It's all about March Madness this weekend. Several games are streaming free all weekend long. Two big movies are now available for purchase: Interstellar and Wild. Community returns with new episodes streaming free on Yahoo. Lots of news on new streaming TV services: Sling added channels, Playstation Vue launch and pricing revealed, and rumors of Apple and NBC products. Have a nice weekend!
It's all March Madness all weekend long. Games broadcast on CBS are free to stream on the March Madness Live app for iPhone, iPad, Android, or on computers. CBS games are also free with an antenna. Everything else requires a cable TV subscription, but the app has a free trial that you may want to use wisely. Get the full schedule at kettle.tv.
Now streaming free
- Game of Thrones S4
- The Walking Dead S5
- Better Call Saul S1
- The Affair S1
- Outlander S1
New this week
- Bloodline S1
- God's Not Dead
New last week
- How to Train Your Dragon 2
- Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club
- 3rd Rock From the Sun
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is the iTunes 99¢ rental of the week.
Lots of $3 movie rentals on Google Play.
New free streaming movies this month
In the News
Sling TV has added A&E, History, H2, and Lifetime to its base $20 package. The service is also now available on Xbox One.
Playstation Vue has launched in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia for PS3 and PS4 owners. There are three packages, with pricing starting at $50 per month. The channel lineup in each package varies by region. The base package is somewhat sparse on quality cable channels and Disney-owned ABC, ESPN, and Disney Channel are notably absent. Vue has some nice features: a 28-day cloud-based DVR and powerful interface. Most people trying to replace cable will likely want to opt for one of the more expensive packages, which may not be that much cheaper than cable.
The Verge has a neat cord cutting guide that will tally up the price and which channels you'll receive from the various streaming services.
Check out Haystack TV if you're looking for an app that will deliver a personalized feed of news videos.
In case you missed it: HBO Now will be coming this April for $15 per month available exclusively on Apple devices for 3 months. This will be just in time for the returns of Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley. The price of the Apple TV has been reduced to $70, a nice discount but perhaps signaling a new version is coming soon.
This is the What to Watch This Weekend (without cable) series. We'll mention things to watch online or with a TV antenna. All times mentioned are Eastern.