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'SNL' cast members have been accused of 'getting a little too big for their britches' by an industry insider, following swipes at Elon Musk

Elon Musk and Miley Cyrus in a promo for the show, which dropped this week. Saturday Night Live Ahead of Elon Musk's "SNL" hosting debut, tension is reportedly present behind the scenes. Several cast members posted criticism on social media at the time of the announcement. Reaction to Musk and other guests highlights divisions, according to the New York Post. See more stories on Insider's business page. It was recently announced that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk would be making ...
Tags: New York Post, Spacex, Elon Musk, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bill Murray, Miley Cyrus, Snl, Aidy Bryant, Musk, Lorne Michaels, Lorne, Michaels, John Belushi


How DREAMSTAGE is taking live music streaming by storm, with global streaming service Deezer by its side

D Smoke performing his album "Black Habits" on a live virtual tour with DREAMSTAGE this past April. Been Shmikler The paid live music streaming startup DREAMSTAGE has delivered over 50 concerts with a dynamic range of artists since its creation at the start of the pandemic. Deezer, a Paris-based music streaming service, recently made a significant investment in DREAMSTAGE in a symbiotic deal that will fuel both companies' growth. Insider spoke to DREAMSTAGE co-founder and digital medi...
Tags: Apple, Entertainment, Germany, US, Trends, Music Industry, Netflix, Austria, Paris, Innovation, Artists, Live Music, Streaming, Yankees, Livestreaming, Deezer


What is BritBox? A brief guide to the British television and movie streaming service

BritBox is a streaming service for anglophiles that features new and classic British shows and movies. Maskot/Getty Images BritBox is a subscription streaming service in the UK and US, focused solely on British movies and TV. The BritBox library includes both popular and classic titles, including "Downton Abbey" and "Doctor Who." After a 30-day free trial, BritBox is available for $6.99 a month in the US and £5.99 a month in the UK. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more sto...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, UK, Downton Abbey, Movies, Entertainment, US, Trends, Bbc, Canada, Streaming, North America, Hulu, Streaming Service, Amazon Prime Video, Jennifer


Twitch UX teardown: The Anchor Effect and de-risking decisions

Peter Ramsey Contributor Share on Twitter Peter Ramsey is CEO of Built For Mars, a UX consultancy that helps customers build better product experiences. More posts by this contributor Clubhouse UX teardown: A closer look at homepage curation, follow hooks and other features Spotify Group Session UX teardown: The fails and their fixes Twitch evidently has no issues getting people to spend time on...
Tags: Column, Technology, Media, Developer, Entertainment, Tech, User Experience, Mars, Twitch, Mailchimp, Video Hosting, Peter Ramsey, EC Column, EC Consumer Applications


'The Father,' winner of 2 Oscars at the 2021 Academy Awards, is now available to stream at home

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Sony Pictures Classics "The Father" is a 2020 drama about a man experiencing memory loss. The film won two 2021 Academy Awards including best actor. You can buy the movie for $20 through VOD retailers like Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV. Digital rental (small) "The Father" is now available to buy through video-on-demand (VOD) streaming retailers for $20.The movie follows an elderly man, Anthony (Antho...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, TV, Movies, Microsoft, Entertainment, Film, Digital, Trends, Tech, Chicago, Streaming, Oscars, Olivia Colman, HD, Sony Pictures


Xbox consoles have never been profitable on their own, Microsoft admits in court

The current generation of Xbox consoles: the Xbox Series X, left, and Xbox Series S, right. Microsoft Despite selling Xbox consoles for nearly two decades, Microsoft loses money on every console sold. Microsoft VP of Xbox business development Lori Wright said as much in an Oakland court on Wednesday. Instead, Microsoft turns a profit on games and services sold alongside the console. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After nearly two decades of sales, Xbox consoles hav...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Facebook, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Washington, Xbox One, Court, Trends, Xbox 360, Epic, Xbox, Trial, Oakland, Wright


How to watch 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' starring Angelina Jolie when it hits HBO Max and theaters on May 14

