streaming services

Twitch’s latest features highlight channels’ top fans

The majority of Twitch’s product announcements lately have been focused around new tools or expanded money-making opportunities for its video creators. Today, the company is instead launching ne

YouTube TV and Hulu Live TV now have hundreds of thousands of subscribers, says report

Hulu and YouTube are battling for subscribers for their respective live TV streaming services, according to a CNBC report out this morning, which says that Hulu Live has grown to 450,000 paying subscr

YouTube’s in-app messaging and Community tab may make their way to YouTube TV, YouTube Music

YouTube is aiming to bring its set of social features, including the in-app messaging system and "Community" tab for creators, to its wider suite of apps. Specifically, the company is interested in p

Amazon updates Fire TV’s YouTube app to redirect users to a web browser instead

The feud between Amazon and Google continues today with the early removal of YouTube from the Fire TV – a move Google had said wouldn’t take place until January 1, 2018. But as a number of

Fire TV owners can now control Hulu, NBC, CBS and other video apps via their voice

Amazon Fire TV owners will now be able to control more video apps using Alexa and their voice, the company announced today. This feature lets you ask Alexa to “watch,” “play,”

Sprint adds free Hulu service to its Unlimited Freedom plan

As had been rumored this week, Hulu and Sprint today announced that Hulu’s service will now come bundled with Sprint’s unlimited wireless plan. Starting on November 17, both new and existi

Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels

At last month's Twitchcon, the game-streaming site Twitch's annual conference, the company unveiled a suite of new tools for video creators on its platform designed to help them grow their online chan

Tosca Musk raises $4.75M for Passionflix, a streaming service that’s all about romance

We've seen streaming services focused on art movies, horror movies and comedy (R.I.P. Seeso) — so why not romance? That's the thinking behind Passionflix, a startup announcing that it's raised $4.7

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 – i

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 awar

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, t

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 age

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 subsc

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

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.

‘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. Ac

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

Google Play Music gets more personalized with New Release Radio, customized to your tastes

It’s no longer enough to simply offer on-demand music as part of the value proposition for music streaming services – you have to enable discovery of new tunes and make recommendations, to

HBO and Netflix lead this year’s Emmy nominations

Streaming services once again top the list of this year’s Emmy nominations – another indicator of the shift in how today’s consumers are watching TV. HBO, which has been available ov launches a service that helps cord cutters find the best deal

With a growing number of streaming TV services entering the market, it's becoming difficult for consumers to make comparisons. People want to know which service is best for them in terms of channel se
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