Don’t blame AT&T and DirecTV if ESPN gets blacked out

During Monday Night Football this week, Disney kicked off the all-too-familiar dance of a carriage dispute by weaponizing its viewers. In the middle of ESPN’s telecast, Disney warned DirecTV customers that they might soon lose access to ESPN, Disney Channel, and Freeform. The full-screen ad included a phone number that …

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AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

If you subscribe to Sling TV—and plan to for a while—the AirTV Mini could be the best streaming device for you. Unlike a Roku or Amazon Fire TV Stick, the $80 AirTV Mini is built around Sling’s live TV streaming service. The Sling TV app launches automatically when the device …

Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

Table of Contents Show More There’s never been a better time to buy a TV. The industry has worked most of the bugs out of LCD and OLED TVs, and today’s prices are lower than ever. In fact, high-end 4K models cost about half of what they did last year. …

Roku adds a soundbar and subwoofer to its audio lineup

Roku rolled out it’s first audio product in 2018: a stereo pair of wireless speakers designed to give life to thin-screen TV audio. This year, the company brings a soundbar and sub-woofer to market. But this is no ordinary soundbar, it’s also a complete Roku streaming device that will work …

Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

UPDATE: Disney now says that it misspoke in response to questions earlier this week about device activation limits for Disney+. While the company previously said that users would only be able to use 10 devices total, it now says that limit only applies to downloads on mobile devices. “There is …

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review: This chatty, Alexa-powered playmate keeps tykes entertained and engaged

If you’re looking for an alternative to unleashing your kids on an iPad when you need a few precious moments to yourself, the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes for an attentive and surprisingly engaging companion. Loaded up with parental controls aplenty and packed to the gills with games and …