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YouTube TV is making some customers jump through hoops to keep their subscriptions.
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YouTube TV has new content but also a higher price. Especially for those who subscribe through the App Store.
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Spectrum TV brings 60 channels to your Apple TV for $15


You’ll be able to watch Spectrum TV Essentials through Charter’s iOS app.
You’ll be able to watch Spectrum TV Essentials through Charter’s iOS app.
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Charter Communications, the US’s second largest cable company, is launching an inexpensive streaming TV service. For just $14.99 a month, subscribers will be able to watch 60+ live channels on an Apple TV, iOS device, Mac, or other computer.

Spectrum TV Essentials is scheduled to go live in March, when it will have to compete with similar services, like Sling TV and YouTube TV.

Hulu drops price of cheapest streaming tier


Watching The Handsmade Tale just got cheaper.
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Catching up on your favorite network TV shows through Hulu is about to get a little bit cheaper.

Hulu revealed today that it will lower the price of its most affordable tier from $8 to $6 per month. Of course, the new pricing comes with some compromises but it could help the streaming service gain some ground on its competition.

How to watch the MLB playoffs on Apple devices


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.

How to stream NFL games on Apple devices in 2018


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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.

Verizon 5G package will include 4K Apple TV and YouTube TV


Apple TV 4K sale. Get yourself a good deal on the latest Apple TV 4K.
Get yourself a good deal on the latest Apple TV 4K.
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As part of its effort to get a jump on the competition when it comes to 5G networks, Verizon reportedly plans to offer a free 4K Apple TV to customers.

Verizon will be the first mobile carrier to offer 5G residential broadband service in the U.S. later this year, and it’s trying to lure subscribers in with a deal on Apple TV 4k plus discounted YouTube TV, which usually costs $40 per month.

Verizon wants to team up with Apple or Google for 5G TV


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The long-rumored Apple live TV package could get a helping hand from Verizon.
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Verizon wants to hook up with either Apple or Google to provide TV services when it launches its super fast 5G service to customers in Los Angeles and Sacramento, a new report claims.

The idea is that packaging Verizon’s 5G online TV with either Google’s YouTube TV or an as-yet-unnanounced Apple TV package would help Verizon to showcase its new service.

Streaming TV is getting pricier by the minute


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Unfortunately, Streaming TV cost has gone up for all of the biggest players in this market.
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People looking to trim their cable bill turn to a variety of services that offer a smaller selection of channels streamed live over the internet. These streaming TV services go for a substantially lower cost than a traditional cable package.

But many of these aren’t as cheap as they once were. DirectTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV have all hiked prices recently.