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Lilbits 6-23-2020: The ARMs race is on

This week Apple confirmed that it’s preparing to transition from Intel to ARM chips for upcoming Mac computers, and the upcoming macOS Big Sur will be the company’s first desktop operating system designed for Apple Silicon chips based on ARM architecture. Befitting a move so big, it’ll also be the first version of the Mac […]

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Sling TV Happy Hour lets you stream live TV for free through April 20 (DVR and on-demand too)

Sling TV normally charges $30 per month or more for its internet TV streaming service. But the company has just launched a “Happy Hour Across America” promotion that lets you stream more than 50 TV channels for free between the hours of 5:00 PM and midnight until April 20, 2020. You’ll need to sign up […]

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Hulu’s live TV service is now available for $40 per month

As expected, Hulu is the latest company to launch a TV-over-the-internet service. For $40 per month customers get access to live content from dozens of networks including ABC, CB, FOX, NBC, ESPN, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, History, TBS, and USA. While Hulu is hardly the first company to offer live TV without the […]

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YouTube TV: Live streaming TV for $35 per month (with 40 channels, cloud DVR)

Google is the latest company to enter the internet TV space. YouTube TV is coming soon, and the $35/month service will let you watch dozens of channels live over the internet, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, ESPN, USA, and FX. There’s also a cloud DVR feature that lets you save programs for later viewing. […]

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PlayStation Vue app for Android lets you watch live TV (for $30 per month or more)

Sony’s PlayStation Vue service lets subscribers stream live and on-demand TV over the internet from channels including ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, AMC, Disney, ESPN, SyFy, and USA. When the service first launched it was available on PlayStation game consoles. But Sony has added support for additional devices including Amazon Fire TV products and Roku devices. […]

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PlayStation Vue brings live TV streaming to Roku, Android

When Sony launched its PlayStation Vue service in the US early last year, it was only available in select markets and it only worked on Sony PlayStation hardware. Over the past year the company has added support for additional devices, dropped the starting price to $30 per month (or $40 in some cities), and generally […]

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Amazon Fire TV update lays groundwork for more live TV streaming

Amazon recently launched its first live video program, a fashion show called Style Code Live, which you can watch in a web browser or on an Amazon Fire TV device. Theoretically, most online video streaming services that can begin playing content on demand when you hit a button should also be able to show live program that’s […]

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Hulu to offer live TV streaming starting in 2017

Hulu was one of the first services to stream TV shows on the web the day after they aired on broadcast and cable network channels… or at least one of the first services to do it legally. Soon Hulu may not just offer next-day streaming of TV shows. The company’s CEO says Hulu will begin […]