Cord Cutting News Roundup: New Hulu Live Details, FCC Auction, Sports Free Streaming, Roku’s TiVo Deal, & More




Cord Cutting News Week in Review: New Hulu Live Details, FCC Auction, Sports Free Streaming, Roku’s TiVo Deal, & More

Wow what a crazy week for cord cutting. Several huge deals happened, and we got a look at Hulu’s new live TV service.

So here is a quick breakdown of what happened this week.

YouTube Forces You to Watch Ads

If you have Google’s YouTube TV you may find that some of your DVR recordings won’t let you skip ads. Want to learn more? Click HERE.

Roku Releases Roku OS 7.6 Update

This week Roku released a 7.6 update that gives several new features for Roku TVs and several improvements for boxes. Want to learn more? Click HERE.


Love FOX? Well DIRECTV NOW has added more local FOX stations. You can find the full list of the new channels HERE.

Hulu’s New Live TV Service

Yesterday Hulu officially announced that it will be hiring 500 new employees to help with its live TV service.

We also learned what could be the price for Hulu’s live TV service and new details about the DVR service. You can learn more HERE.

Roku Strikes a Deal with TiVo

Yesterday we also learned that Roku has a deal to get access to 6,000 patents from TiVo. More importantly it also gets access to some data that will help Roku improve its search. You can learn more about this HERE.

Hate Paying For Sports?

For all the non-sports fans out there a group of cable channels are looking at offering a sports-free service starting at $20 a month and streamed online. You can learn more about it HERE.

FCC Auction Ends

Over the last 5 years the FCC has been working to sell off the over-the-air spectrum many TV stations use. Now the deal is done and almost 1,000 TV stations are affected. You can learn more about this HERE.

NBC Becomes More Cord Cutting Friendly

Soon you may find your local NBC station on your favorite streaming service. Want to learn more? Click HERE.

Boomerang Launches

Love classic cartoons? Well Boomerang now has a subscription streaming service for just $5 a month that gives you access to thousands of classic cartoons. Click HERE to learn more.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews.

Need cord cutting tech support? Join our new Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.