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Past articles by Kristofer:

Sling Orange vs. Blue: What's the Difference?

Sling TV is a solid option for cord-cutters. But which of their base packages should you choose? Here, we break down Sling Orange and Blue so you don't have to. → Read More

What is Hulu+Live TV? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Hulu+Live TV is a different take on a live TV streaming service, directly integrating live TV into the Hulu app you already know and perhaps love. That doesn't mean it's for everyone. Not sure if you should check it out? Here's everything you could possibly want to know about the service. → Read More

PlayStation Vue raises prices by $5 per package for the second year in a row

PlayStation Vue is Sony's answer to live TV without the need for a cable or satellite TV subscription. However, understanding the service's numerous plans, add-ons, features, and restrictions can get a bit confusing. To help you make sense of it all, we've created this handy guide. → Read More

FiOS problems: The potholes in Verizon's fiber internet and how to fix them

Verizon FiOS offers not just fiber internet, but TV and home phone service as well and that is a whole lot to cram into one monthly billing statement. If you're considering the service, see what problems, issues, and trouble other Verizon FiOS users have reported before you decide to sign-up. → Read More

Movies Anywhere service adds Comcast films to its library and devices

Movies Anywhere, owned by Disney, lets you watch movies purchased from different services all in one place. And now, its first pay-TV provider, Comcast, has joined the service, meaning you can watch movies purchased from the service on Comcast Xfinity devices and vice versa. → Read More

Kef’s LSX wireless speakers are a more affordable follow-up to a modern classic

After wowing us with its LS50 wireless speakers in 2017, Kef is returning to the idea with a new product that promises much of what we loved about its predecessor, only with a new design, updated technologies like AirPlay 2 and a price tag that is half that of the LS50. → Read More

Jaybird doubles down on fitness with the Tarah Pro wireless earbuds

Following the release of its Tarah wireless headphones earlier this year, Jaybird is debuting a new model aimed at those who take their fitness seriously with the new Tarah Pro, which feature more than double the battery life of the original plus expanded fit options for maximum comfort. → Read More

Nvidia’s Shield TV gets Alexa support and Dolby Atmos for Amazon Prime Video

If you’re the owner of Nvidia’s Shield TV streaming media player and have been getting jealous as you see Alexa voice control coming to other devices, you’re in luck, as Nvidia announced that the device can now work with Amazon Echo devices to bring the power of Alexa to your entertainment experience. → Read More

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube gets even more hands-off with enhanced voice control

Navigation menus with a remote is just plain old fashioned at this point, which is why you can now control almost anything with enhanced Alexa voice controls on the Amazon Fire TV Cube, including third-party apps like Netflix, Hulu, and ESPN, with support for even more apps coming in the future. → Read More

What is YouTube TV? Here’s everything you need to know

YouTube TV only launched in 2017, but it is quickly gaining in popularity and is becoming an increasingly major competitor to other streaming services. Not sure if the service might be right for you? Don’t worry, we’ve got a guide detailing everything you could want to know about the service. → Read More

How to watch the World Series, with or without a cable subscription

The 2018 World Series might already be underway, but there are plenty of games left before a winner is declared. Not sure how to watch? Check out our guide to how to watch the remaining games, no matter if you want to watch via cable, an over-the-air antenna, or via a live TV streaming service. → Read More

Apple might launch a Netflix competitor around the world in 2019

Despite the eventually shelving of its plans for a live TV streaming service, Apple is reportedly planning to launch a service in the first half of 2019 that would compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video -- first in the U.S., then in more than 100 countries around the world. → Read More

Google Play Movies & TV users’ 4K libraries are about to grow on their own

If you’ve been using Google Play Movies & TV for a while, you’re about to get a major upgrade, as the service is now upgrading any movies you already own to 4K, regardless of whether you originally bought them in HD or SD resolution. The service is also adding even more ways to watch. → Read More

Google offers a week of free credit after YouTube TV outage, but not for long

Earlier this month, YouTube went down for users all around the world, and this included its live TV streaming service, YouTube TV. To make up for this, Google is offering affected users a month of free service, but if you want to grab the credit, you need to act quickly. → Read More

Budget TVs are finally worth buying, and you can thank Roku

Not all that long ago, budget TVs were only worth looking at if, well, you were on a budget. Thanks to Roku and its platform, not only are budget TVs now a viable option for anyone, they might even be a better buy than more expensive TVs, depending on what you're looking for. → Read More

Lynxsonic’s 4:33 headphones offer premium features at a not-so-premium price

If you're looking for a set of wireless headphones that has a similar feature set to Bose's QuietComfort 35 but with a lower price, the Lynxsonic 4:33 is an intriguing new contender on Kickstarter. The headphones offer Bluetooth 5.0, touch-based controls, and claimed 40-hour battery. → Read More

What is Hulu with Live TV? Here’s everything you need to know

Hulu with Live TV is a different take on a live TV streaming service, directly integrating live TV into the Hulu app you already know and perhaps love. That doesn't mean it's for everyone. Not sure if you should check it out? Here's everything you could possibly want to know about the service. → Read More

Facebook might be planning a streaming box for your TV that watches you back

Facebook is reportedly working on a piece of hardware for your living room meant to compete with the likes of the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. This one has an extra feature in the form of a camera for video calls, something people may not want given the company's recent controversies. → Read More

Apple Music recommendations could get superpowers thanks to latest acquisition

Apple Music is currently beating rival Spotify in the U.S., and Apple is set on making sure it stays ahead. Following the approval of its Shazam acquisition, a new report has surfaced saying that the company has acquired music analytics firm Asaii, with its founders now members of the Apple Music team. → Read More

Genius gives Apple Music a brainy boost with new lyrics integration

While Genius has already worked with Spotify for its Behind the Lyrics feature and YouTube for Song Stories, the service has announced its most in-depth partnership to date with Apple Music, bringing lyrics to the app and making it the default player for the Genius mobile app and website. → Read More