AT&T’s modern take on delivering ads when a viewer hits the pause button is getting closer. It has long been understood that AT&T was working on a feature that showed ads once a user had paused video and and now these ads are reportedly already been sold to advertisers.
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Netflix now appears to be testing two new features designed to speed up the time it takes to start watching. The two new features are “Watch Now” and “Play Something Else.” It is currently unclear if and when these new features will reach all users on all platforms.
Sling TV has expanded its cloud DVR to include a selection of ESPN channels. While Sling TV did previously offer cloud DVR, it has not always been supported by all the channels available with a Sling TV plan. Today’s announcement helps to limit the number of non-supported channels even further.
Hulu has now officially launched a new ad feature that’s designed to reward binge-watchers. The idea is that the more Hulu you watch in a single sitting, the less ads you will see. In some cases, this will result in entire episodes being shown completely ad-free. Well, with the exception of a first (and last)…
Vudu has made changes to improve its rental procedure. Firstly, the streaming service is offering a money-back guarantee on rentals. Secondly, Vudu will now refund the difference if you find the same rental available to stream elsewhere for cheaper. In addition, Vudu is also offering additional ways to save on movie rentals during the holidays.
Hulu Likes and Dislikes Come to iOS
Hulu has now updated its iOS app with the option to add likes and dislikes to TV shows, movies and recommendations. This follows on from the same feature rolling out on other platforms, including games consoles and smart TVs.
Dish Network’s AirTV today launched its latest cord-cutting solution, the AirTV 2. AirTV devices are used to provide a way to access live local channels without having to pay a monthly bill. As the name suggests, this device follows on from the original model but with a number of improvements. According to the company, these…
The price of Hulu + Live TV has now increased to $54.99 per month. This is not a sudden increase but a planned one considering Hulu announced the $10 price rise last month. The increase affects both new and existing subscribers equally.
Delta and The Walt Disney Company have teamed up to offer a selection of Disney+ inflight movies on Delta flights. In addition, Delta U.S. SkyMiles members are being offered an extended free trial to Disney’s streaming service.
Google is currently giving away a three-month Disney+ subscription for free to Chromebook owners. Considering a Disney+ subscription typically costs $6.99 per month, this equates to an overall savings of $20.97.
Vidgo’s new live TV streaming package provides access to 60 channels for $39.99 per month. At this price point, Vidgo is now a viable option for consumers looking for a live TV streaming plan, but at a lower price point than AT&T TV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
Sling TV has raised the price of its plans by $5 per month. This is the latest in a round of 2019 price increases with almost every major live TV streaming service having raised their prices this year. Some services have raised their prices more than once in 2019.
Sling is now providing all of its live TV subscribers with 10 hours of cloud DVR for free. Previously, cloud DVR was only available as an add-on with Sling. This follows on from Sling announcing a price increase that affects all of its subscribers.
The AirTV Mini dongle now supports the Amazon Prime Video app. The Air TV Mini launched earlier in 2019 and with the addition of the Prime app now provides Amazon Prime Video users with an additional way to access the wide selection of video content that’s available.
Comcast is reportedly in talks to purchase the free live TV and on-demand streaming service, Xumo. Comcast also owns NBCUniversal. With NBCU planning to launch a new Peacock streaming service in 2020, it could be the case Xumo becomes part of Comcast and NBCU’s grander Peacock plan – should a deal be finalized.
The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote was one of Amazon’s best-selling devices during the 2019 Holiday season, according to Amazon. Each year, Amazon releases details on how much was sold during the festive period through the retailer. Along with the Alexa-enabled Fire TV Stick, the Echo Dot smart speaker and Echo Show 5…
Netflix has released details of its most popular titles of 2019 with Murder Mystery topping the list overall. Murder Mystery is one of Netflix’s own movies and sees Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston try to solve a whodunit-style murder mystery while on vacation.
fuboTV has now dropped a number of channels, including FX, National Geographic and Fox RSNs. This appears to be an effect of the 21st Century Fox acquisition by Disney. While fubo has yet to publicly confirm the reason why, it has confirmed the removal of the channels.
Roku TV and Roku player users are no longer able to add the AT&T TV channel to their device. Considering AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW are both added to Roku devices through the same channel, this affects subscribers to both services equally.
Home Alone, Home Alone 2, and a number of other movies have suddenly disappeared from Disney+.