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GameStop's Black Friday deals include up to 55% off of Switch, PS4, and Xbox One games as well as an exclusive collectible Nintendo Switch bundle

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. GameStop; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider GameStop's Black Friday sale is now on, offering major discounts on games, game consoles, accessories, collectibles, and more. The most notable deals include up to 55% off of some Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One games, a Nintendo Switch collectible bundle, and PC gaming accessories.For more deals coverage, check out our Black Friday 2020 shopping guide he...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Video Games, Xbox One, Trends, Tech, Tech Deals, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Ps4, Gamestop, Miles Morales


New data shows how Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' has grown into a word-of-mouth hit since its release

Anya Taylor-Joy in Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' Netflix Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit" rose continuously in audience demand in its first month of release, according to data from Parrot Analytics. At its peak demand on November 20, "The Queen's Gambit" was over 20 times more in demand than the average series in the US. Chess-set sales also soared 125% in the US in the weeks after the series debuted, according to The New York Times. Netflix said on Monday that "The Queen's ...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Streaming, Nielsen, The Queen's Gambit, Netflix Netflix, Anya Taylor Joy, New York Times Netflix, Parrot Analytics, Queen s Gambit, Travis Clark


The best games to play with Alexa in 2020

From storytelling games to trivia to games for kids, these are some of the best games to make Alexa more fun.
Tags: Games, Trends, Smart Home, Best Of, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Alexa Skill, Tier 4


The best Black Friday gaming deals of 2020 include 50% off Nintendo Switch and PlayStation exclusives, and discounts on new games like "Assassin's Creed Valhalla"

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. We collected the best Black Friday gaming deals of 2020 we've found online so far. Julian Stratenschulte / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Black Friday tech deals are underway at several major retailers, bringing gaming discounts for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers.Though the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S all launched earlier this month, stock for the new co...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, US, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Tech Deals, Best Buy, Netflix, Playstation, Sony


How to get a one-year Hulu subscription for only $24 on Black Friday

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Now through November 30, new subscribers can sign up for a Basic Hulu subscription for just $1.99 a month as a Black Friday deal.Hulu is one of the best and most affordable streaming services for TV shows, movies, and live TV. After the promotion ends, the ad-supported Basic subscription costs $5.99 a month. Learn more about Hulu Basic in our breakdown of the service....
Tags: Reviews, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Hbo, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech Deals, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Music, Grey, Kohl, Amazon Black, Best Buy Black, Walmart Black


Black Friday deal on Hulu: Sign up for a one-year subscription for only $24

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Now through November 30, new subscribers can sign up for a Basic Hulu subscription for just $1.99 a month as a Black Friday deal.Hulu is one of the best and most affordable streaming services for TV shows, movies, and live TV. After the promotion ends, the ad-supported Basic subscription costs $5.99 a month. Learn more about Hulu Basic in our breakdown of the service....
Tags: Reviews, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Hbo, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech Deals, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Music, Grey, Kohl, Amazon Black, Best Buy Black, Walmart Black


Disney plans to lay off roughly 32,000 workers in the first half of 2021

Guests wear required face masks due to the Covid-19 pandemic on Main Street, U.S.A. in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP The Walt Disney Company said Wednesday it plans to terminate the employment of some 32,000 people in the first half of 2021, Variety reported. "Due to the current climate, including COVID-19 impacts, and changing environment in which we are operatin...
Tags: Florida, Entertainment, California, Disney, Trends, Economy, Retail, SEC, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Charles Davis, Securities And Exchange Commission, Disney World, Variety, Disney Parks


The Best Black Friday streaming deals for Hulu, Sling TV, Peacock, Amazon Music, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Hulu/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Black Friday 2020 is nearly here, and there are already a ton of tech deals live right now. In addition to all the great products on sale, select streaming services are also being discounted. Limited-time promotions are available on several subscriptions, including on-demand video services, live TV platforms, and music streaming services. If you're a cord-cutter ...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Black Friday, Spotify, Entertainment, Youtube, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Tidal, Hulu, Sling TV, Amazon Music, Peacock, Steven Cohen, Tech Insider


