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Netflix app icon on Apple TV.

Netflix is about to get more expensive, again

Netflix is increasing the monthly price of two of its plans in the U.S., U.K, and France, with other changes to come globally.
The small widgets on the Amazon Fire TV Ambient Experience.

How to change the Amazon Fire TV Ambient Experience background

Amazon has a some wonderful options for backgrounds in its new Fire TV Ambient Experience. Here's how to experience them all.
Part of a promo image for The Netflix Cup.

The Netflix Cup combines F1 and the PGA Tour in Las Vegas

It's official: Formula 1 and the PGA Tour are teaming up for The Netflix Cup — a nine-hole golf match teaming drivers with PGA Tour pros on November 14.
The Digital Trends YouTube channel as seen on an iPhone and on a TV in the background.

YouTube rolling out some three-dozen new features this fall

Whether you're on a phone, a tablet, or in a desktop browser, YouTube has a number of new features headed your way to make binging video that much better.
A promo image of SportsEngine Play.

SportsEngine Play adds streaming video for parents and pros

SportsEngine Play offers parents and coaches more live-streaming opportunities than ever before, along with professional instruction and developmental video.
TCL Q6 mounted on a wall in a bedroom.

TCL Q6 review: the price is right

The TCL Q6 is at the bottom of the top end of the manufacturer's lineup, with a price and experience that's plenty affordable.
A setup screen on a TCL TV.

This is as close as we’ll get to a dumb TV anytime soon

It's not quite what folks want in a true dumb TV, but that TCL gives you any option not to use the full Google TV system is a good choice to have.
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.
Los Angeles International Airport as seen in a very real Apple TV screensaver.

Are Apple TV screensavers real?

Yes, Apple TV screensavers are real. And they're spectacular. (And if you still don't believe us, read on for more.)
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.
HBO Max and Discovery+ app icons.

Discovery+ raises price for ad-free subscriptions

If you're still using the standalone Discovery+ streaming service, get ready for a price increase. (Or just move to Max and get it all, plus HBO and CNN.)
The 2023, second-generation Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max review: second-generation success

The second-generation Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the one to get. It doesn't break the bank, and has an excellent new Ambient Experience.
Press images and screenshots of the ChatGPT-powered Rabbit AI search features on Tubi on an iPhone.

Tubi supercharges its search with ChatGPT-4 and Rabbit AI

Tubi is revamping how you search for and discovery content in its massive on-demand catalog, using ChatGPT-4 for its new Rabbit AI feature.
Amazon Prime Video on a TV.

Amazon Prime Video is adding advertising in early 2024

Amazon — one of the few holdouts to in-content advertising — will include ads in movies and shows on Prime Video starting in early 2024, unless you want to pay.
Amazon's Dave Limp at the 2023 device and services event at Amazon HQ in Arlington, Va.

At Amazon’s annual device event, AI was everywhere — and nowhere

Artificial intelligence essentially is the fuel that powers Amazon Alexa — and any number of other features and services. The trick is making that a selling point.
The Eero 7 Max works with Wi-Fi 7.

No sane person should spend $600 on a consumer-level router

The Eero Max 7 appears, by all accounts, to be an outstanding home router. If only it didn't cost so much.
Amazon Echo Hub.

The Amazon Echo Hub is almost the whole-home hub I’ve always wanted

A first look at the new Amazon Echo Hub shows a wall-mounted (or not) screen that may well solve your smart home control issues.
The third-generation Amazon Echo Show 8.

I tried the Amazon Echo Show 8, a smart display that transforms when you get close

The third generation of the Amazon Echo Show 8 brings a redesign and faster innards — and it's now also a good bit smarter. All at a palatable price.
Amazon Echo Frames.

Wearing Alexa is weird, but Amazon’s new Echo Frames are shockingly comfy

Smart glasses aren't quite a mainstream thing just yet, but Amazon's doing its best to break through with the new Echo Frames.
Amazon announcing a partnership with MGM.

Amazon is giving you 6 months of MGM+ when you buy a new Fire TV

MGM+ is owned by Amazon, and you'll get six months of the streaming service for free when you buy a new Fire TV device.
HBO Max Logo on a TV.

Max adds Bleacher Report for live sports, free through February 2024

Max is adding a sports tier powered by Bleacher Report. It'll be free through February 2024, and $10 a month after that.
Finding an AirTag hidden inside an Apple TV Siri Remote case.

The Apple TV remote finder isn’t as good as a case and AirTag

Apple's new built-in ability to find a lost Apple TV remote is free, but it's also not as good as using a remote case and AirTag.
An iPhone searching for an Apple TV remote and displaying "Here" on the screen.

How to find your lost Apple TV remote with iOS 17

Apple now has a built-in way to help you find a lost Apple TV remote, starting with iOS 17. Here's how to use it.
Single AirPods Pro in case.

When it comes to charging AirPods Pro with USB-C, don’t overthink it

The switch to USB-C shouldn't appreciably change anyone's experience with AirPods Pro — you'll just have one fewer cable to keep track of.
The TCL Q6 television as seen in a press lifestyle picture.

TCL’s latest Q and S Class televisions price Fire TV to sell

TCL's mid-range Q and S series televisions are now available in North America in a number of sizes with affordable prices.
Apple AirPods Pro with USB-C.

Second-generation AirPods Pro have USB-C now, too

At long last, and to the surprise of no one, AirPods Pro are finally switching from Lightning to USB-C.
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.
The Tubi app icon on Apple TV.

Tubi trumpets growth with 74 million monthly active users

Tubi, the free, ad-supported streaming service owned by Fox, saw notable growth in 2023, with more than 74 million monthly active users.
MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Six things we’ve learned so far from MLS Season Pass on Apple TV

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV has been a godsend for die-hard soccer fans — especially now that Messi is here.
Nest Aware settings on an iPhone.

Google’s Nest Aware service is getting more expensive

Google's Nest Aware and Nest Aware Plus services are getting more expensive in the U.S., U.K., and Australia.