Friday, June 29, 2018

Tune in Starting Today on Netflix to Catch Dreamworks New Animated Series, Harvey Street Kids -- My Girls Can't Wait to Watch! #HarveyStreetKids

Disclosure:  Thanks Dreamworks for the free Dreamworks Harvery Street Kids ice cream sundae kit. All views shared in this post are mine and mine alone.

If you subscribe to Netflix and have young children then you will want to check out the new animated series Harvey Street Kids, which arrives exclusively on Netflix today, Friday June 29th.  Geared towards children ages 7+, this new animated comedy series is sure to delight kids and keep them entertained this summer.

My girls and I were recently sent a fun Harvey Street Kids lunchbox (gave me flashbacks to my youth in the 80's and bringing my little metal lunchbox to school), that was filled with all the essentials needed for an ice cream party at home -- minus the ice cream.  

The girls would have been content with just the ice cream goodies sent, but their eyes lit up when they found buttons and a fun pack of cards, wrapped like ones I used to collect back in the day -- think wrapped cards like Garbage Pail Kids.  They thought these were the coolest things -- see us 80's kids really knew how to live it up with cool trading cards and pins. :-)

After showing the girls the trailer (scroll down to view for yourself) of the new Harvey Street Kids series, they couldn't wait for today to arrive.  This was yet another date circled on our calendar so that they wouldn't forget. And, just last night when my youngest walked by the calendar in the hall, she got all excited when she realized Friday meant she could watch Harvey Street Kids.  And, she made this news known to the whole house by yelling it at the top of her lungs.  I may have to give the girls a day off from homeschool tomorrow so that we can have a Fun-day Friday and watch a few episodes of this soon to be hit animated series for kids (and adults) streaming on Netflix.  And, to go along with the series, we may even need to do another ice-cream sundae party. :-)

If you have been looking for a fun animated series to enjoy with your kids, then look no further than the new Harvey Street Kids, which begins today on Netflix. Here is a little more information about the new series, along with the Season 1 trailer...

"A female-driven comedy series, Harvey Street Kids follows three feisty young girls - Audrey, Lotta, and Dot - who don't let anything (or anyone) slow them down. 

Only on Netflix!!!

From its 42-flavor ice cream truck to its never-ending games of kickball to the best climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday.  And that’s largely thanks to spunky Audrey, wise Dot, and lovable Lotta, the block's self-appointed guardians. 

Rated: TV-Y7 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 7)

The Harvey Girls will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. 

From Emmy-nominated executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & FerbDescendants: Wicked World), the series is now available as of June 29th, to Netflix members worldwide."

Disclosure:  Thanks Dreamworks for the free Dreamworks Harvery Street Kids ice cream sundae kit. All views shared in this post are mine and mine alone.

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Catch Up With The Ultimate Hotel Transylvania Giveaway Before the New Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Movie Arrives in Theaters July 13th - DVD Bundle #Giveaway

Attention Mummies, Daddies, and little monsters of all kind:

School’s out, summer is here, and Inspired by Savannah has the perfect giveaway for you! Grab your monster sized popcorn and get ready for the ultimate family night in because I have a double feature giveaway of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA  2 on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, that would make for a great family movie night indoors or outside under the stars...

Just in time for this summer’s highly anticipated release of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION, in a few short weeks, I am giving Inspired by Savannah readers the chance to can catch up on all the fun and laughs in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA  2, before seeing the all-new movie this July! Come on, you know you want to revisit your favorite monsters including Drac, Mavis, Frank and more before the new movie hits theaters!

Here is more about the first two releases in the ever popular Hotel Transylvania franchise, that are up for grabs in this fun summer giveaway (read on to learn how to enter for your chance to win these two DVDs)...


Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything.

DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • “Goodnight Mr. Foot” Mini-Movie: Directed and Animated by Genndy Tartakovsky
  • 3 Deleted Scenes
  • "Problem (Monster Remix)" Music Video by Becky G Featuring
  • Behind the Scenes of “Problem (Monster Remix)”
  • Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA has a running time of 91 minutes and is rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images.


