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How much is Netflix? A breakdown of the monthly prices for every subscription plan

How much Netflix costs will depend on which plan you choose.Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images A Netflix monthly subscription costs $9.99 for the Basic plan, $15.99 for Standard, and $19.99 for Premium. The Standard DVD and Blu-ray plan starts at $9.99 monthly, and the Premier plan starts at $14.99. Depending on the Netflix plan you choose, you can gain access to streaming on multiple screens at once. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With a vast library of ...
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How to fix Disney Plus Error Code 83 on your streaming device, phone, or computer

Hitting Error Code 83 on Disney Plus usually just means you need to restart the app.Disney On Disney Plus, Error Code 83 means that the app thinks you're using an "incompatible" device. Restarting both your device and Disney Plus can be an easy fix for the error code. You should also make sure your device is updated and that you're watching Disney Plus using the correct method. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are few things more frustrating than a co...
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How to get the Spotify widget on your phone and control music from the home screen

Installing the Spotify app gives you access to its widget.Mr.Whiskey/Shutterstock You can add a Spotify widget to your phone's home screen on both iPhone and Android. The Spotify widget on iPhone shows you the albums and playlists you've listened to recently. On Android, the Spotify widget lets you play, pause, fast forward, and rewind through your songs. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Widgets are small pop-ups that give you information or let you access ...
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The 7 best websites you can use to watch free movies online

Our picks for the best free movie websites online.damircudic/Getty Images You can watch free movies online through a number of streaming service websites and apps.  Streaming sites like YouTube and Vudu offer a mix of free and paid content, while others are free with ads. Pluto TV has both on-demand free content as well as "live TV" that you access like a cable or satellite channel guide.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. We live in a world with an embarrassment of...
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How to painlessly switch from Spotify to Apple Music and transfer your playlists

There are apps you can use to make for an easier switch from Spotify to Apple Music.Nikkimeel/Shutterstock If you want to switch from Spotify to Apple Music, you can use a third-party app to transfer your playlists. SongShift is free, but it charges for premium features and is only available for iPhones. Free Your Music doesn't cost anything and works with iPhones and Androids.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify and Apple Music are two of the most popula...
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How to set a sleep timer for Apple Music so you can fall asleep to the sounds of your choice

It's possible to set an Apple Music sleep timer using the Clock app.zoranm/Getty Images The Apple Music app doesn't have any sort of sleep timer to stop playing automatically, but you can create one with the Clock app.  To create a sleep timer, set up a timer in the Clock app and set the When Timer Ends command to Stop Playing. When the timer runs out, your iPhone will stop playing Apple Music automatically.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A lot of people...
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A beginner's guide to YouTube TV, a live TV app with over 80 channels and unlimited DVR

YouTube TV is Google's answer to streaming services like Hulu + Live TV.Sean Gallup/Getty Images YouTube TV is a streaming app that offers over 80 live TV channels, along with on-demand shows and movies. A YouTube TV subscription costs $64.99 per month, and comes with cloud DVR service for up to three devices. You can stream YouTube TV on most streaming devices, game consoles, smartphones, and computers. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A decade ago, nearly ev...
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How to make a Collaborative Spotify playlist that all of your friends can add to

Collaborative playlists are available in all versions of the Spotify app.Narisara Nami/Getty Images Spotify's Collaborative playlist feature lets multiple people add songs to one playlist. You can make a Collaborative Spotify playlist by clicking or tapping an existing playlist's three dot icon. Every song in a Collaborative Spotify playlist will say who added it and when. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Making a mixtape alone is fun. Making one with your ...
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How to use Spotify Blend to make a playlist with you and your friend's favorite songs

Spotify Blend is made for both you and a friend to enjoy together.Hello World/Getty Images Spotify's Blend feature lets you create a playlist that mixes your favorite songs with a friend's. The Blend playlist updates daily, and comes with a rating that tracks how similar your music tastes are. You can find Blend in the Spotify app's "Made for you" menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It only takes a few clicks to make any of your Spotify playlists "co...
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How to activate and stream Paramount Plus on a Roku device

