Category Archives: Apps & Tech

Tubi Passes 20 Million Monthly Active Users And Claims May Revenue Record

Ad-supported streaming service Tubi said it has surpassed 20 million monthly active users after activity in May reached 94 million hours of content viewing and revenue in the month set a company record. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R7BJyf
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Netflix’s pop-out player test is perfect for procrastination

To use the pop-out player, users will click a small icon along the bottom of the screen. Once the new window appears, you can resize it and position it wherever you’d like. At the moment, subtitles are not yet available in the window. – Christine Fisher, Engadget » https://engt.co/2Xyiiyo

YouTube confirms a test where the comments are hidden by default

While it reported the test was underway in Android devices in India, we’ve confirmed it’s also appearing on iOS and is not limited to a particular region. That means it’s something YouTube wants to test on a broader scale, rather than a feature it’s considering for a localized version of its app for Indian users. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2ForzPd

Hulu and Xbox Live Are Back Online After a Major Outage

According to Down Detector, there were more than 10,000 reports of issues connected to Xbox Live, as well as more than 10,000 instances of problems with Hulu. People were also reporting issues with Reddit earlier, but it appears that website is up and running again. The outage map on Down Detector shows that the Hulu and Xbox Live outages were only affecting the U.S. – Allison Matyus, Digital Trends » http://bit.ly/2IWUxX7

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

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
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