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FX streaming service inbound: $6 a month, but with a big catch

FX streaming service inbound: $6 a month, but with a big catch

Once upon a time, you were forced to pay for big, expensive cable packages if you wanted access to all your favorite channels. Times are changing, though; streaming alternatives like Hulu are a hot item, but the next transition in home entertainment is already happening. Now more than ever, you can sign up for on-demand streaming access to your favorite networks, and FX will soon be counted among them.

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Plex DVR exits beta alongside new live TV time shift feature

Plex DVR exits beta alongside new live TV time shift feature

Plex recently launched some key features for cord-cutters, making its software an attractive option for those who don't want cable but do have an over-the-air TV antenna. The company first introduced the DVR feature, though as a beta, that allows users with a Plex Pass to record their favorite shows from their OTA antenna. That feature has now exited beta, and it has been joined by a vital feature that improves the TV-watching experience: time shifting content.

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The number of American homes without a TV is growing

The number of American homes without a TV is growing

The number of homes in the U.S. that don't have at least one television is growing, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. According to a study it published earlier this year, which looked at television trends in the US from 1997 to 2015, US households experienced a sudden decrease in TV ownership between 2009 and 2015, the reasons for which likely have a lot to do with mobile phones and tablets.

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ABC’s classic TGIF sitcoms are heading to Hulu

ABC’s classic TGIF sitcoms are heading to Hulu

Hulu, as part of its efforts to acquire vast numbers of movies and TV shows, has announced a new big milestone for the company: it just got the rights to offer up ABC's 'classic' TGIF sitcoms spanning the 1990s. Hulu has nabbed exclusive streaming video on-demand rights for these shows via a new deal with Warner Bros. Shows will include Family Matters, Full House and more.

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Sling TV gets pay-per-view: UFC 214 is kicking things off

Sling TV gets pay-per-view: UFC 214 is kicking things off

Sling TV has announced the arrival of pay-per-view on the service, giving subscribers the opportunity to watch events in the same way they would with traditional television services. The very first pay-per-view event to arrive on the service will be UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2. This will just be the start of the events, though, something the company says will help it become 'a true cable replacement.'

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TiVo voice remote launch nears, drops by FCC

TiVo voice remote launch nears, drops by FCC

Voice is becoming a major form of communication, not between humans but between man and machine. From personal assistants on your phone to smart speakers in your house to the smart TV in your living room. OK, you don’t actually speak to your TV directly. You do so via a handy dandy remote control. Not one to buck the trend, TiVo, the granddaddy of DVR and streaming set-top boxes, will have a voice-enabled remote control soon. How soon? FCC-soon, by the looks of it.

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Marvel at SDCC: the biggest trailers and news

Marvel at SDCC: the biggest trailers and news

It just wouldn't be the San Diego Comic-Con without Marvel there to make a bunch of announcements about its ongoing movie and TV series. This year, that means trailers and news about the extended Marvel Cinematic Universe and the various franchises tying-in with the Avengers, as well as the various superhero TV series Marvel has going. We've already covered the new Defenders trailer, but here we'll run down everything else Marvel revealed.

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Marvel’s The Defenders trailer premieres at Comic-Con

Marvel’s The Defenders trailer premieres at Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing this weekend, and Marvel was there to show off the newest trailer for The Defenders just a few weeks before its debut on Netflix. While fans have been enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe's ultimate team-up movies, The Avengers, for years now, The Defenders will finally bring together the four heroes of Netflix's stand-alone series: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

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YouTube TV arrives in 10 new US markets: here’s the list

YouTube TV arrives in 10 new US markets: here’s the list

YouTube TV is now available in 10 additional markets, representing a big uptick in the number of still-limited regions in which the livestreaming television service is available. YouTube TV is, in case you hadn't heard, Google's own alternative to DirecTV NOW, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV, giving consumers access to (in this case) a skinny bundle of channels delivered straight over the Internet.

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Game of Thrones’ creators have had a terrible, terrible idea

Game of Thrones’ creators have had a terrible, terrible idea

HBO has plans for a new series, and it may prove to be controversial. The network will be home to a new series called 'Confederate' from the team behind 'Game of Thrones,' and it'll focus on an alt-history timeline in which the confederacy was to some degree successful, slavery still exists, and the US is a divided nation with a demilitarized zone along the Mason-Dixon line.

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Narcos season 3 hits Netflix on September 1 – teaser arrives now

Narcos season 3 hits Netflix on September 1 – teaser arrives now

It's that exciting time of the year when Netflix begins revealing when its biggest and baddest shows will be returning with new episodes. We recently heard that BoJack Horseman's next season will be arriving the end of next month, and we know the coveted second season of fan-favorite 'Stranger Things' will be back right before Halloween. What about Narcos? That, too, is readily inbound.

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‘Castlevania’ season 2 is already in the Netflix pipeline

‘Castlevania’ season 2 is already in the Netflix pipeline

On July 7, Netflix released the anticipated -- and very short -- first season of anime series Castlevania. The season is comprised of only four episodes, but the show has apparently proven a hit as Netflix is already planning the show's second season. The second time around will have double the number of episodes, increasing from season one's four episodes to an appreciable eight episodes.

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