The top 9 streaming TV shows this week, from Netflix's 'The Crown' to HBO Max's 'Titans'

"The Crown" Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. "The Mandalorian" is still the top series but "The Crown" is catching up.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" is still the most in-demand streaming original series in the US, but Netflix's "The Crown" is gaining ground.Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a ...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, United States, Streaming, Cbs, Rotten Tomatoes, Elizabeth Ii, Cbs All Access, Max


Sony reassures anxious PlayStation fans: 'More PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year'

Best Buy Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year's big holiday item. As such, it's sold out everywhere — every retailer, from Amazon to GameStop, can't keep enough in stock to satisfy demand. A robust resale market has sprung up, with the $500 model selling for upwards of $1,000. Sony reassured anxious fans with a message on Wednesday morning: "More PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year," the company said. "Please stay in...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Walmart, Best Buy, Playstation, Sony, Gamestop, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Resale, PlayStation 5, PS5


Filmmakers behind 'Greyhound,' 'Greenland,' and more say streaming and digital rentals rescued their mid-budget movies amid the pandemic — and it could lead to lasting change in Hollywood

Tom Hanks in "Greyhound," which skipped theaters this year for Apple TV Plus. Sony Movie studios have sought alternative release strategies for movies amid the pandemic, such as premium-video-on-demand and streaming services. These alternatives methods benefit low-to-mid-budget movies more than big-budget tentpoles, which generate significant revenue from the worldwide box office. Business Insider spoke with three filmmakers whose mid-budget movies have skipped theaters this year for PVOD ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Saudi Arabia, Amc, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Tom Hanks, Streaming, Greenland


Take a look inside the 7-bedroom New York City home that Gwyneth Paltrow lived in as a teenager, which has just gone on the market for $15.5 million

Brown Harris Stevens A home that American actress Gwyneth Paltrow once lived in is as a teenager has gone up for sale with an asking price of $15.5 million. The property is located in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The townhouse is split over five floors, plus a basement, and spans 7,205 square feet. It has seven bedrooms, and nine bathrooms. Paltrow's parents, TV producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, owned the property between 1984 and 1992, Fox News reported. Visit Business In...
Tags: New York, Entertainment, California, New York City, Trends, Features, House, Manhattan, Fox News, Upper East Side, Fifth Avenue, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paltrow, Manhattan Real Estate, Blythe Danner, Brown Harris Stevens


How to get a PlayStation 5: Resellers give their 6 best tips to help you buy the hard-to-find console

Both versions of the PlayStation 5 are sold out everywhere, and stock resupplies are sporadic. Best Buy The PlayStation 5 is officially available worldwide, but it's been nearly impossible to buy one since launch. Sony has struggled to keep up with demand, and retailers have struggled to keep their online stores operational as buyers flood each resupply. That insatiable demand has created a robust resale market for Sony's latest game console, with the $500 model regularly selling for just...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Amazon, Android, Ipad, Gaming, Europe, UK, Video Games, Entertainment, Ebay, Trends, Walmart, Smartphone, Best Buy


How to get Xbox Live on your Xbox console in 2 different ways

You'll need Xbox Live to get your Xbox Series X or Xbox One fully online. Red Robots Mediagrab/Reuters You can get Xbox Live by signing up for a Microsoft account through the Xbox website or your Xbox One console. Xbox Live's free subscription tier lets you download games and apps, stream videos and movies, and make a "Gamertag" — your online username. Xbox Live is free to join, but you'll need to upgrade to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass in order to play multiplayer games online. Vi...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Xbox One, Trends, Netflix, Xbox, Start, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Gold, Tech Insider, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


