While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.
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Previously an Android-only app, AllCast can connect to a wide variety of devices and stream from local and cloud-based storage alike.
The US military Central Command says it is investigating hacks of its YouTube and Twitter accounts by apparent ISIS supporters.
Ten percent of US households with a broadband connection purchased a streaming-media device in the first nine months of this year, already matching last year's tally.
Just in time for the Super Bowl, the league launches a YouTube channel and unveils a new partnership with YouTube's parent Google.
For the price of a cheap dinner, Sling TV "unbundles" traditional cable TV channel lineups with a handful of Internet-delivered channels, including ESPN, TNT, CNN and Disney. It mostly works great, but read the fine print before you cancel cable.
Sling TV's bargain price and freedom from contracts make it well worth a test drive for prospective cord-cutters or "cord-nevers" who can live with its stripped-down selection of live TV channels.
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This set top box can play virtually every file type and it does it well.
Here's a snapshot of the high-profile hubbub between those who make art and the online firms that sell it.