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2017 Holiday Gift Guide | Disney Movies & TV Shows on Netflix and Hulu


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #77 Every Disney Movie & TV Show on Netflix and Hulu Right Now Both Netflix and Hulu have a good collection of Disney movies available, as well as past and current seasons of shows from the Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) New on Crackle in December Crackle is always freely accessible with no subscription required. The streaming TV network houses a robust library of original programming available anytime, anywhere on every connected device. – Read More (Streaming This Month) 2017 Holiday Gift… Read More

Netflix Choose-Your-Own Adventure TV Shows | Self-Driving Car Entertainment Pact


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #76 Coming to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu This Week Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows that are coming to popular streaming services this week. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) New Browser for Amazon Fire TV The Silk Browser is free and available in Amazon’s official store. This answers a major need for Fire TV users who, since the box first rolled out have been sideloading browsers like Firefox for years. – Read More (The Streaming Advisor) Netflix Choose-Your-Own Adventure TV Shows Originally unveiled in… Read More

How to Get FREE Netflix & Hulu | Samsung App Adjusts TVs for Color Blindness | Amazon Cyber Monday Deals Week


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #75 How to Get FREE Netflix & Hulu Netflix and Hulu are a few of the best cord cutting tools available. If you want to save some money, the good news is there are ways to get Netflix and Hulu 100% free. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Samsung App Adjusts TVs for Color Blindness Samsung has launched an app that makes watching TV a more vibrant experience for people with color vision deficiency (CVD). – Read More (Engadget) 34 Netflix Originals Coming in December 2017 Netflix is releasing a… Read More

Amazon Black Friday Deals | Hulu Bundled with Sprint | Top 50 Roku Channels


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #74 Top 50 Roku Channels Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Sling TV, Amazon Video, Pandora, Spectrum TV, DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, WatchESPN, and more! – Read More (NoCable) Verizon and NFL to Expand Streaming Rights Verizon’s current deal allows them to live-stream games to devices which have 7″ screens or smaller, but this new agreement would allow Verizon to stream football games to any device, including TVs. – Read More (Digital Trends) Sling TV: Cheapest Option for Hallmark Channel The most affordable way to enjoy holiday movies from Hallmark… Read More

Best Black Friday Deals for Cord Cutters | Philips TVs with Built-In Roku Streaming


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #73 Here Are the Best Black Friday Deals for Cord Cutters Slowly we have been finding out all of the Black Friday deals from places such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Although there are still likely many more deals to be announced, here are the best deals we know of so far. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Philo Launches Live TV Service Priced at Just $16 per Month That’s undercutting today’s live TV streaming rivals, like Sling TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV, all… Read More

Watch the 2018 NBA Playoffs in Virtual Reality | Top 5 Reasons to Add an Antenna to Your Cord Cutting Setup


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #72 5 Reasons an Antenna Should Be Part of Your Cord Cutting Setup Even if you receive your major locals such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, you really should add an antenna to your cord cutting setup – here’s why. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Sling TV Becomes First Live and On-Demand Streaming Service on Samsung Smart TVs Integrating Sling TV into select Samsung TVs creates a seamless experience for millions of Samsung customers – no installing additional equipment, additional remotes, or switching inputs. Sign up now and… Read More

Battle of the Streaming Giants: Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime Instant Video


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #71 Battle of the Streaming Giants: Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime Instant Video If you’re trying to figure out which streaming service to use while sticking to a frugal entertainment budget, check out this updated breakdown of each to help you decide which one is best for you. – Read More (Digital Trends) What’s New (and Free) on Crackle in November Crackle is always freely accessible with no subscription required. The streaming TV network houses a robust library of original programming available anytime, anywhere on every connected device. –… Read More

Best Horror Films to Stream This Halloween | 32 New Netflix Originals Coming in November


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #70 The Best Horror Films to Stream This Halloween We looked for the best-reviewed horror movies—with positive reviews from 90% of critics or more on Rotten Tomatoes and scores of 80 or better on Metacritic—streaming now. – Read More (Quartz Media) AT&T Is Offering Half off DIRECTV Now or a Free Roku Stick Been thinking of trying DIRECTV NOW but still on the fence? Well, right now DIRECTV NOW has a few deals to get you started. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Amazon Fire TV Tunes in Affordable Alexa-Infused… Read More

NFL Is Back with Virtual Reality | NEW Streaming Movie Service | NBC Forms Scripted Content Joint Venture with Snapchat


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #69 FREE Preview of Sportsman & Outdoor Channels for Deer Week This is the first-ever Deer Week, which celebrates the “heritage and history behind this great sport of hunting.” Get a FREE Roku Express when you prepay for two months of Sling TV. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Movies Anywhere: Everything You Need to Know The new service links together iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu. Think of it like a digital bridge between the big four online video vendors. – Read More (CNET) The NFL Season in Virtual… Read More

Roku Debuts Five New Streamers | Sling TV Launches Sling Central | Streaming Guide to the Best Shows on Netflix Right Now


