Tag Archives: Streaming Service

Apple is putting iTunes and AirPlay on Samsung TVs

Samsung TV owners will be able to stream their iTunes movie and TV show library directly through their smart TV interface without the need of an Apple TV. The iTunes app will be coming to existing 2018 Samsung TVs after a firmware update and will be included on 2019 Samsung TV models as well. The TVs will also serve as AirPlay receivers that will allow iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices to wirelessly stream content to the TVs. – AFTVnews http://bit.ly/2CTi5ui
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Mystery Brand responds to scam, gambling accusations after YouTube controversy

Now, Tim Perk, a representative for the company, is addressing a number of complaints. Perk told The Verge via email that the company doesn’t own some of the prizes offered on the site, including a mansion listed for $250 million or expensive luxury cars. The house in question is a Beverly Hills residence listed on Zillow for $188 million. Top-of-the-line Lamborghini and Ferrari models also appear on Mystery Brand’s website. – Julia Alexander, The Verge http://bit.ly/2Tpwzrc

Streaming Musical Emma to Receive ‘Soundstage’ Album Release

[Emma], which retains much of Austen’s original text, was filmed at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre last year, capturing a production mounted specifically for streaming online rather than as a traditional theatrical offering. The album is culled from the soundtrack of that film, currently available to watch at StreamingMusicals.com. – Logan Culwell-Block, Playbill http://bit.ly/2sagr14

Disney+ won’t debut any Star Wars movies for streaming

[CEO Bob] Iger also said he doesn’t know how much subscribing to the service will cost. “We haven’t even decided what we’re going to charge for it,” he said. Iger previously said that Disney’s streaming service will be priced below rival Netflix’s monthly rate, which is $11 a month for a standard plan in the US. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET https://cnet.co/2LPqSjV

Luxury loot box sponsorships are tearing YouTube apart

YouTube’s policy allows for responsible gambling ads, with restrictions and protections for those watching, but the site doesn’t consider Mystery Brands or loot box-style games as gambling. Essentially, Paul’s and Le’s videos exist in a very specific gray area. YouTube’s policies do state that creators can not promote spam, deceptive practices, or scams, even through partnerships. – Julia Alexander, The Verge http://bit.ly/2F56IB4

Comcast Voice-Remote Rejects “Dick Van Dyke” Search: “I Cannot Handle That Type of Language”

Two users have confirmed to THR that the remote gets snippy when asked to play episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. “Sorry, I cannot handle commands with that type of language,” it responds. Commands for “Dick Van Dyke” are now able to be completed after the problem was discovered[.] – Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter http://bit.ly/2FaMfuL
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