|OT| The Cordcutting Thread - Watching the TV while saving your wallet

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First time making an OT here so here goes nothing. Thread will be updated whenever new services come and go:

FAQ:
What does it mean to "Cut the Cord"?
Cord-cutting means to quit using cable TV and rely on internet streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

Why should I cut the cord?
As you continue to use your cable TV service, your total bill will continue to go up out of nowhere.

Do I have to subscribe to every paid service to watch everything?
You don't always have to subscribe to every service, just sign up for free trials for any paid service and keep the service(s) that you enjoy the most.

I can use an antenna to watch my shows?
Yes, most modern TVs come with an antenna port. When your TV has an indoor/outdoor antenna, you will be able to watch free TV channels. You can even hook up an antenna to your TV tuner that is plugged into your PC or Android TV box. You will however miss out on premium channels such as HBO.

My internet speed is acting up. What can I do to make it faster?
One thing that you can do is to buy a wifi mesh router, such as the Google Wifi router, to make your internet less clogged.

Can I watch live TV on my game console/phone/tablet/Smart TV?
Yes, it is possible to watch live TV on those devices. However, it depends on the service and device supported.
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Services:
On-Demand:
Netflix (paid): The grand-daddy of all streaming services. Contains tons of original movies and shows as well as Anime. Higher tiers include better picture quality (up to 4K) and additional streams.
Hulu (paid): Comes in two tiers, with limited ads and no ads. Also contains original series and movies.
Kanopy (free, requires library card number): On demand service for library guests and college students. Completely free to watch movies and tv series with library card. Content may be unavailable at times at request of library owner.
Amazon Prime Video (paid): Contains original movies and series. Requires Amazon Prime subscription to watch original content. Has dedicated website for international territories. Supports Movies Anywhere.
VUDU (freemium): Wal-Mart-owned movies and TV on demand service. Has movies that can be watched for free with ads. Supports Movies Anywhere.
Movies Anywhere: Unified movie locker. Originally made for Dinsey movies but later expanded to Warner Bros. and Universal. Accounts that link to Microsoft/Amazon/Google/Xfinity/FandangoNow/Vudu/Apple will have their owned movies available to own for free on the corresponding retailer. Doesn't support Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate as of this writing.
Britbox (paid; $6.99 /mo or 69.99 /year): Netflix-like on-demand service with focus on UK television programs from ITV and BBC. US version has derth of original content. Also available in UK and Canada with different programming.
Apple TV+ (paid): Streaming service by Apple. Currently has mostly original series and movies, can be watched on iOS, tvOS, and macOS. Extremely light on TV-MA/R content. Coming September 2019.
Viki (freemium): On-demand programming service by Rakuten with focus on Asian dramas and movies (mostly Korean and Japanese), though Russian and English dramas are available. Some shows require Viki Pass or Viki Pass Plus to watch. Not all shows available in all regions. Viki Pass plus tier contains programming from Kocowa TV service.
Kocowa TV (freemium): On demand TV service for Korean-only programming. Has daily, monthly and yearly memberships for ad-free viewing as well as access to free select episodes daily. Some programs are available on Viki via Viki Pass plus and On Demand Korea Premium membership.
On Demand Korea (freemium): Yet another Korean on demand service. Includes Christianity and kids programming, as well as content from Kocowa through Premium membership.
HBO Now (paid; $14.99 /mo): HBO's streaming service. Only available in the US and certain US territories. Latin America version is known as HBO GO.
All Japan Pro Wrestling TV (paid): On demand service by All Japan Pro Wrestling. Can watch AJPW matches from 2000 onwards (rights for 90s matches are currently owned by Nippon TV).
Crunchyroll (freemium): Originally a host for fansubbed anime, Crunchyroll is the largest anime streaming service in the US. Contains 900+ anime series with simulcasts for currently airing anime. In addition to having dubs (as well as multilingual dubs) for recent anime, Crunchyroll also contains manga and Asian dramas. Premium service is $7.99 /mo and gives you access to all anime and manga as well as no ads and ability to watch on every device.
VRV (paid): An streaming service by Otter Media akin to Sling TV's a la carte model. You can subscribe to any "channel" individually or all channels for $39.99 as a combo pack. Contains content from Boomerang, RoosterTeeth, and NickSplat. You can also watch Crunchyroll content if you link your Crunchyroll account that has a premium membership active.
NFL Gamepass ( NFL Football, every game, a lot of original content and NFL Network 24/7. Blackouts apply in the UK. Great in Europe, a lot of limitations in the US)
MLB.tv (Every game of the MLB season. Blackouts apply in the US)
NBA (Every game of the NBA season and post-season with additional content. Blackouts apply in the US)
NHL TV (Every game of the NHL season and post-season with additional content. Blackouts apply in the US)
UFC TV (Every UFC event. PPV events sold separately)
WWE Network (Every WWE event)
LiveBasketball TV (International basketball and FIBA competitions)
Tennis TV (ATP Tennis, every tournament except Slams)
WTA TV (WTA Tennis, every tournament except Slams)
Formula 1 TV
Lacrosse Network
Golf TV
Espn Player (College sports)
Eurosport Player (Only available in Europe I think, different sports available depending on your country. They usually have ATP Tennis, Snooker, Rally, Darts and other stuff)
DAZN (Available in DE, AT, CH, JP, IT, CA, US, ES and BR. Different sports depending on your location. They have NFL, MLB, NHL, Serie A, MLS, Ligue 1, La Liga, UFC and many other events)

