Why the HBO-Amazon Deal Is Good for Everyone (Except Netflix)

HBO and Amazon just put a ring on it with a giant, multi-year deal that will put HBO originals on Amazon Prime exclusively. Woooooo! That means you don't need an HBO subscription to watch old episodes of everything from the Wire to Eastbound & Down. And in this game of everything-but-Game-of-Thrones, everyone wins;… » 4/23/14 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

HBO Is Bringing a Ton of Its Shows to Amazon Prime

Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only place you can watch HBO originals online without an HBO subscription. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you're interested in except Game of Thrones. » 4/23/14 9:10am Yesterday 9:10am

Weirdly Enough, Comcast Thinks Its TWC Buy Will Be Great For Customers

Monopoly? What monopoly? At least that's one of the pillars of the 180-page document Comcast just filed with regulators in defense of its pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable. It is a big fat load of bull. » 4/08/14 10:57am 4/08/14 10:57am

If You Want to Watch Game of Thrones, Maybe Just Pay For It

Last night, Game of Thrones fans flocked to HBO Go as soon as the season four premiere was available. They were met with error after error, taking to the internet to complain about the shoddy service. What they should have done instead? Actually subscribe to HBO. Crazy, I know. » 4/07/14 10:56am 4/07/14 10:56am

Amazon Fire TV Review: A Fast Ride That'll Cost You

Take your pick of streaming devices—there are already plenty out there. Amazon says its new Fire TV can best every Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV in the land on speed, ease of use, and a treasure box of extras. In most cases, Fire TV delivers on those promises. But it comes at a price. » 4/04/14 10:52am 4/04/14 10:52am

Amazon Fire TV Teardown: Rock Solid Guts But Expect Some Heat

So, you have your eye on Amazon's shiny new $100 streaming box, which may just be the fastest smart TV you've ever met. But what lurks beneath its sleek exterior? Thanks to iFixit, you don't need to wonder any longer. » 4/04/14 8:56am 4/04/14 8:56am

Streaming Device Showdown: Who Wins the Battle for Your TV?

So you want to stream stuff to your TV. These days you have plenty of options, but which of them is best? After Roku announced its upcoming $50 HDMI-ready streaming stick and Amazon trotted out its new $100 Fire TV streaming box, we put this chart together to show you how it stacks up to the competition. » 4/02/14 5:10pm 4/02/14 5:10pm

Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. » 4/02/14 1:27pm 4/02/14 1:27pm

Fire TV: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon's $100 Streaming Box

Amazon has kicked off its arrival to the streaming party with the announcement of new $100 device called Fire TV to satisfy all your TV watching needs today in a popcorn-scented New York event. Here's everything you need to know about it. » 4/02/14 11:10am 4/02/14 11:10am

Amazon's Streaming Device: Everything We Think We Know

Amazon is hosting a TV-centric event in New York on Wednesday, where it will most likely reveal a streaming device. So what's that lil' thing going to look like? Here are the mostly likely answers to your biggest questions. » 4/01/14 10:40am 4/01/14 10:40am