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YouTube TV will soon launch in these ten new markets

YouTube TV will soon launch in these ten new markets

YouTube's relatively new live television service YouTube TV launched in a limited number of markets, and while it still isn't available for everyone, Google says it'll soon be available in ten new markets. It hasn't actually launched in all of these markets yet, so you'll still need to sign up on the service's website where you'll find out whether your zip code is in the coverage area.

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The best free Netflix alternatives you’ve never heard of (mid-2017)

The best free Netflix alternatives you’ve never heard of (mid-2017)

Somewhere in the vast expanse between Netflix and piracy lies a slew of free, legal streaming services, some more appealing than others. These free services are supported by advertisements -- there's no free lunch, after all -- but they're a solid option for anyone who wants to ditch cable without racking up a similar bill. You've probably heard of the most popular ad-supported service, Crackle, but how about these options?

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‘Watchmen’ may be HBO’s next hit series

‘Watchmen’ may be HBO’s next hit series

HBO has no shortage of hits in its history, and one day an episodic Watchmen adaption may be among them. The company entertained the development of its own Watchmen series a couple years ago, and now it is reportedly back with new plans, ones that are entirely independent of its previous Watchmen ambitions. The network is said to be in talks with Damon Lindelof who is known for his work on The Leftovers, Lost and more.

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Samsung’s exquisite The Frame TV is available today: Here’s the price

Samsung’s exquisite The Frame TV is available today: Here’s the price

Of all the TVs in Samsung's flagship line-up for 2017, one model stands out head and shoulders above the rest. The Frame might have a strange name, but its combination of wafer-thin display technology and picture-frame styling make for a TV that most of the time doesn't look like a TV. Indeed, the idea is that you can hang it on your wall and tell people it's actually fancy artwork.

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How to get rid of the ‘soap opera’ effect on your new TV

How to get rid of the ‘soap opera’ effect on your new TV

If you recently purchased a new high-end TV, only to turn it on and feel disappointment and confusion about the weird video motion, you're not alone. Some call it the 'BBC effect,' referring to the similarity between motion on new televisions and the motion effect on older BBC shows that used to bother so many American viewers. In recent times, though, this strange new video experience has become known as the 'soap opera effect,' and you can get rid of it if you'd like.

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Vizio SmartCast M65-D1 Review

Vizio SmartCast M65-D1 Review

TVs are getting smarter, either via an extra dongle like a Chromecast or through their own power. While Samsung, LG, Sony, and Sharp may be the household names when it comes to smart TVs, Vizio isn’t one that can be easily ignored. It’s practice of offering “bang for buck” premium features at affordable prices has put it in the sights of Chinese entertainment giant LeEco. Vizio definitely dodged the bullet there, but it served to highlight Vizio’s market potential.

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Game of Thrones’ final season may be pushed back to 2019

Game of Thrones’ final season may be pushed back to 2019

Game of Thrones fans are eagerly awaiting the start of season seven of HBO's hit drama on July 16th, however they may need to savor their time in Westeros this year for much longer than usual. That's because the network has hinted that season eight may not be ready to air until 2019, skipping 2018 entirely. This comes after last summer's news that season seven would only consist of seven episodes, while the final season is now expected be only six episodes.

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Tablo Dual is an over-the-air TV DVR for cord-cutters

Tablo Dual is an over-the-air TV DVR for cord-cutters

Tablo has announced the launch of a new product for cord-cutters, the Tablo Dual DVR for recording over-the-air television. The Tablo DUAL builds upon the original Tablo Over-the-Air DVR the company previously released, though it comes with a smaller design and more features. Among other things, the Tablo Dual DVR includes 64GB of built-in storage, which Tablo says can be used to record up to 40 hours of high-definition videos.

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Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex is adding Live TV support, adding the ability to stream content worldwide to iOS and Android devices. The system joins Plex DVR, the company's TV recording service, that has already won the hearts of cord-cutters looking to escape their monthly cable bill. Now, they'll be able to stream what's being broadcast live.

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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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DirecTV NOW app arrives on Roku alongside one-month trial offer

DirecTV NOW app arrives on Roku alongside one-month trial offer

AT&T has announced the arrival of DirecTV NOW on Roku set-top boxes and streaming sticks, bringing the relatively new service to one of the most popular cord-cutting devices on the market. The service is available via the newly launched DirecTV NOW Roku app, which is available for download in the U.S. now in the Roku channel store. In addition to launching the app, AT&T is offering Roku owners a long trial period to give them a taste of the service.

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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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