Cord Cutting News Roundup: YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW Just $10 With FREE HBO, Fire TV, & More




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Scissors cutting a computer wire on gray background (wireless or blackout concept)In the last 24 hours there have been many major breaking news stories related to cord cutting—from YouTube TV going live to DIRECTV NOW offering a way to get its service for $10 a month. So we thought we would give a quick rundown on the biggest stories from the last 10 days. Maybe you missed a few of them.

Sling TV

Yesterday Sling TV announced that it added several new channels including Showtime. This makes Sling TV the first streaming service to have all the major premium networks.

Sling TV also added its new Heartland Extra add-on to bring more family-friendly content to Sling TV customers. Want to learn more? Find the breakdown of its Heartland package HERE. Learn more about Sling TV’s Showtime deal HERE.

Fire TV & Fire Stick Update

If you own a first generation Fire TV or Fire Stick we have good news for you. Yesterday Amazon started to roll out an update to bring the new user interface to its older devices. Learn more about that HERE.


Not to be outdone, DIRECTV NOW is offering a way to get DIRECTV NOW for just $10 a month. If you are an AT&T Wireless subscriber with its unlimited plan you can get a $25 a month credit to use on DIRECTV NOW. That means you can get DIRECTV NOW for as little as $10 a month. Want to learn more? Click HERE.

AT&T didn’t stop there, it also announced that all DIRECTV NOW subscribers will get free HBO. This seems to be for life and will start effective today. So enjoy your HBO access, and please remember AT&T reserves the right to change this deal at any time. Want to learn more? Click HERE.

YouTube TV

The long-awaited YouTube TV is finally here. Not only that but it announced that soon it will be adding AMC-owned networks. If you want to sign up you will need to live in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago. You will get 50-plus channels, for the $35-a-month service YouTube announced in February. Want to learn more about YouTube TV? Click HERE.

I’m not sure how often we will do updates like this. I think it will happen whenever there is a major flood of cord cutting stories.

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