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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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YouTube TV now available on PlayStation 4, only two years after the Xbox One

YouTube TV is one of several popular ways to get your cable TV fix without dealing with all those other cable TV inconveniences, though platform support has always been a limiting factor. Today the PS4 picks up compatibility with Google's service, allowing those that enjoy Sony's exclusive games to also enjoy their streaming cable programming courtesy of YouTube — all just a mere two years after the Xbox One got it.

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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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TCL 65” 4K LED Roku TV on sale for $500 ($230 off), includes a free Nest Mini

If you missed the Sharp 4K Roku TV sale from Best Buy yesterday, then you’re in luck. Today only, the company is running a similar promotion for a 65” TCL 4K LED Roku TV — and it’s arguably a better deal. Not only do you get a sizable $230 discount, but you also get a free Nest Mini and two months of Sling TV at 40% off.

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Sony's 85" 4K HDR Android TV is $1,998 ($400 off) from Amazon and Best Buy

Those looking for a massive TV will be thrilled to know that Amazon and Best Buy are currently offering Sony's XBR-X850G TV for $1,998 — roughly $800 off list price and $400 off recent pricing. You'd be hard-pressed to find another 85" 4K LED unit with HDR capabilities and Android TV inside for a better price.

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This 75" TCL 4K smart TV is only $600 ($300 off) right now at Best Buy

It wasn't that long ago (about 10 years) that a 4K TV larger than 50" would command a price tag of $5,000 or more. Thanks to the march of progress in technology and fierce competition in the sector, the prices of large 4K TVs have fallen precipitously. TCL, well-known for its value-focused line of TVs, has a 75" 4K smart TV for sale right now for only $600 at Best Buy, its lowest price ever and a hefty $300 in savings.

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YouTube is putting massive autoplaying ads on its TV apps (Update: Here to stay)

Do you like seeing massive ads that take up half of your TV screen? No? Too bad, because you'll soon be forced to watch the company's signature Masthead ads on your television's YouTube app. This is bound to be a huge moneymaker for our pals at Google.

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Hulu raises price of live TV subscription again, now costs $55/month

Most live TV subscriptions follow the same path: they start cheap with a few channels, then add a few more channels, then raise prices to make up for the costs of adding more channels. Hulu's live TV option already increased in price once this year, and now the service is set to become even more expensive.

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Hulu pulls Android TV app from some DVR and cable boxes

A few months ago, Hulu finally revamped its Android TV app after it letting it languish for years, with the main new addition being support for Hulu Live TV. However, the company's renewed attention to the platform also seems to come with a downside: the app is being blocked on a handful of Android TV set-top boxes.

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TCL's new 8-Series 4K TVs are backlit by up to 25,000 tiny LEDs, start at $2,000

TCL's TVs are perhaps best known for offering great bang for the buck, but the company's new 8-Series TVs are taking a different approach. These new 4K Roku units are the world's first TVs with mini-LED backlights, and they're available for pre-order today.

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