streaming services

  • Reelgood’s app for cord cutters helps you find something new to watch

    Reelgood’s app for cord cutters helps you find something new to watch

    Reelgood, a service aimed at helping cord cutters find new shows and movies to watch from across streaming services, is now available on mobile devices. The company this week launched on iOS – its first mobile application – which allows you to search and browse content from over 250 streaming services, including those that are available to stream for free with ads. After abandoning… Read More

  • Netflix and HBO cleaned up at the Emmys

    Netflix and HBO cleaned up at the Emmys

    Hulu made Emmys history last night by becoming the first streaming service to win an Emmy for Best Drama (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), but it was Netflix that actually took home more awards at this year’s Emmys. That’s not surprising, given how nominations Netflix earned this year – with 91 Emmy nods, it had come close to doubling its Emmy presence from 2016… Read More

  • A cord cutter’s guide to watching tonight’s Emmy Awards

    A cord cutter’s guide to watching tonight’s Emmy Awards

    This year, it’s finally easy to live stream tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards if you’re a cord cutter. While you could always invest in a digital antenna to watch broadcast stations, the live streaming options for this year’s Emmys are numerous, compared with the 2016 event. When the Emmys aired on ABC last year, streamers had to authenticate using their cable or satellite… Read More

  • 56.6 million US consumers to go without pay TV this year, as cord cutting accelerates

    56.6 million US consumers to go without pay TV this year, as cord cutting accelerates

    Bad news for traditional pay TV: cord cutting is accelerating at a pace faster than previously estimated. According to a new industry report from eMarketer, there will be 22.2 million cord cutters ages 18 and older this year – a figure that’s up 33.2 percent over 2016. The firm said it’s had to revise its forecast as the pace of cord cutting has increased. Previously, it… Read More

  • Spotify and Hulu partner on a discounted entertainment bundle, first aimed at students

    Spotify and Hulu partner on a discounted entertainment bundle, first aimed at students

    Hulu and Spotify announced a partnership today that will see the two companies working together to market entertainment bundles offering both services which will be jointly sold through a single subscription plan. Initially, this bundle will be targeted towards U.S. college students and will cost just $4.99 per month – the same as Spotify’s existing student plan. The bundle… Read More

  • Google’s cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

    Google’s cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

    Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Google’s live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for traditional pay TV in the first place. That download figure comes from app store analytics firms Sensor Tower and App Annie, which both also noted that installs are evenly split between iOS and Android devices. Read More

  • eMarketer’s 2017 forecast puts Roku ahead of Chromecast and others in the U.S.

    eMarketer’s 2017 forecast puts Roku ahead of Chromecast and others in the U.S.

    Roku may be the most-used connected TV device this year, edging out Chromecast, Fire TV and Apple TV, according to a new 2017 forecast from eMarketer released this morning. The firm estimates that 38.9 million U.S. users will use a Roku device at least once per month in 2017, up 19.3 percent from last year. This would lead to Roku capturing 23.1 percent of all connected TV users, in terms… Read More

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sent HBO NOW half a million downloads, 3x increase in revenue

    ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sent HBO NOW half a million downloads, 3x increase in revenue

    HBO’s “Game of Thrones” isn’t just a cultural phenomenon – it’s also a driving force for the company’s over-the-top service aimed at cord cutters, HBO NOW. According to new data from app store analytics firm App Annie, the HBO NOW streaming app was downloaded over 500,000 times in the first week following the Season 7 premiere. This translated into… Read More

  • Reelgood helps cord cutters find, track and watch content from across streaming services

    Reelgood helps cord cutters find, track and watch content from across streaming services

    Reelgood, a service making it easier for cord cutters to find something new to watch and keep track of their favorite shows, is today exiting beta with the launch of a new site that aggregates content from across over 250 streaming services in a single interface. The end result is something of a TV guide for the new streaming age. The startup first got off the ground in 2015 as an iPhone… Read More

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