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What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in February 2019

Our complete list of what's new on Netflix for February 2019 and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on your bingeing, and also ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether. The post What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in February 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Home Theater, Streaming, What's New, Movies & TV, Monthly

New Nielsen Music Report Reveals Industry Quite Healthy

Thanks to the expedited turnaround of our new digital age, Nielsen's latest annual report has already become available and (spoiler alert) the news is good. Most numbers gathered over the past year seem to indicate a happy, healthy music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It used to be that you’d have to wait for the music industry reports from the previous year to be released in late February or early March, but our wonderful new dig...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Drake, Nielsen, Apple Music, Music Business, Digital Music, Major Labels, Nielsen Music, Bobby Owsinski

Hulu Is Cutting the Price of Its Cheapest Plan—and Increasing the Cost of Live TV

Netflix is raising prices, but its competitor is opting for a different tack—sort of. Hulu’s just announced that its cheapest subscription plan price will drop to $6 a month—two whole dollars less than the current $8 price.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Your Move Netflix

What's Coming and Going From Netflix in February 2019

Great stuff coming to Netflix this month: About a Boy, Billy Elliot, Jaws, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, more Chef’s Table, and the Mexican edition of Nailed It! Great stuff to watch before it leaves: Children of Men, Clerks, The Big Lebowski, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Shaun of the Dead. I think I watched all of these on a…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, TV, Movies, Entertainment, Netflix, Streaming, Lifehacks, Shaun, Coming And Going, And Chill, Billy Elliot Jaws

Suppose TV can now alert you to changes in TV packages, so you get the best deal

Last year, a startup called Suppose TV entered the market to help consumers find the best deal on TV services. The site offers an online tool that lets you compare different services – including things like channel selection and pricing. But doing so still took a lot work in terms of entering your criteria, setting your channel priorities, and specifying other requirements . Today, the company is rolling out a new, automated feature to make this whole process even easier. With its “TV Service Al...
Tags: Deals, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Live TV, Nbcu, Streaming Tv, Andrew Shapiro, Disney Comcast, AT T WarnerMedia

Shaw Brothers’ Kung Fu Movie Marathon to Stream on Twitch

Shaw Brothers’ kung fu movie marathon to stream on Twitch GammaRay (presented by Skybound Entertainment) and Celestial pictures have announced they will stream a Shaw Brothers movie marathon on Twitch from February 4 to February 8, 2019. The marathon will include 44 full-length features from the Shaw Brothers’ extensive library of kung fu titles, including iconic films such as King Boxer, Crippled Avengers, and Five Deadly Venoms. This viewing event will be streamed globally and exclusively o...
Tags: Movies, America, Streaming, Shaw Brothers, Twitch, Business Development, Duong, ComingSoon, Movie News, Skybound Entertainment, Celestial Pictures, Jane Weedon, Kung Fu Movie Marathon, Agnes Cheung, Dao Tian du Kuan Tai Chen, Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Movie Marathon

Hulu drops the price for its streaming service to $6 per month, but raises prices for Live TV

While Netflix is raising prices, Hulu is lowering its own. In a move to better compete with streaming rivals – and pick up new customers who think Netflix just got too expensive – Hulu this morning announced it’s lowering the cost of its streaming service by $2.00 per month. Currently, the service is $7.99 monthly. After the price change goes into effect, it will only be $5.99. Hulu’s changes come shortly after Netflix’s decision to raise the price for its most popular plan in the U.S. to $12.99...
Tags: TC, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Cord Cutting, On-demand, Streaming Service, Philo, Live TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hub Entertainment Research

New Netflix February 2019 Movie and TV Titles Announced

New Netflix February 2019 movie and TV titles announced The Netflix February 2019 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All Netflix February 2019 titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in February underneath. Which Netflix titles are you looking forward to and which are you sad to see leaving the service? PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Paris, TV News, Streaming, Kevin Hart, Sam Cooke, Shaun, Ray Romano, Ken Jeong, Mauthausen, Larry Charles, ComingSoon, Movie News

Netflix’s rate hike is a good thing. Wait, wait, hear us out

Upset at Netflix for raising its rates? We don't blame you. Nobody likes to pay more for anything -- even if they love that thing. But you really should be thanking the streaming entertainment giant. The hike in prices is a necessary and smart business move and, ultimately, Netflix subscribers will benefit. The post Netflix’s rate hike is a good thing. Wait, wait, hear us out appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Opinion, Trends, Features, Netflix, Home Theater, Streaming, Movies & TV, Netflix price hike, Netflix prices

