Q. You’ve written a lot about AT&T’s plans for DIRECTV, but what about U-verse? Are they going to keep it going or do they plan to shut it down? — Rita, Clemson, South Carolina. Rita, the AT&T-owned U-verse will celebrate its 14th anniversary this June, but I would be surprised if it turns 15. Let
Roku is now offering 30-day free trials of Showtime, EPIX and 20 other premium channels to help Coronavirus shut-ins pass the time. Called ‘Home Together,’ the Roku initiative requires you to redeem each free trial on The Roku Channel, which can be found in the device’s channel menu. And take note: If you don’t cancel
Q. I saw your story yesterday about Comcast stopping their new installations for new customers. It’s very sad about their service guy dying from the Coronavirus. My question is whether DIRECTV and Dish are still doing home visits for both putting up a dish or fixing service if you already have one. — Tommy, Tulsa,
Sling TV, the live streaming service owned by Dish, is offering a 14-day free trial of its news-heavy Blue package to help stay at-home Americans keep abreast of the latest Coronavirus updates. The 45-channel Blue package, which normally costs $30 a month ($20 a month for the first month) includes such news channels as CNN,
Q. My cable TV service with Comcast has been acting up lately, but I am scared to death to call someone out to the home to fix it with the Coronavirus out there. Is there any way to fix it without having to see someone? That’s what scares me the most. What is Comcast doing
Comcast has announced that it’s now offering free Video on Demand programming from several networks and streaming services including Showtime and Epix to help Americans staying at home due to the Coronavirus. “This is an unprecedented time and we want to be there for our customers to help make the time they’re spending at home
AT&T-owned TV services today are kicking off a free preview of four premium channels as a way to help Coronavirus shut-ins pass the time. DIRECTV and U-verse subscribers today will be able to watch Starz for free until April 2. Then, on April 2, Epix will be available for free until April 16 for subscribers
Amazon next month (April 2020) plans to add 72 new TV shows and movies to its Prime streaming lineup, including six Amazon originals, and 21 James Bond movies in 4K. The new titles will include season six of Bosch, the Amazon original crime drama which stars Titus Wellliver as a homicide detective in Los Angeles.
Q. I’ve been thinking about getting a new go-to streaming device for my media room TV. I like the Apple TV, but was wondering if it has Dolby Atmos. If I connect it to my TV and sound system, will it have Dolby Atmos sound? — Carl, Raleigh, North Carolina. Carl, the answer is maybe,
Q. My entire family, me, my hubby, and the four kids are all home because of the Coronavirus. We try to spend the time watching Netflix but we have a limited Internet plan so when we are all watching at the same time, the picture often freezes or sputters. Do you have any suggestions on
Q. I saw your article about how to sign in to Netflix if you’re having problems signing in. I’m having the same problem with Hulu. Is there any short cut to fixing this problem? — Diana, Buffalo. Diana, you’re right. I recently explained what to do if you’re having a problem signing in to Netflix.
Q. I’ve been planning to cut the cord and get rid of DIRECTV. DIRECTV has a Genie system that can let me watch shows in 7 different rooms without adding more receivers. So if I got Roku to be my cord-cutting streaming device, would I need to get seven Rokus or could I use one