The best Black Friday tech deals that are already available

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It’s felt like Black Friday has been upon us for the past few weeks — but now we’re actually only a couple hours from the biggest shopping day of the year. 2020 has been a different year for many reasons, but retailers have continued with a tr…

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How to make sense of Logitech’s universal remote lineup

By a/v, engadget, entertainment, feature, gear, harmony, home automation, home theater, logitech, logitech harmony, remote, remote control, remote controls, remotes, roku, sideclick, smart home, television, televisions, thebuyersguide, TV, universal remote, universal remotes

When I was a kid there were two devices attached to the television in my family’s living room: a VCR and a cable box. And we had a universal remote to tie it all together. These days, the amount of gear in my home theater is far greater and it…

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The best tech gifts to upgrade your home theater

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With movie theaters largely off the table and new game systems on the way it’s the perfect time to upgrade to your home theater. Whether you’re looking for a $50 stocking stuffer, a big-ticket new TV or something in between there are plenty of…

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Five fears of channel owners: What spooks you about creating your own CTV app?

By advertising, advertising technology, ctv, CTV platforms, Development, DirecTV's, Industry, roku, searchenginewatch, strategy, youtube

In the dark, dark woods of AdTech, Connected TV (CTV) apps are a dime a dozen. Spooky enough for a proper Halloween horror story right? Alex Zakrevsky. CEO of Allroll, helps you overcome these fears.

The post Five fears of channel owners: What spooks you about creating your own CTV app? appeared first on Search Engine Watch.

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Comcast may force Roku to drop some NBCUniversal channels

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Comcast-owned NBCUniversal is threatening to pull its TV Everywhere channels from Roku, Variety reports. According to a Roku spokesperson, Comcast is trying to force Roku to distribute the new Peacock streaming service on “unreasonable terms.”…

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The best deals we found this week: AirPods Pro, Galaxy Buds+ and more

By airpods, AirPods Pro, apple, commerce, Dji, engadget, engadgetdeals, galaxy buds plus, gear, google, Google Home Mini, labo vr, News, nintendo switch, osmo mobile 3, roku, roku streaming stick+, Samsung, samsung t7, thebuyersguide, weeklydeals

You have a number of good options to choose from if you need a new pair of wireless earbuds and don’t want to pay full price. This week brought a bunch of deals on devices including Apple’s AirPods Pro and standard AirPods, in addition to the …

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Disney+ will allow in-app ‘Mulan’ purchases via Apple, Google and Roku

By android, app store, apple, disney-plus, engadget, entertainment, google, in-app purchases, ios, mulan, News, premium vod, revenue split, roku, Streaming, video on demand

Once Disney made the decision to release Mulan on Disney+ at the same time it opens in some theaters, part of the math involved how much revenue it can keep this way, as opposed to splitting the box office with movie theaters. As it turns out,…

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This week’s best deals: 10.2-inch iPad, Apple Watch Series 5 and more

By Amazon, anova, apple, Beats, bose, commerce, eargo, engadget, engadgetdeals, fitbit, fitbit charge 4, gear, iPad, ipad mini, kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, News, razer, roku, Sony, thebuyersguide, weeklydeals, withings

As we enter the weekend and Father’s Day is approaching, there are still a bunch of sales you can snag for dad (or for yourself). Apple’s base iPad returns to its lowest price ever of $250, and you can get $100 off the Apple Watch Series 5 and…

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Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video

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Add Roku to the list of companies offering free premium TV trials to keep people entertained while they stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s launching a Home Together initiative that provides extended 30-day trials of familiar networks an…

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What to buy for your new 4K TV

By av, blackfriday2019, engadget, engadgetdeals, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hgg2019, powerline, remote, roku, soundbar, Streaming, thebuyersguide, vizio

It’s that time of year — the one when everyone is looking at a new TV. If you’ve picked out a brand new 4K set, then congratulations, there’s more beautiful HDR — and not-quite HDR — footage to experience than ever before. Of course, the journey d…

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Everything in our holiday gift guide that you can buy for $50 or less

By 8bitdo, Amazon, anker, apple, avengers endgame, bloodstainedritualofthenight, control, detective pikachu, die hard, disney, edward snowden, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, hasbro, headspace, hgg2019, hyperx, koala clip, lego, masterclass, Mattel, nintendo, overwatch, razer, risk of rain 2, roccat, roku, sekiro, serato, skyrocket, spider-man, spin master, splice, thebuyersguide, Xiaomi

Depending on your budget and how many people are on your gift list this year, you might only have a modest amount to spend on each person. Even if you instill a cap of fifty bucks, though, you still have plenty of options. In Engadget’s 2019 holiday…

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Roku’s latest Ultra streaming player is 50 percent off for Black Friday

By av, blackfriday2019, engadget, engadgetdeals, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hgg2019, roku, roku ultra, rokuultra, streaming player, streamingplayer, thebuyersguide

Only a month after the 2019 Roku Ultra was available for $30 off, there’s an even better deal on the streaming player for Black Friday weekend. It’s down from $100 to $48 on Amazon until 11:59 PM PT on Monday — the same as what the 4K Streaming Stic…

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Netflix is dropping support for older Samsung smart TVs in December

By av, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hardware, netflix, roku, Samsung, set-top box, Smart TV, smart TVs, streaming devices, support, vizio

If you have an older Samsung or Vizio smart TV, you may have noticed a message from Netflix pop up on your screen. This week, Netflix began notifying customers that it will no longer support Samsung smart TVs, circa 2010 and 2011, or Vizio sma…

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Roku’s 4K Streaming Stick+ will get a permanent price drop on Sunday

By av, deals, engadget, engadgetdeals, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, price drop, roku, roku streaming stick+, Streaming, streaming video, thebuyersguide

For the money, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is one of the best choices for viewers who need a way to watch content from apps like HBO Go, Netflix or Hulu. Once in a while, the $60 device will go on sale for $10 off, but you’re usually stuck paying full…

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Fox Sports will stream ALCS games in 4K HDR for the first time

By alcs, apple tv, apple tv 4k, baseball, engadget, entertainment, fox, fox now, fox sports, Internet, mlb, roku, services, Sports, Streaming

Want to watch the American League Championship Series in the best possible quality? You’ll need to stream it. Fox Sports is keeping up its recent habits by streaming 2019 ALCS games in 4K HDR through its namesake app and Fox Now. The same caveats…

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TCL’s 2019 quantum dot-enhanced 4K TVs go on sale starting at $599

By 4K, 55-inch, 55r625, 6-series, 65-inch, 65r625, 8-series, av, dolby vision, engadget, entertainment, gear, LCD, led, qled, quantum dot, roku, tcl

Over the last few years TCL has developed a reputation for releasing high-quality, low-price 4K TVs, with Roku’s smart TV platform built-in as well as support for Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio. Its 2018 lineup garnered awards and recommendations f…

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Hulu hackathon leads to eye-tracking controls for Roku

By accessibility, av, Business, campfire, chat, disabilities, engadget, entertainment, eye tracking, gear, hackathon, home, hulu, immersion, Inclusion, inclusive, IoT, mobility, roku, services, smart home, video chat

Of the 40 project ideas that came out of Hulu’s annual hackathon this summer, more than a quarter addressed the needs of users with disabilities. Today, Hulu shared some of those accessibility-focused concepts.

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