In this monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

DVD Special Features:

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

And, in case you have been living under a rock and didn't know that a third installment of the Hotel Transylvania movies was releasing in a few weeks, here is a brief synopsis of the movie, as well as the fun official movie trailer...


In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel.   

It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all.


As promised, I am excited to offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win the first two Hotel Transylvania movies to enjoy all over again (or for the first time) as you eagerly await for the 3rd installment to be released in July.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lionsgate's Family Adventure TURTLE TALE Now Available to Own on DVD, Digital and On Demand -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Back in April I shared a post with the trailer for the cute family-friendly movie Turtle Tale. 

After showing the same trailer to my two girls, they quickly ran to the calendar to add a note on June 26th to mark the release of this movie to DVD, Digital and On Demand, as they couldn't wait to see it.  I didn't tell them that they would be getting a screener of the movie a few days before the movie's DVD release, so they were all smiles when they opened the mail last weekend and found the Turtle Tale DVD in the mail.  It couldn't have come at a better time as we were still trying to decide what movie to watch for our weekly Friday Night Pizza and Movie night we have.  But, as soon as the girls saw this movie, our movie selection problem was solved, as they wanted to watch this.

My girls love turtles, so I think this is part of the reason they were drawn to this live-action movie.  And, the story also drew them in, as they love adventure-type films, and after seeing the trailer, they wanted to see if these unlikely turtle friends would be able to find their friend who vanished from the FL animal park.

This live-action feature really was a treat to watch, and kept everyone -- adults and kids alike -- entertained from start to finish.  Not only was the movie filled with action, but there were cute jokes throughout that made you laugh, and fall in love with the two turtles.  As soon as the movie was over the girls were asking when we could watch it again.  And, usually I would say to wait a little while, but I found myself wanting to see it again, so we ended up watching it again Saturday afternoon...and it was just as good as the first viewing. :-)

If you love having family movie nights, and are looking for a great movie the whole family will enjoy, then you will want to check out the new release, Turtle Tale, available now on DVD, Digital and On Demand.  And, be sure to read on, below the movie synopsis section, to learn how you can enter for a chance to win a copy of this DVD to share with your family this summer. :-)

More about this Dove-Approved, family-friendly movie, now available to own on DVD from Lionsgate today...

"Ever met a talking turtle? Follow the adventures of sassy, outspoken box turtles Rafi and Hank and their friend, a gruff snapping turtle named Goliath. After vandals break into a nature park and kidnap Hank, it’s up to Rafi and Goliath to hit the trail in search of their missing friend. Meanwhile, the humans that care for the turtles are having their own wild and unpredictable summer. Come out of your shell and enjoy real-life laughter, romance, and fun in the Florida sunshine."


“Giving the Turtles a Voice: At the Recording Studio with Mikey Bolts, Tom Arnold, Ambyr Childers, and Lydia Hull” Featurette
“The Making of Turtle Tale” Featurette
Trailer Gallery


Noah Schnacky (Loverboy, TV’s “HitStreak” and “In Sanity, Florida”), Mary Rachel Dudley (TV’s “Manhunt: Unabomber” and “Bloodline”), Brandon Larracuente (TV’s “13 Reasons Why” and “Bloodline”), Mikey Bolts (Elephant Kingdom, Guardians of Oz), Tom Arnold (True Lies, TV’s “Sons of Anarchy” and “Sin City Saints”), Ambyr Childers (TV’s “Aquarius” and “Ray Donovan”) and Lydia Hull (Escape Plan, The Frozen Ground). 


As promised, I am excited to offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader a chance to win Turtle Tale on DVD.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Big Hero 6 The Series - Back in Action! Now Available on DVD from Disney (Review) #bighero6series

Disclosure: I was provided with a screener in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Tech Genius Hiro and His Lovable, Huggable Robot Pal Baymax
Are Back for More Adventures!


Bring Home Now on Disney DVD!

Includes the 44-minute Disney Channel Television Movie!


Do you have fans of the Big Hero 6 movie from Disney?  If so, then they you will definitely want to check out the new animated series, which airs on Disney Channel featuring everyone's favorite healthcare companion, Baymax, along with Hiro Hamada and friends.  We were recently sent Big Hero 6 The Series - Back in Action!, which arrived on DVD this past Tuesday to watch, and my girls can't get enough of these fun new adventures featuring Baymax.

