For months leading up to today’s annual Apple event, rumors swirled that the Cupertino tech giant was gearing up to bundle its growing roster of services. Today, Apple confirmed it’s introducing a multi-tiered bundle called Apple One, which will group together some of its most popular services...

In the weeks leading up to Apple’s September event, rumors swirled that the company could be gearing up to launch long-awaited subscription bundles that would group Apple services for lower prices than users paid for them individually. Now, more evidence points to a new mega-bundle that some...

If you own a Vizio SmartCast TV, you’ll now be able to access Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels. You may even be able to snag a couple of months of Apple’s streaming service for free—which is probably about what users are willing to pay for it right now anyway.Read...

As WarnerMedia gears up for the release of a planned ad model for its recently launched HBO Max product, its parent company has reportedly run into a number of problems—including the fact that absolutely no one wants ads on premium content, including some of HBO’s business partners.Read...

Quibi, a company that tried to force people stuck at home during a pandemic to watch movies on the smallest possible screens, is now evidently pivoting to drive-in theaters—a move that is confounding if for no other reason that it defies the entire point of Quibi.Read...

What the Fuck, Roku?

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You won’t find HBO Max on Roku, but you can watch Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe. As if the conspiracy theory hokum pervading social media wasn’t bad enough, Roku has been hosting content that’s promoting misinformation about vaccines, autism, and the current covid-19 pandemic.Read...

Quibi, the beleaguered mobile-first streaming service teeming with talent but struggling to find a solid subscriber footing, has introduced a free, ad-supported tier to its Australian market—something the company arguably should have been doing all along.Read...

As if the premium of ever-increasing streaming costs hadn’t already pummeled your monthly bank balance, Disney has announced it will charge you the obscene amount of $30 to watch its live-action remake of Mulan. No, that is not included in your subscription, and yes, you read that eye-watering...

Earlier this year, CBS All Access tapped the trove of ViacomCBS assets and introduced a mini library of Paramount films to its service—a move that made a good service even better. Around the same time, the company’s top brass said it was gearing up to introduce “major changes” to expand the...

Earlier this year—roughly 100 years ago now—you’ll recall that AMC had a very public, very messy falling out with NBCUniversal over distribution rights that saw the movie theater chain swear off Universal Pictures films in its theaters globally, ostensibly forever. In a somewhat surprising...