Demonstrating how important original content can be for streaming services, Nielsen is estimating a third of all Netflix subscribers in the US watched the second season of Stranger Things. It's considered one of Netflix's best offerings, alongside shows like House of Cards.
Apple clearly isn't trying to compete with HBO or Netflix with its original series. The company is reportedly preventing all of its series from featuring significant violence, strong language, or nudity. Bloomberg says the content is essentially meant to be family-friendly.
Verizon has likely been working on a TV streaming service for upwards of a year and it's still not ready to launch the product. A report in March said it'd arrive this summer and other reports have confirmed it's in development. It now won't arrive until spring 2018.
A TV streaming service previously known as Xfinity Stream is expanding to cover all of Comcast's US markets and it'll now be referred to as Xfinity Instant TV. The rollout around the country is expected to finish within a couple weeks. It's only available for broadband customers.
Apple TV 4K has just started shipping, but customers will be surprised that there are some strings attached with the new model. What Tim Cook failed to reveal is taht the new model is only able to display 4K video via streaming and it does not support 4K YouTube videos.
While new iPhones and Watch Series 3 were the main stars of yesterday's Apple press conference, the Cupertino company has also announced its new Apple TV 4K. The new model brings support for both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) that will bring sharp, crisp and more
Season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones was illegally viewed (via piracy) more than a billion times, according to an analysis by Muso. The show regularly attracts a lot of illegal viewing since it's only available through HBO, something people often aren't willing to pay for.
Owners of Samsung's latest Smart TV were left with non-functional TV after the latest firmware update. According to The Guardian, a number of customers in the UK have had their TV bricked by a firmware update, making it useless. The only way to fix the TVs is to send back to
A beta of Hulu's live television streaming service is now available through browsers on Mac and PC. The content is being offered via the company's website. When the new service arrived in May, users had to access it through other devices, like an Apple TV or iOS device.
AT&T's cable-free streaming service, DirecTV Now, is gaining some popular and local channels. A new deal with CBS will give the service Pop, CBS Sports Network, and Showtime. There will also be local CBS and The CW stations in around 25 markets throughout the US.
Samsung has unveiled a new QLED television with a 88-inch display. It's guaranteed to avoid burnt-in pixels for at least 10 years, it offers HDR, and it has a 4K Ultra HD resolution. The ultra wide screen television model, known as the Q9, is 200 cm wide and 170 cm tall.
The Halo television series announced by Microsoft in 2013 is still being developed, the company has confirmed. Microsoft didn't abandon the project and it's still being led by Steven Spielberg. It's continuing to work with Showtime on the series, just as it was four years ago.
Xiaomi has just announced a new member of its Mi Smart TV lineup. Called Xiaomi Mi TV 4A, the new model has a 32-inch panel and is the company's smallest and cheapest TV yet. It weighs only 3.9 kg and is priced at 1,099 Yuan. The TV is expected to go on sale starting on July 23.
Twitch and CrunchyRoll will partner up to host an anime streaming marathon from July 27 to August 1, with the content beginning at 3:30 p.m. PT. A number of anime programs will be streamed during the event and you can find the content on the Twitch Presents channel.
AT&T will include offline viewing capabilities in its DirecTV Now cable-free streaming service next year. The upcoming feature was announced on Thursday, with AT&T saying it'll give users the ability to "download and go." It didn't detail exactly how the functionality would work.
A line of Alexa-equipped Fire TV models is now available from Westinghouse. The television models are coming out of a partnership with Amazon and, as you'd expect from Westinghouse, the units are fairly low-cost. The new Fire TV Edition models start at $450.
PBS will remain widely available in rural parts of the United States thanks to help from T-Mobile. Large amounts of spectrum have been sold to the wireless industry, forcing local channels to upgrade, something the federal government is not assisting with.
If you didn't know, Foxconn has recently acquired Sharp and now wants to compete with LG. According to new reports, Sharp is getting ready to start manufacturing OLED TV panels and compete with LG's OLED technology. The firm will reportedly spend about ¥57.4 billion or $515
Google launched its new streaming service called YouTube TV back in April, but at first, it was limited to 4 major markets. To further improve the service, the company has now announced its biggest expansion of YouTube TV, which is now coming to 10 new markets.
Netflix has debuted a special interactive form of content targeted at children. The streaming service's new "choose your own adventure" stories let kids navigate a story in unique ways. While the format is initially meant for kids, it could potentially expand at some point.