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Sling TV begins rolling out traditional ‘grid’ channel guide

Sling TV begins rolling out traditional ‘grid’ channel guide

Live television is undergoing a revolution, and while it is mostly a welcomed thing -- who doesn't like the idea of contract-free live TV streaming? -- it does have a downside: some of the new services are less-than-simple to navigate. While this may not be a problem for the youngest generation who will grow up exposed to these new-fangled interfaces, the experience is mostly just frustrating for everyone else. Thusly enters Sling TV's new traditional channel guide.

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Homer Simpson joins the official Baseball Hall of Fame

Homer Simpson joins the official Baseball Hall of Fame

Yes, you read that headline right: a fictional cartoon character has been inducted into a real-world Hall of Fame to honor historic Major League Baseball players. While it may sound silly, the honorary induction is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons episode where Homer played for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team, leading the team to victory in the city championship. Titled "Homer at the Bat," the third-season episode originally aired back on February 20th, 1992.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer gears up for all-out war

Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer gears up for all-out war

We're now less than two months out from the return of Game of Thrones. If you've been watching this long, you're no doubt excited for its return, but HBO has decided that you aren't excited enough. To bring all of us to proper hype levels, HBO has released the official trailer for Game of Thrones' seventh season.

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With “Amazon Fire TV Edition”, 4K TVs now come with Alexa

With “Amazon Fire TV Edition”, 4K TVs now come with Alexa

There's a way in which some brands of ultra-HD television are coming with Amazon's Alexa - and it's not a separate element. While users can still buy an Amazon TV box, there's a new set of televisions with the abilities of Amazon TV inside. They're branded with Amazon's new "Amazon Fire TV Edition" brand, and come with the Amazon Fire TV experience built in. That makes things easier for those users that don't want to take the time to plug in an extra piece of technology.

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YouTube TV adds several channels including AMC and BBC America

YouTube TV adds several channels including AMC and BBC America

YouTube TV recently launched for subscribers in certain locations, and now it has expanded its channel lineup with some notable additions. A handful of new channels have popped up on the service, perhaps the most notable being AMC, meaning subscribers will be able to enjoy their weekly dose of The Walking Dead soon. As well, YouTube has added things like BBC America, Telemundo, and more.

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TCL’s 2017 Roku smart TVs include 4K and Dolby Vision HDR

TCL’s 2017 Roku smart TVs include 4K and Dolby Vision HDR

TCL has unveiled its latest lineup of Roku smart TVs, the C and P Series. Both the C-Series and the P-Series bring with them technologies like Dolby Vision HDR and a 4K Ultra HD resolution. The C-Series tops out at a 75-inch size while the P-Series is 65-inches on the largest end of the spectrum. Preorders will start on May 26 through Amazon, where the 55-inch P-Series model in particular will be offered at a special lower launch price.

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Hulu Live TV Review: The promise of good things to come

Hulu Live TV Review: The promise of good things to come

Hulu has finally launched its own live TV product, following in the footsteps of competitors like DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and most recently, YouTube TV. It's an exciting time for television, at least as far as consumers are concerned, ushering in a level of freedom unprecedented in the live TV industry. As we've detailed for most of these products in the past, subscribers get access to things like mobile device streaming, multi-platform support, cloud DVR storage, and more. The big question now is: how does Hulu's service compare to the rest?

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Facebook said to debut original TV-like shows in June

Facebook said to debut original TV-like shows in June

As more and more tech and social media companies look to get into the television game, Facebook may be about to make one of the biggest plays. The social network giant is reportedly developing almost two dozen original shows which will premiere as early as mid-June. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has commented in the past how they have a goal to draw users in with more original content, and TV shows would be a prime way to generate more ad revenue.

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HBO shows will disappear from Amazon Prime next year

HBO shows will disappear from Amazon Prime next year

If you've been using your Amazon Prime subscription to enjoy some of HBO's older shows, then prepare yourself, because you won't have the opportunity to continue doing so for long. HBO has revealed that it plans to remove its shows from Amazon Prime Video next year as it continues to focus its effort on growing HBO Now. It's not entirely surprising, but it's a sad development nonetheless.

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DirecTV NOW app arrives on LeEco 4K smart televisions

DirecTV NOW app arrives on LeEco 4K smart televisions

LeEco has announced that its 4K smart televisions now offer the DirecTV NOW app, marking the first time the service's app has been made available on a smart TV. The addition arrived in the form of a software update for select models, among them being the uMax85, X43 Pro, Super4 X65, and the X55. If you have one of these models and aren't seeing the app yet, you'll need to initiate the update manually; doing so, fortunately, is simple.

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Hulu Live TV launches to go head-to-head with YouTube

Hulu Live TV launches to go head-to-head with YouTube

Hulu has decided to go head-to-head with YouTube and other streaming services that are now offering what can be described as "light" cable subscriptions. Today Hulu announced the launch of Hulu Live TV, a new paid subscription service that offers around 50 channels for live streaming. Hulu's price is similar to what YouTube is asking for - $39.99 per month to start - but it's hoping that a few key features will make it stand out from the competition.

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Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

The upcoming fifth season of the show Orange is the New Black isn't due to premiere on Netflix until June 9th, but most of the episodes have already been leaked online. A hacker by the name of "TheDarkOverlord" has taken responsibility for the leak, claiming to have stolen the episodes from a third-party production vendor. The first episode appeared online early Saturday, with the following nine released to torrent sites shortly after when ransom demands failed to be met.

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