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FOX is bringing Thursday Night Football streams in 4K this year

FOX is bringing Thursday Night Football streams in 4K this year

FOX Sports is about to give its Thursday Night Football broadcasts a huge quality boost, offering them in 4K Ultra HD resolution for the first time starting with the upcoming football season. The broadcasts will offer improved quality over the Full HD broadcasts, bringing the option to fans who have compatible displays and either the FOX streaming apps or a pay-TV plan.

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Roku adds new Express and Ultra players to its lineup with Roku OS update

Roku adds new Express and Ultra players to its lineup with Roku OS update

Roku today added two new streaming players to its product lineup in the US and other countries, bringing the total number of devices it offers to seven. The two new devices joining the fray today are refreshed versions of the Roku Express and the Roku Ultra, representing the two extremes of Roku's collection of players. On top of that, the company also introduced Roku OS 9.2, so all told it's a pretty big day for the company.

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The Boondocks will return with new seasons on HBO Max

The Boondocks will return with new seasons on HBO Max

HBO Max has announced plans to offer another two new seasons of The Boondocks, an animated sitcom that aired from 2005 to 2014. The new episodes will be made available exclusively on the upcoming HBO Max video service starting next year. The show's creator Aaron McGruder will return to the series as showrunner for the upcoming new seasons.

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Comcast is sending free Flex boxes to its Internet-only customers

Comcast is sending free Flex boxes to its Internet-only customers

Comcast is making its Flex video streaming platform available to all of its Internet-only customers for free, the company has announced. Comcast Flex was introduced earlier this year as an option for customers who only sign up for Xfinity Internet, giving them an alternative to Comcast's cable service that features a similarly large body of content, including many free options.

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Google details new Stadia Premiere Edition contents

Google details new Stadia Premiere Edition contents

Google Stadia is set to launch at some point in November, and at launch, the only way to play is by purchasing the Stadia Founder's Edition. Though the service will eventually be offered for free without a hardware bundle required, that won't be happening until sometime in 2020. What happens when those Founder's Editions sell out, though? Are prospective users simply stuck waiting until Stadia Base launches next year?

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‘The Office’ reboot may debut on NBCU’s Peacock streaming service

‘The Office’ reboot may debut on NBCU’s Peacock streaming service

Earlier today, NBCUniversal finally revealed the name for its previously announced streaming service. Called Peacock, the platform will offer both existing and original content, the latter of which will include reboots of Saved by the Bell and Battlestar Galactica. The company previously announced that Peacock will be the exclusive streaming destination for The Office, and that may include a brand new reboot.

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Amazon Music HD arrives with high quality music streaming

Amazon Music HD arrives with high quality music streaming

In the music streaming space, Amazon finds itself in heated competition with the likes of Google, Spotify, and Apple. With that in mind, it needs every edge it can get, and todayuit's rolling out a new one. Amazon has announced a new tier of its music subscription service called Amazon Music HD, which promises higher-quality streaming for many of the songs it offers.

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NBCUniversal’s Peacock hopes these new shows will make you subscribe

NBCUniversal’s Peacock hopes these new shows will make you subscribe

Does your wallet, heart, and soul have space for another streaming service? NBCUniversal is counting on it, announcing its own Netflix, Hulu, and Apple TV+ rival will be called Peacock when it launches in April 2020.

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Seinfeld is finally coming to Netflix: Here’s when to watch

Seinfeld is finally coming to Netflix: Here’s when to watch

As far as sitcoms go, there's few out there that are as enduringly popular as Seinfeld. Despite that popularity (or as a symptom of it), those who want to stream the show here in 2019 are limited in their options. Though services like YouTube and Amazon have digital episodes and seasons for sale, the only subscription service on which you can stream Seinfeld is Hulu - at least here in the US.

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Hulu teases ‘Misery’ origin story with Castle Rock season 2 trailer

Hulu teases ‘Misery’ origin story with Castle Rock season 2 trailer

Last month, Hulu announced that the second season for its Castle Rock series will arrive on October 23, though it only provided a very brief teaser video that said, 'Misery arrives.' As expected given that the series is based on the Stephen King universe, that phrase referred to the novel Misery, which will be the foundation for Hulu's upcoming original work.

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YouTube is discontinuing its TV interface for web browsers

YouTube is discontinuing its TV interface for web browsers

YouTube offers a readily available television interface for people who access the service using an ordinary web browser. This interface is most commonly used by people who have a small computer, such as a PC stick or Linux box, hooked up to their TV as a substitute for a streaming device, but that'll be changing in the near future.

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Pandora finally has a Windows desktop app

Pandora finally has a Windows desktop app

Many of the popular streaming services were born from and thrived primarily on mobile. Some have even taken an exclusive stance on having a mobile-only presence. that may make some sense with audio streaming, where users are most likely to use their phones to interact with the app and service. But in a day and age of multi-device ownership, some would also like to listen to their tunes when they're on their desktops or laptops. Following its release on the macOS, Pandora is finally giving Windows users their turn with a standalone app for Microsoft's OS.

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