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Our guide to the best streaming TV services for traveling

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Summer is officially here and for many, that means traveling. Whether that is to a beach house, camping, or a week at the cottage, the good news is you can take your streaming with you. If you’ve been looking for the best streaming TV on the Internet, this guide’s for you.

I often travel for work and rather than hoping the hotel has a good TV lineup, I take a streaming player with me to watch my favorite shows on the road.

That raises the question, which of the many live TV streaming services is best for travelers? Well, the truth is, what’s right for me may not be right for you. We’ll break down each service’s rules and let you pick and choose the ones you like.

The best streaming TV service for traveling is…

Ready to stream Twitch games, cord cutters?

Twitch games

Stream Twitch games for free

Twitch is an Amazon streaming service dedicated to the world of video game live streaming and esports. Now, with over two million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, it is a powerhouse.

Recently, Twitch has moved into the world of highly produced video game programming. From airing major esports events to creating their own documentaries with the launch of Twitch Studios on the world of sports, Twitch is the go-to place for gaming.

How to watch services like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News without cable

Fox News without cable

Watching CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News without cable

So, are you ready to pull the plug on your cable or satellite provider but worried about losing access to your favorite news program?

We have great news for you! All the major news services like CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC and others are available to cord cutters! Yup, it does not matter if you’re a fan of Bill O’Reilly or Rachel Maddow — cord cutting has you covered.

It is true that in the past, leaving a paid TV service like cable meant losing access to cable news. However, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue now give you access to every cable news channel you may want, without the exorbitant cable bill.

Along with big names like HLN and MSNBC, cord cutters can now get even more news services, which they can access all hours of the day, every day of the week.

Let’s take a look at the big names and on which of the two services they’re available.

Free TV guides for cord cutters

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We were off to a great start when we canceled cable TV; our new antenna gave us access to an abundant amount of great content. But it wasn’t long before we noticed one unexpected blank spot in our family television entertainment. How would we figure out what was on TV and when it would air? We had become very dependent on our TV channel guide to tell us what was on each day. We felt as if we had gone back to the 1990s when a TV guide popped up every time we changed the channel.

The good news, as we found out, is that you can get a TV channel guide just like, if not better than, the one you had when you paid for cable TV.

Smart TVs vs streaming set-top boxes

Smart TVs

Taking a look at Smart TVs and STBs

We are often asked if those new to cord cutting should purchase smart TVs or streaming set-top boxes. It can be confusing when looking at all the options; not only are there a wealth of set-top boxes to choose from but there are also an abundance of smart TV brands to consider.

Roku Streaming Stick: What you need to know about the quad-core streamer

Roku Streaming Stick

Here’s what you should know about the Roku Streaming Stick

It may look like an oversized USB key but it’s way more exciting than that.

Roku recently lifted its embargo and announced the newest Roku Streaming Stick. The Roku Streaming Stick model 3600 has been paraded before the tech press already and now, we’re allowed to talk about it.

As the new kid on the block, the Roku Streaming Stick, which presently has a pre-order price of $49.99, is also the most powerful. It beats Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Google’s newest Chromecast in terms of raw specs. In real terms, it’s eight times more powerful than the previous Roku Streaming Stick which was released in 2014. It’s sleek, it’s hardworking, and it’s simple to power down.

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