Category Archives: Apps & Devices

Netflix teams with Foxtel for Secret City, streaming integration

Netflix is co-producing a series with Foxtel, ahead of a wider partnership, to enable its content to be streamed on the Australian pay-TV operator’s set-top boxes. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2V5dift

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CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. The company reported earnings per share of $1.50 per share ex-items compared to $1.52 per share analysts were expecting. CBS reported revenue of $4.02 billion compared to $4.13 billion expected. – Lauren Feiner, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/2DKHwxt

EPIX NOW Streaming Service Launches With Film Library, Original Programs

Starting today, the service features MGM’s full library of original programming and blockbuster movies, including offerings from MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate. The app is available for download today in the App store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets. It will also be coming soon to Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. The service will continue rolling out across additional devices over the course of the year. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2MZNaQg

Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ feature on iOS to automate offline viewing

To use smart downloads on iOS, you can toggle the option in the Netflix app settings. It then turns itself on when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, to ensure your data plan won’t be used and your device storage won’t fill up as you watch offline. The feature will alert you when the episode in question has been downloaded. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2GvLzAA
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