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The cord cutter’s guide to fall sports without cable

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Watching fall sports without cable

Fall is almost here and for many, that means the start of sports seasons. With the NBA, NHL, College Football and NFL all right around the corner, you don’t want to miss out on the action just because you cut the cord, and you don’t have to. Here’s your guide to viewing fall sports without cable TV.

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

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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.

Roku OS 7.5 update brings more power

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Roku players become even more powerful with Roku OS 7.5 update

Roku has long been the leader in set top box players. Now, they are rolling out some major, and minor, improvements to their OS to help keep their place as the leader of their market.

The Roku OS 7.5 update is slowly rolling out to Roku owners over the next few weeks. If you don’t have it yet, just keep checking back every week or so.

Let’s take a look at some of the most noteworthy changes.

Picking the best smart TV for your home or dorm

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Choose the best smart TV for you

Smart TVs have come a long way from the original clunky and slow devices with limited apps. Now, they are superbly powerful devices running some of the most modern streaming services out there. With their new designs, you don’t need any extra wires, additional brand or expensive universal remotes.

Smart TVs give you all the apps you want in one clean and easy to use TV. Currently, there are three main brands that power the most cord cutting friendly smart TVs out there: Roku TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV Edition.

The best part of Smart TVs using one of these operating systems is that you do not have to rely on the manufacturer to update your TV. In the past, it was very common for TV manufacturers to just walk away from a TV and stop updating it. Now, with Roku, Google, and Amazon behind many smart TVs, you can get updates and new features long after you buy your TV.

Let’s take a minute to go over the three big brands and give you a look at the new TVs that have come out.

CW Network and Discovery Networks for cord cutters

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CW and Discovery become more cord-cutter friendly

Cord cutting is all about getting access to the content you want without paying for high-priced cable. Now it seems the CW Network and Discovery Networks have caught on and plan to make their shows available to cord cutters.

Looking for family-friendly streaming content for summer fun?

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Family-friendly streaming content

Summer is officially here, and for many, that means family time outdoors and around the house. Yet, what happens when you run into every parent’s most aggravating predicament, a rainy summer day? For many, that means movie day and with streaming content, you have a huge library of movies at your fingertips. Yet, what do you do if you want to make sure your kids only get access to family-friendly content?

Well, there are many services that offer family-friendly movies and TV shows and there are also parental controls that allow parents to feel confident their kids only have access to approved content.