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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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Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony showed up to CES 2017 with a collection of new BRAVIA 4K OLED TVs in tow, but as is usually the case with these trade show reveals, Sony wasn't quite ready to talk release dates or pricing at the time. Today Sony is delivering that information at last, but with these TVs offering 4K OLED panels, don't expect them to be inexpensive.

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Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung's 2017 QLED TVs have hit shelves, with the super-skinny Ultra HD sets that wowed back at CES in January also joined by a new digital picture frame. Priced from $2,799 (MRSP), the QLED TVs use Samsung's Quantum dot display technology for 100-percent color volume along with broader viewing angles than before. A new sound bar and Blu-ray player complete the 2017 line-up.

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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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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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Caavo is the TV box that wants to rule over all TV boxes

Caavo is the TV box that wants to rule over all TV boxes

The face of TV has changed, both literally and figuratively. We get our content from so many sources, most of them with their own sanctioned device or hardware, not to mention software gateway. As such, watching TV has become more varied but also more involved, requiring nothing less than a juggling act to make sense of anything and everything. This is the chaos that Caavo wants to tame. Yes, it’s another box to add to your other boxes, but one promises to keep all of them in line.

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Sony’s 4K Blu-ray player and 4K HDR TVs get priced for pre-sales

Sony’s 4K Blu-ray player and 4K HDR TVs get priced for pre-sales

Remember Blu-ray? While streaming services may be hitting 4K resolution these days, there's nothing like physical media for the best quality visuals, and Sony's UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player is pulling out all the stops. Hitting pre-sale today, it's the company's first 4K Ultra HD model, and joins a set of brand-new TVs from the company that are also hoping you open your wallet.

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Samsung QLED TVs pricing revealed – thousands for tomorrow’s tech

Samsung QLED TVs pricing revealed – thousands for tomorrow’s tech

At this year's global Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung revealed their next big thing in ultra-sharp, ultra-colorful television technology. That was QLED - a new brand for a tier above the past's OLED. When we saw the first TV panels with QLED (Quantum LED) technology up front, we were sure they'd end up costing a pretty penny. As it turns out - we weren't entirely incorrect.

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Vizio settles huge TV privacy case after spying on viewers [Updated]

Vizio settles huge TV privacy case after spying on viewers [Updated]

Vizio will pay $2.2m in penalties to settle a huge privacy lawsuit, that alleged its smart TVs tracked millions of viewers and then sold that personal data without permission. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in a joint-complaint filed with the New Jersey Attorney General, Vizio automatically tracked what owners of its connected TV sets were watching, despite not warning viewers that the monitoring was taking place. That information was then sold to advertisers and others for a profit.

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