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #68 Sling TV Launches Sling Central Sling Central serves as the Sling TV hub in the guide, where customers can go to access previews of popular premium shows and explore additional content. Sign up now and watch 7 days free! – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Roku Debuts Five Faster, Cheaper Streamers ($30-$100) Roku’s latest hardware lineup looks capable of winning a streaming championship once again, bringing upgrades like faster processors and a new feature so smart and basic it could finally tempt owners of old Rokus to upgrade. –… Read More

Watch the 2017 MLB Postseason Without Cable | New on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Crackle


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #67 What’s New on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in October Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows that are coming to popular streaming services this month. – Read More (ABC News) New on Crackle in October Crackle is always freely accessible with no subscription required. The streaming TV network houses a robust library of original programming available anytime, anywhere on every connected device. – Read More (Streaming This Month) How to Watch the 2017 MLB Postseason Without Cable As October gets started, for many it means… Read More

In-Flight Netflix Available on More Airlines in 2018 |The Best Movie Streaming Box for You and Your Budget


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #66 Plex Is Launching a New Service Called “Plex News” Plex recently added its DVR feature for your antenna and now it has a new stream service called Plex News. Plex News will bring Plex users personalized news from a wide range of topics and media outlets. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) In-Flight Netflix Available on More Airlines in 2018 Netflix is launching an initiative that will use its mobile device encoding technology to make Netflix accessible on aircraft that don’t always have the luxury of fast satellite internet… Read More

Rapid Rise in Cord-Cutting | Watch CBS, The CW, and SHOWTIME on DIRECTV NOW


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #65 Every Netflix Original Show and Movie for the Rest of 2017 Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows that are coming to Netflix in 2017. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Hulu’s Big Emmy Night Marks a Streaming Milestone Streaming service Hulu made Emmy history on Sunday by becoming the first digital platform to win a top series award. – Read More (CNBC) Cord-Cutting Is Happening Faster Than Anyone Predicted There will be 22.2 million cord-cutters age 18 or older this year. That’s up 33%… Read More

Apple, Facebook, & Disney to Stream Original Content | Discovery, AMC, & Viacom to Offer Sports-Free Streaming Bundle


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #64 Apple, Facebook, & Disney to Shake up Streaming with Original Content For late movers to succeed in original content distribution, strategic focus will be key since they are late to the game. A mindset to experiment will not be good enough. The battle in the streaming space is bound to get bloodier than ever. – Read More (Forbes) Two New Amazon Fire TV Models Being Released in 2017 The first new model uses a dongle form factor that hangs off of a permanently attached HDMI cable, similar to the… Read More

Watch ESPN Without Cable | DIRECTV NOW Cloud DVR | FuboTV Adds Pac-12 Network


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #63 How to Watch ESPN Without Paying for Cable TV Up until a few years ago, it was not possible to watch ESPN without a two-year contract that included hidden fees and regular price hikes. Now, thankfully, you no longer need a high cable TV bill and long-term contract to watch ESPN. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Netflix Confirms HDR Compatibility with Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 Netflix is one of the few places you can watch HDR content on your smartphone, and it’s just added a… Read More

Hulu Adds The CW | Sling TV Live Sports Gamefinder | Pluto TV Adds Two Channels and College Football Lineup


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #62 Hulu Adds The CW to Its Live TV Service This means you’ll be able to watch CW shows live when they air; plus, Hulu will be adding the local station broadcasts so that you’ll see the same programming that you’d see when watching over the air. – Read More (Engadget) Pluto TV Adds Two Channels and College Football Lineup Pluto TV, the free streaming service, can be found on a wide range of devices including Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, Smart TVs, gaming consoles, on the go… Read More

Disney’s $5/mo Streaming Service | New Apple TV with 4K Streaming and HDR | Netflix Announces 3rd Season of Stranger Things


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #61 Disney to Price Streaming Service at $5 per Month Pricing matters and consumers have signaled that internet-delivered services should be priced materially below traditional products to drive broader adoption. – Read More (FierceCable) Netflix Announces 3rd Season of Stranger Things Stranger Things‘ second season will air on Netflix on October 27th and co-creators Ross and Matt Duffer have already confirmed a third. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Latest tvOS Beta Points to New Apple TV with Support for 4K Streaming and HDR There’s mounting evidence that Apple’s next-gen… Read More

Cord-Cutting for the Sports Fan | Roku Players Add BBC America | NBC Sports Added to fuboTV’s TV Everywhere Slate


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #60 Roku Players Add BBC America With Orphan Black just weeks away from its series finale and a brand new season of Top Gear America premiering Sunday, we’re thrilled to bring you BBC America – available today on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.! – Read More (Roku) Cutting the Cord as a Sports Fan — Drowning in Options This is a look at cord-cutting from purely a sports fan’s perspective. Everyone’s TV needs are different, and that’s important when it comes to choosing one of these… Read More

CBS to Launch Streaming Sports Service | Top 10 Free Fire TV Apps | LG Adding Sky Store to TVs


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #59 Top 10 Free Fire TV Apps The Fire TV library of apps has been quickly growing to offer a range of apps giving users access to a ton of 100 percent free content. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) CBS Is Prepping an Over-The-Top Streaming Sports Service CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves revealed that a 24/7 live-streaming outlet devoted to sports was in the works. – Read More (Advertising Age) LG Adding Sky Store to TVs Sky Store lets you buy and rent films and TV shows available… Read More

