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The Streaming Insider (7/27/2020): Easier to Stream NFL Sunday Ticket in 2020? / Pluto TV Updates Fire TV App

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NFL Sunday Ticket 2020 Streaming Plans Unveiled, It's Just As Expensive & Restrictive As Ever

If you were hoping for a cheaper version of NFL Sunday Ticket Online this season, you’re out of luck.

Despite more fans being stuck at home due to COVID-19, it will be expensive and difficult to stream out-of-market games with NFL Sunday Ticket during the 2020 season.

The Streamable has learned NFL Sunday Ticket, that once again, you will need to live in a dorm or apartment without access to the satellite version of NFL Sunday Ticket.

Unlike two seasons ago, there doesn’t look like there will be an exceptionfor AT&T TV NOW streamers. In 2018, AT&T TV NOW (then DIRECTV NOW) subscribers were eligible to subscribe to the package in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Boston, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Hartford, or Louisville.

What’s on Amazon Prime Video in August 2020, Including 'Chemical Hearts' and ‘The Boys’ Aftershow

This month, Amazon Prime Video is offering fun summer films and series, as well as originals, such as “Chemical Hearts.” That’s about Henry, 17, falling in love with Grace, who uses a cane and wears oversized clothes. It’s a twist on the boy-meets-girl romance, given the secrets Grace holds.

“The Boys” fans will welcome “Prime Rewind: Inside the Boys,” an aftershow hosted by Aisha Tyler and joined by cast and crew.

Coming to Streaming This Week

Coming This Week Includes ‘The Umbrella Academy’ (Season 2) to Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

Fans of the adventure-fantasy series “The Umbrella Academy” are waiting to have the world saved in the upcoming season, while the “Muppets Now,” prepping for a new medium, is coming to Disney+. It’s the first, unscripted series for the famed Jim Henson creations — and the streaming debut for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends.

Beyonce’s “Black Is King” is based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift.” It debuts two weeks after the one-year anniversary of the theatrical release of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

More Streaming News to Binge…

Pluto TV Updates Their Amazon Fire TV App with New Interface, Channel Favoriting, & Watch List

Over the last few months, Pluto TV has been updating their app with a brand new interface to make navigation of their hundreds of channels easier than ever. Now, Amazon Fire TV users have started to receive the update.

HBO Max Says "Love Life", Just Behind "Friends" As Streaming Service Top Performer

Last week, HBO Max revealed that they added 4.1 million subscribers since the service launched on May 15th.

With 70% more time being spent on the app compared in HBO, unsurprisingly, the company says that “Friends” was the most popular show on the platform.

Amazon Won't Stream New York Yankees Games During Shortened 2020 Season

Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Amazon Prime Video partnered with the New York Yankees and YES Network with plans to air 21 Yankees games this season.

However, as a result of the shortened MLB season due to COVID-19, the Yankees and Amazon announced that it won’t happen after all.

Why Don't I Get My Local Fox Sports RSN on YouTube TV?

In March, YouTube TV renewed their deal with Sinclair to keep Fox Sports Regional Sports Networks on the service.

Kind of. The new deal dropped YES Network in New York, as well as Fox Sports West and Fox Sports Prime Ticket in Los Angeles.

Former Sling TV Exec Says Netflix 'Growth Can't Continue at the Same Rate' as New Services Gain Market Share

While Netflix has gotten a boost from the pandemic and continues to retain its spot as the number one go-to streamer, former Sling TV EVP and president Warren Schlichting believes the services is going to do some readjusting as the likes of Disney+, HBO Max and Peacock gain marketshare.

But, if they didn’t drop local Fox Sports RSNs like Fox Sports Midwest or Fox Sports South, why can you no longer stream those channels, when you used to receive them?

Starz SVP of Distribution Believes Consumer Flexibility Is Key in Retention of Subscribers

During a panel titled “The Future of Bundling Over OTT” for FierceVideo’s OTT Blitz Week today, Stefanie Meyers, Starz SVP of Distribution, revealed that flexibility will be ultimately be key in retaining subscribers.

Netflix Greenlights 'Witcher' Prequel, 'Blood Origin'

To capitalize on its success with “Witcher,” Netflix has greenlit a prequel: “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” the saga’s origin story.

Netflix Reveals 'The Kissing Booth 3' Is Coming to the Platform in 2021

“The Kissing Booth 2” just came out last Friday, and yet, there’s already talk of a third installment. The cast of the hit Netflix movie revealed the news to audiences during a live event on YouTube.

CBS All Access Slots Third Season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ for Fall

Starting October 15, the 13-episode season of “Star Trek: Discovery” streams weekly. In its next iteration, the USS Discovery is far from home, in an unknown future, trying to restore the tattered Federation.