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Samsung Asks QLED TV Owners to Run a Virus Scan

Absolutely Shattered

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Performing a security scan on a television may sound ridiculous, but it’s exactly what Samsung’s US support Twitter account is suggesting be done “every few weeks.” There’s even a guide video showing owners of QLED TV models exactly how to access the built-in security scan feature. – Matthew Humphries, PCMag » https://trib.al/89SxBlI
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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

Id Software built a framework to make streaming video games better

Bethesda is jumping on the cloud-gaming train with Orion, a software collection that optimizes game engines for streaming. Essentially, Orion is designed to make games run better on platforms like Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud. It works with any game and any platform, lowering latency by up to 20 percent per frame and reducing bandwidth demands by as much as 40 percent. – Jessica Conditt, Engadget » https://engt.co/2R3qpxc

Quibi cofounders reveal pricing and launch date for the short-form streaming service

Already, [Quibi] has raised $2 billion to produce its slate of original content, and it’s been picking up a number of projects in recent months. Last year, it signed directors Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi to produce a pair of horror shows for the service. It’s also developing a Social Network-eque show about the founding of Snapchat, #Freerayshawn, a drama series starring Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne from Antoine Fuqua, a court show starring Chrissy Teigen, and remakes of MTV’sPunk’d and Singled Out. – Andrew Liptak, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2wN4alu

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

Music to Apple’s and Spotify’s Ears: Paid Streaming Expected to Skyrocket

On the flip side, average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to continue trending lower, which is something that Spotify investors have become accustomed to as the Swedish streamer has been seeing strong uptake of family plans, which have lower ARPU but much stronger retention characteristics. Goldman expects ARPU to decline from $32.70 in 2018 to $24.60 in 2030. – Evan Niu, CFA, The Motley Fool via Yahoo Finance » https://yhoo.it/2IlmZSc

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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