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Netflix is raising the price of its standard and premium 4K plans in the US

Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images / Netflix Netflix's standard and premium plan prices are increasing in the United States.  The premium plan will now cost $18, up from $16, while the middle option is now $14, a $1 increase. The basic plan will remain $9 per month for lower resolution streaming on a single screen at once.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix is raising the price for two of its three US subscription tiers. The most popular plan, the standard plan, whic...
Tags: News, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, United States, Streaming, Prices, RBC Capital Markets, Mark Mahaney, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier, Business News Desk


Spotify CEO defends Alex Jones' appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast: 'It's more about the content itself'

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Toru Yamanaka/Getty Images CEO Daniel Ek stands by Joe Rogan's decision to have Alex Jones on his podcast, saying "We obviously review all the content that goes up. And it doesn't matter if you're Joe Rogan or anyone else." On Tuesday, an episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience" became available to stream, featuring prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has been banned from publishing on the platform since 2018. Spotify's CEO said that if the content i...
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The best reason to buy a next-gen PlayStation or Xbox console this holiday is to play games for the current generation of consoles

Microsoft's Xbox Series X, left, and Sony's PlayStation 5, right. Microsoft/Sony The PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox consoles are scheduled to arrive in just a few weeks, though neither has a stellar lineup of launch exclusives. That doesn't mean there's nothing to play. With robust backwards compatibility on all the new consoles, this year's biggest games for the PS4 and Xbox One will run on next-gen hardware, right out of the box. Critically, both Sony and Microsoft's new console...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Xbox One, Trends, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Playstation 4, Keanu Reeves, Assassin, Microsoft Sony, Miles Morales, Ben Gilbert


Back to the Future, the animated short film

In celebration of Back to the Future's 35th anniversary, Universal Pictures compiled fan-made animations into a cartoon short, Back to the Future: Reimagined. Sure beats DMCA Takedown Notices and nastygrams! Credits: "My Dream Amp" by Javier Benia; "The First Time Traveler" by Elliot Ruddy; "Alien in the Barn" by Crankub Animation Studio; "Marty McFly and the Butterfly Effect" by Bethany Borg; "Skateboard Chase" by Calaveres Animació; "A Visitor in the Night" by Neto Rodrigues; "...
Tags: Video, Movies, News, Entertainment, Animation, Cartoons, Marty Mcfly, Eric Power, 1.21 Gigawatts, Javier Benia, Elliot Ruddy, Crankub Animation Studio, Bethany Borg, Calaveres Animació, Neto Rodrigues


The PlayStation 5 has a tiny detail that pays homage to the console's roots

The PlayStation 5 and its gamepad, the DualSense. Sony The PlayStation 5 was first revealed back in June, and is scheduled to launch on November 12. The console's design is a major departure from the last several generations of Sony's PlayStation consoles, and has become an inspiration for memes. Aside from the unique new look, the PS5 also features a tiny detail that pays homage to PlayStation's roots: The classic triangle/circle/cross/square logo is all over the console and its gamepad. ...
Tags: Gaming, Design, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Playstation, Sony, Detail, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Gamepad, PlayStation 5, PS5, DualSense, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Sony to Business Insider Kevin Webb Business


The top 9 streaming shows this week on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more

"The Mandalorian" season two. Disney Plus 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. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" topped this week's list ahead of the premiere of season two on Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus' hit "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian," is the most in-demand streaming series in the US again ahead of the premiere of season two on Fri...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Features, Netflix, United States, Wes Anderson, Streaming, Cbs, Red Bull, Rotten Tomatoes


Coming Soon: My Emily In Paris Video Tour

I’m excited to tell you I am launching an Emily In Paris Video Tour, starring me, not Emily, next week.   In the 30-minute video I visit the many of the locations where the show was shot and tell you the history plus give you some insider scoops about Paris. I also make my onscreen singing debut in the video, singing a verse from a classic French song. I used to sing sometimes at open mike piano bars when I lived in New York.   If you have been living under a rock, and don’t know wha...
Tags: Travel, New York, Entertainment, Events, Netflix, Paris, Contests, Montmartre, Mindy, Emily, Richard Nahem


CNN keeps 'anonymous' author as a contributor despite lying to host Anderson Cooper

