TV subscription bundles are back, and they’re better than ever for cord-cutters

On Monday, Apple instantly transformed its Apple TV+ streaming service from an also-ran into a compelling Netflix alternative. But it didn’t do so on its own. Instead, the company announced a new bundle for current Apple TV+ subscribers: For an extra $10 per month, customers can add both Showtime and the ad-free version of CBS […]

HBO Max still isn’t supersized enough to attract cord-cutters

When HBO Max launched in late May, I was excited despite all the branding confusion around the service.Whereas HBO focused on a small number of highbrow shows and movies, HBO Max offers many more movies and shows from WarnerMedia and beyond. It has the potential to be...

How cord-cutters can listen to free music

While it’s possible to cut the cable TV cord and still get most of your favorite channels, there are about 100 notable exceptions.I’m referring to Music Choice, the big bundle of radio-style music channels included with many cable and satellite TV packages. Even in a...

12 things cord-cutters (and everyone else) should know about HBO Max

After a year and a half of build-up and several delays, HBO Max is here.The $15-per-month streaming service is a direct response to Netflix, beefing up the HBO catalog with many more movies and shows while providing a much slicker experience compared to HBO’s current...