YouTube TV is officially becoming available nationwide

Just ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, Google’s live TV streaming service YouTube TV is rolling out nationwide, the company announced this morning. The service has been steadily expanding since its April 2017 debut, and became broadly available a little less than a year ago when it then reached the top 100 U.S. markets, or 85 percent of the country. Today, YouTube TV will begin its expansion in an additional 95 markets, covering over 98 percent of U.S. households. The remaining markets will follo...
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Why Netflix joining the MPAA is a big deal

Netflix has joined the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), reports the Hollywood Reporter. Netflix is the first streaming service to join the entertainment industry’s lobbying group whose members are Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century... ...
Tags: Travel, Video, Hollywood, News, Films, Netflix, Mpaa, Streaming, Content, Motion Picture Association of America MPAA, Online Vs Offline, Hollywood Reporter Netflix

Music Groups Use New Australian Copyright Law To Skewer Stream Ripping Sites

After Australia recently amended its copyright laws to feature some subtle but important language changes, there was immediately concern that this alterations would be a target for abuse. The new provisions are now being used by music groups to shut down stream ripping sites which, though it may seem good on the surface, could be problematic, writes Mike Masnick. ______________________________ Op-Ed by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Late last year, after Australia proposed amending its co...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Australia, Guest Post, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Mike Masnick, Sony Music, Australasian Performing Right Association APRA, Warner Music Australia Pty Limited Stream, Stream Ripping

How to Block Bands on Spotify

Go ahead and get the “Thank U, Next” joke out of your system. I’ll wait. Because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing with Spotify’s latest feature: telling various bands you can’t stand that you no longer want them to pop up on the curated playlists you otherwise enjoy.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Spotify, Music, Streaming, Lifehacks, I Cant Stand Abba

Here’s what’s new on Hulu and what’s leaving in February 2019

Our complete list of what's new on Hulu for February 2019, our personal favorites, and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on all the site has to offer -- and ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether. The post Here’s what’s new on Hulu and what’s leaving in February 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Streaming, Hulu, Movies & TV, July

The Expanse's Third Season Hits Amazon Next Month, Belters Still Waiting for That Season 4 Premiere Date

Later this year, we’ll get to see the fourth season of The Expanse, after Amazon swooped in and saved the show from cancellation at Syfy’s hands. But good news: you can while away the time you’ll spend waiting for it by being able to watch all three seasons so far on Amazon Prime Video, starting next month.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science, Syfy, Streaming, The Expanse, Amazon Studios

German Music Streaming Up 40% In 2018

Germany streaming music grew by over 40% in 2018 to an all-time record high of 79.5 billion, according to German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).While CD sales saw a 23% decline in the last year – a first for the format in the German music market – there was still an impressive 48.2m units sold in 2017. Commenting on the report, Dr. Florian Drucke, CEO of the BVMI, said: “Looking at the sales in the past year, we see a continued strong growth in the area of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Japan, Youtube, Germany, Music Industry, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech

Netflix’s ‘Roma’ nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture and director

Netflix and Hulu will both have films in the running at the Academy Awards this year. Netflix changed its rules for theatrical releases to give “Roma” a better chance during awards season and it paid off today when the Alfonso Cuarón film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture and best director. Netflix’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, received three nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominees this morning for the...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Movies, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Streaming, Oscars, Academy Awards, Hulu, Roma, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Ethan, Coen, Joel Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

You May Finally Be Able to Mute Artists You Don't Want to Hear on Spotify

Don’t want to hear an artist in Spotify playlists or radio? You may soon be able to block them.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Streaming, Streaming Music, R Kelly

Spotify To Sell $100 In-Auto Voice Controlled Player, May Launch In India 1/31

Spotify is planning its first push into hardware with a long rumored voice controlled in-auto music player. It's not clear who will buy the $100 device, since the streamer is already accessible via voice control using Alexa, Google Play and its own in-house Spotify Voice. Apple's Siri voice control does not play well with Spotify, and the streamer's move into hardware seems designed to provide an alternative eco-system that it fully  controls. Spotify's new hardware will be built by F...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Siri, Streaming, Financial Times, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Variety, Alexa Google, Spotify Voice Apple, Spotify Voice Launch In India, Terms Service

Want to block R Kelly on Spotify? Soon you can

Spotify want your music streaming experience tailored to you personally and soon that will include the option to block artists from appearing in your stream, especially R Kelly. Spotify are preparing a new ‘block’ feature so that users can mute particular artists and groups that they don’t want to hear under any circumstance. They have been testing the feature in the latest version of their iOS app. It allows you to select an artist and block their entire catalogue from playing. The feature ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Drake, Playlists, Music Stores, Block, R Kelly, Kelly, Mute, MuteRKelly, Kelly Spotify

