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Cord-Cutter News Fall Roundup

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 Welcomes Tidal, Ends Support for Older Models

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:

  • Roku HD and HD-XR (N1100, 2000C, N1101 and 2500X)
  • Roku SD (N1050)
  • Roku XD (2050X, 2050N, 2100X, 2100N)
  • Roku DVP (N1000)
  • Roku LT (2400X)
  • Roku 2 HD and XD (3000X, 3050X)
  • Roku 2XS (3100X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3400X and 3420X)

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 Auctioning Off Licenses of 3.5GHz Band

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.

Disney is Going All-Out to Promote Its Streaming Services

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.

Netflix Launches New Content for October 2019

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:

  • Bad Boys
  • Bad Boys II
  • Along Came a Spider
  • Blow
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  • Men in Black
  • Men in Black II
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Scream 2
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
  • Sin City
  • The Bucket List
  • House of the Witch
  • Crash
  • Honey 2
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • Troy
  • The Rugrats Movie
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • The Karate Kid
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness
  • Raging Bull

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:

  • Nikki Glaser: Bangin
  • Carmen Sandiego: Season 2
  • Living Undocumented
  • Rotten: Season 2
  • Ready to Mingle/Solteras
  • Seis Manos
  • Big Mouth: Season 3
  • In the Tall Grass
  • Creeped Out: Season 2
  • Peaky Blinders: Season 5
  • Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween
  • Super Monsters: Season 3
  • Raising Dion
  • Match! Tennis Juniors
  • Legend Quest: Masters of Myth
  • The Spooky Tales of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween
  • Deon Cole: Cole Hearted
  • Rhythm + Flow
  • La Influencia
  • Fractured
  • The Forest of Love
  • Haunted: Season 2
  • Insatiable: Season 2
  • YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 2
  • The Awakenings of Motto Wolenbruch
  • Plan Coeur: Season 2
  • Ghosts of Sugar Land
  • Banlieusards
  • The Unlisted
  • The Yard/Avlu
  • Eli
  • Baby: Season 2
  • Seventeen
  • Interior Design Masters
  • The Laundromat
  • The House of Flowers: Season 2
  • MeatEater: Season 8
  • Living with Yourself
  • Tell Me Who I Am
  • Spiriting Riding Free: Pony Tales Collection 2
  • Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali
  • Unnatural Selection
  • Toon: Season 1-2
  • Upstarts
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Jenny Slate: Stage Fright
  • Dancing with the Birds
  • Daybreak
  • Brigada Costa del Sol
  • Brotherhood
  • Monzon
  • Brotherhood
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • The Kominsky Method: Season 2
  • Greenhouse Academy: Season 3
  • Nailed It!
  • Prank Encounters
  • It Takes a Lunatic
  • Rattlesnake
  • Little Miss Sumo
  • A 3 Minute Hug
  • Shine On with Reese: Season 1
  • Flavorful Origins: Yunnan Cuisine
  • Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy
  • Nowhere Man
  • Kengan Ashura: Part II

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.

November 16, 2019 ,

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