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Celebrate ‘National Streaming Day’ With £15 off the Roku Streaming Stick+

These days it seems as though every day is some sort of special day, thanks to marketing departments and advertisers deciding this is the new best way to try and sell things. Today that day is apparently 'National Streaming Day', which means absolutely nothing to most of the population, but for us it means there is some money to be saved on streaming hardware. Specifically streaming hardware made by Roku, who have a vested interest in making people buy its products. Read More >>

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Captain Lorca Returns (for the First Time) in This Exclusive Star Trek Online Trailer

Thank the Mirror Universe that I can get away with a headline like that, frankly. Read More >>

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Some Free Ideas for Netflix, Which Wants to Make Video Games Now

In a painfully contrived brands-are-your-friends marketing moment, Netflix tweeted at the E3 gaming expo on Monday, “asking” for a panel slot to discuss its forthcoming roster of tie-in games. Yes, Netflix plans to turn several of its original series into video games, according to the clearly scripted (but totally relatable!) exchange on Twitter. Read More >>

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The Star Trek Picard Show Will Air on Amazon Prime Video Internationally

We’re on the precipice of there being more Star Trek than ever before—and outside of the US and Canada, up until now, the vast majority of its broadcast history has been accessible through Netflix. That’s about to change, just in time for one of the most anticipated Trek projects of all. Read More >>

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Netflix Is Finally Opening Up With Lists of Its Most Popular Shows

Netflix is notorious for not giving a single shit about ratings. It does not report viewership numbers to investors, entertainment reporters, Hollywood or fans – a fact that can be especially frustrating when popular shows seemingly get cancelled out of the blue. But in a step toward transparency, Netflix has published a series of top 10 lists for the most-watched content in the United Kingdom, according to a Variety report. Read More >>

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A Good Omens-Themed Prophetical Twitter Account May Have Heralded a Major Endgame Spoiler

What happens when the warnings of Agnes Nutter combine with modern popular culture? Well, it might be Avengers: Endgame spoilers, apparently. Read More >>

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Finally, Now TV is Getting Full HD

Am I dreaming? Is this real? Now TV, Sky's answer to contract-free on demand streaming, forever plagued by an image quality capped at 720p, is finally getting 1080p. You better believe it... but it sounds like you're possibly going to have to pay extra for it. Read More >>

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Star Wars’ 3-Year Box Office Hiatus Could Be Just What the Franchise Needs

Yesterday, Disney announced a fully armed and operational movie slate, bolstered by its recently formalised acquisition of Fox. But the news brought with it a bit of a bombshell for Star Wars fans: new films are coming, but they won’t start coming until 2022, three years after The Rise of Skywalker. And that’s actually pretty exciting. Read More >>

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is Getting a One-off Bandersnatch-Style Finale Next Year

The Netflix series is having one last hurrah in 2020 with an interactive episode that will let fans dictate the twists and turns of the plot for Kimmy and co. Read More >>

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Spotify Is Bringing Voice-Controlled Ads to Our Engagement Hellscape

I think most of us can safely agree that there are few things consumers want to engage with less than ads. We certainly do not want ads that require us to actively speak to them. But the future is now, baby! And if this sounds like hell, now might be a good time to upgrade your free Spotify subscription. Read More >>

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Whoops, Game of Thrones Allegedly Leaked Again

Game of Thrones has just three episodes left to air, and clips from one of them are reportedly already circulating online hours before its premiere tonight, according to reports in Deadline and Variety and posts on Reddit’s “Free Folk” board. Read More >>

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Europe’s Competition Police to Examine Spotify/Apple Fight

Spotify's complaint against Apple appears to be being taken seriously within the corridors of the European Commission, with the Financial Times saying the EC is about to launch a full competition inquiry over the music streamer's claim that Apple is restricting the business opportunities of its rivals. Read More >>

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Apparently, Spotify’s Plan for Serving You Podcast Suggestions is Shuffling Them in With Your Music

After announcing its pivot to podcasts, Spotify appears to have kind of a wonky idea for how to get you to listen to them. Read More >>

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The Gentle Side of Twitch

“Hi! I see you, but I’m focused on the reading right now. I can chat during the next break!” This message popped up on the stream from Ryan Blake Hall, better known as Storyteller Mars on Twitch. Read More >>

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It Looks Like Disney is Poised to Take Over Hulu

Disney may be staring down an opportunity gobble up Comcast’s 30 per cent stake in American streaming service Hulu, according to a new report, which would bring Disney’s share in the streaming service to 90 per cent. Read More >>