Cable TV Replacement:
YouTube TV (paid; $49.99 /mo): Regarded to many as the best paid live TV service due to its friendly user interface, DVR and ability to stream up to 3 screens. Contains 80+ channels in one single package including Discovery channels as well as a standalone channels for YouTube exclusive original series and movies. Add-ons include Starz, Epix and AMC Premiere. Can be used on web, Smart TVs, Android TV (no Live Channels app support), iOS/tvOS, and mobile with fireTV apps on the way.
Philo TV (paid; $20 /mo): A good paid TV service for a tight budget. Used by cord-cutters for those who want Viacom channels. Contains 50+ channels in a single package. No add-on packages as of this writing.
Sling TV (paid): Dish Network's live tv service inspired by the Air TV device. Comes in two tiers. Has international channels as add-ons.
Hulu with Live TV (paid): Comes with Unlimited simultaneous screens when at home, up to 3 on the go. Ads will still play during live TV so be warned.
Playstation Vue (paid): Comes in 4 tiers, can watch on PlayStation 4 consoles, as well as TVs and on mobile.
DirecTV Now (paid): The least used paid TV service. Channels come in 5 tiers. DVR is paid add-on.
Pluto TV (free): Free legal TV service with channels based on IGN, Shout Factory, and more. Also contains channels based on Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central due to Viacom ownership. Mobile apps come with international versions.
Apple TV Channels (paid): All in one live tv aggregation service.
Fubo TV (paid): Paid live tv service with a focus on live sports.
Amazon Channels (paid):

Hybrid:
CBS All Access (paid; on-demand/live tv): CBS's streaming service with live TV. Available in US and Canada. $5.99 for limited commercial plan and $9.99 for commercial free plan with live TV. Live TV still plays ads on commercial free plan. Original content consists of Star Trek: Discovery, Big Brother: Over the Top and The Good Fight.

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DEVICES

Streaming Boxes/Sticks:
NVIDIA SHIELD: The best streaming box for cord cutting. Powered with the Tegra X1 chip, the NVIDIA SHIELD is a certified Android TV box that can play movies and shows in 4K as well as both PC games via GeForce Now and native Android TV games. Also compatible with many smart home devices such as the Logitech Harmony hub and Samsung SmartThings. NVIDIA SHIELD also has a version sold in Mainland China with a focus on gaming, contains legally emulated versions of select Nintendo games like Super Mario Galaxy.
Roku: A nice line of streaming devices developed by a former Netflix employee. Product line consists of streaming players, streaming sticks and TVs that run a proprietary OS. Apps on Roku are known as "Channels" and are free to download. Some apps require a paid subscription to use.
Amazon Fire TV: Part of the Fire line of devices, comes in Box, Cube, and Stick forms as well as dedicated TVs. All of them run Fire OS (a customized version of Android). Has the Amazon appstore though it can run most sideloaded Android apps via external downloading app.
Mi Box S: Set top box by Xiaomi. Comes in two regional versions. One with a customized interface and app store for Mainland China and the other with Android TV and Google Play store for International audiences. The least used box for cord cutters due to issues with 4k playback and casting issues. Site says its exclusively sold at Walmart online, though its also available at Amazon and other online shops.