The Big Hero 6 The Series – Back In Action! DVD, contains the first seven episodes of the show's first season, along with six of the shorts, which ran on the Disney Channel YouTube Channel back at the end of May and into June of this year.

This animated series doesn't pick up where the movie ends, but instead has a wonderful mix of stories which features Hiro and his friends.  So, if you haven't seen the Big Hero 6 movie, you can still enjoy this new animated series, which you can now own on DVD.  

While the filming is different than the movie, fans of this hit Disney movie will still love this new series, and want more.  My girls are already asking when new episodes will be available.  But, in the meantime, they are enjoying this new DVD release at home and on the go.


These are the episodes you will find on this new DVD release:

Episodes:                            Baymax Returns (44-minute Disney Channel Television Movie)
Fred’s Bro-tillion
                                                Issue 188
                                                Big Roommates 2
                                                Failure Mode
                                                Muirahara Woods
                                                Food Fight

Bonus Features:               6 Bonus Shorts 
                                                -Baymax and Hiro
                                                -Baymax and Wasabi
                                                -Baymax and Go Go
                                                -Baymax and Fred
                                                -Baymax and Honey Lemon
                                                -Baymax and Mochi      

More about this recent DVD release:

Synopsis:                     "The adventures continue for tech genius Hiro Hamada and his healthcare companion, the lovable, inflatable Baymax! Picking up right before the end of the film, Hiro thinks Baymax is lost forever, until he finds the chip Tadashi designed to create Baymax. Hiro immediately gets to work rebuilding Baymax, but Hiro’s overconfidence and impatience get him into trouble. The stakes are raised for Hiro, Baymax and their friends – adrenaline junkie Go Go, control freak Wasabi, chem whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred – as they fight to protect San Fransokyo as the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6."

Voice Cast:                   Ryan Potter as Hiro; Scott Adsit as Baymax; Jamie Chung as Go Go; Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon; Khary Payton as Wasabi; Brooks Wheelan as Fred; and
Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass

Executive Producers:     Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle

Executive Producer/
Supervising Director:     Nick Filippi 

Release Date:                    June 26, 2018
Ratings:                                TV-Y7 FV (US)
Run Time:                           Approx. 176 minutes
Aspect Ratio:                     1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio:                                  English 2.0 Dolby, French 2.0 Dolby & Latin Spanish 2.0 Dolby
Subtitles:                            English Line 21, English SDH, French S & Latin Spanish
Closed Captions:              English

Disclosure: I was provided with a screener in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Keep Cool This Summer with Your Own Personal Hand-Held MISTPRO 3 Mister (Review) #mistymate

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Summer is finally here, as is the heat.  We have been experiencing a heat wave the past week and half, along with very humid weather, here in the Northeast.  It is funny, my girls have been waiting for the warmer weather to arrive, and now that it is here, they don't want to go outside as it is too hot for them.  I have been sending them in outside in the AM after breakfast before the sun and heat stick around for the day, just so they can burn off some energy before complaining about the heat and nothing to do.  Ahh, got to love school vacation with the kids...they love not having school, but the heat keeps them inside and they get bored easily, if you aren't providing them with video games, television or the phone to use.

But, I have found a way around the girls complaining about the heat when we are outdoors.  What has saved the day you asked, and made it more enjoyable to venture outside with the kids and not hear they complain about the heat?  

MISTPRO 3 from Misty Mate has saved the day and our summer so far.  What is MISTPRO 3 you ask?  Well, here is some general information about this cool ultra-slim, lightweight and highly versatile hand-held personal mister, that is a must for everyone, especially families with children...

"The ultra-slim, lightweight and highly versatile MISTPRO 3™ is the hand-held personal mister of tomorrow - delivering premium performance and continuous ultra-fine mist on command.

Entirely human powered, the MISTPRO 3™ pressurizes easily via an integrated hand pump and at the push of a button it propels an ultra-fine mist that provides temperate climate control in high heat conditions. MISTPRO 3™ forces pressurized air and water through its specialized misting nozzle, atomizing liquid H2O into microparticles that flash-evaporate and dramatically cool the surrounding air temperature up to 30°F. 

