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Cordcutter News Brief - How to watch NFL games live without cable, what Disney will be streaming on its new OTT service, Hulu adds new features, and more

September 8, 2017 - 17:52 -- RokuGuide

Cordcutter News BriefsIn this week's rundown of recent news items for cord-cutters: How to watch NFL games live without cable, what Disney will be streaming on its new OTT service, Hulu adds new features, and more.

There is no shortage of websites telling cord-cutters how to watch NFL football games live without cable, including Cnet and Huffington Post. Among the options are getting an antenna; subscribing to streaming services like Sling and DirecTV NOW, among others; and watching on Amazon Prime. Other than the antenna option, though, you won't find anything for free, unless you already subscribe to Amazon Prime or Verizon wireless. To find out how to stream specific teams, visit FOMOPOP's NFL live streaming tool.



Marvel and Star Wars movies will be streamed exclusively on Disney's new service according to a report by CNBC. Disney CEO Bob Iger made this announcement at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles. Iger also said the service will "have four to five original Disney series, as well as three to four exclusive Disney movies... It will also have its existing television library." He was quiet on how much the service will cost.

Hulu has added new features on devices that support The New Hulu Experience (Roku not included, but it's in the works). Features include better use of screen real estate so you see more information while browsing, better readability and legibility, new episodes highlighted in Your Lineup, both live and on-demand content in Your Watch History, improvements to video playback. More details are available on Hulu's website https://www.hulu.com/press/product_update/september-updates/.

The Verge reports that students can get both Spotify and Hulu for only $4.99 per month. Those who already have Spotify Premium for Students can get Hulu for free.

Looking for something new to watch? Check out Variety's report on what's new on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in September 2017. Among Variety's highlights: "Disney hits 'Hercules,' 'Mulan,' and 'Pocahontas' will stream on Netflix", "'Batman' and 'Batman Returns' are airing on Hulu..., along with the entire series of the original 'Full House'"; and "A new season of 'Transparent' will premiere on Amazon Prime, along with classic movies including 'Dirty Dancing' the 1976 horror film 'Carrie,' and 'Wedding Crashers.'"

UFC is issuing refunds for Mayweather vs. McGregor streaming issues according to The Washington Post. USA Today had reported that many customers who paid $100 for the fight were unable to view it using UFC's streaming apps.

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