Streamer Plex launches its long-promised movie rentals store

Fresh on the heels of its $40 million fundraise, streaming media company Plex is today announcing its expansion into a new business: a movie rentals storefront. The addition, which will initially be o

Plex confirms plan to launch TV and movie rentals next month

Media streamer Plex’s long-delayed plans to launch a marketplace for TV and movie rentals are finally being realized after multiple false starts. The media startup originally announced its plan

Callsheet for iOS offers a less cluttered, ad-free alternative to IMDb

If you’ve ever wanted to look up information about a TV show or movie, you likely turn to IMDb to do so. But the Amazon-owned app can be frustrating to use, with prompts to log in, ads, and othe

Netflix reaches historic deal with AMC, Regal, Cinemark to show ‘Knives Out’ sequel in theaters

For the first time, a Netflix movie is getting a one-week theatrical sneak preview event across 600 AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters in the U.S. The historic deal marks the first time all three major

‘Lightyear’ streams today, the first Pixar film on Disney+ with scenes in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio

“Lightyear” was the first Pixar movie in two years to make it to theaters. A month and a half later, it finally hits the streaming platform Disney+. Today, August 3, subscribers can watch the “T

Netflix launches a new way to find shows with its ‘Category Hub’ for TV viewers

Today, Netflix announced it is refreshing its TV interface with a new feature called the “Category Hub” in its TV app’s menu. This hub can be found in the left-hand menu on both kids

Is it cake? No, it’s Netflix’s crumbling subscriber numbers

Netflix practically admitted during yesterday’s earnings call that there is some tough competition out there and Netflix needs to step up its game. Revenue and subscriber growth have clearly slo

Roku’s latest software offers collaborative photo screen savers, recommendations, and more

Roku today is introducing the latest version of its streaming TV software, Roku OS 11 — an update that, this time, focuses on adding more personalization to the Roku platform, in addition to the

Paramount+ to include Showtime as company bets on streaming future

ViacomCBS, which will now go by the name Paramount, announced on Tuesday its streaming service Paramount+ will include access to Showtime programming in one integrated offering starting this summer. T

The first movie studio in space could be attached to the ISS in 2024

A film studio and sports arena could be connected to the International Space Station by December 2024. A company co-producing a Tom Cruise movie shot in space is behind the project.

Filmhub, backed by $6.8M from a16z and others, helps filmmakers get their work streamed

As the streaming market grows, so has the demand for content. But even though it’s now easier than ever for filmmakers to create, distribution is still often controlled by traditional systems &#

‘The Matrix: Resurrections’ is a bad movie, but it has a good take on tech

The new “Matrix” film released this holiday season is a bit of a disaster, but while it falls down on action, characters, pacing, visuals and most other measures, it succeeds on a surprisi

FandangoNOW and Vudu merge into a new streaming service with titles to rent, buy or stream free

Last year, movie ticketing and discovery business Fandango, a division of NBCUniversal, bought the on-demand video streaming service Vudu from Walmart, after the retailer had failed to capitalize on t

Spielberg’s Amblin inks multiyear feature film deal with Netflix

In something of an about-face, Amblin Partners, Steven Spielberg’s long-running film production company, will produce several films per year for Netflix. The deal reflects Netflix’s rising

Plex raises $50M growth round to fuel ad-supported streaming, expansions

Streaming media software maker Plex announced today it has raised a $50 million growth equity round from existing investor Intercap ahead of its planned business expansion into rentals, purchases and

Hulu officially launches its co-viewing feature, Watch Party

Hulu’s social viewing feature, Watch Party, has now launched to all on-demand subscribers, the company announced today. The co-viewing feature was first introduced during the earlier days of the

Movies Anywhere officially launches its digital movie-lending feature, ‘Screen Pass’

Digital locker service Movies Anywhere is today officially launching its movie-sharing feature dubbed “Screen Pass,” which lets you lend out one of your purchased movies to a friend or fam

Warner Bros. pushes back ‘Tenet’ release as COVID-19 cases surge in several states

“Tenet” has been viewed as an important bellwether for Hollywood. After all, director Christopher Nolan has long been a surefire blockbuster machine, courtesy of films like the “Dark

Masks will be optional when the largest movie theater chain reopens in the US July 15

Update: AMC has reversed its decision on its mask policy. Per a statement, This announcement prompted an intense and immediate outcry from our customers, and it is clear from this response that we did

Theaters are ready to reopen, but is America ready to go back to the movies?

Last week, AMC marked its earnings report with a somber note. The movie theater giant warned of losses reaching up to $2.4 billion, courtesy of COVID-19-related closures, adding that “substantia
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