• Five Things to Know about Switching from Cable to Skinny TV

    If you’re considering downsizing from a full satellite or cable TV service to a skinny live TV bundle — a cheaper service with fewer channels that you’ll stream through an Internet connection — you have three offerings...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Plex Pass Review: iTunes on Steroids

    Plex is a popular multi-platform media player that works with Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, set-top boxes like Roku, Apple TV 4 and Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs from Vizio and Samsung and NAS devices from...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Apple TV 4 Review: We Expected More

    Three-and-a-half years after the previous generation’s release—an eternity in the tech world—the 4th generation Apple TV set-top box was announced with typical Apple fanfare back in early September and then appeared on store shelves in late October 2015. Apple TV 4 ($149 for...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Roku 4 Review: The Real Deal

    The Roku 4 ($130) is Roku’s entry into the 4K sweepstakes, and it’s a very well thought-out and compelling product for consumers interested in utilizing their shiny new 4K HDTVs. Roku has won legions of fans for...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Roku 4 vs. Fire TV vs. Apple TV: 2015 Streaming Showdown

    Every time one of these media boxes is announced, I’m always reminded of that little Irving Berlin ditty Anything You Can Do. First, the Apple TV was announced in early September, Apple’s first revision of the hardware...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Roku Streaming Stick Review (HDMI Version): Size Matters Not

    At $50, the new Roku 3500R Streaming Stick (HDMI version) is priced between the best-in-class Roku 3 ($99) and the Google Chromecast ($35), both of which we’ve reviewed on The CheckOut (9/10 and 7/10, respectively). You might think of the Streaming...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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