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    2019 Gift Guide: The Best Streaming Media Players

    If you know someone that hasn’t upgraded to a television with streaming apps or simply wants to upgrade an existing “dumb” television in their home, there are a ton of streaming media players that will get the...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Amazon, Roku debut soundbars with Smart TV, Roku has the best deal

    Both Amazon and Roku have added to a relatively new product category this week, soundbars with a built-in user interface to access smart TV functions for streaming video. This product is likely marketed at consumers with older...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Roku Premiere (4K)

    Roku is leading the pack again in terms of value. Announced today, the new Roku Premiere brings 4K streaming to your HDTV for just under $40. The Roku Premiere supports HDR10 for HDR streaming (doesn’t include Dolby Vision support) and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Chromecast Ultra, Mi Box offer 4K with HDR at just $70

    Undercutting the Roku Premiere+ by about $30, Google and Xiaomi are significantly driving the price down for anyone that wants to get into 4K streaming with HDR support. Prior to the announcements of these devices this week,...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Roku undercuts Chromecast price, announces cheap 4K streamer

    Shifting price points downward on the company’s lineup of streaming set-top boxes, Roku is launching a $30, 1080p streaming stick called the Roku Express as well as a $80 4K streaming set-top box called the Roku Premiere.  This...

    • Posted 4 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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  • Sling TV Review: A New Hope?

    When Sling TV was announced at the 2015 CES, it was instantly a big hit. It offered something that sounded a lot like “a la carte cable TV,” the elusive Bigfoot that TV viewers have been breathlessly seeking for years....

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    10 Essentials for Enjoying Your Next, All-Day Netflix Binge

    Are you binge watching right now? Friends has arrived on Netflix, the third season of House of Cards is on its way (and looks as high-stakes as ever) and Amazon is finally tracking in the world of prestigious streaming with...

    • Posted 6 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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    Roku 3 Review

    Popular with consumers who have ditched expensive cable and cut the cord, Roku hardware has long offered access to many popular streaming video applications for a fairly low cost. Released during March 2013, the new Roku 3...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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