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News, comparisons and advice to help you make sense of streaming.

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Which Roku should I buy in 2021? We compare the Express 4K Plus, Streaming Stick Plus, Ultra and more

Which Roku should I buy in 2021? We compare the Express 4K Plus, Streaming Stick Plus, Ultra and more

So many Roku choices. Let's narrow them down.

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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

Soundbar vs. speakers: Which TV audio system is right for you?

Soundbar vs. speakers: Which TV audio system is right for you?

Whether you're looking at a soundbar or an AV surround sound system, we'll help you decide what works for your living space and budget.

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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 we recommend spending less for Fire TV Lite or a bit more for a Roku.

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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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Netflix says Army of the Dead a big hit
Netflix says Army of the Dead a big hit

Netflix says Army of the Dead a big hit

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Disney's Jungle Cruise movie with the Rock
Disney's Jungle Cruise movie with the Rock

Disney's Jungle Cruise movie with the Rock

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6 best TV shows to watch on Paramount Plus
6 best TV shows to watch on Paramount Plus

6 best TV shows to watch on Paramount Plus

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HBO Max: The 15 best TV shows to stream
HBO Max: The 15 best TV shows to stream

HBO Max: The 15 best TV shows to stream

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The 22 best movies on Amazon Prime Video
The 22 best movies on Amazon Prime Video

The 22 best movies on Amazon Prime Video

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QLED vs. OLED TVs: What's the difference?
QLED vs. OLED TVs: What's the difference?

QLED vs. OLED TVs: What's the difference?

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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 TV streaming service should you drop?
Which TV streaming service should you drop?

Which TV streaming service should you drop?

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The 24 best TV shows on Amazon Prime Video
The 24 best TV shows on Amazon Prime Video

The 24 best TV shows on Amazon Prime Video

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How to cut the cable TV cord in 2020
How to cut the cable TV cord in 2020

How to cut the cable TV cord in 2020

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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 to watch now
Free live TV news to 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.