HBO Max Delivers New Mobile And Desktop Apps For An Improved User Experience Globally



HBO Max Delivers New Mobile And Desktop Apps For An Improved User Experience Globally



Press Release: HBO MAX


HBO Max App


The New App Provides A More Responsive Environment And Incorporates Highly Requested User Features





New HBO Max App Delivers Improved Performance and New Features


HBO Max has completed the rollout of a new user experience on desktop, iOS and Android mobile devices, and Amazon Fire tablets, where available globally. The replatformed app delivers highly requested new features from HBO Max fans and marks the conclusion of moving all HBO Max apps to a new, more performant tech stack, a process that started with replacing connected TV applications in September.

New features available in the updated HBO Max mobile and desktop application include:

Shuffle button functionality expansion to mobile devices. Previously only available on the desktop and CTV experiences, this feature gives users the ability to randomize the first episode that plays for select series on the platform. SharePlay support for iPhone and iPad users (U.S. only): Subscribers in the U.S. with an ad-free plan and an iPhone or iPad can now use SharePlay to watch their favorite HBO Max programs in sync with friends and family while on a FaceTime call. A dedicated home for downloaded content with improved performance and stability Tablet support for both landscape and portrait orientations An enhanced screen reader experience with improved navigation elements and functionality The ability to split screens with other apps on any behavior-supported mobile device Updated, intuitive navigation A refined design and visual styling to let content shine Chromecast stability improvements These updates mark a significant improvement to the HBO Max experience that will further connect audiences with the stories and storytellers they love on HBO Max.

“We are delighted to introduce the revamped HBO Max mobile and desktop apps,” said Kamyar Keshmiri, SVP, Product Design, Warner Bros. Discovery Streaming. “The changes give our users more of the features they care most about, along with improved navigation and a more immersive canvas for storytelling, helping them click play on their favorite content faster and with less friction.”


This update arrives ahead of the highly anticipated August 21 release of the "Game of Thrones" prequel, "The House of the Dragon," and in time for viewers to catch up on Season four of the Emmy®-winning drama series “Westworld” before the season finale on August 14. Users can watch new Max Originals “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” and “Rap Sh!t” alongside family and friends, or stream new movies including “The Bob’s Burgers Movie,” fresh out of theaters. From HBO original hit series like “Barry” to new Max Original comedy series like “Hacks,” HBO Max has something for everyone to enjoy together. 
To see everything coming to HBO Max this month, click here.


Welcome Improvements to HBO Max


The new app should address some of the complaints with the older app. Click here to read why HBO Max now beats Netflix. 














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Top Ranked Apple TV Apps



Top Ranked Apple TV Apps


Top Ranked Apple TV Apps


Here's where to Find Which Apps Apps everyone is using most on Apple TV


Before you spend countless hours trying to find good streaming apps, we want to share a great source to find all the top ranked Apple TV apps. Appfigures is that source and you won't want to miss checking out.

Besides top Apple TV, Appfigures also has Top Apps for iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Mac.






App Ranked by FREE, Paid, and Top Grossing


Appfigures has put together a really cool page, that lists all the current Apple TV apps and ranked them in several categories. You can see the Top Free Apps, the Top Paid Apps, and also which apps are grossing the most.

Top Grossing Spoiler Alert: Disney Plus and HBO Max are making bank, Netflix is further down the list.


Find Great Free and Paid Apps for Your Apple TV


An Apple TV is really nothing more than a dumb box until you load it up with apps. Then it becomes smarter than any smart TV. Because the operating system is super simple to use. And it just works without hardly a glitch. Other media streamers we tried are a lot more glitchy.

Apple bashers like to point out the locked-down Apple App Store, but be sure to take a closer look at the app in the photo above that is number 6 on the list under Paid Apps. Then go and find a similar app to this one on Roku. You won't find it.

Apple is now less restrictive with its media player than Roku. And you can even sideload apps like Kodi on an Apple TV. But this requires a developer's account to do so. You can find more info here...

But this is not all you'll find on an Apple TV, if you look at the Free column, these are apps you can download to your Apple TV for free. This doesn't mean that these apps don't charge for content on their platform. But there is no charge to download them to your Apple TV.

Another interesting observation is where Netflix is on this list compared to NBC Peacock, Hulu, and Prime Video. This list gives you a good idea of which apps cord-cutters and TV streamers are currently finding the most appealing.

