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SHIELD TV re-branded to battle Apple TV (with price cut too!)

SHIELD TV re-branded to battle Apple TV (with price cut too!)

This week the folks at NVIDIA have done a bit of clever re-branding to make their war with Apple TV more visible. To do this, they're now calling the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV something else - they're calling it just SHIELD TV. NVIDIA is also kicking the price down a bit by switching what's available in the box, aiming for $179 - that's approximately $21 cheaper than the previous least costly edition of this device.

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Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba made a Star Wars television that's 24-inches diagonally and designed with a Star Wars pattern. They've gone above-and-beyond when it comes to hyping this less-than-fantastic design, suggesting that "this model draws viewers into the space odyssey action, submerging them into an X-wing mission every time their eyes meet the TV." Toshiba would certainly have been better served in making the exterior aesthetic of this television set more subtle, focusing instead on the other tiny details that aren't quite so eye-searing.

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TCL’s 50″ and 65″ P-Series 4K Roku TVs have been cancelled

TCL’s 50″ and 65″ P-Series 4K Roku TVs have been cancelled

Chinese company TCL introduced a bunch of TVs in May including the 4K-toting P-Series lineup. That product line was supposed to launch in the near future in 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, but the company has changed its plans. If you were hoping to get a relatively cheap 4K Roku smart TV, you still can, but only in one size due to TCL's recent decision to cancel a couple models.

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Today’s Apple TV 4K leak is bonkers

Today’s Apple TV 4K leak is bonkers

A collection of pictures "leaked" over the past 24-48 hours in what was instantly called a next-gen Apple TV deluge. Whether this supposed 4K Apple TV is real is irrelevant - what is relevant is the crowd reaction. The idea of being given the opportunity to purchase something so massive from Apple seems to have some fans flipping and flopping just like a flounder - and it's been this way for a while.

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Samsung Smart TVs can now Shazam what’s playing on screen

Samsung Smart TVs can now Shazam what’s playing on screen

We’ve all been there. We hear a catchy or familiar tune playing on TV but, for the life of us, can’t name it. Even if the magic of Google, it’s not that easy to remember that song, much less discover it for the first time. That is the somewhat niche market that Shazam serves. Now that ability is available on your Tizen-powered Samsung Smart TV, ready to name that tune for your and even stream music based on that newly discovered song.

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Steam Link app now available for Samsung Smart TVs

Steam Link app now available for Samsung Smart TVs

Steam users who happen to own a recent Samsung Smart TV are in luck, as they no longer need to drop $50 on the physical Steam Link box in order to play PC games on their television. Following a beta test back in early July, the official Steam Link app can now be downloaded from the Smart Hub store on Samsung Smart TVs, allowing users to play games from a PC in another room, minus the pre-release bugs.

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Vizio SmartCast TV Amazon Video app arrives alongside revamped UI

Vizio SmartCast TV Amazon Video app arrives alongside revamped UI

Vizio is changing the way its smart TVs work, shedding the tablet and casting requirement to bring apps directly onto the television's display. It's a welcomed change that finally makes the company's smart TVs more akin to what you get from companies like Samsung. Coming alongside this revamped television interface is the launch of an Amazon Video app for SmartCast TV, bringing the arguably vital movie and TV app to Vizio's product lineup.

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YouTube Kids app arrives on some LG, Sony, and Samsung smart TVs

YouTube Kids app arrives on some LG, Sony, and Samsung smart TVs

YouTube's service for children, aptly named YouTube Kids, has arrived on some smart TVs, the company has announced. YouTube Kids has already been available on tablets and smartphones, and thanks to this latest app, kids can now watch their favorite streaming content on smart TVs from Sony, LG, and Samsung. The app will be launched for the televisions in 26 countries.

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LeEco won’t acquire VIZIO, 2 TV companies remain 2

LeEco won’t acquire VIZIO, 2 TV companies remain 2

An acquisition of VIZIO by LeEco will no longer be happening this year. merger between LeEco and VIZIO was mentioned as a possibility earlier this year by both companies - that's no longer going to happen. In a message from LeEco today we're to understand that the merger agreement will not be moving forward "due to regulatory headwinds." That could mean a lot of different things - but the result is the same: VIZIO and LeEco will remain separate companies and brands. They'll also be teaming up on a few projects, so to speak.

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Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video was announced for release today for several major TV platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Apple TV. What's missing from that list is Google's Android TV - which is surprising. Especially given the staying power of the Android TV platform and the fact that Amazon Fire TV is so extremely similar at its base. It's also strange given the attention Facebook has paid to Google's video products before - like Facebook's ability to stream from a smartphone to a Chromecast of Android TV device (which has Chromecast ability within).

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Samsung QLED TVs pricing revealed – thousands for tomorrow’s tech

Samsung QLED TVs pricing revealed – thousands for tomorrow’s tech

At this year's global Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung revealed their next big thing in ultra-sharp, ultra-colorful television technology. That was QLED - a new brand for a tier above the past's OLED. When we saw the first TV panels with QLED (Quantum LED) technology up front, we were sure they'd end up costing a pretty penny. As it turns out - we weren't entirely incorrect.

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Roku gives ugly app makers an ultimatum

Roku gives ugly app makers an ultimatum

Makers of Roku apps of the past get a wake-up call thanks to the company's newest "sunset" announcement. As of February 1st, 2017, Roku has made clear that they'll be ending the use of legacy Roku Software Developer Kit visual screens. App makers for the Roku universe have been working with the same setup here since October of 2015 - now they'll have a short while before they need to move forward to the new style.

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