Cord-cutters rejoice! This weekend is a good time to score a great deal on all things streaming. We rounded up some of the best deals from across the internet, including from Amazon, Best Buy, and more. In fact, some are even all-time lowest prices on top streaming devices and services.
Keep reading for the best streaming deals this weekend below:
Want to turn your old TV into a smart TV? Right now, you can get the Fire TV Stick for just $19.99, or half off, at Amazon. In fact, this is the all-time lowest price on this super popular streaming device. Just plug it into your TV’s HDMI port to get instant access to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, of course Prime Video, and more. The Fire TV Stick even comes with an Alexa remote for hands-free navigation and voice control. So handy!
Shop it: Amazon Fire TV Stick, $19.99 (down from $39.99), amazon.com
Fire TV doesn’t do it for you? Best Buy has the TiVo Stream 4K Streaming Media Player on sale for $29.99, or $10 off its list price. It runs Android TV and comes with the TiVo app for easier navigation and search. Instead of scrolling through countless apps looking for something to watch, all of your streaming services funnel into one app.
The TiVo Stream 4K also comes with access to 30 days of fuboTV Pro and Showtime, as well as a three-month subscription to Apple TV+ (altogether a $96 value) — all for free!
Are you a fan of the NBA? Since the season is more than halfway over, you can score more than half off an NBA League Pass subscription. In fact, it’s nearly 80% off! Right now, you can watch the rest of the season for just $49.99, or $14.99/mo, at nba.com. That’s $150 off of the usual season subscription, or $14 off the monthly price. NBA League Pass also comes with NBA TV for more basketball programming and analysis. Please note: Local blackout restrictions apply.
The Roku Ultra is one of the best streaming devices from the tech company, thanks to its speedy performance, 4K Dolby Vision picture quality, and voice remote with built-in headphone jack. Just plug in your headphones for private watching. It even comes with a pair of earbuds!
You’ll get a slightly lower price at Amazon but if you opt to shop from Best Buy, the Roku Ultra comes with 30 days of access to fuboTV Pro (a $70 value), which is ideal for cord-cutters — thanks to more than 100 channels to watch.
This weekend, you can score the Sony X85J 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV for $798, or $401.99 off, at Amazon. This is 33% off and the all-time lowest price on this massive 4K TV. At 65 inches, this 4K TV is Dolby Vision picture and Dolby Atmos audio compatible for immersive watching, while it also runs Google TV for quick access to streaming apps, such as Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, HBO Max, Hulu, YouTube, and much more.
Get it just in time for the Big Game in a few weeks. Hint: The game is live-streaming on the Peacock and NBC Sports apps, which are both available on this Sony 65-inch 4K TV.
Shop it: Sony X85J 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV, $798 (down from $1,199.99), amazon.com
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The 110th edition of the Australian Open is underway and the best tennis players in the world are competing for a total of $75 million in prize money. As the first Grand Slam of the year, the tournament features events for professional players in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles matches. The tournament is taking place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and junior and wheelchair players will compete in singles and doubles tournaments.
This year’s event is the 54th in the Open Era and is being played on a hard surface. 2021 Women’s Singles winner Naomi Osaka was eliminated in the third round of this year’s tournament. 2021 Men’s Singles winner Novak Djokovic was not able to participate in his home country due to his vaccination status.
Usually, the tournament has over 800,000 fans in attendance, however, due to the pandemic, this year’s capacity is 65%. Cord cutters can find out how to watch the 2022 Australian Open below.
Friday, January 28
|Second Week Highlights||2-3 PM||ABC|
|Women’s Doubles Championship||11 PM – 1 AM||ESPN+|
Saturday, January 29
|Men’s Championship Pre-Show||3-3:30 AM||ESPN Deportes|
|Men’s Championship||3:30-6:30 AM||ESPN, ESPN+|
|Men’s Championship||3:30 – 7:30 AM||ESPN Deportes|
Sunday, January 30
|Men’s Championship||9 AM-1 PM||ESPN2*|
|Men’s Championship||6-10 PM||ESPN2*|
*encore or taped delay
With a full schedule of tennis action this weekend, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching the rest of the 2022 Australian Open.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the tennis matches on ABC.
