Tag: streaming

Disney+ launches with massive video library, laggy apps, and surprises

Disney’s streaming video service Disney+ was destined to be one of the year’s biggest releases the moment it was announced for a November 12, 2019 release. Now the service is live in the United States, and though it’s facing the sort of early speedbumps encountered by a restaurant packed with people on opening night, it’s […]

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Apple TV+ isn’t as bad as critics say — or worth a monthly fee

Ahead of the public release of the new Apple TV+ subscription video service, Apple seeded television show reviewers with early access to the lineup, including the ability to watch the first several episodes of adult and kids TV shows, plus the service’s first movie. For that effort, the company was rewarded with generally blistering critical […]

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Apple TV+ goes live with $50 annual plan, 7-day free trial

Right on schedule, Apple today officially launched its long-anticipated subscription video service Apple TV+ — a handful of “Apple Original” shows bundled together for $4.99 per month, streaming to users in over 100 countries. But the company saved a small surprise for the last minute: the option of a $49.99 annual plan that further discounts […]

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All 23 Seasons Of ‘South Park’ Will Begin Streaming Exclusively On HBO Max Next Summer

South Park‘s recent fight with China proved, yet again, that the Comedy Central series is just as relevant today as it was two decades ago. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s self-evident brilliance notwithstanding, however, Tuesday’s news that WarnerMedia’s forthcoming HBO Max platform has attained the exclusive streaming rights to the Viacom property’s catalog is just […]

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‘Adventure Time’ Will Return To ‘Distant Lands’ In Four New Specials On HBO Max

Just over a year ago, the series finale for Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time aired to much critical acclaim. As happy as longtime fans of Pendleton Ward’s fantastical show were, however, they were also sad to see it go. Well, on Wednesday, WarnerMedia announced that the show would be returning to its upcoming HBO Max streaming […]

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Verizon Customers Will Have The Chance To Get Disney+ For Free, But Only For A Limited Time

With less than a month to go before its November 12th launch, Disney+ boasts an impressively large catalog, as well as countless ways to subscribe. From an impressive bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN+ to a surprisingly free offer for early subscribers, the choices are surprisingly numerous. Now, thanks to a new deal the company […]

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‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Totoro,’ And The Rest Of Studio Ghibli’s Movies Are Finally Coming To Streaming

Earlier this week, GKids, which owned the North American distribution rights to Studio Ghibli’s films including animated classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, declared that the films of Hayao Miyazaki will probably never appear on a streaming service. (Miyazaki describes himself as a “man of the 20th century” who doesn’t “want to deal […]

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The ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Renewal Hints There’s Even More To Come From The Duffer Brothers

Monday’s announcement that Netflix had renewed Stranger Things for a fourth season wasn’t all that surprising. Sure, the short video teaser accompanying the news indicated that the show would be departing from the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana with the tagline “WE’RE NOT IN HAWKINS ANYMORE,” but aside from that, some moody music, and a […]

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Steve Carell’s Netflix Series ‘Space Force’ Gets A Who’s Who Of Comedic Talent For Its Cast

In January, Netflix announced that The Office co-creator Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell were working together on a new “workplace comedy” for Netflix titled Space Force. And, yes, as the teaser trailer rolled out to promote the show’s announcement confirmed, it was all inspired by President Donald Trump’s long-forgotten proposal to launch a new […]

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Issa Rae Takes the Plunge Into Tech With Investment in Streaming-Media Data Startup, Streamlytics

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images) Data is big business. Ask Facebook, which has transformed being in your business into a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Advertisement Looking to cash out on this trend is multi-hyphenate Issa Rae, who Variety reports has become a minority owner in L.A.-based startup Streamlytics, a streaming data, and analytics company founded by […]

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The Trailer For Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Raising Dion’ Asks, What Will Parents Do For Their Super-Powered Kids?

In case you hadn’t already noticed, stories about superheroes and the feats of valor (and violence) they are capable of achieving are everywhere. The pages of everyone’s favorite comic books are spilling out onto theater screens, television sets, and smartphones everyone, and it’s not going to be stopping anytime soon. In the next few months […]

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Was Just As Surprised By The ‘Saved By The Bell’ Reboot News As Everyone Else

On Tuesday, NBCUniversal announced plans for its long-promised Netflix competitor, the new streaming service “Peacock,” and included among its promised original programming was a Saved By the Bell sequel series starring original cast members Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley. The pair will be reprising the roles of A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, but more amazing […]

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‘The Boondocks’ Revival Finds A Home At The New HBO Max Streaming Service

Over the summer, Sony Pictures Animation announced that The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder was working on a “modern-era” revival of the classic Adult Swim series. Three months later, WarnerMedia has greenlit a two-season order of the revitalized animated program for its upcoming Netflix competitor, HBO Max. This means, of course, that Granddad, Huey, and Riley […]

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Disney+ Is Not Going To Carry Anything With An R Rating

Disney At the Walt Disney Company’s massive public relations expo D23, the entertainment conglomerate previewed The Mandalorian, a host of Marvel Studios programming both known and unknown, and many other tidbits regarding its upcoming Netflix competitor, Disney+. Despite everything that executives like Kevin Feige and Kathleen Kennedy had to say, though, it wasn’t until entertainment […]

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Dave Chappelle’s Surprise Netflix Special Has A Secret Ending

Netflix A week and a half ago, Netflix and comedian Dave Chappelle surprised everyone by announcing that the latter’s fifth — yes, fifth — stand-up special would be debuting at the end of the month. Well, today is that day and, unsurprisingly, Sticks & Stones is generating all kinds of controversy online. From his past […]

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