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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 features Miles with web wings and Peter in symbiote suit

Sony held its PlayStation Showcase on Wednesday, revealing for the first time 10 minutes of gameplay for the highly anticipated Spider-Man 2 video game. Fans also saw a short clip dedicated to the gam

Comcast announces $20 streaming service ‘NOW TV’ with Peacock included

Comcast announced Tuesday its new streaming offering for Xfinity internet customers. Called NOW TV, the package costs $20 per month and includes a subscription to Peacock Premium as well as over 40 li

Max makes its US debut, giving subscribers 35K hours of content

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) launched Max to U.S. subscribers on Tuesday, giving them access to 35,000 hours of content — more than double the amount that HBO Max offered. Beginning today, a large p

‘Ted Lasso’ and other Apple TV+ merch could arrive in the Apple Store, report says

The Apple Store could be expanding beyond tech products. As the company continues to invest in its original Apple TV+ content, a recent Bloomberg report indicates that Apple plans to introduce a new p

Netflix updates My List feature so users can find content they have yet to watch

Thanks to a new update, Netflix is making it easier for iOS and Android users to search through “My List,” a feature that allows users to have a section dedicated to saved movies and TV shows. On

Netflix touts nearly 5M monthly active users for ad-supported tier

During Netflix’s first Upfront presentation on Wednesday, Netflix revealed that its ad plan has nearly five million global monthly active users. This is the first time the company has disclosed

Comedian Hasan Minhaj can now direct you through traffic on Waze

Waze, the Google-owned traffic and navigation app, announced Wednesday a partnership with comedian Hasan Minhaj, who will be the newest personal navigator, entertaining users with relatable commentary

Roku launches new sports hub dedicated to women’s sporting events

Roku is giving sports fans what they want — better access to women’s live sports. The company announced Wednesday the launch of Women’s Sports Zone, a new centralized hub that makes it easier fo

Disney+ changes up its release model, plans to launch all ‘Echo’ episodes at once

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige took to the Disney Upfront stage Tuesday to announce that Marvel’s new Disney+ show, “Echo,” is getting a binge release — a first for an MCU series.

WNBA app rolls out TikTok-style video feed to attract younger fans

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is the latest organization to bet on short-form videos to draw in more users. The league announced Tuesday its revamped mobile app, which inclu

Bumble users can share their favorite artists with new Spotify feature

Since 2016, Bumble members have been able to link their Spotify account to their profile. Now, the dating app is enhancing the integration. Launched today, the new “Top Artists” feature pulls arti

Hardware startup Telly launches a free smart TV entirely supported by ads

Telly, a hardware startup led by Pluto TV co-founder Ilya Pozin, announced Monday that it’s giving away 500,000 of its new smart TVs for free. (Yes, we said free.) There’s a catch, though. Users m

Dungeons & Dragons gets its very own streaming channel

After the film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” became a hit, topping $200 million at the worldwide box office, Hasbro wants more. Hasbro-owned production company eOne announced Thurs

Disney+ and Hulu content to combine into one streaming app

In a significant move made by Disney, the company announced Wednesday that U.S. customers are getting a new app that combines Disney+ and Hulu content. The company also announced that it is raising th

Disney+ loses subscribers for second quarter in a row, drops 4M subs

As Disney approaches its third round of expected layoffs and deals with production delays due to the ongoing writers strike, the company delivered more bad news to investors. Its flagship streaming se

‘Attack on Titan’ publisher Kodansha launches K Manga app in US

Kodansha, the publishing company behind popular titles like “Attack on Titan,” “The Seven Deadly Sins” and “Ghost in the Shell,” launched its new K Manga app on Wednesday for U.S. user

Roku expands smart home lineup with new home monitoring system for $99

Roku is continuing its latest venture into smart home hardware with the launch of its new home monitoring system, complete with two entry sensors, one motion sensor, a wire-free keypad and a central s

Eventbrite integrates GPT capabilites into platform to aid the event planning process

Eventbrite, an event management and ticketing website, announced Monday new GPT-powered tools that will help event creators with arguably some of the most tedious, time-consuming steps in event planni

Amazon to license original series and movies to other media companies

Amazon announced Monday the launch of its new unit Amazon MGM Studios Distribution, which will allow the company to license Amazon Originals and other titles to third-party media companies, which coul

Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming business set to become profitable in 2023

Warner Bros. Discovery announced Friday that its streaming business will turn a profit in 2023. The company previously said it expected to break even by 2024 and become profitable in 2025. “It is an
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