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Hulu Live TV Review: The promise of good things to come

Hulu Live TV Review: The promise of good things to come

Hulu has finally launched its own live TV product, following in the footsteps of competitors like DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and most recently, YouTube TV. It's an exciting time for television, at least as far as consumers are concerned, ushering in a level of freedom unprecedented in the live TV industry. As we've detailed for most of these products in the past, subscribers get access to things like mobile device streaming, multi-platform support, cloud DVR storage, and more. The big question now is: how does Hulu's service compare to the rest?

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Facebook said to debut original TV-like shows in June

Facebook said to debut original TV-like shows in June

As more and more tech and social media companies look to get into the television game, Facebook may be about to make one of the biggest plays. The social network giant is reportedly developing almost two dozen original shows which will premiere as early as mid-June. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has commented in the past how they have a goal to draw users in with more original content, and TV shows would be a prime way to generate more ad revenue.

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YouTube taps Kevin Hart, Ellen and more for exclusive shows

YouTube taps Kevin Hart, Ellen and more for exclusive shows

YouTube has announced plans to launch new, exclusive and free shows starring some big name celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres and Kevin Hart. There will be a total of seven new ad-supported shows featuring both Hollywood celebrities and some of YouTube's own biggest stars. The shows will be available to watch anywhere in the world, but only through YouTube.

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Game of Thrones may get an HBO spin-off series…or four

Game of Thrones may get an HBO spin-off series…or four

HBO's massively popular Game of Thrones television show will likely be getting a spin-off series, and recent business happenings indicate that a single spin-off may be just the start. Four different writers have been tapped to create spin-off material for 'multiple' possible shows, indicating we could be seeing two or four or more new series based on the original. Book series author George R.R. Martin will be 'attached' to these projects, though he won't be writing any of them.

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Roku gets Twitter live streaming video channel

Roku gets Twitter live streaming video channel

Roku has announced the launch of the Twitter live streaming video channel, enabling users to watch videos hosted on the service. The Twitter channel, as with its video app for other platforms, presents both the video and a relevant tweet stream, giving viewers the best of both worlds. This represents a big launch for Roku, bringing an often requested video service to the popular streaming set top boxes and sticks. This video app has already been available on Apple TV and Android TV, among others.

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HBO shows will disappear from Amazon Prime next year

HBO shows will disappear from Amazon Prime next year

If you've been using your Amazon Prime subscription to enjoy some of HBO's older shows, then prepare yourself, because you won't have the opportunity to continue doing so for long. HBO has revealed that it plans to remove its shows from Amazon Prime Video next year as it continues to focus its effort on growing HBO Now. It's not entirely surprising, but it's a sad development nonetheless.

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“Smurfs 2” is the first UHD Blu-Ray Disc to be pirated

“Smurfs 2” is the first UHD Blu-Ray Disc to be pirated

Smurfs 2 might not be a memorable film, but it would probably go down in history in a notorious way. And not through any fault of its own, mind you. Almost comically, the film will be remembered in the piracy scene as the first title to have an Ultra HD, some would (incorrectly) call it 4K, copy ripped from a supposedly tightly protected UHD Blu-Ray Disc. In other words, the age of UHD BR piracy might be at hand.

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A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A bunch of Star Wars-themed events are taking place starting today, the 3rd of May, and last until the end of May the 4th (be with you). This is the ump-teenth time in a row that Star Wars has been celebrated on the 4th of May - back since the first Star Wars Geek heard those fabulous 6 words in that order. Fourth really sounds like Force - so let's use it to fill the bottomless pit of need for more Star Wars merchandise and special events, forever!

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Hulu Live TV launches to go head-to-head with YouTube

Hulu Live TV launches to go head-to-head with YouTube

Hulu has decided to go head-to-head with YouTube and other streaming services that are now offering what can be described as "light" cable subscriptions. Today Hulu announced the launch of Hulu Live TV, a new paid subscription service that offers around 50 channels for live streaming. Hulu's price is similar to what YouTube is asking for - $39.99 per month to start - but it's hoping that a few key features will make it stand out from the competition.

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Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

We have to wait until this upcoming Halloween for the second season of Stranger Things, and it looks like we may make it the full remaining months without a spoiler or leak appearing online. That hope is based on a recent interview with the child cast of Stranger Things, the team of which made it clear that secrecy is of utmost importance this time around. While they didn't have much to reveal as far as the storyline is concerned, the kids did state that we can expect things to be a lot scarier the second time around.

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See Logan in black-and-while in theaters for one night only

See Logan in black-and-while in theaters for one night only

It seems it's becoming a bit of a trend recently for certain movies with dystopian or western themes to get special edition cuts in monochrome. The most notable example is last year's Black and Chrome Edition of Mad Max: Fury Road, but now the recent hit Logan is getting the treatment. James Mangold, director of the final Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman, has revealed that a special black and white version of Logan will be coming to theaters.

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Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

The upcoming fifth season of the show Orange is the New Black isn't due to premiere on Netflix until June 9th, but most of the episodes have already been leaked online. A hacker by the name of "TheDarkOverlord" has taken responsibility for the leak, claiming to have stolen the episodes from a third-party production vendor. The first episode appeared online early Saturday, with the following nine released to torrent sites shortly after when ransom demands failed to be met.

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