Sometimes only one channel stands in the best way of somebody reducing the cable TV wire. And given what I’ve heard from readers, it may typically be one thing area of interest like The Hallmark Channel.

For these potential cord-cutters, a brand new streaming known as service Frndly TV is perhaps the reply. It begins at $6 per thirty days and has a dozen cable channels, together with The Hallmark Channel (plus its Movies & Mysteries and Drama offshoots), The Weather Channel, and Outdoor Channel.

Frndly TV is by far the most affordable and most targeted dwell TV streaming bundle but, and whereas it won’t have the whole lot cord-cutters need or want, it might complement different streaming providers and spare of us from getting rather more costly channel bundles. In an ideal world, we’d have much more choices prefer it.

What is Frndly TV?

Frndly TV presents three value tiers: The $6-per-month Basic plan streams in commonplace definition and permits one stream at a time. An $8-per-month Classic plan streams in excessive definition on as much as two units without delay, and it provides 30 days of limitless cloud DVR storage. There’s additionally a $10-per-month Premium plan with 90 days of DVR storage and help for as much as 4 streams at a time. Annual pricing can be out there: $60 for Basic, $80 for Classic, and $100 for Premium.

In all instances, the lineup is similar, with Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, Game Show Network, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, BabyFirst TV, PixL, Light TV, QVC, and The Weather Channel.

As for system help, the app is offered on Roku, Fire TV, iOS, Android, and the online.

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A grid information serves as Frndly TV’s important menu.

Loading up the Roku and Fire TV apps, it’s clear that Frndly TV is aware of its target market, which primarily skews older and received’t tolerate a drastically totally different interface than cable. The apps launch straight into dwell TV, and the principle menu is a cable-style grid that reveals 10 days of information information. You can shortly swap channels or flip to your most up-to-date channel whereas watching dwell TV.

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A “last channel” button is simply a few clicks away.

The DVR can document particular person episodes or complete collection by the grid information, and you may lookup particular reveals within the search part. The service additionally gives motion pictures and reveals on demand, and with all channels you’ll be able to leap again to the start of any dwell program or view the previous three days of programming.

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