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StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch January 19, 2017

StreamSavvy’s expert TV picks for the great TV from January 19, 2017. Watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets as Season 2 kicks off on FX. Here is the daily rec from January 19 and how to stream the show.


FX continues to tear it up dropping great show after great show. Tonight it’s the return of Zach Galifianakis to the TV screen with Season 2 of Baskets.

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Watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets: Season Premiere

We love Zach Galifianakis. There can never be enough Zach G in the world. So it’ll be rad to watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets Season 2 and watch what little nuggets he will bring when the FX show premieres tonight.

The dark comedy that flew under the radar in Season 1 brings you the laughs but actually dives and wrestles with issues in a deeper way than most shows that make the attempt. LA Times buys into Basket‘s outstanding job of working through darker themes of “self-loathing, adult-life crisis and sick relationships better than much more hyped series such as ‘Animals,’ ‘Love’ and ‘Girls’.”

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Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) attempts to chase his dream and become a French clown. Failing out of a prestigious clown college and hitting broke, Baskets moves back home to Bakersfield. He gets an ice bucket challenge to the face when his only opportunity is a rodeo clown and he is forced to deal with the reality of family and dreams slipping away. (FX 10/9c)

How to watch: you can stream the FX channel tonight and watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets in the season premiere on Sling TV with the Blue package or with Playstation Vue (all tiers).

If you missed Season 1, you can binge it up on Hulu now.

StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch January 12, 2017

StreamSavvy’s daily guide for the best TV from January 12, 2017. Watch Sneaky Pete on Amazon as its first season drops today and the season two premiere of Colony airs tonight. Here’s the post with what to watch, why you should check it out, and how to stream it.


Watch Sneaky Pete on Amazon - The Series Premiere

Watch Sneaky Pete on Amazon: Series Premiere

The entire first season of Sneaky Pete drops on Amazon today. A con man named Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) is on the run from a dangerous criminal as he leaves prison. To hide, Marius takes on the identity of his cellmate, Pete, from prison. Posing as Pete, he reconnects with Petes’ long estranged family. Like all families this one has its issues, but unlike most, this dysfunctional group could pull him onto a path that’s even more dangerous than the one he’s hiding from.

Thursday night. Happy hour then TV night, and we watch Sneaky Pete on Amazon.

Don't miss Colony on USA

Season Premiere: Colony

From executive producers of Lost, comes the second season of USA Network’s Colony. It definitely trends into the sci-fi side of things, but even for those of us who don’t put that genre at the top, this one’s worth a watch. Season two kicks off tonight taking us back to Los Angeles. Set in the not-so-distant future as Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) battle to stay together in a new world order following a sudden alien invasion.

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Taking up the story where season one left off, Will gets in deep with the Collaborators in an effort to get their son back while Katie has taken matters into her own hands, joining forces with the Resistance. They suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the battle putting the core of their family in jeopardy. And so the fun begins. (USA 10/9c)

How to watch: you can stream Colony on the USA Network tonight on Sling TV through Blue package or through Playstation Vue (all tiers).

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If you’re new to Colony, we’d recommend crushing a few epis of the first season on Netflix where all of season one is available.

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NBA Matchup: Bulls vs. Knick

Derrick Rose and Joaquin Noah the Chicago franchise players that left for New York. Now both wear the New York Knicks jerseys, which should be a great thing –  a new start. But since the New Year, things have been bad for Rose and the Knicks. Like for example when Rose decided not to show up this past Monday for a game. Without telling anyone. Yeah. Bad. It should be an interesting one tonight as the Chicago Bulls play the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. (TNT 8/7c)

More: Find out more about how to watch live sports without cable

How to watch: you can stream the game live on TNT tonight on Sling TV through both the Orange and Blue packages or through Playstation Vue (all tiers).

Other premieres tonight

Series Premiere: My Kitchen Rules
Fox 10/9c
Stream on Sling TV (Blue) in select markets

Series Premiere: Caraoke Showdown
Spike TV 10:30/9:30c
Stream on Sling TV (Comedy Plus Extra add-on)

 

StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch January 11, 2017

StreamSavvy’s daily guide for the best TV from January 11, 2017. Stream the final Workaholics premiere and the season two premiere of Schitt’s Creek. Here’s the post with what to watch, why you should check it out, and how to stream it.


A big day for shows kicking off their 2017 seasons.

Back into the swing of great TV. Premieres, finales, sports, and any binging still hanging out there that you didn’t get to over the holidays.

Watch the final Workaholics premiere Online

Final Workaholics Premiere: Say Goodbye

The crew from our favorite California suburb of Rancho Cucamonga are taking the 210 into the sunset. Season 7 premieres tonight and will be the final Workaholics premiere. Comedy Central has chosen not to renew it.

