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Star Wars Resistance animated show arrives on Disney Channel this fall

Star Wars Resistance animated show arrives on Disney Channel this fall

Disney has announced plans to launch an animated Star Wars series called Star Wars Resistance this fall. The show is "anime-inspired," according to the company, and set before The Force Awakens. Production is now underway, and the series is ultimately set to premiere on Disney Channel in the United States. Other regions will get access to Resistance soon after.

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Samsung Gear VR gets its own original video series

Samsung Gear VR gets its own original video series

A new wave of standalone VR headsets are coming but long before these, there was Samsung's Gear VR. Powered by Oculus, the Samsung-specific platform has seemingly languished by the wayside, filled with nothing more than what can probably be best described as tech demos. In an attempt to show that it means business, Samsung has launched its Pilot Season initiative to fund and help indie filmmakers create VR content, which has so far yielded six episodic original series exclusive to the Gear VR.

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Stranger Things season 4 confirmed: here’s what we know

Stranger Things season 4 confirmed: here’s what we know

Netflix doesn't have any plans to abandon Stranger Things, one of its most popular original shows, anytime soon. The series, which currently has two seasons with a third in the pipeline, is set in the 80s and involves a different dimension in which monsters lurk. Questions about Netflix's long-term plans for the series remain, but it has been confirmed that there will be a fourth season.

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ASOIF Fire & Blood history book inbound, Winds of Winter delayed again

ASOIF Fire & Blood history book inbound, Winds of Winter delayed again

George RR Martin, the author behind A Song of Ice and Fire -- the book series that inspired the TV show A Game of Thrones -- has announced that the next book in the series won't hit shelves this year. It's an update series fans have come to expect; in fact, anything other than a delay announcement would be surprising at this point. However, Martin did reveal something fans can look forward to.

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Venom’s first official trailer shows us what we want to see

Venom’s first official trailer shows us what we want to see

While Marvel is gearing up to premiere the culmination of ten years of movies with this week's Avengers: Infinity War, Sony has been rather quietly plugging away with its feature film based on Venom, one of Spider-Man's most popular enemies. The film's first teaser trailer premiered back in February, but unfortunately, we didn't get to see Venom himself - merely Eddie Brock, who acts as a host for the Venom symbiote. That all changes today with the first official trailer for Venom, which finally shows us what we all want to see.

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Spotify’s free mobile experience is about to get a lot better [Updated]

Spotify’s free mobile experience is about to get a lot better [Updated]

Spotify has made its streaming music service more tempting to free users, with a new Spotify mobile app that it hopes will keep listeners from jumping ship to Apple Music. The updated app includes more flexible access to the Spotify catalog of tracks, with more on-demand control, along with a way to potentially save considerably on how much data your phone is using.

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T-Mobile Deadpool 2 promo includes $4 tickets, early screening

T-Mobile Deadpool 2 promo includes $4 tickets, early screening

T-Mobile has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to launch a special Deadpool 2 promotion for its subscribers. Under this promotion, T-Mobile customers will have the chance to get Deadpool 2 tickets for $4 each, as well as a trip to see the movie before it launches in theaters, and possibly even a full year of movie tickets.

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Netflix orders animated Fast & Furious series from DreamWorks

Netflix orders animated Fast & Furious series from DreamWorks

Netflix has teamed with DreamWorks to announce an animated series based on the Fast & Furious movie franchise. The animated series is Netflix's latest involvement with DreamWorks, which has offered a variety of content on the streaming platform for years. The new Fast & Furious show "will capture the action, heart, humor and global appeal of the feature films," according to Netflix.

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Amazon locks Star Wars, Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays behind Prime paywall

Amazon locks Star Wars, Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays behind Prime paywall

Amazon has mildly annoyed some consumers by locking Star Wars and Marvel physical movie discs behind a Prime paywall. Anyone who tries to order DVDs and Blu-ray discs from either franchise via the online retailer must subscribe to Prime, otherwise the purchase is unavailable. The good news is that Amazon is only one of many online retailers and you don't need it to get any of these movies.

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AT&T announces a new streaming service, surprises everyone

AT&T announces a new streaming service, surprises everyone

AT&T, if you haven't already heard, wants to buy Time Warner's broadcasting business. The government, on the other hand, doesn't seem to think that such a merger is a good idea, and it's brought an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T in an attempt to block the deal. Yesterday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand to explain why he thinks the merger wouldn't harm customers, and in the process, he announced a new streaming service that's set to debut in just a few weeks.

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Netflix theater purchase may open door to major film awards

Netflix theater purchase may open door to major film awards

Netflix has come a long way since its days of mail-order DVDs. The streaming company is driving original content production, pumping out its own shows and movies that, in many cases, have earned it critical acclaim. The industry has, at times, pushed back against Netflix's evolutionary presence, but it can't slow the company down. Underscoring that reality, Netflix is reportedly looking to buy physical theaters.

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Netflix mobile previews roll out today on iOS

Netflix mobile previews roll out today on iOS

Finding something good to watch on Netflix can be quite the chore. There's a lot of content - some of it good, some of it not so much - available through the service, which can lead to choice paralysis for those who log in without a clear idea of what they're looking for. Netflix is hoping to help make the decision easier with new mobile previews, which are rolling out today on iOS.

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