Hulu is killing free streaming

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No more free streaming.
No more free streaming.
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Getting your weekly fix of new TV shows from Hulu is about to get more expensive, as the streaming video service plans to phase out its free tier that was supported with ad revenue.

After letting users watch thousands of episodes for free since it launched nine years ago, Hulu has partnered with Yahoo to offer up its content for a new service called Yahoo View, an ad-supported service that will give viewers the ability to watch the five most recent episodes of shows from ABC, NBC and Fox.

Netflix to add offline viewing by the end of 2016

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Netflix wants to serve you offline.
Netflix wants to serve you offline.
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Netflix is working to bring offline viewing to its smartphone and tablet apps by the end of 2016, according to sources familiar with its plans.

The feature will allow subscribers to save episodes of their favorite shows and feature length movies to their devices and then enjoy them later without a data connection.

Week’s best deals on VPNs, cables and Apple Watch chargers [Deals]

This sleek hub wirelessly recharges your Apple Watch, along with up to 3 USB-connected devices.
This sleek hub wirelessly recharges your Apple Watch, along with up to 3 USB-connected devices.
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Another week, another round of great deals. This week, we’ve got a pair of extra long Lightning cables, two web-securing VPN subscriptions, and an Apple Watch charging hub. Each one is worth checking out, and worth more than you’ll pay.