Weekend Wrap-Up: Roku Streaming Stick 4K Review, More RSNs for fuboTV, and More

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This week, Roku’s latest streaming device went on sale. We also saw a new show claim the title of biggest Netflix debut ever. Meanwhile, Discovery+ announced plans to launch in Canada next week, and more Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) have popped up on live TV streaming service fuboTV.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.

Root Sports and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain are Now Live on fuboTV

Sports-centric live TV streaming service fuboTV has picked up more regional sports network (RSN) options. The more recent additions include AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain and Root Sports.

Check out the latest RSN additions on fuboTV here.

‘Squid Game’ Reaches 111 Million Viewers, Making it Netflix’s Biggest Series Ever

Netflix has a new record-holder. The streaming service announced Korean thriller Squid Game has reached 111 million viewers, which places it at the top of the heap as Netflix’s biggest debut ever.

Learn more about Netflix’s latest hit here.

Discovery+ Will Launch in Canada This Month

Discovery fans in Canada won’t have too much longer to wait. The network’s streaming service, Discovery+, is set to launch in Canada on Tuesday, October 19th.

Find out the details for the Discovery+ launch in Canada here.

Google TV is Adding Personalized Profiles, Ambient Mode Features & More

The latest Google TV update adds several features, including personalized profiles and content recommendations in the Ambient Mode. The update also adds support for Philo within the Live TV tab.

Learn more about the latest Google TV updates here.

Netflix Reveals its Lineup of Holiday Series, Films and Specials for 2021

Netflix has announced its schedule of holiday releases, with festivities set to kick off on November 1st. Fans can expect a mix of movies and TV shows. Several competition series will also get into the spirit with some holiday-themed episodes.

Check out Netflix’s holiday schedule here.

Hardware Spotlight

A look at the latest streaming and cord-cutting gear

Roku Streaming Stick 4K Review: Midrange, But Definitely Not Middling

Roku’s latest streaming device is now available and we’ve had a chance to put it through its paces over the past week. In short: The Roku Streaming Stick 4K is a worthy upgrade over the outgoing Streaming Stick+

Read our full review of the Roku Streaming Stick 4K here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

MLB Reportedly Wants A Stake in Bally Sports RSNs, Streaming Service

This week, we learned that Major League Baseball is reportedly interested in an equity stake in a potential streaming service from Bally Sports Regional Sports Network. The RSN group has expressed a desire to offer a direct-to-consumer streaming option for sports coverage.

Learn more about the latest on Bally Sports’ streaming plans here.

NFL & ESPN Sign Deal for Monday Night Wild Card Game Coverage on ESPN

ESPN and the NFL have announced a deal that brings wild card game coverage to ESPN through 2025. The first of those scheduled games is set for this season’s playoffs.

Check out the details on ESPN’s deal with the NFL here.

Hallmark Channel is Introducing Digital Movie Rentals as Part of Expansion with Cinedigm

The Hallmark Channel announced an expansion of its existing partnership with Cinedigm this week. The company plans to soon offer digital movie rentals. No word just yet on timing or pricing, but it should mean more viewing options for Hallmark fans.

Find out more about Hallmark Channel’s plans here.

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

The 6 Best Streaming Service Deals of October 2021

We’ve gathered together some of the latest streaming deals available, including discounts on YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, and more.

Get the latest streaming deals here.

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