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Hulu Plus review

The Hulu Plus app lets Hulu Plus subscribers watch TV and movies on their Android devices. The app is free, but not the subscription to Hulu Plus. You can try Hulu Plus free for one week, but you'll need to supply credit card information. The app displays free Hulu content, too, but you'll still need to supply a credit card number to open it.

Pros

Hulu to go: Being able to access Hulu Plus on your phone means you can watch your favorite shows and movies wherever you are.

Facebook sign-in: You can log in to existing Hulu … Read more

IMDb Movies & TV review

IMDb Movies & TV lets you access the Internet Movie Database on your Android phone or tablet. IMDb is the ultimate reference for movies, TV, and the cast and crew involved with them. As such, it's one of the preeminent argument solvers online.

Pros

Comprehensive content: The app has more than just movie credits; it contains a wealth of other information, from movie trailers to reviews to theater listings. We found trailers not only for the latest Hollywood blockbusters but also for international movies.

Go Pro: IMDbPro members can log in to IMDb Movies & TV to access premium … Read more

Sony to debut original TV show 'Powers' for PlayStation

Sony has been talking television over the last year and now it's becoming more clear what the company had it mind. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony is working on an original TV show called "Powers" that will be available on its PlayStation game console.

"It's about having a broad range of broadcast content to replicate the live TV experience," president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House told the Journal.

The show will be produced by Sony Pictures TV -- of "Breaking Bad" fame -- and will be … Read more

Comcast adds 18 live-streaming channels to Xfinity TV Go

Comcast has broadened its live-streaming channels on the Xfinity TV Go app.

The TV provider's app, which offers live streaming to mobile devices and online, says that A&E, Bravo, Food Network, Syfy, Travel Channel, and others have been added to its live-streaming lineup. In total, Xfinity TV Go has over 50 networks and includes On Demand programming for those who want to watch shows they might have missed.

Comcast is attempting to merge with Time Warner Cable in what would be a blockbuster deal between the companies. The firms are expected to face some criticism from lawmakers … Read more

Get a 47-inch HDTV for $329 shipped

The bigger your TV, the happier you are. I can't point to any "research" or "facts" to prove that claim, but I feel in my bones it must be true.

Ergo, a big TV for a low price must make you downright ecstatic. And here you go: for a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has the Seiki SE47FY19 47-inch HDTV for $329 shipped (plus sales tax). That's a full $100 off the regular price, and one of the best deals I've seen for a TV of that size.

Seiki? Yeah, not … Read more

Get a Vizio 70-inch TV for $1,498 shipped

You can be a cheapskate and still buy expensive things.

Case in point: For a limited time, Amazon has the Vizio E701i-A3 70-inch LED HDTV for $1,498 delivered. It typically sells at or near the list price of $1,699.

That purchase also entitles you to a 2 percent "reward" in the form of an Amazon credit that will appear in your account 35 days after the TV is delivered. In other words, you'll get roughly 30 bucks' worth of Amazon cash for splurging on, say, a Blu-ray copy of your favorite movie. Not a bad … Read more

Friday Poll: What brought the heat at CES 2014?

CES 2014 is winding down, and it's been full of strange moments, celebrity appearances, and an unrelenting march of new Ultra HD and/or curved televisions.

Over the course of the week, some clear trends emerged at this annual tech takeover of Las Vegas -- some we expected, while others were a bit more surprising. Wearable technologies like new smartwatches and activity trackers dominated the show (they must be able to multiply as quickly as rabbits... or Bluetooth speakers, which appeared this year with a level of ubiquity previously met only by iPhone cases).

Unsurprisingly, 4K televisions could also … Read more

Televisions seen at CES 2014

LAS VEGAS -- Televisions have already made a huge splash at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Samsung unveiled the world's largest curved UHD TV as well as an 85-inch bendable LED TV, while Sony promoted 4K resolution at an affordable price for everyone. Check out these unveilings and more in our video roundup. And continue to check back for more additions to our list as the show goes on!

CNET's TV reviewers talk the most notable screens of CES 2014 From curved LEDs to 120-inch behemoths to Chinese brands with Roku built in, our experts pick apart … Read more

LG rolls out 77-inch flexible OLED TV

LG unveiled a 77-inch flexible OLED TV at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, in tandem with competitor Samsung's own buzzworthy bendable TV announcement.

The new LG television lets users adjust the angle of a TV screen with a remote control, switching the viewing from a flat screen to a curved screen. The result, LG hopes, is an appealing and tailored viewing experience.

"LG's Flexible OLED TV is a product that has to be seen to be believed because it defies description," Hyun-hoi Ha, CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company, said in a … Read more

Do you really care about 4K TVs? (poll)

Welcome to the land of high-definition diminishing returns, also known as 4K television.

Or at least that's one way of looking at the myriad new ultra-high-definition displays that all the big names and even some lesser-known companies are introducing this week at CES. In case you're out of the loop on what 4K is, it's a display standard that uses roughly 4,000 pixels horizontally across the screen; it has four times the number of pixels of 1080p and double that of a 13-inch MacBook Retina display.

If the hype around those now old-timey-seeming retina displays is … Read more