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+.
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
Streaming services have grown in popularity over the past few years, and there are now more options than there ever has been before. Back in the day, every single one of them offered a free trial to get you to use the service for a set length of time in hopes that you’d sign up after, but that seems to have
There’s Food, Nature, Love and Romance, Paranormal Activity, and so much more coming to the Discovery+ streaming platform in April. Check out a special episode of Chopped on 4/20 featuring up-and-coming cannabis chefs as they compete to create CBD-infused dishes.
Amazon brings local news to more people. What you need to know Amazon is expanding support for local news to 88 more cities across the United States. The Fire TV news app will detect the closest metro city and add local stations. The expansion follows the initial local news rollout in December.
Walmart looks like it wants to grab a bigger slice of the streaming device market — if a recent FCC document is anything to go by.
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.
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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…
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”.Tech News for You
Eligible students over the age of 18 can sign up for the deal and watch Hulu’s full streaming library of movies and TV shows for a 65% discount, while their student enrollment status remains verified.HULU
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.
Hulu Plus Live TV vs. YouTube TV vs. Sling TV vs. Philo vs. FuboTV vs. AT&T TV Now vs. T-Mobile TVision: 100 channels compared…
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Good review by Tech Junkie on Philo vs. Sling. Which is better?Tech News for You…
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.
Here are 10 services that offer totally free, totally legal movies you can watch on smart TVs, media streamers and mobile devices. Some offer TV shows as well.
Season 46 of SNL will premiere Saturday, October 3 on NBC. The show will be filmed at 30 Rock with a “limited in-studio audience.” The first episode will be hosted by Chris Rock Savage singer Megan Thee Stallion as special musical guest.
The installation of Pluto TV on Amazon Firestick is quite simple.
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
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.
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,
or enter this referral code at Philo.com – RGKXQMX6
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.
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…
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.
The announcement comes not only at the start of the NFL season, but just days after YouTube TV added the channels to its own streaming service…
Finding a Sling TV free trial is the best way to try out one of the best streaming services there is, and a must for potential cord cutters. While their length changes all the time, these trials allow you to kick the tires on one of the best cable TV alternatives, without committing to a plan.
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.
I have been shopping around and considering cutting the cord from cable. Starting at $30 per month after the December 2019 price increase, Sling TV offers dozens of popular cable and broadcast channels with no long-term contracts, hidden fees or rental equipment.
Most Cordcutters Prefer Netflix and Only Supplement with Other Streaming Services
5,000+ movies and tv shows to choose from
Source: Sling TV
The good news today is that while Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Youtube are raising prices for their streaming services, a bunch of free options are popping up.
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
With Peacock TV Free, you gain immediate access to over 13,000 hours of ad-supported content, which includes films, daily news, sports, and legacy TV shows.
Plex, the popular DVR and media streaming service that’s been making a splash with its growing library of free on-demand content, announced that it’s debuting more than 80 live “linear” streaming TV channels, running the gamut from news and sports to cooking and kids.
Since it’s powered by Android TV, the device is capable of running apps like Netflix on its own and can give you access to a lot of other applications available on Google Play.
In addition, Pluto TV will debut select episodes from Seasons 1-10 of the revered Comedy Central hit South Park.
Recently, the platform added four new channels.
There are over the 50 TV channels available to watch on Philo, and it allows you to stream on the other devices for free.
Amazon could be planning to bolster its Prime Video service, which is mostly known for its on-demand video offerings, with live TV, according to a report from Protocol and publicly available job listings. Details are light about what the new live TV services might entail, though the efforts appear to be in their early stages.
The latest version of the Android app for Plex, a DVR and media server service with a growing selection of free, ad-supported movies and TV shows, now lets you stream titles from its free video library without an account.