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Vue vs Sling: our Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue review

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Vue vs Sling: Choosing the right service for you

The Vue vs Sling battle is heating up the is a fast-changing and ever-growing world of Cord Cutting. Over the past few months, both PlayStation Vue and Sling TV have made huge jumps in the devices they support and content offered.

Now it is easier than ever to watch your preferred TV stations — without the need to get locked into a long-term contract. NFL and College football are viewer favorites and thanks in great part to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, cord cutters now have no difficulty watching their favorite teams.

Yet, how do you choose the service that is right for you? Let’s dig into them and take a look at what they offer.

Amazon announces a more powerful Fire TV Stick

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Announcing the new Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire TV Stick has been known as the best streaming stick on the market for some time now. Yet, new devices like the new Roku Stick have recently started to make the Fire TV Stick look like an old and slow device.

Now, Amazon is fighting back by announcing a new Fire TV Stick with a quad-core processor that they say will be 30 percent faster than the original Fire TV Stick.

“We are proud that our customers have made Amazon Fire TV the #1 streaming media player in the US. With more than 120,000 reviews and a 4.2 star rating, they’ve also made the Fire TV Stick the most reviewed product ever on Amazon,” says Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. “Today, we are excited to make it even better. The new Amazon Fire TV Stick has been completely redesigned with incredible performance, powerful voice search and the included Alexa-powered remote to deliver instant access to a vast selection of movies, TV shows, games and Alexa skills at just $39.99.”

Roku releases five new Roku players

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Five new Roku players starting at just $29.99

Roku has dominated the market of living room streaming players for the last eight years. Now, Roku has released five new streaming players that should help them dominate the streaming players market for the next eight years as well.

“Roku stands for streaming innovation and today we’re celebrating the biggest player launch in our company’s history, including the introduction of the Roku Express player which delivers a complete streaming experience for a shockingly low price of $29.99,” says Anthony Wood, Roku Founder and CEO. “Whether consumers simply want fast HD streaming via an inexpensive device or are looking for a top-of-the-line player with advanced features such as 4K and HDR, Roku is an easy choice.”

In total, there are five different new Roku players but at its core, there are only three versions with two having extra features. Here’s a breakdown.

A fresh look at Sling TV

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Now on even more devices

Sling TV has come a long way since it was first announced back in January of 2015. It was the first service to offer cord cutters the ability to watch live cable TV without the need for the cable TV contract or high price.

When Sling TV was first announced, it only had a few channels and supported devices. Today, the lineup has grown and the list of supported devices has skyrocketed.

Let’s take a look at the new line-up of supported devices.

Disney is now even more appealing to cord cutters

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Disney is reaching out to cord cutters

Disney is one of the strongest supporters of cord cutting and they have been for some time now. Their WatchABC app has been a valuable example to other networks on how to reach cord cutters. Also, Disney was one of the earliest networks to sign up with live streaming services like Sling TV. Now, it seems that Disney has even bigger plans for cord cutters.

Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, recently went into great detail about Disney’s plans to reach cord cutters during their second quarter earnings call (a conference call in which a public company discusses the financial results of a reporting period). Iger talked about everything from their new ESPN streaming service to what they charge for streaming services such as Sling TV.

Streaming is now America’s favorite way to rent a movie

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America loves streaming movies

Movie rentals have long been a favorite American pastime. Whether a warm summer night or a cold winter day, a rented movie has been the way many people choose to relax.

VHS tapes were once the most popular way to rent a movie, and then it became DVDs. Now, the way people are getting their movies has once again changed; streaming has become the number one way people rent movies today.