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Affordable new Xbox streaming device could mean trouble for Apple TV

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Pretty soon Xbox gaming and media streaming may not require a console.
Pretty soon Xbox gaming and media streaming may not require a console.
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Microsoft confirmed Friday it’s developing a low-cost streaming device that would allow users to play Xbox games and stream media without needing a full console. That could directly compete with Apple TV.

Meanwhile, Apple’s product — sometimes criticized as overpriced — may see a less-expensive iteration later this year, according to analysts.

Get a lifetime of documentaries and online security with this cut-rate bundle

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From nature to outer space and beyond, Curiosity Stream's collection of documentaries will expand your mind. (And KeepSolid VPN will protect your butt.)
From nature to outer space and beyond, Curiosity Stream's collection of documentaries will expand your mind. (And KeepSolid VPN will protect your butt.)
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With this deal, you can watch thousands of amazing documentaries and enjoy the safest internet connection around — forever!

And if you act now, you can secure the best possible pricing on two services essential for 21st-century life. During our Pre-Black Friday Doorbusters, the Curiosity Stream + KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription Bundle is on sale for just $179 (regularly $449).

Stream thousands of shows and protect your data for life with this subscription bundle

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Pay once and get thousands of shows and safe internet for life.
Get a lifetime of awesome TV and movies, plus safe internet, for less than $100.
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Your time spent streaming and browsing the internet doesn’t have to be frustrating or risky. Get the best shows and movies — and the safest browsing — with the SelectTV + KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription Bundle.

It’s on sale for just $99. And that’s a small price to pay for a lifetime of simplified streaming and VPN protection.

Free IMDb TV service brings classic movies and shows to iPhone, iPad

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Free IMDb TV service brings classic movies and shows to iPhone, iPad
A new IMDb TV app offers thousands of classic movies and series. It’s free but advertiser supported.
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Looking for something budget-friendly to do this weekend? IMDb TV offers thousands of free classic movies and series. It costs nothing, and a version for iPhone and iPad debuted recently.

The service from Amazon includes hit shows like Mad Men, Chicago Fire and Lost. Movies currently available include How to Train Your Dragon, Boyz n’ The Hood, Wolf of Wallstreet, A Beautiful Mind and many more.

Binge-watch a lifetime of great documentaries with this streaming service

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The best streaming service for documentaries available on Apple Store
Get a "forever" sub to the best streaming service for documentaries.
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There are plenty of streaming options out there and, while you might have beefed up your home theater setup for action flicks and your favorite feel-good shows, after a certain point, you’re probably longing for content that’s a little more educational. The CuriosityStream HD Plan: Lifetime Subscription gives you access to thousands of the world’s best documentaries on the award-winning streaming and on-demand viewing service.

Score a dozen subscriptions to PlayStation Plus and other awesome streaming services

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The Complete Entertainment Bundle packs subs to a dozen services, including PlayStation Plus, at one low price.
The Complete Entertainment Bundle packs subs to a dozen services, including PlayStation Plus, at one low price.
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For many of us, everything we do happens at home now, from work to exercise entertainment, thanks to the internet. So we should equip ourselves to get the most out of our new online home life. That’s just what this massive bundle offers.

The Complete Entertainment Bundle includes 12 subscriptions to top streaming services, VPN protection, fitness classes and more — all at one affordable price!

Forget 2020: Binge on a massive library of history documentaries and podcasts

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Travel back in time and explore significant world events with a growing library of history documentaries, interviews, podcasts, films, and more.
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Had a little too much of the news lately? As 2020 winds down (at last!), there’s no better time to immerse yourself in historical events.

Living, as we do, in the age of binge-watching, you can stream history straight to your favorite viewing or listening devices. And this inexpensive subscription service makes sure you’re never lacking for something new and intriguing to explore.

Microsoft Xbox gaming service coming to iPhone as a web app

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate supposedly is headed for iPhone, not just Android
iPhone could soon play console-quality titles with Xbox Game Pass, as Androids can already.
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Microsoft is reportedly using a workaround to get Xbox Game Pass on iPhone and iPad. Rather than going into the App Store, this cloud-gaming service will be available as a web application.

This is the same strategy Amazon took to get its own streaming game service on Apple handsets and tablets.

Done with Netflix? Watch more than 5,000 movies of all genres on any device

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Watch over 5,000 movies, including hard-to-find gems, of all different genres on a variety of devices, with no ads.

Staying home means streaming a lot more shows and movies. That means running down the list of content available on streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon. Luckily, there are other options — and they’re more affordable, too.

Spend quarantine time right with these Netflix alternatives [Deals]

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Stuck at home? So is almost everyone else, making our TVs and computer screens essential portals to the outside world and entertainment. With these top alternative streaming services, you can keep your mind occupied with all kinds of fun and informative content.

If Netflix feels a little stale these days, expand your horizons with one of these deals on something you’ve never seen before.