4 Can’t Miss Original Series Now Available on Amazon Prime
With the advent of online streaming, television channels are slowly becoming outdated. Sure, networks like AMC and HBO are churning out hits like Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones; but the majority of hot new shows have come straight to the consumer from streaming services.
With shows like House of Cards and Narcos, Netflix quickly comes to mind when thinking about original streaming content; but services like Amazon Prime have begun to give them a run for their money. Last year, The Man in the High Castle took the streaming world by storm and since then there have been no shortage of superior shows coming out of the Amazon wheelhouse.
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Complete List of Free Trials Available to Cord Cutters
When searching out a cable TV alternative, what streaming service you pick is critical. The ideal situation for a cord cutter is to get all the great content they had before quitting cable but with few commitments and fees. Because everyone is different, it can sometimes be hard (and expensive if you’re not careful) to find that perfect cable TV alternative.
To help make that search for the right streaming service a little easier, I’ve compiled list of online streaming services with free trial periods. More will be added in the future, so be sure to check back later.
The Choice often Comes Down to if you Prefer to Pay for Channels or Shows
For Cord Cutter, the holy grail of television is being able to pick and choose what channels you get every month. In early 2015, cord cutters got their wish with Sling TV, an online streaming service that offered a base channel subscription with a whole host of add-on packages for $5.
At first, Sling TV was the only kid on the block offering ala carte style television to the masses seeking a better cable TV alternative. But now Amazon’s streaming service, Amazon Instant Video, has come out with their own set of cord cutting add-ons; which begs the question of which one is better?
How a Smart Speaker could help fill the void Cable TV left behind
When discussing ways to cut the cord and ditch cable, we most often talk about online streaming services and digital downloads. In fact, 99 percent of cord cutting coverage is dedicated to strictly visual mediums like television and film. But despite what you may hear, there’s more than one way to kill the cable bill.
Introducing the Mohu BeBox
To emphasize this point, in today’s article I am going to be discussing Mohu’s latest device, the BeBox.I have purchased two of these speakers myself and I have been completely blown away with how much I love them. The BeBox is what you would call a smart speaker; essentially a speaker system with an Android tablet built in. This Android based interface opens you up to a word of possibilities.
4 ways a Smart Speaker like the Mohu BeBox, can act as a viable Cable TV Alternative:
Why Cord Cutters have fallen in love with Amazon Prime
Everyone knows about Netflix and Hulu, two game-changing streaming goliaths, but not a lot of people talk about Amazon Prime. When you think of Amazon, you think of a “one-stop shop”, “buy anything” website. Even if you’ve heard of Amazon Prime, you might think it’s just some overpriced plan for free shipping.
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Believe it or not, Amazon Prime Benefits include a wide variety of services that give you unparalleled access to online media like never before. Today we’re going to take a look at Amazon Prime, its features, and how it can be the missing piece of your cord cutting puzzle.
In today’s divisive society, there is at least one thing Americans agree on: Cable Television sucks. A recent report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index revealed that the cable television consumers were some of the least satisfied customers in the nation.
The fact of the matter is that cable television is expensive, offers little choice, and has poor customer service. Bearing that in mind, it’s no wonder why millions of Americans are dissatisfied and desperately looking for Cable TV Alternative.
While the cable companies would like you to believe that ditching cable is too expensive or complicated; in truth, cord cutting is incredibly simple and cheap. You don’t have to give up your favorite shows in order to kill your cable bill. All you have to do is subscribe to a few Over-the-Top services (OTT).
Amazon Instant Video is not Enough. What Else Can Amazon Fire TV do?
The greatest weapon in a cord cutter’s arsenal is a video streaming device. For those of you that don’t know; a video streaming device enables you access video streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO.
A Video Streaming box (media set-top box) should provide access to video content from every source available – including over-the-air broadcasting. It should offer a user friendly interface for easy searching and navigation, and it should prioritize content options based on price and video quality. Jumping from show to show or movie to movie, should be as easy as changing channels on a standard Cable TV remote control. Most importantly a set top box should take advantage of free broadcast TV, record it for you via a DVR, and should always route users towards the most cost effective way to enjoy the shows they love.
In short a video streaming device should act as the foundation in which you build upon with streaming services and an OTA antenna. Let’s look at Amazon’s Fire TV video streamer and see how it matches up to these requirements.
March 2017 Update: Fire TV has made a lot of progress since first being introduced. It now offers Voice control, powered by Alexa. It also is widely reported as having the best user interface when paired with Sling TV and or PlayStation Vue. Finally, it is the first device to get access to the long awaited Sling TV Cloud DVR.
What you also need to know about Fire TV, is that unlike the Fire Stick, it can stream 4K / UHD programming. This is a huge advantage if you are like me and want to buy technology that the times can grow into, vs buying technology that time is quickly forgetting.