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Are you still watching? Netflix starts asking if you'd like to cancel that dormant account

Are you still watching? Netflix starts asking if you'd like to cancel that dormant account

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Smartphone-optimized streaming service Quibi launches today

Smartphone-optimized streaming service Quibi launches today

We've got Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and myriad other streaming video options. Is there room for another competitor? Hollywood seems to think so, and that's why Quibi is launching today. Quibi focuses on quick episodes optimized for phones, and you can give it a shot for free.

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Weekend poll: Which streaming video services do you subscribe to?

Weekend poll: Which streaming video services do you subscribe to?

There are tons of different streaming services out there between individual network providers, live TV services, online-only venues, and piles of more niche choices. Individually, they might all be cheaper than a cable TV subscription, but $7.99 here and $9.99 there can add up over time. We're all connoisseurs for our own tastes, so which paid video streaming services do you subscribe to?

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Verizon launches its own Android TV set-top box, called Stream TV (Update: Netflix and Prime Video support)

Verizon launches its own Android TV set-top box, called Stream TV (Update: Netflix and Prime Video support)

Today, Verizon introduced its rumored Android TV-powered set-top box. The Verizon Stream TV is available to order directly from the company's site. Other than the signature red checkmark on top, the product is unbranded, and we haven't confirmed the manufacturer yet (though one source tells us it's very similar to Xiaomi's Mi Box).

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Dish releases smaller AirTV 2 local TV streamer to complement Sling TV service

Dish releases smaller AirTV 2 local TV streamer to complement Sling TV service

There are probably multiple free HDTV signals floating through the air, and Dish wants to help you get those into your devices with the new AirTV 2. This device is more compact than the original, and it has improved wireless connectivity. You can buy one today, but Dish is offering deals if you also sign up for its Sling TV streaming service.

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[Update: Lionsgate movies, too] Plex partners with Warner Bros. to stream TV and movies

[Update: Lionsgate movies, too] Plex partners with Warner Bros. to stream TV and movies

Plex made its name by helping people organize and stream their media libraries, which may or may not have included pirated material. Plex also has a handful of streaming channels, but the new agreement is the biggest one yet. Plex has teamed up with Warner Bros. to stream free content to US-based users.

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AT&T will pull content from Netflix and Hulu when it launches its streaming service

AT&T will pull content from Netflix and Hulu when it launches its streaming service

You know how you've been hoping for more streaming services to further silo content and force you to pay more money? Well, AT&T is happy to oblige, sucker. The company has been angling to launch its own streaming service using all the content it picked up in the recent Time Warner deal. CEO Randall Stephenson now confirms this will spell the end of AT&T-owned content on other streaming services.

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Netflix is bumping prices on all streaming plans

Netflix is bumping prices on all streaming plans

Netflix launched its streaming video service 12 years ago, forever changing the way many of us watch TV. The cost for its all-you-can-stream subscriptions has gone up over the years, and it's time for another price hike. All three tiers of Netflix service are going up, but T-Mobile has your back (for now).

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[Update: 2019 confirmed, possible Q2 debut] T-Mobile's TV service reportedly pushed back to 2019 because it wasn't 'disruptive' enough

[Update: 2019 confirmed, possible Q2 debut] T-Mobile's TV service reportedly pushed back to 2019 because it wasn't 'disruptive' enough

It has been slightly more than a year since T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the company was working on its own TV service, and he promised something "disruptive." Since then, some of the carrier's plans have taken shape with the acquisition of Layer3 and a set top box that stopped by the FCC. However, Bloomberg reports that Tmo has delayed launching the service this year. It turns out streaming TV is pretty hard to get right.

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Channel Master Stream+ Android TV DVR review: So much wasted potential

Channel Master Stream+ Android TV DVR review: So much wasted potential

Some people are cord cutters — fed up with cable bills that seem to rise every month, hardware rental fees, and the unshakable sense that they aren't getting a ton of value for their entertainment buck. The just-under $150 Channel Master Stream+ and its ability to both stream online content and record free over-the-air broadcasts promises to keep them happy in a cable-free world. Does it deliver?

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