So please take a moment and visit the Appfigures website, and browse their lists. The results may help you decide which streaming service to try next.


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JAILBREAK ROKU? Do This Instead!



JAILBREAK ROKU? Nope Do This Instead



Roku Jailbreak



If you want to jailbreak Roku to unlock more Free content, as of right now, it's not going to happen. Because no matter what someone may try to tell you, currently there really is no way to unlock or jailbreak a Roku to make it do something it was not designed to do. But there are some other alternatives that are just as good.





Roku Already Has Everything You Need to Enjoy Content Without Needing a Jailbreak


No, we are not talking about the thousands of channels available on Roku which are pretty awesome. But if you wanted to watch content that wasn't on Roku but is available to stream from a browser, like these 200+ Internet Streaming sites.

Roku already gives you everything you need to watch this type of content. Provided videos are encoded in a Roku-friendly format like mp4, mkv, or m4v. Since there is also no web browser on Roku, there are several methods to stream and watch content from the Internet on your Roku TV or media player.



Apple AirPlay and Android Mirroring


Roku supports both Apple AirPlay and Android Mirroring, which will let you watch something from your phone or PC as on your TV using your Roku. As long as your other device supports AirPlay.

Android mirroring is different than AirPlay. Mirroring is where you see the entire screen on your TV using a Roku. AirPlay casting is different as it will cast just the video you are watching right to your TV using your Roku. If your TV already supports AirPlay or Mirroring, which many now do. You won't even need to use a Roku. Because you can then cast or mirror video content directly to your television.


Here's a guide that will walk you through the steps needed to cast or mirror content to your Roku.


PlayOn TV App Lets You Watch Downloaded Content on Roku


Using the PlayOn TV app is another great option to view downloaded video content, photos, and music on Roku.

With the PlayOn app https://www.playon.tv/ you can use it to download content from premium channels you may subscribe to like HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, and more including several free ones like Pluto TV. The app will then play back your downloads on a Roku from a PC. But if you want to use it for other downloaded content stored on your drives the PlayOn desktop app will do this also. This means anything you have downloaded.

Even though PlayOn is an app on Roku it still uses Roku's media player to stream content. So you won't need to deal with any "casting" nor insert a USB stick to transfer content to the Roku Media Player channel. It lets you watch content right from your PC's hard drives and watch it on Roku. It works great, but they don't offer an app for Mac.

Also See: How to Safely Remove a USB Stick from a Roku Device 
The PlayOn Cloud works nicely with an iPhone or Mac computer to do the same thing. DVR recordings can be streamed directly from the cloud or downloaded to an iPhone or Mac PC using their website. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT PLAYON


So while a Roku Jailbreak doesn't exist, and sideloading a bunch of private channels is no longer an option, there are other methods available to achieve the same results. This means you are not locked into only watching content from The Roku Channel Store.

And won't need to risk turning your favorite Roku media player or Roku TV into a doorstop, when a jailbreak goes bad. 














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Roku Casting AirPlay Mirroring Online Content NOT in the Roku Channel Store



Roku Casting and AirPlay Mirroring Adult Movies and How to Sideload Other Online Content NOT Found in The Roku Channel Store



Roku Casting is a great way to watch adult movies and shows directly from the Internet on your TV


Roku Casting Mirroring Adult Movies


Big changes are happening with Roku. Roku private channels and Roku adult channels that have been on Roku since day one are now being sunset. This means some of your favorite private Roku porn channels won't work any longer on Roku.

Subscribing to adult TV channels on Roku was a great way to save money. Because these adult streaming channels were much less expensive to watch on Roku than on cable or satellite. And wow, they had some excellent Roku porn channels.





What Does This Mean for Adult Channels?


This doesn't mean you can't watch adult movies or content from your favorite private channels on Roku. Now you just need to go about it a little differently. If you have not yet learned how to use AirPlay, Mirroring, or Casting on your Roku, you are missing out on a great way to sideload and unlock your Roku to watch unlimited online content from outside their tightly contolled walled garden, also known as the Roku Channels Store.

The nicest thing about mirroring and casting is the content you watch remains private. And unlike watching content directly on Roku's platform, they don't know what you are casting to your TV. And they also can't inject your sideloaded content with advertisments.






