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Kerry Washington is coming to Disrupt 2020

Kerry Washington’s fingerprints are all over Hollywood. The Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominated actor, director and producer has touched myriad projects, from her role as Olivia Pope on “Scandal” (where she was the first African-American woman since 1974 to headline a network drama) to her production of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” and Netflix’s AMERICAN SON (she starred in both, as well). And let’s not forget her many director credits, including on “SMILF”, “Scandal”, and “Insecure”. Bu...
Tags: Startups, TC, Hbo, Hollywood, Kerry Washington, Washington, Time, Tech, Netflix, Aclu, Venture Capital, Michelle Obama, Naacp, Hulu, Black Lives Matter, Golden Globe


'Is Twitch on Roku?': No, not anymore — here's how to watch Twitch on your TV without using Roku

There's no official Twitch app for Roku devices anymore, although there used to be one. If you still have the old Twitch app installed, there's a chance it'll still work, but it's unlikely. If you'd like to watch Twitch on your TV, you're better off using another device like an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Chromecast. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Twitch's acquisition by Amazon opened the door to some cool features, like Twitch Prime. However, the acquisition al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Samsung, Trends, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, All Amazon Fire TV


‘Westworld’ creators are developing a ‘Fallout’ TV series for Amazon

“Fallout,” the post-apocalyptic video game franchise published by Bethesda Softworks, is being turned into a TV series by Kilter Films, the production company of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The series, which began in 1997, takes place in an alternate future with a retro tone, after a nuclear war has turned most of the world into a wasteland. The games have continued in the two decades since, most recently with the release of “Fallout 76.” The show — currently in development, with a series co...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gaming, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, William Gibson, Nolan, Michael Crichton, Fallout, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda, Joy, Amazon Studios, Todd Howard


How to use AirPlay to stream HBO Max on your TV from an iPhone or iPad

You can use AirPlay to put HBO Max on your TV, but you'll need to have an Apple TV or AirPlay functionality built into your TV. Ensure your Apple TV or smart TV has AirPlay turned on, and that your iPhone or iPad with HBO Max is connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Unfortunately, HBO Max isn't available on every streaming device yet. Roku users in particular are feeling left out, considering they have access to nearly every oth...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Trends, Apple Apple, HBO Max


‘Unruly’ Will See Mahershala Ali Step Into the Ring as Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson

Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali is set to play legendary boxer Jack Johnson in Unruly, a six-part limited series for HBO, from Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman‘s Playtone. Dominique Morisseau is writing the script, based on the Geoffrey C. Ward book Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, which was adapted into a PBS documentary from director Ken Burns. During the Jim Crow era, Jack Johnson became the country’s first African American world heavyweight boxing champion, which launche...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Casting, America, Tom Hanks, Ken Burns, Pbs, Johnson, Jim Crow, True Story, Ali, Unruly, Jack Johnson, Beau Willimon


Amazon Prime Video Watch Party Lets You Watch Movies & TV Shows with Up to 100 People in a Virtual Room

Movie theaters still aren’t open, and most people aren’t too keen on sitting in close proximity with each other in front of the television. But in the middle of this pandemic, people have been taking advantage of spending time together virtually. Unfortunately, most of the major streaming services haven’t done much to help viewers connect with their friends online by allowing them to watch movies and TV shows online together. But now that’s changed: Amazon Prime Video has launched its own Watch...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Netflix, United States, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Variety, Watch Party, Gadgets/Tech, Netflix Party, Netflix/Streaming Video, Business and Industry News, Amazon Prime Video Watch Party, Amazon Watch Party


Daily Crunch: Lululemon is acquiring Mirror

Lululemon is paying $500 million to acquire a home fitness startup, India bans TikTok and Amazon Prime Video is the latest streaming service to add a co-viewing experience. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 30, 2020. 1. Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M The deal comes at a time when home workout solutions are in high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when gyms begin to reopen in different locales, many will likely be wary of returning to a potentially...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Hbo, Hardware, Boston, India, Tech, New York Times, Mirror, Hulu, Latin America, Amazon Prime Video, Lululemon, Prime Amazon


