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Vizio 2018 4K HDR TVs: 5 things to know

Vizio 2018 4K HDR TVs: 5 things to know

Vizio revealed its 2018 television lineup today, and there's a lot to be excited about. Among the new series' are smart TVs packing Amazon's Alexa assistant and Google's casting technology, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Here are five things you should know about Vizio's new television lineup if you're considering buying one for yourself.

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Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu has expanded device support for its new app, the one containing access to both its on-demand content and its live television channels. The app started arriving several months ago for other platforms and is now available for all of the most commonly used streaming devices. This time around, the company has launched Live TV support for certain LG smart TVs, eliminating the need to use a separate streaming stick or set-top box.

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YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

The YouTube TV live-streaming television service was slow to expand into new markets and add support for major streaming devices, one of the primary criticisms from consumers. Over the many months since launching, though, YouTube TV has slowly expanded to cover major cities throughout the US, giving most people access to the service. New device support has arrived at a slower pace, making the most recent addition a welcome one.

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Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix is still pursuing its next big animated hit, and so it's no surprise the company is back with a new original cartoon targeted at adults. Called Paradise PD, the newly announced series will focus on a "wildly incompetent police force," according to Netflix. The new series is from the team behind the adult animation Brickleberry, which ended after three seasons.

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Netflix tipped to purchase Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp movie studio

Netflix tipped to purchase Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp movie studio

The last few years have seen Netflix on a spending spree for original movies and shows, but the streaming video giant could soon be purchasing its own film studio. Following the news in late January that Netflix was negotiating a multi-movie deal with director Luc Besson, there's now word that the company is in "advanced talks" to outright acquire the filmmaker's EuropaCorp studio, which is now struggling with debt.

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Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Popular video game franchise Street Fighter will soon be a live action television series. A deal for the show was recently closed by Entertainment One, according to a new report, with eOne tapped for international sales. The same team behind the previously launched Street Fighter web series "Assassin's Fist" will be executive producing this new show, although many details are still missing.

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Apple original programming is a year off giving Netflix a headache

Apple original programming is a year off giving Netflix a headache

At the moment, there's no lack of streaming companies trying to tempt your monthly subscription with original programming. Netflix and Hulu have been at it for a long time now, but the fact that they've had plenty of time to establish themselves isn't stopping others like Apple from trying to break into the scene. Apple has dabbled in original programming up to this point, but according to a new report, it may be ready to make a major push in just a year's time.

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Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

The recently announced Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED television is now available to preorder, and that gives us a price for the model: $2,799.99 USD. That's not cheap, though we didn't expect it to be. There's a lot to like about this TV, not the least of which is its gorgeous, crisp OLED display and X1 Extreme processor. The combination of the two makes it possible to watch high-quality Ultra HD content that features "ultra-detailed pictures," says Sony.

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Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

The Roku Channel, which was announced back in September, will be available on some Samsung smart TVs this year. That marks the channel's launch outside of the Roku hardware ecosystem, giving Samsung owners access to the same ad-supported channel enjoyed by Roku Streaming Stick and set-top-box owners. According to the company, Roku Channel is one of its top 20 channels, making it a "tremendous" success for the platform.

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YouTube TV price going up, but there’s a workaround

YouTube TV price going up, but there’s a workaround

Just a heads-up to anyone who has been thinking of signing up for YouTube TV but hasn't just yet: You might want to consider taking the plunge. As announced last month, the monthly cost of YouTube TV is about to increase. This price hike is slated to go down tomorrow, but if you sign up before it goes into effect, you can lock in the current monthly cost for the duration of your subscription.

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2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

Samsung has taken the wraps off its 2018 television lineup, introducing consumers to its flagship QLED TV offerings, as well as its new Ultra HD, Premium Ultra HD, and Ultra-Large Screen televisions. Samsung has packed a bunch of features into this year's lineup, including things like an Ambient Mode for displaying useful info during the day, Smart TV features with Bixby integration, and more.

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NBC will reduce primetime TV commercials starting in Q4

NBC will reduce primetime TV commercials starting in Q4

Consumers have a number of video streaming options that involve zero or very few commercial interruptions, and that's a bad news for the industry. The lack of commercials and contracts associated with streaming services have made them a popular alternative to cable and satellite. As a result, NBCUniversal is going to take drastic steps to make its own networks more appealing: it's going to have less commercials during primetime television starting later this year.

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