Casting opens your Roku to the entire World Wide Web of Video Content


The best thing about Roku AirPlay and casting is you are no longer limited to only the content Roku allows to be in their Channel Store. Unlike Android, which still offers the ability to sideload apps that are not in the Google Play Store, Roku is now the most restrictive media streamer. And they tightly control what they allow on their platform.

But fortunately, you can still cast or mirror any online content directly from a phone, laptop, PC, or tablet to your TV with Roku and most every other media streamer.

You can use mirroring or casting to watch and wirelessly play music, movies, and TV shows right on your TV using a Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Nvidia SHIELD, or other media streamer. You can even adjust the volume using a TV or media streamer remote while a video is playing.

Now with newer televisions, you can cast directly to the TV itself without even needing to use an additional media streaming device if your TV already supports this. Most recent televisions already support casting and mirroring through AirPlay or Chromecast. But check your TV manual and see if your television supports this.


What's the Difference Between Mirroring and Video Casting?


Mirroring

Mirroring takes the complete mirror image of what is on your device and then projects it on your TV screen. Apple uses their own form of mirroing, which is called AirPlay and now AirPlay 2, which works really well with iPhones and iPads, and Mac computers.

Between the two, mirroring, especially AirPlay, works extremely well. The only downside is you can't use your mobile device while it is mirroring the video on your TV screen.


How to use AirPlay on Roku 




These Roku Models Support Apple AirPlay


Roku must have OS 9.4 or higher installed to work with Apple AirPlay
Streambar Model # 9102
Streambar Pro Model # 9101R2
Smart Soundbar Model #s 9100 and 9101
Streaming Stick+ Model #s 3810 and 3811
Streaming Stick 4K Model # 3820
Streaming Stick 4K+ Model # 3821
Express 4K Model # 3940
Express 4K+ Model # 3941
Premiere Model #s 3920 and 4620
Premiere+ Model #s 3921 and 4630
Ultra Model #s 4600, 4640, 4660, 4661, 4670, and 4800
Roku Television Model #s Starting with the Letters: Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, and 7xxxx (The x can include any number)
Ultra LT Model #s 4662 and 4801


Roku must have OS 10.0 or higher installed to work with Apple AirPlay
Television Model #s Dxxxx and 8xxxx (The x can include any number)
Streaming Stick Model #s 3600, 3800, and 3801
Express Model #s 3900, 3930, and 3801
Express+ Model #s 3910 and 3931
Roku HD Model # 3932
Roku 2 Model #s 4205 and 4210
Roku 3 Model #s 4200, 4201, and 4230




Roku Casting

Casting works differently than mirroring. Instead of showing the same image on your TV from another device. Which works great for presentations.

Casting will send a video over to your TV and let you continue to use your phone or tablet simultaneously. The movie is playing on your television.

Not all sites support AirPlay and casting. In that case choose Roku Mirroring to watch the movie or show instead.

Chromecast uses casting on enabled devices. Many media streamers offer Chromecast to cast your content directly to your TV. Your phone can act as a remote to pause, fast forward, or rewind videos.


How to Cast or Use AirPlay Mirroring on Roku


Of the two formats, we found that AirPlay works great. It can now be found on more devices, including Roku.

Most current phones, tablets, computers, and televisions already support casting and mirroring directly through AirPlay or Chromecast.

This will let you use a Web browser, play the movie on your device, then after clicking a small TV icon, then that same movie along with the audio will play in full-screen right on your big screen TV.

AirPlay from a Mac, iPad, or iPhone to an Apple TV or Roku really doesn't get any easier. 


Cast to Roku From PC Windows 10 - How to Screen Mirror Roku From Computer Guide Instructions 





How to Cast to Roku from Android


Since Android does not yet support AirPlay directly, you can add Web Video Cast. This is available on Google Play to cast from a browser to your TV.





RokuKast


This is a Chromecast extension to stream web videos to Roku devices. You can download this here from GitHub. Installing, this takes a few steps, but it's easy and best of all it's Free. 


RokuKast Installation Instructions

Download the ZIP file from the link above. To find the RokuKast ZIP file, click the Green Code Button, and then click on Download ZIP. This will download the file.

In the Google Chrome browser inside the address bar, enter this address chrome://extensions With the developer mode checkbox ticked, click Load unpacked extension... and choose the dist folder "RokuKast-master" from the expanded ZIP file folder you downloaded in the previous step. Usage

This extension can detect streamable videos (in mp4 and hls formats) from any website which can be cast and played on Roku.