ESPN+: Watch the 2022 Australian Open on ESPN+ for $6.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $69.99 per year.
Disney Bundle: The Disney Bundle brings you ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney+ at a discounted price of $13.99/mo for Hulu (Ad-Supported) or for $19.99/mo. with Hulu (No Ads). The Bundle gives you access to everything on Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+. Hulu with Live subscribers can get the Disney Bundle and many live channels for $69.99 per month.
Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming today’s games.
|Channel||DIRECTV STREAM||fuboTV||Hulu with Live||Sling Orange||Vidgo||YouTube TV|
|ESPN Deportes||$104.99||X||+5/mo. w/ Add-on||+$5/mo. w/ Add-on||X||X|
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Apple TV+ was mentioned a lot during Apple’s quarterly earnings call Thursday, and while the company doesn’t release breakout numbers on revenue from the streaming service, the remarks were nothing but praiseworthy.
Overall, the company reported $19.5 billion in revenue for Apple services, which include the App Store, Apple TV+, iCloud, Podcasts, Apple Music, payment services and more, up 27% year over year. Overall, Apple pulled in $123.9 billion in sales for the quarter, beating analysts’ $118.3 billion predictions.
Apple’s total subscriber number for all services including Apple TV+ was 785 million last quarter.
Unlike other streaming service, CEO Tim Cook said the company’s goal for Apple TV+ isn’t necessarily centered around money.
“We don’t make purely financial decisions about the content. We try to find great content that has a reason for being, and we love shows like Ted Lasso and several of the others as well that have a reason for existing and they have a good message, and they make people feel good at the end of it,” said CEO Cook. “But I don’t view that we have narrowed our universe of things we are selecting from. There is plenty to pick from out there, and I think we are doing a pretty good job of it as we speak.”
“We wanted to give storytellers a place to tell original stories, and I feel really good about where we are today and the strategic position of the product,” he said.
Apple TV+ shows and films have won nearly 200 awards and 900 total nominations.
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Discovery+ has announced its upcoming programming slate for February full of new and original titles. Highlights include new Shock Docs, Puppy Bowl Presents: The Winter Games for your daily dose of serotonin, and Profiled: A Black Man, a moving new series in which challenges and stereotypes Black men face are explored through powerful storytelling and impactful investigation. Uprooted tells the story of a sister up against a corrupt justice system to find out what really happened to her brother.
This series follows a group of highly competitive luxury car dealers who specialize in making their clients’ wildest dreams come true. But, in a world where supercars are posted on Instagram and sold the next day, luxury is not always pretty—especially when millions are on the line. In this business, everyone knows everyone, no one trusts anyone, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. These are not your average car dealers. It takes a unique hustle to make the impossible, possible.
Through a powerful mixture of historical footage, real-life testimony, and commentary from an array of renowned thought leaders, Profiled: The Black Man aims to show the difficulties Black men have faced, both in the past and present-day, while also highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and resilience of countless extraordinary men. In addition, each episode will feature commentary from notable community members such as executive producer Tina Knowles-Lawson, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, activist Tamika Mallory, hip-hop culture icon Sway Calloway, the Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning Billy Porter and more.
In 2018, double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in Salisbury, England. Now, the people involved and explosive new evidence tell the story of the tragic events that turned the small town into the center of a global murder plot.
Uprooted tells the story of Keith Warren, who was 19 years old when his body was found hanging from a tree in 1986. The police ruled it a suicide at the scene. The tree was cut down, his family was not informed for over six hours, no autopsy was performed and no criminal investigation was ever opened. Keith’s sister, Sherri, has spent the last 34 years investigating her brother’s death, and looking for closure. Closer than she’s been in decades, Sherri is fighting a corrupt system in hopes of getting justice for her brother.
