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Enjoy a major discount on this cutting-edge documentary streaming service

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Enjoy a major discount on this cutting-edge documentary streaming service.
Children will love the blend of education and entertainment on this streaming app, while parents will love the price.
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Even with a growing list of streaming services to explore, things can get stale in a hurry, leaving adults and kids alike with unfulfilling experiences or rewatches. If you’re searching for some fresh perspective, try 42% savings on a lifetime subscription to a streaming service for the most curious among us.

Normally priced at $250, you can get unlimited access to Curiosity Stream’s massive library of documentaries for only $144.99 — the best price on the web — through January 9.

Watch content from all your streaming subs with this app

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This app gives you access to 500,000+ tv channels.
This app makes it simple to watch your favorite shows.
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Between all the different streaming services, it can be hard to find one to sit down with and watch TV. But not anymore. With SelectTV, you can watch over 150 live channels and more than 500,000 shows and movies.

During Cult of Mac Deals’ Memorial Day Sale, you can get this ultimate streaming app on sale for $79.99 (regularly $478) until May 31.

Amazon launches Prime Video app for Mac

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The new Amazon Prime Video app for Mac means you don't have to use a browser for viewing.
The new Amazon Prime Video app for Mac means you don't have to use a browser for viewing.
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Amazon introduced a native macOS app for its Amazon Prime Video service Monday, offering another option for Mac owners who previously relied on a browser to watch. They can get the app in the App Store.

The new Mac app provides access to all Amazon Prime streaming content. Prime Video subscribers can use the app to stream content or download content on Macs for offline viewing.

Stream thousands of TV shows and movies, plus live TV, from one app, for less than $80 for life

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Spend less time scrolling and more time watching with this smart TV app.
This smart TV app lets you watch hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows.
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How many streaming services do you use? And how much time do you spend scrolling through each one before deciding what to watch? Now, you can spend less time searching and more time watching with the super-smart Select TV Streaming App. And we found a lifetime subscription on sale for just $99.99 (regularly $478).

But wait — there’s more! This deal comes with $20 to use in store credit at Cult of Mac Deals. And you can grab an additional 20% off for a limited time when you enter the code STREAM20 at checkout. That brings the price down to just $79.99.

This app lets you stream to Chromecast, Apple TV & AirPlay

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This app lets you stream any video format
AirFlow is The Ultimate Way to Watch Your Favorite Videos on Chromecast, Apple TV, & AirPlay 2
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There are plenty of apps out there that can help you stream content to your favorite devices — but it can be annoying (and time consuming) to switch from app to app to access different shows or movies. This Airflow Video Streaming Lifetime Subscription is different from other FFmpeg apps — it pushes video to your Chromecast, Apple TV, and AirPlay 2 TVs in full 4K HDR, without affecting your video quality in the slightest.

Take your pick of 4 great apps under $40

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Ready to kick things up a notch?
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Want to make your digital life easier to manage or, dare we say it, just plain more fun?

We rounded up four great apps that can boost your productivity, maximize your entertainment options and just generally make your life better. They’re all offered at hefty discounts, and they all cost less than $40. (Some come with lifetime subscriptions, too.)

Stay entertained during quarantine with these 5 great apps

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Epic Entertainment Bundle
These premium apps can turn the tables on a boring and unproductive lockdown.
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We’re all likely to be stuck at home this winter, so we might as well make the most of it. With five great apps, the Epic Entertainment at Home App Bundle will keep you entertained, secure and private through next summer and beyond. You can even learn new languages while you’re holed up.

Win an Apple TV, plus a year’s subscription to the streaming service of your choice [Deals]

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Pick Your Streaming Media Player and Streaming Service Giveaway
Here's your shot at winning a year of supreme streaming.
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In our new Pick Your Streaming Service & Device Giveaway, you’ve got a crack at winning a combo that will keep you binge-watching whatever you want for a year.

Enter now for a chance to win the streaming hardware of your choice, along with a year’s subscription to any streaming service. Total prize value: up to $1,000!

Use SmartDNS to dodge annoying content restrictions [Deals]

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KeepSolid SmartDNS
Watch your favorite shows anywhere, free of location restrictions with this easy-to-use DNS proxy app.
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When you travel, your TV shows might not be able to go with you. That’s because some content is legally only viewable in certain countries. So, if you’re not in the right country for that Netflix or Hulu show, you can’t watch it until you get home. But with KeepSolid SmartDNS, location-based content restrictions aren’t a problem.

Access a massive streaming library of world-class documentaries [Deals]

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Documentary streaming
Watch award-winning documentaries with CuriosityStream for $2 a month
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With the endless hours of videos out there, it’s easy to fall deep into a YouTube rabbit hole or binge watch an entire season of reality TV on Netflix. But let’s be honest, that’s often not a very enriching experience. So if you need a regular video fix, it might as well be with content worth watching.

How to stream Thanksgiving NFL games on your iPhone

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Apple Watch's next Activity challenge will have exercising on Thanksgiving
That turkey kind of looks like a football, doesn't it?
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By Chris Brantner

For some people, Thanksgiving is a day to stay home, stuff themselves silly, and watch football on the couch until the turkey coma sets in around 7 p.m. For other people, though, Thanksgiving means traveling — making it more difficult to catch the Turkey Day football action.

If you’re spending Thanksgiving on the road or at a friend or family member’s house, it might be tough to keep up with the NFL games. Luckily, there are several ways you can watch the Thanksgiving NFL games on your iPhone.

How to watch the MLB playoffs on Apple devices

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Get ready to watch some baseball. It's easier than ever to stream MLB playoffs.
Get ready to watch some baseball.
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By Chris Brantner

With the Major League Baseball playoffs starting Tuesday, fans will be anxiously watching to see if their team advances and, eventually, who will bring home the World Series title.

Whether you have cable or not, you can still watch the entire MLB playoffs season from the Apple device of your choice. Here’s how to catch all the action on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, etc.

Netflix Smart Downloads manages TV shows for you

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Want to watch the next episode of your favorite show on the subway? Netflix Smart Downloads makes it easy by automatically replacing each watched episode with the next one.
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A new feature in the Netflix app will automatically download episodes of your favorite shows. This means they’re waiting on your phone or tablet when you’re ready.

Netflix already allows users to download episodes to watch later. The improvement announced today just makes it easier.

Best apps for streaming NFL on Apple devices

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Score these apps to stream NFL games, starting with preseason matchups this Thursday.
Score these apps to stream NFL games, starting with preseason matchups this Thursday.
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By Chris Brantner

During the fall and winter, football fans across the United States devote entire Sundays to diligently following all the NFL action. But you don’t need to wait: The football action gets underway Thursday when the NFL preseason games begin.

If you’re one of the many people who love both football and Apple devices, you’re in luck. You can easily combine the two to stream NFL games during the entire season, whether you have cable or not. A bunch of different apps let you watch the NFL on Apple devices, so let’s take a look at some of the best ones out there.

Best Apple TV apps for streaming soccer

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Best Apple TV apps for streaming soccer
Best Apple TV apps for streaming soccer.
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By Chris Brantner

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world — there are soccer fans everywhere. With all of this popularity comes a ton of potential leagues and tournaments to watch. If you’re a big fan, you’ll be glad to know there are some great ways to watch streaming soccer on Apple TV.