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Hulu Live TV will have DVR, multiple streams, live alerts, and more

Hulu Live TV will have DVR, multiple streams, live alerts, and more

The future of live television is over the Internet, and consumers already have access to several services providing access this way. Soon to join them is one from Hulu, and it'll work largely the same way as competitors' offerings: giving consumers access to TV channels over the Internet. Thanks to the service's beta page, we have some more ideas about what it'll offer: DVR storage, real-time alerts, multiple streaming support, and more.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV has announced the availability of its new Cloud DVR feature for subscribers accessing the service via an Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Stick, or a Fire tablet. The service is an add-on subscription that tacks an extra five dollars onto a subscriber’s monthly rate. The DVR feature provides 50 hours of content storage and conflict-free recording.

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BritBox brings streaming British television to the U.S.

BritBox brings streaming British television to the U.S.

Tired of using VPNs and piracy to get your British television fix in the US? A new streaming service from the BBC and ITV called 'BritBox' aims to be the solution, offering those in the United States access to some British shows for $6.99/month. You'll need to have a broad taste in shows, however, as the service seems to offer a wide range of lesser known (in the US) offerings than the big hits you're likely to have access to through BBC America.

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Netflix is now more common than DVRs in the US

Netflix is now more common than DVRs in the US

When it came to home entertainment, a DVR was the thing to have. A DVR means being able to record shows while you’re away from home, being able to catch up on shows later on while you watch something else now, and being able to watch episodes even if the cable goes out. As with all things, though, times are changing and DVRs are no longer the hottest thing out there (for home entertainment, that is) -- it's Netflix.

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YouTube TV unveiled: live television with major networks, sports, and DVR

YouTube TV unveiled: live television with major networks, sports, and DVR

We’ve been hearing about it for a while, and now it is officially here: YouTube TV, the service’s own live streaming television service. Here no doubt to take on the likes of PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW, Sling TV and similar, YouTube TV gives subscribers access to major networks like ABC, CBS, and FOX, as well as major sports networks, an unlimited cloud DVR, and even six accounts under a single monthly subscription. And, of course, there’s no contract to keep you shackled.

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Sling TV adds new ‘Extras’ bundle, a cheaper way to get add-ons

Sling TV adds new ‘Extras’ bundle, a cheaper way to get add-ons

Sling TV, the over-the-Internet live television service, has announced a new ‘Extras’ bundle that offers four channel packs at half the cost of subscribing to each one individually. The bundle includes the Lifestyle Plus Extra, the Kids Extra, Comedy Plus Extra, and News Extra. Sling TV is calling this is ‘4 Extras Deal,' and is offering it to both its Blue and its Orange subscribers.

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Stephen King, J.J. Abrams making ‘Castle Rock’ series for Hulu

Stephen King, J.J. Abrams making ‘Castle Rock’ series for Hulu

Author Stephen King and filmmaker J.J. Abrams are teaming up once again to create a new Hulu original series called Castle Rock. The anthology will based on the fictional town, set in Maine, where many of King's famous novels have been set. The announcement was revealed on the Twitter account for Bad Robot, Abrams' production company, and pointed towards a brief teaser clip.

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Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who season premiere soon

Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who season premiere soon

The release of the final season of Doctor Who with the Doctor played by Peter Capaldi will start this Spring. According to Doctor Who Magazine, Capaldi's final episode will be the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special. They add, "but there's a whole series to enjoy before that!" And, of course, there's plenty of time to start speculating on who the Thirteenth Doctor will be before the end of the year!

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Neil Gaiman ‘Good Omens’ miniseries in pipeline for Amazon

Neil Gaiman ‘Good Omens’ miniseries in pipeline for Amazon

Amazon has announced that famous author Neil Gaiman is developing a 'Good Omens' apocalyptic comedy miniseries for Prime Video. The miniseries will be split up into half a dozen parts, each based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Gaiman. Pratchett has, unfortunately, passed away since the book's publication, but Gaiman remains to masterfully steer it onto SVOD, where it'll arrive in 2018.

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Arrest Development’s full cast may be back for season 5

Arrest Development’s full cast may be back for season 5

We've been hearing rumors of Arrested Development season 5 for years, and now it looks like it is finally (finally) happening. We still don't have all the details yet, but recent comments from the show’s executive producer Brian Grazer hints the finalization is getting close, relatively speaking. Even better, it sounds like all of the original cast may be back for this next season.

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Amazon Fire TV Edition hands-on: Westinghouse 4K set gets Alexa

Amazon Fire TV Edition hands-on: Westinghouse 4K set gets Alexa

This week at CES 2017 we're having a look at the Westinghouse 4K TV that'll be first in the first collection of Amazon Fire TV Edition televisions this year. This TV set puts Amazon Fire TV Edition - the software - on a massive 4K television, making the entirety of the content therein look fantastic. Along with the ability to roll with some extremely high-definition video, this set's integration with Amazon's software allows Alexa commands to be made through the TV's smart remote.

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Amazon Fire TV Edition is coming to 4K UHD smart TVs

Amazon Fire TV Edition is coming to 4K UHD smart TVs

There’s a new smart TV platform on the market, and it’s one that many consumers already know well: Amazon Fire TV Edition, the smart TV version of Amazon’s Roku competitor. This version of Amazon Fire TV will be available on a new line of 4K Ultra HD televisions from Element Electronics, Seiki, and Westinghouse. Much like the Roku smart TVs, you’ll be able to access the Fire TV functionality and interface directly on the television, no set-top-box or HDMI stick required.

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