Cord Cutting News Magazine

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

Step by Step Guide to Cutting the Cord

I get a lot of questions from family and friends about cutting the cord. I’ve even got an ongoing Nextdoor conversation with my neighbors who are having trouble wrapping their heads around the concept of giving up cable.If you’ve decided you’re ready to cut the cord, but don’t know where to start, then this guide is for you. It’s the same advice...

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...

Original Content: Transparent [Amazon Prime Video]

Amazon’s original series, Transparent, was introduced at a time when the US was experiencing some of its most impactful growing pains. The series made its debut in 2014 and is expected to air its fifth and final season later this year. Seven Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe later, Transparent has experienced its fair share of cast drama on a...

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...

Resistance is Futile - Reviewing the Amazon Fire TV Cube

Amazon is launching the first hands-free streaming media player, the Fire TV Cube. Shipping on this revolutionary product starts June 21st, but you can pre-order now. The new device is roughly shaped like a cube, about 4-inches all the way around. The cube will fit into your collective entertainment system and communicate with the hive mind seaml...

Netflix Original Content: The Staircase

Calling all armchair detectives and true crime buffs! Netflix has just released a 13-episode docuseries revisiting one of the most bizarre crimes of the 21st century. In 2003, novelist Michael Peterson was convicted of the 2001 murder of his wife, Kathleen Peterson, when her battered body was discovered at the bottom of the staircase in thei...

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...

Will the Apple TV App Be the Future of Entertainment?

Cable boxes have turned into a serious point of contention for cable companies already struggling to compete with the portability and versatility of streaming services. This point was driven home earlier last week at the Worldwide Developer’s Convention when Apple announced that Charter Spectrum will now offer the Apple TV App.According to Te...

Hulu Overhauls its Management - Subscribers Could be Seeing Major Changes

According to a Friday article released by the Los Angeles Times, Hulu is making waves in its executive pool, and they could cause some major programming changes. The company is the brainchild of four of the major media players and has risen to a competitive level of popularity in a relatively short time.The Chief Content Officer Joel Stiller...

Netflix Original Content: The Rain

Most of us aren’t in a hurry to watch foreign films. The dubbing usually isn’t great, and we struggle with unknown faces and occasional cultural boundaries. Fortunately, Netflix has made some fantastic content available—and it’s just good enough to get past the mismatched vocals and subtitles. The Rain follows a young brother and sister after...

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