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Sling TV’s new cloud DVR solves its biggest problem

Sling TV’s new cloud DVR solves its biggest problem

Sling TV has addressed its biggest problem with the unveiling of a new cloud DVR feature, the same type of DVR offered by competitor PlayStation Vue. The news comes shortly after Sony dropped Viacom channels from its own service -- the same channels still offered by Sling TV -- making it a prime opportunity for parent company Dish Network to poach some of Sony's now-disgruntled customers. The new feature's announcement also slips in just ahead DirecTV NOW's launch.

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The Grand Tour premieres tonight as Amazon cuts Prime prices

The Grand Tour premieres tonight as Amazon cuts Prime prices

After waiting nearly a year and a half, The Grand Tour is set to premiere on Amazon Prime video tonight. That means fans of former TopGear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond will once again be able to see them in front of the camera and behind the wheel. The show was first announced back in July of last year, and since then, Clarkson, May, and Hammond have been travelling the world filming episodes for their new series.

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PlayStation Vue lost Viacom channels: 3 other ways to stream those shows

PlayStation Vue lost Viacom channels: 3 other ways to stream those shows

Earlier this week, Sony made a relatively quiet announcement: all of its Viacom channels would be disappearing from PlayStation Vue starting November 11. Subscribers still saw the channels in their guide when that date rolled around, but the show info was blank and you couldn't select them. Starting Saturday, subscribers were greeted with an on-screen message informing them about the channel removals, and many people are less than happy. Fortunately, there are some alternatives for streaming those now-missing shows.

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PlayStation Vue is losing Comedy Central and other Viacom channels

PlayStation Vue is losing Comedy Central and other Viacom channels

If you're a PlayStation Vue subscriber, Sony has some bad news for you: its livestreaming television service is losing Comedy Central, Spike, MTV, and other Viacom channels. "As part of our ongoing evaluation of the PlayStation Vue offering," the company said in a statement today, "we have determined that removing the bundle of channels from Viacom is the best way for us to continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans."

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Sling TV adds on-demand kids channel: here are four alternatives

Sling TV adds on-demand kids channel: here are four alternatives

Children's programming is an important part of the television industry, not just because kids comprise a large viewer base, but also because they're more likely to stick with something that becomes familiar to them at an early age. It's no surprise, then, that video streaming companies have been fleshing out their family-friendly and kids-centric programming, and Sling TV is no exception.

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5 awesome new Roku features in today’s update

5 awesome new Roku features in today’s update

Roku has pushed out a couple of updates, one to its mobile apps and another to its Roku TV models...including the ones that are a couple years old. With the mobile updates comes a new feature enabling users to listen to audio via the headphone jack on their smartphone. The Roku TV update, meanwhile, makes it possible to pause live television being delivered via a digital TV antenna rather than cable or satellite.

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PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV: PC and Mac support inbound

PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV: PC and Mac support inbound

Sony has announced the arrival of PlayStation Vue on Android TV, and has also said the service will be supported on PC and Mac soon. The company has already rolled out PS Vue, its streaming live television service, on Android, iOS and Roku. With this latest expansion, the service arrives on just about any device you could hope for, and obviously makes it an option for a much wider range of users.

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CBS signs deal with Google for YouTube’s streaming TV service

CBS signs deal with Google for YouTube’s streaming TV service

YouTube Unplugged, Google's subscription-based live television service, has been rumored for several months now, but it appears to have signed its first major content partner in a new deal with the CBS network. The YouTube-branded streaming video service is expected to launch in early 2017, offering users access to several TV channels for a set price between $25 and $40 per month.

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Candy Crush is heading to live action TV because reasons

Candy Crush is heading to live action TV because reasons

CBS is turning Candy Crush, the popular mobile game involving swiping candy, into a live action game show, the network has announced. It isn’t known who will be hosting this game show, nor the exact nature of the game itself and what the contestants can win. Maybe they’ll be awarded with a cache of real-life candy? No one can say. What is clear, though, is that game shows aren't what they used to be.

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Netflix has 1,000hrs of original content for 2017: 5 shows to watch now

Netflix has 1,000hrs of original content for 2017: 5 shows to watch now

In a recently released letter to shareholders, Netflix paints a picture of good fortunes surrounding its original content, something it plans to ramp up greatly in coming months and years. In its recent third financial quarter, Netflix saw its streaming revenue from around the world pass the $2 billion mark for the first time. The company directly cites original content as being a large reason for that growth, and so it's no surprise Netflix has 1,000 hours of original content planned for 2017.

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Studio Ghibli’s first TV anime series picked up by Amazon

Studio Ghibli’s first TV anime series picked up by Amazon

Fans of renowned anime movie production house Studio Ghibli, take note: the studio's first TV series, Ronja, the Robber's Daughter, has been picked up for the US by Amazon. The 26-episode series will join the streaming video offerings available to Amazon Prime subscribers later this year. As Ronja (also written as "Ronia") will be joining Amazon's children-focused content, it will be getting an English dub, but none other than Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame has been signed to do the narration.

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First Iron First trailer debuts at NYCC, Sigourney Weaver revealed as Defenders villain

First Iron First trailer debuts at NYCC, Sigourney Weaver revealed as Defenders villain

The Marvel universe taking shape on Netflix has steadily been gaining steam with the debuts of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, leading up to the newest hit, Luke Cage, and now some light is being shed on the next series. At the New York Comic Con this weekend, the first real trailer was revealed for Iron Fist, the story of a young man who returns to New York City after many years away, trained in martial arts to become a living weapon.

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