YouTube TV hikes price to $64.99 per month following new channel additions

YouTube TV is getting another price hike, making its live TV streaming service less competitive with the cable TV services it aims to replace. The company announced today its service would now cost $64.99 per month, starting today, June 30, for new members. The change will also be reflected on the next billing cycle for current members after June 30. The bump in pricing is now one of several price increases YouTube TV has seen since its debut, starting with a modest $5 per month bump in 2018, fo...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Television, Media, Youtube, Tech, Bet, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Live TV, Cinemax, YouTube TV, Sling TV Hulu, MTV Classic Nick Jr NickToons, Live TV Philo


You can now watch Amazon TV shows and movies with up to 100 friends virtually through a new feature called Watch Party (AMZN)

Amazon is launching a new feature for watching Prime TV shows and movies with friends remotely called Watch Party. You can start a Watch Party with up to 100 people, but the feature is only available for Prime members in the US and only works on a desktop web browser. The launch comes after rivals like Hulu and HBO rolled out similar features.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon is making it easier to watch TV shows and movies included with Amazon Prime alongside frien...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, MacBook Air, Hulu, Amazon TV, Watch Party, Netflix Party, Kosmi, Watch Party AMZN, Amazon s Watch Party


Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social coviewing experience included with Prime

Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a coviewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account. The host of the cowatching session will be able to start, stop and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the session, and those changes will also be syn...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Hbo, Media, Tech, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tom Clancy, Amazon Prime Video, Donald Glover, ` Watch Party, Netflix Party, Prime Video, Amazon Originals, Coviewing, Cowatching


Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social co-viewing experience included with Prime

Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account. The host of the co-watching session will be able to start, stop and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the session, and those changes will also be s...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Hbo, Media, Tech, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tom Clancy, Amazon Prime Video, Donald Glover, ` Watch Party, Netflix Party, Prime Video, Amazon Originals, Jack Ryan HANNA Mindy Kaling, Plexa


Tech employees are selling referrals online to job candidates for under $50 to help them get hired at Google, Facebook, and other industry giants

A website is allowing prospective tech employees to anonymously purchase a job referral from existing tech workers for $20 to $50 apiece. Rooftop Slushie, created by the makers of techie chat favorite Blind, has hosted 11,000 referral transactions since it was launched in 2019. Facebook and Google referrals are the most popular. The "vendors" are established employees at companies like Amazon, Google, and Twitter who can become verified on the website and vet candidate submissions before accep...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Kim, Gizmodo, Blind, Slushie, Google Facebook, Google Amazon, Amazon Google, Nelson Big Head Bighetti, Seth King, Melia Russell


How to manually clear your 'Continue Watching' list on HBO Max

To clear the "Continue Watching" list on HBO Max, you simply need to use the list's "Edit" function. If you don't finish a show or movie within 30 days, it's cleared from the Continue Watching list automatically. The Continue Watching list lets you pick up where you left off in a show or movie. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you use HBO Max, it remembers where you left off in whatever TV shows and movies you've been watching. To pick up where you left o...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Apple Samsung, HBO Max, Apple Acer Chromebook


Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers Series Adaptation Adds Luke Evans

Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers Series Adaptation Adds Luke Evans Hulu’s upcoming limited series adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers has expanded its star-studded cast with the addition of Luke Evans (The Alienist), who joins previously cast Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Melissa McCarthy (The Kitchen), according to Deadline. RELATED: Melissa McCarthy Joins Nicole Kidman in Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlo...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Movies, Nicole Kidman, Alaska, TV News, Streaming, Wu Tang, Bruna Papandrea, Hulu, Jason Momoa, Melissa Mccarthy, Damien Chazelle, Kidman, Lars


How to cancel your HBO Max subscription, no matter how you signed up for it

You can cancel an HBO Max subscription at any time through the mobile app or website. Depending upon how you set up your HBO Max subscription, you may need to log into another service to complete the cancellation.  HBO Max costs $14.99 per month, after a weeklong free trial. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. HBO Max is a video streaming service that carries HBO's usual catalog of TV shows and movies, along with a slew of additional content.  It does this all fo...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Max, Apple Samsung, HBO Max, Apple Acer Chromebook, HBO Max You


