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What is the Soap Opera Effect? How to disable motion smoothing on your TV

Does your movie or show look too real? That's motion smoothing or video interpolation, aka the Soap Opera Effect. Here's what it is and how to turn it off.
Spotify and Apple Music transfer on a smartphone.

How to switch from Spotify to Apple Music

YouTube Music Logo.

What is YouTube Music? Everything you need to know

Fox Sports Women's World Cup logo.

How to watch the 2023 Women’s World Cup

An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service is the best?

Spotify app library screen..

What is Spotify? Music, pricing, and features explained

Apple Music with lossless audio music track playing on OnePlus 11 along with the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 in black color on top of a green cloth surface.

How much is Apple Music, and how can you get it for free?

Spotify app icon on iPhone.

How much is Spotify Premium and can you get a deal?

YouTube Music

What is YouTube Premium? Price, content, and more

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The best kids movies on Hulu right now

Netflix Who's watching/manage profiles screen.

How much does Netflix cost? A breakdown of the streamer’s plans


Best QLED TVs for 2023: from TCL, Samsung, Hisense, and more

Amazon Music

What is Amazon Music: everything you need to know

Don't overlook Amazon Music; it boasts a 100 million-song library, hi-res music, spatial audio, and plans to suit a wide range of users.
Apple TV Sleep Timer options.

How to set a sleep timer on Apple TV

Apple TV finally has a sleep timer, which will turn off the hardware and your television after a set amount of time. Here's how to use it.
Two Tidal UI screens on smartphones.

What is Tidal? The hi-fi streaming music service fully explained

In search of the highest-quality streaming music available? Check out Tidal. It has a huge music catalog and higher-quality audio than many others can claim.
Closeup of blue KEF LSX II speaker driver

How we test speakers

Great speakers are essential for any home theater or music setup, so when we review the latest, we do it with helping you in mind. Here's how we test speakers.
A Zorloo Ztella MQA USB DAC plugged into a Google Pixel 7 Pro, showing the MQA logo and a magenta LED light.

What is MQA? The controversial digital audio format fully explained

Is MQA the best thing since the CD, or is it a proprietary format that fails to deliver on its promises? Here's everything you need to know.
The box for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

How we test streaming video devices

Whether it's Roku, Amazon, Apple, or others — we apply the same standards to every streaming device that comes our way. Here's how we test them.

How we test TVs

We explain our testing methodology for TV reviews and explain how that translates into a TV review you can trust.
Paramount Plus logo on an Apple TV.

What is Paramount Plus? Price, plans, and what you can watch

Paramount Plus is the streaming service from ViacomCBS that's home to the Star Trek universe, Yellowstone, live sports, the NFL, and more — including new originals.
iPhone screen mirroring menu.

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

Casting apps and streaming services to your TV from your phone is cool, but with screen mirroring you can share whatever you see on your device. Here's how.
An Apple TV 4K sits on a media stand.

Common Apple TV problems and how to fix them

Is your Apple TV having issues? Maybe the video isn't displaying well or it's refusing to turn on. Here are the top Apple TV problems and how to solve them.
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How to watch Netflix in 4K on any device

Just bought a new 4K Ultra HD TV, but Netflix isn't cooperating? It's troubleshooting time! This guide will help you get back to streaming in premium quality.
SoundCloud browser image with iPhone and app on the screen.

How to download music from SoundCloud

SoundCloud is a leading music discovery platform, but it's not always intuitive. To help you download songs from SoundCloud, we made this guide.
Apple AirPods 3.

How to reset Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro

Are your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pros acting up? Most issues can be resolved with a factory reset. Here, we show you how to do it.
AirPods 3, AirPods, and AirPods Pro side by side.

Common AirPods problems and how to fix them

From static noise to dropped calls, there are lots of AirPods quirks with not-always-obvious solutions. We have plenty of tips to help improve your experience.
Showing the depth of the Samsung Q990B soundbar next to a Samsung S95B OLED TV

How we test soundbars

Whether you simply want better TV sound or a system to rival your local movie theater, soundbars can take you there. Here's how we evaluate them.
An equalizer from eqMac.

How to master your equalizer settings for the perfect sound

EQ is so much more than the Rock preset in your Spotify app. If you want better sound, we're here to show you how to adjust it for the best experience.
A beach scene on a Samsung S95C OLED TV.

How to connect your iPhone to a Samsung TV

Looking to share content from your iPhone to your Samsung TV? Here's how to share videos, photos, music, and more to your TV with AirPlay 2 and other methods.
AirPods 3, AirPods, and AirPods Pro sitting in their charging cases.

How to update Apple AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max

Apple often releases updates for AirPods. These updates offer new features and can resolve bugs. Here's how to update AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max.
A phosphorescent OLED panel.

What is PHOLED? Your eyes (and your utility bill) are going to love it

OLED TVs offer the best picture quality you can get, but PHOLED technology is about to make these TVs even better.
Barry Allen in the Flash suit looking to the distance in The Flash.

How to watch the DC movies in order

Now that The Flash is in theaters, this is the perfect time to revisit the other DC movies and experience the DCEU in either chronological order or by release.
Chromecast with Google TV remote.

How to reconnect the Chromecast with Google TV voice remote

The remote for the Chromecast with Google TV has been known to disconnect from time to time. We created this guide to help you reconnect.
Rear of Apple TV 4K.

HDMI ARC and eARC: the one-cable solution for TV audio, fully explained

If you’re not using HDMI ARC, you should be. This underappreciated HDMI tech eliminates extra cables, improves audio, and makes it easier to control your gear.

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