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Sling TV Cloud DVR arrives for Roku and Android (with an add-on fee)

Sling TV Cloud DVR arrives for Roku and Android (with an add-on fee)

Sling TV has expanded the availability of its Cloud DVR, bringing it to Roku and Android subscribers in addition to the 'First Look' subscribers who have already had access (via Amazon devices). Assuming you have one of the supported devices, you'll be able to sign up for Cloud DVR to store videos for watching later on. Unlike some competing services, though, Cloud DVR on Sling TV isn't free -- signing up will tack an extra $5 onto your monthly bill.

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LeEco won’t acquire VIZIO, 2 TV companies remain 2

LeEco won’t acquire VIZIO, 2 TV companies remain 2

An acquisition of VIZIO by LeEco will no longer be happening this year. merger between LeEco and VIZIO was mentioned as a possibility earlier this year by both companies - that's no longer going to happen. In a message from LeEco today we're to understand that the merger agreement will not be moving forward "due to regulatory headwinds." That could mean a lot of different things - but the result is the same: VIZIO and LeEco will remain separate companies and brands. They'll also be teaming up on a few projects, so to speak.

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Invader Zim will rise again…in the form of a TV movie

Invader Zim will rise again…in the form of a TV movie

The Nickelodeon cartoon Invader Zim invaded our hearts and imaginations more than a decade ago, only to end up short-lived and relegated to online streaming services. If you've long awaited the classic cartoon's return, there's good news coming your way: Invader Zim will be hitting televisions soon(ish) in the form of a made-for-TV animated movie. A teaser trailer for the movie has already been released.

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Samsung 2017 MU Series 4K Ultra HD TVs now available

Samsung 2017 MU Series 4K Ultra HD TVs now available

Samsung has announced the availability of its 2017 MU Series televisions, all of which feature Ultra HD 4K resolutions alongside a host of features, including things like (depending on model) a smart remote control, HDR Extreme, 4K Color Drive Extreme, Triple Black Extreme, and more. The lineup is composed of four series ranging from MU 6 to MU 9, and as expected, the prices are likewise scattered across a somewhat large spectrum. All of the models are available now.

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Sling TV adds Showtime to its premium channel lineup

Sling TV adds Showtime to its premium channel lineup

Sling TV has expanded its premium channel lineup, adding Showtime as one of the options for those who want it. The add-on can be tacked onto one's existing channel package for $10/month extra, giving subscribers access to the network and its eight individual channels. Showtime joins the service's existing premium offerings, including HBO, Starz and Cinemax.

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Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

If at first you don't succeed, try Plan B. Apple doesn't seem to be having any luck in getting anywhere near its long-rumored TV service, so it might be settling for the next best thing instead. According to the usual sources familiar with the matter, Cupertino is planning on offering HBO, Showtime, and Starz in a single-price bundle, instead of the piecemeal channels it already has available. Whether or not this plan will pan out, however, largely depends on whether Apple is finally able to convince TV networks to do what it wants this time.

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Rick and Morty S3 premiere debuts on Adult Swim

Rick and Morty S3 premiere debuts on Adult Swim

Rick and Morty fans, the day you've been long awaiting is finally here! Adult Swim began broadcasting the first episode of the animated show's much anticipate third season on Saturday, and before you ask, no, it wasn't an April Fools' joke. Not only did the first new episode in over a year and half run during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block last night, but it was also played on repeat on Adult Swim's streaming website.

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Vizio 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection includes 4K models

Vizio 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection includes 4K models

Television maker Vizio has taken the wraps off its new 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection, a product lineup the includes multiple Ultra HD models. These televisions are targeted at 'value-minded' buyers, according to Vizio, which says its models offer resolutions at HD, Full HD, and 4K levels, as well as the expected functionality you'd find on any smart TV, including the maker's own Internet Apps Plus.

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AMC planning subscription streaming service that still requires cable

AMC planning subscription streaming service that still requires cable

These days, the streaming video market is varied and plentiful, with everything from Netflix and Hulu to HBO Now and PlayStation Vue. There's also word that TV network AMC, home of The Walking Dead, is looking to get into the game with its own service. However, they might not have thought their strategy all the way through. Sources say the network is developing an ad-free, paid service that will still require viewers to have a standard cable subscription.

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Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Sources have surfaced claiming Comcast has scored over-the-top (OTT) nationwide rights for some channels, giving it a new avenue of possibilities as competitors increasingly roll out live television services delivered over the Internet. With these alleged new rights, Comcast is able to offer television service beyond its typical regions, potentially allowing it to rollout an online television service for people in cities where its regular cable TV isn’t available.

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Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

If you have a Nintendo Switch and you've been spending most of your time playing on your TV, I have a message for you: stop it. The Switch's hybrid nature might be a little strange to folks who have never really used handheld gaming devices, but there's no need to fear change in this case. Playing the Switch in portable mode is, in my opinion, the best way to play.

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AT&T extends DirecTV NOW’s free HBO perk to new customers

AT&T extends DirecTV NOW’s free HBO perk to new customers

Earlier this month, AT&T introduced a special perk for its existing DirecTV NOW subscribers: a bill credit or, depending on their subscription tier, a year of free HBO service. That was great for those who signed up before March 6, but not so much for those who were previously on the fence about signing up. Now the company has announced an extension of the perk, giving new customers the same year of access to that premium channel.

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