More streaming options are always a good thing. Because the whole point of this is to trade in our old cable companies for something with better choices, better flexibility — and, hopefully, lower prices.
That's why HDHomerun expanding with its own streaming lineup is a big deal. That's why another $35 option is a big deal. (And, by the way, it's one of the few services that offers The Weather Channel.)
We now have plans ranging from Philo's $16 a month (or $20, if you want to splurge) to PlayStation Vue's whopping $80 a month all-inclusive monster. (OK, mostly all-inclusive. There are still add-ons.) And we have plans in between.
The point is, This is about building the best system that works for you. Spend as much or as little as you want. Spend a little extra, maybe, to make it all work a little more the way you want it. Use the free trials and try all the things.
Or, hell, keep your cable subscription. If that gets you more for your money, keep it!
Here's what else you missed this week:
- The September Amazon Prime Video listings are in!
- It's not quite as easy as we'd like, but there's about to be a ton of soccer on ESPN+.
- Folks got themselves all excited over Roku's analytics. Don't really know why, though.
- Are people still playing HQ Trivia? And do they really want to on an Apple TV?
- Samsung has a new SmartThings Wifi hub thing, and it's not bad.
- We've rounded up three sub-$100 sound bars that aren't bad at all for the money.
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