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On Monday, September 12th the live TV show Dancing With The Stars brought audiences back to their feet for season 23.
In a surprising turn of events cast members and the audience were shocked when a disruptive surprise occurred on the dance floor. Contestant Ryan Lochte; controversial olympic swimmer who lied to Brazilian police in Rio this summer about having been assaulted, was confronted by two anti-Lochte protestors.
The two uninvited spectators were almost immediately stopped by security guards and taken away, but it definitely left the announcers and dancers a little bit shaken up!
At the CEDIA Expo; September 13 – 17th in Dallas, TiVo launched its newest hardware, which, while exciting, was unfortunately not cordcutter friendly.
The BOLT+’s 3TB internal hard drive and six internal TV tuners can be used by cable and satellite subscribers. There is a monthly fee for BOLT+’s TiVo service in addition to the hardware costs.
This seems like a strange omission considering the growing number of consumers who are cutting the cord, and the likelihood that those cordcutters will be seeking OTA DVRs to purchase in the future.
Even without the BOLT+ cordcutters still have options, as there are still a few TiVo hardware options available that work with over air antennas.
In the TiVo Outlet a refurbished TiVo BOLT (500GB) is currently available for $149.99 with the 1TB option a touch more at $224.99 with free shipping to most US locations. Both require a $14.99 a month subscription fee for TiVo service.
On Amazon the TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB with No Service Fees should be one to consider if you are a cordcutter looking for a DVR, onscreen guide, and streaming integration with the ability to add external storage if needed.
The Roamio OTA has TiVo service included in the hardware price (a helpful selling point) as well as having 4 internal tuners, 1TB of storage and the perks of TiVo usage (Unified Search & Watchlist, SkipMode, QuickMode, and Streaming Apps – Amazon, Netflix, Hulu).
Hoping to boost its following, Twitter is getting into the game of live streaming with the launch of their app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft’s Xbox One.
The social media service will be streaming 10 Thursday Night Football games for free, in addition to its other live stream content from Periscope and Vine. Games from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL) are expected to follow.
New competition means even more ways to get free entertainment, making cordcutters very happy!
Documents filed at the FCC would indicate that Amazon is looking to launch an updated Amazon Fire TV Stick sometime in late October or early November. The FCC is currently reviewing a proposal from Amazon regarding this new product, but no word on the product’s specs or pricing.
Current versions of the Fire TV Stick have recently undergone a major software update, however the last hardware update for the hardware was in October of 2015 with the introduction of support for 4K content.
It’s likely the 3rd generation Fire TV Stick will have a faster processor, continued 4K support and voice integration, the latest Bluetooth enhanced connectivity with a variety of game controllers. Undoubtedly it will support the latest WiFi connectivity and provide even more storage options for apps.
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A new report found that there are over 100 available over-the-air stations you can watch for free with an antenna.