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Miles Taylor. CNN Miles Taylor, the author of the bombshell opinion column published in the New York Times two years ago, will remain as a CNN contributor despite lying to one of the network's hosts about being the op-ed's creator. Taylor, the former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, told CNN's Anderson Cooper: "I wear a mask for two things ... Halloweens and pandemics." Taylor was criticized for choosing to remain anonymous until six days before...
Tags: Politics, News, Entertainment, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Anonymous, Washington Dc, New York Times, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Taylor, Department Of Energy, Trump


Spotify reportedly emails managers after podcaster Joe Rogan hosts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: 'We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests'

Syfy/Getty Images Spotify emailed managers following Alex Jones' appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast that's hosted on the streaming service, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. In the internal email, Spotify exec Horacio Gutierrez said "it's important to have diverse voices and points of view on our platform" and that it wouldn't prevent podcasts from having particular guests on. Jones himself, however, was previously banned from publishing on Spotify in 2018 after repeated violations of Spot...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, News, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Sandy Hook, Jones, Alex Jones, BuzzFeed News, Gutierrez, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Barbara Smith, Apple YouTube, Tech Insider


Justice at Spotify demands better compensation and increased transparency for musicians

Musicians have taken issue with Spotify’s artist compensation for about as long as there’s been a Spotify. Making a living as a musician is difficult enough for the vast majority of those who are brave — or perhaps foolish — enough to attempt such things, but being thrown in a seemingly endless global pandemic has made it near impossible for many. This week the Music Workers Union (UMAW) launched a campaign aimed at highlighting some of the issues around the streaming giant’s model. There are...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Organization, Justice, Entertainment, Tech, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Joe Rogan, Krukowski, Damon Krukowski, Music Workers Union UMAW


MGM reportedly asked Netflix and Apple for $600 million to bring James Bond film 'No Time To Die' straight to streaming

Daniel Craig as James Bond in "No Time to Die." MGM MGM held discussions with Netflix and Apple about releasing "No Time To Die" directly on their streaming platforms, sources told Bloomberg. MGM wanted around $600 million for the upcoming James Bond installment, but the streaming giants only wanted to pay half this price, Deadline reported. MGM has pushed back the release to April 2021 "to preserve the theatrical experience for moviegoers," it told Bloomberg. Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Apple, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Bloomberg, Film Industry, Netflix, Movie, Cinema, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, MGM, Forbes, Movie Theater, Eon Productions


Two Black former DC Comics editors describe the career obstacles they faced, from white leadership saying they'd never be promoted to their achievements being undercut

DC Comics; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Harvey Richards and Lateef Ade "L.A." Williams, two Black former DC Comics editorial staffers, told Business Insider they felt their careers at the company were hindered because of their race. Richards was fired in December 2019 after 22 years and was the only Black editorial staffer at DC when he left. He was only promoted once.  Williams exited in 2000 after six years without a promotion and after disputes with white members of DC leadership. The...
Tags: Comics, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Superman, Dc Comics, Alabama, America, Trends, Diversity, Williams, Dc, DC Entertainment, Black, Carlin


The biggest game of 2020 just got delayed for the third time: 'Cyberpunk 2077' will now launch on December 10

"Cyberpunk 2077." YouTube/Cyberpunk 2077 The game studio behind the acclaimed "Witcher" series has been working on its next major video game, "Cyberpunk 2077," for years. "Cyberpunk 2077" is a first-person action game set in a sprawling futuristic city. The cast is star-studded, with Keanu Reeves playing one of the game's main characters. Though the game has been in development for nearly eight years, it's been delayed multiple times. The latest delay, announced on Tuesday, pushes the lau...
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Xbox One, Trends, Pc, Cyberpunk, Xbox, Keanu Reeves, Witcher, Stadia, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, CD Projekt Red


Netflix is developing a live action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ show

Netflix announced this morning that it’s partnering with Ubisoft to adapt the game publisher’s “Assassin’s Creed” franchise into a live action series. The franchise jumps around in history, telling the story of a secret society of assassins with “genetic memory” and their centuries-long battle the knights templar. It has sold 155 million games worldwide and was also turned into a nearly incomprehensible 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, which underperformed at the bo...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Assassin s Creed, Michael Fassbender, Ubisoft, Marion Cotillard, Assassin, Danielle Kreinik, Jason Altman, Mythic Quest, Peter Friedlander


Matthew McConaughey on why he went to film school instead of becoming a lawyer, and his trick for getting out of a career rut