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Warner Bros. "Those Who Wish Me Dead" is a new thriller starring Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Hoult. The movie arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14. You can stream the film with an HBO Max subscription ($15/month) through June 14. Max (small) "Those Who Wish Me Dead" is the latest Warner Bros. film set to premiere in theaters and HBO Max on the same day. The movie will be available to stream as ...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Theaters, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Lg, Warner Bros, Hulu, Dolby Vision, Max, Aidan Gillen, Nicholas Hoult, Tech Insider


Audible is the best audiobook service for most people thanks to its free app, book credits, and gigantic library

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Audible is an audiobook and podcast platform owned by Amazon with tons of titles available to buy. An Audible Plus subscription adds thousands of audiobooks and original series for $8 a month. Audible Premium Plus costs $15 a month, and gives you a free credit for an audiobook every month. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Plus (Monthly Subscription) (small) Audible is a...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Audiobooks, Podcasts, Mac, Entertainment, Audio, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Pete Davidson, Alexa, Amazon Fire, Audiobook, Keke Palmer, Audible


Music mixing marketplace EngineEars raises $1M, with help from Kendrick Lamar

EngineEars today announced a $1 million raise. The company’s first round of funding features investments from Kendrick Lamar, DJ Mustard, Roddy Rich and Slauson and Co. “Quality of sound is still important in music,” Lamar said in a quote provided to TechCrunch. “Ali has always been a progressive thinker. Engineers will transcend the culture.” The service was launched in 2018 by Grammy winner Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, who has worked on a slew of high-profile tracks from artists including Lamar, ...
Tags: Startups, Music, Entertainment, Funding, Tech, Kendrick Lamar, Mixing, Ali, Snoop Dogg, Derek, Lamar, Slauson, Recent Funding, Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, EngineEars, Kendrick Lamar DJ Mustard Roddy Rich


How 4 New Jersey pools turned into a startup that just raised $10M

As the oldest of 12 children, Bunim Laskin spent much of his teen years looking for ways to help keep his siblings entertained. Noticing that a neighbor’s pool was often empty, Laskin reached out to ask if his family could use her pool. To make it worth her while, he suggested that they could help cover her expenses for maintaining the pool. Soon after, five other families had made the same arrangement with her and the pool owner had six families covering 25% of her expenses. This meant that ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Renting, Entertainment, Australia, California, Cdc, Oregon, Funding, Sports, Startup, Tech, Ceo, Canada


How to watch the first 4 episodes of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 on Hulu

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. "The Handmaid's Tale" season four. Hulu "The Handmaid's Tale" is a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel. The fourth season premiered on April 28 exclusively through Hulu. A Hulu subscription costs $6 a month with ads, or $12 a month for ad-free streaming. Streaming Service (small) Bundle Monthly Subscription (small) The critically acclaimed Hulu original series, "The Handmaid...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Espn, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, Hulu Hulu, Republic of Gilead, Tech Insider, How To Stream, The Handmaid's Tale


New and returning Starz subscribers can stream their first 3 months of service for only $5 a month

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. "The White Princess" is a historical drama starring Jodie Comer, and a Starz exclusive. Starz/Facebook New and returning Starz subscribers can get three months of service for just $5 a month. The on-demand streaming service typically costs $9 a month. New members can also get a free one-week trial, but only if they sign up at full price. Streaming Service (Three Month Plan) (small) Want to start watchi...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Tech Deals, Sony, Starz, Streaming, Hulu, Tech Insider, Jodie Comer, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals, Tech & Electronics (Reviews, IP Tech


Celebrate Star Wars Day with the 11 best 'Star Wars' games of all time

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Released in 2017, "Star Wars Battlefront II" is the prettiest "Star Wars" game yet, but it's not the best. Electronic Arts Along with its iconic movies, the "Star Wars" franchise has spawned dozens of video games. The latest "Star Wars" game is "Star Wars: Squadrons" for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. To celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4, we've ranked the best "Star Wars" games of all time. Whil...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Star Wars, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech, Features, Nintendo, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Battlefront, Lucas, Luke Skywalker