In this all-new special, five extraordinary teams of trainer and dog face off against each other to see who will be named the top canine athlete when it comes to showmanship and talent and take home the gold. Hosted by Kym Whitley, this all-new special is filled with high-stakes drama as each team competes in three rounds of increasing competition and challenges which includes a series of show-stopping trick combinations and an epic round of speed and agility. Each pair is judged for their unique skill set by a panel of judges that includes professional dog trainer Travis Brorsen, international trick dog trainer Sara Carson, and one special guest judge. The three best teams who move on to the final round will compete for the ultimate top dog prize of $5,000.00 to donate to their favorite animal charity.
Puppy athletes and their amateur trainers adorably battle it out in three rounds of competition. Football running back Rashad Jennings joins comedian Kym Whitley and a panel of judges as they decide which pup has earned the Puppy Mania trophy!
Lee Asher is determined to build a modern-day Noah’s Ark — The Asher House Sanctuary. He wants to provide a safe space for every single animal, no matter their shape, size, or species. His only rule? That they’re an underdog, just like him. Lee recently packed up his 15 dogs and moved to 25 acres of lush Oregon land. He’s building a sanctuary to care for dogs, horses, donkeys, cows, goats, pigs, llamas, sheep and even reptiles! Lee’s mission is to rescue animals that have been discarded or unwanted and to provide them with a life of comfort, love and adventure.
Paranormal & Unexplained
In November 1975, six loggers in northeast Arizona witnessed their crewmate Travis Walton’s abduction by UFO. The Walton story became an international sensation and ripped apart a small town. Four decades later, shocking new evidence reveals the true story behind Fire in the Sky.
In September 1961, newlyweds Betty and Barney Hill encountered a UFO on a deserted New Hampshire highway. When the story leaked, they gained fame as the first widely reported alien abductees. Compelling new evidence may prove the Hills’ terrifying close encounter was real.
In his first-ever documentary and genesis for the hit TV series Destination Fear, Dakota Laden takes his sister Chelsea Laden and best friends Tanner Wiseman and Coalin Smith on a journey to test their limits of fear. Dakota does not tell anyone where they are going, just that they will be sleeping alone for five consecutive nights in five of the most haunted locations in America. What starts out as an experiment in fear turns into a real-life horror movie.
Love & Relationships
90 Day Journey is a one-stop place to watch 90 Day couples’ love stories from the beginning to present day. Each curated miniseries is made up of every scene a couple has appeared in across all the shows in the 90 Day universe, giving fans the opportunity to watch each pair’s story from the start. New updated episodes include fan favorite storylines for 90 Day singles, Ed, Natalie, Stephanie, Syngin and Jeniffer.
Six single farmers embark on a quest to find romance and, hopefully, everlasting love. The heat is turned up at each stage until one lucky lady is chosen for each farmer.
Secret Crush gives love-sick singletons the chance to confess their true feelings to the object of their affection, potentially risking it all in the hope of winning love. Each episode sees a number of high-stakes dates between infatuated admirers and their unsuspecting crushes, but will love bloom, or crash and burn when the pairs finally meet?
The Cabins is a new reality dating show where couples meet for an extended first date in luxurious and cozy log cabins in a stunning winter setting. Each episode follows three couples in separate cabins as they get to know each other. After 24 hours, they will decide whether to stay another day with each other or to leave the cabin, still single. After a number of days, they will have to check out of the cabin regardless and will choose whether or not to leave as an ‘official cabins couple.’
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is a legendary rapper, actor and restaurateur, and while he has always been passionate about food, there’s one thing this multi-hyphenate can’t do and that’s cook. Now he’s on a mission to change that with the help of some of the world’s greatest chefs. Can he learn to master cuisines from around the world, or will his hopes go up in flames?