How to 'cast' HBO Max onto your TV with a Google Chromecast device connected to your computer or phone

You can cast HBO Max onto your TV using a Chromecast connected to your phone or computer. If your Chromecast is properly configured and running on the same Wi-Fi network as the device running HBO Max, just choose the "Cast" icon at the top of the HBO Max app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you recently subscribed to HBO Max, you might be enjoying all the additional content that HBO has added to the new service.  But you might also have found that certain ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Chromecast, Apple Samsung, HBO Max, Apple Acer Chromebook


How to use the 'watch later' list on HBO Max to save movies and shows you're interested in

The "watch later" list on HBO Max is called "My List," and you can use it to bookmark movies and TV shows you're interested in. To add a show or movie to My List, you just need to select the "Add to My List" button. You can find your list of shows on the Home screen in the My List row, or on your profile page in the My List tab. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There's a lot more to watch on HBO Max than you'll ever have time for. To help you avoid losing trac...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Hulu, Apple Samsung, HBO Max, Apple Acer Chromebook


Get a First Glimpse of Foundation, the New TV Series Being Adapted from Isaac Asimov’s Iconic Series of Novels

Five years ago we told you about the plans to create a mini-series out of Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi series Foundation, while also pointing you in the direction of the 1973 BBC radio dramatization. Back in 2015, Jonathan Nolan, brother of Christopher, was attached and HBO was set to produce. And then we all forgot about it. (Well I did, anyway.) Fast forward into the COVID tsunami of this week and AppleTV just dropped the first trailer for the series. Nolan is out and David Goyer is i...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Television, College, Bbc, United States, Ireland, Sci Fi, Nolan, David Goyer, Lee Pace, Facebook Twitter, Christopher, Gaal, Nero, KCRW


How to change your payment method on HBO Max, no matter how you signed up for it

You can change your payment method on HBO Max through the mobile app or website. Depending on how you subscribed to HBO Max, you may also need to log into another service to change your payment method. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. HBO Max is a subscription video streaming service that costs $15 per month.  You can change the payment method used for your HBO Max subscription at any time, though the process may vary depending upon how your account is configu...
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How to add a profile to your HBO Max account, including 'Kid' profiles with parental controls

You can add profiles to HBO Max from the "Switch Profiles" screen that appears in the mobile app's "Profile" menu. HBO Max lets you create up to five profiles, each with its own preferences and show lists. You can also create "Kid" profiles, with parental controls locked behind a PIN. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You can think of your HBO Max subscription as a family plan. It allows you to create up to five profiles, with separate settings for adults and k...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Hulu, Apple Samsung, HBO Max, Tap Parental Controls


How to download HBO Max movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you're without internet

You can download content on HBO Max onto your smartphone or tablet to watch later or when you're offline. To download a show or movie from HBO Max, tap "Download" on the show or movie's details page. You can find content you've downloaded in the HBO Max app by tapping the "Profile" icon and then going to the "Downloads" tab.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you subscribe to the latest iteration of HBO's streaming service, HBO Max, you have access to every...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Hulu, Apple Samsung, HBO Max


‘Succession’ & ‘The Morning Show’ Bosses on Writing About the Media and Power

The media can’t get enough when it comes to talking about the media — which is why, perhaps, its obsession extends to fictionalized takes on the business as well. HBO’s “Succession” and Apple TV Plus’ “The Morning Show” both fit the bill: They’re not actually based on real people or real events, but they’re definitely […]
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Awards, Features, Emmys, Succession, Jesse Armstrong, Kerry Ehrin, The Morning Show


Netflix leads its rivals in original TV shows by a wide margin in both quantity and quality, according to new data analysis

Netflix has the most original TV shows of any major streaming service with 674, according to an analysis by the streaming search engine Reelgood. HBO Max follows Netflix when taking into account HBO's original programming, with 190. Netflix also has the most "high-quality" original TV shows, which Reelgood defined as series with an 8.0 rating or higher on IMDb. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the streaming war heats up, media companies have have dropped millions of doll...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Seinfeld, Max, Bloomberg Netflix, Reelgood, WarnerMedia, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Reelgood HBO Max, Reelgood Prime Video


