In case you've lost track of what day it is, it's.... *checks notes*... Friday!
This week we're talking about NBC's new streaming service Peacock and if its content problems may actually lead to a quicker rollout.
Also: Q&A on buffering, short cuts, must-see OTA TV, and more.
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NEWS: Peacock Sneak Preview On Now But Many Originals Delayed
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Q&A: Why Does Only One of My Fire TV Sticks Buffer?
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Today's question comes from Kelli who says, "We have two Fire TV sticks. The one in the living room works great, but the one in the bedroom won't play video without pausing to buffer every few minutes. They're the same model... Why is this happening?"
It's so frustrating when you're trying to binge your favorite show and the video keeps pausing to buffer. Buffering happens when the network your streaming device is connected to isn't fast enough to keep up with the video.
But when your have a super-fast internet plan, and other devices in your home are working perfectly, it's extra frustrating. Thankfully, that difference also points to a potential source for Kelli's problem: her Fire TV's connection to her home WiFi network/router.
If this is happening to you, first check the WiFi signal quality on your streaming device. If it's poor, try one of these fixes:
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SHORT CUTS: Antenna Review, More Free Sling TV & More
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:
WHAT'S ON: Must-See OTA TV
As always, there's lots great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
- Catch the special One World: Together at Home - April 18th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC/NBC/CBS/CityTV/Global
- Tune into Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince - April 21st @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS/CityTV
- Watch the new documentary miniseries H2O: The Molecule That Made Us - April 22nd @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Tune into the 2020 NFL Draft - April 23rd @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
- Following Will & Grace's (second) series finale, you can catch an extra retrospective special - April 23rd @ 9:30 p.m. on NBC
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: Paid Streaming Up 37%
Canadians spent 37% more on paid streaming services over the last year according to a new report.
This growth is mostly attributed to foreign streaming services and an overall growth in cord cutting in the country.
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