Weekend Wrap-Up: YouTube TV’s 4K Add-On, Roku’s Demi Lovato Show, fuboTV Drops A&E, and More





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This week, YouTube TV launched a new 4K add-on upgrade, while fuboTV announced it’s dropping A&E Network channels. Elsewhere, Roku is expanding its Roku Originals lineup, and HBO Max’s global expansion is underway.

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.

YouTube TV Launches 4K Plus Add-On for $19.99/Month

This week marked the launch of YouTube TV’s 4K Plus add-on package. The $19.99/month upgrade enables 4K resolution on supported titles, naturally, but also includes other perks, like unlimited simultaneous streams within your home.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s new 4K add-on here.

HBO Max Launches in Latin America with a 50% Off Deal

HBO Max is kicking off its global expansion by launching in dozens of territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. The company’s also throwing in a limited-time deal if you sign up before July 30th.

Check out the details on HBO Max’s expansion here.

fuboTV Drops Six A&E Channels From Its Lineup

Live TV streaming service fuboTV notified its users that the company is dropping six A&E Network channels from its lineup. In a new support page detailing the change, fuboTV listed alternative channels that subscribers could turn to for similar programming.

Read more about fuboTV’s recent lineup change here.

Pluto TV is Adding Over 70 Movies in July: Here’s the Full List

Pluto TV is continuing its summer movie promotion by dropping in some 70 new titles for July. To be clear, some of those “new” additions include movies that are shifting from one channel to another, but you can check out the full list in our post.

See what Pluto TV has planned for July here.

The Next Roku Original is a 10 Minute Talk Show with Demi Lovato

Roku continues to expand its Roku Original lineup and will next add a 10-minute talk show from Demi Lovato. The show was set to premiere on Quibi, but it’s instead coming to The Roku Channel.

Learn more about Roku’s latest original offering here.

Two New Channels are Now Streaming on Frndly TV with More to Come

We recently reported on a couple new additions coming to Frndly TV, and while we’re still waiting on Local Now to arrive, some other options have also sprouted up on the service.

See what’s new on Frndly TV here.

Netflix Now Allows Android Users to Watch Partially Downloaded Content

A new Netflix feature allows users to watch partially downloaded titles, which adds a bit of flexibility for users. The new feature could come in handy if you’re trying to download a title and run into network issues. You’ll be able to watch at least part of your show or movie while you wait for your connection to improve.

Read more about Netflix’s new feature here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

Sling TV’s Adam Kucera on Local Channel Access, Price Hikes, and More

Cord Cutters News recently had the chance to chat with Sling TV’s Adam Kucera. The company’s director of sales discussed Sling’s approach to local channel access, the updated app on Fire TV, and more.

See what Sling TV had to say here.

Weather Channel Plus Streaming Service Coming This Year

We may soon have another streaming service to choose from. Weather Channel Plus is expected to launch later in the year, reportedly featuring more than 50 news and entertainment options for $4.99 per month.

Find out the latest on this upcoming streaming service here.

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