Cordkillers 206 - Highly Competitive Misanthropes (w/ Jacqueline Coley)

Netflix drops a Very Big Bowl-sized surprise--is it a touchdown? Plus, tons of new trailers and YouTubeTV buys some soccer balls. With special guest Jacqueline Coley.

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CordKillers: Ep. 206 - Highly Competitive Misanthropes
Recorded: February 5 2018
Guest: Jacqueline Coley

Intro Video

Primary Target

  • J.J. Abrams’ The Cloverfield Paradox is now available on Netflix
    - Early on during the Super Bowl a trailer for Cloverfield Paradox was shown with the surprise that it was now being distributed on Netflix.
    - Even more of a surprise was that Netflix made it available immediately after the game.
    - This is the movie previously referred to as The God Particle. It seems to tie the two movies together.
    - Directed by Julius Onah
    - Stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo

How to Watch

  • Google releases YouTube TV app for Apple TV and Roku
    YouTube TV announced its app is now available for Apple TV with subscriptions available as an in-app purchase. YouTube TV arrived for Roku Thursday morning. The service includes live broadcasts, a cloud DVR, program guide, and more. YouTube TV costs $35/month and is now available on Android TV, Xbox One and other platforms.
  • YouTube TV Strikes Unprecedented Deal for Pro Sports TV Rights
    - YouTube TV, YouTube's cable replacement service, has the exclusive rights to telecasts of the Los Angeles FC MLS games starting in March. 18 games will be available on an LA FC YouTube TV channel, geofenced to LA subscribers. YouTube won't charge subscribers an additional fee.

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Front Lines

Dispatches from the Front

Tom, Brian, Bryce, and Guest(?),

I appreciate the services roundup last week in Episode 205, but it did leave once question unanswered. What is the best/cheapest service to gain access to the Olympics. I have an OTA antenna going into a Hauppauge card with my Plex server as my DVR for OTA NBC coverage, but that is only usable for the small portion of coverage. What would be the cheapest service to get all the streams? Are there any Olympics buffet apps, where you pay a one time fee and get access to everything?

Thanks and keep up the good work!
Your Boss,

- Rob



Dear Cord Killers,

Great episode!!! Very much enjoyed the quick recap of the options for Live Streaming providers...

You could have included Fubo.TV or Philo but I can see why those haven’t yet made it to the next level.

Also, in addition to the Recode link to compare the various services, I’d again support a mention to Suppose.TV which has been discussed previously on your show. That might have been the site Brian was searching for when he posed the question.

Again guys, great work. Definitely will be supporting your efforts and I look forward to more of the same over the next 4 to 5 years.

Warm Regards,
- Armando




Hi Tom, Brian and Guest,

Just finished ep 205, and one thing that I haven't heard mentioned on the show about DirectTV Now is that if you have and unlimited plan with AT&T, DirectTV Now is only $10 per month. This is what finally pushed me over the cord cutting cliff. I went from spending $200 for cable, phone and internet to only having Charter internet, $65, and DirectTV Now for $10. That being said I have noticed that DTV Now buffers a lot. And can be a bit frustrating to watch at peak times, but since cutting the cord I have noticed how little I miss cable. DTV Now is mostly used for Nick Jr, Disney Jr, and Authentication for other services including HBO Go. The real test will be once baseball is back and I no longer can watch Cardinals Baseball on my DVR after the kids go to bed. MLB TV here I come.

Love the show. Faithful listener since before Cordkillers.

Have a Great Day,

- Jason


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