With fall in full swing, lots of changes are coming to television – and the cord-cutter world. We’re rounding up the biggest headlines to hit the press this season to keep you in-the-know.
Roku recently announced that it now has a Tidal channel, so users can now stream the service’s music and movies through their home sound systems.
Either subscription works with Roku. Tidal has a “Premium” plan that’s just $9.99 per month, and they also have a “HiFi” plan that’s $19.99 per month.
The new Tidal channel means that subscribers can now access the service’s 60 million songs and 250,000+ music videos right from their Roku devices. Tidal also offers live streams of concerts, original shows, music documentaries and even podcasts. The addition is a welcomed one for Roku users and Tidal subscribers.
Roku has also announced that it will be ending support for its older models. Legacy models can no longer be updated with new versions of Roku OS.
Legacy models include:
If you have a legacy Roku device, it may be time to upgrade to a newer version if you want to update to the latest Roku OS.
The FCC is planning to auction Priority Access Licenses (PALs) of the 3.5GHz band for 5G services. The agency has voted to get comments on proceedings for the proposed auction.
If the auction moves forward, 5G services may soon come to homes and businesses across the United States. The FCC has scheduled the auction to open up for bidding on June 25, 2020.
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has requested that the auction’s date be moved up to 2019, as there has been a great deal of interest in the 3.5GHz band.
News of the auction comes shortly after Amazon requested permission to test its Internet service through the 3.5GHz band. Amazon is planning to launch more than 3,000 satellites to build their own Internet service network.
In case you haven’t heard, Disney is launching its own streaming service called Disney+ in November. The iconic brand is going all-out in the promotion of its new service.
Apparently, Disney is making sure that all Disney World visitors know about Disney+. Considering that their parks receive more than 52 million visitors each year, it’s really not surprising that they would leverage this lucrative advertising opportunity.
Disney World attendees have been posting photos on social media of posters and promo material they’ve been seeing in the park which advertises Disney+. Billboards and banners can be found all throughout the park as well as on transportation.
Disney+ will only cost $6.99/month at launch. Subscribers will get access to all Disney classics as well as new shows and other original content.
The company has also reached a deal with PlayStation Vue to keep Disney programming on the platform. Vue users will be able to keep their Disney content, and also get access to National Geographic and FX – two channels acquired by Disney when they acquired 21st Century Fox earlier in the year.
As per the new agreement, Vue users will have access to: Disney Channel, ABC, all ESPN channels, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Freeform, ACC Network, SEC Network, Fox Life, Longhorn Network, FX, FXX, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, BabyTV, Nat Geo Mundo and ABC News Live.
The agreement makes PlayStation Vue an even more attractive platform, especially for sports fans who can’t get the games they want with their indoor antenna.
October is going to be a big month for Netflix this year. The streaming platform will be releasing many new originals and some great classic movies that fans will love.
First, let’s look at some of the older movies coming to Netflix in October:
Some older TV shows will also make an appearance, like Good Burger and Trainspotting. Schitt’s Creek season 5 will also be coming to Netflix this month.
Netflix is also launching a ton of original content, including the much-anticipated El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie which will be released on October 11.
Other Netflix Originals coming this month include:
This isn’t the complete list of content coming to Netflix in October 2019, but these are the most anticipated titles that are coming to the platform.