Feel free to write your experiences with cord-cutting here, as well as advice for newcomers and veterans.

Oh, and one more thing. DO NOT LINK TO ILLEGAL STREAMS OR PIRATED CONTENT ON THIS THREAD
 
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I'll add this:
If you happen to have a library membership, there is a good chance that Kanopy might be available to you.
Kanopy is a streaming service connected with a library account - has a decent selection of films (determined by your library), tv and educational content.
 
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I'll add this:
If you happen to have a library membership, there is a good chance that Kanopy might be available to you.
Kanopy is a streaming service connected with a library account - has a decent selection of films (determined by your library), tv and educational content.
Hell yeah, I used Kanopy before at my college and its pretty good for studying subjects in college. Only gripe I had with it besides how it handles TV series was that the selection can be limited at request of the library.
 
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A new Dune series announced exclusively for the WarnerMedia streaming service

Disney and Hulu in talks for possible collaboration effort

NewsON app now available for Fire TV


CBS launched a new 24/7 news channel with content from CBS2 KBCS and CBS 9 KCAL

Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV devices on sale for Father's Day
 
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ATT no longer focusing on DirecTV NOW

DirecTV NOW had some much potential and I was looking forward to getting it for the Korean channels. Looks like I'll stick to the YouTube TV and Philo combo with Viki Plus.
 
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TIVO to create new DVR called TIVO Edge, antenna version also discovered

Viacom announces new BET+ streaming service. coming fall 2019, commercial free
 
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New Arrivals for Hulu this July
Available July 1


  • Forged in Fire Complete Season 5 (History Channel)
  • Forged in Fire: Knife or Death Complete Season 2 (History Channel)
  • Grace vs. Abrams Complete Season 1 (A&E)
  • Hoarders Complete Season 6 (A&E)
  • Killer in Plain Sight Complete Season 1 (Content Media)
  • Married at First Sight Complete Season 7 (Lifetime)
  • Mountain Men Complete Season 2 (History Channel)
  • Nightwatch Nation Complete Season 1 (A&E)
  • Project Runway Complete Season 12 (Lifetime)
  • The Universe Complete Seasons 4-6 (History Channel)
  • Veronica Mars Complete Seasons 1-3 (Warner Bros)
  • What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage Series Premiere (FOX)
  • 88 Minutes (2007)
  • A Little Princess (1995)
  • A Year Ago in Winter (2008)
  • Accomplices (2010)
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • Airplanes II: The Sequel (1982)
  • American Gun (2005)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • The Amityville Horror (2005)




  • Antiviral (2013)
  • The Appeared (2009)
  • Apres Lui (2008)
  • Arbitrage (2012)
  • Are We Done Yet? (2007)
  • Are We There Yet? (2005)
  • Astro Boy (2009)
  • Bad Lieutenant (1992)
  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • The Benchwarmers (2006)
  • Beyond the Gates (of Hell) (2016)
  • Big Fish (2003)
  • Brotherhood of Justice (1986)
  • Bull Durham (1988)
  • Bunny and the Bull (2010)
  • The Chateau (2001)
  • The Childhood of a Leader (2016)
  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • Coffin Rock (2009)
  • Con Air (1997)
  • Cooties (2014)
  • CSA: Confederate States of America (2005)
  • Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
  • Dans Paris (2006)
  • Death Bell (2009)
  • Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  • Endless Love (1981)
  • Errors of the Human Body (2013)
  • Evolution (2015)
  • Fainheart (2008)
  • Fighter (2007)
  • The First Wives Club (1996)




