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Apple TV+ drops its free offering for ‘Friday Night Baseball,’ expands games to 45+ countries

Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today new updates to its “Friday Night Baseball” offering. The games are now available to Apple TV+ subscribers in 60 countries, up from the origina

Netflix’s ‘Gears of War’ movie gets ‘Doctor Strange’ writer Jon Spaihts

Netflix announced today that its “Gears of War” live-action movie will be written by Jon Spaihts, known for his work on “Doctor Strange” and “Dune.” “Gears of War is one of the all-time

Filmustage leverages AI to break down film scripts, create shooting schedules and more

An AI platform for the film industry, Filmustage, is today announcing new funding. First launched in 2020, the platform is designed to streamline pre-production in the film industry using a variety of

Here’s how to stream March Madness 2023

We hope you’ve filled out your brackets by now because the madness is officially here. Last night kicked off NCAA Selection Sunday, where the full March Madness schedules were finalized for the NCAA

Wētā FX talks all things ‘The Last of Us,’ including the iconic bloater and giraffe scenes

“Nobody does creature work the way Wētā does,” Craig Mazin, co-creator of HBO’s “The Last of Us,” said in the official podcast for the video game adaptation series. If you’d had a chance

Wedding platform Joy will let you outsource your vows to OpenAI

There’s nothing more romantic than having an AI-powered bot write your vows for you. Earlier this month, wedding planning platform Joy launched a new OpenAI-powered “Wedding Writer’s Blo

Mavn launches its app to connect influencers with brands and provide paid experiences

Mavn, a new female-founded startup that connects content creators with brands and other businesses, launched its app today, giving users access to a variety of experiences, from PR packages and paid p

The bizarre trailer for Peacock’s new series, ‘Mrs. Davis,’ features a war against AI

Peacock released yesterday the official trailer for its upcoming original series, “Mrs. Davis,” a peculiar yet hilarious take on artificial intelligence and a nun (played by “G.L.O.W.” actress

Get utterly roasted by Carrot Weather’s new chatbot with ChatGPT update

“Greetings, meatbag.” Carrot Weather, the snarky weather app that delivers daily forecasts, has launched a ChatGPT-based chatbot that delivers even more sass. The feature is rolling out globally t

Sling TV launches new features for sports fans, including picture-in-picture mode and an iOS widget

Sling TV announced the launch of three features yesterday that many March Madness fans will likely enjoy, including a new “Side View” feature that allows web users to watch games in a small screen

Fire TV users gain interactive NCAA brackets with a new March Madness-timed feature

Amazon launched today its new interactive NCAA bracket feature on Fire TV, giving users the ability to create a bracket and track their progress throughout the March Madness tournament. Fire TV users

Netflix nabs six Oscar wins, including ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Although A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” stole the show this year with seven Oscar wins, Netflix was close behind with six wins thanks to the German war movie “All Quiet on the Weste

TuneIn rolls out its immersive map experience for mobile listeners

TuneIn, the radio service that allows users to livestream news, sports, music and podcasts, today rolled out its interactive map feature, TuneIn Explorer, to iOS and Android devices, giving mobile lis

Online education platform Kajabi helps creators earn money for sharing their expertise

Kajabi, the video education and web hosting platform for content creators to sell, manage and market online courses, announced today that its 60,000 creators earned a combined $5 billion in lifetime g

Roku partners with Best Buy and its advertising business to get first-party shopper data

Roku and Best Buy announced today that as part of their new first-to-market partnership, Roku gets access to Best Buy’s advertising platform. Also, Best Buy customers have exclusive access to Roku-b

Roku’s latest software update brings local news, more live sports and a new mobile app

Roku devices are getting an upgrade. The company announced today a series of updates coming to its media streamers and TVs with the new version of its software, Roku OS 12. The updates, which will foc

Comedian Hasan Minhaj returns as The Riddler in new Spotify podcast series

Among the wave of Spotify announcements coming out of today’s Spotify Stream On event, the company shared some exciting news with podcast listeners — in particular, Batman fans. Spotify is lau

Netflix now lets TV viewers customize text for subtitles and closed captions

Starting today, Netflix is giving TV users the option to customize the size and style of subtitles and closed captions. This update gives subscribers the ability to choose from three sizes — sma

The first Black Friday NFL game will stream for free on Prime Video

It’s a glorious day for football fans. Amazon announced that the exclusive Black Friday NFL game is set to be free to watch on Prime Video, regardless whether you are a subscriber. This is the first

Reddit gets a TikTok-style feature that introduces a separate video feed

Today Reddit announced updates to its platform, including the test of a TikTok-like feature that separates text and video content into individual feeds. Dubbed “Read” and “Watch,” the two spli
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