Category: Television

Coronavirus: How to Check Your Internet Speed

Q. I read your story about how to improve your Internet speed, but how do you actually check your Internet speed? We are all home because of the virus just like the person who sent you that question, and our Netflix streaming doesn’t seem as fast as normal. But it’s hard to tell. Is there

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Coronavirus: 3 Ways to Improve Your Video Streaming

Q. My entire family is home because of the Coronavirus and our Internet has been slower because of it. It’s making it more difficult to watch Netflix and Hulu because our Internet speed keeps going up and down. Do you have any tips on how to make this better? — Claire, Duluth, Minnesota.  Claire, you’re

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Amazon Prime This Week: 64 New Titles, 2 Originals

Amazon this week (March 29-April 4) plans to add 64 new TV shows and movies to its Prime streaming lineup, including two originals. The new titles will include Tales From the Loop (pictured above), an Amazon original dramatic series based on the fictional art book by Simon Stålenhag which follows several people as they try

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Hulu This Week: 78 New Titles, Future Man

Hulu this week (March 29-April 4) plans to add 78 new TV shows and movies to its subscription Video on Demand service, including one original. The new titles will include the complete season three of Future Man (pictured above), the Hulu original comedy starring Josh Hutcherson as a janitor who’s recruited by two video game

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Netflix This Week: 48 New Titles, 10 Originals

Netflix this week (March 29-April 4) plans to add 48 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including 10 originals. The new titles will include Coffee and Kareem, a Netflix original dramatic film starring Ed Helms (The Office, Hangover) as a Detroit police officer who teams with an 11-year-old boy to take down

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AT&T: What Will It Do With U-verse?

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

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Coronavirus: Roku Offers Free Month Of Showtime, Epix

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

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Coronavirus: Are DIRECTV & Dish Still Doing Home Service?

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,

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Coronavirus: Sling TV Offers 14-Day Free Trial

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,

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Coronavirus: Comcast Ends In-Home Installations For New Customers

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

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Coronavirus: Comcast Offers Free VOD For Showtime, Epix & More

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

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