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  • Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV

    Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV

    TV provider Dish Network is today rolling out new technology that will make watching television a hands-free experience, via a new integration with Amazon Alexa. The company says that its pay TV customers using either its Hopper or Wally receivers will now be able to search for programs, change channels, as well as pause, rewind and fast forward television just by speaking. These options… Read More

  • Watch Judah Friedlander explore the future of AI in Judah vs. The Machines

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY actor Judah Friedlander, maybe best known for playing Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock, took the stage to announce a new show that will air right here on TechCrunch. Titled Judah vs. The Machines, the show follows Judah Friedlander as he meets the “world’s smartest AI robots”. This trip takes him to places like Facebook HQ and the University of… Read More

  • Twitch taps into nostalgia with plans to stream “Mister Rogers”

    Twitch taps into nostalgia with plans to stream “Mister Rogers”

    Twitch is now going to stream PBS’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Yes, the classic kids’ show is being made available to the mostly adult users of the Amazon-owned video game streaming site. Why? Well, a couple of reasons. For starters, Twitch already has a deal with PBS Distribution which has allowed it to stream a number of classic TV programs, including… Read More

  • CBS launches an All Access-Showtime ‘skinny bundle’ for cord cutters

    CBS launches an All Access-Showtime ‘skinny bundle’ for cord cutters

    CBS has been promising a bundle of its two flagship streaming services, CBS All Access and Showtime, since last year. And on last week’s earnings call, CEO Leslie Moonves announced a combined package would soon be available. Today, that combined package has arrived. Starting now, consumers can sign up for CBS’s own take on the “skinny” bundle through either the… Read More

  • PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

    PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

    PBS KIDS is ready to take over your kids’ TV. The company this morning announced the launch of its own streaming stick, called the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, which delivers a combination of on-demand video, sing-alongs, and games, as well as access to the PBS KIDS’ live stream when connected to Wi-Fi. The content selection is updated regularly, at no additional cost. There’s… Read More

  • Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising-supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next big streaming competitor won’t be a direct rival to Netflix and others with a subscription-based business model, but rather a free service that offers a wide variety of titles for free viewing. Read More

  • Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

    Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

    On the heels of Twitter’s plans to significantly expand the amount of live streaming video content on its network, the company today is bringing its big-screen video app to a new platform with its launch on Roku devices. The arrival comes over half a year after the TV app was first introduced on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One, and will offer a similar experience that combines live… Read More

  • Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York. The service has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulu’s existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners. However, a key part is the revamped, redesigned Hulu experience. Read More

  • Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    The new app for Hulu’s just-announced live TV service has now hit the app stores. Instead of offering the ability to upgrade to the live TV offering within Hulu’s existing app, the company has instead rolled out a new app, called “Hulu with Live TV.” The app features Hulu’s revamped user interface which is arriving alongside the launch of the live TV service… Read More

  • Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu is announcing this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York a new affiliate agreement with lifestyle media company Scripps Networks Interactive, that will bring a host of its top channels to both Hulu’s existing on-demand service as well as its now-launched live TV service. The channels being added include HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network – helping to round… Read More

  • Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

    Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

    Just ahead of the launch of Hulu’s forthcoming live TV service, the company today announced a new deal with NBCUniversal that will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned television stations to the new service. The agreement greatly expands Hulu’s live TV lineup with the addition of top networks, including NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCSN, Sprout and others. Read More

  • YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

    YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

    YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that’s more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previously a mobile-only application, YouTube Kids will now be offered on a range of smart TVs, including those from LG, Samsung and Sony. Read More

  • Hulu’s live TV service to launch by mid-May, sources say

    Hulu’s live TV service to launch by mid-May, sources say

    Hulu has publicly said that its new live TV streaming service will launch sometime this spring, but the company is now telling staff internally that the launch date being targeted is the first week of May, sources tell TechCrunch. The launch will additionally coincide with the arrival of Hulu’s new user experience, shown off earlier this year at CES. However, we understand that… Read More

  • CBS’s streaming service CBS All Access gains movies

    CBS’s streaming service CBS All Access gains movies

    CBS has quietly expanded the scope of its streaming and on-demand TV service, its own competitor of sorts to Hulu, to now include movies. The lineup at launch is fairly small with just 18 films becoming available, on top of its existing library of 8,500 on-demand episodes of current shows, prior seasons and classic shows from the network’s archive, as well as its CBS All Access… Read More

  • Hulu’s Live TV service to cost $39.99 per month, sources say

    Hulu’s Live TV service to cost $39.99 per month, sources say

    The pricing for Hulu’s live TV service, a competitor with cable television – as well as a host of other streaming TV services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW, and YouTube TV – will likely be $39.99 per month, with ads and access to Hulu’s on-demand library, according to sources with knowledge of Hulu’s plans. That’s in line with Hulu CEO… Read More

  • Boomerang launches a $5 per month cartoon streaming service

    Boomerang launches a $5 per month cartoon streaming service

    Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. have joined the now-crowded market of subscription-based streaming services with the launch of Boomerang, a $5 per month service that streams both classic cartoons and current series. Boomerang’s catalog will offer shows from Warner Bros.’ Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles, which includes new… Read More

  • Roku TVs now know what you’re watching, will suggest related shows

    Roku TVs now know what you’re watching, will suggest related shows

    Roku today is rolling out a software update that’s primarily filled with new features aimed at Roku TV owners – the portion of its business where its media software is integrated into television sets, instead of standalone streaming players. One of the standout features from the new release is a feature Roku calls “More Ways to Watch,” offering viewing suggestions that… Read More

  • Netflix reaches 75% of US streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up

    Netflix reaches 75% of US streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up

    According to new data from comScore, more than half of Wi-Fi households in the U.S. are now using at least one over-the-top streaming service, with Netflix being the primary choice. While still the leader in the streaming space, its service is facing increased competition from others, including YouTube, Amazon and Hulu. Read More

  • Netflix adds a screensaver to its TV apps to promote its original content

    Netflix adds a screensaver to its TV apps to promote its original content

    Netflix quietly launched a new discovery feature this week aimed at promoting its original programming to users who are watching via an app on their television. Now, when you leave the Netflix application idle, a screensaver will eventually appear displaying a rotating selection of Netflix’s Originals. Read More

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