  • Gangster No. 1 (2000)
  • The Girl Under the Waves (2001)
  • Good Luck Chuck (2007)
  • Good Time Max (2008)
  • Hard Candy (2006)
  • Hellions (2015)
  • Hero (“Ying Xiong”) (2002)
  • Home of the Brave (2006)
  • Honey 2 (20111)
  • The Housemaid (2011)
  • The Human Stain (2003)
  • I Remember You (2017)
  • The Imperialists are Still Alive (2011)
  • Into The Blue (2005)
  • Into The Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
  • Johnny Mad Dog (2010)
  • Killing them Safely (2015)
  • King Kong (2005)
  • The Last Days (2014)
  • Leaving (2010)
  • Letters to Juliet (2010)
  • Man About Town (2006)
  • Man in the Moon (1991)
  • Manglehorn (2015)
  • Married to the Mob (1988)
  • Minority Report (2002)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  • My Best Friend’s Girl (2008)
  • Myth of the American Sleepover (2011)
  • No One Knows about Persian Cats (2010)
  • Open Water (2004)
  • Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
  • Operation Condor (1991)
  • Operation Condor II: The Armour of the Gods (1991)
  • The Overbrook Brothers (2010)
  • Paper Covers Rock (2009)
  • Paranoid Park (2008)
  • The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • The Princess of Montpensier (2011)
  • Primal (2011)
  • Prime (2005)
  • Proof (2005)
  • Pumpkin (2002)
  • Puzzle (2011)
  • The Quiet American (2002)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Rain (2009)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • Rocky II (1979)
  • Rocky III (1982)
  • Rocky IV (1985)
  • Rocky V (1990)
  • Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Rules of Engagement (2000)
  • Running Scared (1986)
  • Sangre de mi Sangre (2008)
  • Shanghai Surprise (1986)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Sling Blade (1996)
  • Someone Else (2009)
  • Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary (2010)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Species (1995)
  • Species II (1998)
  • Species III (2004)
  • Species: The Awakening (2007)
  • Stalked By My Patients (2018)
  • Stigmata (1999)
  • Stung (2015)
  • Superbad (2007)




  • Swimfan (2002)
  • Swingers (1996)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • The Sum of all Fears (2002)
  • Terror in the Woods (2018)
  • The Time that Remains (2011)
  • The Uninvited (2009)
  • The Wraith (1987)
  • Thomas in Love (2001)
  • Traitor (2008)
  • Turtles Can Fly (2004)
  • Unmade Beds (2009)
  • Uptown Girls (2003)
  • Vampires (2011)
  • Vincere (2010)
  • Walk Away Renee (2012)
  • We Are What We Are (2011)
  • White Night Wedding (2008)
  • With a Friend like Harry (2000)
  • Women of Brewster Place (1989)

Available July 2


  • The Last Word (2017)

Available July 3


  • Phoenix (1998)

Available July 4


  • Into The Dark: Culture Shock Episode 10 Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • The Brink (2019)
  • Woman at War (2018)

Available July 5


  • Amazing World of Gumball Complete Season 6 (Cartoon Network)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Complete Season 13 (FX)
  • The Venture Bros. Complete Season 7 (Adult Swim)
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

Available July 7


  • The Real Housewives of Orange County Complete Season 13 (Bravo)

Available July 10


  • Bring the Funny Series Premiere (NBC)
  • Harlots Season 3 Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • Witness Protection (2008)

Available July 12


  • Hollywood Game Night Season 6 Premiere (NBC)
  • Gone Baby Gone (2007)




Available July 13


  • Clique Complete Season 2 (All3 Media)

Available July 15


  • 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days: Complete Season 2 (TLC)
  • Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Complete Seasons 17-18 (HGTV)
  • Caribbean Life: Complete Seasons 6-7 (HGTV)
  • Chopped: Complete Seasons 30-31 (Food Network)
  • Cold Valley: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
  • Deadly Women: Complete Seasons 11-12 (IDTV)
  • Food Paradise: Complete Season 11 (Food Network)
  • Homicide Hunter: Complete Season 8 (IDTV)
  • How The Universe Works: Complete Seasons 3-6 (Discovery Channel)
  • Kids BBQ Championship: Complete Season 2 (Food Network)
  • Killer Unknown: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
  • Love It or List It: Complete Seasons 12-13 (HGTV)
  • Mythbusters: Complete Season 20 (Discovery Channel)
  • Mythbusters Jr: Complete Season 1 (Discovery Channel)
  • NASA’s Unexplained Files: Complete Seasons 1-5 (Science Channel)
  • Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Seasons 15-16 (TLC)
  • Secret Space Escapes: Complete Season 1 (Science Channel)
  • Shark Week 2017: Complete Season 1 (Discovery Channel)
  • The 1990’s: The Deadliest Decade: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
  • The Golden State Killer: It’s Not Over: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
  • Your Worst Nightmare Complete Seasons 4-5 (IDTV)

Available July 18


  • The Last Man (2019)

Available July 19


  • Tokyo Ghoul: Complete Season 3A (DUBBED) (Funimation)

Available July 20


  • Apollo 11 (2019)