Buy an Android-Based Media Streamer


Since you can't use a web browser on Roku, a low-cost Android or Fire TV 4K Max media streamer works great to watch content from websites and is another nice alternative to Roku casting. Just add a browser like Brave or Firefox to your Android streamer and watch a massive amount of streaming TV content from websites like these right on your television.

Or use this Jailbreak Alternative on Roku!

Where to Find the Best Adult Content for Casting or Mirroring to Roku


Private Roku Adult Movies are no longer available on private channels. The good news is every adult channel that you may have previously enjoyed on Roku also has corresponding websites with the same content. So you can easily cast or mirror your favorite adult content and still continue to watch it on your TV using a Roku or most other media streamers. 


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Visit our Roku Adult TV Guide





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Netflix Vs AppleTV+ Vs Hulu



Netflix Vs Apple TV+ Vs Prime Vs Hulu



Three Top Streaming Services With Unique Content


Netflix Vs AppleTV+ Vs Hulu


Netflix


Netflix has been the number one streaming service for many years. Their streaming library was second to none and you could access a virtual video store from your living room.

The early days of TV streaming were much different than today. Now we have many streaming services competing for our money. And now much of their content that was once exclusively available on Netflix has been removed and added to their own.



Currently, there are three monthly plans you can subscribe to on Netflix. And they are currently working on a 4th even lower-cost plan that will contain ads.

Netflix is also one of the most expensive streaming services available today. But this has not deterred many loyal Netflix subscribers who continue to enjoy their original programming which is still very good. But the higher cost has put a damper on Netflix subscriber growth recently, with many choosing to drop their subscriptions in favor of a less expensive streaming TV service.


The 4K Netflix plan is only a penny shy of $20 dollars and the 1080p plan is $15.49/month. Another factor of lower subscriber growth last few quarters is due to higher prices on food, gas, and many other items. And this has affected other streaming services as well.

Netflix could be missing out on an opportunity with its current entry-level plan. Currently, its lowest cost streaming plan is $9.99/month but it is only streamed in 480p SD, instead of 720p HD.

Since now most cord-cutters no longer own standard definition televisions, if Netflix dropped the price of its 480p SD plan to $6.99 and then offered a $9.99 plan in 720p HD, this could have a positive impact on retaining current subscribers and even help with adding additional new subscribers.






The Netflix user interface is top-notch and still one of the best. They have a nicely designed app for streaming, and no other streaming service has yet been able to design anything quite as nice.

Unfortunately, Netflix no longer has a free trial available, but you can start and stop Netflix or any other streaming service anytime with no additional service charges or fees.


Try Netflix




Apple TV+


AppleTV+


As one of the least expensive ad-free streaming services, AppleTV+ is quickly gaining popularity. For $5/month you can stream unlimited and exclusive content. And this includes content filmed in 4K. While you won't find as much content on AppleTV+. Most Apple original content is really quite good.

Some of its television series have even won several awards lately. Apple TV searches have also increased 900% on Google this year, and that is a good indication how fast this streaming service is gaining traction.

The AppleTV+ app is also very nicely designed. It's available on a wide range of media streaming devices and works very nicely when paired with an Apple TV streamer.


Free Trial to Apple TV+



TOP 10 RATED SHOWS ON APPLE TV+ PER ROTTEN TOMATOES

1. 1971: THE YEAR THAT MUSIC CHANGED EVERYTHING (2021)
2. ACAPULCO (2021)
3. VISIBLE: OUT ON TELEVISION (2020)
4, WOLFWALKERS (2020)
5. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (2021)
6. FIREBALL: VISITORS FROM DARKER WORLDS (2020)
7. MYTHIC QUEST (2020)
8. CENTRAL PARK (2020)
9. CODA (2021)
10 BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD'S A LITTLE BLURRY (2021)






Hulu


Hulu vs Netflix


Another popular streaming site, Hulu also offers original content, plus many syndicated shows available soon after they air publicly. Their app can sometimes be a little buggy, and it's not in the same class as Netflix or Apple TV+. But the wide range of content available makes this streaming service another popular option.

They offer both a plan with ads and ad-free. But even the ad-free plan still contains limited ads inserted by the content providers which Hulu has no control over.

