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Google TV’s new update adds dedicated destinations for Movies, Shows, Family and Español

Google TV launched four new pages in the U.S. – Family, Movies, Shows and Español – giving users quicker access to content. → Read More

Netflix lowers prices in 100+ territories as scrutiny grows over password-sharing rules

Netflix decreased its subscription costs in over 100 territories, including Egypt, Libya, Iran, Kenya, and the Philippines, among others. → Read More

Netflix partners with NFL to debut new series ‘Quarterback’

Netflix announced an exclusive, new docu-series called “Quarterback,” featuring behind-the-scenes action from three NFL quarterbacks. → Read More

Amazon Fire TV devices can now directly stream audio to Cochlear hearing implants

Amazon launched Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids support on select Fire TV devices to compatible Cochlear devices. → Read More

Meta Quest users can now tap and swipe in VR without controllers

Today, Meta announced new improvements to the Quest platform as part of the v50 OS update, including an experimental feature, “Direct Touch,” that lets users tap and swipe with their bare hands. The company also rolled out an in-game multitasking feature to Meta Quest 2 and upgraded the Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers. While Meta […] → Read More

Apple TV+ unveils ‘Tetris’ movie trailer

Apple TV+ released the trailer for “Tetris,” the movie based on the origin story of the puzzle video game set to premiere on March 31. → Read More

TikTok to launch live ‘TikTok Trivia’ game with $500K in prize money

“TikTok Trivia" is a new live trivia game for U.S. users 18 years or older to get the chance to win a share of a $500,000 prize pool. → Read More

Paramount+ reaches 56M subs, raises prices as it combines with Showtime

Paramount+ reached 56 million subscribers in Q4. The company announced it would raise the price of its Premium and Essential tier. → Read More

Roku soars past revenue expectations as it bets on streaming devices to boost growth

Roku beat its own revenue expectations, reporting a total net revenue of $867.1 million for the fourth quarter. It predicted $800 million. → Read More

Tubi reaches 64M monthly active users as ad-supported streaming grows

Fox’s free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service, Tubi, reached 64 million monthly active users, up from 51 million in May 2022. → Read More

Peacock will no longer include its free Premium offering as part of Xfinity bundle on June 26

Peacock continues to shift its focus to paid subscriber growth. Yesterday, the streamer began notifying Xfinity customers that on June 26, 2023, Peacock Premium will no longer be bundled in at no extra charge, an NBC Universal spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch. Plus, starting on April 3, new Xfinity subscribers will be able to get six […] → Read More

Here are the top movie trailers that aired during the 2023 Super Bowl

There was a slew of movie trailers and TV show teasers that football fans–and Rihanna fans–got to watch during the 2023 Super Bowl last night. Of course, the Super Bowl is often a huge day for studios that want a lot of eyes on upcoming titles just a few months ahead of the summer movie […] → Read More

NFL considers a cheaper Sunday Ticket offering on YouTube with fewer games

NFL’s chief media and business officer, Brian Rolapp, said the NFL is considering a cheaper and lighter Sunday Ticket offering on YouTube. → Read More

Here’s how to stream the Super Bowl LVII 2023

The Super Bowl LVII takes place on February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game will air on Fox. Users can subscribe to a live TV streaming service. → Read More

Peacock lets subscribers watch live episodes with their favorite stars in real-time

Peacock is launching a new interactive experience that allows fans to livestream episodes alongside actors from the show. → Read More

Sling TV launches free ad-supported streaming TV service ‘Sling Freestream’

Sling TV launched its free ad-supported streaming TV service, Sling Freestream, which includes 210+ channels and 41,000+ on-demand titles. → Read More

Disney+ reports its first subscriber loss of 2.4M subscribers, plans to lay off 7K employees

Disney+ reported its first subscriber loss, losing 2.4 million subs. The streamer now has a total of 161.8 million global subscribers. → Read More

Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep Discovery+ as a stand-alone streaming service in the US

Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep Discovery+ as a standalone service in the U.S. alongside the combined streaming service. → Read More

Roku partners with DoorDash to give users 6 months of free DashPass and shoppable ads

Roku and DoorDash announced a partnership in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to give users six months of DashPass and interactive shoppable ads. → Read More

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ becomes the most-watched Marvel premiere on Disney+

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is now the most-watched Marvel premiere on Disney+ based on hours streamed within the first five days. → Read More