HBO Max coming to Roku

Nearly seven months after the HBO Max streaming service debuted, the company has finally signed a deal which allows Roku users to access it through that platform. After a prolonged behind-the-scenes battle, and with the HBO Max debut of Wonder Woman 1984 just a few days away, HBO Max will be live on Roku devices starting tomorrow – Thursday, December 17, 2020. Here’s how you’ll be able to get it.
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hulu and Disney+

A new report suggests that Disney is planning to merge Hulu and Disney+ into one unified streaming service under the Disney umbrella, with Hulu being subsumed into the already-more-popular Disney+. Read on as we break down what this might look like. Read More »

Wonder Woman 1984 4k

HBO Max has been missing several key features since it launched earlier this year, but chief among them has been the ability to showcase titles in 4K. Thankfully, that’s about to change – just in time for the streaming platform’s highest-profile release yet.

Today, director Patty Jenkins revealed on Twitter that her highly anticipated superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first title on HBO Max that will be available to stream in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Read More »

Oprah Obama

The coronavirus pandemic has ripped through our society, leaving death and disruption in its path. One of the least important changes it has caused is that pretty much every interview now has taken on the same dull, boxy aesthetic because they’re almost always captured using programs like Zoom.

Leave it to Oprah Winfrey, arguably the most famous interviewer in the world, to liven things up. In a new episode of her AppleTV+ series The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey interviewed former President Barack Obama about his new book, his reaction to Joe Biden winning the presidency, and much more, and through the magic of green screen technology, it appears as if they’re both seated in Oprah’s home. Check out a behind the scenes clip below. Read More »

HBO Max is Finally Coming to Amazon Fire TV Devices

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“Alexa, open HBO Max.”

Roughly six months after its launch, WarnerMedia’s streaming platform HBO Max is finally making its debut on Amazon Fire TV devices starting this week. This rollout on a widely used streaming device will make HBO Max available to tens of millions of new customers. And it leaves HBO Max with one final major barrier: Roku.

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Apple TV is Coming to Xbox Consoles This Month

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Apple TV is expanding to the gaming community. The Apple TV app is set to debut on Xbox consoles this month, on the heels of the streaming app’s launch on Sony’s PS4 and PS5 consoles and just in time for the Xbox Series X and Series S launch. Read More »

quibi app

Quibi didn’t find much success on our phones, so now the embattled streaming service is expanding to TV. The Quibi app has launched on Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV following months of struggling to find a footing as the premiere mobile streaming platform. But it appears to be too little too late, as the WSJ is reporting the service is shutting down.

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the batman virtual production

When filmmaker Jon Favreau and the team at Industrial Light and Magic concocted a new way to transport audiences to a galaxy far, far away in The Mandalorian using a combination of video game engines and massive, high-quality LED screens, we knew it was only a matter of time before those techniques started making their way into the film industry’s biggest blockbusters.

Now director Matt Reeves is utilizing some of that Mandalorian technology on The Batman, Warner Bros.’ high-profile relaunch of the DC Comics film franchise.
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Lubezki's iPhone 12 commercial

Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki has been relatively quiet since his stunning achievement of winning three Oscars in a row in 2013, 2014, and 2015. But now he’s back with a brief short film which hypes Apple’s newly announced iPhone 12 Pro, the first device that allows a person to “capture, edit, watch, and share Dolby Vision video.” Check out Lubezki’s iPhone 12 commercial below, featuring more of the type of gorgeous imagery for which he’s earned acclaim throughout his career. Read More »

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One Day Die

Séances seem to be all the rage right now – heck, Team /Film just participated in one with the cast and crew of Host, the recent movie about what happens when a séance goes bad. Now Darren Lynn Bousman, who has directed multiple Saw movies and spent years developing several immersive experiences, invites you to participate in an interactive séance experience called One Day Die.

He and his team will mail you a box of items, which you’re not allowed to open until they give permission – just make sure there are no kids around, because this sounds like a pretty intense, R-rated experience. Check out a brief trailer and get more details below. Read More »