You have three options when signing up for Hulu Ad-Free ($12.99), With Ads ($6.99), and Hulu +Live TV ($69.99). The most expensive Hulu plan along with a Live TV option also includes Disney+ and ESPN.

Available on a wide range of streaming devices, Hulu is another popular option for streamers, who want to eliminate their expensive cable TV bill. As a replacement for cable TV or satellite, they also offer additional streaming services that can be added to your subscription. These include HBO Max ($14.99/month), Cinemax ($9.99/month), Showtime ($10.99/month), and Starz ($8.99/month).

As an alternative to Netflix, Hulu is a great option as they still offer a large library of popular content. And if you can tolerate ads, the lowest cost plan seems like a bargain.



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Peacock Roku Channel Stream Free



NBC Peacock Roku Channel Stream Free



Stream Top Shows and Movies with the Peacock Roku Channel


Peacock TV


With the NBC Peacock Roku channel, you can stream hundreds of popular movies, TV shows, news and more. Along with late night comedy, sports, Spanish-language TV shows, and more.





Choose from Three Peacock Streaming Plans


Peacock Roku Channel

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  • Stream 40,000+ hours of hit movies and TV shows plus more on Roku
  • Choose from 50+ On-Demand Streaming Channels
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NBC Peacock Roku Channel

Premium

Limited Ads
  • Stream 40,000+ hours of hit movies and TV shows plus more on Roku
  • Choose from 50+ On-Demand Streaming Channels
  • Stream 60,000+ hours of popular movies and TV shows plus more.
  • Access LIVE sports and events, which include Premier League, WWE, Sunday Night Football, and MLB Sunday Leadoff.
  • You also can access current NBC and Bravo hits the day after they air.
$4.99 7/day Free trial
No Ads Roku Peacock Channel

Plus

Ad-Free
  • Stream 40,000+ hours of hit movies and TV shows plus more on Roku
  • Choose from 50+ On-Demand Streaming Channels
  • Stream 60,000+ hours of popular movies and TV shows plus more.
  • Access LIVE sports and events, which include Premier League, WWE, Sunday Night Football, and MLB Sunday Leadoff.
  • You also can access current NBC and Bravo hits the day after they air.
  • Download select titles for offline viewing
  • Stream some shows without additional advertisements.
$9.99/mo 7/day Free trial


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Add The Peacock Roku Channel


To add the Peacock Roku channel check the Channel Store on your Roku or click the Add Peacock channel button below.


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Searches for Apple TV Increased 900 Percent This Year



Searches for Apple TV Increased 900 Percent This Year



Something triggered a massive increase in Apple TV searches


Apple TV vs Roku vs Fire TV


We can only speculate why there was a 900% increase in searches for Apple TV in 2022. But something big must have triggered this abrupt change.





Apple TV Always Lagged Behind Roku and Fire TV in Popularity, Until This Year


After Apple TV clamped down on jailbreaks they have lagged behind Roku and Fire TV in popularity. Until 2022, something happened this year to increase the overall searches on Google by 900%, for the Apple TV.

Apple TV Searches up 900% This Year!


We strongly suspect several things happened this year that may have helped bring about this massive shift.


1. Nvidia is waning in popularity after a buggy Android update that broke several things. And Google adding ads to the SHIELD Home Screen. Ads were never there until this year and this also upset many SHIELD fans.

It also has not helped that Nvidia has not done a major update to the SHIELD hardware in several years now. The last update was a negligible performance update and removed some features that the prior models had. So it looked more like a cost-saving measure.

If you follow any cord-cutting or media streaming forums, many prior Nvidia SHIELD owners are dumping these streamers for an Apple TV 4K which now has even more powerful hardware.

It's also easier to use, smoother, and best of all there are no ads on the Apple TV Home Screen.


2. Roku also has had some issues this last year which caused many of their biggest fans to lose interest. This was reflected in last quarter's earnings report, which caused a big decline in their stock.


In February, they eliminated private channels. This was a big disappointment for many cord-cutters who used their Roku streamers to watch Private Adult Channels. Apple TV also does not have adult channels, but what they do have is AirPlay, which works better and is less glitchy on their media streamer than any other.

Apple's App Store while locked down like Roku is less so. They offer a handful of IPTV channels in their App Store, while Roku has none. And you can even sideload Kodi on an Apple TV but you will need a Developer account to do so.

