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04 Feb

How To Watch Super Bowl 2017 On Your PC

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Super Bowl 2017

The Super Bowl is just a few days away and every one of us will be tuning in to watch this amazing showdown between the two popular teams. The New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT.

The opening game of the 2017 Super Bowl will held at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Country-music star Luke Bryan will make an appearance to sing the National Anthem and the Super Bowl LI halftime show will be headlined by Lady Gaga. The game will be broadcasted on Fox.

If you have a cable subscription, then you will be able to access and watch the game on Fox. However, if you don’t have a cable subscription, then you will be looking for other methods such as live streaming to watch the opening game of the Super Bowl on your PC or laptop. If so, here is how you can watch the live action of Super Bowl on your PC or laptop.

If you are a customer who doesn’t have a cable subscription, then you will be able to watch the live broadcast of Fox Sports 1, NFL Network, and ESPN2 through Dish Network’s online streaming service, Sling TV. This popular online streaming platform offers you access to a number of select channels at an affordable price. Below is how you can sign up to Sling TV for the free 7 day trial.

  • Go to the official website of Sling TV
  • Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free” option.
  • Create a personal account

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  • Select the packages or channel package you need. Sling Orange package offered by the online streaming service offers ESPN2, while the Sling Blue package offers both Fox Sports 1 and NFL Network.
  • Enter the payment information. The cost to sign up for Sling Orange is just $20 a month, whereas the cost for signing up to Sling Blue is $25 a month. However, if you happen to cancel the subscription after the seven-day trial, then the service provider will not charge you anything.
  • Download the Sling app for your PC or laptop and start watching the game and other contents offered by the channels.

If you are a Sling TV subscriber already, then you will be also able to watch the contents offered by ESPN on your smartphone and other compatible devices.

05 Jan

Sling CEO Believes Online Streaming Services Are The Future Of TV

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The Future Of TV

Dish Network introduced their online streaming service, Sling TV, exactly two years ago. The launch of this streaming platform has brought numerous benefits to Dish Network and the service quickly become much popular among cord cutters and other traditional TV viewers.

Many analysts firmly believe that online streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now represent the future of TV. In a recent conference, Sling CEO Roger Lynch said, “The future of TV, I believe, is going to be streamed.”

He discussed about the evolution of telephones and about the launch of applications such as Skype. “I think the same path will be followed by video and traditional TV, moving from analogue to digital and then software applications like Sling,” Lynch added.

This might be a long-term vision, but we do have to accept the fact that the Sling CEO has an interesting view on the role of “Pay Lite” in the current market. He also added that the analysts and viewers should compare Sling TV to music services such as Spotify, rather than comparing it with Dish Network’s or Comcast’s pay TV offerings.

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Online Streaming Services

“When consumers engage with Spotify for the first time they download a mobile app and start a free trial,” Lynch said. “There are no contracts and there is no installation. That is how most people start a relationship with Sling TV.” Sling TV is currently one of the cheapest streaming services available to the users and the basic package of Sling TV is available to customers at just $20 a month, which offers more than 30 popular channels.

The President of EchoStar Corporation and CTO at Dish Network, Vivek Khemka said, “Sling TV is differentiated around the business model – no contract, no commitment, no installation; you sign-up and watch TV in a few minutes. We have aggressively delivered smaller packagers rather than a big bundle. You do not have all the programming that DISH offers and that is by design.”

He added, “Sling TV is still evolving and we do not intend to make it in any way inferior to the full Pay TV experience. We have a philosophy where we want to embrace change and if people want streaming TV, then so be it. There is no reason to fight that or prevent it from happening by making Sling an inferior service.”

09 Dec

How DirecTV Now Fares Against PlayStation Vue And Sling TV

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DirecTV Now Service

There are three main streaming options for the US customers to choose from today, which includes Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and the most recent DirecTV Now streaming service from AT&T. These companies face tough competition in the market, as the users will not settle down for less. A brief comparison of these three internet TV services will help you know more on the same.

