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LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV is ready for CES 2018

LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV is ready for CES 2018

The TV-making industry is just as aggressive as smartphones these days. Especially after a long lull where there was barely any major innovation, trend, or hype pushing the market forward. Now we have curved screens, 4K resolutions, multiple HDR standards, and quantum or nano particles. If LG is to be asked, however, there is one more new territory to conquer: 8K. The Korean consumer electronics giant has just unveiled its newest and biggest TV yet, with an 88-inch panel sporting the world's largest TV resolution.

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Amazon Video execs make the jump to Apple

Amazon Video execs make the jump to Apple

It appears Apple is continuing to make progress in bolstering its original programming division. As part of their ambitious plans to create and offer original shows and other video content, Cupertino has managed to poach not one but three executives from leading rival Amazon Studios, including the head of Amazon's kids programming, Tara Sorensen.

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CBS All Access: here’s how to get a free month

CBS All Access: here’s how to get a free month

CBS has brought back its one-month free trial, giving potential subscribers a chance to try out the service for a longer period of time before deciding to buy it. CBS All Access is the network's streaming service offering exclusive access to certain CBS content, including the new Star Trek series; the company also plans to make a The Twilight Zone reboot available exclusively on the platform.

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Firefox is now on Amazon Fire TV, can play YouTube

Firefox is now on Amazon Fire TV, can play YouTube

The back and forth between Google and Amazon has become both entertaining and also frustrating for consumers. It is the common folk who get caught in between the clash of the titans and, at least for Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV users, that meant being deprived of the time-wasting joys of YouTube. While peace negotiations are supposedly on the way, hope comes from a new, outside source. Mozilla has just announced that the Firefox web browser is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform and, yes, it can play web videos, including YouTube.

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YouTube TV Roku and Apple TV apps will finally arrive in Q1 2018

YouTube TV Roku and Apple TV apps will finally arrive in Q1 2018

If you've been waiting for YouTube TV to finally launch apps for the Apple TV and Roku devices, your wait just got a little longer. The company is now planning to launch these apps in the first quarter of 2018, pushing out the originally planned time frame of late 2017. YouTube TV will also launch support for older smart TVs during the first quarter of next year.

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The Punisher season 2 is official, but doesn’t have a release date yet

The Punisher season 2 is official, but doesn’t have a release date yet

Netflix will be bringing The Punisher back for a second season, the company has announced. The first season was a hit for the company, as many had expected, adding to its growing number of show based on Marvel characters. The character was first introduced to Netflix viewers via the company's original Daredevil series, helping kick off what has become a solid genre for the streaming platform.

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YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube's live television service has expanded into an additional 34 markets, bringing streaming access to a bunch of cities like Fresno, CA and New Orleans. As with the markets that already had access, people in these new markets can get access to live TV channels over the Internet by subscribing to YouTube Live, a service similar to PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, and Hulu Live TV.

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Stranger Things season 3 may not arrive until 2019

Stranger Things season 3 may not arrive until 2019

Netflix recently confirmed that it has ordered a third season of its hit original series Stranger Things. However, the announcement was very slim, merely confirming that season 3 will happen without any additional details to go alongside it. The biggest missing detail was the season's anticipated launch date, and while it was assumed Netflix hadn't yet penciled one in, many fans expected it would be around autumn of next year.

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The Twilight Zone reboot gets CBS All Access greenlight

The Twilight Zone reboot gets CBS All Access greenlight

CBS has announced that it will soon be the destination to watch a "The Twilight Zone" reboot with Jordan Peele among the executive producers on the series. CBS announced the news today, saying the reboot will be produced by its CBS Television Studios alongside Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions. Simon Kinberg's Genre Films will also be associated with the production.

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House of Cards final season arrives in 2018 with Claire in spotlight

House of Cards final season arrives in 2018 with Claire in spotlight

A month after series former-star Kevin Spacey was fired comes word on what House of Cards fans can expect next: the sixth and final season will premiere on Netflix in 2018. As many fans had hoped, the second Underwood in the pair, Claire, will take the show spotlight, bringing it to the finale that may itself snowball into a spin-off series from the streaming company.

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Fire TV gets Alexa control for Hulu, CBS, NBC, Showtime, and PlayStation Vue

Fire TV gets Alexa control for Hulu, CBS, NBC, Showtime, and PlayStation Vue

Alexa just got support for several video apps on Amazon Fire TV, including Sony's PlayStation Vue, Hulu, CBS, NBC, Showtime, and Bravo. With this support, Fire TV owners can ask Alexa to do things on their behalf, no Echo device necessary. If you have a newer Fire TV device that includes the Alexa Voice Remote, you can do all of this just by pressing the microphone button on that remote control.

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Philips Roku smart TVs arrive with 40″ budget model

Philips Roku smart TVs arrive with 40″ budget model

In the market for a smart TV? Philips has launched the first of what will eventually be a lineup of smart TVs running Roku's platform. This smart TV joins the Roku models available from RCA and TCL, giving buyers on a budget another choice in which television they get. The move puts more competition on Amazon, which itself is getting in on the smart TV market via the arrival of some Westinghouse models packing its Fire TV platform.

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