Since Roku makes the bulk of its earnings from ads, you will find many more ads integrated on the Home Screen on their streamers than on the Nvidia SHIELD and none on the Apple TV.

We have also noticed in the streaming TV forums, that many former Roku owners are also moving over to an Apple TV because they want to see fewer ads, and want faster smoother hardware.

Apple hardware also has a lot higher build quality, and their devices typically last much longer before they need to be upgraded.


3. Apple's AppleTV+ streaming TV service is also increasing in popularity. This could also be why searches increased as they only have original content in their library. And these shows lately have been winning award after award and are quite good. Best of all their streaming service is only $5/month.

Another reason for Apple's surge in popularity this year is with the recession, and inflation, many more people trying to get their money to stretch further are dumping Netflix. Since it is one of the more expensive streaming services, they may be opting out in favor of AppleTV+. Maybe they are not adding the + to their search which is then lumps the hardware and software searches together.


The Apple TV Price Is Still a Deterrent For Many Streamers


An Apple TV is not cheap at $150-$200, but they recently have been on sale at a discounted price. But if Apple sold them for less than a hundred dollars, you would see even more streamers make the switch. A new lower-cost Apple TV model is rumored to be in the works. But if you can find a current Apple TV 4K model on sale, like currently on Amazon, you'll end up with a very nice media streamer without all the ads.


Fire TV Searches Only a Fraction of Roku and Apple TV


Amazon's Fire TV streamer only has a small fraction of people searching for it on Google compared to Roku and Apple TV. While their media streamers run on a customized Android TV version, Amazon also implemented many ads into its Home Screen.

Android boxes that are more powerful, can be had for the same price or even less than a Fire TV. And they also have a less cluttered user interface with fewer ads and other bloatware than what you'll find on a Fire TV. 
Don't let the Apple haters deter you from giving an Apple TV a try. It's one of today's best media streamers.


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Try a Free Trial to These Streaming TV Services



Try a Free Trial to These Streaming TV Services



Try Before You Buy


Free Trial to Streaming TV Service


If your entertainment budget is shrinking faster than an ice cream cone in the desert, a free trial to a popular streaming service makes a lot of sense.

But not every streaming service gives away a free trial. And even though you won't any longer find a free 30/day trial on Netflix, there are still plenty of popular streaming sites that still do.





Paramount+ Free Trial


Watch original CBS Content on Paramount+ for the first seven days free. Then an ad-free plan will cost $9.99 and the plan with ads is $4.99 a month. Try a week of Paramount+ free.


Apple TV+ Free Trial


Apple's streaming TV service is all about original content. And a lot of it is very good. You won't find the same older content found on the larger streaming service. But they will give you a free $5/day trial. And occasionally Apple will give you a much longer trial spanning several months with the purchase of certain devices. Or if you sign-up from a Playstation.

Once the free trial is over, Apple TV+ only charges $5/month. Which is very reasonable for a nicely put-together streaming service, that offers all premium and original content.


Philo TV Free Trial


Philo continues to be one of the best deals going for Live TV. Sign-up and they will give you the first seven days to watch for free. Then you can watch 60 live streaming TV channels. Here is the Philo Channel Lineup. And after the free trial is over, they charge $25/month.


Hulu Free Trial


Another great deal is the Free Hulu 30/day trial. This gives you plenty of time to binge some great original content and mainstream TV shows. Once the trial is over, you can subscribe with ads for $6.99/month. Or choose to watch without ads for $12.99/month. Unless you cancel and try a free trial to one of the other popular streaming services.


Fubo TV Free Trial


fubo is not only the best streaming service for watching sports like Premier League and World Cup Soccer. Fubo TV also offers a free 7/day trial which gives you access to all their Sports Channels. Plus 100 Live Entertainment and News channels as well.


Amazon Prime Video Free Trial


Prime Video is another great streaming site that offers a generous 30/day free trial. And you can even get several free 30-day trials. Amazon has several websites all over the world. When can sign up for a free trial to Prime in the USA and after the 30/day trial. Visit another Amazon site in the UK and you they even let you sign-up for another.
Here's a list of Amazon Locations. There are plenty to choose from.

Amazon is also very good about bugging you to try another free trial, even if you have had several free trials with Prime before. When you go through the check-out process on their site, often also try to get you to try another free trial to Prime. It may take a few months before they start bugging you again, but they will keep on bugging you. Just don't forget to set a reminder on their site and they will even email you a couple days before your trial expires so you cancel if you don't plan on keeping it.

