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Hamilton on Disney Plus review: A heartwarming hybrid of play and movie

Hamilton on Disney Plus review: A heartwarming hybrid of play and movie

The film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway hit isn't exactly like going to the theater, but it still delivers a theatrical thrill. And at far less the cost.

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Hamilton arrives on Disney Plus tomorrow, but you can't stream with a free trial. How to watch

Hamilton arrives on Disney Plus tomorrow, but you can't stream with a free trial. How to watch

See the Hamilton trailer here. Plus, here's everything you need to know about watching the movie online from your TV, phone or desktop.

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YouTube TV hiked its price to $65. Sling TV and Hulu are the best alternatives

YouTube TV hiked its price to $65. Sling TV and Hulu are the best alternatives

The beauty of live TV streaming services is that you can always cancel.

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NBC's Peacock will stream some CBS, BET, CW shows and Paramount movies

NBC's Peacock will stream some CBS, BET, CW shows and Paramount movies

NBCUniversal struck a licensing deal for Peacock to stream some programming from ViacomCBS, which operates its own rival streaming service CBS All Access.

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No one is talking about the best TV show on Netflix

No one is talking about the best TV show on Netflix

Commentary: Now is the time to watch Dark. I'm begging you.

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10 ways to save money on streaming

10 ways to save money on streaming

Too many services, too little budget? Get ready to slash your streaming costs while still watching everything you want.

How to have an Amazon Prime watch party with up to 100 friends

How to have an Amazon Prime watch party with up to 100 friends

Amazon takes on Netflix Party with a new feature that will let you watch TV shows and movies from your laptop or desktop.

Peacock's Brave New World review: Chilling dystopia in Ikea gray

Peacock's Brave New World review: Chilling dystopia in Ikea gray

Streaming this month on Peacock, the adaptation of Aldous Huxley's sci-fi classic is absorbing but nebulous.

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NBC's Peacock launches July 15 for free
NBC's Peacock launches July 15 for free

NBC's Peacock launches July 15 for free

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No 4K HDR for HBO Max. That's a big deal.

No 4K HDR for HBO Max. That's a big deal.

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Disney Plus: Home of Hamilton and Yoda
Disney Plus: Home of Hamilton and Yoda

Disney Plus: Home of Hamilton and Yoda

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Everything coming to Netflix in July 2020
Everything coming to Netflix in July 2020

Everything coming to Netflix in July 2020

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Which streaming TV service to cancel?
Which streaming TV service to cancel?

Which streaming TV service to cancel?

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Bye, Netflix: Free streaming TV alternatives
Bye, Netflix: Free streaming TV alternatives

Bye, Netflix: Free streaming TV alternatives

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Free live TV news you can watch now
Free live TV news you can watch now

Free live TV news you can watch now

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How to cut the cable TV cord
How to cut the cable TV cord

How to cut the cable TV cord

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The big chart: Top 100 live channels compared

The big chart: Top 100 live channels compared

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Best streaming devices starting at $30
Best streaming devices starting at $30

Best streaming devices starting at $30

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Upgrade your Roku remote for just $20

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Streaming is the present and the future of TV. Netflix started the streaming revolution in 2007 and remains the leader today but numerous other services have become household names too: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney Plus and more. Meanwhile devices from Roku to Fire TV to smart TVs to your phone and tablet offer those apps and hundreds more, delivering millions of hours of video and a level of choice that traditional cable can't begin to match.

We created this guide to give you an inside track on the best news and advice about streaming. You'll find CNET's informative reviews and comparisons not just of the best services and hardware to buy, but also how to use them. We'll guide you through cord cutting, tell you how to save money and how to improve your wi-fi for a better experience. And when everything's squared away we'll suggest stuff to watch and tell you what's coming soon, including news from our sister site TV Guide.

So sit back, relax, fire up an app and enjoy the golden age of TV. You won't miss a thing.