as seen with Friday Night Baseball.

Apple TV’s multiview feature now out of beta and live for all

Apple TV has enabled multiview for its own sports feeds, so you can now watch multiple MLS or MLB games at the same time.
Amazon Echo Pop in four colors.

Amazon’s new Echo Pop brings Alexa for $40; Echo Show 5 gets a revamp

Amazon has unveiled a new Echo Pop speaker, and redesigned Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 5 Kids, along with expanding Echo Auto.
Rendering of the Telly dual-screen TV.

Telly is looking to give away a half-million free TVs — but there’s a catch

Telly, helmed by the founder of Pluto TV, wants to give away 500,000 dual-screen TVs that include a secondary display for info — and advertising.
App icons for Disney+, Hulu and ESPN.

Hulu content is coming to Disney+ in a single app, with a higher ad-free price

Disney+ will gain Hulu content later this year and will see its ad-free tier get more expensive, the company's CEO said in an earnings call.
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.
Sling TV app icon on Apple TV.

Sling TV is at its lowest number of subscribers in 5 years

Sling TV seems to be content with its place in the world, meandering around 2.3 million subscribers for the past half-decade.
Streaming apps that can be connected to Apple TV.

Apple TV has quietly been on board the FAST train all this time

Apple's TV app attempts to be the one place to watch all your things. But will it hop on board the FAST train as Google and Amazon have done?
The website.

Warner Bros. Discovery says FAST service will come ‘at the right time’

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said the company would continue to put channels on other FAST services but will do its own service at some point.
The website on a phone.

This TV company wants to put a billboard in your home

A startup called TeeVee wants to give you a television that would piggyback on other streaming devices to show you display ads on a second screen.
The Google TV remote in front of Apple TV Fitness.

Google TV slims down and speeds up with recent software updates

Google TV apps should use a little less space and run a little faster thanks to some recent changes.
Conan O'Brien TV on a Samsung TV.

Conan O’Brien gets a 24/7 show on Samsung TV Plus

Area podcaster (and comedic legend) Conan O'Brien is getting his own 24/7 channel on Samsung TV Plus.
Amazon Fire TV Channels.

Amazon Fire TV Channels brings even more free TV to the platform

Amazon Fire TV Channels brings a new era of ad-support series and movies front and center on the streaming platform.
Amazon Freevee app on a TV.

More than 100 Amazon Originals head to Amazon Freevee

Amazon is making more than 100 Amazon Originals available on the free ad-supported service known as Amazon Freevee.
Spotify Premium on an iPhone.

Spotify still growing, still losing money — and still without a hi-res option

Spotify HiFi is still nowhere to be found, a quarter of the way through 2023. While it may still be in the works, one can make an argument that it's not needed.
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.
YouTube TV on Apple TV.

YouTube TV details fixes for audio sync, better 1080p quality

YouTube TV is testing a higher bit rate on 1080p video and squashing a number of other bugs, all ahead of a major milestone this fall.
Florida EAS test on April 20, 2023.

Florida’s predawn phone emergency alerts scheduled to continue

Florida Division of Emergency Management
How to Get Rich on Netflix.

The Great Netflix Password Crackdown is still happening

Netflix says it still plans on rolling out new account-sharing rules by the end of June in hopes to get more people to actually pay for service.