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Roku 3 is Getting an Update That Adds Universal Search Support

Today a software update is being rolled out to Roku 3 players that adds support for its universal search feature to the iOS and Android apps. Want to watch something featuring Daniel Craig? This feature allows users to hunt for any actor, TV show, or movie and find it on all of the streaming services that carry it, right from the mobile app. Read More >>

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How Much Better is House of Cards in 4K?

Netflix announced at CES that it would begin shooting original series in ultra high-def 4K, and now British site HDTVtest has caught the first glimpse of the streaming giant's 4K content in the wild. How much more evil does Kevin Spacey look? Read More >>

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BT Sport Added to Chromecast's List of Throwable Streaming Stuff

Google UK has uploaded a new Chromecast advert to last-generation video war winner YouTube, showing all the exciting ways you can confuse the elderly by making what's on your phone magically appear on your TV without first spending 45 minutes looking for the right kind of wire. And BT Sport is the star of it. Read More >>

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Oh Hey, Android TV Was All Over CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumour has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. These are rumours, but then there's also the fascinating truth that it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago. Read More >>

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Microsoft Has Six Original TV Series in Production

Amazon and Netflix are doing it in style, Yahoo's clamouring to join in, and now Bloomberg reports that Microsoft has at least six original series in production, too. Read More >>

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Yahoo Reportedly Planning its Own Original Web TV Shows

Yahoo is reportedly planning to take on Netflix and Amazon, with ambitions to produce its own original web-series programming, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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Amazon Fire TV Teardown: Rock Solid Guts but Expect Some Heat

So, you have your eyes on Amazon's shiny new streaming box, which may just be the fastest smart TV you've ever met. But what lurks beneath its sleek exterior? iFixit had a look inside. Read More >>

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Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. Read More >>

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Fire TV: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon's Streaming Box

Amazon has kicked off its arrival to the streaming party with the announcement of a new device called Fire TV to satisfy all your TV watching needs today at a popcorn-scented New York event. Here's everything you need to know about it: Read More >>

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Sky Preparing "Buy & Keep" Digital Downloads for Collector Market

If you still feel the need to express yourself via a collection of Hollywood movies, Sky's new Buy & Keep service is for you. It lets you "Buy" then "Keep" digital downloads of films (and TV box sets eventually), with a big selling point of a physical DVD copy for your mainstream media display shelf sent in the post when you buy digitally. It launches "in the coming weeks" says Sky, for a price as yet unannounced. Read More >>

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Spotify's Deep-Black Redesign Brings Album Art to the Fore

Spotify has started rolling out a new darker redesign. It's the biggest stylistic change we've seen since service launched its web-based player in autumn 2012. The new look ditches the old app's overcast greys for a sleek black facade—and it's so much more beautiful and useful for it. Read More >>

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Amazon's Streaming Device: Everything We Think We Know

Amazon is hosting a TV-centric event in New York on Wednesday, where it will most likely reveal a streaming device. So what's that little thing going to look like? Here are the mostly likely answers to the biggest questions. Read More >>

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Online Streaming Police Want Age Gates Added to All UK-Facing Porn Sites

Children so young and innocent they haven't yet learned how to lie will be protected from internet porn if video streaming watchdog Atvod gets its way, with the online video board asking for a compulsory age gate to be attached to all porn sites when viewed in the UK. Read More >>

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Report: Amazon's Planning a Free Streaming Service for Original Shows

Amazon has its sights set on an ad-supported streaming media service for its Prime subscribers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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Good News! Tivo Isn't Going Anywhere, Just Don't Expect Any Original Programming

Fan's of Virgin Media's Tivo service can rest easy, CEO Tom Mockridge has announced that the service isn't going anywhere. This news should ease fears that owners Liberty Global will force users of the service to move to Horizon, their own TV catch-up service of choice. Read More >>

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Google Chromecast UK Review: Eyes Land on the Stream

Better late than never, eh Google? After waiting the best part of a year for the Google Chromecast media streaming dongle to cross the Atlantic, the thumb-sized device is now finally available in UK stores. Has it been worth the wait? Read More >>

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