Sling TV to Stream UFC 214 | Coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in August | Roku Is Still the Cord-Cutter’s Favorite


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #58 Coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in Aug. 2017 Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows that are coming to popular streaming services this month. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Roku Is Still the Cord-Cutter’s Favorite As the only major market participant not affiliated with a content or TV device platform, Roku has used its neutrality to strike deals with a wide range of partners, including smart TV makers, OTT service providers, and social media companies. – Read More (Quartz Media) Sling TV to… Read More

Sling TV Adds Reelz Channel | Watch Game of Thrones Free | Big Ten Network Expands to Hulu, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #57 Sling TV Adds Reelz Channel If you turn on your Sling TV app today you may find a new channel listed. This morning for several of our readers the Reelz channel appeared on Sling TV. Sign up now and watch 7 days free! – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Sony Inks Deal to Sell PlayStation Vue Internet TV Through Small Cable Operators Here’s a switch: Your local cable company may soon be offering you a cable TV bundle from Sony – which markets its PlayStation Vue service as a… Read More

2017 DVR Guide | Cord-Cutting Going Mainstream | DIRECTV NOW Getting Cloud DVR and 4K HDR


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #56 2017 DVR Buyer’s Guide for Cord Cutters Over-the-air TV is an inexpensive way to get tens of thousands of hours of great entertainment every year, but without a DVR you will likely miss out on much of it. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) DIRECTV NOW Getting Cloud DVR and 4K HDR Find select 4K video content supported by the gorgeous extra contrast, brightness, and color richness associated with high dynamic range technology. Plus, record programs to an AT&T-hosted cloud for access whenever and wherever you want. – Read… Read More

Amazon Prime Day Deals | Free Streaming Media Player Deals


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #55 — Amazon Prime Day —Deals on TCL Roku TVs Enjoy premium picture quality and endless entertainment in a sophisticated design that’s the perfect fit for the kitchen counter, the RV, next to your bed, or by the pool. – Read More (Amazon) — Amazon Prime Day —$20 off NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player NVIDIA SHIELD TV is a streaming beast. Get the fastest, smoothest 4K HDR video for limitless entertainment. Watch movies or shows, enjoy music, or play thousands of games. – Read More (Amazon) — Amazon Prime… Read More

Alexa Room-To-Room Intercom Support | Free Month of DIRECTV NOW with Roku | Easy Login to NBC App Through Apple Devices


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #54 Everything Leaving Netflix, Hulu, and HBO NOW in July Be sure to fit in some of these movies and TV shows before they leave popular streaming services in July. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Free Month of DIRECTV NOW with Roku Stream 120+ live channels — sports, breaking news, and the most talked about shows straight to your flat screen or favorite device. – Read More (DIRECTV NOW) Easy Login to NBC App Through Apple Devices You only have to log into NBC’s app once across Apple devices…. Read More

Make Your Amazon Echo Dot Portable | Android TV Devices vs. Android Powered Boxes | Apple Music Adds $99 Annual Subscription Option


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #53 Coming to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu This Week Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows that are coming to popular streaming services this week. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Android TV Devices vs. Android Powered Boxes Countless media players advertise as Android TV Boxes. They are typically inexpensive little boxes powered by the same type of Android system designed for phones and tablets. – Read More (The Streaming Advisor) Turn Your Echo Dot into a Portable Alexa Smart Speaker with Better Sound VAUX is… Read More

Watch the U.S. Open on TV & Online | Best Buy’s New Try-Before-You-Buy Option | New Fullscreen Media Roku Channel


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #52 How to Watch the U.S. Open on TV and Online The U.S. Open is this week at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Here is your guide to getting complete coverage of the men’s second major on TV and online. – Read More (Golf Channel) New Fullscreen Media Roku Channel With the new Roku Channel, Fullscreen subscribers can enjoy the latest episodes of Fullscreen’s freshest hits. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Apple TV Gets Cozy with Amazon Prime, so Where Does That Leave Netflix? Instead of making people bounce… Read More

Amazon Video Coming to Apple TV | New Sling TV Features | Winegard Partners with TCL


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #51 Sling TV Adds TraditionalGrid Style Guide Yesterday Sling TV rolled out a new update for Roku, adding a traditional grid style guide. Sign up now and watch 7 days free! – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Amazon Prime Video App Coming to Apple TV Apple has confirmed that itself and Amazon have finally settled some differences, as Amazon’s Video app will make its way to Apple TV later this year. – Read More (Pocket Lint) Best TV Shows Streaming on Netflix Right Now If you just finished a good… Read More

New Streaming in June | Just Watch Streaming Search Engine | NBA Finals


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #50 Coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in June 2017 See everything coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in June 2017 including Season 5 of Orange is the New Black on June 9. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) JustWatch Streaming Search Engine Boasts 10 Million Monthly Users JustWatch makes finding your favorite streaming programming easier on the most cost effective platform available. – Read More (Fierce Cable) NBA Finals TV and Live Stream Schedules Watch the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals on ABC… Read More

