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Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One is available for download today, with the new streaming music app finally launching on Microsoft's console. Late to the game after the version of the Spotify player for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, its arrival is nonetheless a welcome one for gamers looking to escape the normal soundtrack for their favorite titles. It also takes advantage of Spotify's cross-network control system, so that you don't have to leave whatever you're playing to change track.

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Netflix shows are about to get comic-book crazy

Netflix shows are about to get comic-book crazy

You always remember your first, and in Netflix's case that's probably going to be your first acquisition. Hard to believe, but that's only just happened now, almost two decades after Netflix was first founded back in 1997. The lucky acquisition? It's not what you might expect.

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Apple TV 4K HDR confirmed in iOS 11 code

Apple TV 4K HDR confirmed in iOS 11 code

The 4K Apple TV with HDR has apparently been unofficially confirmed, as the inadvertently-released HomePod firmware proves to be the gift that keeps on giving. Accidentally released to developers at large, rather than just early testers for the Siri-powered streaming speaker, the iOS 11.0.2 build has already been responsible for revealing plenty of iPhone 8 secrets. Now, it's spilling Apple TV tidbits too.

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Hulu Live TV hits Amazon Fire TV with new UI

Hulu Live TV hits Amazon Fire TV with new UI

Hulu's Live TV service is being added to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, spreading availability of the company's latest beta, and its new interface. The update, which is rolling out today, will include more personalization and, the company claims, better content recommendations. Amazon's set-top boxes join gadgets from Apple, Microsoft, and others in having support for the new Hulu.

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Samsung’s exquisite The Frame TV is available today: Here’s the price

Samsung’s exquisite The Frame TV is available today: Here’s the price

Of all the TVs in Samsung's flagship line-up for 2017, one model stands out head and shoulders above the rest. The Frame might have a strange name, but its combination of wafer-thin display technology and picture-frame styling make for a TV that most of the time doesn't look like a TV. Indeed, the idea is that you can hang it on your wall and tell people it's actually fancy artwork.

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Apple eyes Netflix and Amazon TV success with poached Sony talent

Apple eyes Netflix and Amazon TV success with poached Sony talent

Apple TV may have gone from hobby to Apple's barely-better-than-hobby, but the Cupertino firm has ambitious plans for homegrown content after co-opting a pair of Hollywood execs from Sony. The move comes after rival tech firms like Amazon and Netflix, each with their own streaming TV products, have seen great success with their own, self-funded content.

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Sense8 cancelled as Netflix pulls plug on diverse sci-fi hit

Sense8 cancelled as Netflix pulls plug on diverse sci-fi hit

Netflix has cancelled Sense8, with the show becoming the latest in the on-demand streaming TV service's growing list of axed series. Two seasons of Sense8 were produced, focusing on an eight-person group who discovered they had interlinked mental connections through which they could share emotions and more. It was the creation of Lana and Lilly Wachowski, along with J. Michael Straczynski.

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Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex is adding Live TV support, adding the ability to stream content worldwide to iOS and Android devices. The system joins Plex DVR, the company's TV recording service, that has already won the hearts of cord-cutters looking to escape their monthly cable bill. Now, they'll be able to stream what's being broadcast live.

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Apple’s Siri speaker to be an audiophile-pleasing smart home hub

Apple’s Siri speaker to be an audiophile-pleasing smart home hub

Apple's Siri speaker may well show itself at WWDC 2017, the company's annual developer conference, next week, it's reported, though it won't ship until later in the year. The device, which will take on Amazon Echo and Google Home, will give Siri a physical embodiment within the home. However, it'll also take on other tasks to help distinguish itself in the increasingly crowded smart speaker market.

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Amazon Alexa now controls your DISH DVR by voice

Amazon Alexa now controls your DISH DVR by voice

DISH is looking to end "where's the remote?" hunting with an update for its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes that adds Amazon Alexa support. The new feature works with Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap, with voice control for everything from navigating between channels, search, and the basics of pause, fast-forward, and rewind. It's the first official integration of this sort between Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, and a third-party TV provider's hardware.

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This is the “House of Cards” season 5 trailer, and it’s dark

This is the “House of Cards” season 5 trailer, and it’s dark

The official House of Cards Season 5 trailer has landed, and it seems Netflix's hit series has had to crank up the tension just to compete with real politics. The show, which returns to the on-demand service on May 30, is already multi-award winning and one of Netflix's biggest draws. Now, as it enters its fifth season, critics are waiting to see whether Frank Underwood & Co. can keep the pace going.

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Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung's 2017 QLED TVs have hit shelves, with the super-skinny Ultra HD sets that wowed back at CES in January also joined by a new digital picture frame. Priced from $2,799 (MRSP), the QLED TVs use Samsung's Quantum dot display technology for 100-percent color volume along with broader viewing angles than before. A new sound bar and Blu-ray player complete the 2017 line-up.

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