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Amazon launches 6 major new devices, including a 4K Fire TV and a $50 Fire tablet

New and existing Fire TVs now work with Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa

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Nvidia recalls some Shield Pro Android TV consoles over hard drive failures

A small number of Nvidia Shield Pro consoles suffer from 'a hard drive issue that can worsen over time.'

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HBO Now rolls out support for Google's Chromecast

Now it's really easy to beam your HBO Now subscription to your TV without an Apple set-top box.

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Amazon Fire TV review: The perfect streaming box for people who love Amazon

For Amazon Prime subscribers, Fire TV promises less time browsing and more time watching. Everyone else might feel left out.

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Chromecast Ethernet adapter solves spotty Wi-Fi for $15

You still need Wi-Fi to use Chromecast, but this cheap power adapter can help deal with dead zones.

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OneDrive adds Chromecast support for photos and videos

Now you can stream your personal photos and videos stored in OneDrive to your TV via Chromecast.

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Google Slides adds remote phone controls with Chromecast and Airplay

Need to give a standing presentation? Google Slides just made it a lot easier if you have a Chromecast or Apple TV.

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Android TV hidden gems: The 10 best hard-to-find apps

Android TV now lets you browse its entire app store instead just a curated selection. We went through it so you don’t have to.

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Android TV's 600 “new” apps are now much easier to find

The Google Play Store now lets you browse every available app--including all the junk.

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Attempting a minimalist living room with Shield Android TV and HDHomeRun

Streaming games and over-the-air channels from another room can help slim down your media center, but they also introduce some new points of failure.

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Android TV’s second act: More apps, better hardware, and new features

Google-powered TV boxes have been a tough sell next to Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV, but that’s starting to change.

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HBO Now cut loose from Apple exclusivity, is coming to Chromecast and Android devices

Let the binge watching begin, starting this summer.

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Nvidia Shield hands-on: The first high-end Android TV box ships today, rife with features

Shield is much pricier than your average set-top box, but aims to justify its $200 price tag with 4K streaming and a bunch of gaming options.

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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Chromecast freebie alert: $80 trove includes Sesame Street Go, Qello concerts, and Drama Fever

The package of perks is yours if you buy a Chromecast between March 20 and April 19.

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The Google Store is Google's new hardware home online

Google-flavored hardware is saying sayonara to the Play Store and hello to the Google Store.

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The 10 best Android games to play on your TV with Chromecast

Game on with your ChromecastImage by Derek WalterThe Chromecast probably isn’t the first device you think of when you want to do some gaming on the TV. But for particular kinds of games it performs admirably. There are many good...

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Grab $6 in Google Play credit through your Chromecast

Google's intent is to encourage you to rent a movie for Valentine’s Day, but it’s good for any content in the Play Store.

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Google to make bigger retail push with Nexus Player

The first Android TV device is heading to both online and brick-and-mortar stores.

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Google reveals Cast for Audio, a Chromecast-like way to beam music to sound gear

First Chromecast took over your TV, and Google Cast for Audio hopes to do the same for speakers and other audio gear.

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