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HBO Max's direct US subscribers rise to 12.1 million in 13 months

It's quadruple the number a year earlier, counted not long after HBO Max launched. HBO and HBO Max combined now have 47 million subscribers in the US, up 29%. → Read More

Netflix to dive into video games with ad-free mobile gaming at no extra cost

And console games for Xbox and PlayStation may follow. → Read More

Netflix's Army of the Dead, Fatherhood are its big hits of the summer (according to Netflix)

The Mitchells vs. The Machines was also Netflix's most-watched animated film yet, based on the company's own count of how many accounts watched at least two minutes. → Read More

Netflix is still struggling to add subscribers anything like last year's surges

Netflix's growth in new members has slowed significantly since the height of pandemic lockdowns. This time, it even lost members in the US and Canada -- its biggest single market -- for the first time since 2019. → Read More

Netflix confirms it'll kick off original gaming with 'free' mobile games on its service

It will be Netflix biggest move into a new entertainment segment since it started streaming in 2007 and made its first original show in 2012. → Read More

CNN Plus to launch early 2022 (but won't stream live channels)

There's no confirmation on price or possible bundles with HBO Max or other streaming services yet. → Read More

Netflix to expand into video games in earnest in the next year, report says

Netflix has flirted with video games and interactivity before, but now it sees Fortnite and other gaming obsessions as one of its biggest competitors for your finite attention. → Read More

Netflix just made its clearest move pursuing VR, gaming yet

And it could be based, of all things, on Bridgerton. → Read More

Amazon Prime Video will stream new Universal movies 4 months after Peacock

Universal live-action theatrical movies -- like Jurassic World: Dominion -- will stream on Amazon about eight months after hitting theaters, starting next year. → Read More

YouTube's AI serves up most videos that viewers wish they hadn't seen, study says

When YouTube users volunteered to report videos they regretted watching, 71% of them were recommended by YouTube's algorithms, according to a Mozilla study. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: How to cancel (and what's coming soon, in case you're on the fence)

Apple TV Plus just charged for the first time many existing customers who'd been on long free trials. Here's what you need to know to cancel, plus what shows to expect if you're considering keeping it. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: How to cancel (and what shows are coming, in case you're on the fence)

Apple TV Plus just started charging many existing customers who've been watching free for more than a year. Here's what you need to know to cancel, plus what shows to expect in case you want to keep it. → Read More

Don't want to pay for Apple TV Plus? It's your last chance to snag a free year

Apple TV Plus is about to start charging many existing customers who've been watching free for more than a year, at the same time it phases out a yearlong free-trial offer to new members. → Read More

Netflix mobile downloads can play now even without full movie or episode loaded

Netflix tweaked mobile offline viewing -- at first just for Android -- so that you can start watching even if you lost connectivity before you finished downloading it. → Read More

Peacock TV: Everything to know about the freemium streaming app

Peacock TV streams free movies and TV shows, but to unlock everything -- including all of The Office, Premier League, Yellowstone and WWE -- you have to pay. → Read More

Disney Plus: Luca, Loki and everything else to know about Disney streaming service

Pixar's latest movie, Luca, is streaming now, and Loki episodes hit every Wednesday. Here's everything to know about them and the rest of Disney Plus. → Read More

HBO Max: Movies, shows, streaming 'free' and everything else to know

HBO Max streams movies, shows, originals and big-screen movies the same day they hit theaters (just not Fast and Furious 9). → Read More

F9 (aka Fast and Furious 9) isn't streaming on HBO Max, sorry

The long-delayed new flick in the Fast and the Furious franchise finally hits theaters Friday. But it won't be available to stream on HBO Max -- at least not for a long time. → Read More

Disney Plus: What to know to stream Luca, Loki, Cruella and everything else

Pixar's latest movie, Luca, landed Friday. Loki episodes hit every Wednesday, and Cruella is available now (for a price). Here's everything to know about them and the rest of Disney Plus. → Read More

US lawmakers put Big Tech's might in crosshairs of wide-ranging antitrust agenda

Five antirtrust bills proposed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House could meaningful restrain the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. → Read More