Station ownership groups and the media conglomerates get a cut of pay TV subscriber fees, giving them little incentive to promote over-the-air antenna use. Consumers largely have to depend on manufacturer websites or blogs such as Cordcutters. Though antennas are enjoying a comeback, analysts do not see over-the-air becoming a preferred option in the new TV landscape. Millennials have not taken to the old-school technology as they are content to stream video on their digital devices.
With over-the-air, you are pretty much sitting on the couch in front of your TV. There are also limitations to what broadcast TV offers. Major sports teams have most of their games committed to regional sports channels still dependent on the hefty revenue they receive from cable providers. Billy Nayden, an analyst for the research firm Parks Associates, said the TV antenna resurgence is a byproduct of consumers feeling overwhelmed by the many viewing platforms available.
Do you care about news? Do you care about sports? Rudnick acknowledges there is some inconvenience that comes with using an antenna in combination with other devices to replace the cable box. Skip to content. The "rabbit ears" antennae may be in the past, but over-the-air television is making a comeback. Karl Rudnick. We may use information related to your usage to run and improve our Services, to provide, customize, and personalize communications and other content that we deliver or offer to you.
TiVo is the best in this regard, providing an auto-skip button for some programs, and a second skip button for everything else. As explained in the video, all that you need to do is unfold the paperclip into an L shape. Stay informed by joining our newsletter! TiVo is a notable exception. Q: How can I watch sports without cable or satellite TV? Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.
Data Related to Third-Party Content. When you use the Services to watch, listen to, or record content from a third-party content provider or source such as any officially supported Third-Party Content that Plex streams to Plex apps, trailers and extras from IVA, the Plex Watch Later or Recommended features, or use of our Live TV and DVR service, we may collect information related to that media interaction. For example, we may collect what program or movie you are watching and when, your interaction with any static or video advertising, etc.
We may also collect your device information and device location, for example, by using your IP address or by asking for your zip code. We may use this information to run and improve our Services, provide advertising and marketing to you, as well as share anonymous or aggregated versions of the data with third parties. Information about integrated Third-Party Services. We may collect information about your use of third-party services for reporting to these partners and calculating the fees that we owe them. For example, we collect i the number of trailers and extras viewed to IVA, and ii information about premium metadata consumed to Gracenote.
We may also collect information about third party services and your use of those services in order to serve video content and advertisements via features that rely on third party providers. This information can include the metadata needed to serve advertising. Information on our Services. We may store information about your configuration or use of our Services when you create a Plex Media Server on a local device or in the cloud, connect to a Plex Media Server that you or another person has configured, or download or connect to a Plex app, or interact with or use other Plex software or Service.
This information may include an IP address and port number s , the name of a Plex Media Server, and information used to secure access to our Services. Information about Interfacing Software.
We may store copies of Interfacing Software that you provide to Plex and that accesses or calls any software provided by Plex as part of the Services. Debugging and Other Information Voluntarily Provided. You may send us logs, metadata, or other information about your devices, media, and experiences for the purpose of resolving an issue you may have with the software or suggesting desired features.
On client applications where it is possible, we will offer the ability to opt-out of sending crash reports. If you would like to learn more about the information being sent in crash reports, we encourage you to review the privacy policies for the third-party client applications you are using to access Plex Services. Device Information. Like many online services, we may collect information about the devices that are used to access our Services, such as the IP address of the device, the operating system and version of the device, the browser that you use to access a Plex web page, and the versions of the Plex technologies being used.
We may also collect location information about the devices that access our Services. Application Information.
When a request for information or content is sent to a Plex Media Server, we may collect an application identifier that identifies which application sent the request. An application identifier uniquely identifies a particular copy of an application. For example, if you download an application from Plex, fully uninstall the copy of the application, and then re-download the application from Plex, the new copy of the application will be associated with a different application identifier than the uninstalled copy of the application. Note that simply deleting the app without fully uninstalling may not reset the application identifier.
Plex Relay Service. We may provide, and you may choose to use, the Plex Relay Service to connect or stream your Personal Content to another device. If you choose to use the Plex Relay Service, we will transfer the data necessary to perform the service. All such traffic is encrypted from end-to-end in a manner that makes it impossible for Plex or the Plex Relay Service to decrypt or view any data.
The data transferred via the Plex Relay Service is not stored by Plex except for the temporary buffering of data required to provide you with an optimal streaming experience.
Obtaining Consent. Your Collected Information. In order to view, amend, erase, or correct your Collected Information, contact Plex support.
All requests will be answered within one month of receipt. Use, Processing, and Sharing of Your Information Plex processes and uses Collected Information with your consent, you can withdraw your consent by updating your privacy settings or closing your account. Plex also processes Collected Information when it needs to do so to fulfill a contract with you to provide you services, in its legitimate interest to aid in developing and improving the services, or when required by law. If you do not want to provide certain information to us in order to fulfil our agreement with you to provide the services, we may not be able to provide you the fullest version of our services.
We use the Collected Information to provide you with the Services, improve the Services, enhance your user experience, and communicate with you. For example, for Third-Party Content, we use information about your interactions with the Services to track the watch state of media items that have been linked to the Services on devices that have been linked to the Services.
We use this information to allow you to resume watching in the same watch state on different Plex-linked devices. We use your profile information to contact you about your account or about new Plex functionality and certain Plex news and information.
You may opt-out of certain types of communications by editing your account settings. For example, if you connect your account to a social networking site and give us permission to publish posts on your behalf, we will do so. Additionally, unless you request or allow us to publish other information, the content of the published posts will be limited to describing your interactions with the Services.
The shared information may include metadata about the media such as title, duration, author, cover art, dates associated with the media, and other relevant information and information about the media itself such as resolution, bit rate, format, location, etc. We use Collected Information related to Personal Content when you provide consent or otherwise request us to do so, as well as when necessary to provide the services you requested. We use Collected Information related to Third-Party Content to allow us and our partners to personalize marketing, advertising, and other content delivered or offered to you.
For example, we may use or share Collected Information related to Third-Party Content that is necessary to serve video content and advertisements, including the source of the content, full information about the content including title, device identifiers, timing and location of your consumption, your user information, your IP address, etc. We also share the metadata needed to serve video or audio advertising. We also use and share payment information with our payment processor partner in order to process your payment for any services you order.
If we believe that the disclosure is reasonably necessary to a satisfy an applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request; or b protect or defend the safety, rights, or property of Plex, the public, or any person.
In connection with a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or other proceeding involving Plex that includes or requires the transfer of the information. With third parties to improve and deliver advertising to you on our behalf. If you request or consent to our sharing of Collected Information with a third party.
We may apply automated decision-making to Collected Information to recommend content to you that we think you may be interested in. We will not share with third parties for their use or sell Collected Information about your Personal Local Content. Protection of Your Information In order to help keep your media secure, we partner with DigiCert to provide publicly trusted TLS certificates for end-to-end encrypted connections among all of our servers, Services, and client applications.