Sony PlayStation Vue

Reports say that PlayStation Vue is the most expensive among all the content streaming options, but it is the only service that offers CBS Network channels, and until recently, they were the only service that offered a cloud DVR that is capable of storing recorded content for 28 days.

The basic package of PlayStation Vue costs 29.99 dollars per month and offers more than forty-five channels, which includes Fox, Kiro7, ESPN, CNN, and TBS. There is also a 34.99 dollars a month pack from Vue, offering more than 60 channels, a 49.99 dollars per month pack that offers 90 channels, and a 64.99 dollars per month pack offering 90 channels plus Showtime and HBO (Showtime for 10.99 dollars and HBO for 15 dollars per month as add-ons).

Dish Network Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the first internet content provider services that initiated the cord-cutting trend. This service by Dish Network offers one of the cheapest streaming services when compared to PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now.

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Streaming Options Available

The starter package, Sling Orange, costs just 20 dollars per month and offers more than 30 channels; the next pack, Sling Blue, is available for 25 dollars per month and offers more than 40 channels. There is also the Sling Orange + Blue package, which costs 40 dollars and includes all channels.

Sling TV service also has add-ons, starting at five dollars per month. Add-on packages include kids, Spanish, comedy, International, and sports packs. Moreover, Sling TV offers Starz and HBO for just fifteen dollars. It is also reported that the cloud DVR program of Sling is under test and will be released soon.

AT&T DirecTV Now

AT&T is the most recent player in the online content streaming business. DirecTV Now offer many advantages like unlimited streaming on mobile with AT&T internet, and numerous channels and On-Demand content.

DirecTV Now services start at thirty-five dollars per month for the 60 plus channels offering; fifty dollars per month for 80 plus channels; sixty dollars per month for more than 100 channels; and seventy dollars per month for 120 plus channels. HBO and Cinemax are the available add-ons for five dollars each per month.

25 Nov

Dish Network And AT&T Offer Deals On Their Streaming Services

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Deals On Streaming Services

Dish Network has offered some of the best cable deals to their subscribers over the last few years and they are still one of leading cable providers in the country. However, things have not been that easy for the company, as they had to face a huge loss of subscribers during the third quarter of 2016.

Nevertheless, Dish Network is planning for a strong comeback by offering a bunch of exciting deals on their online streaming platform, Sling TV. Dish recently announced several promotions and deals aimed at attracting more subscribers to Sling TV streaming service.

In their Sling Blog, the company stated that they are providing Sling TV gift cards to their subscribers in denominations of $25 to $100 through GameStop, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart. In addition to that, they also revealed their plans to enter into a partnership with streaming device makers during the upcoming holiday season.

Reports say that any subscriber, who buys a fourth-generation Apple TV, will get the device for just $89 instead of $149, if they commit to Sling TV for 3 months. Furthermore, a 50 percent offer will be available to customers when the buy a Roku Premiere and player, if they sign up to Sling TV for 3 months.

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Online Streaming Platform

However, Dish Network is not the only provider who is trying to draw in more customers to their online streaming service. AT&T has already announced their plans to launch their streaming service, DirecTV Now, and sources say that the service will be available to subscribers by the end of this week.

AT&T recently announced that subscribers, who commit to DirecTV Now for three months or more, would be rewarded with a free Apple TV, whereas those who sign up for the same service for a single month would receive a Fire TV streaming stick for free.

The report from AT&T also indicated that the company will offer a free 7-day trial to customers. However, subscribers who decide to not to pay for the service after the free trial will be automatically downgraded to DirecTV Freeview, a free service with limited content.

In addition to that, DirecTV Now streaming service would be available to subscribers at just $35 per month and it will offer more a hundred popular channels. Analysts say that this is the best deal offered by a streaming service until now.

11 Jul

Are Streaming Services Getting Better Than Cable Packages?