Sports-Free TV Package for Under $20 | Free TV Is Going to Get Better | New Hulu Features


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #49 Sling TV Is Making Big Changes to Its Lineup Sling TV has been aggressively adding new channels over the last 2 years with deals with networks such as FOX and the NFL Network. Now it seems Sling TV is rearranging its lineup. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Hulu Tacks on Features Hulu said it will trot out new features and improvements on a semi-regular basis, but here’s part of the latest round of updates available now or coming soon. – Read More (Multichannel News) Free TV Is Going… Read More

Amazon to Stream NFL Thursday Night Football | What Is YouTube TV? | Fire TV Edition 4K TVs Launch Today


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #48 Amazon’s Fire TV Edition 4K TVs Launch Today Amazon is working with TV makers to release smart televisions with the company’s own software filling in as the main operating system. This is a little different than just the Fire TV Stick running Fire TV software; this is a TV using Fire TV as its core operating system. So it does more than just stream. – Read More (The Verge) Everything Coming to Netflix, Amazon, & Hulu This Week Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows… Read More

Amazon Unveils Touchscreen Echo Show | Tubi TV Free Streaming Service | Sports Illustrated Streaming Video Service


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #47 Amazon Officially Unveils Touchscreen Echo Show The Echo Show has the same basic capabilities as the regular, voice-only Echo, but the built-in display adds plenty of new functionality. The screen will give users more information about their Alexa queries and the device can also be connected to Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras. – Read More (The Verge) Tubi TV Free Streaming Service Raises $20 Million to Expand With more than 50,000 television and movie titles, and users now in the “many millions,” Tubi TV is the largest free streaming service in… Read More

Hulu Live Streaming & Original Content | Twitter Adding More Live Sports | DIRECTV NOW Freebies


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #46 Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Streaming in May Three of Netflix’s more notable original programs trot out new seasons, Amazon offers what may be the most radical show of 2017, and Hulu unveils a pair of documentaries shedding some well-deserved light on obscure corners of pop culture. – Read More (Rolling Stone) Hulu to Offer Original Content and Live Streaming TV While SVOD rivals like Netflix and Amazon offer original programming and virtual MVPD rivals like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW have launched streaming TV, Hulu will represent something of… Read More

Coming to Netflix in May | Stream 4K with Nvidia Shield TV | Sling TV Adds Cloud DVR


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #45 Everything Coming to Netflix This May Plenty of Netflix original shows are back for new seasons and there’s also a bunch of standup shows on the way. Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows that are coming to Netflix next month. – Read More (USA Today) Stream 4K from Google Play Movies on Nvidia Shield TV If you have a 4K TV, it is a bummer to not be able to enjoy that resolution from your streaming services, but the Nvidia Shield makes it possible…. Read More

How to Stream the NBA Playoffs | DIRECTV NOW Adds Two New Channels | How Disney Is Impacting the Future of Streaming TV


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #44 How to Stream the NBA Playoffs The NBA Playoffs are here, and it’s set to be an exciting postseason! Want to know how you can watch an NBA playoffs live stream without cable? We have all your options. – Read More (Cut Cable Today) DIRECTV NOW Adds Two New Channels Last week AT&T’s live TV streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, announced that it is adding two new networks. These networks are One America News Network (OAN), a cable news channel, and A Wealth of Entertainment (AWE). – Read More (Cord… Read More

Cord-Cutting Roku Features | Sling TV Cloud DVR for Roku & Android | Planet Earth II on 4K Blu-ray Will Make You Want a New TV


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #43 Roku Adds New Digital Antenna Features Roku has announced several new features coming with the Roku OS 7.6 update. Along with a host of fixes and improvements under the hood, cord cutters will find several new features they will love. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Sling Expands Cloud DVR to Roku and Android Devices Roku and Android users can now watch their favorite programs how and when they want with Sling TV’s Cloud DVR. Sign up now and watch 10 days free! – Read More (Sling TV) Ad-Skipping… Read More

Watch Netflix Offline on Your PC | 2017 Masters Streaming Schedule | Apple Planning TV Packages


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #42 Netflix Offline on Your PC Netflix added an offline playback last November. Since its launch, the downloading of Netflix shows and movies has been limited to mobile devices, but now you can download movies and shows onto your PC as well. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Comcast to Expand Streaming Video Service Comcast is planning to rebrand and expand a streaming video option for broadband subscribers who don’t want to pay for a traditional cable package. – Read More (CNBC) Apple Planning TV Packages Apple is considering a… Read More

25 Netflix Originals Coming in April | The Weather Channel for Cord Cutters | Need an Antenna Installed? DISH Will Now Do it for You


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #41 25 Netflix Originals Comingin April 2017 The streaming media giant has seen great success with its strategy thus far, and Netflix has no plans to slow down. In fact, Netflix is releasing a whopping 25 original titles next month alone, and they are all laid out for you here along with their release dates. – Read More (BGR) Need an Antenna Installed? DISH Will Now Do it for You Installation service is available to all consumers at, with or without the purchase of an AirTV Player. AirTV Pro… Read More

1-Year Free HBO for DIRECTV NOW Customers | Hulu Adds NBC Cable Networks | Stream Sling TV Anytime, Anywhere


