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Disney Plus: Everything to know about Disney's streaming app

Disney Plus streams almost everything Disney makes plus original exclusives -- and big-budget movies originally meant for the big screen, like Mulan, are now available free. → Read More

HBO Max: Everything about the app set to stream Wonder Woman 1984, Matrix 4 and Dune

HBO Max streams everything from the regular channel, plus extra shows, movies and exclusives. That will include Warner Bros.' 2021 movies the same day they hit theaters. But you can't get it with a free trial anymore. → Read More

HBO Max exec on Roku deal: 'We'll get it done'

But movies like Wonder Woman 1984, Dune and Matrix 4 going straight to streaming on HBO Max don't change the dynamics of Roku talks, the service's top product executive said. → Read More

HBO Max will stream Matrix 4, Dune, all Warner Bros. 2021 movies same day as theaters

The new movies will be available on Max at no added cost for one month, making the release plan for Wonder Woman 1984 -- streaming on Max Dec. 25 -- the norm for all Warner Bros. movies next year. → Read More

Mulan's 2020 online release: Everything to know

Disney's live-action 2020 remake of Mulan skipped theaters to stream on Disney Plus, but Friday it finally became free to watch with a regular subscription -- no $30 extra fee required. → Read More

HBO Max: Everything about the app set to stream Wonder Woman, Matrix 4 and Dune

HBO Max streams everything from the regular channel, plus extra shows, movies and exclusives -- including all of Warner Bros. 2021 movies the same day they hit theaters. But you can't get it with a free trial anymore. → Read More

HBO Max to stream Matrix, Dune, all Warner Bros 2021 movies same day as theaters

Each new movie will stream at no added cost on HBO Max for one month, and then they'll only be available in cinemas and be released for other home viewing like they normally would. → Read More

HBO Max kills 1-week free trial before Wonder Woman 1984 hits Dec. 25

Don't bother waiting to sign up for HBO Max to watch Wonder Woman 1984 with a free trial -- the trials don't exist anymore. → Read More

Discovery Plus streaming service to launch Jan. 4, with free year for Verizon customers

Discovery Plus' monthly subscription will be $5 with commercials or $7 without ads -- but some Verizon customers get up to a year free. → Read More

YouTube's top trending US video was from Netflix, thanks to Dave Chappelle

Nearly half an hour of Chappelle's stand-up about the killing of George Floyd, YouTube's top video was posted on a channel run by Netflix -- which considers YouTube to be one if its top competitors. → Read More

Disney Plus: Every big film, show, original and surprise movie to come

A surprise Taylor Swift special lands Wednesday, and Pixar's Soul drops Dec. 25. Here are all the service's big titles still coming and when. → Read More

Disney Plus: Everything to know Disney's streaming service

Disney Plus streams almost everything Disney makes, plus original exclusives like The Mandalorian and Taylor Swift's surprise Folklore special. Here's everything to know. → Read More

Netflix says Queen's Gambit is its most watched limited series

A show about an orphaned chess prodigy living with addiction doesn't exactly have all the hallmarks of a breakout hit, but The Queen's Gambit has been watched by 62 million accounts. → Read More

Netflix's Queen's Gambit is its most-watched limited series

A show about an orphaned chess prodigy living with addiction doesn't exactly have all the hallmarks of a breakout hit, but The Queen's Gambit has been watched by 62 million accounts. → Read More

HBO Max: Everything to know about HBO's app

HBO Max streams everything from its regular channel, plus extra shows, movies and exclusives, like its Fresh Prince reunion. You can finally watch it on Amazon Fire TV but still not Roku. → Read More

Disney Plus: Everything to know about Disney's streaming app

The Mandalorian's back and WandaVision is teed up for Jan. 15. Here are all the basics. → Read More

Disney's 3 streaming services jumped into the US top 5, researcher says

Disney Plus' gangbusters rollout helped all three of Disney's streaming services round out the top-five US video subscriptions, following perennial leaders Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. → Read More

Universal blockbuster movies will stay longer in theaters than smaller flicks before renting online

But you'll still be able watch new movies from Universal at home faster than ever before. → Read More

Why your Rokus and Fire TVs are missing those big, new streaming apps

Device makers and streaming services are battling each other over money and control -- and they're sticking you in the middle. → Read More

Why your Rokus and Fire TVs don't have every big, new streaming app

Device makers and streaming services are battling each other over money and control, and you're stuck in the middle. → Read More