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Workaholics follows of three 9-to-5 heroes who live together and work together in the envious job of telemarketing. But when they’re not shredding it up on the phones, Blake, Adam and Ders, live party together 24/7. Sometimes it’s the house party in Rancho and other times they go rage sauce at a Renaissance Faire. Somehow trouble and mishaps find our three buddies wherever they go. (Comedy Central 10/9c)

How to watch: you can stream the final Workaholics premiere on Comedy Central tonight on Sling TV, through both the Orange and Blue packages. If you’re willing to wait a few weeks, Hulu will have episodes from the current season 21 days after they air.

If you want to catch up on the first five seasons, you can binge it up on Hulu.

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Season Two Premiere: Schitt’s Creek

The Canadians are just so nice. Nice enough to bless the world with Schitt’s Creek, a sitcom that aired for the first time in 2015 on Canadian television. It’s been picked up by POP in the US, and Season 2 kicks off tonight.

If you’re not all up in Canadian television, the show follows Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), a wealthy dude who made his cash in a video store empire, and his wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara), a “has been” soap opera star. After the pair lose all their money to stupid investments, like video stores, they are forced to rebuild their lives in their only remaining asset. The asset is the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it town of Schitt’s Creek, Ontario, that the Rose pair purchased as a gag gift for the birthday of one of their children. The plot gets even better since they are forced to live together with their stereotypical, entitled 20-something kids in two adjacent rooms of a rundown motel. Maple syrup, hockey, niceness, and now Season 2 of Schitt’s Creek. Thanks Canada. (POP 8/7c)

How to watch: you can stream Schitt’s Creek tonight on POP through any of the Playstation Vue tiers.

StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch January 10, 2017

StreamSavvy’s daily guide for the best TV from January 10, 2017. Stream Taboo from FX or President Obama’s Farewell Address live tonight. Here’s the post with what to watch, why you should check it out, and how to stream it.


The Hollywood Foreign Press made it pretty clear last night. The show to watch from 2016 is The Crown. The Netflix original took

Lots to choose from tonight. New eps of ongoing shows pick up after the holidays as we hit the first the second full week of January, specifically This Is Us. There’s also the final sign-off from President Obama as he wraps up 8 years of leading the U.S. It’s pretty historical, so we’ll be streaming us some Prez Obama tonight.

Live Stream the Presidential Address
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President Obama’s Farewell Address

The tradition began hundreds of years ago. George Washington, gave a farewell speech to the nation as he concluded his time as the first President of the United States. Tonight, Barack Obama takes his place in history as he returns to Chicago to deliver his farewell address.

“Since 2009, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger,” Mr. Obama shared with supporters previewing the speech in an email. “That’s because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since our founding—our conviction that, together, we can change this country for the better.”

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The details: Coming live from McCormick Place in Chicago at 9pm ET.

How to watch President Obama’s Farewell Address online for free

How to watch the final address from Obama through an app on your TV or streaming device:

  • The CBS News app, one of the best free streaming apps available, will be live streaming Obama’s address tonight which can be watched on most streaming devices.
  • In select markets (mostly large cities), Sling TV gives you access to the broadcast channels carrying the Farewell Address from Chicago live through the Blue package.

If none of the above ways to watch Barack Obama deliver his Farewell Address work for you, there’s always the digital antenna which will give you access to watch the farewell event free in HD on your TV.

Stream Taboo from FX

Stream Taboo from FX

We’re pretty big Peaky Blinders fans. Like really big. And the guys who collaborated on Peaky, Steven Knight with Tom Hardy, have come together for Taboo. Taboo is the newest series to hit FX, and the show kicks off tonight with its first episode. Stream Taboo from FX tonight.

Getting you up to speed…it’s set in 1814, and the show follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. The FX team summarizes the show:

“Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.”

A few critics have labeled the show as slow, but give it a chance, and it may become a new fave. (FX 10/9c)

How to stream Taboo from FX

You can stream Taboo from FX through Sling TV (Blue) or through any of the Playstation Vue tiers.

StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch January 9, 2017

StreamSavvy’s daily guide for the best TV from January 9, 2017. Watch the College Football Championship without cable tonight or stream the Crown. Here’s the post with what to watch, why you should check it out, and how to stream it.


The Hollywood Foreign Press made it pretty clear last night. The show to watch from 2016 is The Crown. The Netflix original took the Best Television Series Drama, and Claire Foy took the best actress award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Television Series….and then there’s a little football game tonight. There you  have it.

