Weekend Wrap-Up: Roku’s Mystery Model Number and fuboTV Drops Starter Plan




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This past week, we discussed a mystery model number that briefly popped up on Roku’s site. There’s no word yet if it’s a typo or something more, but we’ll definitely keep an eye out. We also saw fuboTV officially drop the Starter plan from its lineup, and Apple TV+ revealed the first half of its scheduled broadcasts for its new Friday Night Baseball streams.

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.

Roku (Briefly) Mentions Unknown Model Number Among Roku OS 11’s Supported Hardware

Not long after Roku announced its newest software update, OS 11, the company published a list of devices that would support the incoming upgrade. But we noticed an unknown model number that’s since disappeared from Roku’s list. And we’re left to wonder if it was a typo or something more.

Check out what we spotted here.

fuboTV Officially Removes Starter Plan, Plans Now Start at $69.99

After testing a lineup that hid its Starter Plan from view, live TV streaming service fuboTV has officially removed the offering from its site. The change means new customers now have three plans to choose from.

See what’s new with fuboTV here.

CNN+ Launches Today: Sign up Now to Get 50% off For Life

This week also saw CNN launch its own streaming service: CNN+. The new platform is available through the existing CNN app, though Roku and Android TV aren’t yet supported.

Learn more about CNN+ here.

YouTube TV Brings Picture-in-Picture to iOS

YouTube TV has added picture-in-picture functionality to iPhone and iPad devices. The live TV streaming service announced the new feature this week, adding that it’s available for devices running iOS (or iPadOS) 15 and up.

Find out more about YouTube TV’s new feature here.

Crunchyroll to End Free Streaming of New Releases

Anime streaming giant Crunchyroll is changing up its free lineup later this spring. The service says it will no longer offer free, ad-supported simulcasts of new shows.

Check out Crunchyroll’s upcoming changes here.

Disney+ Delays ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Premiere Date by Two Days

Star Wars fans will have to wait slightly longer for the premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+. The streaming service announced the first episode will air two days later than planned, but added that the first two episodes will be available that day.

Learn more about Obi-Wan’s plans here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

Apple & MLB Announce First 12 Weeks of Friday Night Baseball Doubleheaders

With baseball’s Opening Day just a few days away, Apple TV+ shared the first half of its new Friday Night Baseball schedule. The streaming service will offer a pair of live games every Friday starting on April 8th.

Check out the first 12 weeks of Friday Night Baseball here.

Report: NFL+ Subscription Streaming Service Possibly in the Works

New rumors suggest the NFL might be interested in launching its own streaming service. There’s no official confirmation just yet, but the name NFL+ has been mentioned as a possibility.

See the NFL’s latest streaming rumors here.

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

Best Streaming Deals This Weekend: Save on Fire TV, TiVo Stream, Sony Soundbars, and More

Our latest roundup of weekend streaming deals includes discounts on streaming gear from Amazon and TiVo. You can also save on antennas and networking gear, as well as a solid soundbar from Sony.

Check out the weekend’s best deals here.

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