Roku players allow you to sign up for Paramount Plus on the device directly.Sean Locke / EyeEm / Getty Images You can subscribe to Paramount Plus on your Roku or activate the streaming service using a browser on your computer or mobile device.  Paramount Plus lets you stream shows from CBS, Comedy Central, MTV and other Paramount properties. You can install the Paramount Plus app on almost any modern Roku device; only a handful of older models are not compatible. Visit Insider's Tech Refe...
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How to view, pause, or delete your YouTube watch and search history on a computer or mobile device

You can use YouTube's website or mobile app to manage your search or watch history.Dado Ruvic / Reuters Your YouTube history tracks the videos you search for and watch to improve the accuracy of its recommendations.  You can delete specific videos, clear your entire history, and turn off Google's ability to track the videos you watch.  You can manage your YouTube search and watch history from a web browser and the Android or iOS mobile app.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library ...
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6 ways to fix your Roku when it's not connecting to WiFi

You can take a few simple steps to fix your Roku's WiFi connection.moodboard/Getty Images If your Roku isn't connecting to WiFi, check the internet connection and restart your device.  First, determine whether or not your Roku is connected to the internet. Next, pinpoint whether it's a Roku issue or a WiFi network issue. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A strong internet connection is crucial to accessing all the content available to you on Roku. Anythi...
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How to cancel a Paramount Plus subscription on any streaming device

If you signed up for Paramount Plus through the service's website, cancel it the same way.Africa Studio/Shutterstock If you want to cancel your Paramount Plus subscription, you generally need to do it on the device where you began the subscription. You can't cancel the service from the Paramount Plus app on your iPhone or Android; you need to use the app store instead. If you subscribed using a Roku, select the Paramount Plus app and press the Star button.   Visit Insider's Tech R...
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7 ways to troubleshoot your Spotify app if it's not working

You may need to try a few different troubleshooting methods to fix a Spotify app that isn't working.Fabian Sommer/Getty Images If Spotify is not working properly, there are a number of simple tricks you can try to get back to streaming quickly.  The first thing you should try is close other apps to reclaim memory and prevent incompatibilities.  You can also make sure the app is up to date, try the Spotify web player, and check Spotify's Twitter account to see if there is a known issue...
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Why your Spotify app keeps crashing, and 7 ways to fix it

Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images If your Spotify app keeps crashing, there are several simple troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve the problem.  Start by forcing the app to close and restart it; you can also restart the entire device. Other things to try include resetting network settings and disabling hardware acceleration if the problem is happening on a Mac or PC.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you rely on Spotify as your day-to-day source of mu...
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How to upload music to Spotify and sync it to your phone

To upload music to Spotify, you need a computer.Funstock/Shutterstock You can upload local music from your computer onto Spotify by going through the Settings menu. Spotify Premium subscribers can listen to their uploaded music in the Spotify mobile app too. If you want to upload your music to Spotify so others can stream it, you'll need to go through a distribution service. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify has more than 70 million songs in its streamin...
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How to create a Roku account and set up your Roku device

To begin using a Roku device, you'll need to create an account.Sean Locke / EyeEm / Getty Images You need to create a free Roku account to set up and use a Roku streaming media player.  You can create a Roku account from the Roku website, the Roku mobile app, or the Roku player itself. You'll be prompted to create a Roku account when you set up a new Roku device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You'll need a Roku account in order to set up and use your...
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How to cancel Roku subscriptions from the streaming device, the website, or mobile app

If you've subscribed to streaming services through Roku, you'll need to cancel through Roku.Steve Kovach/Business Insider If you've subscribed to a paid or premium channel through your Roku account, you can cancel the subscription from the Roku player or the Roku website. To cancel, select a channel using your Roku remote, press the asterisk key, and choose "Manage subscription."  If you don't see the subscription on the website or Roku device, it probably means you purchased ...
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How to find your Apple Music Replay, a list of your favorite songs of the year so far that updates each week

Apple Music Replay is a year-in-review for your music.Nikkimeel/Shutterstock Apple Music Replay gives you a playlist with the 100 songs you listened to most so far this year. Unlike Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music Replay updates every week to track your listening habits as the year goes on. You can only access Apple Music Replay in a web browser, but you can save the playlist to listen to in the app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Every year, Spotify users go wild f...
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How to update your Roku device and all its channels

There are a few ways to install updates on a Roku.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Your Roku automatically checks for updates every day, but you can update it manually in the Settings menu. You can also update your Roku's channels by pressing the star button on the remote. The newest major Roku update, OS 10.5, includes new voice control features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Roku devices are designed to stay connected to the internet 24/7. Because of this, ...
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How to find your Spotify Wrapped and see all the music you loved this year

