Category Archives: Apps & Tech

IMDb Scraps Freedive Name, Will Triple ‘IMDb TV’ Free Streaming Lineup With Movies From Warner Bros., Sony, MGM

IMDb TV is currently available only in the U.S. It’s accessible on the IMDb website and as a free channel in Amazon’s Prime Video app across hundreds of devices. That includes Amazon’s own Fire TV streaming-media products, which the tech giant claims has over 34 million active users worldwide. IMDb TV streaming titles currently are not available on IMDb’s iOS and Android apps. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Il18vn
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How and when to cancel your Netflix, Prime Video, and other video subscriptions

Constantly quitting and returning might not be great if you want these platforms to continue creating the content you love, like more seasons of your favorite show. Less money for them means less money to pump into programming. But none of us are obligated to remain forever subscribed to Netflix as a show of our support for quality TV, and saving cash always feels good (and is sometimes necessary). – Chris Welch, The Verge » http://bit.ly/31sADvB

Top Grossing Apps in the U.S. for May 2019

The second highest grossing app in the U.S. during May was Pandora with close to $35 million in user spending. YouTube was the next highest grossing app, followed by Netflix and HBO Now. Six of the top 10 top grossing non-game apps in the U.S. last month were streaming services. YouTube became the No. 1 grossing app on the App Store, unseating Tinder which was the top earning iOS app in April. – Julia Chan, Sensor Tower » http://bit.ly/2Re518x

The Netflix for Broadway is coaxing theater onto a digital stage

Founded by a husband-and-wife team with a combined 83 years of experience in the Broadway business, the niche service is like Netflix for theater. It offers a library of plays and musicals to stream on demand for a $9-a-month subscription. These aren’t the out-of-focus iPhone recordings of your nephew’s fifth-grade talent show. BroadwayHD specializes in live captures of high-end theatrical productions with HD or 4K cameras and the same audio that feeds into a theater’s soundboard. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET » https://cnet.co/2ZfDwhq

Over a fifth of US homes likely to subscribe to Disney+

In all, 22% of all respondents indicate that they are likely or highly likely to subscribe to Disney+. Intention to subscribe increased significantly to a third of 18 to 24-year olds, and 36% of households with children. Ampere stressed that the audience with children in the household is key for Disney+. It is nearly twice the size of the 18 to 24-year old group and offers the greatest immediate opportunity. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Wq6cT4
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