FuboTV review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

Of all the streaming TV bundles available today, FuboTV is the most peculiar. Ostensibly aimed at sports fans, Fubo’s $45-per-month package doesn’t include ESPN, which is the largest sports network of them all. A lot of the coverage sports fans expect, such as Monday Night Football and a wide swath …

Roku Streaming Stick and Stick+ review: A new remote makes a big difference

During Amazon’s Prime Day sale you can snag the Roku Streaming Stick for just $34—a 32 percent savings. See all of our picks for the best deals for cord cutters. In a perfect world, cutting the cable cord and setting up a new streaming player would allow you to toss …

Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV “Channels” are a well-intentioned mess

This week, Apple became the third streaming platform to launch its own marketplace for video subscriptions. With Apple TV Channels, you can sign up for services like HBO and Showtime directly through the TV app on iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. You don’t have to download separate apps to start …

Start streaming in luscious 4K HDR with the Roku Streaming Stick+ for one of its lowest prices yet

Whether you’re new to the streaming game or just want to boost your existing setup, Roku offers some of the best streaming devices on the market. And today, you can grab the fully loaded Roku Streaming Stick+ for $49 on Amazon, down from a list price of $60. This compact …

How to catch March Madness without paying for cable TV

For millions of sports fans, brackets—not baseball—herald the arrival of spring. With its big upsets, Cinderella stories, and weird mascots, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has transcended sports to become a cultural event. But it’s a bittersweet time for cord cutters. If the logistics of following more than …

In defense of smart TV snooping

Let’s award a medal of bravery to Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, who last week delivered a candid explanation for why modern smart TVs—even the really good ones—have become so cheap. Speaking to The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Baxter acknowledged that Vizio can monitor everything users are watching, then anonymize that data …