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Plex surprises users with Apple TV app integration test

Plex surprises users with Apple TV app integration test

Plex has surprised its users by quietly introducing a new Apple TV app integration, enabling users to view its free movies and TV shows in the Apple TV app. Before you get too excited, take note: The feature doesn't work with the content you have on your local server, meaning it is limited to the titles Plex provides for streaming.

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Sonos event on March 9 confirmed: Headphones, Move Mini or something else?

Sonos event on March 9 confirmed: Headphones, Move Mini or something else?

Sonos will hold its next event on Tuesday, March 9, the company has confirmed, with rumors already circulating about just what the connected speaker company could have in the works. It's the first big product announcement from Sonos since the unveil of the Arc Dolby Atmos speaker bar, though this time around there's chatter of a set of Sonos headphones or another portable speaker.

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Roku is planning to produce original content

Roku is planning to produce original content

Roku started out primarily as a maker of DVRs back when such boxes were still en vogue. It then moved on to producing set-top boxes dedicated to streaming services but those are now a dime a dozen. Since then, Roku has relied heavily on its advertising business to keep its name from being pushed into the background but it might soon need to find ways to attract more advertisers and users willing to sit through those ads. Unsurprisingly, its strategy is to create original and potentially exclusive content, a path that may have started with its acquisition of Quibi.

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2021 LG OLED, QNED, NanoCell TVs global rollout has started

2021 LG OLED, QNED, NanoCell TVs global rollout has started

Last month, LG made a big splash with an almost inexhaustible number of TVs for consumers to choose from this year. From OLED QNED Mini LED, to NanoCell LCD, LG almost has a TV for every size, technology, and need. These TVs are starting to become available around the world this quarter and LG is taking a short breath to remind consumers what makes this generation of smart TVs special.

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Roku Voice Remote Pro is rechargeable, but good luck getting it

Roku Voice Remote Pro is rechargeable, but good luck getting it

Roku, one of the most popular home streaming platforms, is finally getting a rechargeable remote control -- but the availability is limited and you may not be able to get one any time soon. The new remote is something you'll be able to recharge using a USB cable, eliminating the need to keep a supply of batteries on hand.

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Vizio M-Series 5.1 Soundbar review: Good sound at a solid price

Vizio M-Series 5.1 Soundbar review: Good sound at a solid price

I don’t think it’s controversial to say that watching movies at home can be something of a nightmare when it comes to audio. Back when I was using only my TV speakers, it always seemed like the audio balance was very off - scenes that were primarily dialogue would be whisper quiet while action scenes would be blaringly loud. So, I set out to fix that issue by getting myself a soundbar, which did help quite a bit but didn’t solve it entirely. The quest to fix this issue permanently seems to lie with multi-speaker/surround sound setups, so I was hopeful that Vizio’s new M-Series 5.1 Home Theater Soundbar would do the trick.

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Google TV kid profiles are coming without multi-user support

Google TV kid profiles are coming without multi-user support

Google TV is now a rather confusing name given it could refer to one of two things. It could, for example, refer to the new name for the Play Movies & TV app or it could be the new Google-specific interface for Android TV, specifically on the new Chromecast with Google TV. Despite its shared roots with Android, however, there are some things that are missing from the new Google TV that have some parents worried. Fortunately, Google will be pushing an update that partially addresses that, at least as far as parental controls are concerned.

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The big HBO Max international expansion just got a launch date

The big HBO Max international expansion just got a launch date

HBO Max is finally spreading outside of the US, with the streaming service set to launch internationally in its first new markets. Come June 2021, WarnerMedia announced today, HBO Max will be available in 39 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean, with content both familiar and new.

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HBO’s The Last of Us has found its Ellie and Joel

HBO’s The Last of Us has found its Ellie and Joel

Back in November, HBO confirmed that it had ordered a new series based on PlayStation's The Last of Us franchise. At the time, HBO announced that Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog and Craig Mazin, who was writer and producer on HBO's Chernobyl, would serve as the writers and producers of the show, but didn't have any casting announcements to make. That all changed this week, with HBO confirming that it has cast the roles of Joel and Ellie.

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Optoma ZU720TST 4K HDR short-throw projector is one of a kind

Optoma ZU720TST 4K HDR short-throw projector is one of a kind

Optoma has introduced what it says is the first-ever fixed-lens short-throw laser projector with 7,000 lumens brightness, the ZU720TST. This model boasts a WUXGA resolution and joins the similar ZU720T model -- the big benefit, Optoma notes, is the short-throw nature of the latest model, giving consumers an alternative that may work better with their existing home entertainment system.

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Samsung Neo QLED 8K 2021 TV pricing revealed: 65″ to 85″ on offer

Samsung Neo QLED 8K 2021 TV pricing revealed: 65″ to 85″ on offer

Samsung has confirmed pricing for its 2021 TV range, including the flagship Samsung Neo QLED 8K models it announced at CES 2021 last month. Offering screen sizes from 65- to 85-inches, the Neo QLED 8K range is also accompanied by the more affordable Neo QLED 4K sets, which include a slightly smaller option for those with more compact media rooms.

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level wireless speaker aims for heirloom status

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level wireless speaker aims for heirloom status

Bang & Olufsen has a new wireless home speaker, with the Beosound Level offering striking, pared-back style while cutting the cord with battery power. Since anything with the B&O badge tends to carry a fairly hefty price tag, meanwhile, the company is aiming to make it last longer than the average portable speaker.

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