Happy Cut the Cord Day Cord Cutters!
Today is a day that we celebrate freedom from overpriced cable and satellite bills and watch what what we want, when we want, for a whole lot less money!!!
This week we're featuring some great cord cutting day deals, tips for Roku and Apple TV users, and as always this week's must-see TV!
OK... now let's get to it!
LAST CHANCE: Enter to Win Our National Cut the Cord Day Prize Pack!
As we mentioned, today is National Cut the Cord Day! To celebrate we've teamed up with the lovely people at TCL - the fastest growing TV manufacturer in the US - to give away an amazing prize pack including:
- A 55" TCL Roku TV with 4K and HDR technology so you can enjoy all of your favorite streaming channels and OTA TV on your big screen
- A Winegard FlatWave Micro indoor OTA antenna so you can access all your local broadcast TV channels
- A brand NEW Tablo DUAL OTA DVR so you can discover, record and stream all of the amazing FREE TV you can get with your new antenna
The contest ends TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m. ET so enter soon, enter often and share the contest with your friends for more chances to win!
DEALS: $30 Off Tablo DUAL & $1 Movie Rentals & More
There are lots of cord cutter friendly deals on for National Cut the Cord Day including:
- $30 off the new Tablo DUAL OTA DVR at BestBuy.com and in select stores
- Get a FREE OTA antenna with the purchase of S-Series TCL Roku TVs on Amazon.com
- Rent a movie from the Google Play store (including new releases) for $1
- With Amazon Prime Day happening July 11th keep your eyes peeled for deals but a few including credits to Prime Video, discounted movie rentals, TV wall mounts and more have already leaked
TIPS & TRICKS: 20 'Hidden' Roku Tricks for Streaming Success
Year after year our customers tell us how much they LOVE their Roku streaming set-top-boxes, sticks and Smart TVs. They're definitely one of the 'secret weapons' that make cord cutting easy for the whole family to embrace.
If you're reading this, you probably already know you watch and record live OTA TV from your antenna with Tablo and Roku, but there are tons of other nifty ways for cord cutters to put their Roku through its paces. Check out the full list on PCMag.
Have an Apple TV instead? Check out Business Insider's list of Apple hacks.
NEWS: Watching TV On... Facebook?
Facebook is following Twitter into the realm of broadcasting. The social media website recently announced they've greenlit the production of two shows: one featuring Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame, and another focusing on the Ball family which is taking the basketball world by storm.
Facebook's goal is to eventually allow content creators to sell ad spots on their video content directly to advertisers, effectively allowing anyone to create their own TV show and use Facebook as its 'network'.
What do you think of this venture? Will you tune in? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook.
WHAT'S ON: Must-See OTA TV
As usual, there's lots of great FREE TV on this week including:
- The hit mobile game Candy Crush is now a gameshow! Check out the premiere with host Mario Lopez - July 9 @ 8:00 p.m. on CBS/CTV
- Catch baseball's best in the MLB All-Star game - July 11 @ 8:00 p.m. on FOX
- Stars from the entire sports world will gather with host John Stewart for the 25th annual ESPY awards - July 12th @ 8:00 p.m. on ABC
- Witness some of the world's most amazing animal migrations in Nature's Great Race premiering - July 12 @ 9:00 p.m. on PBS
- Find out if the world can avoid a collision with an asteroid in the new sci-fi thriller miniseries Salvation - July 12 @ 9:00 p.m. on CBS/Global
- British series Hooten & the Lady follows the adventures of two globetrotting treasure hunters starting - July 13 @ 9:00 p.m. on CW
- Magic reality show Penn & Teller: Fool Us is back for season 4 - July 13 @ 8:00 p.m. on CW
Don't forget to set your Tablo to record all these great shows!
CANADIAN CORNER: Tragically Hip Documentary Coming to CTV This Fall
Hip fans won't want to miss a documentary coming to CTV this fall detailing the band's emotional Man Machine Poem tour. Titled 'Long Time Running', will include interviews, fan reactions, and footage from the final concert in the band's hometown of Kingston.
We'll let you know when there's an air date. Till then, check out the trailer!
We hope you enjoyed this edition of Cord Cutting This Week!
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