What we know about CBSs upcoming streaming service for sports

August 9, 2017

Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced its planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the companys Q2 earnings call, and though details are light theres no name, pricing or exact launch date at this time, for example the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap thats not currently well-covered by live TV…


Googles cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

July 29, 2017

Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Googles live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for traditional pay TV in the first place. That download figure comes from app store analytics firms Sensor Tower and App Annie, which both also noted that installs are evenly split between iOS and Android devices. Of course, 2 million…


Someone remade the ‘Stranger Things’ intro on an Apple computer from the 1980s

July 16, 2017

Image: netflix Let’s all thank the internet for Wahyu Ichwandardi, an illustrator and animator who thought it would be a good idea to recreate the Stranger Things intro on a monochrome monitor from the 1980s. SEE ALSO: Turns out we’ll get to see ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 sooner than expected Spoiler alert: it was a good idea. On the screen. pic.twitter.com/E8hT4rmB3N Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) July 12, 2017 In progress: @Stranger_Things…


Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

June 3, 2017

Discovering virtual reality in Season 5 of 'House of Cards.'Image: netflix  What’s crazier than the insane political machinations of House of Cards being outdone by the very real politics of 2017? How about the show taking Season 5 viewers into yet another layer deeper into the surreal by introducing virtual reality into the very plot of the show. Here’s your Spoiler Alert warning. If you haven’t already binge-watched the latest…


Nickelodeon revamps Noggin, its Netflix for Kids, with dozens of interactive, play-along videos

June 2, 2017

Nickelodeons Noggin is today taking a step to differentiate Noggin from being just another Netflix for kids type of subscription video service. Alongside its existing lineup of TV shows and sing-alongs, Nick is introducing a series of what it calls play along videos. These new videos, which are also curriculum-based, are designed to be interactive in nature asking kids to tap, touch, swipe or speak to move through their various…


Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

May 10, 2017

San Francisco-based Jump Capital, and includes participation from Tubi TVs Series A investor The titles on Tubi TV arent necessarily the hottest, or most in-demand new releases, but include a number of big-name hits from years past. For example, the apps featured selection right now includesthe 2000 film Gladiator, 1991s The Silence of the Lambs, 2011s Young Adult, 2010s True Grit and 2008s Revolutionary Road, among others. But for Tubi…


Hands-on with Hulus new Live TV service

May 4, 2017

Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York, after earlier promising its under $40 offering would arrive sometime this spring. The service which is actually $39.99 per month has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulus existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners.However, a key part to…


Gillian Anderson shares ‘X-Files’ fan’s hilarious Spotify playlist

May 1, 2017

Image: mashable composite; 20th century fox, spotify Finally, an X-Files playlist that’s more than just songs with heavy synth and alien noises. X-Files star Gillian Anderson discovered a fan-created Spotify playlist that speaks more to… er, the spirit of the fandom than the music and sound design of the show. Suffice it to say, Anderson loved it. SEE ALSO: How to dress like Scully from ‘X Files’ Take a look…


‘American Gods’: Meet the deities of the new world order

April 30, 2017

They didn't teach you about this in Sunday schoolImage: starz Belief is power in the world of American Gods. In Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel and the lavish new Starz adaptation from Bryan Fuller and Michael Green gods exist because people believe in them, and as soon as we stop believing… well, you remember what Peter Pan told us about fairies. Unfortunately for the Old Gods mythological deities like Odin and…