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The World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers starts tonight and will air nationally on FOX.
You can either access it directly from your streaming service, authenticating with Fox Sports Go, or using an OTA Antenna.
1. Use a Live Streaming Service
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2. Authenticate Fox Sports Go
If you have a streaming subscription, you can also watch using the Fox Sports Go App on your TV, Phone, or Tablet.
The advantage to this is that it won’t count towards the max simultaneous streams that comes with your streaming subscription This way your family can still watch This Is Us and NCIS, if you’re watching the World Series.
3. Use an OTA Antenna
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This summer, Lions Gate Entertainment announced that their premium channel, Starz, would becoming to Hulu in October.
Today, the channel is officially available for $8.99 a month. As part of either your Hulu or Hulu with Live TV subscription, you will get at least 14 Starz and Starz Encore channels live and on-demand.
This means you’ll be able to watch Starz Originals like Outlander, Power, Vida, American Gods, and Howards End, as well as films like Jumanji.
- Starz Cinema
- Starz Comedy
- Starz Edge
- Starz in Black
- Starz Kids & Family
- Starz Encore
- Stare Encore Action
- Starz Encore Black
- Starz Encore Classic
- Starz Encore Espanol
- Starz Encore Family
- Starz Encore Suspense
- Starz Encore Westerns
Google Play announced today that movies you’ve purchased will be automatically upgraded from HD to 4K for free.
They have also dropped the price on most 4K movies to under $20. Now, 4K movies will range from $13.99 - $19.99
The company also announced that they’ve redesigned their smart TV app for Samsung, Sony, and LG. The more modern app is now more similar to those on streaming media players like Roku.
Most Samsung and Sony Bravia television will stream movies purchased from Google Play in 4K, while they expect to add support to LG Smart TVs in the near future.
In the last 60 days, they’ve added ~40 new affiliates, which means 67% of all U.S. TV Households now receive CBS, NBC, FOX, and ABC. The full list is below.
Individually, Hulu has live local CBS and FOX affiliates in 99% of U.S. TV Households, NBC in 95% U.S. Households, and ABC in 85% of U.S. Households.
In most markets that don’t receive their live local CBS & NBC affiliate, they’ve added live national feeds. While you’ll get primetime programming on those channels, local daytime programming and news will be missing.
You can use our Local Channel Finder to compare which service has the most local affiliates in your market.
Recent Locals Added to Hulu Live TV
Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and now Martha Stewart? Martha Stewart announced a new streaming service called Martha Stewart TV that offers the entire library of Martha Stewart Living ad-free for $7.99 per month (or $70.99 per year).
The service is available on Roku, Apple TV, iOS, and Android.
The videos are grouped by season, but if you’re looking for a special recipe — they are also grouped thematically like Halloween or Thanksgiving.
For a limited time, they are offering a 14-Day Trial and 50% OFF for your first 3 months with Code: WELCOME.
Earlier this week, during the NLCS and opening night of NBA action, YouTube TV saw multi-hour outage of the service. Many customers are now reporting that they are receiving a 1-week credit ($10 value) as an apology for the outage.
During the outage, customers were unable to stream YouTube, YouTube TV, or log-in to TV Apps using TV Everywhere. It appears you will have to fill out a form included in the email by October 23rd to request the credit.
Stability has generally not been a concern for the service, but it has had some untimely downtime during major sporting events. This summer customers also received a 1-week credit for an outage during the World Cup Semifinals.
Amazon Prime Now is running a special promotion with Dr. Pepper and PlayStation.
You will get $20 in PlayStation Store credit (which can be applied to your PlayStation Vue account) when you buy $10 of Dr. Pepper & 7UP products. If you are already a PlayStation Vue subscriber, this is a great way to save on your next month of service.
The promotion will only last until November 11th.
Click here to learn more on how to redeem the promotion.
Sprint subscribers will now get an extended 30-Day Free Trial of Hulu Live TV, as well as a $5 discount off of their first six months of service ($34.99 a month). Customers will be billed for Hulu Live TV directly on their Sprint bill, so they won’t have to manage two different subscriptions.
You can learn more about of the promotion here.
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Amazon shared that they’ve partnered with PlayStation Vue on an seamless integration to the Fire TV.
Now, if you have a PlayStation Vue subscription, live channels will appear on the On Now section of the Fire TV home screen.
If you select a show, it will instantly start streaming the live stream.
PlayStation Vue is now available from the Fire TV built-in Channel Guide. The guide can aggregate content from PlayStation Vue, Amazon Channels, and your OTA antenna. You can customize the guide so you see your favorite channels first.
Alexa Voice Search
While it’s not new, you can access PlayStation Vue either with your Alexa Voice Remote or connected Echo device.
- “Alexa, tune to ESPN”
- “Alexa, search for Modern Family”
- “Alexa, pause.”
DAZN — the live sports streaming service — focused on boxing and MMA announced a five-year global partnership with Golden Boy Promotions that brings superstar Canelo Alvarez to the live and on-demand service for his next 11 fights.
Following his win over Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in September, the deal speculated at $365 million would be the most lucrative deal for a single athlete in sports history.
His first appearance on DAZN will be on December 15th from Madison Square Garden as he challenges Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) for his WBA Super Middleweight title.
Additionally, the partnership will see Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions hold up to 10 high-caliber fight nights per year that DAZN will stream live and exclusively from early 2019 around the world including the United States.
Oscar De La Hoya’s 7,000-hour library of fights spanning his career as a boxer and a promoter are included in the partnership and these classic bouts will be available on DAZN.
DAZN which launched in the U.S. in September offers 80+ fights a year from Matchroom USA, Bellator, Golden Boy Promotions, World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas.
Sport fans will be able to watch all Canelo and 10 Golden Boy Promotions fights a year for $9.99 a month after a 1-month free trial.