Hulu is going to add the ability to download movies and TV series in the coming months. Mike Hopkins, Hulu's CEO, confirmed to AdWeek that subscribers will be able to download content for offline viewing. It's a feature the company is focused on and is developing.
LeEco's expansion into the US consumer market continues to grow. The Chinese company brought a couple products to Target retail stores earlier this month and now it has placed products on Amazon. US customers can purchase phones like the Le Pro 3 and a range of 4K TV models.
Apple plans to add original TV shows to Apple Music, executive Jimmy Iovine has confirmed. The company wants to include TV content on Music since it'll turn the service into "an entire pop cultural experience." Music is trying to better compete with services like Spotify.
Anime Strike is the first branded "Amazon Channel" from Amazon itself. The new streaming option costs $5 per month and includes a large on-demand library filled with series/films in the action, romance, and adult categories, among others. Both new and old content is available.
Apple isn't happy with just making devices for content consumption, reports The Wall Street Journal, it also wants to enter the world of content creation. The company is said to be planning an investment in original TV shows and the series could premiere as early as this year.
Xiaomi's first presence at CES 2017 went very well, we would say. Aside from the expected new color option for Mi Mix, the company surprised us with a few other announcements. Among them is the new modular Mi TV 4 SmartTV as well as the Mi Router HD.
The first announcement from Samsung at CES 2017 was the new flagship televisions, the QLED series. The series consists out of three models, the Q7, Q8 and Q9, which will challenge other OLED TVs. The biggest advantage of the new QLED series is the improved brightness
Hulu's upcoming TV streaming service will include CBS and its accompanying CBS Sports and Pop content. Content will be streamed live and much of the network's on-demand library will be available to Hulu users. Hulu already secured deals with Disney, Fox, and Turner.
LG has introduced multiple OLED televisions at CES, one of which it claims is the "lightest, thinnest, most beautiful TV on the planet." The Signature W7 Super UHD TV comes in at just 2.57 mm thick, allowing it to appear flush on your wall. It's running LG's webOS 3.5.
Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element Electronics are all coming out with 4K TVs that have Amazon Fire TV built-in. Using a microphone-equipped remote, you can control the TVs using Alexa voice commands. From the companies there will be 43, 50, 55, and 65-inch models.
To improve the color quality of its 4K TVs, LG is using "nano cell" technology. The Nano Cell LCD models ensure that accurate and consistent color performance is provided no matter the viewing angle. LG has also partnered with Technicolor to improve the models.
You'll no longer be able to get 100+ channels through DirecTV Now for $35 per month come January 9. When that offer ends, the closest available tier will cost $60. If you spend the same amount, you will receive 60 channels instead. The service launched last month.
HBO's hit series Game of Thrones topped the list of most pirated TV shows yet again in 2016. TorrentFreak says it beat The Walking Dead and Westworld, which came in second and third, respectively. Game of Thrones has been ahead of all other series for five seasons.
Samsung will include two new "Smart TV" services with its 2017 units that are aimed at helping people find the content they're interested in. One of the services, known as Sports, will track your favorite teams and notify you when new relevant content is available.
BitTorrent's P2P alternative to traditional streaming services is now available on iOS. The service, known as BitTorrent Live, utilizes distributed internet bandwidth instead of a centralized source to deliver content. It currently features 15 channels, including NASA TV.
Sling TV is coming out with its own TV tuner, the company has quietly confirmed. It's called the AirTV Player and it'll combine Sling, local TV channels, and Netflix. The included digital receiver gives you access to a limited set of local TV content.
American fans of British television will soon have a streaming service just for UK content. BBC Worldwide and ITV are partnering to roll out BritBox, a service that brings British television content to the US. Current shows will be available 24 hours after their premiere.
Apple today released two new mobile software updates - iOS 10.2 for iPhones and iPads, and watchOS 3.1.1 for the Apple Watch. The latest iOS update only runs on the iPhone 5 and newer devices, the fourth-generation iPad and newer devices, the iPad Mini 2 and newer devices, both
HBO Now content can now be viewed in a virtual reality (VR) environment using Google's Daydream system. For now, that means the app works on the Daydream View headset, which is only compatible with a few handsets. Viewers will be placed in a home theater-like setting.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, went on the Jimmy Fallon show to show off Super Mario Run and to give the first live gameplay demo for the Nintendo Switch. Once Fils-Aime was done showing the new Mario game, he opened a golden cube containing the Switch.