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Streaming Services

Channels that were once confined to the cable network are now available on internet with streaming services. Along with movies and TV, you can also watch live sports.

Dish Network’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation VUE are the prime leaders in the arena, offering many popular channels like CNN, ESPN, and HGTV. And they even work on your smartphone or tablet.

Sling TV offers two packages for $20 per month. The first package has 20 channels including ESPN and ESPN2 and allows only one user; while the other package has 30 channels consisting of Fox Sports, national, and local channels. The latter pack allows three users simultaneously. Sling also provides add-on packages like HBO, Cinemax, and other sports and kids channels.

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TV Viewing Trends

On the other hand, Sony’s PlayStation VUE allows 5 users to stream simultaneously and offers 3 packages containing 50 channels, 70 channels, and 100 channels. In order to get the channels, you can use either an Amazon Fire TV device or a Sony console, and it is not necessary to have a PlayStation console. You can even access the services on any major streaming devices except Apple TV.

Things To Note

Make sure you have a broadband connection with good speed before cutting the cord. Streaming services use various remotes and devices to get your channel as compared to the cable TV that uses a single remote. You will be using your TVs remote to get local channels, as local stations will be connecting to an indoor HD TV antenna.

The rest of the contents like movies, streaming, and on-demand programming will be from a streaming media box like Roku or Amazon Fire TV. In that case, you will be using their remote.

On your streaming device, you will have to browse through Netflix, HBO, and Hulu Plus to get your shows. If you are having multiple users browsing simultaneously, then you will have to calculate your probable expense in order to upgrade your internet bandwidth speeds as well.

It is seen that, many viewers are dropping their cable TV packages these days, and are switching to streaming services that offers many internet-based options. If you are doubtful, then use the seven-day trial before making the final decision.

05 Jul

AT&T Finishes Acquisition Of QuickPlay Video Streaming

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AT&T Services

Recently, AT&T has finished buyout of QuickPlay Media, which is a leading digital streaming platform. This acquisition was disclosed by AT&T in May, but the financial terms of acquisition was not disclosed then. This deal is mainly aimed to increase the internet video streaming capabilities of the company, as streaming services is an area where the company is not much active.

AT&T was making use of the QuickPlay service to deliver video for U-Verse TV earlier. Now, the service will be used to deliver content to three new DirecTV streaming packs. These packs will be introduced by the end of the year. AT&T also announced that they plan to offer DirecTV satellite TV on the internet, without the need for a set top box or an annual subscription.

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Video Streaming

The benefit is that the users can stream DirecTV videos over an internet connection, regardless of the device used or the service provider. AT&T is planning to offer three video plans from full package to streamlined bundle subscriptions.

DirecTV Now is a package that offers live channels and on-demand shows. Other packages are DirecTV Mobile and DirecTV Preview. DirecTV Mobile is exclusively for the smart phone users and DirecTV Preview is a free advertisement supported service that is specially designed to attract teenagers. With this acquisition, AT&T plans to get the 350 employees and contractors of QuickPlay and improve their managed platform services.

After the acquisition, QuickPlay will serve other providers like Rogers Communications Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, BCE Inc, as well as HOOQ, which is a joint venture between Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, and Singtel group. AT&T was missing the internet-based opportunities before the deal. It is expected, however, that the integration of QuickPlay will help to generate more revenue for AT&T.

02 May

Tips For Buying A Future-Proof TV

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Buying a TV these days takes a lot of deliberation if you don’t want to be underequipped when a new technology hits. The stakes are simply too high, and at the worst, you could end up with a huge screen of obsolete display format. The right way to go about things is to choose something that is substantially future-proof, so you do not regret the decision.

When To Buy

People usually think the best time to buy is when sales are high, normally around the holidays or right after. Nevertheless, as it turns out, this is not a really smart move, because the deals normally cover only specific, lower-end models. It is important to know that whatever you get will be a lot cheaper within half a year. It is good to wait until Amazon drops the price to your budget range.

