Author: TV Answer Man

Parasite Comes to Hulu This Week

Hulu this week (April 5-11) plans to add seven new titles to its subscription Video on Demand service, including this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture. The new titles will include Parasite (pictured above), the winner of the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture. The film, which is based in South Korea, is the story

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Netflix This Week: 9 New Originals

Netflix this week (April 5-11) plans to add 10 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including nine originals. The new titles will include The Main Event, a Netflix original film about an 11-year-old who schemes to join the WWE; Brews Brothers, a Netflix original comedy series starring Alan Aisenberg and Mike Castle

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AT&T Stops Selling U-verse TV

AT&T has announced that it’s no longer selling its U-verse TV service to new customers. The telco made the announcement today on the U-verse page at ATT.com. “To help our employees serve our existing customers, we’re no longer selling U-verse TV. Service for existing U-verse TV customers is not impacted,” the company states. What’s unclear

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Coronavirus: HBO Offers Free Sopranos, The Wire & More

HBO today will begin offering 500 hours of free programming including 20 Warner Bros. movies, 10 documentaries, and every episode of nine of HBO’s best original shows. The offer, which starts today and runs until May, is designed to help Coronavirus shut-ins pass the time. But it will also help AT&T, which owns HBO, promote

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DIRECTV & The Dodgers: What Fans Should Be Worried About

News Analysis The announcement yesterday that DIRECTV and other AT&T-owned TV services would carry SportsNet LA was so surprising that some thought it was an April Fool’s joke. The two sides had been such bitter foes that it didn’t seem possible that they would ever come to terms. But yesterday, more than six years after

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Coronavirus: Beware Of ‘Free Netflix’ Offer; It’s a Scam!

Q. I got a text saying I could get Netflix for free if I click on the link. The text says the free deal is because of the Coronavirus. No, I haven’t clicked on the link, but I am tempted to. Free is free. Do you know if this is legit? — Danny, Greenbelt, Maryland. 

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Breaking: DIRECTV to Carry SportsNet LA

The fight to defeat the Coronavirus has brought together some intractable foes, but none more divided than DIRECTV and SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Today, the two sides finally signed a carriage agreement, some six years after the channel first launched. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported this afternoon that SportsNet LA

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MLB Extra Innings: How to Get Your Money Back

Q. I bought a subscription to DIRECTV’s MLB Extra Innings package in early March and now it looks like the season will at least be delayed for a few months if not cancelled entirely. It doesn’t seem fair that they get to keep my money during this time. I could use it now. Is there

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Coronavirus: Can You Watch Disney+ Without Internet?

Q. I read your article about watching Netflix without using the Internet. Can this be done with Disney Plus? We have kids at home because of the Coronavirus and it would be great to have some Disney shows ready in case we have Internet problems.– Samantha, Evanston, Illinois. Samantha, you’re right. Netflix allows you to

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Can Non-Members Watch Amazon Prime Video?

Q. Do I need an Amazon Prime membership to watch Amazon Prime Video programming? I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon, but I don’t want to pay for the Prime membership. But I would like to watch video from Amazon since I have an account with them. — Sherry, Toledo, Ohio.  Sherry, you’ll be

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