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LG starts CES 2016 big with 98-inch 8K TV and more

LG starts CES 2016 big with 98-inch 8K TV and more

Picked up a 4K television yet? If not, you're now even further behind the curve, with LG bringing a 98-inch 8K TV to CES this year. Billed by the company has its first production-ready 98-inch 8K SUPER UHD TV, the unnamed set isn't actually scheduled to hit stores until the second half of this year - presumably to give you time to save up - but there are plenty of Ultra HD models to tide you over.

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Samsung 2016 Smart TVs get PlayStation Now game streaming

Samsung 2016 Smart TVs get PlayStation Now game streaming

Following the earlier news that Samsung will be improving its 2016 smart TV lineup with GAIA security and smart home connectivity, it seems gaming will be another category they look to excel in. The South Korean manufacturer has announced that it will be showcasing new smart TVs featuring PlayStation Now support at CES 2016 next week, allowing users to stream console-quality games directly to their television.

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Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

According to a new Nielsen report, most cable networks lost a substantial number of viewers this year in comparison to the same numbers from 2014. Only a few steadfast networks saw gains in their viewership numbers, with Cartoon Network trumping them all and both AMC and Discovery following close behind. Despite those few successes, though, overall cable network performance was low -- and they mostly have Netflix to blame.

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Game of Thrones was 2015’s most pirated TV show

Game of Thrones was 2015’s most pirated TV show

In what shouldn't really come as a surprise, HBO's hit drama Game of Thrones has been recognized as the most pirated TV show of 2015, beating out hits like The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory. This marks the fourth year in a row that the show has been recognized for the feat by TorrentFreak, not to mention setting new worldwide piracy records earlier this year. According to TorrentFreak's data, Game of Thrones' season 5 finale was torrented roughly 14.4 million times.

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Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Parks and Recreation season 7 is finally coming to Netflix, the service has announced. According to a spokesperson, the show’s latest season will be going live for streaming next month — there’s about three weeks remaining. Once January 13 rolls round, the entire Parks and Recreation series will be available to the service's subscribers.

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Amazon: ‘Man in the High Castle’ will get second season

Amazon: ‘Man in the High Castle’ will get second season

Amazon has announced that Man in the High Castle, a drama based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, will be returning for a second season. The first season only recently launched on Amazon following a somewhat controversial marketing campaign. As with season 1, the second season will be made available on Amazon’s platform with ten episodes in the season.

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House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

Netflix subscribers will get the next season of House of Cards on March 4, the service has announced. The arrival will mark season 4 for the award-winning show, with Kevin Spacey reviving his role as politician Frank Underwood. House of Cards is Netflix’s staple political drama, and one of its most popular original episodic shows. Spoilers ahead for those not caught up on the series.

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BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

Just over six weeks after the debut of the new Apple TV, the BBC has kept their word about their streaming video app coming the set-top box. The BBC's iPlayer is now available on the new Apple TV in the UK, bringing live and on-demand video content from the national broadcaster. The anticipation for iPlayer has been high, as the app has been notably missing from previous Apple TV models for some time.

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Samsung updates Smart View app for improved Smart TV connectivity

Samsung updates Smart View app for improved Smart TV connectivity

Samsung's Smart View app is used to connect the company's Smart TVs with devices like smartphones to allow easier content sharing between the two. Currently available on select TV models as a beta, the software was originally designed to be compatible with Samsung's own Galaxy mobile devices. However, with the latest update to the mobile app, now more platforms can make the Smart TV connection, making the software more appealing when it makes its official launch in early 2016.

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Apple’s Best of 2015 apps and media list revealed for iTunes

Apple’s Best of 2015 apps and media list revealed for iTunes

This week Apple releases their "The Best of 2015" list for all "editorial picks and charts." That means everything in iTunes, everything in the iOS Appstore. Everything from the Beebs to Fargo, Inside Amy Schemer to Trivia Crack. If you wanted to see which apps had staying power or - at least - were downloaded the most in a viral popularity contest, today's the day. Watch out for Taylor Swift and Periscope, SnapChat and Heads Up as well.

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Apple’s Live TV service might not be “Coming Soon” after all

Apple’s Live TV service might not be “Coming Soon” after all

It seems it was wise after all for Apple not to wait for the launch of its Internet-based TV subscription service before launching its new Apple TV set-top box. Because now it seems that plans for that service are being put on hold indefinitely. Although the rumor mill never really gave a target date, it was commonly believed that Apple was close to finalizing deals that would fill its service with channels and content. As it turns out, Apple was nowhere near closing after all.

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‘Always Sunny’ trailer teases season 11 with 80s style

‘Always Sunny’ trailer teases season 11 with 80s style

The gang is returning to TV soon with season 11 of the hit show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and in anticipation of the series comes a new trailer. Rather than following the typical formula for television trailers, though, FXX has decided to unveil the next season with retro stylings. The trailer comes in the form of an 80s-style ski movie on VHS.

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