MSCHF launches an internet-wide contest to see who can touch their phone the longest

Whatever you do, don’t take your finger off your phone screen. MSHCF, a company striving to build a flashy brand by creating viral moments, is taking the wraps off of their next stunt, an internet-wide competition with as much as $25,000 on the line. How do you win the cash? Open up their new app, put your finger on the screen and don’t take it off. Whoever in the world can keep their finger on the screen longest will win a cash prize, thought the exact amount of that prize is actually up to the...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Disney, Tech, Netflix, SEC, Hulu, Greenberg, Netflix Hulu, Daniel Greenberg


Confronting racial bias in video games

Protests across the U.S. over police violence and systemic racism against Black Americans have sparked gaming companies like Electronic Arts, Epic Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment/PlayStation to publish statements of their support and make donations to relevant advocacy organizations. These are positive actions, but the most impactful thing game companies can do is take action internally. Racial bias is baked, usually unintentionally, into games by those who develop them. This creates a ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Hbo, Video Games, US, Tech, Diversity, Chicago, Williams, Harry Potter, Black, Bethesda, Diversity In Technology, Gray, University Of Southern California, University Of Illinois


Original Content podcast: ‘Da 5 Bloods’ provides a brutal look back at the Vietnam War

“Da 5 Bloods,” the new Netflix film co-written and directed by Spike Lee, tells the story of four Black veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war, in search of hidden gold and the body of their long-dead squad leader. The film seems to straddle several genres, starting out as a drama focused on the relationship between the four older men — but it becomes more of a western as it progresses, and their conversations are increasingly punctuated by brutal violence. Whatever the genre, “...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Spike Lee, Vietnam, PAUL, Delroy Lindo, Original Content Podcast


Molotov will provide infrastructure service to other OTT platforms

French startup Molotov is better known for its TV streaming service in France. The company has attracted millions of users that use it to watch live TV, record movies and TV shows in the cloud, play past TV content and access on-demand channels. The company is launching Molotov Solutions, a B2B division that will build and operate the TV platform of other companies. Molotov is a sort of YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV for French TV — except that Molotov launched before those other services. In m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Europe, Hbo, Media, France, Disney, Samsung, France Newsletter, Mlb, Espn, Lg, Hulu, Molotov, Major League Baseball Advanced Media


WarnerMedia Is Getting Rid of the HBO Go App

The Verge reports that WarnerMedia is getting rid of the HBO Go app in an attempt to reduce some of the confusion about which app is for which purpose. From the report: HBO Max is AT&T's new streaming service that lets you access the entire HBO library plus additional content like Cartoon Network shows and the Studio Ghibli movies. You can subscribe to HBO Max directly for a $14.99 monthly fee, but it's also offered for free from many cable providers if you subscribe to HBO, and it's free as par...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Tech, Roku, Cartoon Network, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max Before HBO Max, WarnerMedia Read


TV News Roundup: Apple TV Plus Debuts ‘Little Voice’ Teaser (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, Apple TV Plus released a teaser for drama series “Little Voice,” and HBO’s “Insecure” is releasing a podcast episode called “Looking for LaToya.” FIRST LOOKS Apple TV Plus has released a teaser for its new drama series, “Little Voice,” premiering July 10. In the clip, co-creator and executive producer Sara […]
Tags: Apple, Hbo, News, John Legend, Insecure, Sara, Latoya, Little Voice, Apple TV Plus


WarnerMedia tries to simplify HBO branding by sunsetting HBO Go and renaming HBO Now

WarnerMedia is hoping to make things simpler for anyone wondering whether to get HBO Max, HBO Go or HBO Now. Back in simpler times, there were only two HBO streaming apps — Go for cable subscribers, and Now for viewers who wanted a standalone streaming subscription. Then the company launched launched HBO Max last month. Content-wise, Max encompasses the HBO library plus a bunch of additional movies and shows. Meanwhile, from an app perspective, it was released as an update to HBO Now … exc...
Tags: Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Roku, Hbo Now, Max, YouTube TV, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Natalie Jarvey, HBO Existing HBO NOW



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