With a fluid capacity of 3.0 oz. (88.7 mL), the MISTPRO3™ incorporates the latest in design, materials and performance to deliver the most elegant and exceptional “mist cooling” experience. 

Use the MISTPRO 3™ to control your climate with unparalleled style."


  • Hand pump allows you to easily add pressure to the bottle.
  • Push button allows for a continuous stream of ultra fine mist on command
  • Use the Misty 3 to cool your body anytime you're in the sun or sand.
  • Constructed of heat-resistant polycarbonate
  • Propels an ultra-fine mist
  • Lasts up to 1-4 hours with intermittent use on a single fill
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

I was recently sent the MISTPRO 3 to review, and was excited to try it out.  I had heard great things about their previous version and read rave reviews of the MISTPRO 2.5 on Amazon, so wanted to see and try it for myself.  Like I said, my girls have not been fans of the heat, and the recent heat waves haven't made enjoying summer weather and time as a family outdoors enjoyable.  But, since introducing the girls to the MISTPRO 3, their attitudes about the heat have changed.  Now, they want to be outside, just so that they can use their own MISTPRO 3 (I ended up buying two more, so the girls and I would each have our own personal misters) to cool off.  They love the "mist" cooling experience, and love how it is small enough to fit in their backpacks or carried in their hands when we are out and about.

Just the other day we went to the zoo, which I would not have even attempted before without the MISTPRO 3.  In addition to our bagged lunches, sunscreen, water to drink and sunglasses, the girls and I made sure to fill our MISTPRO 3 (fluid capacity of 3 fl. oz) and add to our day bag.  When we arrived at the zoo, at the first sign of feeling hot, the girls pulled out their personal misters for a "mist cooling" experience.  

Then they were ready to continue checking out the animals and enjoying the day, making memories and having fun -- what summer is all about.  We spent a few hours at the zoo and periodically pulled the MISTPRO 3 misters out to cool off.  By the time we returned to the car, we still had 1/4 of water left to use.  

I lost count of how many people approached us that day at the zoo when they saw us using our own personal misters.  They loved how the MISTPRO 3 was so lightweight and compact, and how much cool misting water spritzed out when you pushed down on the button.  I even saw a few people whip out their phones to look up the product on Amazon, and one mom even said, thanks for saving our summer as she placed an order on Amazon for one of these misters. She was going to make sure she had handy in her bag, to calm and cool off her kids when they would start to complain about the heat and feeling hot.

I am so happy I had the opportunity to try out the MISTPRO 3 from Misty Mate firsthand, and love how it is made my girls like being outside during the summer, as they know they can simply reach for their personal mister to cool off, and then continue playing.  If you love the idea of having a personal mister to help keep cool you off during the upcoming summer months, why not pick up a MISTPRO 3 today?  Thanks to the MISTPRO 3 we are able to enjoy summer the way it was meant to be -- outdoors with family and friends -- and the kids are complaining 24/7 about the heat bothering them.  

I say this is a smart investment, especially for families with little ones who can't handle th3 heat, or if you live in warmer climates year round and have been looking for a way to stay cool, without racking up a high AC bill, or missing out on fun day trips as you want to stay inside where it is cooler.

To learn more about the MISTPRO 3, head on over to the Misty Mate website today --

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Pride. Legacy. Family. Rocky Returns This Thanskgiving to Help Creed's Son Go the Distance in and Out of the Ring - Mark Your Calendars! #CreedII

"But it ain't about how hard you hit.  It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

-Rocky Balboa

Woohoo, the kids are out of this what you are shouting today.  Or, are you counting down the days until they go back to school?  I have shared in the past how I homeschool my girls, and that we homeschool year round.  So, we don't do summer vacation here..even though we slow down our workload and they do summer camps and programs with their friends.  Today, though, we joined kids from public school to celebrate the end of the school year, as the girls finished 3rd grade.  I am so proud of them, as they worked so hard this year, and have accomplished so much.  My girls are only 6.5 and almost 8 (in 3 1/2 weeks), and are going to be starting 4th grade work.  Time sure has flown by, and I still have to pinch myself when I think I have two healthy girls and they are growing so fast.

