Netflix play something

Your nights of endless scrolling are over. Netflix is looking to combat decision fatigue amid Peak TV with a new shuffle feature, Play Something. It’s a feature that the streaming giant has been testing out since at least year, and one that will bring Netflix the closest to emulating traditional TV channel surfing.

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Tenet on a Game Boy Advance

Last year, Christopher Nolan‘s time-bending action film Tenet became – fairly or not – the film that would theoretically save theatrical moviegoing in America. After enduring multiple release date delays which served to build hype to practically unprecedented levels, the film was finally released last July…and – surprise, surprise – it was not able to live up to the impossible expectations with which it was saddled. Through it all, there was a consistent message from Nolan himself: this movie should be seen on the biggest and best screen possible.

Now, an intrepid YouTuber has hilariously gone directly against Nolan’s wishes and committed what the filmmaker might consider the ultimate moviegoing sin: putting Tenet on multiple cartridges and watching it on a Game Boy Advance. Watch the video below, and learn how to do this yourself.
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Justice League watch party

The moment that legions of fans have been waiting for is almost here: after years of campaigning (and an inordinate amount of online bullying), their wish will come true and Zack Snyder’s Justice League will finally debut on HBO Max next week. But since we’re all isolated because of the pandemic and in-person watch parties are still not safe, HBO Max has teamed up with a watch party platform called Scener and will be hosting an exclusive experience to celebrate the premiere, which features a live video discussion with Snyder himself. Get the details below.
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Celebrity podcasts

Spotify is one of the key players in the audio space, but as you might expect, there are several other companies that want a sliver of that pie. In an effort to differentiate themselves, drive listeners to their platform, and hopefully convert some of those listeners into premium subscribers, Spotify is partnering with several recognizable Hollywood (and Hollywood-adjacent) names on celebrity podcasts and new shows based around brands like DC Comics. Get the latest on newly announced projects from The Russo Brothers, Ava DuVernay, former President Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and more.
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YouTube TV is Adding Offline Downloads and 4K Streaming

youtube tv offline downloads

It’s becoming hard to compete with the influx of new streaming platforms, each offering new original titles. So YouTube is offering a bit of an upgrade to its live-TV streaming platform YouTube TV. With the imminent rollout of a new add-on package, YouTube TV offline downloads, 4K streaming, and more will be available on the platform to its subscribers.

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Fandor

Fandor, the streaming service that closed its doors back in 2018, is once again open for business. Well, it will be soon.

A new report says that Cinedigm has purchased Fandor and acquired its library of 4,600 films, with plans to relaunch the service with a subscription tier and an ad-supported free tier as well. Get the details below. Read More »

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 »

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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 »