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #40 One Year Free HBO for DIRECTV NOW Customers DIRECTV NOW, the AT&T live TV streaming service, just got a lot livelier for new customers. New customers who subscribe to the DIRECTV NOW “Go Big” or “Gotta Have It” packages will have HBO included in their service for a year. – Read More (AT&T) Amazon to Release New Mid-tier Fire TV with 4K, HDR, and Android 7 This will be Amazon’s first HDR capable streaming device and is meant to be an entry-level model for 4K HDR streaming, to compete… Read More

Stream the NCAA Tournament with March Madness Live | Hulu Signs A+E Networks | Mountain West Conference Considers Cutting-the-Cord


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #39 Stream the NCAA Tournament with March Madness Live The NCAA Tournament is about to shut down productivity across the country and there a going to be a lot of ways to see it. One of the easiest comes via the March Madness Live app and website. – Read More (Streaming Advisor) Hulu signs A+E Networks Hulu has announced that it has signed on A+E Networks to its upcoming live streaming TV service. Hulu made the announcement in a press release, saying that the network joins the ever-growing package of… Read More

3 March Madness Games, One Screen | NEW on Netflix, Amazon, & Hulu | New CNN Streaming Service


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #38 Watch 3 March MadnessGames on One Screen with PlayStation Vue Sony said today that its PlayStation Vue service will now enable PlayStation 4 users to put three channels on their TV screen at the same time. – Read More (Fierce Cable) New CNN Streaming Service CNNgo is introducing an expanded lineup of original programming. New content will be available via the web, iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as connected TV platforms like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. – Read More (Tech Crunch) Everything… Read More

Netflix to Support HDR on Mobile Devices | Sling TV $10 Add-On Special | Twitch Video-Game Streaming Site to Start Selling Games


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #37 Netflix to Support HDR on Mobile Devices Netflix will soon support HDR technology on mobile devices. With the efficiency of these new encodes, users who are worried about data caps will be able to stream up to 30 hours of Netflix with a 2GB data cap. – Read More (The Economic Times) Sling TV $10 Add-On Special Last week Sling TV rolled out a new deal that would give you 4 add-ons – Kids Extra, Comedy Plus Extra, News Extra, and Lifestyle Plus Extra – for just $10. Sign… Read More

YouTube Kids Exclusive Original Shows | What is Android TV? | CBS Has New Deals with Verizon & Hulu


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #36 YouTube Kids Exclusive Original Shows YouTube kids is Googles kid friendly YouTube app that allows greater control over the content shows. With over 30 billion views in the app to date and over 8 million active viewers enjoying the app each week it has been a huge hit for Google. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) CBS Has New Distribution Deals with Verizon and Hulu CBS has new distribution deals that will enable it to reach audiences served by Verizon FiOS and Hulu’s upcoming live streaming service, CEO Les… Read More

Stop Your TV from Collecting Data | “The Sweet Spot” Dedicated Baseball Channel | Verizon and T-Mobile Data Changes


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #35 Hallmark Channel Comes to Roku Players Watch your favorite Hallmark Channel original shows and movies wherever and whenever you want with the Hallmark Channel Everywhere app available for Roku! – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Stop Your TV from Collecting Data about You Smart televisions can collect more information about you than you think. Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle government charges for unconsented data gathering. But Vizio is not the only TV maker that’s getting a look at its users’ habits. – Read More (The… Read More

YouTube Live Streaming | NEW on Netflix, Amazon, & Hulu | Streaming Future: What Is ATSC 3.0?


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #34 Everything Coming to Netflix, Hulu, & Amazon This Week Take a look at this list of movies and TV shows that are coming to popular streaming services this week. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) YouTube Live Streaming YouTube says it’s ready to offer mobile live streaming to anyone with over 10,000 subscribers. The expansion should cover all of the big name YouTubers who have a large, ravenous audience. – Read More (Engadget) Hulu Focused on Avoiding Live TV Streaming Snafus Hulu’s technology types are focused on making sure… Read More

Super Bowl Blackout | Top 10 Free New Genre Channels | Coming to Crackle in February


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #33 Super Bowl Blackout The pay-TV-backed American Television Alliance has identified six markets in which FOX affiliates will be blacked out because of retransmission consent battles when the 51st Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday. – Read More (FierceCable) Coming to Crackle in February February is just around the corner, and Crackle, a free online streaming service, has just sent over their list of new movies and TV shows joining the service next month. – Read More (Extreamist) CBS All Access Free Month Trial CBS All-Access now offers over 8,500… Read More

19 Hidden Roku Tricks | New Sling Channels | Nintendo Switch Streaming


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #32 19 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success Whether you just got a Roku or you’ve had one for years, there’s more to know beyond the basics of a Luke Cage marathon. We’ve put together 19 ways for you to get more out of your streaming device. – Read More (PC Mag) Sling TV Adds Six New Channels Sling TV has added FashionBox, DocuBox, 360TuneBox, and NatureVision TV to its Englishi Bonus Pack; FightBox and Fast&FunBox are now part of its World Sports package; and DocuBox and FightBox (with Polish… Read More