'The Bad Batch,' the new 'Star Wars' animated series, hits Disney Plus on May 4

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" is a new animated series coming to Disney Plus on May 4, "Star Wars Day." The show follows a specialized crew of Republic soldiers as the Galactic Empire rises. Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year; bundling with Hulu and ESPN+ costs $14 a month. Monthly Subscription Service (small) "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" is a new animated series debuting on Disney Plus on Ma...
Tags: Reviews, Star Wars, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Espn, Hulu, Galactic Empire, Star Wars Marvel, Tech Insider, Star Wars Day, How To Watch, Kevin Webb


Where to watch 'The Mitchells vs. the Machines,' the latest animated film from the minds behind 'The Lego Movie'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Netflix "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" follows a family's quest to end a robot uprising. The animated film features "Broad City" actress Abbi Jacobson, comedian Eric Andre, and more. You can watch the movie exclusively on Netflix; subscriptions start at $9/month. Monthly Subscription (small) Gift Card (small) The Mitchells' family road trip is far from your average car ride. Instead of typic...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Entertainment, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Sony, Streaming, Olivia Colman, Phil Lord, HD, Eric Andre, Machines


A company is using artificial intelligence to insert new products and ads into content, including old movies - and the technology could come to streaming platforms

A side-by-side shows how Mirriad inserted an ad onto the back of a newspaper. Mirriad Mirriad uses AI technology to insert products and ads into new and old content. It's the in-content solution for the Chinese giant Tencent and plans to work with streaming platforms. The startup could provide a solution for advertisers to make revenue amid a widespread shift to streaming. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no question that traditional television is being ecli...
Tags: Apple, UK, News, Media, Entertainment, Advertising, US, Trends, Film Industry, Netflix, Tencent, Product placement, Hulu, Streaming Services, Tecate, Tech Insider


Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook


Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney


Google and Roku are locked in a contract dispute, and YouTube TV is the first casualty: The streaming service has been pulled from Roku devices

Roku/YouTube Amid a contract dispute between Google and Roku, YouTube TV has been pulled from Roku devices. Each company has lobbed a variety of accusations at the other as the dispute has gone public. Roku is the industry-leader in set-top boxes, and produces an operating system for many smart TVs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google's live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, has been pulled from Roku devices worldwide.Roku users who have already downloaded t...
Tags: Google, TV, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Trends, Contract, Streaming, Roku, Contracts, Streaming Tv, Roku Google, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, YouTube TV, HBO Max


How to watch the 2021 NFL Draft, starting with tonight's first-round picks

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. AP Photo/John Bazemore The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET with the Jaguars making the first pick. ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network will broadcast the draft through cable and live TV streaming services. Sling TV is the cheapest option to stream the NFL Draft - new members can g...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Abc, Football, Sports, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Streaming


Apple's 'For All Mankind' is one of top streaming shows in the US this week - and season 2 has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic score

"For All Mankind" season two. Apple TV+ Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series. Netflix's "Stranger Things" reclaimed its place at the top, dethroning Disney+'s "The Falcon and the Winter Sold...
Tags: Apple, TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Nasa, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel Studios, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Ii


How to watch the first three episodes of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 on Hulu

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. "The Handmaid's Tale" season four. Hulu "The Handmaid's Tale" is a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel. The fourth season premiered on April 28 exclusively through Hulu. A Hulu subscription costs $6 a month with ads, or $12 a month for ad-free streaming. Streaming Service (small) Bundle Monthly Subscription (small) The critically acclaimed Hulu original series, "The Handmaid...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Espn, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, Hulu Hulu, Republic of Gilead, Tech Insider, How To Stream, The Handmaid's Tale


Hulu Basic is one of the most affordable streaming services on the market - here's what you get for $6 a month

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hulu/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Hulu Basic is one of the most affordable streaming services you can subscribe to. The service costs $6 a month, and offers ad-supported access to Hulu's entire on-demand library. You can also bundle Hulu Basic with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $14 a month. Streaming Service (small) As streaming services surge in interest following a year spent mostly indoors, cable...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Oscar, Streaming, Espn, Hulu, Streaming Service, LETTERKENNY, Tech Insider, Streaming Apps, Roku Ultra, Disney Plus