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Golden Globe Winner: The Crown

The $100 million bet from Netflix. The Crown is a period drama and is Netflix’s attempt to capitalize on the popularity of shows like Downton Abbey and to a lesser extent Peaky Blinders.

The first season, released in November 2016, is the story of the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign of the United Kingdom. The Crown follows gives us an inside look at Queen Elizabeth II starting just before her wedding in 1947. The plan is for six seasons that will bring the story right up to the present day.

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Here’s the bottom line on The Crown. If you’re looking for an exciting, heart pounding drama with tons of violence, sex, and messiness, this is NOT the show for you. If you want to see Claire Foy, the actress who plays Queen Elizabeth, kill it by pulling you into the struggle between being a queen and being a young woman all with crazy good cinematography, then this is a great watch. (Netflix) 

How to watch: you can watch online, on your mobile device, on your smart TV, or on your streaming device through the Netflix app. If you don’t have it, or aren’t using your parents’ / sister’s / neighbor’s login, you can sign up for a free trial then roll into a $9.99 per month subscription if you like it.

Watch the College Football Championship without cable

Watch the College Football Championship without Cable

It’s starts with the first whistle kicking off two-a-days in August. Half a year later, two teams have stood the test of time and go head-to-head. As the Clemson Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide tonight for the title of National Champion, we’re all wondering if anyone can beat that insane Alabama defense.

The answer is yes. The winning formula is a super talented D-line and Deshaun Watson. Watson tore up the Ohio State Buckeyes in the semifinal game while the defense shut out the Buckeyes in a bowl game for the first time in almost 100 years. If any team can take down Alabama tonight, it’s the Clemson Tigers. (ESPN 8/7c)

How to watch the College Football Championship without Cable

With many ways to stream live sports, you can stream ESPN through Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers). With both of these streaming services, you can use your login credentials to access to the WatchESPN app for free.

StreamSavvy Guide: What to Watch December 23-25, 2016

StreamSavvy’s guide for the best tv, what to watch, and how to stream it December 23-25, 2016, including how to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors and the Netflix original, Travelers.

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Netflix Premiere: Travelers

The year ending doesn’t mean that Netflix is letting up on fresh content. Actually it’s the opposite. Netflix continues to drop great shows when we need binge-worthy TV in cold weeks of winter.

Season One of the Travelers hits Netflix today as its latest sci-fi, time travel, human existence original. Centuries into the future, the humans that are surviving find a way to send consciousness back in time, to people living in the 21st century. Through this process, these “travelers” take on the lives of the 21st century people, and attempt to save humanity from the disastrous path that its on. (Netflix)

How to watch: watch online, on your mobile device, on your smart TV, or on your streaming device through the Netflix app. If you don’t have it, or aren’t using your parents’ / sister’s / neighbor’s login, you can sign up for a free trial then roll into a $9.99 per month subscription if you like it.

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Christmas Day Rematch: Stream the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

The Cavs-Warriors has become the best rivalry in pro basketball. The teams have clashed in back-to-back NBA championship games. The Warriors took the first meeting in 2015, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took the 2016 championship 4-3 in a heated battle. As the rivalry takes center stage on Christmas day, at least put the game on in the background as you put together that 3,427 piece kitchen set for your niece.  (ABC 2:30/1:30c)

How to watch: The best way to watch the game live is through the WatchESPN app. First you’ll need to sign up for Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers). They’re both offering free trial subscriptions now. Once you’ve signed up for one of these services, you can use your login credentials to sign in to the Watch ESPN app which will allow you to stream the game.

You can also stream the game through Sling TV (Broadcast Extra). This gives you access to stream ABC live in select locations, which means most major cities. It also means you’ll need one of the base package options, Orange or Blue. Then you can add the Broadcast Extra add-on for $5 per month.

There’s always the digital antenna that works great if you’re fairly close to a major broadcast station and will let you watch the game free in HD.

Stream Man in the High Castle

Catch up Binge: The Man in the High Castle

Amazon blessed us with Season 2 of Man in the High Castle last weekend, but with all the shopping we had to do (and we mean start our shopping), we didn’t get to it. So if you’re like us and haven’t binged it one of the best shows from Amazon, and one of the best over the past two years period, then carve out some time to watch it this weekend.

If you’re new to the show, it’s a snapshot into an alternate history of what life in America would look like if after WWII if the Nazis had won the war. The show dives into this dystopian scenario, splitting the United States into three districts, one controlled by the Japanese, one controlled by the Nazis, and a “neutral” zone between the two. There’s a lot of darkness and oppression. But the show is really about the ray of hope that emerges through films that are uncovered and appear to show a different world. The show follows a woman who believes the films will unlock freedom and is determined to find their mysterious keeper of the films.

How to watch: watch through the Amazon Instant app on your mobile phone or through your TV streaming device.