In a vast departure from David’s last adventure in the lavish city of Dubai, David and his friends head to South Africa to disconnect from the madness of big city life, and get in touch with their wild side. From the thrills of abseiling into a waterfall, to the stress of camping in the wild, the group runs the gamut of self-discovery in their next great adventure.
Infused with her warmth and passion for all things family, Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes, where they come from and why she finds herself returning to them time and time again.
Passionate motel owners across America restore and redesign their historic properties to give them new life and create destination stops for a new generation of travelers.
First-time house renovators take their home renovation dreams into their own hands and experience the risk and reward that comes with trying something new.
Offering an in-depth look at how iconic American-made products are created, this series celebrates the ingenuity, passion and creativity of the people who proudly stand behind these timeless classics.
Chewy Design Co. owner Brett Lewis renovates vans into tiny homes on the road, innovating creative solutions and tackling the many challenges that come with custom outfitting each vehicle for his clients’ lifestyles.
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Today the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to move ahead with a plan to require broadband companies to display important plan information on easy to read labels so customers will know upfront what they’re getting. This means big broadband names like Comcast and Verizon and will have to provide ‘nutrition labels’ disclosing things like speed, data caps, throttling and other management tactics, as well as introductory prices and later price hikes to customers at the time of sale.
the FCC has taken action on this “Broadband Nutrition Label” as part of the infrastructure law signed in November. The new ruling will make it easier for consumers to know at a glance what to expect from their broadband contract to eliminate surprises and hidden fees later on. Just like a nutrition label on a food item, consumers can make informed decisions and comparisons when shopping for an internet provider.
“Access to accurate, simple-to-understand information about broadband Internet access services helps consumers make informed choices and is central to a well-functioning marketplace,” the FCC said in a press release on Thursday.
The idea of these labels has been circulating for years now but has never taken off until today. Somewhat surprisingly, the The NCTA, a trade group for broadband providers, endorsed the idea back in 2016 and have now issued a statement saying that they’re still on board.
“Cable operators are committed to providing consumers with relevant information about broadband services,” the NCTA said in a statement this week.
“The ‘nutrition labels’ we seek comment on today will help households compare prices and service offerings, making it easier for them to find the right package and the best deal,” Democratic Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said in a statement on Thursday. “Arming consumers with better information will also promote greater innovation, more competition, and lower prices for broadband—wins for the entire broadband ecosystem.”
The 4-0 ruling was passed today, but it will still be some time before these mandated labels go into effect.
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Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Comcast NBCUniversal are teaming up once again to give service members and honorably discharged Veterans full streaming coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The XXIV Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 2 to February 20, and military members will be able to stream the Beijing Games on their personal devices and computers through ShopMyExchange.com.
“We’re excited to once again team with Comcast NBCUniversal to bring the Olympics to service members and their families, wherever they are called to serve,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull. “The Olympics are like no other event, and we’re pleased to play a part in helping our military community cheer on Team USA.”
Service members and honorably discharged Veterans worldwide will be able to stream over 2,100 hours of events on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, via authentication. Military members will be able to watch all the live coverage, top stories, interviews, highlights, recaps, select practices, and more.
“We’re honored to continue our partnership with the Exchange in bringing the glory of the Games to veterans, service members, and military families around the world,” said Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President of Military & Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal. “We’re grateful for our military and its service to our Nation and excited to offer multiple ways for them to view all the action and stories of inspiration from Team USA.”
To watch the games on a personal computer or personal device, service members can use the NBC Sports app, or visit NBCOlympics.com, and choose the Exchange as their service provider.
More information can be found at Exchange’s online community hub with additional details from the announcement:
Because of content rights restrictions, an active ShopMyExchange.com account is required. OCONUS viewers must also be physically located on-installation at a military location with internet service through an authorized internet service provider to gain access. An authorized provider is one which has partnered with the Exchange on the technical solutions allowing streaming viewership on U.S. military installations in OCONUS.
The 2022 Olympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing from February 2 to February 20 with the Opening Ceremony streaming live on NBC and Peacock. Many live TV streaming platforms will be streaming the games with YouTube TV being the first to announce that they will stream the games in 4K.
