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YouTube TV Joins Amazon Fire Device Lineup

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch over 70 live channels on their Fire TV Stick (second generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The app will also work on all previous generation Fire TV devices except the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV models. – Chris Morris, Fortune » https://bit.ly/2nZWdbv

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HBO Max Sets Digital Media Team Under Otter CEO Tony Goncalves

WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max said Monday that it has solidified its executive structure ahead of the spring 2020 launch of its direct-to-consumer video offering. The team will be headed by Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves, who has been leading the development of the service since Otter came under the purview of AT&T’s WarnerMedia earlier this year. – Patrick Hipes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFD9KC

Apple Plots Theatrical Release of Films Prior to Apple TV Plus Streaming (Report)

Apple’s theatrical-release plans aren’t surprising, as the move is designed to put films in contention for Hollywood laurels. Under the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ most recent rules, for example, in order for films to be eligible for Oscars consideration they must run in qualifying theaters (including in a theater in Los Angeles County) for at least seven consecutive days, with at least three showings daily. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/2nZsY8q

MoviePass Shutting Down, Parent Company ‘Unable To Predict If Or When…Service Will Continue’

[Helios and Matheson Analytics] today said that it formed a strategic review committee comprised of independent directors, to identify, review and explore all strategic and financial alternatives for the Company, including a sale of the Company in its entirety, a sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets including MoviePass, Moviefone and MoviePass Films. Today, MoviePass notified its subscribers that “it would be interrupting the MoviePass service” effective Sept. 14 to because its efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RD3T7H

You should ditch Spotify until it ditches its latest policy

As of September 5 (in the U.S.), in order to keep your Spotify Premium family account, you need to allow the app to track your location, or check-in “from time to time” once again via Google Maps. Spotify says this is required to make sure you’re following silly rule number one outlined above. It also means Spotify wants to check in on you because it assumes you’re being dishonest. That’s not how this should work. That’s not how anything should work. Spotify knows this because it had already tested this “feature” and customer backlash forced it to stop. Jerry Hildenbrand, Android Central » https://ift.tt/2LV3dz4

Spotify’s Still Gaining Share in the U.S. Music Streaming Market

[While] ad-supported listeners only grew 8% in North America during the second quarter, there are still about 32.6 million free listeners on the continent — and more coming in every quarter. That’s still a massive opportunity to grow premium subscribers and take more market share from the competition. – Adam Levy, The Motley Fool via Yahoo Finance » https://ift.tt/2HUrB2t
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