22 Fire TV Tips & Tricks | Stream the 2017 Presidential Inauguration | Amazon Warehouse Deals


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #31 99 Gray Television Stations Go Dark on DISH Today Gray Television is bracing for its stations to be blacked out by Dish Network starting at 7 p.m. ET tonight. Purchase a Winegard FlatWave antenna to watch top rated shows for FREE! – Read More (Broadcasting & Cable) How to Stream the 2017Presidential Inauguration Almost everyone will be streaming coverage – here’s how to watch Trump’s inauguration on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more! – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Why Amazon’s Echo is Totally Dominating We’re barely halfway… Read More

10 Days Free Sling TV | Top Tech of CES 2017 Award Winners | New NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #30 5 Can’t Miss Streaming Originals in 2017 The three main streaming services are kicking off the new year proper, showcasing their continued commitment to original content with both new and returning series. – Read More (The Daily Dot) How Hulu Plans to Challenge Sling and DIRECTV Now You’ll get live TV, two simultaneous streams, a cloud DVR feature, plus the on-demand TV shows that the service is known for — movies, too. – Read More (The Verge) Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2017 Award Winners When all was… Read More

CES 2017: Streaming TV Ready for a Huge Year | Netflix vs. Amazon in 2017 | Best TVs of CES 2017


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #29 CES 2017: Streaming TVReady for a Huge Year 2017 looks like a make or break year for streaming TV. Manufacturers of smart TVs can supercharge streaming — and reap rewards themselves — by cracking the user experience code. – Read More (The Wrap) Best TVs of CES 2017 CES is the place where all the TV manufacturers go to show off their ranges for the year ahead and the new technologies they’ve been working on. Here are the TVs you can expect to see at the world’s largest consumer… Read More

Hulu Live Coming 2017 | New 4K Fire TV Interface | Amazon Prime Video vs. Netflix


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #28 Sling TV Adds Z Living Network Right now their lineup includes shows like House Poor, Now Eat This!, Family Style with Chef Jeff, and Weighted Families. – Read More (Cord Cutters News) Hulu Live Coming 2017 The online video service Hulu is planning to become the first to offer live television broadcasts along with a large library of on-demand programming. – Read More (Fortune) New 4K Fire TV Interface Amazon has rolled out a new user interface for its 4K Fire TV set-top-box and will introduce the new design… Read More

YouTube “Unplugged” Online TV Service | Top Tech Gifts Under $50 | Sling TV vs. PlayStation Vue vs. DIRECTV Now


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #27 Sling TV vs. PlayStation Vue vs. DIRECTV Now Which live TV streaming service is best? This handy guide detailing each service’s features, content offerings, and how they compare to each other will help you decide. – Read More (Digital Trends) YouTube Creating CableTV Competitor For months, it’s been rumored that YouTube is working on something called “Unplugged,” a TV package of traditional channels that would be delivered over the internet. – Read More (Business Insider) Comcast Confirms TV & Internet Price Hikes It’s these unrelenting rate hikes that have… Read More

Get Free TV with an HDTV Antenna


  Get FREE TV with an HDTV Antenna. Ninety-four of the top 100 watched shows are FREE with a Winegard HD antenna.

Netflix Download & Offline Playback | Hulu Offers 4k | DIRECTV Now Service Available on Fire TV Devices


WINEGARD WEEKLY SIGNAL – Issue #26 Hulu Now Offers 4K, Including 20 Bond Films Hulu has begun offering 4K streams for Xbox One S and PlayStation Pro owners, and 007 fanatics will be thrilled. Hulu is streaming 20 James Bond films in 4K. – Read More (Pocket-lint) Netflix Finally Lets You Download Shows and Movies You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway. Netflix announced that it’s launching offline playback for “many of your favorite streaming series and movies.” – Read More (The Verge) DIRECTV Now Service Available on Fire… Read More

For Fans of Major Networks, Antennas Still Dominate OTT

Cord cutting is a phenomenon – but it’s not one that is well understood. The media has a bad habit of representing cord cutting as an enemy of live TV. Citing on-demand streaming services and a changing advertising revenue landscape, some observers want us to view cord cutting as a war between on-demand content subscriptions and all forms of live television.   But that’s not really what cord cutting is about, and it never was. People don’t make the decision to cut the cord because they dislike live TV – they do it because they… Read More

Infographic: The History of Winegard

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  Since 1948, Winegard has been at the forefront of many of the industries technological breakthroughs by innovating at every opportunity. Take a quick stroll through time as we look at some major Winegard milestones over the years.

