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Many companies would like consumers to ditch their infatuation with old-fashioned DVDs and Blu-ray discs and fully embrace digital media for their purchases and rentals. Consumers are still answering that desire with a big “nah.”
Netflix wants to help you keep your internet and wireless service providers honest. Just a few months after launching fast.com, a free internet speed test tool, Netflix has now rolled out the FAST Speed Test mobile app.
If you like your Hulu good and free, this news is not going to make you very happy. The streaming service has announced that it will be ending its free, ad-supported service and become totally subscription-based in the near future.
So this is big news. Erstwhile rivals Netflix and Comcast have put away the swords, at least for now. Though the exact terms haven’t been disclosed, the two entertainment giants have announced a partnership that will allow Netflix subscribers to stream the service through their Comcast set-top box.
Mitch Lowe’s name should be familiar to longtime Insiders—he was the president of Redbox for quite a while until his departure a few years back. Now Lowe has a new gig in the entertainment industry: CEO of movie theater subscription service MoviePass.
It’s more and more likely that the television sitting in the corner of your room is a web-connected one, according to a new report from IHS Technology. For the first time, more than half of televisions shipped globally in the first quarter of 2016 were web-connected “smart” TVs.