Available July 21


  • The Wave (2015)

Available July 22


  • Time Freak (2019)




Available July 23


  • Planet 51 (2009)

Available July 26


  • Light as a Feather: Complete Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • Power: Complete Season 5 (Starz)
  • Veronica Mars: Complete Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • I Trapped the Devil (2019)
  • The Field Guide to Evil (2019)

Available July 29


  • After Darkness (2018)

Available July 30


  • Bachelor in Paradise: Season 6 Premiere (ABC)

Available July 31


  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018)
  • Dior and I (2015)
New arrivals for Netflix in July
 
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RUMOR: WarnerMedia's streaming service will be called HBO MAX

HBO MAX to get Dune series, TGIF comedy show reboots

DirecTV NOW gets more local channels from Sinclair & Scripps

AT&T looking to sell its sports networks

Fubo TV now streams 30,000 sports events per year

PS Vue adds NHL Network, raises prices for plans
 
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I'll have to check out Kanopy. This is the first I've heard of it.

I got a Roku after I cut cable two years ago. Didn't know it was by a former Netflix employee.

What's up with ppl watching theater-release movies on the Amazon Firestick? Or is that just rumor?

Don't trust these air antennas man. They say you get 40+++ channels, but I bought two thinking one was broken, with the amp on/off, with the satellite in different positions, and I only get 20 channels.
 
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I'll have to check out Kanopy. This is the first I've heard of it.

I got a Roku after I cut cable two years ago. Didn't know it was by a former Netflix employee.

What's up with ppl watching theater-release movies on the Amazon Firestick? Or is that just rumor?

Don't trust these air antennas man. They say you get 40+++ channels, but I bought two thinking one was broken, with the amp on/off, with the satellite in different positions, and I only get 20 channels.
  • Be careful while trying to use Kanopy as libraries have started terminating their partnership with them because of high costs. Some libraries still have Hoopla though.
  • Netflix are in good terms with Wood. They invested $6 million in Roku and even allowed the use of their logo for dedicated buttons on Roku remotes.
  • Not sure, I haven't seen any pages of same-day theater movie releases on Prime Video (at least in the US).
  • I can see where you are coming from. Air antennas are more of a YMMV thing.
 
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HBO Max confirmed, will contain content from Crunchyroll and Rooster Teeth, coming 2020

HBO GO and HBO NOW unaffected by HBO MAX launch

YouTube app is back on Fire TV Stick

5 Tips for Antenna owners
 
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AirTV gets stuck version called "AirTV Mini", currently free to new and existing owners who prepay for 3 months

 
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Verizon is currently running a promotion where you can get 1 month of YouTube TV for free if you sign up for any Fios package. This is great since YouTube TV is currently the definitive cable TV replacement IMO. Ends on August 15th

Roku is also giving away a free month trial for Showtime, Starz and Epix for new Roku/Roku TV owners

CBS stations offline on DirecTV NOW due to contractual issues

FX Networks being dropped from Sling TV

Gossip Girl to get reboot for HBO Max

A&T TV to soft launch in certain markets, livestreaming version of DirecTV

Roku to be available in Brazil and other countries
 
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Make sure to move your UltraViolet content to VUDU/Fandango NOW/Kaledescape before July 31st

Netflix to come to AT&T TV
 
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HBO MAX to get Live TV/Sports (MEGATON)

Fubo Sports Network available now on LG and Samsung Smart TVs

WWE Network to get redesign

AT&T TV to launch this year

Buckeye Broadband launches Live TV "service" in Ohio and certain areas in Michigan

RUMOR: Verizon to launch "Stream TV" streaming player
 
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PSA: tvOS 13 Public Beta is currently broken due to massive lag, crashes and hang ups, do not install. Wait for the release candidate version.

NBC Streaming service to launch 2020, The Office won't be available at launch

ESPN2 bringing back ESPN8: The Ocho for this August, based on the film "Dodgeball"

Older Bravia TVs to lose Prime Video app this September

Congress looking into updated TV laws
 
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AT&T TV confirmed, will have 500 hours of DVR, Live TV streaming and over 50,000 titles on demand

DirecTV Now will be rebranded as AT&T TV Now

Hulu with Live TV finally gets Android TV support in August

Pluto TV gets new MTV channels with names inspired by YO MTV Raps and MTV2 Spanking New
 
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Sports are often the main reason people watch TV but there are many streaming services available for all sports lovers. They're all available in Europe but things might be different in other territories (especially in the US). I hope someone will find it useful.


