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Streaming TV services may be struggling with attention as well as subscription costs

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A report yesterday revealed that a set of popular streaming TV services can now cost more than traditional cable TV packages.

It pointed out that subscription costs have risen dramatically, which creates an obvious risk of people cutting back on the number of services. But I think there’s a second issue, too, and that’s the competition for attention …

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Streaming TV costs now higher than cable, as ‘crash’ finally hits

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Streaming TV costs are now higher than cable packages, says a new analysis. It follows warnings that a “crash” was on the way – a day that has now arrived.

The report says that after price rises by Apple TV+, HBO Max, Disney, Hulu, and others, the total cost of a basket of popular streaming TV services has now hit $87 per month …

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Hulu releasing overhauled Live TV Guide for Apple TV, iOS update coming soon

Last year Hulu enhanced its Live TV subscription service with a more tradition guide interface for browsing channels. Today Hulu is giving its Live TV Guide a major update with new features and under-the-hood changes.

The pricier version of Hulu’s video service provides access to TV channels live over the Internet, similar to cable and satellite services.