Here comes the next wave of cord-cutting

A little more than four years ago, I wrote my first of many weekly columns about cord-cutting for TechHive, proclaiming that this was the start of a golden age.Things were different back then. Netflix and Amazon Prime were just getting big enough to become a real threat to cable companies and TV networks. Traditional TV subscriptions were still growing, but at a slower rate than in previous years. Networks like HBO and CBS were starting to think about their own streaming services, but Sling TV, the first bundle of live TV streaming channels, wouldn’t launch until the following year.To read this article in full, please click here …

The live TV streaming issue no one’s talking about

One thing I’ve learned from writing about cord-cutting is that people are particular about their DVRs. If a streaming service’s DVR doesn’t provide the same creature comforts as cable set-top box, it can be a dealbreaker.Case in point: I recently heard from a reader who’d successfully cut cable in favor of DirecTV Now, only to become frustrated with how the service handles ad skipping. While DirecTV Now puts no restrictions on recording shows or jumping past commercials, it offers no visual preview of what you’re skipping when you hit fast forward. Without this visual preview, skipping past commercial breaks requires a lot of trial and error.I decided to dig into the matter, and I discovered that visual preview is a nuanced and occasionally vexing issue in the world of live TV streaming services. The ability to skip past commercials with ease can depend not only on which service you choose, but on the device you’re using and even the button you press to fast forward on your remote. After a whole bunch of testing, here’s what I’ve learned. To read this article in full, please click here https://www.techhive.com/article/3315113/streaming-services/the-live-tv-streaming-issue-no-ones-talking-about.html#tk.rss_streamingmedia…

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Steve Carell joins Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon morning show drama

Apple’s spending a ton of money to produce its own TV content. Here what you can expect to see, and when. https://www.macworld.com/article/3245534/streaming-services/list-of-apple-tv-shows-and-series-news-actors-release-dates.html#tk.rss_streamingmedia…

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Carpool Karaoke season 2 premieres on October 12

Apple’s spending a ton of money to produce its own TV content. Here what you can expect to see, and when. https://www.macworld.com/article/3245534/streaming-services/list-of-apple-tv-shows-and-series-news-actors-release-dates.html#tk.rss_streamingmedia…


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