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HBO, HBO Max and Discovery+ report a combined total of 92.1M subscribers, plans for major restructuring

Warner Bros. Discovery revealed its second-quarter results — its first quarterly earnings since the $43 billion merger. The total number of direct-to-consumer subscribers across HBO, HBO Max and Discovery+ was 92.1 million in the second quarter of 2022, up 1.7… Continue Reading →

Amazon shuts down its personal file storage service to focus on photos

Amazon’s consumer-focused storage service, Amazon Drive, will wind down over the next year, Amazon announced today. In an email to users, the company said that it was taking the opportunity to “more fully focus” its efforts on Amazon Photos, Amazon’s… Continue Reading →

ESPN+ is getting a big price hike

On August 23, the price of ESPN+ will jump from $6.99 to $9.99 per month, and the annual plan is going up from $69.99 to $99.99. The steep 43% increase is the second subscription price hike in a little more… Continue Reading →

Netflix rolls out spatial audio to all devices, available for ‘Stranger Things’ and more

Today, Netflix announced that it is bringing spatial audio to all devices with the aim of enhancing the listening experience throughout its catalog of original titles. Currently, the content that supports spatial audio includes the fourth season of “Stranger Things,”… Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Discovery ceases new HBO Max originals in Europe and shutters Cinemax Go

HBO Max will cease new original programming in parts of Europe and the company will also shut down Cinemax’s TV Everywhere platform, Cinemax Go, as its parent company Warner Bros. Discovery moves through a restructuring. As reported by Variety on… Continue Reading →

Disney extends CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for three more years despite difficult tenure

Disney’s board unanimously voted to extend CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for three more years, the company announced yesterday. His current deal was set to expire in February 2023. Despite a chaotic tenure that began at the height of COVID, the… Continue Reading →

Amazon revamps Fire TV user interface with new home screen, improved navigation and more

Amazon Fire TV revealed an updated user interface that aims to improve the navigation experience for users. Instead of a text menu item, there will now be an icon-based navigation bar that offers quick access to popular destinations, including “Home,”… Continue Reading →

Amazon’s IMDb TV changes its name to Freevee

Bye-bye, IMDb TV. The Amazon-backed free ad-supported streaming service will now be called, drum roll please, Freevee. Yes, Freevee. The rebrand will begin on April 27 and while we’re not sure how this is any different from its 2019 name… Continue Reading →

Disney+ removes adult-focused films after mistakingly adding them to its US service

Inching toward a more mature (some could say “scandalous”) streaming service, Disney+ subscribers in the U.S. were temporarily given not one but two 20th Century Studios films titled “Hot Shots” and “Hot Shots: Part Deux.” These movies have since been… Continue Reading →

Trump’s TRUTH Social launches at the top of the App Store, but no one can get in

Donald Trump’s media group released its TRUTH Social iOS app today in the U.S., but a scan of the app’s API using publicly available tools revealed that it already closed itself to registrations (also, the scan showed that its “proprietary… Continue Reading →

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