Spotify Wrapped is a great way to track your musical tastes.Spotify Spotify Wrapped — the feature that shows your favorite songs, artists, and genres of the year — is back. Your Spotify Wrapped gets updated every December and comes with a playlist of your 100 "top songs" of the year. You can find your Spotify Wrapped story and playlists both in the mobile app and on the Spotify website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.  In 2021, it's never been easier to find a...
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How to stream lossless audio from Apple Music and get the highest quality music possible

Apple Music's lossless audio is made for music lovers.Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple Music offers lossless audio, which is the highest quality music you can get from streaming apps. Lossless audio takes more space and internet bandwidth to download than standard music. You can get lossless audio in every version of the Apple Music app for no extra cost. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Music streaming apps like Spotify and Apple...
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How to check your Spotify stats in 6 different ways and see which songs, artists, and genres you listen to the most

Apart from Spotify Wrapped, you can track your Spotify stats through numerous third-party sites.Mr.Whiskey/Shutterstock There are a variety of websites that can give you stats about your Spotify account. "Stats for Spotify" will tell you your favorite tracks and artists and then generate playlists with them. Other sites, like "Zodiac Affinity" and "How Bad is Your Spotify," take a more comedic approach to analyzing your stats. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spoti...
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How to watch local channels on your Roku for free or with a subscription

There are a few different ways to find free or subscription-based local channels on Roku.Roku You can get local channels on Roku via the Roku Channel Store, third-party apps, or even an antenna. The Roku Channel Store is a good place to start looking for local channels. If you have a cable subscription, you can watch local  channels on your Roku via the service's app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You can watch content from popular subscription streaming ser...
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How to sign up for Spotify's Family plan, the streaming service's membership for up to 6 people

Spotify's Family plan is one of the service's four available Premium subscriptions.Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Spotify Family plan costs $15.99 per month and allows up to six users to use the service. The Family plan also includes a Family Mix playlist and access to a child-friendly Spotify Kids app.  Spotify has four Premium plans designed for individuals, couples, students, and families. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. S...
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How to cancel your Apple Music subscription on any device

Apple Music subscribers can cancel their subscription from a computer or mobile device.Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images You can cancel an Apple Music subscription with just a few clicks or taps on any of your devices.  To cancel Apple Music on an iPhone or iPad, you'll use the Settings app; on an Android, you can find the Cancel Subscription option in the Apple Music app's Account settings. You can also sign into the Apple Music website and cancel your subscripti...
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3 ways to turn off the voice narration on your Roku device

If your Roku streaming device is reading things aloud to you, you can turn off that feature.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can turn off the voice on Roku by pressing the asterisk button on the remote control four times quickly.  Many streaming apps offer an accessibility feature called descriptive audio that describes the scene aloud, but it's turned off by default.  If you need to disable descriptive audio, it's controlled separately for each streaming app. Visit Insider's T...
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How to download and listen to Spotify on your Roku device

Just like you can stream movies and shows on your Roku, you can stream music from Spotify.Milan Markovic/Getty Images Spotify comes preinstalled on most Roku players, so you only need to open the app to start listening. If your Roku player is very old, it might not work with Spotify — you need to have a model 3600 (the Streaming Stick from 2016) or newer.  If Spotify isn't already on your player but it's compatible, you can install it using the Roku player, the mobile app, or the Chan...
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How to watch free live TV on a Roku or pay for live TV services

It's easier than you might think to access free live TV on your Roku.FG Trade/Getty Images The Roku Channel has free live TV options and is accessed via the Channel Store. There are also free channels available in the Channel Store that allow you to stream live TV. You may also be able to use an existing subscription that includes live TV to stream it on Roku. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Moving away from traditional TV packages can be a great way to save m...
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How to set up your Roku device and connect it to your TV and WiFi

Setting up your Roku device involves connecting it to your TV, setting up WiFi, and activating your Roku account.Fozan Ns/Shutterstock For Roku setup, you'll need to plug it in, connect to WiFi, pair the remote, and activate the device.  You can pair an enhanced Roku by inserting the batteries or pressing the pairing button, and the standard Roku remote doesn't need to be paired at all.  You need to create a free Roku account to activate your player, or you can use an existing account...
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