Philo TV is a live and on-demand TV service that offers 60-plus channels with no contract for just $US20 a month after a 7-day free trial. A Philo TV subscription includes major networks like AMC, Food Network, and Nickelodeon, but no local channels. Philo subscribers have unlimited DVR and access […]
Shudder is a video streaming service with an exclusive and extensive focus on the horror genre. Classic horror, cult favourites, and original content are all included in Shudder’s catalogue of film and TV. You can subscribe to Shudder directly or through Amazon Prime Video, Roku, or Google Play accounts. Visit […]
Acorn TV is a paid subscription streaming service that offers shows from the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and other countries. The service features a mix of licensed programming from those countries as well as original shows of its own. Acorn TV costs $US5.99 per month and can be viewed on […]
Disney is launching a $US19 streaming bundle in January that will include ad-free Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus. This will be available alongside its current bundle that includes Hulu with ads for $US6 less. But both bundles, as well as the standalone Disney Plus subscription, will be hit by […]
Disney in March plans to increase the price of its subscription to Disney Plus by $US1, to $US7.99 a month. The streaming service has 86.8 million subscribers, Disney announced Thursday. The company now expects having 230 million to 260 million subscribers to Disney Plus by 2024. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Domino’s is offering a 30-day subscription to streaming service Epix Now if you order your pizza online. The offer is valid up to April 11, and all you have to do is click a link and provide your email – no credit card details are needed. The MGM-owned platform has […]
Ari Emanuel’s Endeavour, parent of talent agency WME and sports giant IMG, hired Fred Santarpia to run its high-profile Endeavour Streaming unit. Santarpia will seek to expand the direct-to-consumer streaming unit, which conducts front and back end operations for sports leagues including NBA, WWE, Univision and UFC. Santarpia used to […]
Quibi’s founder, Jeffrey Katzenberg, told employees to listen to the song “Get Back Up Again” from the movie “Trolls” to help lift their spirits during the company’s shutdown, The Wall Street Journal reported. Employees were told Wednesday that they would be laid off and receive severance, The Journal reported. Quibi […]
The streaming service Quibi is shutting down, the company announced Wednesday night. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The mobile-video service launched in April but has failed to attract viewers, and none of its shows have become major hits. In an open letter to investors and […]
Netflix sank as much as 6% in early Wedne sday trading after missing expectations for third-quarter subscriber growth and profits. The streaming titan added 2.2 million subscribers over the three-month period, missing Wall Street’s 3.3 million estimate. While revenue beat expectations, earnings per share of $US1.74 missed the $US2.13 Street […]
Hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb urged Disney to suspend its dividend payments and instead use those funds to grow Disney+ streaming. The founder of Third Point wrote a letter on Wednesday to CEO Bob Chapek saying that reallocating this dividend money could double the company’s streaming services budget for original […]
The Australian screen industry is fighting back against the federal government’s changes to content requirements. On Wednesday communications minister Paul Fletcher announced that streaming services will have to report to the Australian Communications and Media Authority while subscription television channels have their Australian content spend reduced from 10% to 5%. […]
Amazon Studios has picked up a scripted TV drama series based on the story of convicted felon and zoo operator Joe Exotic, with Nicolas Cage starring as the infamous big cat breeder. The story of Joe Exotic caught traction with millions when Netflix’s “Tiger King” was released in March. A […]
Up to three people can watch HBO Max at once when each is streaming on a different device from the same account. Compared to the previous HBO Go and HBO Now services, the new premium service allows for the same or greater viewing capabilities. HBO Max is still behind rival […]
iQiyi, a Chinese streaming service similar to Netflix, said that the US Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into the company. Shares of iQiyi tanked as much as 18% in premarket trading Friday. The probe comes after a short-seller firm called Wolfpack Research questioned iQiyi’s user numbers, sales, […]
Amazon reportedly told multiple podcasters in an email that the company was considering launching podcasts on its Amazon Music and Audible services. However, the company told the producers that it will only give them a platform if they don’t talk badly about Amazon. One podcaster who received the email tweeted […]
You can record live content on Sling TV to watch anytime using the internet TV service’s digital video recording add-on, Cloud DVR. All Sling TV subscribers get at least 10 hours of space for free to save recorded content using Cloud DVR. For a $US5 monthly charge, Sling TV Blue, […]
You can change your Hulu plan by signing into your account on a web browser. A Hulu plan cannot currently be changed through the streaming service’s mobile app. Making changes to your Hulu plan through the streamer’s site might not be possible if you have a third-party billing subscription. You […]
