Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
The cord cutting movement is gaining speed which means the technology and industry around it are moving even faster. This weekly update will keep your finger on the pulse of the most interesting industry news including updates on Over-the-Air TV shows, streaming services, set-top-boxes, gadgets and more.
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New Amazon Fire TV Stick Shipping, Fire TV Box Price Drops
Variety reports that the brand new Amazon Fire TV stick with voice remote is now shipping. Amazon also announced a price drop on the box-style streamer to $90 to compete with the new Roku Premiere. Reviews on the new device are good, but still note the downside that it pushes Amazon's own content a bit too aggressively.
Speaking of that, this week Amazon also previewed its new user interface which has a Netflix-style header that teases programming and video from themselves and select content partners.
Vudu Launches Free Ad-Supported Streaming
Walmart-owned streaming service Vudu has just launched an free ad-supported service called Vudu Movies on Us. While it won't offer recent releases or current TV series, it's hard to beat access to free movies, especially when they're HD quality.
Some of the titles available today include Jennifer Lawrence's breakout film Winter's Bone, family favorite School of Rock and some good scary movies to get you in the mood for Halloween like Carrie and Poltergeist II.
Sling TV Adds NHL Network & Hallmark Channel
Hockey fans may be excited to know that streaming service Sling TV has added the NHL network to its 'sports extra' add-on package. This will get you live coverage of an additional 75 games this season as well as access to the network's studio shows.
Others may be more excited about the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries being added to the 'lifestyle plus' package.
How to Watch the NFL as a Cord Cutter
This week, the lovely folks at TechHive posted a great guide on watching the NFL without cable.
This season there are even more options for those who've cut cable, but the best choice remains Over-the-Air TV. If you're not watching the NFL with an antenna yet, we've got some tips here on getting started.
Airing Tonight - Hamilton's America on PBS
If you're a fan of the Broadway smash musical Hamilton, you're going to want to tune in to the 'making-of' documentary - Hamilton's America - airing tonight (October 21st) on PBS.
If you avoid commercials or don't regularly consult a TV guide service, you might be missing other great content like this available free with an Over-the-Air antenna. With Tablo you can browse for new and premiering shows, by program genre, and even by channel to find and set recordings for programs you've never seen.
What show are you loving that you think others need to know about? Is it an old classic or a new but under-appreciated sitcom? Why do you love it? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook and we'll share your 'find' in an upcoming newsletter.
Tablo Deal of the Week - Refurbished Tablo DVRs from Amazon
Did you know you can order refurbished Tablo units from Amazon.com? We offer both 2 and 4-Tuner Tablo DVRs starting at $159.99. These have been lovingly reconditioned and checked by our team at Tablo HQ and shipped directly to you from our warehouse in northern New York.
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