NFL Gamepass ( NFL Football, every game, a lot of original content and NFL Network 24/7. Blackouts apply in the UK. Great in Europe, a lot of limitations in the US)
MLB.tv (Every game of the MLB season. Blackouts apply in the US)
NBA (Every game of the NBA season and post-season with additional content. Blackouts apply in the US)
NHL TV (Every game of the NHL season and post-season with additional content. Blackouts apply in the US)
UFC TV (Every UFC event. PPV events sold separately)
WWE Network (Every WWE event)
LiveBasketball TV (International basketball and FIBA competitions)
Tennis TV (ATP Tennis, every tournament except Slams)
WTA TV (WTA Tennis, every tournament except Slams)
Formula 1 TV
Lacrosse Network
Golf TV


Espn Player (College sports)
Eurosport Player (Only available in Europe I think, different sports available depending on your country. They usually have ATP Tennis, Snooker, Rally, Darts and other stuff)
DAZN (Available in DE, AT, CH, JP, IT, CA, US, ES and BR. Different sports depending on your location. They have NFL, MLB, NHL, Serie A, MLS, Ligue 1, La Liga, UFC and many other events)
 
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Sports are often the main reason people watch TV but there are many streaming services available for all sports lovers. They're all available in Europe but things might be different in other territories (especially in the US). I hope someone will find it useful.


NFL Gamepass ( NFL Football, every game, a lot of original content and NFL Network 24/7. Blackouts apply in the UK. Great in Europe, a lot of limitations in the US)
MLB.tv (Every game of the MLB season. Blackouts apply in the US)
NBA (Every game of the NBA season and post-season with additional content. Blackouts apply in the US)
NHL TV (Every game of the NHL season and post-season with additional content. Blackouts apply in the US)
UFC TV (Every UFC event. PPV events sold separately)
WWE Network (Every WWE event)
LiveBasketball TV (International basketball and FIBA competitions)
Tennis TV (ATP Tennis, every tournament except Slams)
WTA TV (WTA Tennis, every tournament except Slams)
Formula 1 TV
Lacrosse Network
Golf TV


Espn Player (College sports)
Eurosport Player (Only available in Europe I think, different sports available depending on your country. They usually have ATP Tennis, Snooker, Rally, Darts and other stuff)
DAZN (Available in DE, AT, CH, JP, IT, CA, US, ES and BR. Different sports depending on your location. They have NFL, MLB, NHL, Serie A, MLS, Ligue 1, La Liga, UFC and many other events)
Great list! I will add the links asap
 
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NVIDIA SHIELD Pie update available now

AT&T TV will likely be exclusive to official ATT-branded Android TV boxes

ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC to sue Locast
 
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What the hell. Someone managed to use my Windows live email to sign up for Verizon FiOS. I just got this email.


I censored the address and order number for private reasons.

Is the email a phishing scam?
 
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Added more links to the OP. Also, more news.

Free CuriousityStream for PS Vue members

FCC to block cities and homes from imposing fees for home internet

Some antenna tv channels are moving

AT&T Android TV Boxes get update that adds Google Assistant support

Not cord-cutting related, but Viacom and CBS are becoming one again.

Dish Network's Charlie Ergen vows to remove regional sports networks on both Dish and Sling services

US lawmakers to possibly declare streaming copyrighted content a felony

HBO Max to get exclusive streaming rights for Doctor Who]

CBS All Access and Showtime (streaming version) reach 8 million concurrent users, aims for 22 million by 2o22; 12 original shows for CBS All Access planned for release in 2020

Apple may charge users for Apple TV+


 
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DirecTV NOW app updates released; ATT TV Now branding begins today

Pluto TV gets 10 channels, including MTV VMA, CMT Cheer, Comedy Central Roasts and TV Land

The OA cancelled after 2 seasons

Schitt's Creek seasons 1-4 coming to CW Seed

Twitch to stream USA Basketball Games and Jr. NBA Global Championship Games
 
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Oh wow, perfect timing on this thread. I actually have some questions I've been shopping around the internet:

1) My main media player is an Xbox One X. My TV is an LG OLED55E8PUA. Are there any universal remotes that can control both? Is there a particular recommended one?

