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The Roku Channel adds support for HBO just in time for ‘Game of Thrones’

Just days ahead of the return of “Game of Thrones,” Roku has forged a deal with HBO which now gives the media device maker the ability to sell the premium channel as a subscription through its dedicated content hub, The Roku Channel. Originally a destination for free and ad-supported movies and TV, The Roku Channel in January rolled out a significant update that put it in more direct competition with Amazon Channels with the launch of premium subscriptions. Now, alongside the free content, Roku ...
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T-Mobile’s mobile TV service to include Viacom channels like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central & more

T-Mobile and Viacom this morning announced a deal that will bring Viacom’s TV channels – like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount and others – to T-Mobile’s new mobile video service planned for later this year. The agreement will allow T-Mobile to offer live, linear feeds of the Viacom channels as well as on-demand viewing. To date, the carrier’s mobile video plans have been murky. Last year, T-Mobile acquired the Denver-based startup Layer3 TV in order to launch a new over-the-top ...
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Reed Hastings says Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video streaming service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during a Los Angeles press event tonight that it will not be part of the streaming video service Apple is expected to unveil next week at its Cupertino headquarters. While it will have original content, Apple’s service will most likely initially focus on third-party content, competing against Amazon Channels with la carte subscriptions to third-party channels (Amazon’s lineup includes HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, but not Netflix, which prefers to control it...
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How to cancel your Amazon Prime membership

You can cancel your Amazon Prime membership at any time with a few clicks on your account. An Amazon Prime membership allows to you opt out whenever you no longer want it, and you could receive a partial or full refund for the membership, depending on how you've used it.  Here's how to cancel your Prime membership.  Amazon Prime is a great program for those who shop from the site regularly. For a yearly fee of $119 (or $12.99 per month), you get a whole host of benefits including unlimited f...
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Roku on track for $1 billion in revenue in 2019

Roku plans to be a billion-dollar company in 2019, the company said on Thursday as part of its announcement of strong earnings. The company beat analyst estimates and reported strong growth in active users and streaming hours with earnings of $0.05 per share, compared with the $0.03 analysts had estimated, and revenues of $276 million, compared with the expected $262 million. Roku also reported 40 percent year-over-year active user growth, with 27.1 million active users by year-end, and a 69 ...
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Daily Crunch: Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmailing him — and publishes the details himself Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he is being blackmailed with nude selfies by AMI, owner of the National Enquirer, over claims the publisher has acted as a political operative. In a Medium post, Bezos described the ...
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T-Mobile plans to offer à la carte media subscriptions, but no TV ‘skinny bundle’

T-Mobile doesn’t want to compete with other carriers or teleco’s by developing its own “skinny bundle” of streaming TV channels, the company said today on its earnings call with investors, noting the market was already oversaturated on that front. Instead, the mobile operator’s strategy will focus on helping customers pick and choose which paid TV subscriptions they want to access — a move that very much sounds like T-Mobile is going the “Amazon Channels” route with its mobile streaming plans...
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Pluto TV will expand its free service with paid subscriptions, says new owner Viacom

Last month, Viacom picked up free streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash. This week, the company spoke in more detail about its plans for Pluto TV – including its potential to for ad-supported streaming as well as the ability to market Viacom’s various subscription video properties directly to consumers, similar to how Amazon Channels works today. At the time of the acquisition, Pluto TV offered over 100 channels of free content from 130 partners, and reached 12 million monthly u...
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AT&T’s DirecTV Now is losing the cord cutters

AT&T’s live TV streaming service, DirecTV Now, is not doing so well. Along with AT&T’s fourth quarter earnings released this morning, the company reported a sizable loss of 267,000 DirecTV Now subscribers. This left AT&T with fewer DirecTV Now customers at the end of the year (1.6 million), than it had in Q2 (1.8 million). The company attributed the decline to the end of promotional package pricing, which sometimes saw the service priced as low as $10 per month for an introductory period. It had...
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Report: Apple’s video streaming service to launch this spring

Apple’s new streaming service is poised to launch this spring, according to The Information, citing three unnamed sources. Tucked away in a report about Amazon’s plans to dial down its efforts with its subscription video offering, The Information noted that Apple has been telling entertainment partners to be ready for a mid-April launch for the streaming service. But the report also said the actual launch date could be within several weeks of that time frame. A spring launch date would fall i...
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Amazon Channels Free Trials (Get Free Showtime, Starz & HBO Trials)!

