Cord Cutting News Magazine

We cover the latest news, updates and hype on OTA Television, Streaming Services and Cable TV

Roku Expands Product Line with Speakers

Roku has been working to keep up with the evolution of the streaming industry by creating a brand specific product line. In October, the company will ship out the first of its new wireless speakers designed to work exclusively with Roku TVs. The speakers will come complete with a remote control that will work with the television, and another ta...

Trouble in Paradise: Comcast Fighting Fraud Lawsuit

Comcast only recently launched its new Xfinity wireless service, allowing existing consumers to add cellular phones to the growing list of services provided by the cable giant. It looks like the company may have tried to move into the wireless industry too quickly, and at the expense of consumer privacy.According to DSL Reports, Comcast is t...

Why are all the Streaming Services Increasing Their Prices?

Price hikes were the norm for cable companies because many of us didn’t have alternatives and canceling was too hard. But suddenly it feels like there’s a price hike in streaming bundles at every turn in the past few months. In March, YouTube TV announced the first price hike in the industry by increasing from $35/month to $40/month. At the en...

Entertainment Mega Mergers Will Impact Cord Cutting Costs

The last few months have produced a number of historic mega mergers between entertainment giants. Disney, Fox, and now the union between AT&T and Time Warner, Inc have spread billions of dollars between executives and shareholders—but what does this mean for consumers?The Justice Department has been outspoken in their protest of these merger...

Are DIRECTV NOW Price Hikes a Harbinger of Things to Come?

Only last month, the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner, Inc. was made official amidst promises that the telecommunications giant would resist the urge to raise prices on Time Warner content. This week, they started raising prices on existing content—starting with a $5 price hike for DIRECTV NOW customers.This price hike may seem fairly superfi...

Cord Cutting News - Week in Review

With so much happening the last couple weeks in cord cutting, we’ve gathered some of the most recent and relevant stories in one place for your entertainment enlightenment. Disney Starts a “Bidding War” with ComcastOn Tuesday, Disney chief Bob Iger met with Rupert Murdoch, the executive chair at Fox, in an attempt to make a bid for the Fox mo...

Big Merger Leads to Less Consumer Privacy

AT&T executives believed that merging with content giant Time Warner, Inc. would give it leverage to compete against streaming video services. The deal was two years in the making and was hanging by a thread, waiting for a federal judge to rule on the legality. The $85 billion deal was approved this week. The two companies will reach customers...

Roku Will Redesign Their Platform to Follow in Amazon’s Footsteps

Roku has announced their plans to develop a one-stop-shop platform that allows users to consolidate their subscription services. In a Variety exclusive, inside sources confirm that Roku’s marketplace is still in its infancy but will attempt to mimic the wildly popular Amazon Channels—with a few additional features.The way the system current...

AT&T Has Finally Acquired Time Warner - Now What?

In spite of the misgivings of the United States Department of Justice, a Federal judge approved the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner on Tuesday. The deal was finalized on Thursday amidst talk of an appeal by the Department of Justice, who initially denied the acquisition due to antitrust issues. The source of their concern hinged on the power that...

Plex makes you feel like the Great and Powerful Oz

On my Roku, the Plex channel description reads, “Plex magically organizes your video, music, and photo libraries and streams them to all your devices.” Magical organization is a topic of interest in pretty much any area of my life, so I set about learning more about the service recommended by more tech gurus than any other. By all accounts, P...

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