2) I have an active HBO Now subscription, standalone. I see Hulu offers HBO as an add-on. Is there any way I can link my current HBO subscription to a Hulu subscription, or do I have to wait until the HBO runs out and then re-subscribe to it as a Hulu add-on?

3) I don't account share, nothing illegal, but I do sign into my streaming profiles when I go over the houses of friends who don't have those services, and Hulu has some good stuff on it I'm sure we'll want to watch eventually. (Lot of Annapurna movies, y'know?) But of course, Hulu with Live TV requires an assigned home address. What happens if I sign into that account away from the home address, on another person's console or smart TV? Will I get banned? Does the distance matter? Because I do sign in as closely as other neighborhoods in Ohio, or as far as when I visit my buddy in Virginia.
 
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Oh wow, perfect timing on this thread. I actually have some questions I've been shopping around the internet:

1) My main media player is an Xbox One X. My TV is an LG OLED55E8PUA. Are there any universal remotes that can control both? Is there a particular recommended one?

2) I have an active HBO Now subscription, standalone. I see Hulu offers HBO as an add-on. Is there any way I can link my current HBO subscription to a Hulu subscription, or do I have to wait until the HBO runs out and then re-subscribe to it as a Hulu add-on?

3) I don't account share, nothing illegal, but I do sign into my streaming profiles when I go over the houses of friends who don't have those services, and Hulu has some good stuff on it I'm sure we'll want to watch eventually. (Lot of Annapurna movies, y'know?) But of course, Hulu with Live TV requires an assigned home address. What happens if I sign into that account away from the home address, on another person's console or smart TV? Will I get banned? Does the distance matter? Because I do sign in as closely as other neighborhoods in Ohio, or as far as when I visit my buddy in Virginia.
1) The contour 8 all in one remote supports the Xbox One X but it has no home button and can't exit some apps. XBox One X also supports Logitech Harmony remotes.

2) Yes, it is possible to link your HBO NOW account with Hulu

3) Not sure if this will answer your question but Hulu with Live TV can only support one address. You can however update the home address 4 times within the 12 month period.
 
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Just took care of that FiOS phishing activity with my mom and now we're getting FiOS for real! I have just activated the free month of YouTube TV and its really cool so far.

Fix for Youtube TV on NVIDIA Shield in the works

AT&T TV NOW are still blacking out many local CBS stations

NBC Sports to get streaming version made specifically for pubs

CBS and Viacom to announce upcoming planned merger on the 12th

Hulu blacklisted on AT&T's upcoming streaming box
 
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Altice USA overcharging customers

Elizabeth Warren wants to have all ISPs available to every home

More NFL teams get dedicated Roku channels
 
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AT&T TV NOW rebranding now rolling out to Apple TV (4th gen/4k), Roku and Fire TV

AT&T TV NOW re-adding missing CBS local channels

The Roku Channel gets 5 new channels, now over 30 available

Stadium to stream 31 college games this year, some will be facebook-exclusive

Viacom and CBS confirm re-merging, new holdings company will be called ViacomCBS Inc. (not a joke), focus will be on streaming

Netflix Faces Increased Scrutiny Overseas
 
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How available is College Football in the U.S. because i can see those streams helping Stadium quite a bit.
College Football is huge isn't it?
 
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How available is College Football in the U.S. because i can see those streams helping Stadium quite a bit.
College Football is huge isn't it?
It's almost widely available as NFL football
 
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So everyone has it anyway then. I just wondered if it would be a big draw for Stadia. Thanks.
 
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Sony to cut down on PlayStation Vue advertising

Plex gets new Desktop app (available now), Media Player app to be discontinued in 2020


RUMOR: Facebook to start work on streaming device.


Huge amounts of accounts on Netflix and other streaming services stolen
 
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MEGATON: YouTube Originals to be available for free to non-Premium users; Premium users get early access to season premieres


Roku to open beta program for users

Certain Discovery channels to move to higher tiers in PlayStation Vue
 
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AT&T TV officially live in certain markets;

AT&T TV NOW (DirecTV Now) finally gets Android TV app

Disney+ to support Roku, iOS/tvOS, Android/Android TV, consoles and Roku at launch; also launching in Canada and Netherlands the same day as US.

Disney+ is going to be HUGE. Hope that the service works great.

As for AT&T TV NOW, I don't have much faith in it personally. Good luck to those who are looking to sign up for the service regardless.