Has anybody seen the new OTT service from Sinclair? I found it on the Fire TV today, booted it up and it is fantastic. It’s called “STIRR” (the second R is backward on the app).
The APP is polished, beautiful and very nice. There’s a conventional “Guide”, and a nice GUI with various features & highlights to browse through.
Some antenna content that’s familiar to Tablo-ites such as Comet & Charge and a mix of other free content (Cheddar, BUZZR, Moviemix, DUST, Nasa TV, Gravitas, etc.). Looks like about twenty channels or so at this time.
Cities … you can view news from your locale or one nearby. Or explore other parts of the country by selecting a city on the opposite coast (or somewhere in between). I’ve been pro-Pluto for a long time, I think I like this even better. Nowhere near the channel volume but so well done.
Sinclair has been making some big moves apart from buying local stations. They are one of the leaders in the ATSC 3.0 area having designed an ATSC 3.0 tuner chip for device manufacturers. So this move into content distribution parallels their other initiatives.
I really like Pluto, it’s one of my favorite resources. This is something of a “starter” and it’s a great beginning. I like the “Cities” component of this and the Program Guide / Grid is also very nice.