Noam Galai/Getty Images for HISTORY Matthew McConaughey, an Academy Award-winning actor and author of Greenlights recently appeared on the "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel" podcast. McConaughey kept a diary for 35 years to get through hard times and remind himself of habits that led to positive life outcomes. He explained that his father's death forced him to take risks and discover his own identity. Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the "5 Questions w...
Tags: Nbc, Matthew Mcconaughey, Entertainment, Careers, Trends, Acting, Peter Pan, Career Advice, Film School, Don, University of Texas, McConaughey, Dan Schawbel, Noam Galai Getty, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor


We got our hands on the PlayStation 5 — here's how the next-gen console looks up close

  We can't show you the PS5 in action yet; but these shots should give you an idea of how it will fit in your living room. Kevin Webb / Business Insider The PlayStation 5 launches on November 12, but Sony gave us early access to the next-generation console for a hands-on preview.Our full review will arrive in the next few days, but we've taken some pictures of the standard PS5 to show you how the console looks in an everyday home environment.PlayStation 5 pre-orders start at $400 for...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Features, Playstation, Sony, Ps4, Astro, Miles Morales, Tech Insider, Kevin Webb, PlayStation 5, PS5, Insider Picks


McDonald's is hosting a music festival as the fast-food giant tries to win over younger customers

The logo of a McDonald's Corp restaurant is seen in Los Angeles Reuters McDonald's UK announced it's hosting a virtual music festival called "I'm Lovin' It Live" from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 as a way to thank its customers.  The music event will be available to UK and Ireland-based customers only.  The fast-food chain has been trying to get more younger customers through the door with celebrity partnerships. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As part of its broader attemp...
Tags: UK, Entertainment, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Ireland, Retail, Music Festivals, Mcdonald's, Travis Scott, McDonald, McDonald s Corp, Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Barbara Smith, J Balvin


Original Content podcast: ‘Lovecraft Country’ is gloriously bonkers

As we tried to recap the first season of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” one thing became clear: The show is pretty nuts. The story begins by sending Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his friend Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smolett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip across mid-’50s America in search of Tic’s missing father. You might assume that the search will occupy the entire season, or take even longer than that; instead, the initial storyline is wrapped up quickly. And while t...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, America, Tech, Netflix, Indiana Jones, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, Original Content Podcast, George Courtney B Vance, Atticus Tic Freeman Jonathan Majors, Leti Lewis Jurnee Smolett


Atari is opening gaming-inspired hotels around the US, with vintage arcades and pop culture nightclubs. See what they will look like.

Atari. Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images An Atari themed hotel is planned in Arizona, with more locations to come. Atari is behind hundreds of iconic games, including Pong and Centipede. New renders show what the gaming inspired hotel could look like. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Atari, the brand forever linked with iconic games like Pong and Centipede, will soon be a theme for a gaming-inspired hotel in Arizona and Las Vegas.In January, strategy organization GSD G...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Arizona, Pop Culture, Las Vegas, Atari, Pong, Esports, Phoenix, Gensler


T.I. Has Accepted Jeezy’s Verzuz Challenge: “Snowmen Are Seasonal, Kings Are Forever!”

It looks like T.I. is ready and willing to go head-to-head with Jeezy in an upcoming Verzuz battle! While the Verzuz platform hasn’t confirmed the event just yet, after a back-and-forth, T.I. has accepted Jeezy’s challenge to go hit-for-hit in front of thousands (possibly millions) of people on Instagram Live and Apple Music. Via Revolt: On Wednesday (Oct. 21), just hours after Tip respectfully declined a Verzuz against Busta, Jeezy hopped on Instagram to let the “Whatever You Like” rapper know ...
Tags: Videos, Music, Celebs, Instagram, Entertainment, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Timbaland, Young, Swizz Beatz, Jeezy, T.i, Verzuz, Busta Jeezy


'No need for security checks or COVID tests': Borat star meets Donald Trump Jr. and visits White House in deleted scenes

Donald Trump Jr. REUTERS/Rick Wilking In deleted scenes from the new movie, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," an actress playing Borat's daughter meets Donald Trump Jr. and visits the White House. The clip posted to Borat's Twitter account features the star alongside a One America News journalist at the White House. "No need for security checks or COVID tests, they boring," Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, said in the footage.  President Donald Trump also makes an appearance in the deleted ...
Tags: Politics, News, Entertainment, White House, New York City, Trends, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Donald Trump Jr, Rick Wilking, Trump Jr


The short, strange life of Quibi

“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the way.” With that, the founding executives confirmed the rumors and put Quibi to bed, a little more than six months after launching the service. Starting a business is an impossibly difficult task under nearly a...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Disney, Tech, Hp, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ridley Scott, Belize, Streaming Media, Terms Of Service, Sam Raimi


