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HD Report | August 16, 2017

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Sling launches Chrome in-browser player with basic features

August 15, 2017 |

Sling has launched a new in-browser media player for Google Chrome that doesn’t require an app, plug-in or soon-to-be-extinct Flash application. The player works in the latest versions of Chrome for Windows and Mac PCs, and watching content is as … Read More

Vudu 4k now features over 30 Dolby Vision / Atmos titles

August 14, 2017 |

Vudu has been a bit of a pioneer when it comes to digital movie distribution, first offering 4k UHD movies with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos almost two years ago. The dual combo allows for greater color depth (via HDR) and multichannel immersive surround … Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is cheapest new 4k digital release yet

August 11, 2017 |

Fandango, Google Play, and Vudu are a few of the services that offer digital movies in 4k Ultra HD. New releases, however, are usually quite expensive — even more than some Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc titles. A new Digital 4k movie typically … Read More

Netflix releases ‘The Crown Season 2’ trailer

August 11, 2017 |

Netflix’s Original series The Crown will premiere its second season on Dec. 8, 2017. In anticipation, the streaming juggernaut turned content producer has uploaded a trailer for Season 2 that highlights Queen Elizabeth II and the challenges and tribulations she faces as the young queen.

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The latest 4k Ultra HD content on Netflix

August 9, 2017 |

As more and more 4k TVs are sold, Amazon, Google, Netflix, and Vudu continue to add streaming content that actually matches the resolution of an Ultra HD TV. And, some titles even feature HDR specifications for improved color depth.

Last … Read More

Disney to contest Netflix with their own streaming services

August 9, 2017 |

Disney has announced they will no longer license their movies to Netflix after next year, as the company develops their own streaming services: ESPN, and a yet-to-be-named platform to launch in 2019 that will deliver Walt Disney Studios productions.

While Disney … Read More

CBS adding streaming sports channel, expanding All Access globally

August 8, 2017 |

CBS announced Monday they will be adding a streaming sports channel modeled after their streaming news channel CBSN. And, their CBS All Access streaming TV service will be expanding globally, first to Canada in 2018, followed by other international countries and continents.

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CinemaNow movie website & platform is no more [Updated]

August 8, 2017 | 9

If you’ve recently tried to access the digital video service CinemaNow you may have had some trouble. The website and apps now either time-out in errors or redirect to a new website, CinemaNowFree, that not longer provides access to … Read More

DirecTV Now to add CBS Local Stations, Showtime, the CW & more

August 7, 2017 |

CBS and AT&T have inked a deal to bring their premium networks, cable channels, and local CBS stations to the internet-delivered DirecTV Now service.

The addition completes the circle of major networks known as the Big 4 (ABC, CBS, FOX and … Read More

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

August 7, 2017 |

Netflix has announced purchasing comic book publisher Millarworld, bringing titles such as Kingsman, Jupiter’s Legacy, Kick-Ass, and Reborn under the umbrella of the streaming giant. With the acquisition, Netflix plans to create shows, kid’s series and films based on stories and … Read More

The newest streaming channels on Roku

August 4, 2017 |

Roku has a great selection of streaming channels to watch, and recent additions to the lineup include popular networks such as Boomerang, Destination America GO, Discovery Life GO, and DirecTV’s internet TV service DIRECTV NOW. Here are some of the … Read More

Google Play offers almost 150 free TV episodes

August 3, 2017 |

Who needs to pay for TV service when you can watch so much for free? Google Play’s Movie & TV section offers almost 150 free TV episodes, in HD, including single episodes of National Geographic’s Mars (pictured above), Flip or … Read More

New Netflix Titles You Can Download

August 2, 2017 |

This month Netflix is adding a bunch of new movies and TV series to their streaming library, but did you know some of them can be downloaded for viewing offline? The ability to download makes a great option for watching Netflix on … Read More

How to Download Movies & Shows from Netflix

July 30, 2017 |

Netflix first started offering downloads at the end of 2016, and since then has greatly increased the number of eligible titles you can save to a mobile device for offline viewing. And, updates to the Android, iOS and Windows apps … Read More

What’s New on Netflix in August?

July 28, 2017 |

August is yet another big month for new Netflix programming, with a wide variety of TV shows, series, and movies ranging from Netflix Originals to blockbuster studio films such as Sing and Cloud Atlas.

The first seasons of the Netflix … Read More

30 Movies You Can Rent for 10 Cents Today

July 26, 2017 |

Vudu is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a special on movie rentals for only .10 cents each. They got 30 titles listed at that ridiculous price, including hits such as Flight (2012), World War Z (2013), Terminator Genisys (2015), Kick-AssRead More

Nielsen rankings now include Hulu & YouTube linear TV viewings

July 26, 2017 |

Nielsen has announced they are now including views of eligible linear TV content on Hulu and YouTube TV to contribute to their C3/C7 commercial ratings. This means media buyers and sellers will have a more transparent report of audiences and their … Read More

Ghost in the Shell digital code redeems 4k UHD on Vudu

July 25, 2017 | 1

One of the most exciting (and sometimes disappointing) aspects of buying an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc is finding out whether or not the digital copy will redeem 4k UHD. Vudu is one service that’s offering UHD copies through UltraViolet, and … Read More

Stranger Things Official 1st Trailer revealed at Comic-Con

July 24, 2017 |

There were so many reveals at Comic-Con San Diego it’s hard to keep track, especially emerging content in the traditional television and streaming markets. One of the most anticipated series return, and what’s becoming somewhat of a flagship series for … Read More

A slew of new titles coming to Hulu in August

July 19, 2017 |

This August, Hulu will add close to 120 new movies and TV shows with almost 80 new titles on the first  day of the month alone. New movie titles include Ali, Among Friends, both ‘Bill & Ted’ films, Final Fantasy VII: Advent … Read More

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