We have quite a bit of news this week. This article contains items of interest to current and soon to be cord cutters. For NFL fans we also just published a guide on streaming the NFL in Week 2.
How to Watch Hurricane Florence Coverage
My thoughts are with the Carolinas and surrounding states as this terrible storm approaches. As of this writing, the storms outer bands are hitting land, but the eye is projected to make landfall sometime Friday morning into the afternoon near the North Carolina and South Carolina border. While the storm has been downgraded to a category 2, it is still extremely dangerous. It’s also expected to slow and take a path southward toward Charleston S.C. battered the coast as it goes. Please stay safe.
Coverage of the storm is available via NewsOn and WeatherNation. They will start 24/7 live streaming coverage of Hurricane Florence on iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.
Hulu Deal: 1 Year for $5.99 per Month
From now until January 3rd Hulu is offering their limited commercial on-demand streaming library for only $5.99 per month. While this isn’t their live service, many prime-time network TV shows are available one day after they initially air on their network. You can take advantage of the deal using this link.
Hulu Live TV adds 5 Discovery Networks
Discovery struck a deal with Hulu to add 5 Discovery Networks to the Hulu Live TV service in addition to adding a number of shows to their Hulu on-demand library. The Networks being picked up are Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend, and Animal Planet. We’ve recently updated our review of Hulu Live TV with the new channels.
Furthermore, some of the Discovery shows now available in the on-demand library include Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, Naked and Afraid, Property Brothers, Gold Rush, Street Outlaws, Chopped, Fixer Upper, House Hunters and more.
Soon after Hulu’s announcement, Sling TV announced they would be adding networks from Discovery to their service as well.
Verizon Unveils their 5G Home Internet Service
Verizon Just announced, starting next month (October) their 5G home internet service will start delivering wireless internet service to homes in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. You can preorder the wireless home internet service beginning today September 13th. Check availability here.
While speeds may vary, Verizon claims typical speeds will be around 300 Mbps with a maximum speed of to 940 Mbps. This will, of course, be dependant on your location. Verizon Wireless customers who preorder the service will receive the first 3 months free and after that, the service will only cost $50 per month with no annual contract. For everyone else, the service will cost $70 per month. You can check out all the details in our article on Verizon 5G Home Wireless Internet.
NFL Games will Finally Stream on Mobile Devices
In the past, due to exclusivity agreements, you could have a live streaming service like Hulu Live TV or FuboTV and not be able to watch your local or nationally televised game on your mobile device. That changed. Now you can watch all your local and nationally televised games for free using the Yahoo Sports app on iOS and Android mobile devices. The catch is that there is no screencasting so you can only watch NFL games on your mobile device.
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