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YouTube TV says it’s experimenting with picture quality enhancements

YouTube TV users have long complained of poor picture quality, low bitrate and other issues that impact the streaming experience. The company finally addressed the issues, including an increased bitra

Xavier ‘X’ Jernigan, the voice of Spotify’s DJ, explains what it’s like to become an AI

In March, Spotify launched its first AI-powered feature with the debut of its AI DJ — a smart audio guide with a convincingly realistic voice. That AI persona was actually based on a real person

Paramount alleges Warner Bros. Discovery owes $52M for ‘South Park’ streaming rights

A few months after Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) sued Paramount over the streaming rights for “South Park,” Paramount is now striking back. On Wednesday, April 19, Paramount counter-sued WBD, alleg

HUSSLUP, a LinkedIn for the entertainment biz, launches web app in beta

HUSSLUP, currently an invite-only beta, is a job search and networking app for creative professionals in the media and entertainment industry to connect with studios and production companies looking t

Pinterest brings on Google Pixel VP to fill chief product officer position

Pinterest announced today its newest hire, Sabrina Ellis, to take on the role of chief product offer. Ellis spent the last 12 years at Google, where she led the work on Google Pixel. Previously, she s

Paramount+ announces original movie, ‘Star Trek: Section 31,’ starring Michelle Yeoh

Paramount+ has ordered a “Star Trek: Section 31” original movie event with Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou, according to a blog post on the “Star Trek” official w

Marvel’s new fitness app Marvel Move brings superheroes to your workout routine

If you’ve ever wanted to listen to Hulk yelling into your earphones while you run, here’s your chance. Today, Marvel announced its new mobile fitness app, Marvel Move, featuring immersive audio-ba

Let’s talk about ‘Mrs. Davis’ and the show’s wild approach to AI

Set in an alt-near future reality, Peacock’s newest original series, “Mrs. Davis,” releasing on April 20, is edging toward being a little too believable — minus the kidnapping Germans,

Founded by actors, Mansa brings its free streaming service for global Black culture out of stealth

Mansa, a free ad-supported streaming service and content aggregator that offers a curated selection of Black cultural content, launched out of stealth today. Mansa offers a wide variety of content, fr

YouTube TV nabs its first Technical Emmy win for ‘Views’ feature

YouTube TV just won its first Technical Emmy award for its “Views” suite of features, which lets users access sports highlights, key plays, player stats and game scores. At the 74th annual Technol

AMC+ plans to launch an ad-supported tier later this year

As more media companies turn to advertising in order to boost revenue, AMC+ is the latest to announce an ad-supported version of its streaming service. Parent company AMC Networks revealed today that

Apple TV rolls out multiview feature in beta to sports fans

The rumors going around about Apple TV developing a multiview feature (spotted by developer Steve Moser) are coming true. Tonight, Apple is launching a beta version of the feature on the Apple TV 4K d

Fortnite players are getting a new Coachella-themed destination

After rolling out Coachella-themed fashion item drops in Fortnite last year, Coachella is expanding even further into gaming with the launch of Coachella Island, a new destination in Fortnite that all

‘Game of Thrones’ fans are getting a new spinoff based on characters Dunk and Egg

Among the many announcements during today’s Warner Bros. Discovery press event, the company revealed it greenlit a new Game of Thrones prequel called “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Kni

Warner Bros. Discovery to launch ‘Max’ service starting at $9.99/mo on May 23

The time has finally come for Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) to reveal details about its highly anticipated streaming service, which combines HBO Max and Discovery+ content. During a press event today,

Peacock subscribers can now stream content on Meta Quest devices

At Meta Connect 2022, the tech giant announced a three-year partnership with NBCUniversal that would bring Peacock to the Meta Quest virtual reality headset. Today, the streaming app is now available

MCU’s female superhero trio team up in ‘The Marvels’ movie

Marvel Studios released a teaser trailer today for “The Marvels,” featuring three badass female superheroes — Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and Captain Rambeau. The movie is set to hit theaters on

Here’s how to stream March Madness 2023

We hope you’ve filled out your brackets by now because the madness is officially here. Last night kicked off NCAA Selection Sunday, where the full March Madness schedules were finalized for the NCAA

Warner Bros. in talks about a Harry Potter TV series for HBO Max

Warner Bros. is in talks about a Harry Potter Max Original series on HBO Max, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to TechCrunch. The company is nowhere near striking a deal yet, the source

Netflix set to release first live reunion special on April 16 with ‘Love is Blind’ cast

Netflix continues with its livestreams, this time with the “Love is Blind” season 4 cast. This will be the streamer’s first live reunion special in its history. “Love Is Blind: The Live Reunio
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