Category: Entertainment

Apple’s ‘HomePod’ Smart Speaker Will Release On February 9th

Apple made their HomePod announcement back in June at their WWDC keynote and the initial plan to release it for the holiday season failed as setbacks delayed production. However, it seems Apple has now worked out all the kinks and is ready to release the speaker to the masses on February 9th according to a detailed press release issued earlier today. Pricing comes in at $349 per unit with an option of either a white or space gray finish. While the price comes at a premium as opposed to Amazon's $149 Echo Plus, it's focus is more on the...

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The ‘Golden Globes’ Will Be Streamed Online For The First Time

While the much of the consumer market is cutting the cord from traditional cable or satellite subscriptions and moving to existing streaming services, major television events like sporting events award shows are beginning to offer live viewing online. This year, the Golden Globe Awards will be offering online streaming of the entire ceremony live on the NBC website, their mobile app and through streaming services like DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. For those looking for extra behind the scenes interviews and red-carpet coverage, they will be airing content on Facebook Live. It...

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Netflix’s New Original ‘Bright’ Film Already Approved For Sequel

When Netflix launched a highly funded original movie Bright starring Will Smith, the film was hit with many negative reviews from critics. On the other hand, it got a lot of attention from Netflix customers having been streamed over 11 million times in the US alone in just the first 72 hours and much of the feedback is overly positive: Yo #Netflix #BrightMovie is fantastic. As an avid sci-fi fan, I think it was absolutely excellent. — Steve Tha Human (@Steve_Tha_Human) December 26, 2017 Spoiler! Critics were wrong about #BrightMovie not being any good. Because it was REALLY good. Thoroughly enjoyed...

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‘MoviePass’ Reaches 1 Million Paid Subscribers

Back in August, we covered the launch of MoviePass's new ‘unlimited' plan which offers customers access to watch a movie in a traditional theater once, every day. The reason this is so appealing is that this plan is priced at only $9.99/month and that is around the same price that you'd have to pay for a single movie ticket without any subscription. Additionally, the service launched an annual pass which brought the price down to just $6.95/month as long as you paid for the year in advance. Yesterday, the service announced that they have officially passed the coveted 1...

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Amazon Sells Out of ‘Apple TV 4K’ Models In Just A Few Hours

Not too long ago, we discussed the end of the feud between Amazon and their streaming device rivals Google and Apple. Nearly two years ago, the e-commerce giant removed the sale of Google's Chromecast and Apple TV devices to help ease the competition and promote their Fire TV devices. Beyond this, Amazon also blamed the two companies for not offering a native Amazon Prime Video solution for their streaming devices. Since they were removed from sale on Amazon, both companies have added native support yet the recent blocking of YouTube on the Echo Show & Fire TV was enough...

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Amazon Has Reverted Back To Selling Apple TV & Chromecast Devices

A few years ago, Amazon pulled competing media devices like Google's Chromecast and the Apple TV primarily because they did not natively support streaming on Amazon's ‘Prime Video' streaming platform. This upset Google and Apple, but Amazon stayed its course with the decision until this week when the e-commerce giant has reportedly confirmed the return of selling these two devices. This decision is a large one and surprisingly late as they could have seized some more sales for the holiday shopping season. The timing coincides with Google's action last week which blocked access to YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show...

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