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Roku Streambar Pro brings virtual surround, headphone remote to streaming soundbar hybrid

Roku Streambar Pro brings virtual surround, headphone remote to streaming soundbar hybrid

The $180 Roku Streambar Pro is basically the same as the original Smart Soundbar, but now comes with an upgraded voice remote.

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Get 6 months of Netflix Standard bundled with Chromecast

Get 6 months of Netflix Standard bundled with Chromecast

The Google Store deal saves you $44, which is like getting the new Chromecast for $6.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite review: Capable streamer, cheap price

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite review: Capable streamer, cheap price

The first ultrabudget streamer with a voice remote talks circles around Roku.

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Reviews and comparisons

Best projector for home theater in 2021: BenQ, Epson, Optoma, Anker and more

Best projector for home theater in 2021: BenQ, Epson, Optoma, Anker and more

From portable projectors to 1080p home theater models to light cannons built for gaming or 4K HDR, these are the best projectors for the money.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020 review: TV control is nice, but Roku (and Lite) are better sticks

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020 review: TV control is nice, but Roku (and Lite) are better sticks

Amazon's 2020 streamer is a fine device but spending $10 less (or $10 more) for a different Fire TV -- or a Roku -- is a better bet for most people.

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Nvidia Shield TV review: Go-to streamer for PC gamers and geeks

Nvidia Shield TV review: Go-to streamer for PC gamers and geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV combines powerful streaming and gaming features, but for most users it's not worth the high price.

Apple TV 4K review: A capable TV streamer -- if you're willing to spend up

Apple TV 4K review: A capable TV streamer -- if you're willing to spend up

The Apple TV 4K remains the best streamer you can buy and earns CNET's Editors' Choice award.

D-Link's AC1750 router is perfect for those on a budget

D-Link's AC1750 router is perfect for those on a budget

The affordable D-Link DIR-867 has lots of high-end features as well as above-average Wi-Fi speed and coverage.

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The 5 best TV shows to see on Paramount Plus
The 5 best TV shows to see on Paramount Plus

The 5 best TV shows to see on Paramount Plus

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15 of the best TV shows to stream on HBO Max
15 of the best TV shows to stream on HBO Max

15 of the best TV shows to stream on HBO Max

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NBC won't air Golden Globes in 2022 in protest
NBC won't air Golden Globes in 2022 in protest

NBC won't air Golden Globes in 2022 in protest

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Doctor Strange cameo cut from WandaVision
Doctor Strange cameo cut from WandaVision

Doctor Strange cameo cut from WandaVision

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23 best films to see on Amazon Prime Video
23 best films to see on Amazon Prime Video

23 best films to see on Amazon Prime Video

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QLED or OLED? Samsung vs LG
QLED or OLED? Samsung vs LG

QLED or OLED? Samsung vs LG

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How 100 live TV channels stack up
How 100 live TV channels stack up

How 100 live TV channels stack up

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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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The 19 best TV shows to stream on Amazon Prime
The 19 best TV shows to stream on Amazon Prime

The 19 best TV shows to stream on Amazon Prime

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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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Hulu Plus Live TV vs. YouTube TV
Hulu Plus Live TV vs. YouTube TV

Hulu Plus Live TV vs. YouTube TV

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Free live TV news you can watch now
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Streaming TV Insider

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.