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Today, Cinedgim announced that its soccer-centric service Realmadrid TV has launched on Pluto TV. The channel will join others as part of Pluto TV’s sports category, including NFL Channel, MLB, PGA Tour, and more.
Programming currently available on RealMadrid TV streaming channel:
“Real Madrid has one of the most loyal fanbases worldwide, with more than 450 million fans across the globe. With Real Madrid’s strong and continually growing fanbase in the U.S., Realmadrid TV now offers those fans an incredible opportunity to catch the latest matches, news, and revisit classic moments in the club’s history,” said Jennifer Soltesz, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy at Cinedigm. “Realmadrid TV on Pluto TV brings the world’s most famous and successful soccer team to one of the most popular ad-supported streaming services, giving fans across the country a close look at the team they love.”
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Check out Netflix’s array of incoming content during the month of Love, including the documentaries The Tinder Swindler, and jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (provided Ye gets entrance into the editing lab for the final say), and more.
Plus, new series are on their way including Murderville, where celebrity guests have to improvise their scripts along the way, Season 2 of Steve Carell in Space Force, and Season 2 of Love is Blind so we can have a new version of Jessica to watch fall in love with someone behind a wall.
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The Professional Fighters League (PFL) and ESPN announced today that they’ve reached a new multi-year agreement, which will run through 2023 with an option to extend. The new deal will expand ESPN’s coverage of the PFL to include the entire 2022 PFL Playoffs, and a majority of the regular season events on ESPN, ESPN2, and simulcast on ESPN+.
Matt Kenny, ESPN Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions, said: “As the home of combat sports, ESPN looks forward to continuing to deliver exciting, live PFL events and powerful storytelling to fans, across all platforms.”
The new agreement will begin with the 2022 PFL Regular Season kickoff event on April 20. Not only will PFL fights air on ESPN’s platforms but the network will give fight fans pre and post-fight coverage, and exclusive PFL content.
“After two successful years of providing fans with premium MMA content alongside ESPN, PFL is proud to extend and expand our agreement,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “As MMA continues to evolve as a sport and rights property, our differentiated product and unique approach will help shape its path forward and in 2022 fans can expect more events, matchups between the world’s best fighters and innovative content than ever before.”
As the second-largest MMA company in the world, the PFL prides itself on being the fastest growing and most innovative sports league. Last year, the PFL and fuboTV announced that they are partnering up for a new PFL Challenger Series. Under the multi-year agreement, the PFL Challenger Series will stream exclusively on the Fubo Sports Network, and on fuboTV.
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Things are heating up with AT&Ts pending merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery. The $43-billion deal was supposed to close halfway through 2022, but now has been moved up to Q2 according to information shared on Wednesday’s earnings call.
“We’re encouraged with how the process for the WarnerMedia deal is progressing,” said AT&T CEO John Stankey on a call to analysts.
A “definitive agreement” between AT&T and Discovery was announced in May 2021. “This agreement unites two entertainment leaders with complementary content strengths and positions the new company to be one of the leading global direct-to-consumer streaming platforms,” Stankey said when that announcement was made.
The merger is pushing forward despite raising major concerns among Congress members that the two media companies joining forces could pose harm to consumers, employees, and more. On Wednesday’s call, Stanley commented that the process of having the deal approved was going as expected and that the company is making “final preparations” to complete the deal now.
The massive merger would put brands such as HBO, CNN, Animal Planet and Food Network under a new publicly traded company called Warner Bros. Discovery. “We love the new company’s name because it represents the combination of Warner Bros.’ fabled hundred year legacy of creative, authentic storytelling and taking bold risks to bring the most amazing stories to life, with Discovery’s global brand that has always stood brightly for integrity, innovation and inspiration.,” Discovery CEO David Zaslav said of the new name.
WarnerMedia shareholders would own 71% and Discovery shareholders 29% of the new company.
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