In addition to celebrating finishing 3rd grade, we also celebrated another year that I am cancer free.  Even though my cancerversary is May 1st, I wait until I see my oncologist, which two weeks ago, to get the all clear with a scope of my nose.  Usually I have my girls stay with my Mom and my Dad will come to Boston with me.  But, this year we did things differently, and I took my girls for the first time to Dana Farber so that they could see my scope being done and hear that I am cancer free for another year.  I waited to tell my girls that I had fought and beat cancer back in 2008, until they were older and could understand.  I didn't want to tell the "c" word and have them scared, thinking I was going to die.  But, they are getting older and see some of the daily struggles I have with long term side effects, and have been asking why I have to deal with them.  So, when I couldn't hide these side effects from them any longer, I sat my girls down and talked about how I got sick before they were born, and how I needed different medicines and treatment to rid my body of cancer.  I let them ask all the questions they had, and reassured them that Mommy has been cancer free for now 10 years, and plan to be for a very very long time...hopefully the rest of my life.

I was hesitant to brings my girls to my Dr.'s appt., but they were curious as to what I did every year when I went to Boston...and I think they just wanted an excuse to have a day trip to Boston. :-)  As we walked into the building, the girls could see men and women of all ages, who were battling cancer or who were survivors.  They noticed some without hair, and asked if I looked like that when I was going through treatment.  There were also a handful of people in wheelchairs who looked worse for wear, and they wondered if I ever looked that bad.  I told them that I was like that near the end of my treatment, but to look at me now. 

My oncologist couldn't believe how big my girls were.  He had never met them, but always asked about them each year when I came for my  annual visit.  Now he was able to put a face with a name.  He could tell the girls were a little scared when they saw the tools and scope that was going to be put up my nose.  He talked to them and described what he was doing, and that Mommy was very strong.  He pointed out the parts of my nose that the girls were seeing on the screen, and they got all happy and had big grins on their faces when he said, no cancer, and congrats on 10 years.  After the girls heard this, they quickly grabbed my phone so that they could call my parents and share the news.  My Dad really wanted to be there as this has become our norm for the past 10 he said as soon as we heard the great news to call him...and, that is what my girls did.  Then, my Dad asked my girls to put my phone on speaker and played a song -- it was Gonna Fly Now from Rocky.   This has become my theme song and celebratory song every year I here "cancer-free."  It was first played on my last day of radiation (40 treatments in total), when I walked out of the radiation room, to celebrate this bump in the road which I gave my all to fight and overcome, and every year since, I fight to stay in remission. 

I couldn't help but smile, as I listened to this song, and saw my girls across from me, also smiling and happy that their Mommy was healthy.  We had a great time in Boston enjoying the day after hearing this wonderful news.  And, that night I watched Rocky on television like I have done the past 10 years after my oncology appt.  When I was done watching the movie, I checked my emails and was happy to see an email about the new CREED II movie, which is set to hit theaters on Wed. November 21st.  I searched the Internet to find a movie trailer to see what the movie would be about.  But, I couldn't find one.  That was, until today, when I was sent the trailer, as a teaser for what is come this fall when Rocky and Creed's son return to "go the distance" to face their biggest challenge yet -- both on and off the ring.

Here is more about the movie, along with the trailer...


This fall, there is more to lose than a title.

In Theaters Wednesday, November 21st

Official Synopsis:  

"Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history."

Release Date: November 21, 2018

Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren


Doesn't this look amazing?  I can't wait for this movie, and will be taking my Dad to the movies with me to see is, as my parents will be visiting for Thanksgiving.  We always watched Rocky after my treatments, and after my annual oncologist appts., and now we will be able to share this big milestone of 10 years cancer free with CREED II.  What a great way to end this year, by watching this movie with my family, who was by my side every step of my cancer journey.  I love how Rocky is by Creed's son's side in this upcoming release to help fight for his dreams, just like Creed helped Rocky during the fight of his life.  This movie is a reminder that family  is key to help you get through difficult challenges and times in your life...and, I know this by personal experience.  Without my family by my side 10 years ago, and pushing when me when I didn't think I could fight anymore, I would be here today to see my girls finish 3rd grade, or me say I am 10 years in remission.  We all have inspirational stories...what is yours? :-)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DISH News: DISH Delivers Netflix to Hotel TVs with EVOLVE

