Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
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This week we have a Q&A on tricks to make navigating streaming apps faster, deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!
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Q&A > How Can I Make Navigating Streaming Menus Faster?
This week's question comes from Sonia who says, "The one thing driving me bananas about cutting the cord is that it seems like there's a lot of button presses to start watching my shows on the Roku. Is there a way to fix this? Should I get a universal remote?"
Sonia's question is a fairly popular one, especially for new cord cutters who are familiar with massive cable remotes which have a specific button for just about everything.
Streaming device remotes are much more simple. With fewer buttons, many will do double duty depending on the context.
For example, many apps including Tablo, Netflix, and Disney+ will let you use the fast forward and rewind buttons to quickly zip through menus. You can also skip secondary menus and start playing your favorite show sooner by hitting the play button versus the enter or OK button.
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DEALS > Save on Storage-Included Tablo DVRs & More
This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include:
SHORT CUTS > Bally Sports Service Launched, & 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 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - June 24th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS/Global
- Or tune in to the new series The Great American Recipe - June 24th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Documentary series Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness premieres - June 27th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
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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