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The CW prepares to launch subscription-free streaming

The CW prepares to launch subscription-free streaming

The CW is making a big move many of its peers are still too afraid to make: it is getting ready to launch subscription-free streaming across just about every major device, including Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Xbox, as well as on iOS and Android, and over AirPlay. Because it will be subscription-free streaming, you won't need an applicable for-pay cable plan in order to sign in and access the content.

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LG’s new 77-inch 4K OLED TV available for pre-order

LG’s new 77-inch 4K OLED TV available for pre-order

LG already has already made a line-up of impressive 4K OLED TVs available this year, but now it's ready to top them all with an extra-large 77-inch model. As the latest size in the companies Signature line of televisions, it features both 4K resolution and HDR support, but the massive size comes with a massive price tag: $20,000. If you have the cash, and you're looking to all-in on a 4K set, maybe to take advantage of a new Xbox One S or upcoming PS4 Pro, you might as well really go all-in.

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Ex-Top Gear hosts’ ‘The Grand Tour’ hits Amazon on November 18

Ex-Top Gear hosts’ ‘The Grand Tour’ hits Amazon on November 18

Fan of the BBC's previous version of Top Gear — that is, the one with well-known hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — have been missing their fix of cars, snark, and silly antics for well over a year now. The trio departed from the show in early 2015 following Clarkson's dismissal, but it didn't take long for them to re-group and come up with a new show. That show, titled The Grand Tour, was picked up by Amazon, and now finally has a premiere date.

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LG Signature 77″ OLED 4K TV heads to preorder for $20,000

LG Signature 77″ OLED 4K TV heads to preorder for $20,000

LG Electronics USA has a new massive television, and you will be able to order one for yourself starting this upcoming Saturday. The 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV boasts 4K Ultra HD resolution and smart functionality, but it doesn’t come cheap: the model can be preordered soon for $19,999 USD. If that seems steep (it is), keep in mind everything you get with it — in addition to “the most lifelike images on any television,” according to LG, buyers also get LG Signature Concierge, an exclusive service available to registered owners 24/7.

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Xiaomi Mi Box to be company’s first US Android product

Xiaomi Mi Box to be company’s first US Android product

Xiaomi fans in the US might continue to be disappointed at the company’s slow US march, but next month it might get a step closer. According to sources, Xiaomi’s teased October reveal will feature an Android product, but it’s not the smartphone you are looking for. Instead, it will be all about the Mi Box Android TV set-top box that will allow Xiaomi to compete in the US in a market that’s relatively young and relatively unconquered, ensuring it can leave a stronger mark on consumer’s minds before it takes on the smartphone giants.

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‘Narcos’ renewed for two more seasons, making 4 total (so far)

‘Narcos’ renewed for two more seasons, making 4 total (so far)

Narcos, a drama detailing the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar and the DEA agents on the other side, is Netflix's latest original series hit. The company quickly promised a second season after the first premiered, and now that the second has arrived (it dropped on September 2), Netflix has announced yet another renewal -- this time for two seasons, taking us up to four total (so far).

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Mythbusters’ build team gets Netflix original ‘The White Rabbit Project’

Mythbusters’ build team gets Netflix original ‘The White Rabbit Project’

Fans of the TV show Mythbusters who aren't looking forward to the upcoming reboot as a reality with new hosts will soon have another option: the original series' M7 Build Team — Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron — will be appearing in The White Rabbit Project, a new Netflix original show to debut on the service this December.

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Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero’ series is seriously creepy in new teaser trailer

Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero’ series is seriously creepy in new teaser trailer

Syfy, the network with shows just cheesy enough to keep people coming back, has a new series that’ll be airing soon called “Channel Zero.” It is, according to the network, based upon the creepypasta stories that dot the Internet. It appears the show will be broken up into various stories by season, with the first being Channel Zero: Candle Cove — and, judging by the new trailer for it released yesterday, it’ll definitely be creepy.

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Philips 901F 55″ OLED TV features built-in ambient lights

Philips 901F 55″ OLED TV features built-in ambient lights

Philips is launching its first OLED television, and it comes with beautiful built-in ambient lights called “Ambilight.” The TV boasts a bunch of different features, including an OLED panel with a wide range of colors and the Perfect Pixel Ultra HD engine powering things. The combination of features ultimately results in a 3800ppi performance index, eclipsing most other televisions currently available.

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CBS All Access launches an advertisement-free option

CBS All Access launches an advertisement-free option

CBS is launching a new advertisement-free version of All Access, its subscription service. Ad-free premium subscriptions are becoming more common amongst video services like this, catching up with the ad-free versions many music services have been offering for a while. As with any ad-free version, it comes with a higher price tag — in this case, subscribers will be paying $4 more for a total monthly price of $9.99.

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Netflix in September: all the shows coming and going

Netflix in September: all the shows coming and going

It’s that time again — a new month is upon us and with it will come a refreshed Netflix library. Some movies and TV shows are on their way out, of course, and others are on their way in to fill the void. Depending on your tastes, the library refresh may be a good thing, but there are some losses that at least some viewers will certainly miss.

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Sony and Panasonic to debut 8K TVs in time for 2020 Olympics

Sony and Panasonic to debut 8K TVs in time for 2020 Olympics

4K televisions and broadcasts are just barely starting to catch on, but it's already time to start thinking about the next leap forward. At least, that's how Japan feels when it comes time to watch the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Japanese national broadcaster NHK has already stated that it will broadcast the Tokyo Games in 8K (also known as Super Hi-Vision), and now manufacturers Sony and Panasonic will be working together to get 8K-capable TVs on the market by the year 2020.

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