Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
First a quick update... We'll be on a semi-hiatus for the next two weeks so expect a much shorter edition next week and then a break the following Friday. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming August 19th.
This week we have a Q&A on ad-free streaming device platforms, deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!
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Q&A > What Streaming Device Has An Ad-Free Interface?
This week's question comes from Patrick who says, "I really hate all the ads on my Fire TV. Is there a streaming device that doesn't have ads everywhere?"
One of the downsides of the interface on streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV and even Roku and Android TV are the ads. The price of these gadgets are subsidized by the manufacturers based on their ability to sell and show advertising for streaming services to users.
At one point there were two premium-priced, ad-free alternatives out there: the NVIDIA Shield and the Apple TV. Unfortunately, the NVIDIA Shield's summer 2021 update brought home screen ads to that platform, leaving only one alternative.
The Apple TV offers a super snappy and customizable home screen free of ads but prepare to spend at least $150 for those benefits.
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DEALS > Sale on Refurbished Tablo DVRs & More
This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include:
SHORT CUTS > NFL Debuts Mobile-Only Streaming Service, & More
'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including:
WHAT'S ON > Must-See OTA TV
As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
- Catch the season 2 premiere of Secret Celebrity Renovation - July 29th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS
- Tune into the music special CMA Fest - August 3rd @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CTV2
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.
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