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Hulu Live TV will have DVR, multiple streams, live alerts, and more

Hulu Live TV will have DVR, multiple streams, live alerts, and more

The future of live television is over the Internet, and consumers already have access to several services providing access this way. Soon to join them is one from Hulu, and it'll work largely the same way as competitors' offerings: giving consumers access to TV channels over the Internet. Thanks to the service's beta page, we have some more ideas about what it'll offer: DVR storage, real-time alerts, multiple streaming support, and more.

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The Matrix is getting rebooted

The Matrix is getting rebooted

Reboots are a fact of life in the entertainment industry, be it games or films. Tomb Raider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghost Busters, and Power Rangers are just some of the more recent franchises that got the “reimagining” treatment. Nearly two decades since it launched, The Matrix has so far survived unscathed. Not anymore. According to Hollywood sources, the icon geek culture is finally getting a reboot. Considering what the Matrix is, it’s an interestingly apt term. Details, however, are just as glitchy.

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Netflix on interactive content: it was an experiment for kids shows

Netflix on interactive content: it was an experiment for kids shows

Last week, a report surfaced claiming that Netflix is developing TV content for its streaming service that will enable viewers to have an interactive role in the show’s plot, making decisions about what will happen in the show to ultimately shape the outcome. That’s not exactly true, it turns out, as Netflix has revealed that while some element of experimentation did happen involving this, it won’t be something you should expect to see in your favorite original series.

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Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony showed up to CES 2017 with a collection of new BRAVIA 4K OLED TVs in tow, but as is usually the case with these trade show reveals, Sony wasn't quite ready to talk release dates or pricing at the time. Today Sony is delivering that information at last, but with these TVs offering 4K OLED panels, don't expect them to be inexpensive.

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Cameron: ‘Avatar 2’ won’t be hitting theaters in 2018

Cameron: ‘Avatar 2’ won’t be hitting theaters in 2018

We’ve known for a while now that James Cameron will be making some Avatar sequels, and rumor has had it that we’d see the first of those sequels some time in 2018. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Confirmation comes from Cameron himself, who said in an interview that, “Well, 2018 is not happening,” in reference to the theatrical debut. When will we see the first of the new movies? No one knows, not even Cameron himself, it seems.

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How to get an invite to Pandora Premium (and why you should)

How to get an invite to Pandora Premium (and why you should)

This week the folks at Pandora have introduced a new Pandora Premium service which allows users to further control their listening experience. This is different from the past at Pandora, a company that started its business with free music listening with playlists based in a basic way on preferred artists. Here in 2017, users will be able to pay cash to get a more in-depth music experience on mobile devices and desktop computers.

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Hulu’s live TV service won’t offer Viacom networks

Hulu’s live TV service won’t offer Viacom networks

Hulu, as we've known for months, is planning to launch its own live television service akin to DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and, most recently, YouTube TV. The company is still striking deals with networks to flesh out its channel offerings, and it looks like that channel roster will be noticeably lacking some big ones. According to a new report, Hulu won't be striking any deals with Viacom.

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ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

This morning a press release was sent out detailing the latest synthetic (read: humanoid robot) from Weyland-Yutani. This synthetic's name was Walter, and it acted as a different version of the robot we saw in Prometheus - then called David. Oddly, it would seem that this "Walter" version is powered by the processing technology of AMD, a company which exists here in the present.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV has announced the availability of its new Cloud DVR feature for subscribers accessing the service via an Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Stick, or a Fire tablet. The service is an add-on subscription that tacks an extra five dollars onto a subscriber’s monthly rate. The DVR feature provides 50 hours of content storage and conflict-free recording.

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Boomerang is an upcoming streaming service for classic cartoons

Boomerang is an upcoming streaming service for classic cartoons

The classic cartoons from many Internet-goers’ pasts will be available on-demand soon via an upcoming streaming service from Warner Bros and Turner. Called Boomerang (just like the classic cartoon channel), the service will give streamers ad-free access to thousands of classic cartoon episodes for $4.99/month, including ones from notable series like The Jetsons and The Flintstones.

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DirecTV NOW gives free HBO as ‘loyalty reward’ to existing customers

DirecTV NOW gives free HBO as ‘loyalty reward’ to existing customers

DirecTV is giving its existing DirecTV NOW subscribers a ‘loyalty reward’ in the form of free HBO as a way to say thank you for being an early subscriber. The reward is only being given to individuals who signed up for DirecTV NOW before March 6, assuming those subscribers are signed up for either the “Go Big” or the “Gotta Have It” plans. Those with the “Live a Little” and “Just Right” plans are getting a little something too, however.

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Facebook and Vimeo launch 360-degree video hubs: Here’s how to watch

Facebook and Vimeo launch 360-degree video hubs: Here’s how to watch

Those of you with VR headsets have a lot of new content to look forward to, as Facebook and Vimeo are both rolling out 360 content in some capacity today. For Facebook, that functionality is coming specifically to the Gear VR by way of a new app. With Vimeo, on the other hand, we're seeing the site-wide launch of 360 videos in general.

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