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HBO Now streaming jumps 40% since coronavirus measures gripped US

And, yeah, people are binge-watching that documentary about the Ebola crisis seven times more than usual. → Read More

YouTube to throttle video quality globally for about a month

To minimize traffic strain on the internet, Google's massive video service already defaulted image quality to standard def in the EU, the UK and China. Now, it's the same everywhere. → Read More

Apple to donate 2 million masks to US coronavirus response, Pence says

Apple is working with the Trump administration to distribute them, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday. → Read More

Apple pledges to donate 2 million masks to US coronavirus response

Vice President Mike Pence said Apple is working with the Trump administration to distribute them. → Read More

See a coronavirus scam? Report it to Justice Dept., US attorney general says

See something? Say something. → Read More

NBCUniversal to rent new movies online early because of coronavirus

Trolls World Tour will be its first movie you can rent digitally the same day as its theatrical release. Birds of Prey from Warner Bros. will also get an early online release. → Read More

NBCUniversal to release new movies online to rent because of coronavirus

Trolls World Tour will be the first movie you can rent on-demand online the same day as its theatrical release, as cinemas close in the pandemic. → Read More

NBCUniversal to release new movies for on-demand rental because of coronavirus

Trolls World Tour will be the first movie you can rent on-demand at home the same day it's released in theaters, as many cinemas close in the pandemic. → Read More

Netflix's coronavirus boom seems obvious. Is it a fantasy?

Everyone agrees streaming will surge with people shut in during the coronavirus pandemic. Not everyone agrees it's great for Netflix. → Read More

Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original to come (and a surprise early release for Frozen 2)

Frozen 2 is coming to Disney Plus three months earlier than planned. Here's all the big titles coming to Disney Plus, and when. → Read More

Tribeca Film Festival postponed after New York bans large gatherings

The annual film and interactive-storytelling festival didn't specify a plan for rescheduling. → Read More

Quibi offers 90-day free trial if you preorder before April 6

The deal saves you up to $24 while you test out the unconventional streaming service, which also unveiled its catalog of shows set for launch. → Read More

Quibi raises another $750 million, a month before its launch

Quibi has raised a total of $1.75 billion to fund its unconventional video strategy: big-budget, 10-minute videos you have to pay to watch only on your phone. → Read More

Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original to come

Disney's service wants to be your go-to place to stream almost everything it makes, but we're still waiting for some big titles to show up. Here's what's still coming to Disney Plus. → Read More

HBO Max: Launch dates, prices, shows and movies to expect

HBO Max will launch in May for $15 with a dizzying catalog of originals, HBO programs and licensed reruns like Friends. → Read More

YouTube rejects about 78% of appeals to get removed videos put back up

YouTube reinstated only 23,471 videos in the last three months of 2019 after creators appealed. It removed 5.9 million. → Read More

Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns suddenly, capping his legacy with Disney Plus' launch

Bob Chapek, head of parks, is now CEO. Iger will continue as Disney's chairman and focus on "the creative side" of the business until the end of next year. → Read More

YouTube TV to quit Apple in-app payments in latest spurning of Apple system

Your YouTube TV subscription will be automatically canceled (and you lose your DVR) after March 13 if you pay through Apple. → Read More

YouTube TV to halt Apple in-app payments, in latest spurning of Apple system

Your YouTube TV subscription will be automatically canceled after March 13 if you pay through Apple. → Read More

Spotify songwriter pages dive into who wrote some of your favorite tunes

Songwriter pages offer playlists of tunes by the people who wrote them, letting you listen to a songwriter's resume regardless of who made the songs famous. → Read More