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AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

Sling TV will soon include local TV channels acquired through a new set-top box and antenna setup called “AirTV,” according to a new report. The set-top box would help solve a big problem for Sling TV and streaming live-TV services like it — regional affiliates of national networks like CBS and ABC, and the troubles that come with providing those local channels — and their advertisements — over the Internet.

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Sling TV’s new plan lets you stream to 3 devices at the same time

Sling TV’s new plan lets you stream to 3 devices at the same time

Sling TV, the Internet-based live television service, has introduced a new multi-stream plan that allows subscribers to stream to up to three devices simultaneously. The new plan is very similar to the single-streaming plan, but has a limited set of restrictions on certain channels, such as ESPN and ESPN 2, the kids’ extras like Disney XD and Boomerang, a bunch of Spanish-language channels, and more.

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BBC’s new Top Gear will come to Netflix

BBC’s new Top Gear will come to Netflix

While the three former hosts of the popular car show Top Gear — Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — are currently filming their new, still untitled show for Amazon, UK broadcaster BBC is getting closer to the May debut of its new version of Top Gear. For those who are planning on checking out this new version of Top Gear, with hosts Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, and several others, it's been confirmed that Netflix will be your source when it comes to streaming.

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is back, and it’s hopelessly disappointing

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is back, and it’s hopelessly disappointing

AMC found itself a mega-hit with the launch of The Walking Dead, so much so that it has created a 'prequel' companion series called Fear the Walking Dead. The first season of Fear the Walking Dead wasn't very good, to put it kindly. Fans were willing to look the other way, though, banking on the hope of a better second season with The Walking Dead season 6 serving as a buffer between the two. Now FTWD's second season is upon us -- airing only a week after TWD's terrible season finale -- and it's every bit as disappointing as the first season. Warning: spoilers ahead.

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Hulu’s now a channel on Cablevision’s set-top boxes

Hulu’s now a channel on Cablevision’s set-top boxes

If you're a Cablevision subscriber, you can fire up your set-top box and choose Hulu from amongst the channel offerings as if it, too, were an ordinary channel. This marks a big milestone for Hulu, and boils down to a convenience factor for Optimum TV subscribers — rather than needing a separate device, such as a Roku player, customers can fire up Hulu using the service provider’s own set-top box from within the channel guide.

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Netflix releases sneak peek at new Voltron series

Netflix releases sneak peek at new Voltron series

It seems Netflix has more plans in store to attract viewers based on nostalgia, as it's just released the first teaser trailer for its latest original show: a reboot of the classic cartoon series Voltron. Following Fuller House and its spinoff from the old sitcom, Netflix is now treating those who grew up in the '80s with classic action cartoons. Judging by the trailer, Voltron: Legendary Defender, created in partnership with Dreamworks Animation, has nailed the look of the five mecha lions that connect and form into a giant robot, updated with sharp, modern animation.

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Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple Music has seen the company make its biggest leap thus far into streaming music and original radio programming, but now it looks like the iPhone-maker is ready to try its hand at television. Following the news that Apple is working with Vice on a documentary series about local music scenes called The Score, senior VP Eddy Cue told The New York Times that they are developing a non-scripted TV series about the development of apps.

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TCL 4K Roku smart TVs go up for preorder

TCL 4K Roku smart TVs go up for preorder

The latest TCL smart TVs with Roku baked in bring Ultra HD resolution with them, and they're now up for preorder. First announced in January, the televisions offer all the benefits of a Roku set-top-box without having to purchase and hook up the device separately. As well, the TVs can be used to stream 4k-resolution videos, unlike previous TCL TVs, which were capped at a 1080p resolution.

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Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG Electronics to produce OLED TVs. Bang & Olufsen, of course, will be handling the audio part of things, with the company saying it will “focus on its unique competencies within design, acoustics and smart home integration within TV development.” LG will be contributing its OLED technology into the mix, and the first result of the collaboration, an OLED TV, will be available next year.

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The Walking Dead: which major character will die next?

The Walking Dead: which major character will die next?

Prepare yourself, folks — the season finale of The Walking Dead is just around the corner, and rumor has it the episode will be brutal. Before you proceed, and in case you didn't figure it out yet, this article contains major spoilers (up to season 6, episode 13 and the comic books, that is). If you're caught up on the series, proceed forth and read, knowing the growing knot in your stomach is wholly justified.

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PlayStation Vue expands across US, adds ‘slim’ plans

PlayStation Vue expands across US, adds ‘slim’ plans

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s on-demand and live television streaming service, has expanded to cover the nation, giving anyone with a PlayStation or other supported device the option to sign up. The service has up to now been available in select markets, but many have been forced to wait for a wider expansion. Also rolling out to new markets are 'slim' plans with differing channel bundles.

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Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

The sixth season of Game of Thrones, a season so hotly anticipated that HBO decided to ditch screeners over piracy concerns, has just been revealed in a new trailer. Things are bleak, there's no doubt about that, but the excitement is just getting started. Don't worry, this article is spoiler-free -- the trailer, though, definitely isn't if you're not caught up on all the past episodes.

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