Amazon Channels Free Trial Amazon Channels offers free trials to many premium channels, like HBO, Showtime and more. We have all the details on how to sign up for your free trials below, and enjoy Amazon Channels. These trials are a great way to have a movie night (or binge watch) over the weekend. They are also great to use for road trips, etc. to keep kids entertained! Amazon Prime has been a great way to stream movies and TV for some time now. My family subscribes each year, mainly fo...
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Plex Is Talking to Studios to Bulk Up Its Content Offering

Media center app maker Plex is in active conversations with studios and other content producers about distributing their programming to its users, CEO Keith Valory told Variety during a conversation at CES in Las Vegas this week. The company is exploring a variety of monetization models, which include advertising and micro-subscriptions, he said. Plex used […]
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Roku Premium Subscriptions Similar to Those On Amazon Channels Will Go On Sale This Month

Roku is taking a page out of Amazon’s book, and will begin selling premium video subscription services like Showtime, and Starz and Epix later this month. The Roku streaming device launched a free Roku Channel last year, but nothing free lasts forever, folks. The Roku Channel will now sell paid subscriptions similar to the video subscriptions sold on Amazon’s Amazon Channels. Variety is reporting the news regarding the Roku premium subscriptions, offering paid channels for Showtime, Starz, E...
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Roku Starts Selling Streaming Services, Including New Epix Service, via the Roku Channel

Streaming device maker Roku is officially getting into the subscription marketplace business: Later this month, Roku will begin to sell premium video subscription services like Showtime, and Starz and Epix via its Roku Channel, the company announced Wednesday. The offer is similar to Amazon’s existing Amazon Channels video subscription marketplace, and is going to provide […]
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Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is a decent DVR for antenna users

Amazon’s Fire TV companion DVR, the Fire TV Recast, is available today to the public, after previously having been only offered for pre-order. The new device offers a way for Fire TV owners to easily access free, over-the-air broadcast television directly from the Fire TV’s software. Starting at $229, this cord cutters’ DVR is something of a modern-day TiVo, as it combines access to live TV, recordings, and on-demand programming all in one interface. But while the Fire TV Recast works as adve...
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Spotify expands its $4.99 per month student bundle with Hulu to include Showtime

Spotify today is announcing a new way for students to access its Premium service, along with Hulu and Showtime, for a discounted price of $4.99 per month for all three. The new deal is an expansion of the existing Hulu and Spotify bundle for students, which launched around a year ago at the same price. Now those existing subscribers as well as new ones will be able to stream from all three services when they sign up. The new bundle consists of Spotify Premium for Students, Hulu with Limite...
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CBS brings its ad-supported streaming service to Amazon Channels

CBS in the beginning of the year brought its streaming service for cord cutters, CBS All Access, to Amazon’s a la carte TV service, Prime Video Channels. At the time, however, only the higher-priced, $9.99 per month commercial-free subscription was offered to Prime members. At the time, CBS said its $5.99 per month ad-supported tier would arrive in the months ahead. It’s now making good on that promise with the launch of the Limited Commercials plan option on Amazon’s Channels. The expanded avai...
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Facebook’s Kodi box ban is nothing new

According to recent reports, Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to specifically ban the sale of Kodi boxes on its site – that is, devices that come with pre-installed Kodi software, which are often used for illegally streaming digital content. However, the ban is not a new one – Facebook confirms its policy on Kodi box sales hasn’t changed since last summer, and its external Policy Page – the one being cited as evidence of the new ban – was updated in December. It’s true that the change...
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Roku’s free, ad-supported streaming channel is now live on the web

Roku is today bringing its free, streaming entertainment destination, The Roku Channel, to non-Roku devices for the first time, with a launch on both the web and on select Samsung smart TVs, ahead of a wider cross-platform rollout. The channel, which offers free, ad-supported movies and TV shows, will be available across PCs, mobile phones, and tablets, the company says. In addition, Roku is updating the navigation on its own devices, including Roku players and Roku TVs, to include a new feature...
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Redbox on Demand – Stream Redbox Movies Instantly Only for $0.99 This Saturday!