There is going to be a significant shift in widespread viewing formats, and even with that is, it is possible to buy a TV set today that does not drag your viewing experience down by 2020. Just pay attention to a few key factors and you will do fine.

4K: It Is Worth Bothering About?

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Many would say yes, and I am one of them. 4K is basically a format that displays 4 times as many pixels on the same screen. That means you get a crisper, clearer, and subsequently more realistic picture. The upgrades happen every few years. The last of those we had was the move from 720p to 1080p. But with 4k, there isn’t too much video content out there, and no prizes for guessing why.

Content data simply takes up too much space, and DirecTV still has only three channels dedicated to this type of the programming content. Besides that, you also have Network on-demand films and some fringe streaming services, like UltraFlix spouting 4K video content.

Still there are two reasons to get a 4K TV at this time, the first being that over the next few years, this will probably be the norm in digital TV broadcasting. The other, is that there is not any better way than this right now, to future-proof your TV purchase. If you want the best out there, this is it. As for now, keep in mind that the bigger the TV you buy, the more fully a 4K experience can be enjoyed in your living room.

08 Apr

Comparison Of Family Packages Offered Dish And DirecTV

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DirecTV Packages

Satellite television services deserve applause for bringing family plans into the entertainment rooms of customers. Although most cable television service providers have been offering a good lineup of channels prior to the coming of satellite services, it was the latter that really took interest in providing their customers with an option to customize their channel line.

When you are subscribing to cable services, you are provided with a fixed lineup of channels. This is not the case with satellite services. They offer their services on the basis of packages. Each satellite television service provider offers different packages catered to various entertainment needs of their customers.

As you can see, DirecTV and Dish Network are two major players in the satellite television arena. While most satellite services offer similar lineup of channels or packages, Dish Network and DirecTV vary in their approaches. They always ensure that their customers get a good blend of channels. To cater to the varying needs of their customers, both companies bring changes in their packages from time to time.

Family Packages Offered By Dish And DirecTV

Both DirecTV and Dish Network offer family packages. In fact, more than half of the customers of both companies subscribe to the ‘Family’ packages. Therefore, it is a good idea to take a look at the channel lineup in the package offered by both. Below you can find the channels offered by both DirecTV and Dish Network in their family-focused packages.

DirecTV Entertainment Package

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Dish Channel Lineups

Though DirecTV offers many family oriented packages, its Entertainment package is the most noted one. The DirecTV pack offers a good blend of local, national, and international channels, along with sports, news, movie channels, religious channels, etc.

Prime channels in its lineup include Bloomberg TV, BYU Television, CSPA, CSPAN2, Daystar, Disney Channel, Disney XD, DIY Channel, Eternal World, FIT TV, Food Network, GOD TV, Gospel Music, Hallmark, Hallmark News, HGTV, HSN, Link TV, NASA, NASCAR HOTPASS, National Geo, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, NRB, PBS Kids, QVC Channel, RFDTV, TCT Channel, Teen Nick, Trinity Broadcasting, Weather Channel, and Word Channel

Dish Smart Pack

Dish Network offers more lineups of channels in its family-focused package. In the Dish Smart Pack, you get Angel One, Animal Planet, Biography, Bloomberg TV, BYU Television, CSPAN, CSPAN2, CBS College Sports, CCTV9, Cooking Channel, Daystar, Discovery for Kids, DIY Channel, Eternal World, Food Network, FOX News, Great American, Hallmark, Hallmark Movies, Hallmark News, HSN, NASA, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Outdoor Channel, QVC Channel, RFDTV, Science Channel, Trinity Broadcasting, TV Land, and Weather Channel.

Get in touch with our experts for more detailed DirecTV vs Dish Network comparisons, or check out other posts related to the topic.

01 Apr

A Comparison Between Dish And TWC

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Dish Vs TWC

When it comes to TV service, there are heaps of great options to consider before signing up. You definitely have no business jumping right in with the first TV service that comes to mind.

