How to stream live tv, sports, and news? Cord cutter’s ultimate easy to understand guide.

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Main cable replacement package options :

Sling TV – slingtv.com – starting at $20/mo for 30+ channels, close to 100 add on channels in mini packages available, dvr 50 hours $5/mo

DirecTV Now – directvnow.com – starting at $35/mo for 50+ channels, more than double the channels for double the price ($70/mo), dvr coming soon, limited device support at this time, horrible bugs at this time

Fubo TV – fubotv.com – $34.99/mo for XX channels, heavily focused on soccer fans that speak english, extremely limited dvr with upgrades planned, extremely weak app

Playstation Vue – playstationvue.com – $29.99 for XX channels ($39.99/mo in markets with all local channels available), upgrade to top tier +$15/mo (hbo/sho extra), free dvr but shows delete after 28 days

Hulu – hulu.com – $39.99/mo for XX channels, no upgrades available to key channels like Cooking Channel or FXX but if you want a limited number of channels it works, dvr doesn’t let you skip commercials unless you pay $14.99/mo extra which gives you extra hours of storage as well

Top add ons to cable replacement packages :

Netflix

Youtube Red

KlowdTV

Amazon Prime

Hulu On Demand Only

Missing channel replacement :

CBS All Access

KlowdTV
Newmax
AWE
OAN
Stingray Music Service (50+ music chocie style, commercial free audio channels)
More, see klowdtv.com

Newsmax

TBN

Daystar

The Blaze TV

Hulu On Demand Limited

HBO Now

[deal alert] 2 BONUS Free Games With Gold This Week Only

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Tekken Tag tournament 2 ($19.99 value) is FREE this week for Gold members.  Also the Xbox One game LIMBO is free this week ($9.99 value) for Gold members.

These games are in addition to the regular games with gold here is how you get them :
– log in to the xbox.com site
– search for these 2 games
– click purchase or download (check to make sure it still says $0.00)
– they will automatically download to your consoles

Tekken Tag tournament 2 is backwards compatible so it will be playable on both your 360 and Xbox One.

Microsoft Says “No” to Xbox One DVR

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Microsoft has long promised TV DVR functionality to their Xbox One user base. It included the ability to pause live TV and schedule programs for recording. It was to be done through their existing TV Tuner adapter that takes TV antenna signals and allows them to be viewed on the Xbox One.

Here is what Microsoft said about the situation:

“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to put development of DVR for Over-the-Air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10. We’re always listening to fan feedback and we look forward to bringing more requested experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live this year.”

This comes as a slap in the face to loyal Xbox One owners who have been looking forward to this feature. I know people who have held off on buying a DVR because they thought their Xbox One would have that functionality. Hopefully in its place Microsoft adds some new great gaming features as they mention.

Project Fi Now Adds US Cellular to the Mix

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Project Fi just got a new benefit announced today. It was announced that US Cellular is going to be an added provider that Project Fi uses. This means better coverage for all Project Fi users. Google has said it will be rolled out in the coming weeks. That means it will most likely need an update for Nexus phones. It is interesting that Google could build phones that were ready for even more networks than they originally planned for with their cellular service.

Looking at the coverage map for US Cellular it looks like their primary network is in the Midwest and Northern California. There is also other partner coverage that shows up on their map, so it will be interesting to see how much more coverage is added to Project Fi. It can range from a few small areas to a lot more. We will see what happens in the coming weeks.

APB Reloaded Hits Xbox One Now

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Ever wished you could play cops vs. robbers with your friends as adults and be cool doing it?

Ever wished for a GTA massive multiplayer?

APB Reloaded on Xbox One may be exactly what you are looking for.  Play as either a Cop or Robber in a massive 50 vs. 50 open environment match.

They are using the Freemium model meaning you can play with your friends tonight.  All they need is an Xbox One, no need to talk them into also paying $49.99 to $99.99 for a new release game.  Much like the other free games on Xbox you can actually play most everything free and earn most everything free.

Dish / Sling TV Stock Rise on ZEE TV Exclusive

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Internet streaming television service Sling TV owned by Dish Network announced a huge deal, many parts of it exclusive to the two carriers, to carry over 30 Zee TV channels on Sling TV.

Sling TV has gained over 700k subs since it’s launch, streaming American channels live such as ESPN and CNN.  With the new international channels expect Sling TV sub counts to jump and continue upward.

OnePlus Smartphones Finally Available Without Invites

 

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For the past few years OnePlus has made good smartphones. The OnePlus One, Two, and X have all been popular phones. But until now you had to sign up for an invite and wait a long time sometimes to get your phone. In the days of Amazon Prime 2 day shipping it is hard to stomach a 2 month wait for a smartphone.

The OnePlus 3 will launch on June 14th without needing an invite. Whether this means they have enough stock to not sell out quickly or not is still to be seen. It would be a waste of time to make a big display about not having invites, then having the phone sell out and have a 2 month wait.

Nexus 5X only $199 with Project Fi Signup

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The Nexus 5X has always been a good value at $349. It has a 5.2 inch screen with a good camera, up to 32GB of storage, and other specs not found in low end phones. Now until June 9th, Google is having a sale on the phone and bringing the 16GB model to $199 and the 32GB model to $249 when you sign up for Project Fi.

Project Fi is Google’s entrance into the world of wireless carriers. They are not just another reseller of mobile networks like the other providers other than the big 4. Project Fi combines Sprint and T-Mobile’s wireless networks so you are able to get the best coverage in every area. It switches seamlessly between networks, and even allows for Wi-Fi calling when indoor reception is limited. The pricing starts at $30 per month for 1GB of data, unlimited calling and texting. Project Fi is not for heavy data users, but if you are looking for an affordable Nexus 5X and to try it out, it is a good deal.

Google Allo is the Coming of the Chat Bots

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Google announced Google Allo at their Google I/O developer conference. Allo is a new messaging app that learns the phrases and reactions you have in your normal writing and gives suggestions as to what it thinks you will say next. For example, if someone says they had a long day, it could suggest a couple options like “Why is that?”, “What happened”, or something else. You could then just touch the option, then hit send. This would greatly speed up messaging and give you the ability to write basic responses to situations and questions.

I think this could be something that could be beneficial if it was built into Android, or at least would work with SMS text messaging. Right now it looks like it will just be a separate messaging app that would need to be downloaded. Then if you are having friends download an app with chat bots it would be obvious that sometimes you would be talking to a chat bot instead of a human. That probably wouldn’t be the best idea.