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Why LG TV’s Google Assistant in 2018 is a big deal

Why LG TV’s Google Assistant in 2018 is a big deal

A bunch of new LG ThinQ TVs were announced this week at Google IO 2018. This isn't the first we've heard of this connection - it's just that now, it's for realz. It's a strange thing, announcing once back at CES 2018 that LG and Google had plans to do this, then again, now, when Google and LG confirmed that, yes, they are indeed going to push that Google Assistant to the LG TVs that are otherwise branded LG OLED TV AI ThinQ.

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TCL 4K HDR Roku 2018 TVs are suspiciously cheap

TCL 4K HDR Roku 2018 TVs are suspiciously cheap

TCL makes TVs that are inexpensive and smart, working with Roku TV tech inside. Today we're taking a peek at the prices of the 2018 collection of Roku TV-embedded TCL televisions. Two different models are out on pre-order right this minute - but you might just want to wait until they're in stores before you actually drop some cash.

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Netflix orders animated Fast & Furious series from DreamWorks

Netflix orders animated Fast & Furious series from DreamWorks

Netflix has teamed with DreamWorks to announce an animated series based on the Fast & Furious movie franchise. The animated series is Netflix's latest involvement with DreamWorks, which has offered a variety of content on the streaming platform for years. The new Fast & Furious show "will capture the action, heart, humor and global appeal of the feature films," according to Netflix.

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Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp certainly knows how to make a beautiful 8K television, but it'll cost you to put one on your wall. The Sharp AQUOS 8K TV - otherwise known by its catchy LV-70X500E name - packs a heady 33.2 million pixels, courtesy of its whopping 7680 x 4320 resolution.

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Which phones let me control any TV in 2018?

Which phones let me control any TV in 2018?

A wide variety of smartphones have the ability to control your television - or almost any other TV you can see. Since the dawn of the mobile smart device, we've been looking for ways to turn it into things we had in the past. A flashlight, a boombox, a phone, and a remote control that'd allow channels to be changed, volume to be adjusted, and power to be turned on or off.

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Hulu slashes HBO add-on cost, but the discount won’t last

Hulu slashes HBO add-on cost, but the discount won’t last

Want to watch the next season of Westworld but don't want to pay premium for an HBO subscription? If so, Hulu's latest deal will no doubt be appealing. For a short time, the streaming service is offering its customers HBO as an add-on service for about one-third its normal monthly rate, making it about the same price as a fancy coffee. The slashed rate is temporary, though.

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Vizio 2018 4K HDR TVs: 5 things to know

Vizio 2018 4K HDR TVs: 5 things to know

Vizio revealed its 2018 television lineup today, and there's a lot to be excited about. Among the new series' are smart TVs packing Amazon's Alexa assistant and Google's casting technology, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Here are five things you should know about Vizio's new television lineup if you're considering buying one for yourself.

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Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu has expanded device support for its new app, the one containing access to both its on-demand content and its live television channels. The app started arriving several months ago for other platforms and is now available for all of the most commonly used streaming devices. This time around, the company has launched Live TV support for certain LG smart TVs, eliminating the need to use a separate streaming stick or set-top box.

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Vizio’s 2018 4K HD TVs official: Quantum, HDR, and super-smart

Vizio’s 2018 4K HD TVs official: Quantum, HDR, and super-smart

Vizio has revealed its 2018 line-up of 4K HDR TVs, along with its newest SmartCast OS that bakes Amazon Alexa and Google Chromecast support directly into each set. At the top of the 2018 range sits the Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV, a 65-inch set promising the company's brightest picture yet.

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YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

The YouTube TV live-streaming television service was slow to expand into new markets and add support for major streaming devices, one of the primary criticisms from consumers. Over the many months since launching, though, YouTube TV has slowly expanded to cover major cities throughout the US, giving most people access to the service. New device support has arrived at a slower pace, making the most recent addition a welcome one.

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Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix is still pursuing its next big animated hit, and so it's no surprise the company is back with a new original cartoon targeted at adults. Called Paradise PD, the newly announced series will focus on a "wildly incompetent police force," according to Netflix. The new series is from the team behind the adult animation Brickleberry, which ended after three seasons.

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Netflix tipped to purchase Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp movie studio

Netflix tipped to purchase Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp movie studio

The last few years have seen Netflix on a spending spree for original movies and shows, but the streaming video giant could soon be purchasing its own film studio. Following the news in late January that Netflix was negotiating a multi-movie deal with director Luc Besson, there's now word that the company is in "advanced talks" to outright acquire the filmmaker's EuropaCorp studio, which is now struggling with debt.

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