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Weekend ending: Roku Streaming Stick 4K review, more RSNs for fuboTV and more

This week, Roku’s latest streaming device went on sale. We also saw a new show that claimed the title as the biggest Netflix debut ever. Meanwhile, Discovery + announced plans to launch in Canada next week, and several regional sports networks (RSNs) have appeared on the live TV streaming service fuboTV.

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

Latest news

Here are some of the best streaming stories from last week.

Root Sports and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain are now live on fuboTV

Sports-centric live-TV streaming service fuboTV has picked up several regional sports networking capabilities (RSN). 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 Netflix the biggest series ever

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

Learn more about Netflix’s latest hit here.

Discovery + launches in Canada this month

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

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

Google TV adds personal profiles, environment features and more

The latest Google TV update adds more features, including personal profiles and content recommendations in ambient mode. The update also adds Philo support on the Live TV tab.

Learn more about the latest Google TV updates here.

Netflix unveils its selection of holiday series, movies and deals in 2021

Netflix has announced its schedule for holiday releases, with the festivities starting on November 1st. Fans can expect a mix of movies and TV shows. Several competition series will also come in the spirit with some holiday-themed sections.

Check out the Netflix vacation schedule here.

Hardware Spotlight

A look at the latest streaming and cord cutting equipment

Roku Streaming Stick 4K Review: Middle class, but certainly not medium

Roku’s latest streaming device is now available and we’ve had a chance to put it through over the last 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 in the industry?

MLB reportedly wants an effort in Bally Sports RSNs, Streaming Service

This week, we found out that Major League Baseball is reportedly interested in a stake in a potential streaming service from the 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 agreement on Monday night’s Wild Card Game coverage on ESPN

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

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

Hallmark Channel introduces digital movie rentals as part of the expansion with Cinedigm

The Hallmark Channel announced an extension of its existing partnership with Cinedigm this week. The company plans to offer digital movie rentals soon. No word 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 offerings in October 2021

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

Get the latest streaming deals here.

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