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Monday deals: Save on Roku Streaming Stick+, Jaybird Run true wireless earbuds, and more

Happy Monday afternoon! As your workday winds down, check out these deals: we've got a great bargain on the 4K-capable Roku Streaming Stick+, an all-time Amazon low price for Jaybird's true wireless earbuds, plus deals on other headphones and a super cheap color-changing smart light bulb.

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Monday deals: Great prices on Echo Dot, Roku Premiere, and more

Happy Monday, loyal readers. Before becoming enthralled in Google I/O 2019 tomorrow, why not check out a few non-Google deals? Today, you'll find 40 percent off the newest Echo Dot, plus savings on the 4K Roku Premiere, the stylish Withings Steel HR Sport, and then some.

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Snag a 55" 4K Sharp TV with Roku for $300 at Best Buy - other sizes are discounted too

With everyone moving away from cable subscriptions to various streaming services, it's becoming more judicious to have some form of Smart TV in the house. Either you get a set that has the functionality built in or you buy a separate top-box, but in both cases, you can't go wrong with Roku's ecosystem as it's the most widely-supported by all streaming providers (Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, etc...). And today, we have a few deals that will make your purchase a little sweeter.

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HBO and Cinemax are coming to The Roku Channel

The Roku Channel started off as the streaming equivalent of the DVD bargain bin at your local Walmart, but it was free for anyone who owned a Roku streaming device. Earlier this year, Roku started adding external (paid) services to the channel, allowing users to watch Showtime and Starz content without downloading additional channels. Now two more subscriptions are on the way HBO and Cinemax.

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2019 April Fools' Roundup: All the jokes from around the web [Continuously updated]

It's that time of the year again. Whether you like it or hate it, April Fools day is here, and with it, most of the major companies are rolling out their best gags and jokes — or their best efforts at one, anyway. For your convenience, either to track down jokes or purposely avoid them, we've put together a list of all the ones we've spotted so far.

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Alexa can now (sort of) control your Roku devices

Amazon's own Fire TV products have had deep Alexa integration for years. Just like with a Chromecast and Google Assistant, you can use voice commands like "Play The Office" or "Turn down the volume" from any Alexa smart speaker. If you're on #TeamRoku, Alexa can now control Roku TVs and streaming devices — at least, in theory.

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Monday deals: Discounts on Roku Ultra, TP-Link smart home gadgets, and more

How was your weekend? Pretty good? Now that it's Monday, we've got a fresh batch of deals for you. The Roku Ultra is on sale, plus a couple of TP-Link smart home bundles, a projector from Anker, and then some.

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Midweek deals: Save on Philips Hue bulbs, Roku streamers, connected speakers, and more

We like to keep you folks abreast of all the best gadget deals we run across, but we can't devote full posts to all of them. So, in round-ups like these, we share some of the best bargains from the past few days you may have missed. This Wednesday afternoon: discounted smart lights, streaming dongles, and mesh routers to keep them connected.

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Score a 49" TCL Roku TV for just $200 (1080p) or $280 (4K)

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, there seem to be TVs on sale everywhere — I suspect brands don't want you to miss their astronomically expensive beer commercials. Today we spotted a good deal on two 49-inch Roku TVs from TCL:  $200 for a 1080p and $280 for a 4K version.

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[Update: Rollout starts today] Roku Channel adds paid subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and more

The Roku Channel, currently a library of free ad-supported movies and TV shows, will soon grow to include paid subscription services including, most notably, Showtime and Starz. The savvy business move will draw in more channel viewers and likely boost ad revenue, as well as allow the company to play a more active role in the content that runs on its devices. From a user perspective, there are two main benefits: easier, consolidated content searching in one channel, and the ability to pay for multiple subscriptions through one monthly bill.

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