How to watch the 2021 NFL Draft this Thursday to see all the first-round picks live

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. AP Photo/John Bazemore The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off on April 29 at 8 p.m. ET with the Jaguars making the first pick. ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network will broadcast the draft through cable and live TV streaming services. Sling TV is the cheapest option to stream the NFL Draft - new members can get their f...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Abc, Football, Sports, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Streaming


'Godzilla vs. Kong' leaves HBO Max on May 1 - here's how to watch the epic showdown at home before it's gone

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Warner Bros. "Godzilla vs. Kong" premiered on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max. This is the fourth entry in the "MonsterVerse" franchise featuring Godzilla and King Kong. The movie will only be streaming on HBO Max ($15/month) through April 30. Max (small) King Kong and Godzilla have both seen their fair share of epic battles on the big screen. And while it's not the first time the two have foug...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, US, Trends, Tech, Theaters, Streaming, Warner, Warner Bros, Hulu, Godzilla, Hdr, Dolby Atmos, Kong, King Kong


Every new movie you can watch on Disney Plus - from 'Raya and the Last Dragon' to Oscar winner 'Soul'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney Plus subscribers can stream brand-new films alongside their favorite Disney classics. Titles include the animated adventure "Raya and the Last Dragon," the musical "Hamilton," and more. An annual Disney Plus subscription costs $80 while a monthly plan is $8 a month. Monthly Subscription Service (small) Yearly Subscription (small) The Disney Plus streami...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Entertainment, Disney, America, Trends, Tech, Features, New York Times, Anna Kendrick, Justin Theroux, Arizona, Broadway, Streaming


Netflix won seven Oscars last night

After everything was wrapped up at a very weird Oscars ceremony, original films released by Netflix had won seven statuettes. The streaming service’s awards include for two for “Mank” (production design and cinematography), two for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (hair/makeup and costume), documentary feature (“My Octopus Teacher”), animated short (“If Anything Happens I Love You”) and live action short (“Two Distant Strangers”). Meanwhile, Amazon’s “Sound of Metal” won the awards for sound and editi...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Oscars, Hulu, Anthony Hopkins, Colette, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey, Respawn, Mank


'Promising Young Woman' is now available to rent or buy - here's how to watch the Oscar-winning movie at home

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Carey Mulligan in "Promising Young Woman." Focus Features "Promising Young Woman" is available to buy or rent through VOD services like Prime Video and Vudu. The thriller follows a woman as she seeks vengeance on the men who wronged her. "Promising Young Woman" won the 2021 Academy Award for best original screenplay. Young Woman (small) Oscar-winning film "Promising Young Woman" is now streaming through...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Movies, Microsoft, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Apple TV, Chicago, Oscar, Streaming, Oscars, HD, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Carey Mulligan


How to watch 'Nomadland' - the Oscar winner for best picture is now streaming on Hulu

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Frances McDormand won her third Oscar for "Nomadland." Searchlight Pictures "Nomadland" premiered on Hulu and in theaters on February 19. The critically acclaimed movie won three Oscars at the 2021 Academy Awards. Hulu starts at $6 a month for ad-supported streaming or $12 a month for ad-free streaming. Product Card (small) (streaming purchase) (small) One of the top winners at the 2021 Academy Awards ...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Entertainment, Disney, America, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Frances Mcdormand, Streaming, Oscars, Espn, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Hulu, Hdr


Check Out This Great Site to Play Games Online for Free

With the pandemic still going, we all have had a lot of time on our hands. Unfortunately, I’ve been viewed as an essential worker and never had time off. During my time off, we never really left the house unless we went grocery shopping. During that time, I caught up on some reading and played games. The games that were played weren’t courtesy of the PS5 or the new Xbox. First of all, I’m too conservative to spend that much money on anything especially a gaming system. The games that were bein...
Tags: Gaming, Games, Technology, Entertainment, Jazz, Tank Wars, Playing Online Games for Free



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