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Amazon Fire TV 2 Review (2015)

Amazon Fire TV 2 Review (2015)

The Amazon Fire TV is aimed at Amazon Prime members and prospective Prime members - if that's not you, be wary. If you're thinking of purchasing this device with the intent of making it your sole Smart TV controller, you're going to want to be aware of a few things, the first of which is its extreme similarity to its predecessor. We're looking at the 2015 edition of the Amazon Fire TV - this is the version you'll be able to buy from Amazon now, while the previous generation will most likely be sold only by 3rd-party retailers with clearly marked signs and major discounts.

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Facebook iOS app will play Spotify, Apple Music clips in News Feed

Facebook iOS app will play Spotify, Apple Music clips in News Feed

Facebook is rolling out a new update for its iOS app that introduces a feature allowing users to hear clips of music right from the social network's News Feed. Anytime a link to a song or album from Spotify, Apple Music, or iTunes is shared, it will automatically formatted into a post that plays a 30-second preview of the music. The feature is actually part of a new post format, called Music Stories, that is being introduced solely on the iOS Facebook app.

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BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC's iPlayer is easily the most popular way to watch the network's shows digitally, however its main drawback is that its content is limited to 30 days after it airs. This makes older seasons or series unavailable, except for DVDs or Blu-rays. The UK broadcaster is now looking to address this issue, with the launch of its new BBC Store, a digital shop where people can buy and download shows like Sherlock, Doctor Who, and many more.

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Netflix now has 5-minute shows for kids negotiating bedtime

Netflix now has 5-minute shows for kids negotiating bedtime

Netflix has just added a series of videos that will allow parents to perfectly troll their young kids who refuse to go to bed on time. Picture the common situation: child is watching TV when bedtime rolls around. Parent tells them it's time to turn it off, but child begs and pleads for "just one more show," then they'll promise to go to bed. Now, thanks to Netflix, parents can say "fine, just one more show," without it being a big problem. Because the show is only 5 minutes long.

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Hitbox game streaming service to broadcast eSports in 4K

Hitbox game streaming service to broadcast eSports in 4K

Hitbox.tv, a relatively small player in the game broadcasting service market compared to giants like Twitch and YouTube, is looking to improve its status and differentiate itself from rivals with something they don't yet offer. In the coming, Hitbox will begin broadcasting eSports events in true high quality streams, as in 4K with 60fps. With eSports growing in prominence, as well as spectating fans, Hitbox hopes to become the channel viewers will turn to.

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Tidal adds original TV shows to its service

Tidal adds original TV shows to its service

Tidal, the high-fidelity streaming music service founded by Jay-Z, has announced that it's getting into the original programming game by bringing two TV series to its subscribers. As Variety reports, the show No Small Talk, a new series about rising stand-up comedians, will debut on Tidal today, November 3rd, while season two of Money & Violence, a drama taking place on the streets of New York, will come to the service in January.

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Pandora snags season 2 of Serial podcast

Pandora snags season 2 of Serial podcast

Serial, the hit mystery podcast that it seemed like nearly everyone was listening to last year, has partnered with streaming music service Pandora for its upcoming second season, it has been announced. Pandora is described as being the "exclusive" streaming partner, but in actuality the podcast will continue to be available via the same means as before, including iTunes and the show's direct feed.

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Sonos PLAY:5 (2015) Review

Sonos PLAY:5 (2015) Review

The Sonos PLAY:5 is special. First of the streaming music company's all-in-one speakers, its launch in 2009 marked a shift to the plug-and-play simplicity that Sonos is now known for, without sacrificing the sound quality that music lovers demanded. Since then, new and more affordable models have lured in a fresh generation of wireless fans, while products like the PLAYBAR have tackled home theater audio, but it's taken until now for the granddaddy of the range to get its big revamp.

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BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

With the brand new Apple TV almost in our hands, and its ability to run native apps from its own App Store, it's time for the announcements about which apps and services are hitting the set-top box first. The BBC is one such example, as the British network has revealed that its popular streaming video service iPlayer will be landing on the Apple TV in "the coming months."

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Star Wars The Force Awakens will stream on Netflix

Star Wars The Force Awakens will stream on Netflix

The Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, spoke this month with shareholders to tell them the news about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It would seem that while the movie would potentially be on the service in Canada as early as the end of this year, the film won't be available to Netflix for streaming until Netflix gets streaming rights from Starz inside the year 2016. There's a bit of missing information here when you read this story on other publications publishing before SlashGear.

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New Apple TV hits online store, starts shipping October 30

New Apple TV hits online store, starts shipping October 30

Apple's newest Apple TV (the 4th generation, for those keeping count), has just become available for ordering from the online Apple store, with first orders scheduled to begin shipping on October 30th (that's this Friday!). Both configurations are listed, the 32GB and 64GB models, each coming with the new touchpad-enabled Siri Remote. First announced in September alongside the iPhone 6s, the new Apple TV introduces a host of new capabilities, including the option to download and run apps and games.

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