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Best Free TV Streaming Services: Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Roku, Freevee and More

Best Free TV Streaming Services: Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Roku, Freevee and More

Rising inflation might have you taking a look at how to stream TV and movies for free. Start here.

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Disney Plus: Everything You Need to Know

Disney Plus: Everything You Need to Know

Disney's next Marvel series is likely to start streaming before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness does. Here's all your big questions, answered.

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Peacock: What's Free, What's Paid and What Else to Know

Peacock: What's Free, What's Paid and What Else to Know

Peacock streams free movies and TV shows, but you must pay to unlock the full catalog -- including Firestarter, which hit theaters Friday.

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Best Streaming Services for Kids

Best Streaming Services for Kids

If your kids love to watch SpongeBob, Paw Patrol, Steven Universe and more, these are ways to set safeguards while they binge.

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Disney Plus vs. Netflix: How Do They Compare?

Disney Plus vs. Netflix: How Do They Compare?

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Stranger Things 4 are hot tickets on their platforms, but here's how Disney Plus and Netflix stack up.

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Best Streaming Service of 2022: Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu, Starz and More

Best Streaming Service of 2022: Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu, Starz and More

Where does Netflix rank these days? A breakdown of the best streaming platforms and their shows, movies, sports, features and prices.

Apple TV Plus Review: Quality Original TV and Movies at a Bargain Price

Apple TV Plus Review: Quality Original TV and Movies at a Bargain Price

Apple is known for its expensive products, but the company's star-studded streaming service won't hurt your bank account.

Hulu Plus Live TV Review: Big Bundle for Cord Cutters at a Premium Price

Hulu Plus Live TV Review: Big Bundle for Cord Cutters at a Premium Price

Now including Disney Plus and an unlimited DVR, Hulu's Live TV service offers a compelling alternative to YouTube TV.

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Netflix: The 48 Absolute Best TV Shows
Netflix: The 48 Absolute Best TV Shows

Netflix: The 48 Absolute Best TV Shows

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Every Spider-Man Movie, Ranked
Every Spider-Man Movie, Ranked

Every Spider-Man Movie, Ranked

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HBO Max: The 36 Best TV Shows
HBO Max: The 36 Best TV Shows

HBO Max: The 36 Best TV Shows

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Prime Video: The 42 Best Movies
Prime Video: The 42 Best Movies

Prime Video: The 42 Best Movies

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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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Hidden, Game-Changing Netflix Settings
Hidden, Game-Changing Netflix Settings

Hidden, Game-Changing Netflix Settings

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8 Steps to Cutting the Cord in 2022
8 Steps to Cutting the Cord in 2022

8 Steps to Cutting the Cord in 2022

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QLED vs. OLED TVs: Which TV Tech Is Better?
QLED vs. OLED TVs: Which TV Tech Is Better?

QLED vs. OLED TVs: Which TV Tech Is Better?

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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.