How to watch Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' concert film on Disney Plus when it premieres on November 25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. taylorswift.com On the morning of November 24, Taylor Swift surprised fans by announcing the release of a new concert documentary titled "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions."The film will arrive exclusively on Disney Plus at 12 a.m. PT on November 25. The movie honors Swift's album "Folklore," which was created in isolation due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, through a socially distant conc...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Taylor Swift, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Paris, Documentaries, Streaming, Miley Cyrus, Hulu, Swift, Disney Channel, Concerts, Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner


Chess.com is seeing 100,000 sign-ups a day following the success of Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit' — and the site is now pitting users against Beth Harmon bots

Anya Taylor-Joy in Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' Netflix Since the release of "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix, chess websites such as Chess.com have smashed daily membership records. In mid-November, more than 100,000 new members registered for Chess.com each day. This is roughly five times higher than average. The website has even launched Beth Harmon bots, so that users can play a game against the series' protagonist. The popularity of chess may be here to stay as people...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Ebay, US, Trends, Netflix, Chess, Fide, Barton, Netflix Originals, Netflix Original, The Queen's Gambit, Anya Taylor Joy, Tech Insider, International Chess Federation FIDE, Beth Harmon


There’s no reason to buy a gaming PC anymore thanks to new consoles

The Xbox Series X and PS5 have nearly closed the gap compared to PC, and there's very little reason to buy one anymore if you're just looking to game.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Features, Xbox, Desktop, Pc Gaming, PS5, Xbox Series X, Consol gaming


GameStop Black Friday deals you can get before Thanksgiving include $30 off Switch and PS4 exclusives, 25% off Funko Pop toys, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. GameStop; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider GameStop's Black Friday countdown sale is going on now, GameStop's official Black Friday sale will begin online at 9 p.m. ET on November 25; stores will open at 7 a.m. on November 27.The Black Friday countdown sale includes great prices on games like "Watch Dogs Legion" and discounts on Funko Pop! collectibles.For more deals coverage, check out our Black Fri...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Video Games, Xbox One, Trends, Tech, Tech Deals, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Luigi, Ps4, Gamestop, Yoshi


Netflix says 'The Queen's Gambit' is its biggest limited series yet — and it has a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes

"The Queen's Gambit" Netflix Netflix announced on Monday that "The Queen's Gambit" was its biggest limited series yet. The series was watched by 62 million households in its first 28 days, Netflix said. It debuted on Nielsen's latest list of top streaming titles at No. 10 with 551 million minutes watched over its premiere weekend. It's a hit with critics, too, and has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic score. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix announced on Monday th...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Nielsen, The Queen's Gambit, Netflix Netflix, Anya Taylor Joy, Queen s Gambit, Travis Clark, Allison Shoemaker


Best Black Friday gaming deals 2020: Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox

We've got the best Black Friday gaming deals, including offers for consoles, accessories, and games, across various retailers, to help you expand your arsenal.
Tags: Deals, Gaming, Trends, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Black Friday 2020


The best Xbox One exclusives

Beyond the standard fare of Halo and Gears of War, the Xbox One has a lot of exclusives. Here are the best.
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Halo, Trends, Xbox, Best Games, Best Of, Buying Guides, Tier 4


Greta Thunberg spoke zero words to anyone outside her family for 3 years before becoming the face of the youth climate movement, a new film reveals

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 'Friday Strike For Climate' on March 6, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg, a teenage activist from Sweden, is the face of the youth climate movement. A new documentary reveals that Thunberg didn't speak to anyone outside her family for three years before her rise to the world stage. Since 2018, Thunberg has addressed the United Nations, US Congress, and UK Parliament, and met with countless po...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Movies, News, Sweden, Entertainment, Climate Change, Documentary, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, House Of Representatives, United Nations, European Commission


The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'The Crown' to 'American Horror Story'

"The Crown" Netflix "The Crown" returned this week, but couldn't topple "The Queen's Gambit." Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a match between the Queen and "The Queen's Gambit," the latter came out on top."The Crown" ret...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Boston, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, Streaming, Npr, Rotten Tomatoes, Elizabeth Ii, Dave Chappelle, Lily


