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This is what Sling TV looks like on a Roku 3.

https://gigaom.com/2015/01/26/cord-cutters-a-first-look-at-sling-tv/
Dish is starting to invite some first users to its new Sling TV online streaming service this week. Here’s how the service looks like on a Roku 3. Previously on Cord Cutters: VLC is coming to Android TV This is Android TV on the new Nexus Player 4SeTV lets you watch four live TV channels…
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We tried it for a couple months, then dropped it. It was ok. Some really good channels. I had some disappointments with it, though:

1. Its UI wasn't very nice. I would have rather had a traditional program guide grid, like you get with cable/satelite. Being limited to seeing the guide contents of only one channel at a time was frustrating.

2. It doesn't run on the devices we need it to. I have a Vizio Smart TV (I only use it for the Amazon Prime app, though), and for everything else, I use Kodi on a Linux-based HTPC. Sling doesn't run on any of those. I had a Fire TV stick on our upstairs TV, though. So I used that. The problem was: since all our local OTA TV channels run through Kodi, as does 90% of everything else we watch, we kept forgetting it was there, and when we did remember, it was too much of a hassle to switch over to another device which had a horrible UI, to then find and run the Sling app, which had a nearly-as-horrible UI. So we rarely used Sling because of that. If they offered a real IPTV stream that could run through our TV server along-side our OTA channels, we'd pick it up again in a heartbeat. But that's never going to happen.

So my overall impression: Good attempt. Great channel selection. Great price. Bad implementation.
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Summary: Tablo is a new take on the DVR: The device records free broadcast TV, and streams it to many of your devices. Check out our video for a closer look at the device.
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+Gregory Laughlin Sure, that should work. With Chromecast, it's actually a little more challenging because your phone / tablet and the Chromecast need to find each other on the same network...
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Our latest episode is here... and it's all about Fire TV.

A first look at Amazon's Fire TV
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Meh
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Summary: Mohu Channels wants to make it easier to watch free HD TV and online video programming from Netflix and Hulu Plus without the need to switch inputs. Here’s how this looks like.
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This is the essential Chromecast post this holiday break - you know you'll have some time to play with it, so here are some things you can try:

http://gigaom.com/2013/12/21/chromecast-tips-tricks/
Summary: Learn how to play videos you recorded on your phone, customize your Chromecast, make your remote control obsolete and more with our collection of essential tricks and tips for new Chromecast owners.
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Good article :)
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Actually Danielle, Tablo also offers yearly and lifetime subscription options.

P.S. Congratulations on your new job. :) 
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Summary: Tired of paying through the nose for movies in hotel rooms? Then check out this video on how to make your Chromecast work on your next trip.
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As long as you get WiFi in your room (criteria for booking), just bring a tablet and an HDMI cable. I have been doing this for my daughter for some time now. 
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i dont understand why the search is limited to amazon and hulu. Maybe cus im a gtv user and have come to expect the search to look at all my subscriptions. I was disappointed that Prime members like myself got no incentive to give this box a try, even the $35 chromecast offered Netflix for a few months. The specs are awesome, no doubt about that....still dont know about this one... especially since i dont use prime video all that much

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The Mohu folks stopped by our office, so we recorded a quick first look at the Mohu Channels device:

http://gigaom.com/2014/02/27/first-look-at-the-mohu-channels-a-connected-tv-tuner-for-cord-cutters-video/
Summary: Mohu Channels wants to make it easier to watch free HD TV and online video programming from Netflix and Hulu Plus without the need to switch inputs. Here’s how this looks like.
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Really needs a DVR function to be a complete solution.
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Summary: Learn how to play videos you recorded on your phone, customize your Chromecast, make your remote control obsolete and more with our collection of essential tricks and tips for new Chromecast owners.
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Simple TV is coming to Europe -- and Android. We did a quick first video of their new Android app:

http://gigaom.com/2013/12/12/video-simple-tv-to-launch-its-dvr-for-cord-cutters-in-europe-in-early-2014/
Summary: Simple.tv is getting ready to launch its cord cutting DVR in a number of international markets, and bring its mobile app to Android.
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