One-Day Deal: Redbox Offers On Demand Rentals For 99 Cents :: $4.99 Standard Definition On Demand Rentals on Saturday, Aug. 4 are only 99¢  Redbox On Demand: Redbox Streaming Movie & Game Service If you are looking for deal to watch movies from Redbox online, we have a great one for you for tomorrow! Get Redbox on Demand Movies for just $0.99 cents each, streaming from your own devices! Redbox On Demand (formally known as Redbox Instant) has come out of beta, and you are now ...
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Amazon’s Prime Day again became the biggest sales day in its history

Prime Day has once again broken records. Despite serious glitches at its start, Amazon announced this morning that Prime Day 2018 grew to become the biggest shopping event in its history, beating out Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and the previous Prime Day 2017. Of course, this year’s Prime Day was longer – a full 36-hours, in fact. And while Amazon did make its comparisons to other sales holidays over the same period of time, it’s not quite the same thing to compare a shorter sale to a longer one...
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UK job ad indicates Amazon wants to bring TV advertising and free TV channels to Prime

People have long wondered if one of Amazon’s goals in video and advertising — two key areas in Amazon’s media strategy — ultimately would be to bring the two together, with Amazon-powered ads running in video streams also served by Amazon. A job ad in the UK appears to indicate that the company might be gearing up for such a play. According to the ad, company is currently hiring for someone to lead its efforts in free-to-air TV and advertising in Europe. Free-to-air TV refers to the range of ad-...
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Sling TV revamps its service with a price hike, new free tier & a la carte channels

Sling TV, the first to deliver an over-the-top TV service aimed at cord cutters, is shaking up its business. The company announced today it’s raising the base price of its core package of over 30 channels, including ESPN, by $5 per month to now $25 per month. But it’s also rolling out free content and a la carte channel subscriptions, similar to Amazon Channels, in order to attract a new audience. The service would not be the first to inch up its pricing. YouTube TV in March also raised its pric...
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CBS to stream NFL games on mobile

CBS today announced an expanded agreement with the NFL which will allow it to stream NFL ON CBS games through its over-the-top service, CBS All Access, through 2022. The deal includes, for the first time, rights to stream the games on mobile devices. The changes will begin this season, and will additionally include the ability for TV Everywhere subscribers (those who have an existing pay TV subscription) to stream the games on mobile, too. According to the network, the entire 2018 NFL ON C...
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Starz launches 14 channels on YouTube TV

YouTube’s live TV streaming service is getting a big addition, starting today. Starz is rolling out its 14 channels, including Starz, Starz Encore, and Starz Encore Westerns, to the Google-owned streaming service as an add-on that costs $9 per month. The network joins YouTube TV’s other premium channel options, including Showtime, Shudder, Sundance Now, and Fox Soccer Plus. Notably, HBO is not in that list – YouTube TV chose not to take all of Time Warner Broadcasting’s channels because it wante...
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Roku Plans to Launch Amazon Channels-Like Video Subscription Marketplace (EXCLUSIVE)

Roku plans to launch a marketplace for video subscription services in the coming months, which will allow consumers to sign up for and watch subscription services without the need to download separate apps on Roku devices, Variety has learned from multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. The marketplace is said to be similar to […]
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New Amazon Channels Data Shows Why Apple Wants to Copy It

Amazon has quietly become a major player in the subscription video sales business: Amazon Channels, the company’s platform for reselling subscription services like HBO and Showtime, now accounts for 55 percent of all a la carte direct-to-consumer video subscriptions, according to new data from The Diffusion Group (TDG). 53 percent of all consumers who don’t […]
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Apple Looking to Copy Amazon’s Subscription Video Distribution Strategy (Report)

Apple plans to start selling third-party video subscription services directly through its TV app, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. This approach would be very similar to the way Amazon sells video services via its Amazon Channels program. It would also be a departure from the way Apple is currently handling third-party subscriptions, which is through in-app payments. […]
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Amazon April 2018 Movie and TV Titles Announced

Amazon April 2018 movie and TV titles announced Amazon has announced the movie and TV titles coming to Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Channels in April. The Amazon April 2018 line-up brings one Amazon Original Movie and three Prime Original Series exclusively available for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership, including: Bosch S4: The Prime Original Series is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels and stars Titus Welliver and Jamie Hector. Seas...
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Amazon Prime Members – Exclusive $2.99 Movie Rental Deals (Through Monday)!

Planning a movie night, and looking for a decent deal on popular movies. Amazon has a digital movie deals just for Amazon Prime members here. All of the movies shown above are just $2.99 to rent for Prime members. I have been wanting to see Geostorm, but did not want to pay for prices, so was glad to find this savings. These deals are good through Monday, February 26th. Find all of the $2.99 rentals on this page here. They include: Mother Geostorm Last Flag Flying Keanu Central Intelligence M...
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