The Sling TV app isn’t currently available on the PS4, but other streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu Live are. If you’d like to watch Sling TV on a gaming console, you’ll need to check out the Xbox One. You can also watch Sling TV using a dedicated streaming device, […]
You can add Disney Plus and Hulu, as well as ESPN+, into one bundle for only $US12.99 a month. These three base-level memberships would cost $US17.97 a month if purchased individually, but Disney offers a bundle package that gives you access to all three with one account. If you already […]
Spotify has taken another shot in its long-running fight with Apple over their competing music streaming services. Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, has said Apple has a long way to go before it’s an “open and fair platform.” In an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday, Ek said he nevertheless […]
Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers, the company announced on Wednesday. The milestone comes as the company has expanded into new markets in Europe and India, and just after it reported 28.6 million new subscribers in February. Disney Plus is particularly important right now as the company’s parks and […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t keen on the idea of rerunning “Friends” on Apple TV Plus, its streaming service. When asked at a shareholders’ meeting why Apple didn’t acquire the rights to rerun the iconic sitcom, Cook said: “It doesn’t feel right.” Since launching Apple TV Plus, the tech giant […]
On February 7, a Resident Evil fan page’s Twitter account posted a screenshot of Netflix’s Media Centre webpage as it appeared on the same day, with the synopsis clearly present on the webpage. “Presumably, the synopsis was uploaded because a reveal is forthcoming and somebody simply jumped the gun,” Forbes […]
Apple poached a top Netflix engineer as it looks to build out its Apple TV Plus streaming service. According to the Wall Street Journal, Ruslan Meshenberg ensured Netflix’s catalogue of movies and TV shows ran reliably for the company’s vast (and growing) worldwide customer base. Apple TV Plus was launched […]
You can get Disney Plus on your Xbox One by downloading the app from the Microsoft Store. The Microsoft Store can be found on your Xbox One’s home screen, where it’s just called “Store.” Once you download Disney Plus from the Microsoft Store, you can find it in your Xbox’s […]
France is reportedly finalising legislation that would force video streaming services to invest 25% of the revenue they generate in the country towards local French productions. According to Bloomberg, the bill – which targets streaming giants such as Netflix, Disney, Amazon and Apple – will be debated by the French […]
The massive popularity of Baby Yoda memes suggests DisneyPlus is performing well in childless households, Rosenblatt Securities said in a Wednesday note. A streaming video survey prompted the research firm to raise its first-quarter subscriber expectation for Disney Plus to 25 million from 21 million. The survey showed increased awareness […]
A $US35 Chromecast device revived an old TV I was planning to give away. The small device allows you to stream on your TV from a phone, tablet, or laptop. It plugs into your TV via the HDMI port and works with all major streaming apps, like HBO, Netflix, Hulu, […]
Hackers have been reactivating people’s cancelled Netflix accounts without their consent, according to a new BBC report. After stealing or guessing people’s Netflix passwords, hackers were able to reactivate the cancelled subscriptions of former Netflix customers without knowing their bank information. The hacks were reportedly enabled by the fact that […]
You can change your Netflix profile on Roku simply by closing the app and starting it again to choose a different profile. You can also change the profile at any time within the app, by pressing the left arrow on the Roku remote to reveal the menu, then selecting the […]
Vizio is rolling out an update in early December for the built-in Chromecast media streamer in its smart TVs that will let Android users stream content from the Disney Plus streaming service. Previously, Android users had no option to stream Disney Plus on their smart TVs, as the Disney Plus […]
Disney Plus, the Mickey Mouse company’s answer to Netflix, finally went live last week. One of the most disappointing aspects of the service is that you can’t see what movies or shows you’ve started or finished. This makes it difficult to know which episode of a show you’re on, for […]
Stadia, Google’s new streaming service for video games, is launching in November. While GoogleStadia has a lot of attractive features, the overall package doesn’t feel compelling because of how pricing works. Customers have to purchase (or re-purchase) games to play them on Stadia – so if you already bought a […]
Disney Plus, the company’s long-awaited subscription streaming service, launches November 12 for $US7 a month. Disney Plus will offer access to Disney’s films and shows, Marvel and Pixar movies, “Star Wars,” “The Simpsons,” National Geographic, and a ton of original programming. At Disney’s D23 Expo earlier this month, we got […]
