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Android TV’s new UI adds Google Assistant to the big screen

Android TV’s new UI adds Google Assistant to the big screen

Google Assistant's arrival on Android TV has long been heralded by Google itself. But, thanks to some juicy partnership, the first and so far only Android TV device to enjoy that was the new NVIDIA SHIELD. Soon, however, it will be joined by other devices, including the Nexus Player, as Google finally rolls out the feature. It won't be alone, however, as Google will also be giving Android TV a small facelift.

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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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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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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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The X-Files is getting another 10-episode season later this year

The X-Files is getting another 10-episode season later this year

The X-Files fans, rejoice! Fox has announced that the hit sci-fi TV series is getting another limited run season that will begin airing later this year. Both stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are confirmed to be reprising their roles as FBI agents Mulder and Scully, respectively, while the show's creator, Chris Carter, will be executive producer.

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Star Wars Rebels’ 4th season confirmed to be last

Star Wars Rebels’ 4th season confirmed to be last

This year's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida has been full of big news, namely the debut of The Last Jedi trailer and the announcement of Battlefront II, but there was also a bit of sad news for fans of the popular animated show Star Wars Rebels. While a trailer for the upcoming fourth season was shown, series creator Dave Filoni also confirmed that it would be the show's final season.

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Hulu live TV tipped at $39.99 per month, a penny shy of $40 threshold

Hulu live TV tipped at $39.99 per month, a penny shy of $40 threshold

Hulu's live television service is in a very closed beta at the moment, and we still don't know how much it will cost once it goes live. We've heard various rumors over the past several months, all of them gravitating around the $30/month range, and now a new report has surfaced with a new tipped monthly rate: $39.99/month. If that does turn out to be the case, Hulu will be launching the plan at the highest rate possible while staying under the quoted $40/month threshold.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny and the first Easter Eggs, Actors, and Trivia

Star Wars Forces of Destiny and the first Easter Eggs, Actors, and Trivia

The first in a series of clips has been revealed for the newest Lucasfilm project in the Star Wars universe: Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. This show will give a boost to the already awesome new collection of female characters that've popped up in the Star Wars universe over the past couple of years. Taking place in a variety of points in the Star Wars timeline and from several different perspectives, this show will also fill in some moments between already-covered parts of the Star Wars movies.

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