Discovery and Hulu have come to an agreement on terms for keeping Discovery owned channels on Hulu’s live TV lineup

Hulu Reaches Agreement with Discovery to Keep Channels on Hulu with Live

Discovery and Hulu have come to an agreement on terms for keeping Discovery owned channels on Hulu’s live TV lineup after reports last week that the channels would be removed from the streaming service. While the deal will keep the live channels on Hulu with Live, on demand content will be leaving the service, Bloomberg reports. That content will move to Discovery+.

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An excellent YouTube review on the Locast TV Streaming Service…

Locast is a not-for-profit service offering users access to broadcast television stations over the internet. They stream the signal over the Internet to select US cities (and they continue to expand). When you visit the site you will see the cities Locast is currently providing service. Locast is FREE (sort of), but with a nuisance ad that will appear every 15 minutes to ask you to donate. For a fee of $5 (+ 50 cents) you can stream Locast without the nuisance ad. Is it worth it? Here at “Tech News for You”, I give it a resoundingly, “thumbs up”. Watch the video below to get a good handle on what Locast is about, a lawsuit they are involved in and if it is worth your while to subscribe.


6 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Locast – 1/13/2021 · by Michael Saves

Amazon is improving their Fire TV platform with four FREE TV viewing service options …

Amazon Fire TV expands live TV features, adds Alexa support for live content

Amazon is rolling out a new experience for its Fire TV platform that puts more focus on subscription-free streaming and other live content. The company today announced several new services are being integrated into its suite of Live features, including Xumo and its own IMDb TV and Amazon news app. The company also soon plans to add Plex, it notes. All four of the services are available for free with ads and don’t require a subscription, Amazon says.


Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | HD streaming device | 2020 release
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | HD streaming device | 2020 release

Sling TV- If you’re ready to lower your $100 a month cable or satellite TV bill, Sling TV is arguably the best option to stream live TV on a budget — Clark.com

I am in process of comparing Sling TV vs. YouTube TV… After using YouTube TV for 2 months I found the service to be very reliable, with lots of channels, sports, etc… What I am discovering is that I do not watch TV to the point that I need all those channels. In my household, TLC, History, Discovery, TBS, etc… are our mainstay channels. As a result, I am trying out Sling TV Blue that gives me the channels we typically watch for $30 less than YouTube TV. One thing I am already liking about Sling TV is that when I am on my Chromebook or Windows desktop computer I can watch TV in “picture-in-picture”; whereas YouTube TV I could not. Will be interesting where I land with all of this. Who knows, I may be back to YouTube TV; however, with Sling TV and I can save anywhere from $40-$60 a month depending on what internet speed I go with.

To give you insight about Sling TV, I encourage you to read the article at “Clark.com” – 5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Sling TV…

Sling TV display on Roku (Image: Sling TV)

Watch Live Local News Anytime, Anywhere with NewsON …

NewsON is an app for your phone (Android/Apple) AND for Roku or Amazon that gives you the ability to watch live local news anytime, anywhere… For example, with NewsON, in my area I am able to pull down live feeds from Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. NewsON describes their service as “Free instant access to live or on-demand broadcasts from over 275 local station partners in over 160 markets”.

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Download Details @ NewsON


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Rick’s grab bag of totally FREE Online TV and Movie Streaming Services …

It dawned on me, from assisting someone, that many folks are unaware of some of the FREE online TV and movie streaming services that are available. So, what I have done is listed some of the most popular that I personally know of and use…

What you see below are TV and Movie streaming services that are advertiser-supported video on demand (AVOD) services (that are totally FREE). These services are available on just about every platform out there and can be watched directly from your web browser or from an app (Android, Apple, Windows, etc…). My favorite on this list is definitely PlutoTV; however, the rest are nothing to sneeze at (especially Peacock TV by NBC, which is partially FREE). You will find “live” content as well as content from TV shows, movies, etc… Many are shows of the past; but hey, it is TV!

Note: As a reminder, an internet connection is required to stream these services and when you do, data is used. Make sure you are not overstepping a data cap on your phone. If you have unlimited data, you should have no issue. Also, each of the services below have apps available in the Apple Store or Google Play Store, if watching from your phone or tablet.

PlutoTV
Xumo
Airy TV
TubiTV
Crackle
Haystack TV
Peacock TV

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What is YouTube TV? And should you ditch cable for Google’s TV service?