Apple’s new premium TV streaming service, called Apple TV Plus, is launching later this year. The biggest aspect of Apple TV Plus we still don’t know about, aside from its release date, is the price. Apple should consider the prices of rival services like Netflix,HBO, and Disney Plus if it […]
You can set up a YouTube TV subscription in several ways, but you’ll first need to create a YouTube TV account using the website or Android app. When you sign up for YouTube TV, you’ll get to pick out what premium channels you want, and choose how you want to […]
HBO has launched Recommended by Humans, a new website featuring dozens of fan testimonials and free streaming episodes of HBO’s original movies and TV shows. The name Recommended by Humans is an apparent dig at Netflix and other streaming services that rely on artificial intelligence to generate recommendations for viewers. […]
Hulu’s live TV streaming service glitched on Wednesday night, interrupting viewers of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election. Viewers took to Twitter to express their annoyance with Hulu. Hulu Support tweeted out a fix on Thursday and suggested “power-cycling” devices, modems, and routers – meaning turn them off, […]
Apple is teasing the launch of its TV service on Monday with a series of cryptic messages. A live stream of the Steve Jobs Theatre has featured playful nods to stars of upcoming Apple shows. It is also showing what appears to be an Apple Maps journey to Cupertino, California. […]
Apple is expected to reveal separate subscription services for TV and news content during a special event on Monday. Apple wants to sell subscriptions to premium cable channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz for $US9.99 each on its new TV app, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. […]
Netflix said it’s more worried about “Fortnite” and other types of entertainment than it is about competing streaming services like HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. A letter to shareholders reported that the company had 139 million subscribers at the close of 2018, and that Netflix accounts for about 10% […]
With over 50 sports Live and On Demand, Kayo has content from FOX SPORTS Australia, ESPN and beIN Sports. Kayo is available on the web, on iOS and Android devices, and on TV with Apple TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast Ultra. Go to kayosports.com.au to sign up for your 14-day […]
DC’s upcoming streaming service, DC Universe, will launch September 15. Its first original live-action series, “Titans,” will premiere October 12, with episodes released weekly. DC Entertainment CCO Jim Lee spoke to Business Insider about how DC Universe is different than other streaming services like Netflix. He addressed the controversy around […]
Television is still the media medium of choice amongst adults in the US, with Americans aged 18 or older watching an average of almost five hours a day, according to a Total Audience Report. But as this chart from Statista, based on Nielsen data, shows, younger adults watch significantly less […]
Netflix may be among the most popular of streaming service sites, ranked high with others like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, but there’s one audience these sites haven’t heavily catered to: classic film enthusiasts. It’s a void that FilmStruck caught onto when it began offering movie streamers a repertoire of […]
According to The Information, Walmart is considering a streaming service of its own, which could cost less than $US8 per month. An $US8-a-month subscription plan would be lower than the current price of Netflix and Amazon. It could be a sign that the retail giant wants to take on the […]
Everyone’s ditching cable. An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of “cord-cutters” who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements. Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google’s YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been fighting it out […]
Streaming services won the largest awards tally at the 2018 Golden Globes. It’s the first time streaming services have collectively beat out cable and traditional TV networks for the most wins. Amazon and Hulu won two awards each, while Netflix won one. HBO won the most of any individual network, […]
Taylor Swift's new album, "Reputation," is now...
Taylor Swift will reportedly keep her...
More and more viewers are opting to ditch their...
Streaming service SoundCloud has cut about...
For all of Apple's resources and marketing...
Here's the thing about YouTube: It's not...
A couple of noteworthy things have happened in...
In yet another sign of Netflix's ongoing...
The NFL season is over, but the trouble might...
In its annual review of the telco sector, the ACCC has suggested that streaming services such as Netflix, Stan and Presto should contribute to telecommunications infrastructure due to the amount of data using them consumes. The ACCC reported that in the year to June 2015, Australian internet use rose 40% […]
Every month Netflix adds new content to its library, both original and from third parties. This month will see the much anticipated return of Frank Underwood in House of Cards season 4 which lands on 4 March. Joining it in the Netflix Originals category will be season 2 of Marvel’s […]
To feed Australia’s never-ending desires for the likes of the Kardashians, there’s yet another new streaming service launching called Hayu. Launching next month for $5.99 a month, Hayu is put together by NBCUniversal and will be bringing with it over 3000 episodes of reality TV, with shows including “Keeping up […]