Two of the main rival services that people have confusion choosing between, are Dish Network and Time Warner Cable. You need to first check out the essential aspects of the service they offer, and then move on to making a detailed comparison and hopefully, an easy choice. We have got the first part covered.

Plan Options

TWC gives a starter package with over 20 channels, which is an affordable way to get local shows and other programming. Pricing goes up for higher tiers, with the top package bringing 200 channels including HBO, as well as tons of On-Demand viewing. The local channel lineup changes based on the area you are living in.

For Dish, the basic package gives you 190 channels, which is a lot more than basic cable plans offer. It is one of the most economical ways to get so many channels together. The highest tiered offering from the provider has over 330 channels, with local lineups varying according to where you are.

Sports

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Comparing Dish With TWC

TWC has the Preferred TV package, which offers regular sports channels, as well as seasonal sports channels for extra price. The latter group includes choices such as NHL® Center Ice®, NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings, and MLS Direct Kick. You can also get mixed packages with the Sports Pass, getting you 25 year-round sports channels.

Dish Network’s sports coverage includes the basic listings and in addition to that, a supplementary Multi-Sport Pack™ with 35 sports channels. Most of these seasonal Dish Network packages can be bought based on a sport, like football, basketball, boxing, baseball, hockey, car racing, rugby, soccer, and cricket. Then there is also the Outdoor Package that carries channels on hunting, shooting and fishing.

Internet And Bundled Packages

Time Warner Cable provides internet packages with speeds of up to 2 Mbps, and has its fastest speeds reaching up to 50 Mbps. In some areas, this goes up to 300 Mbps. The provider also has value bundles based on subscriber needs.

Dish offers DSL with speeds ranging from 7 Mbps to 40 Mbps, with most of the offerings seen as a value bundle option with TV service. Customers get to save big when they go in for a combined package.

24 Feb

Top Useful Phone Apps For Satellite TV Customers

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Dish Anywhere App

Home integration has never been as complete as it is these days. There are plenty of mobile apps that help you get the most value out of your satellite TV service. The only requirement for being to use them is that you have a high-speed internet connection. These apps let you engage more deeply with the services you are availing.

Dish

The Dish Anywhere app lets you watch Dish Network content while on the move. It also allows using an iPhone to access your DVR, watch live TV, and stream On Demand content. If you have a version of the Hopper DVR with Sling technology in it, it is also possible to download recordings from the DVR. The iPhone also functions as your TV remote. Filtering Dish Network content for kids is also easier, using the Dish Anywhere™ Kids Profile feature.

DirecTV

DirecTV services have long moved past their dependence on a home television set. Take the DirecTV Phone App for instance – it lets you watch on-demand shows, movies, and live TV on a mobile device. You can also control the TV from your phone or tablet, set the DVR to record shows, or send a show from the phone to the TV. The DirecTV Kids App uses child-friendly features to allow only age-appropriate content. The NFL Sunday Ticket app lets you watch live games and receive live highlights.

Satellite Dish Finder

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Watching TV On The Go

This app uses the GPS and magnetic sensors in your phone to pinpoint satellites for the bets reception. It handles all the math and tell you the ideal antenna alignment for a strong signal. You can create custom points of interest and set a preference for satellite. Satellite Dish Finder tells you if trees or posts are messing up your signal.

Dish Align

Ever had your satellite dish falling out of alignment and wrecking service mid-game? The Dish Align app lets you fix this, using a built-in compass, and the specified information on the location of your dish, and requested satellite. This app is so good at telling you how to place the dish, that even satellite technicians use it when installing a new connection.

TV Forecast

It is not too useful knowing what show is on now, but what about the upcoming ones? TV Forecast gives episode listings for upcoming and past episodes of programs, and features pop-up notifications, email reminders, and the option to bookmark your spot in a TV series.

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A solid starter package, particularly if you’re not looking for a ton of movie or sports channels.

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