That’s basically Netflix and Disney+ and nothing else.
Author: John Finn
John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been editing and writing about technology and streaming for online publications since 2014, and believes the best streaming approach is to rotate between services as needed.
John's preferred live TV streaming service right now is YouTube TV although he does tend to switch live TV services multiple times each year to keep up to date with their changes. Outside of live TV, John also actively streams HBO Max (for the shows), Peacock (for Premier League), and Paramount Plus (for Champion's League). However, John is also currently subscribed to Apple TV+, Discovery+, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, and Shudder.
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TiVo wants to replace your apps with channels.
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Amazon’s Fire TV platform now has more than 40 million active users. The company provided the latest user update at CES 2020, along with announcing an expansion of the ways in which customers can access Fire TV.
Roku has now announced a new “Roku TV Ready” program designed to highlight third-party devices that seamlessly work with Roku TV devices. Over the past few years, Roku has continued to grow its presence in the home entertainment market by expanding sales of its hardware, as well as expanding on the features offered through its…
Vizio has now announced an upgrade to its smart TV and streaming platform, SmartCast. The announcement was made during this year’s CES event in Las Vegas where the company also unveiled its 4K HDR Smart TV collection for 2020.
Konka will release a selection of new TVs powered by Android TV in the U.S. in 2020. The company made the announcement to coincide with the Consumer Electronics Show. CES 2020 takes place in Las Vegas between January 7 and 10 with Konka confirming the new TVs will be on show at the event.
Update Jan 5: AT&T and Hearst have reached an agreement bringing an end to a local affiliate blackout that affected subscribers to each of AT&T’s video services, including AT&T TV NOW.
Home Alone, Home Alone 2, and a number of other movies have suddenly disappeared from Disney+.
Disney+ is now tipped to reach 25 million subscribers by the end of the first quarter. While the Disney streaming service only launched in November, it immediately attracted massive interest as well as a significant number of subscribers in a short space of time. Now analysts are revising their estimates up to reflect the sustained…
Roku TV and Roku player users are no longer able to add the AT&T TV channel to their device. Considering AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW are both added to Roku devices through the same channel, this affects subscribers to both services equally.
Netflix subscribers no longer have access to the popular sitcom, ‘Friends.’ The removal of all ten seasons of the show means Friends cannot currently be streamed via a subscription service. The unavailability of Friends will change later in the year when AT&T and WarnerMedia launch the new HBO Max streaming service.
fuboTV has now dropped a number of channels, including FX, National Geographic and Fox RSNs. This appears to be an effect of the 21st Century Fox acquisition by Disney. While fubo has yet to publicly confirm the reason why, it has confirmed the removal of the channels.
Netflix has released details of its most popular titles of 2019 with Murder Mystery topping the list overall. Murder Mystery is one of Netflix’s own movies and sees Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston try to solve a whodunit-style murder mystery while on vacation.
The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote was one of Amazon’s best-selling devices during the 2019 Holiday season, according to Amazon. Each year, Amazon releases details on how much was sold during the festive period through the retailer. Along with the Alexa-enabled Fire TV Stick, the Echo Dot smart speaker and Echo Show 5…
Comcast is reportedly in talks to purchase the free live TV and on-demand streaming service, Xumo. Comcast also owns NBCUniversal. With NBCU planning to launch a new Peacock streaming service in 2020, it could be the case Xumo becomes part of Comcast and NBCU’s grander Peacock plan – should a deal be finalized.
The AirTV Mini dongle now supports the Amazon Prime Video app. The Air TV Mini launched earlier in 2019 and with the addition of the Prime app now provides Amazon Prime Video users with an additional way to access the wide selection of video content that’s available.
Sling is now providing all of its live TV subscribers with 10 hours of cloud DVR for free. Previously, cloud DVR was only available as an add-on with Sling. This follows on from Sling announcing a price increase that affects all of its subscribers.
Sling TV has raised the price of its plans by $5 per month. This is the latest in a round of 2019 price increases with almost every major live TV streaming service having raised their prices this year. Some services have raised their prices more than once in 2019.