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Fire TV Stick Was Amazon’s Best-Selling Streaming Device During the Holidays

The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote was one of Amazon’s best-selling devices during the 2019 Holiday season, according to Amazon. Each year, Amazon releases details on how much was sold during the festive period through the retailer. Along with the Alexa-enabled Fire TV Stick, the Echo Dot smart speaker and Echo Show 5…

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Comcast Reportedly in Talks to Buy Xumo Streaming Service

Comcast is reportedly in talks to purchase the free live TV and on-demand streaming service, Xumo. Comcast also owns NBCUniversal. With NBCU planning to launch a new Peacock streaming service in 2020, it could be the case Xumo becomes part of Comcast and NBCU’s grander Peacock plan – should a deal be finalized.

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AirTV Mini Users Can Now Download Amazon’s Prime Video App

The AirTV Mini dongle now supports the Amazon Prime Video app. The Air TV Mini launched earlier in 2019 and with the addition of the Prime app now provides Amazon Prime Video users with an additional way to access the wide selection of video content that’s available.

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Sling Now Provides All Live TV Subscribers with Free Cloud DVR

Sling is now providing all of its live TV subscribers with 10 hours of cloud DVR for free. Previously, cloud DVR was only available as an add-on with Sling. This follows on from Sling announcing a price increase that affects all of its subscribers.

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Sling TV Increases Live TV Plan Prices, Affects All Subscribers

Sling TV has raised the price of its plans by $5 per month. This is the latest in a round of 2019 price increases with almost every major live TV streaming service having raised their prices this year. Some services have raised their prices more than once in 2019.

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Simultaneous Streams Comparison: Which Live TV Service Is Best?

Price and channels matter, but so does simultaneous streaming. Find out which service will let you stream on the most devices at the same time.

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Locast Takes to GoFundMe for Help Fighting NBC and Fox

Locast has taken to GoFundMe for help in fighting a selection of major networks in court. This is the latest development in an ongoing legal battle between Locast and the major networks. The argument largely revolves around one major point and that’s whether Locast should qualify as a non-profit.

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Vidgo’s New $39.99 Live TV Streaming Package Comes with 60 Channels

Vidgo’s new live TV streaming package provides access to 60 channels for $39.99 per month. At this price point, Vidgo is now a viable option for consumers looking for a live TV streaming plan, but at a lower price point than AT&T TV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.

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Activate a New Chromebook and Get 3 Months of Disney+ for Free

Google is currently giving away a three-month Disney+ subscription for free to Chromebook owners. Considering a Disney+ subscription typically costs $6.99 per month, this equates to an overall savings of $20.97.

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Disney+ Takes to the Skies Following Delta Deal

Delta and The Walt Disney Company have teamed up to offer a selection of Disney+ inflight movies on Delta flights. In addition, Delta U.S. SkyMiles members are being offered an extended free trial to Disney’s streaming service.

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Hulu + Live TV Now Costs $54.99 per Month

The price of Hulu + Live TV has now increased to $54.99 per month. This is not a sudden increase but a planned one considering Hulu announced the $10 price rise last month. The increase affects both new and existing subscribers equally.

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AirTV 2 Launches with Free Access to Over-the-Air Live TV Channels

Dish Network’s AirTV today launched its latest cord-cutting solution, the AirTV 2. AirTV devices are used to provide a way to access live local channels without having to pay a monthly bill. As the name suggests, this device follows on from the original model but with a number of improvements. According to the company, these…

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Hulu Likes and Dislikes Come to iOS

Hulu has now updated its iOS app with the option to add likes and dislikes to TV shows, movies and recommendations. This follows on from the same feature rolling out on other platforms, including games consoles and smart TVs.

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Vudu Now Offers a Movie Rental Satisfaction Guarantee

Vudu has made changes to improve its rental procedure. Firstly, the streaming service is offering a money-back guarantee on rentals. Secondly, Vudu will now refund the difference if you find the same rental available to stream elsewhere for cheaper. In addition, Vudu is also offering additional ways to save on movie rentals during the holidays.

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Hulu Now Rewarding Binge Watchers with Less Ads

Hulu has now officially launched a new ad feature that’s designed to reward binge-watchers. The idea is that the more Hulu you watch in a single sitting, the less ads you will see. In some cases, this will result in entire episodes being shown completely ad-free. Well, with the exception of a first (and last)…

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Sling TV Improves Cloud DVR and Now Lets You Record ESPN Channels

Sling TV has expanded its cloud DVR to include a selection of ESPN channels. While Sling TV did previously offer cloud DVR, it has not always been supported by all the channels available with a Sling TV plan. Today’s announcement helps to limit the number of non-supported channels even further.

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Netflix Testing New Watch Now and Play Something Else Features

Netflix now appears to be testing two new features designed to speed up the time it takes to start watching. The two new features are “Watch Now” and “Play Something Else.” It is currently unclear if and when these new features will reach all users on all platforms.

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AT&T TV NOW Customers a Step Closer to Seeing Paused Ads

AT&T’s modern take on delivering ads when a viewer hits the pause button is getting closer. It has long been understood that AT&T was working on a feature that showed ads once a user had paused video and and now these ads are reportedly already been sold to advertisers.

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Android TV Getting a New Streaming Player and Android 10

Android TV is getting a new developer-focused streaming device soon, along with an update to Android 10. Android TV is Google’s streaming platform that provides access to Android apps on the TV.

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Stream Free Movies & TV Shows with the Roku Channel Stream-a-Thon

Roku is making available a number of movies and TV shows for free during the holiday period. To watch any of the free movies or TV shows, users will need access to The Roku Channel. The Roku Channel is the company’s own streaming service that mixes paid and free content together in one easy to…