Atlanta

Here’s the thing. It’s 2016, and this year produced so much great television. It’s getting harder and harder to stay on top of watching everything. And as we move to streaming everything, sometimes the cable shows on networks like FX, get missed. So we’ll forgive you if you haven’t seen Danny Glover‘s Atlanta yet. But do yourself a favor and binge it up on the first season of this award nominated show over the holidays. We’ll show you how to binge it and then watch it when it airs again in 2017. You’re welcome.

Atlanta is an honest and real take on the rap game in the ATL. It’s the story of two cousins, Earnest “Earn” Marks (Donald Glover) and Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), as they climb to stardom in a cutthroat industry. And it succeeds in a big way with a finely-crafted and funny twist

The story begins with Earnest (Glover) coming back to Atlanta to see the stock of his cousin Alfred (Henry) rising in the Atlanta rap world. Unlike predictable, plot-driven comedies, Atlanta does an artful job of diving into its characters while handling topics like race, art, class, and identity with unique, fresh humor.

Here’s a 1-minute trailer if you still aren’t sure.

The Bottom Line

Atlanta, the FX show that premiered in September, has flown under the radar with some of the season’s big hits like, This Is Us and Westworld. However, the Danny Glover comedy about two cousins coming up in the Atlanta rap scene is a versatile comedy that will leave the award shows buzzing. A must watch.

How to watch and binge

Season 2 has yet to have an official premiere date. But it has been renewed and will most likely come back on the air during fall of 2017. You will be able to stream it live on Sling TV (Blue) or Playstation Vue (all tiers).

The first season is available for binging and can be streamed through Amazon.

How to Stream ESPN Live TV: What You Need to Know

How to Stream ESPN Live on TV Without Cable

A lot of people want to “cut the cable cord”, but the biggest hang-up is always the same, “I would, but I don’t know how to stream ESPN live sports” or “how do I get ESPN without cable”.

The StreamSavvy team has heard this again and again. And again. Thankfully, there’s a really easy answer and you can get ESPN without cable. Actually, there are a bunch of ways to stream ESPN live on TV or on phone. Just like you would with cable or satellite, but without the sketchy, always-paying-more-than-expected-two-year-contracts that cable and satellite providers sucker you into.

Here’s what you need to know how to stream ESPN live TV without cable. There are four great ways to go about it:

Sling TV

Sling TV is an app that you can get on your phone, streaming device (like a Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire Stick), or certain smart TVs. There are three basic options that Sling offers: Orange, Blue, and Orang+Blue. To access of of the best ways to get ESPN without cable, you will need Sling Orange or Orange+Blue. In addition to streaming ESPN live, this will also give you ESPN 2 and over 20 cable network channels, like TBS, TNT, CNN, and HGTV. You pay month-by-month, there are no long-term contracts, and you can cancel at any time. The cost of Sling TV Orange is $20 per month and the cost of Sling TV Orange+Blue is $40 per month.

Playstation Vue

Playstation Vue is also an app that you can get on your phone, streaming device (like a Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire Stick), gaming console, or certain smart TVs. YOU DO NOT NEED A PLAYSTATION GAMING CONSOLE. Playstation Vue has four tiers: Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra. To stream ESPN live TV and ESPN 2, the entry-level tier is all you need. For any of the PS Vue tiers, you pay month-by-month, there are no long-term contracts, and you can cancel at any time. This tier also gives you about 50 cable network channels including FS1, TNT, TBS, and FX. The cost of the Access package is $29.99 per month.

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is the newest streaming option on the market. It also allows you to stream ESPN live TV through its app. Although it’s on a more limited set of devices compared to the other apps that get you access to watch ESPN live, DirecTV Now is expanding its device footprint. The base price is $35 per month, and like the other options, you pay month-by-month, there are no long-term contracts, and you can cancel at any time.

WatchESPN

WatchESPN is the official streaming app for ESPN. The WatchESPN app gives you great access to stream games that are airing live on ESPN. Traditionally, you needed a cable or satellite TV subscription. Then you could log into WatchESPN with your provider credentials. However, now you can get access to stream live sports on ESPN through the WatchESPN app using your Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers) credentials. In addition to watching live games on ESPN, you can also watch live TV for games on partner channels. This includes ABC, ESPN 2, and a ton of other smaller games on ESPN 3. Signing up for the WatchESPN app with Sling and PS Vue credentials is super easy. We like easy when it comes to figuring out how to stream ESPN live.

Once you’re set up

After you’ve subscribed to one of the streaming services, the best way to see what’s streaming live is the StreamSavvy mobile app. Currently it’s available for iOS on the Apple App Store. Download the app today.

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