Winegard facilitates business and commercial communications with VSAT products

VSAT Blog Series

  This post is the last in a series about the spectrum of products and technology offered by Winegard Company   For business and commercial communications, VSAT (very small aperture terminal) is the preferred communication platform where there is no fiber and cable available, where two-way on-the-go communications is required, and where it is critical to have a communication back-up system. Because of the shrinking size and growing portability of VSAT antennas and terminals, a broad range of industries are increasingly deploying this vital communications device. Industries using VSATs around the globe include oil and… Read More

The Best Satellite TV Antennas for RVs and Tailgating

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  This post is the fourth in a series about the spectrum of products and technology offered by Winegard Company   Portable and roof mounted satellite antennas provide users with flexibility and choice. Users can set up their TV at the campsite, or mount the antenna on their RV roof. While satellite antennas have become more economical in recent years, Winegard’s antennas are recognized for their build quality and value. For example, Winegard’s metal reflectors are resistant to temperature changes, generate a stronger signal and are designed for high efficiencies. Antennas that have high efficiency… Read More

On the road: Free HD programming through Winegard’s mobile over-the-air antennas


  This post is the third in a series about the spectrum of products and technology offered by Winegard Company   For RV enthusiasts and truckers, an over-the-air antenna can combine on-the-road freedom and flexibility with the desire for free local HD programming. Consumers and truckers looking to incorporate these kinds of antennas into their travel experience should evaluate the antenna’s mobility, performance and reliability. Winegard’s mobile OTA HD antennas are recognized for their ability to deliver top rated local programming with a sharp HD picture.   Sensar line   Winegard’s Sensar antennas have led… Read More

Infographic: On the Road with the American RVer

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  An RV is a vehicle that combines transportation and living quarters for travel and recreation purposes. In this infographic, we take a look at some RV fun facts, top destinations and budgets of the estimated 9 million RVs currently on the road.

14 ways Winegard is boosting recycling, increasing energy efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint


  Waste reduction and recycling   Paper and plastic   Winegard is making waste reduction of paper and plastic a key component of its sustainable manufacturing process.   1). Winegard is recycling 99% of corrugated packaging coming from suppliers.   2). The plastic scraps including the sprue and runner drops from injection molded parts and plastic reels are sent to the recyclers to be used in other products.   3). Large plastic sacks are saved from the landfill so that they can be used to make powder coat paint.   Scrap metal and petroleum products… Read More

Winegard highlights Ka-Band auto-acquire antennas at Satellite 2015 show


At the Satellite 2015 show in Washington, D.C., Satellite Markets and Research Editor-in-Chief Virgil Labrador spoke with Grant Whipple, Director of Sales and Business Development, at Winegard on the new Ka-Band auto-acquire antennas highlighted at the show.  

Winegard’s durable and reliable residential fixed antennas deliver trouble free service


  This post is the second in a series about the spectrum of products and technology offered by Winegard Company   Winegard designs its fixed consumer antennas according to Design for eXcellence (DfX) principles. This philosophy encourages communication and cooperation between the Winegard departments responsible for the design and manufacture of the product. Winegard’s DfX process increases product quality, reliability and ultimately, consumer satisfaction. Winegard’s reflector dishes come with wind ratings that have been validated through Winegard’s qualification and functional testing, a process that includes in-depth range and field testing.   The Ku band  … Read More

Winegard updates traditional technology for modern day use

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  This post is the first in a series about the spectrum of products and technology offered by Winegard Company.   Traditional over-the-air antennas built the foundation of the manufacturing powerhouse that is now Winegard Company. In the early 1950’s, Winegard founder and Iowa native John Winegard designed and built the world’s first all channel Yagi antenna, revolutionizing the antenna industry.   Today, TV antennas many seem like equipment from a previous era, but strong demand remains among consumers who want to cut their cable cord and enjoy a better picture. HDTV antennas provide excellent… Read More

Winegard Partners with ITDRC to Modernize Mobile Centers for Disaster Relief Efforts


Today, we are proud to announce a strategic partnership with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, a non-profit, public charity that provides communities with resources to continue operations and recover their technology infrastructure from disaster. Our Pathway X1 (pictured above) and Rayzar Automatic (not shown) antennas are outfitted on the ITRDC’s mobile technology units for enhanced situational awareness during disaster relief efforts.   “The relief and assistance that ITDRC provides to communities hit with disasters is a noble, worthwhile, and necessary cause, and we’re thrilled to be able to contribute to such a fantastic organization,” says… Read More

Winegard features seven different products at Satellite 2015

Winegard at Satellite 2015

This week, the Winegard team headed to Satellite 2015 in Washington DC. For those who are unfamiliar, Satellite 2015, is an annual conference and exhibition that has communications solutions for every end-user of satellite communications, and serves a wide range of markets that includes: commercial, enterprise, broadcast, maritime, military, emergency response, and more.   The team setup shop at booth #4063, and put seven of our best products on display for show attendees. Check out the featured products below, along with a few photos from the show.   Featured products   1). WV750A Driveaway Ka… Read More

Expedition Communications Adds the Winegard VSAT Antennas to its Selective Products Portfolio


LONG BEACH, Calif. and BURLINGTON, Iowa – Expedition Communications, which installs and maintains communication systems equipment worldwide, and Winegard, a global leader in antenna design, development, and manufacturing, today announced they have formed a partnership that enables Expedition to recommend, sell and install Winegard’s line of VSAT antenna systems.   Expedition Communications installs VSAT systems for organizations in the military, government, non-profit organizations, and commercial sectors worldwide. For these companies and government agencies, VSAT represents the best, if not the only, option for creating an enterprise communications network with connectivity to remote or mobile sites… Read More