'Cyberpunk 2077' is one of the most anticipated video games of 2020, and it's just a few weeks from launch — here's what the game is all about

A scene in the "Cyberpunk 2077" trailer. YouTube/Cyberpunk 2077 The game developer behind the acclaimed "Witcher" series has been working on its next major video game, "Cyberpunk 2077," for years. "Cyberpunk 2077" is a first-person action game set in a sprawling futuristic city. The cast is star-studded, with Keanu Reeves playing one of the game's main characters. It's scheduled to launch on November 19 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Notably, the game won't be available on the new Xb...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Features, Watson, Keanu Reeves, Netrunner, E3, Gameplay, Role-playing Games, Patrick Mills, Witcher, Tech Insider


How to watch 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' – Sasha Baron Cohen's iconic character returns to explore Trump's America

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Studios "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," or "Borat 2" was released on Amazon Prime Video on October 23.The mockumentary film follows Sasha Baron Cohen's character Borat Sajdiyev on a mission to deliver his daughter as a gift to US President Donald Trump's administration."Borat 2" has already grabbed headlines for a scene featuring Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Borat's second act ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Entertainment, New York City, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Streaming, Kazakhstan, Donald Trump


Quibi's star-studded shows cost the startup up to $100,000 per minute to make

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Quibi's content production cost the startup up to $100,000 per minute. While production costs range platform to platform, Quibi's $100,000 per-minute budgets were largely in line with high-end streaming and cable TV productions. It intended to spend $1.1 billion on content in its first year, but the six-month-old streaming platform on Wednesday announced that it would shut down. Quibi did receive multiple short-form Emmy nominatio...
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How to watch UFC 254: Lightweight champion Khabib returns to defend his title for the first time in 2020

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje is the main event of UFC 254 streaming live from UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on October 24.Early prelims for UFC 254 will start at 11 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, then prelims will air at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+.UFC 254's main card is a $64.99 pay-per-view event starting at 2 p.m. ET, and you'll need an ESPN+ subscription t...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Entertainment, Sports, Trends, Tech, United Arab Emirates, Streaming, Ufc, Espn, Abu Dhabi, MMA, Alexander Yakovlev, Yas Island, Connor McGregor, Stefan Struve


Quibi says it will shut down in early December

Quibi is shutting down — we know that much for sure. But when? If you’re looking to blast through all 25 episodes of the Reno 911 revival series before Quibi calls its quits, how long do you actually have? While it seems even Quibi isn’t 100% certain yet, they’ve at least now given users a rough idea of when they expect the plug to be pulled: early December. As spotted by Variety, a newly published support page on the Quibi site says streaming will end “on or about December 1, 2020.” The “a...
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Metallica, My Chemical Romance, Limp Bizkit To Headline Sacramento’s Aftershock 2021

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — While coronavirus has put a halt to pretty much all live events this year, Sacramento’s Aftershock festival organizers are looking to 2021 with an expanded lineup of hard rock heavyweights. On Thursday, Aftershock organizers announced their 2021 expanded lineup for next year’s event. Rap-rock icons Limp Bizkit join the bill as headliners for the opening day of the festival. Metallica and My Chemical Romance, as previously announced, will be the headliners on the rest of the ...
Tags: News, Entertainment, Local, Sacramento, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Concerts, Parkway Drive, Discovery Park, My Chemical Romance, Sacramento News, Metallica My Chemical


28 of the best 'Star Wars'-themed gifts for fans of all ages

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. FancyMatsCo/Etsy For every "Star Wars" fan out there, there are at least three gifts to satisfy their inner geek. We found the 28 best options for fans of all ages and fans with all interests.If they like to get hands-on with "Star Wars" paraphernalia, you can gift a lightsaber or huge Lego set. If not, there are gift options like books, posters, and vinyl records.Looking for more gift ideas? Check...
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US Army base says it's sorry for claiming its Twitter account was hacked after an 'administrator' sent sexual messages at an OnlyFans creator

A sign at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, January 4, 2020. Associated Press Fort Bragg, the home of the US Army's Airborne and Special Operations Command, claimed its official Twitter account was hacked after it began sending explicit tweets. The account began replying to an adult-content creator from the platform OnlyFans on Wednesday afternoon. The OnlyFans performer described the incident as "wild" and told Insider she was disappointed the tweets were removed. The XVIII Airborne Corps walke...
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