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HBO Max releases ‘The Last of Us’ trailer to bring more gamers to the streaming service

HBO’s “The Last of Us” is the latest TV series adapted from a video game that aims to bring more gamers to the streaming service. Today, the first full trailer of “The Last of Us” was re

Apple Music becomes the official sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show

Move aside, Pepsi. The National Football League (NFL) and Apple announced that Apple Music is the official sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show as part of a multiyear deal. Pepsi had been the spons

Walmart arrives on Roblox for the first time with two new virtual worlds to engage young shoppers

Walmart announced today that it is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play.” The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart cu

Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ starts strong with 15.3 million viewers

The first exclusive “Thursday Night Football” game on Amazon Prime Video was a win for the streaming service, with 15.3 million viewers, the company announced today. Amazon’s success

Apple TV+ character ‘Ted Lasso’ comes to EA Sports FIFA 23

Jason Sudeikis’ character from the hit Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso” will make an appearance in EA Sports’ upcoming video game, FIFA 23. Ted Lasso will be playable as a manager along with the s

Peacock invests in its first adult animation series, stars Mike Judge and ‘Silicon Valley’s’ Zach Woods

Peacock, Comcast’s NBCUniversal-owned streamer, announced its first original adult animation series. It’s about time the streaming service invested in the genre, as adult animation shows continue

Spotify Island on Roblox launches a new virtual destination for hip-hop listeners

It’s been four months since Spotify debuted its virtual Spotify Island on Roblox, which made it the first music streaming service to have an official presence within the gaming platform. Today,

Tinder finds a better use by adding adoptable dogs to its app in celebration of National Dog Week

Tinder announced today that it is partnering with dog rescue shelters across the U.S. to celebrate National Dog Week and give Tinder users the ability to add a shelter dog to their profile photo. Unfo

Disney+ makes it through its first livestreamed TV show, ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ without major crashes

As you can tell from the Mickey Mouse-shaped disco ball in the photo above, Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS) premiered on Disney+ last night. This marked the first time the streaming s

Dating app Hinge adds more ways to connect with new polls and video-specific prompts

Targeting a younger generation of daters, the Match-owned dating app Hinge today launched two new features, “Video Prompts” and “Prompt Polls,” allowing users to answer video-specific prompts

WhatsApp’s first original film to air on Prime Video and YouTube, NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo stars

Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp is stepping into the film business. Earlier this week, WhatsApp announced its first original short film “Naija Odyssey,” which tells the story of NBA player Giann

Amazon Prime Video announces live-action ‘Blade Runner’ limited TV series

“Blade Runner” is getting its own limited series on Prime Video. Amazon confirmed to TechCrunch that the streaming service announced today it greenlit “Blade Runner 2099,” the

What to expect for Amazon Prime Video’s exclusive ‘Thursday Night Football’

This year marks the beginning of Amazon’s multibillion dollar 11-year deal with the National Football League, making Prime Video the first streamer to have exclusive rights to an NFL package. Previo

Netflix downsizes its animation department, impacting 30 employees

Yet another round of layoffs at Netflix has unfortunately affected 30 Netflix Animation employees. Deadline first reported the news, and Netflix confirmed to TechCrunch that the company is downsizing

Wegmans discontinues its in-store scan-and-go mobile app, citing high losses

Wegmans, the popular supermarket chain, will kill off its in-store scan-and-go app this Sunday, September 18, 2022. The company informed customers of the news in an email yesterday, stating that it ex

HBO and HBO Max nabbed the most wins at this year’s Emmy Awards

HBO and its streaming service HBO Max cleaned up at last night’s Emmy awards, pulling in a dozen wins in the Primetime Emmys, compared with its next nearest rival, Netflix, which had just three.

Movie and TV app ReelTime helps you track your viewing, check ratings and more

It’s not easy to keep up with all the content being released to dozens of streaming services. However, TV tracker apps make our binge-watching habits a little more manageable. ReelTime is an app for

Football fans unable to watch DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket due to the website and app crashing

It is DirecTV’s final year as the exclusive home of NFL Sunday Ticket, the out-of-market sports package that broadcasts National Football League regular season games, and let’s just say opening we

Roku reveals an upgraded Roku Express streaming player and a smaller subwoofer

Today, Roku announced the launch of new and updated devices, the 2022 version of the Roku Express streaming player and a new product called Roku Wireless Bass, alongside its latest software update, Ro

OfftheGrid, a new Tinder-like travel app, helps travelers meet up and discover destinations

Launching today, a new app called OfftheGrid aims to bring a Tinder-like experience to the travel market, by having its users swipe and chat with like-minded travelers while also discovering unique pl
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