YouTube TV is heralded as one of the best streaming live TV services on the market right now, despite the pretty regular price increases it has seen. It now costs $64.99 per month, after costing just $35 a few years ago. It’s the only streaming service that has PBS, and it is also the only one with an unlimited cloud DVR service. Making this a really incredible service for those that are looking to cut the cord from Comcast, Cox, AT&T, Verizon and other cable operators.

Learn More About YouTube TV @ Android Headlines

A tutorial on the “10 Hidden Amazon Fire Stick Features & Settings”

Here at “Tech News For You” I have been experimenting with various online TV streaming options. So far, I am stuck on the Amazon Fire Stick. I was going to write an article about some of the hidden features and settings that I have come across, but found this great video that covers all the bases. If you are interested in giving an Amazon Fire Stick a try, they are available at Amazon (click here), are reasonable in cost, and provide a great way to cut the cord from cable. What I have found is that the Fire Stick is basically Android on a stick which means you can install many Android apps.

10 Hidden Amazon Fire Stick Features & Settings

Streaming app Peacock has free movies and TV shows, and it unlocks more if you pay. And it’s finally coming to Roku…

Peacock’s free tier, with about two-thirds of the catalog, is available to watch right away with advertising after you register an email and password. You can unlock the full library of shows and movies for a price — $4.99 a month for the full catalog plus ads or $9.99 a month to go ad-free. Peacock offers a standard seven-day free trial for its premium tiers, and, again, people who sign up on a Google platform like Android can snag an extended free trial.

Peacock: Everything to know about NBCUniversal’s streaming service @ c|net

Get “$5 Off” your first month with “Philo TV”…

Philo is a awesome online streaming TV service that is very economical in cost ($20 per month). Below you will see their channel lineup and if you notice there are no sports channel and the news is limited to BBC (which is a very good news source). This is what keeps their cost down; yet, provide a popular channel lineup.  Here at “Tech News For You”, myself and my wife find the news we need online and the sport channels are really not critical to us. If you want more, check out locast.org (for local stations at $5 per month) and for $25 a month you have some great TV to watch.

To get $5 your first month with Philo,

CLICK HERE

or enter this referral code at Philo.com – RGKXQMX6

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Nobody likes paying high cable bills. But if you’re apprehensive about canceling cable entirely, you’re not alone…

Because so many streaming services offer video on demand, cord cutters don’t have to let the cable companies control their schedules. While cable users flip through the channels and complain that nothing is on, cord cutters can navigate right to their favorite shows. Play and pause whenever you feel like it – Netflix, Hulu, and other OTT providers accommodate your schedule. On-demand streaming services are the ultimate DVRs.

Is It Time To Cut The Cord?

SLING TV – Get $10 off the first month and $5 off the next three months…

I recently subscribed to SLING TV (online TV service) and as a result I can pass onto you the following savings. If you subscribe to SLING you can get $10 off of the first month and $5 off of the next 3 months. To take advantage of this savings CLICK HERE

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Available to new customers upon account activation. One offer per customer. Must provide an email address and credit card. After 1 mo., you will be billed for Sling monthly at the everyday price unless you go online to cancel. Your account will be authorized to receive programming upon your first login. You can unsubscribe from SLING anytime you want.

Learn how to create your own streaming TV bundle for less than $25

With the launch of several new streaming plans, including NBCUniversal’s Peacock just last month, we decided to see if we could assemble a TV plan on an ultratight budget of $25 per month. While the package we created—CBS All Access, a Disney+ bundle, and Peacock—might not fit every need, it does deliver a surprisingly robust assortment of broadcast channels, cable networks, movies, and original shows.

Streaming media app icons for CBS All Access, Disney+, and Peacock on a TV screen

Learn More @ Consumer Reports

Fire TV Stick – #1 Best Selling Media Player

Just plug Fire TV Stick into your HDTV and start streaming in minutes. With the Alexa Voice Remote, press and ask to easily find your favorite movies and TV episodes, plus live news and sports. Plus, power and volume buttons give you more control.

Fire TV Stick streaming media player
with Alexa built in, includes Alexa Voice Remote, HD, easy set-up, released 2019

Source: Amazon – Fire TV Stick streaming media player with Alexa built in, includes Alexa Voice Remote, HD, easy set-up, released 2019

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