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Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service has the features you need?

Spotify may be king of the streaming music world, but when it comes to audio quality, Tidal offers some big competition. Join us as we compare both platforms.
Sony Bravia X95L vs TCL QM8

The best TV brands of 2023: from LG to TCL, which should you buy?

Anytime is a good time for a new TV! We've broken down the best TV brands on the market to help you decide which model should land in your living room.
A collection of open-ear earbuds in their charging cases.

The best open-ear earbuds and headphones for 2023

Want the convenience of wireless earbuds but don't want to block out the world? You want a set of open-ear earbuds. These are the best.
A woman wearing the JBL Live 660NC wireless headphones while outdoors.

Amazon is having a massive sale on JBL headphones

Amazon slashed the prices of JBL headphones, which you can get for as cheap as $25. You're going to have to hurry though, as these bargains won't last long.
Part of a promo image for The Netflix Cup.

The Netflix Cup combines F1 and the PGA Tour in Las Vegas

It's official: Formula 1 and the PGA Tour are teaming up for The Netflix Cup — a nine-hole golf match teaming drivers with PGA Tour pros on November 14.
The Xgimi Horizon Ultra projector with the Andtoid TV remote.

Xgimi Horizon Ultra projector review: dazzling Dolby Vision for under $2,000

The Xgimi Horizon Ultra projector somehow packs a bright and beautiful Dolby Vision-backed picture and a ton of features into a sleek, sub-$2,000 package.
The Digital Trends YouTube channel as seen on an iPhone and on a TV in the background.

YouTube rolling out some three-dozen new features this fall

Whether you're on a phone, a tablet, or in a desktop browser, YouTube has a number of new features headed your way to make binging video that much better.
A promo image of SportsEngine Play.

SportsEngine Play adds streaming video for parents and pros

SportsEngine Play offers parents and coaches more live-streaming opportunities than ever before, along with professional instruction and developmental video.
The LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV in a living room.

77-inch LG C3 OLED TV just had its price slashed by $1,000

The 77-inch LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV will bring the theater into your own living room for a lowered price of $2,500, following an $1,000 discount from Best Buy.
Spotify app library screen..

What is Spotify? Music, pricing, and features explained

Spotify is the most popular music and podcast streaming service today. Here's everything you need to know about it.
TCL Q Class QM8 mini-LED 4K TV.

This stunning 85-inch mini-LED TV is $600 off at Best Buy

Bring the cinemas into your living room with the 85-inch TCL QM8 4K mini-LED QLED TV, which you can purchase from Best Buy for $2,200 after a $600 discount.
You Asked Ep 6

You Asked: Sonos setups, 5,000 nits, and dumb TVs

In this installment of You Asked, we tackle tricky Sonos setups, how many nits of brightness is too many, and some smart ideas about dumb TVs.
TCL Q6 mounted on a wall in a bedroom.

TCL Q6 review: the price is right

The TCL Q6 is at the bottom of the top end of the manufacturer's lineup, with a price and experience that's plenty affordable.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose 700 headphones are still $80 off following Prime Day

A lingering deal from October sale day is $80 off the Bose 700. The now $299, once $379, headphones are known for being top-tier noise-canceling headphones.
The TCL S4 television as seen in a handout photo.

LG, Samsung, TCL 65-inch TVs are on sale for under $500

Today you can take home a name brand 65-inch 4K TV for under $500 with these 65-inch TV deals at Best Buy.
lg cinebeam 4k smart projector deal amazon october 2023 pu700r home cinema

This LG CineBeam 4K smart projector is over $400 off today

The LG CineBeam 4K smart projector, which supports 4K Ultra HD resolution and can connect directly to streaming services, is available from Amazon at $403 off.
A woman wearing the JBL Live 660NC wireless headphones while outdoors.

JBL Live 660NC noise-cancelling headphones are $100 off today

The JBL Live 660NC will make your world a more quiet and peaceful place for only $100 while this deal is active. That's 50% (or $100) off the standard $200.
A setup screen on a TCL TV.

