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Streaming TV

CES Trendspotting – Streaming TV

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2016 will be another transitional year for the television industry. Everyone has a personal story about cord cutting and skinny bundles and the death of television, “You know nobody watches TV anymore … by the way, can you believe what Meredith said to Cali’s girlfriend on Grey’s last night?” And, absolutely everyone has a personal timeline for the advent of à La Carte cable programming. “Consumers want it … it’s going to happen soon.” While behaviors and timelines can be debated, in practice, there are only a few ways to accomplish 4K (UHD) or HD viewing on a big screen TV without a cable set-top box. Here is a quick overview of five streaming TV devices (in no particular order) that are on the front lines of the fight for cable independence.

Apple TV

Apple TV – The End of Days Will Be Slightly Delayed

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According to some new rumors, Apple will have to delay the announcement of its "live" Apple TV streaming service until sometime in 2016 for two excellent reasons: 1) Apple is having trouble making content deals, and 2) Apple has no idea how much bandwidth it's going to need to deliver the service.

Mayweather Paquiao Periscope

Up Periscope: I See the Future of Video

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Imagine a hack that tricks Periscope or Meerkat into capturing whatever video is on your screen. Now, just create a new Twitter account and tell your social network to join you watching House of Cards on Netflix for free.