AirPlay 2 vs Google Cast: Which You Should Actually Use

Apple and Google compete in a whole host of areas, from mobile operating systems to music platforms, so it follows that they have competing streaming media protocols as well—something that we’ve been hearing plenty about at CES 2019. But how exactly do these technologies work? And how do they stack up against each…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Streaming, Airplay, Google Cast

No more VPN: Spotify could be launching in India this month end

Spotify has accidentally announced that it would be launching in India as soon as 31 January in an updated version of its end-user terms and conditions for India (hat tip – Aroon Deep). Variety reported the same possible launch date, adding that Spotify was entering India solely on the back... ...
Tags: Travel, Spotify, Music, News, Internet, India, Music Streaming, Streaming, Content, Platforms, Ott, OTT Services, T-Series, Aroon Deep Variety

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘American Crime Story’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, and more. The post Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘American Crime Story’ and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Entertainment, Trends, Home Theater, Brazil, Streaming, Movies & TV, Gianni Versace Terry Gilliam

Netflix Has Reportedly Signed a 'Best Practices' Code in India to Avoid State Censorship

Netflix and eight other streaming services including pending Disney acquisition Hotstar and Jio Cinema have signed a “code of best practices” stating they will voluntarily self-regulate their content in India, CNN Business reported on Friday. According to CNN, the agreement (posted to Indian tech site MediaNama)…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, India, Censorship, Disney, Cnn, Encryption, Netflix, Streaming, Jio Cinema

Spotify In-Car Music Player is Coming – Competing with Apple, Google and Amazon In-Car Services

Spotify is planning to compete with Apple (with CarPlay), Google (Assistant and Android Auto), and Amazon (Alexa) with a new in-car music player with voice controls later this year. The Spotify in-car player will sync with car stereos through Bluetooth — much like a smartphone — and include buttons you can preset to correspond with your favourite playlists. The device will support voice commands like those currently offered in the Spotify mobile app. Hardware is a very difficult market to ente...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hardware, Streaming, Android Auto, Digital Music News, Apple Google, Music Player, Amazon Alexa, In-car, CarPlay Google

Netflix Has Become HBO

In a 2013 article in GQ, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos laid out the then-nascent streaming company’s challenge: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” In yesterday’s Q4 2018 earnings interview, CEO Reed Hastings, while not referencing Sarandos’ statement, laid out facts that showed they have achieved – or […]
Tags: Hbo, Media, Marketing, Netflix, Streaming, Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings, Ott, B2C Marketing, Sarandos

Star Trek: Discovery Returns Boldly, But We're Not Quite Sure Where It's Going Yet

When Star Trek: Discovery premiered back in 2017, our recap praised its spectacle but questioned just where the show would be going thematically. Now, Discovery is back for season two, with a premiere that revels in the spectacle of space exploration once more, but has us asking that same question.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps

Deezer’s new app offers the best in radio across 30,000+ stations

Deezer are putting radio in your pocket in a big way with their brand new app offering more radio stations than you could listen to in a year. Radio by Deezer is a new mobile app from the French music streamer that sit’s standalone to their music service. The app is free to download and features 30,000 radio stations that listeners can tune in to with no sign-up or subscriptions required. Just open the app and start streaming from any of their giant collection of stations all in one place. T...
Tags: Music, UK, Digital, App, New, Radio, Streaming, Stream, Digital Radio, Application, Deezer, Stations, Digital Music News, Music Stores, BBC Radio Classic FM Kiss Network

Netflix added 7 million paid members outside the US in Q4FY19

Netflix now has 139 million memberships worldwide, 9 million more than it had last quarter, and 29 million more than what it had at the beginning of 2018. Of the new paid subscriptions, 1.5 million came from the US and the remaining 7.3 million came from outside the US. The company also has 2... ...
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It’s a match! Tinder and Spotify deepen partnership to find your musical mate

Music is incredibly personal to a lot of people so when dating you want someone who matches your taste and Spotify are integrating further into Tinder to ensure you find the right match. Tinder and Spotify have made a great match since the music streaming service integrated into the dating app 2 years ago in 2016, allowing people to give a spotlight of their music tastes to any potential suitors. The swipey dating app are now testing even further Spotify integration by letting users share Sp...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Tinder, App, Dating, Streaming, Match, Stream, Digital Music News, Matching, Swiping