 

Frndly TV Free Trial


Another great and inexpensive streaming service for watching Live TV is Frndly TV. And if you miss live cable TV, Frndly has 40+ Live Channels. Two of their plans even come with an unlimited Cloud DVR so you skip through all those ads in Live TV shows. Best of all, their streaming TV plans are very affordable.


Adult Streaming Sites Free Trials and Discounts


Not to be left out, adult streaming sites also offer free trials to sample their premium 4K movies and scenes. The best place to find Free Trials and other promotional discounts which can include up to 50% off for Life, or limited-time special savings on VODs and Scenes is on the AdultTVStreams subreddit.

Special Promotions and money-saving discounts are uploaded quite frequently. And these will save you some extra cash on your favorite Adult Videos On Demand, and Unlimited Streaming subscriptions on popular Adult Streaming TV services.


Hopefully, you can enjoy some of these free trials for some great television entertainment. 
Another money-saving tip is to use the PlayOn Cloud DVR service and download everything you want to watch during your free trial. Then you can stream for an even longer period of time, or not miss out on any episodes if a show or movie you've been wanting to watch leaves that streaming service.












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If You Hate Ads This is The Streamer to Buy



If You Hate Ads This is The Media Streamer to Buy



Roku, Apple TV, and Nvidia SHIELD, Chromecast with Google TV all have Great Media Streamers


Media Streamers With No Ads


When it comes to media streamers, Roku, Apple TV, and Nvidia SHIELD, Chromecast with Google TV are all very nice. All but one will pester you with ads.

If you hate being blasted with advertisements when using your media streamer, there are not a lot of options, unless you use a mini PC to stream your content. Because almost every media streamer sold today by the top brands now has ads, except one.

Even though the ads are not nearly as bad as what you are forced to watch with a cable or satellite subscription, they are still there on the home screen, constantly getting you to try and buy content from streaming channels you may not want or pay for.

While you may not mind ads, they do use extra data and resources that can slow down your media streamer. This is why many cord-cutters would rather not be distracted by them. 






Media Streamers Ranked from Best to Worst When it Comes to Ads


1. Apple TV - For a nice clean interface that won't constantly push ads at you there is no better media streamer than an Apple TV. It's incredibly fast, clean and friendly to use. And its amazing 4K screensaver is almost worth the price of admission alone.

While an Apple TV does limit you to apps only available from their app store. It's not nearly as locked down as Roku, because you can still add a handful of IPTV apps available on their app store. And you can even sideload Kodi if you want. But there are some limitations to doing this.

2. Nvidia SHIELD and Google TV - Both these media share a similar Android operating system. And since a recent update, ads are now also included on the Home screen on both. This is something that was not an issue during the first six years with a Nvidia SHIELD. But a recent software update changed this and it upset many SHIELD owners.

But there are still workarounds to eliminate the ads like adding a custom launcher or installing an Android ad-blocker that will remove the ads. And that will give you back a large portion of your home screen. Which you can then use for launching apps instead of watching advertisements for paid streaming services you may not want. Here are several workarounds to disable ads on an Nvidia SHIELD.

3. Roku - This media streamer is number one when it comes to ads. And this is by design. Roku unlike Apple and Nvidia price their hardware to sell at a loss. And they make most of their money from advertisers on their platform. This is the only way they can remain profitable.

If you can't afford a SHIELD or Apple TV 4K, then a Roku Ultra for less than a hundred dollars is a great choice. As long as you don't mind ads, you would be very happy with it. Roku is also a very user-friendly streamer with thousands of channels listed in its app store. Unfortunatly, Roku is also now the most restrictive streamer in the content they allow you to watch compared to the rest.


Your Privacy Is At Risk


Besides ads, some media streaming companies love to track what you watch and even sell or use this information to send you more relevant and personal ads. Apple is the most privacy-conscious, compared to Google and Roku, which both extensively track your viewing habits.
You can opt-out of ad tracking on both Google and Roku's platforms, ads are very much integrated into both these media streamers. So if you absolutely despise ads, and value your privacy, again the Apple TV or a home theater PC is your best alternative.


Also, See - Roku Casting and AirPlay Mirroring How to Sideload and Watch Other Online Content 















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