Spend quarantine time right with these Netflix alternatives [Deals]

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Stuck at home? So is almost everyone else, making our TVs and computer screens essential portals to the outside world and entertainment. With these top alternative streaming services, you can keep your mind occupied with all kinds of fun and informative content.

If Netflix feels a little stale these days, expand your horizons with one of these deals on something you’ve never seen before.

Access a truly massive library of streaming content [Deals]

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Dive into the world's largest entertainment library, including movies, TV shows, radio stations and more from around the globe.
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We live in a golden age for streaming content. These days, plenty of us have more time to watch TV shows and movies than we used to, so even the list of offerings on Netflix or Hulu starts to feel a little short. Luckily there are far larger libraries of content to dive into.

Will people pay for Quibi’s snack-size shows? Free trial might help

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Nicole Richie is Nikki Fre$h.
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A new streaming service started Monday — but put down the remote. You won’t find Quibi on your television.

Instead, Quibi – its title a mashup of the words quick and bites – brings short-form entertainment through an app downloaded to an iPhone or iPad. If you are just hearing about Quibi, here’s a quick primer on the new streaming service.

Avoid annoying geo-restrictions on streaming services [Deals]

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Easily bypass any location-based restrictions on all your favorite streaming content.
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Just because you’re in another country shouldn’t mean you can’t watch your favorite shows and movies. So it’s a bummer when Hulu. HBO, or Amazon says the country you’re in doesn’t support their content. With this simple tool, you can avoid that annoyance and get back to binging anywhere in the world.

Netflix has a plan to win over new subscribers in an age of Apple TV+

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Netflix has a plan to win over new subscribers in an age of Apple TV+
The world of streaming content is about to get more crowded.
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Disney+ and Apple TV+ may not have made their debut yet, but their influence is already showing up in the market place. Netflix, the established guard of streaming content, recently launched a new strategy to hook subscribers.

For one of its new shows, Netflix is offering the first episode for free — even if you’re not a Netflix subscriber.

‘Transformative’ buy could lift Apple TV subs to 100 million

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The Apple TV service expected son could bring in $7 billion to $10 billion annually.
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Apple’s streaming TV service is going to be a very significant force in the market if a market-analysis firm is correct.

The service the iPhone maker is prepping could, in a few years, garner far more subscribers than some of its established competitors. 

Coming-of-age drama Hala jumps from Sundance to Apple

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Geraldine Viswanathan appears in Hala, chosen for the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Geraldine Viswanathan appears as the title character in Hala.
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One of the films making waves at the Sundance FIlm Festival is Hala, about a Muslim teenager’s struggles growing up in America. Apple likes it so much it bought the worldwide rights.

This is one of a growing collection of movies and TV programs that Apple is expected to weave into a streaming TV service.

How to stream NFL games on Apple devices in 2018

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How to watch NFL draft 2017
It's never been easier to stream NFL games.
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By Chris Brantner

With the football season heating up, it’s time to make sure you have a way to catch all the biggest matchups. Luckily, watching NFL games no longer requires you to pay for an overpriced cable subscription. And Apple users have a plethora of options to stream pro football without cable this season.

No matter which Apple device you use, you’ll find a wide range of apps to let you watch NFL football. Here’s a rundown of some of the best options for streaming NFL games this season.

Lose cable, but not your shows, with this cord-cutter megabundle [Deals]

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Cutting your cable doesn't have to mean less content, with access to the world's largest entertainment library.
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With the explosion of content over the last few years, cord cutting is sweeping the country. In comparison to wired alternatives, digital options cost less but offer just as much content — along with a few bonuses.

We’ve got a bundle that’s loaded for the cable-weary. And right now, you can get a year of the Ultimate Cord Cutting Kit Subscriptions for just $19.99.

How to watch the NFL draft on Apple devices

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How to watch NFL draft 2017
Here's how to stream the NFL draft on all your Apple gear.
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By Chris Brantner, guest blogger

It may feel like forever until the beginning of football season, but the NFL draft is here to offer us all a brief glimpse into the excitement to come. The draft, which runs Thursday through Saturday, is an opportunity to dive into the NFL early and get an idea about the futures of certain teams.

You can keep up with all the picks whether you’re on your iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. There’s truly no reason to miss out!