Weekend Wrap-Up: Plex Adds New Discovery Features and The Weather Channel Lands on YouTube TV





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Plex launched a pair of interesting features that could help users search for and discover new content across a wide range of streaming services. Elsewhere, The Weather Channel finally launched on YouTube TV, and baseball fans can once again cheer on their favorite teams now that it’s Opening Weekend.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.

Plex Launches Discover Tool & Watchlist to Simplify Finding Streaming Titles from Every Service

Plex announced new search and watchlist features aimed at bringing together content from all sorts of different streaming services. The goal is to ease what the company is calling the “Streaming Struggle.”

Check out Plex’s new features here.

fuboTV Will Raise Its Base Price for Current Subscribers to $69.99 in May 2022

After dropping its Starter Plan for new customers, fuboTV has now informed those currently on that base-level plan that they’ll soon be moved up to the Pro tier, starting at $69.99 per month.

See the latest changes from fuboTV here.

How to Watch MLB Opening Day & All Other MLB Week 1 Games on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, & More

After a lockout-induced delay, it’s finally time to play ball. And we’ve got your guide on how to catch the action during Opening Weekend, including which streaming services offer the most bang for your baseball buck.

Find out how to stream tons of games this weekend here.

DIRECTV STREAM is Adding Auto-Extend to Recordings & Making More Sports-Centered Updates

This week, DIRECTV STREAM announced several new features, including some sports-minded updates. An auto-extend option allows scheduled DVR recordings to continue capturing games that extend beyond the specified cutoff time. And a new team-tracking feature lets you set DVR recordings for your favorite teams throughout a season.

Check out DIRECTV STREAM’s latest updates here.

YouTube TV Adds The Weather Channel & Three More Channels From AMG

We knew it was coming, but it’s finally here. The Weather Channel has officially arrived on YouTube TV, alongside several other new additions via a deal with Allen Media Group.

See what’s coming to YouTube TV here.

The Roku Channel Adds 16 New Channels to Its Free Streaming Lineup

Free, ad-supported platform The Roku Channel announced it’s adding 16 new options to its streaming lineup. There are new choices for anime lovers, cinema buffs, and more.

Learn more about The Roku Channel’s newest additions here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

Peacock Will Be the Exclusive Streaming Home to 18 Sunday Morning MLB Games

Streaming service Peacock will offer broadcasts of 18 Major League Baseball games this season, giving Premium subscribers exclusive access starting in May.

See the full lineup of baseball games coming to Peacock here.

Roku Extends Agreement with Amazon to Keep Prime Video and IMDb TV Apps on the Platform

Some renewal deals can get publicly contentious, but Roku’s latest agreement with Amazon appears to have come together peacefully. The new deal means Roku users will continue to get uninterrupted access to Prime Video and IMDb TV.

Find out more about the latest deal between Roku and Amazon here.

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

Best Streaming Deals This Weekend — Save on Apple AirPods, Roku, Vizio, and More

This weekend’s deals include solid discounts on Apple’s popular AirPods, along with Roku’s top-of-the-line Ultra streaming device. Elsewhere, we’ve got price cuts on audio gear and smart TVs.

Check out the week’s best deals here.

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