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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

CW Network

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.

How to watch sports without cable

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How to watch sports without cable

One of the main reasons people have for not wanting to cut the cable TV cord completely is that they don’t want to miss out on their favorite sports. Yet now, there are numerous options available for cord cutters to watch everything from golf to the NFL. With only a little work to set it up, many different sports are easy to access over the air or online without paying for cable TV.

We’re going to show you how to watch sports without cable in the U.S. so you never miss a game or match.

Hulu Live TV streaming service

Hulu Live streaming TV service
[Updated June 2017]

Hulu Live TV is here and cord cutters should take notice

Last week, we had the honor to meet with executives from Hulu for a look at their new Hulu Live TV streaming service. When this new service launches, it will bring live television to Hulu’s on-demand services with live channels from companies like CBS, Disney, Fox and more.

We got a full look at the new Hulu Live service and were even able to talk with some of the main people behind it. From what we have seen, Hulu Live TV is something that will make cord cutters who use other streaming services take note. It will also cause cable subscribers to give cord cutting a second look.

So why were we so impressed with Hulu Live? In short, Hulu has taken great care to re-think how TV should be offered and how to give cord cutters access to their content. From the bottom up, Hulu Live TV is something new — and better — than what you get with your old cable TV provider.

Here are a few reasons Hulu Live stood out.

How to watch sports without cable? It has never been easier.

Watching sports without cable has never been easier

  • Get popular sports channels via Playstation Vue or Sling TV.
  • Watch local sports with an antenna.
  • Get monthly streaming subscriptions for only the leagues you like.

Sports has long been one of the main reasons people keep their pay TV provider, but now, watching sports without cable has never been easier.

TV shows and movies are often just as good to watch the next day, but sports events are something you really want to watch live. Thankfully, there are so many options available now that you can happily cut the cord and still watch most of your favorite sports events live. Services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue offer channels like FS1, FS2, MLB Network, Golf Channel, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports and all of the ESPN channels.

Add in a home antenna for local channels and you have an abundance of sports at your fingertips. The best part about watching sports without cable is how you can subscribe to them during the time your team is playing and then cancel after the season ends.

There are also many streaming services such as NBA League Pass, WWE Network, Golf, and UFC, which allow you to pay only for the sports and leagues you like. With the right streaming service, you can still enjoy all the live sports you love.

Let’s take a look at some of the options cord cutters have for watching sports without cable.

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