New York governor Andrew Cuomo will receive an Emmy for showing 'leadership' during his daily COVID-19 press briefings

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in September. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Andrew Cuomo is set to receive an Emmy award for his daily televised press briefings during the pandemic, the Academy announced on Friday. The Academy said Cuomo will be acknowledged for "his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world." Cuomo said he found the Emmy recognition "flattering" and that ...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Entertainment, Colorado, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Cuomo, Emmys, Academy, Cuomo, Al Gore, International Academy


New Sling TV subscribers can now receive 2 months for the price of one — here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Sling TV is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services on the market with two straightforward plans and one combo package.For a limited time, the service is offering a "buy one month, get one month free" Black Friday deal for new members.Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $30 a month, and you can combine the two for $45 a month.If you prepay for one mont...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Offers, Sling TV, Streaming Service, Affordable, Steven Cohen, Apple TV Amazon, Tech Insider, Sling Blue, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, IP Graphics


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Jingle Jangle' to 'The Grinch'

"Jingle Jangle" Gareth Gatrell/NETFLIX Christmas movies like "Jingle Jangle" were popular on Netflix this week.  Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix users aren't waiting until next month to get into the Chris...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Tim Burton, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Streaming, Associated Press, Cia, Batman, Cumberbatch, Grinch, Rolling Stone


The creators of CBS' 'Evil' on the show's 'Netflix bump' and how the pandemic changed their plans for season 2

Mike Colter as David Acosta. CBS When the first season of CBS' "Evil" arrived on Netflix last month a year after it first aired, it made it onto the streaming giant's daily top 10 lists of popular titles. The show's creators, Robert and Michelle King, said the show's "genre hook," or its spin on the traditional procedural TV series, may have attracted Netflix users. The duo is filming season two now after being delayed by the pandemic and told Business Insider their original plan for the f...
Tags: New York, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Amc, Trends, Netflix, Kings, Cbs, Business Insider, Robert, Michelle, Michelle King, CBS TV Studios, Mike Colter, Michael Emerson


How to watch UFC 255: Figueiredo and Perez face off in a flyweight championship match

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Deiveson Figueiredo celebrates after defeating Joseph Benavidez in their UFC flyweight championship bout in July. UFC 255 will stream live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on November 21.Deiveson Figueiredo will defend the UFC flyweight championship against Alex Perez in the main event.Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko will become the first sisters to fight in the same UFC event, with Valentina defen...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Entertainment, Sports, Trends, Streaming, Ufc, Espn, Las Vegas, MMA, Perez, Alex Perez, Mike Perry, Antonina, Valentina, Katlyn Chookagian


EXCLUSIVE: TikTok star Larray, who has 19 million followers, has signed with the talent agency A3 Artists Agency

A3 Artists Agency A3 Artists Agency has signed influencer Larri Merritt, who is known as Larray online with 19 million TikTok followers. The agency represents YouTubers Dr. Mike, Mr. Kate, and Anthony Padilla. Larray also has a large following on YouTube, with 7 million subscribers, and his satirical "diss track" "Canceled" amassed 44 million views. He plans to make an EP, post more on YouTube, and go on tour when it's safe to do so. Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Kate, West Hollywood, Mike, Los Angeles New York, YouTube Instagram, Influencer, Anthony Padilla, Tiktok, Amanda Perelli


The top streaming TV shows on Disney Plus, HBO Max, Netflix, and others this week

"The Crown" season four. Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Netflix's "The Crown" is back in the ranking after its fourth season premiered. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's "The Crown" debuted its fourth season on Sunday and has quickly surged in popularity. But no series comes close to Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian," which is way ahead of the p...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Toronto, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Cbs, Bruce Wayne, Rotten Tomatoes, Elizabeth Ii, Cbs All Access, Amazon Prime Video



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