Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
Welcome to your weekly cord cutting news roundup!
The cord cutting revolution is gaining steam which means the technology and industry around it are moving very quickly. This newsletter will keep your finger on the pulse of the most interesting news of the week, including updates on Over-the-Air TV shows, streaming services, set-top-boxes, gadgets and more.
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Roku Launches New Streaming Media Players
This week Roku launched a brand new lineup of products this week starting at a very affordable $30. The folks at TechHive have a good overview that includes a chart comparing the features of each version.
The lower-end models benefit from faster processors while support for 4K streaming has been added to those on the higher end. If you're due for an upgrade or are looking for a new device to use with your Tablo, there should be a new Roku streamer to fit your needs and budget.
Roku has even updated their website to help you compare the new Roku lineup to their primary competitors. Cool move!
The new lineup is available for pre-order from your favorite electronics retailer and are set to start shipping October 7th.
GIVEAWAY: Win a New Roku Ultra + Tablo DVR Prize Pack
To celebrate the launch of Roku's new product lineup, we're giving away a prize pack that includes a top-of-the-line Roku Ultra ($130 US value) and a 2-Tuner Tablo OTA DVR!
Enter soon and enter often for more chances to win!
There's Also a New Amazon Fire TV Stick!
Not to be outdone by their competitor, Amazon launched an updated Fire TV stick this week as well. According to Variety, the stick is faster than its predecessor and includes a voice-enabled remote.
The $40 device starts shipping October 20th and comes with some pretty cool activation perks. If you're finding your old Amazon Fire TV stick to be a bit sluggish, it could be well worth the upgrade.
AFTVnews says this new device will go hand-in-hand with a refreshed interface as well. Stay tuned.
Cord Cutting = Potential $1 Billion Loss for Cable Companies
Another 800K households are expected to cut the cord in 2017, leading to $1 Billion in losses for the cable industry, says Business Insider. Not surprising when the same study showed the average consumer saves $104 per month by cutting the cord.
If you still haven't cut the cord and are curious about your potential savings, we've got a Cord Cutting Calculator for that.
The Best New Fall TV Series So Far
The first half of fall's broadcast TV premieres are done with freshmen series This Is Us, Designated Survivor and Speechless - which has been called 'one of the most important shows about disability in the history of television' - coming out as winners. All three have all received full season pickups from their networks.
Don't miss these series - make sure you've got them set to record on your Tablo!
What's Coming to Your Favorite Streaming Services in October
A new month means new content on your favorite streaming services. Cord Cutters News has the details on what's coming and going in October including two must-sees on Netflix: The Grinder (oft lamented as having been canceled too soon by Fox) and cult classic movie Dazed & Confused.
As Matthew McConaughey's character Wooderson would say, it's "All right, all right, all right."
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