Stewart-Haas Racing Chooses Winegard Carryout® G2 Compact Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antenna for Team Pit Boxes


BURLINGTON, Iowa – Stewart-Haas Racing has selected Winegard, a leader in antenna design, development and manufacturing, to provide the satellite TV antenna for each of its team’s pit boxes during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.   The Winegard Carryout G2 portable satellite antenna debuted on each of the team’s four pit boxes during the Feb. 14 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.   “We traditionally used a fixed antenna to get the TV signal for the race and live weather, but we contacted Winegard because their G2 Automatic was so much easier… Read More

Case Study: Winegard Antenna Platform Provides Perfect Solution For HermesConnect Customers

The installation of communication platforms for the oil and gas industry has traditionally been an expensive and complicated process. Because the setup of a fixed antenna platform required a VSAT engineer on site, drilling companies have had to manage a costly, time consuming activity that made the equipment vulnerable to damage. Winegard’s SF series VSAT antennas solve these problems with a small footprint antenna that can be transported safely and easily, and establish an automatic satellite connection with the push of a button.   Hermes Datacomms, a communications provider for the oil and gas industry… Read More

The American Trucker at a Glance


  If you connected all the loads that trucks delivered in 2013, the chain would stretch from the earth to the moon more than 11 times. The trucking industry collects $650 billion in annual revenue, pays $35 million in federal, state, and highway use taxes each year, and is expected to grow 21% over the next ten years. There are 8.9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs by trucking companies, warehouses, and the private sector. There are 3,500,000 truck drivers in the U.S. Of that number, 1/9 are independent, a majority of which are owner… Read More

Winegard Pathway X1 Portable Satellite TV Antenna Wins 2015 CES Innovations Honoree Award

Winegard Pathway X1 Portable Satellite TV Antenna Wins 2015 CES Innovations Honoree Award

Yesterday, we announced that our pathway mobile TV satellite system has won a 2015 CES Innovations Honoree Award. The CES Innovations Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.   As the smallest satellite TV antenna on the market today, the Pathway X1 stands out by offering simple and user-friendly setup and operation, which enables consumers to quickly and easily access live TV programming in HD anywhere with a DISH subscription or pay-as-you-go programming.   We spoke to Aaron Engberg, Product Manager of Winegard and Jimshade Chaudhari, Director of… Read More

A la Carte Television: Would it Really Save You Money?


The momentum for cutting the cord and getting rid of cable once and for all is really picking up speed, but there are still plenty of people out there hesitant make the switch, and not just for fear of missing out on favorite programming—though most of it can be viewed elsewhere, for a fraction of the cost, if not for free. But some are holding out on the hopes that cable providers might start to offer an alternative to the larger packages: a la carte cable options. This feature would allow consumers to pick and… Read More

How to Watch the World Cup Without Cable


Today marks the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, taking place in Brazil. While it will be an exciting few weeks for soccer fans around the world, there’s one problem: how are you going to watch any of the matches if you made the decision to cut the cord and ditch cable?   Of course, you could hit up a local sports bar. But with 64 total games to be played over the course of the tournament, that’s a lot of time at a pub, away from the comfort of home. (Plus, you’d likely… Read More

Time to Cut the Cord? Americans Use Just Nine Percent of TV Channels


You know what it’s like. You’re spending a lazy Sunday afternoon parked on your couch, flipping through the 500 channels available to you. Frustrated, you toss the remote aside and declare, “There’s nothing on TV.” You’re not alone.   A new study from Nielsen shows that, even when there is favorable programming on television, the average American only watches about nine percent of the channels available to them…channels that they’re paying premium dollar for.   Last year, the average cable-consuming home in the U.S. received 189 different channels, an increase of 50 channels from just… Read More

Case Study: Cord-Cutting on the Rise


Thinking about cutting the cord? You’re not alone! A recent report, conducted by Experian Marketing Services, reveals that the number of Americans that no longer subscribe to cable is steadily growing. In the last four years, it increased 44 percent, totaling 7.6 million homes across the country.   On top of that, of all the homes that subscribe to Netflix or Hulu, 18.1 percent are considered to be cord cutters. The report also shows that if at least one resident of any household owns a smartphone or tablet, their chances of being a cord cutter… Read More

Cutting the Cord? Here Are Some Cable Alternatives.


So, you’ve finally decided to cut the cord. (Congratulations!) But now that you’ve cut back on a huge monthly financial burden, how do you go about getting watching your favorite shows? It may not be entirely as easy as programming your DVR, but there are a number of ways to help keep you connected to the entertainment world. Of course, start off with our FlatWave antenna to get all your local channels, but what about the non-network programming you love? Here are the two best options:   Dongles If you haven’t heard of a dongle,… Read More

Cord Cutting Revolution – Infographic


    What is “Cutting the Cord”? The term is used for anyone who cancels their cable or satellite subscription in favor of alternative options such as streaming video services and more.   An over-the-air antenna pulls in local broadcast signals – for free! Of all U.S. households with TVs in 2013, 19.3% rely solely on OTA signals — up from 17.8% from the year before. That’s about 22.4 million households.   The best option is to find an antenna that offers both VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency) instead of just… Read More

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