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Cord Cutting This Week - Does Quibi Even Have a Chance in a Couch-Bound World?

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Happy Friday Thursday Cord Cutters!

The newsletter is coming to you a bit early this week because of tomorrow's holiday. 

This week we're talking about the newest streaming service on the block, Quibi, and whether it has a chance in a world where most people are at home 24/7. 

Also: Q&A on replacement remotes, short cuts including a sweet deal on TV antennas, must-see OTA TV, and more. 

As always, if you know of someone who might need some insight or help with cutting the cord on cable or satellite, please forward our newsletter, or use the handy share buttons at the top of this email. 

OK... now let's get to it!   

NEWS: Can Quibi Thrive In a World For Which It Wasn't Designed?
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Streaming service Quibi rolled out this week to pretty terrible reviews and lackluster app download numbers despite offering a free 90-day trial.

While the concept of short mobile content may have made sense in a world where commuting via mass transit was still a thing, experts say it'll be difficult for Quibi to succeed despite the almost 2 billion invested so far. 

Especially so since the service doesn't allow screenshots, so fans of its short-form shows can't even share or create viral content which has helped competitors Netflix and Disney+.

Have you or will you check out Quibi or will you skip it? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.

Q&A: Where Can I Find a Replacement Remote for my Roku?
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Send us your most pressing cord cutting questions via email so we can answer them in an upcoming issue.

Today's question comes from Rick who says, "The remote for my Roku Streaming Stick failed recently. I’m using the iPhone app but my wife finds this unsatisfactory. Cheap replacements from Walmart and others are not for sticks. Where can I find one?"

Rick didn't mention the fate that befell his Roku remote. Unless it was used as a chew toy by your dog, try these troubleshooting tips from Roku first. 

If it is truly dead, there are replacements available direct from Roku.

However, at $19.99, if your Roku is 3+ years old and you have the cash to spare, it may be worthwhile to spend a bit more and get a newer, faster model.

Have a question about cord cutting that you'd like answered? Send us a note and you may see your question in an upcoming issue of Cord Cutting This Week! 

SHORT CUTS: Hot Antenna Deal, Netflix Parental Controls & More
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Most weeks there's more news than we can cram into this email. Thankfully 'short cuts' delivers the cord-cutting news and deals we didn't have room for, including: 


As always, there's lots great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
  • Catch the series premiere of the new crime drama Baptiste on Masterpiece - April 12th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • Canadian romance drama When Calls The Heart returns for season 6 - April 12th @ 6:00 p.m. ET on CBC
  • Canadians can enjoy the new thriller Baghdad Central - April 13th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CBC
  • Followed by the new crime drama Fortitude - April 13th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBC 
  • A cross between dating and singing competition shows, tune into The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart - April 13th @ 8:00 p.m. on ABC/CityTV
  • Followed by the premiere of the new dramedy The Baker and the Beauty - April 13th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CityTV 
  • Musical reality competition Songland returns for season 2 - April 13th at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC (7:00 p.m. ET on CityTV)
  • Thriller In The Dark returns for season 2 - April 16th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CW
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record! 

CANADIAN CORNER: Crave Comes to Roku (Finally)  
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It's taken a very long time, but Roku users in Canada can now access Bell's Crave streaming service.

If you haven't tried Crave you can sign up and enjoy a 30-day free trial for a limited time.


We hope you enjoyed this edition of Cord Cutting This Week!
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