DISH’s EVOLVE delivers Netflix, personalized TV entertainment to in-room guest experience

  • DISH first major pay-TV provider to integrate Netflix into hotel TVs
  • Android-based EVOLVE features Google Play Store, providing additional personalization options, experiences
  • 4K-capable EVOLVE allows hotel guests to watch Netflix’s 4K catalog

Planning to travel this summer with the family, and wish you could take your Netflix with you?  Come on, you know you can't help but binge watch your favorite Netflix Original Series shows, and this streaming service also helps keep the peace with the kids so they don't have to fight over what to watch.  Well, thanks to the news shared by DISH the other day, now you can enjoy Netflix on the go this summer, when you check into a hotel powered by EVOLVE.  

What is EVOLVE you ask?  Well, here is more about this television solution for hotels, as well as more information on how you can enjoy Netflix while away, thanks to DISH...


"DISH is advancing in-room entertainment by integrating Netflix into its EVOLVE® television solution for hotels in the coming months. Guests staying in hotels powered by EVOLVE will be able to access their personal Netflix account directly from their room’s TV. DISH is the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate Netflix into a customized TV solution for the hotel industry.

In addition to Netflix, EVOLVE provides access to thousands of Android TV apps from the Google Play Store, further enhancing the overall in-room experience.

Launched in June 2017, EVOLVE is DISH’s 4K-capable hospitality set-back box that seamlessly integrates Chromecast, streaming apps via the Google Play Store, live linear content, the industry’s best interactive programming guide, and now Netflix into one customizable solution. Powered by SMARTBOX®, DISH’s revolutionary headend video distribution platform for commercial applications, EVOLVE is designed to work with any hotel wiring scenario, as well as existing or upgraded network infrastructures.

“Integrating Netflix on EVOLVE is a win-win for hotel operators and guests alike,” said Alistair Chatwin, vice president of DISH Business. “Hotel operators can further elevate in-room entertainment by providing guests with Netflix’s personalized entertainment experience, and customers can easily pick up what they’ve been watching at home on Netflix from the comfort of their hotel room.”

“With DISH’s EVOLVE, Netflix members can sign into their Netflix account on the hotel room TV in the coming months to watch their favorite Netflix series, documentaries and feature films, or discover new ones, just like they do at home,” said Paul Perryman, vice president of business development at Netflix. “Hotel guests who don’t have a Netflix subscription can easily subscribe via the Netflix app on EVOLVE and immediately begin enjoying titles from our wide assortment of content.”

Because EVOLVE is 4K-capable, guests can watch Netflix’s suite of 4K movies and shows, bringing the clearest resolution to in-room entertainment. This content is accessible when EVOLVE is connected to a 4K TV.

Guests staying in hotels powered by EVOLVE can subscribe to Netflix or sign into their existing account by accessing the Netflix app via the on-screen TV menu. EVOLVE features Chromecast built-in, so guests can also cast their Netflix content from their mobile devices to their hotel room TV. When the guest checks out of the room, their Netflix user credentials will automatically be removed from the system.

Netflix will be available on EVOLVE in the coming months. To learn more, visit or visit the DISH booth (#1139) at HITEC in Houston from Tuesday, June 19 through Thursday, June 21.

DISH’s SMARTBOX™ features the flexibility to support a custom combination of legacy analog and HD channels at the same property, while easily reconfigured to meet future expansion and technology needs. By enabling new feature downloads via satellite, SMARTBOX can support the latest upgrades without the need for new equipment. With a compact form factor, SMARTBOX takes up considerably less space and uses significantly less power than other solutions.

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Since 1980, DISH has served as the disruptive force in pay-TV, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. By listening to customers and taking bold steps to make TV better, DISH’s award-winning entertainment technology and in-home installation services remain unmatched by competitors. DISH continues to push the industry forward with its over-the-top television service, Sling TV. DISH Network L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), a Fortune 250 company. Visit

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