This is as close as we’ll get to a dumb TV anytime soon

It's not quite what folks want in a true dumb TV, but that TCL gives you any option not to use the full Google TV system is a good choice to have.
Three college football games (and one ad) seen on a large TV on YouTube TV.

Multiview almost fixes one of the biggest problems with YouTube TV

Channel flipping isn't as quick to do on streaming services, and maybe that isn't a bad thing. But Multiview almost makes for a perfect substitute.
Watching Netflix on a laptop.

How to watch Netflix with friends using Teleparty and Zoom

It's easy to watch your favorite Netflix shows with friends, no matter where they are, with tools like Teleparty and Zoom. Here's how to set it up.
SVS SB-16 subwoofer in corner.

The best subwoofers for 2023: from SVS, Klipsch, KEF, and more

The best subwoofers make sure you don't just hear your favorite movies — you feel them too. If you're looking to add more rumble, these are the best picks!
Hisense U8K vs TCL QM8

The best Google TVs of 2023: from TCL, Sony, and Hisense

A Google TV platform nets you many of the benefits of a Chromecast without the need to buy one. These are the latest and greatest TVs with Google's software!
streaming platform best screensaver apple tv 13

Which streaming platform has the best screensavers?

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku each has good options for screensavers on their various streaming devices. But one platform definitely stands out.
The LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV in the living room.

This massive LG C3 OLED TV is $800 off for a limited time

Upgrade your home theater setup with the gigantic 77-inch LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV for a cheaper than usual price of $2,700, following an $800 discount from LG.
spooky halloween lighting haunted house

How to create spooky Halloween effects with smart home lighting and sound

Up your Halloween decorating game this year by using smart home lighting and sounds to spook your neighbors and trick-or-treaters.
An onn. 32-inch Roku Smart TV on a cabinet in a living room.

Ends tonight: Get this 24-inch smart TV discounted for only $88

One of the best TV deals you'll find today sees this Onn. HD TV going for just $88, but act quickly, as this deal ends tonight.
The 50-inch Onn QLED 4K Roku TV hanging on a wall.

There’s still time to get this 75-inch 4K TV for less than $500

The Onn. 75-inch Class 4K UHD Roku Smart TV is much cheaper than other smart TVs of its size. It's also on sale for a really low price right now. Buy or Pass?
The VIZIO 65" Class M6 Series 4K QLED HDR Smart TV M65Q6-J09 being used as a meditation coach.

You’ll be surprised how cheap this 55-inch QLED 4K TV is today

Add this 4K QLED TV to your home theater for just $298 with this deal taking place at Walmart today.
The TCL 3-Series TV in a living room.

This 40-inch smart TV can be yours for $138 if you’re quick enough

One of the best TV deals of the day is on the 40-inch TCL 3-Series Roku TV, which you can add to your home theater for just $138.
LG GX deals bundle hero with OLED TV and sound bar

No need to wait for Black Friday with these LG TV and soundbar deals

These LG TV and sound bar deals get you a gorgeous 4K smart OLED TV and home theater surround sound bar for incredibly cheap. No need to wait for Black Friday!
Sennheiser Accentum Wireless headphones.

Sennheiser Accentum Wireless review: sub-$200 wireless cans hit the sweet spot

Sennheiser's Accentum Wireless deliver great sound and noise cancellation in a bare-bones, affordable set of headphones.
The TCL 3-Series TV in a living room.

Walmart just slashed the price of this 32-inch smart TV to $108

Get the perfect TV for a smaller space for just $108 with this deal taking place at Walmart today.
The Hisense U6H ULED 4K TV in a living room.

This 65-inch mini-LED 4K TV is over $250 off right now

This deal on the Hisense 65-inch class U6 Series Mini-LED QLED Google Smart TV finally prompted me to learn *exactly* what a mini-LED is. Here's what I learned.
LG's 2023 C3 4K OLED TV.

It’s still not cheap, but this 77-inch LG C3 OLED 4K TV is $800 off

The 77-inch LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV, a gigantic display for your living room, is available from Best Buy with an $800 discount that lowers its price to $2,700.
Section Editor, Audio/Video

Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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