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  • 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

  • Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices

    Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices

    Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices – following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon. The network says its entire library will be supported, including the full seasons of its top shows like Homeland, Billions, Ray Donovan, Shameless, The Affair, Weeds, Dexter and others. The new feature will be supported both on its… Read More

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