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20 great free streaming services for cord cutters

Whether you’re chasing that mythical $0 TV bill, or just trying to pad out your paid subscriptions with a few more things to watch, here are 20 free streaming TV services you ought to know about. – Jared Newman, Fast Company » http://bit.ly/2IeMqsa
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Lady Gaga-R. Kelly Song Removed From Streaming Services

As she promised, Lady Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly has been removed from streaming services. The song, “Do What U Want (With My Body), was removed approximately 18 hours after Gaga tweeted her apology for working with Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, as featured in last week’s Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly. – Shirley Halperin, Variety » http://bit.ly/2D3ni2W

Amazon and Hulu Overlap Most on Films, Amazon and Netflix on TV

On the day Reelgood looked, of the 12,764 movies on Amazon Video$8.99 at Amazon—and that’s just the films included with a Prime account for “free”—a full 530 were also available on Hulu$5.99 at Hulu. That’s’ almost one-third of Hulu’s movie library. 277 of the Amazon selection were also on NetflixFree at iTunes Store. The numbers dwindle more when you compare Hulu and Netflix: only 52 films in common. And across all three services, only seven films were available on each. – Eric Griffith, PCMag http://bit.ly/2ECQq2c

Netflix Is Testing Patches to Gamify Bingeing for Kids

Eligible shows are being marked with red locks for users who are part of the test. However, collecting patches doesn’t actually unlock any additional content, and is more of a reward in itself. That seems to confuse at least some users on Twitter, who can’t quite figure out what to do with their “Series of Unfortunate Events” patches. – Janko Roettgers, Variety http://ift.tt/2IcItzQ

Spotify Reaches Deal With Sony Music: Sources

Universal Music Group’s deal gives Spotify a break on the percentage of revenue that it must pays UMG in royalties as its subscriber base grows, going down to about 52 percent of revenue from 55 percent, sources have told Billboard. UMG’s deal also gives its artists the ability to limit their albums to Spotify’s paid tier for two weeks after release — though no big acts have yet taken advantage of that freedom to date. – Hannah Karp, Billboard http://ift.tt/2tJ5iUW

JAY-Z Album Arrives On All Streaming Platforms — Except Spotify

JAY-Z’s move to hold his album from Spotify isn’t exactly a surprise. In April, he removed his entire catalog from the service without explaining why. Some theorized at the time it was because the streaming service’s ad-based freemium tier paid less than subscriber-only services—which may have been what spurred him to launch his own music streaming service with Tidal in March of 2015. The move may also have been a way to drive his fans to his own platform ahead of TIDAL’s week-long exclusive launch of 4:44. – Andy Gensler, Billboard http://ift.tt/2uQVhEP

Netflix ‘Futurama’ Apocalypse Threatens to Turn r/Futurama_sleepers Into Insomniacs

We have, perhaps, just one more night of this bliss. Saturday, Netflix will be removing seasons 1-6 of Futurama from its catalog (There have been conflicting reports about this; some outlets have reported that only season 6 would be leaving the service. In an email to Motherboard, Netflix confirmed that each of the first six seasons would be leaving the service.) – Jason Koebler, MOTHERBOARD http://ift.tt/2tyzWCK
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