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  • Hulu Comes To Windows 10

    Hulu Comes To Windows 10

    Hulu’s streaming service was already available on nearly all major platforms, including desktop, mobile, tablet, gaming consoles and other TV-connected devices. However, it was lacking support for one major computing platform: Windows 10. That changes today, as Microsoft and Hulu announce a new version of Hulu application, which includes Windows 10 specific features like Live Tiles… Read More

  • Cinemax Is Now Available To Cord Cutters, But Only On Sling TV

    Cinemax Is Now Available To Cord Cutters, But Only On Sling TV

    HBO’s move to offer a version of its service aimed cord cutters has inspired other premium cable TV networks to do the same, including, most recently Showtime which debuted its standalone streaming service last summer, and later brought it to Hulu. Today, Cinemax is testing the waters, too, and is now making its content available for the first time to those who don’t subscribe to… Read More

  • Celebrating Its Golden Globes Wins, Amazon Will Drop Prime Membership To $73 This Weekend

    Celebrating Its Golden Globes Wins, Amazon Will Drop Prime Membership To $73 This Weekend

    In what’s becoming something of a tradition for the online retailer, Amazon has again dropped the cost of its Amazon Prime membership to celebrate the success of its Amazon Studios division at an industry awards show. Specifically, the company is touting its two new Golden Globe wins for “Mozart in the Jungle” by temporarily discounting Amazon Prime to $73 starting on… Read More

  • HBO Takes On Netflix With A New Kids Section Featuring “Sesame Street” And More

    HBO Takes On Netflix With A New Kids Section Featuring “Sesame Street” And More

    HBO’s quest to more directly compete with streaming service rivals like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu is kicking off this week, with the company’s launch of a new “Kids” section in its mobile application and the rollout of new children’s programming on its TV network. At launch, the Kids section will feature popular kids shows like “Sesame Street,”… Read More

  • NBCU’s Comedy Subscription Service For Cord Cutters, Seeso, Goes Live

    NBCU’s Comedy Subscription Service For Cord Cutters, Seeso, Goes Live

    Seeso, NBCUniversal’s oddly named subscription service aimed at cord cutters, is now live. The ad-free streaming service is solely focused on comedies, pulling together well-known titles and fan favorites, including Monty Python classics, “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” (US and UK versions), “The IT Crowd,” “The Kids In The Hall,”… Read More

  • Sling TV, Dish’s Internet TV Service For Cord Cutters, Unveils A More Personalized Interface

    Sling TV, Dish’s Internet TV Service For Cord Cutters, Unveils A More Personalized Interface

    Sling TV, Dish Network’s streaming TV service aimed at cord cutters, has been helping to stem subscriber loss for the pay TV provider, but its user interface has needed some work. Today, the company attempted to address this problem with the unveiling of a new interface focused on a more personalized experience for its users and improved navigation. Core to this… Read More

  • Tablo Brings Live Network Television, DVR Functionality To Apple TV

    Tablo Brings Live Network Television, DVR Functionality To Apple TV

    Apple’s own streaming TV service may have been delayed due to stalled negotiations, but a new app launching for Apple’s newest media player will allow you to watch both live and recorded network television programs directly on your TV’s big screen. That is, the makers of a DVR for cord cutters, the Tablo DVR, is soon releasing an app for Apple TV. The Tablo DVR itself is… Read More

  • Roku Expands Its Smart TV Platform, Will Launch Its First 4K TV This Spring

    Roku Expands Its Smart TV Platform, Will Launch Its First 4K TV This Spring

    If cord-cutting and streaming services are the future of TV watching, then it makes sense that one of the top makers of streaming media players, Roku, is expanding its television footprint. The company announced this morning that it will continue to roll out more models of televisions with Roku’s smart TV platform built-in, with plans to introduce at least 60 new TV models in 2016. Read More

  • YouTube Kids Faces Further FTC Complaints Related To Junk Food Ads Targeting Young Children

    YouTube Kids Faces Further FTC Complaints Related To Junk Food Ads Targeting Young Children

    Consumer watchdog groups announced today they’ve filed additional complaints with the FTC over the advertising content in the YouTube Kids application. The complains this time focus on how the app allows food and drink advertisers to violate the self-regulatory pledges they made as members of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI). That program’s aim… Read More

  • DisneyLife, Disney’s New Streaming Service For Movies, TV, Music And More, Goes Live

    DisneyLife, Disney’s New Streaming Service For Movies, TV, Music And More, Goes Live

    Disney has now entered the subscription-based streaming services market with the launch of DisneyLife, a Netflix-like service that lets families of up to 6 people stream Disney movies, TV shows and even music, audiobooks and e-books online, to their mobile devices, or to TVs via Apple’s AirPlay or Google Chromecast. But before you get your hopes up, Disney fans, be aware that the service… Read More

  • Amazon Studios Launches Amazon Storywriter, Free Cloud Software For Screenwriters

    Amazon Studios Launches Amazon Storywriter, Free Cloud Software For Screenwriters

    In an effort to expand its original video content, including movies and TV series, Amazon announced this morning the launch of a free, cloud-based screenwriting software program called Amazon Storywriter. In addition, the company says it’s expanding to include drama submissions, and will no longer take a free option on scripts submitted to the Amazon Studios website, allowing WGA members… Read More