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PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV: PC and Mac support inbound

PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV: PC and Mac support inbound

Sony has announced the arrival of PlayStation Vue on Android TV, and has also said the service will be supported on PC and Mac soon. The company has already rolled out PS Vue, its streaming live television service, on Android, iOS and Roku. With this latest expansion, the service arrives on just about any device you could hope for, and obviously makes it an option for a much wider range of users.

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Apple just solved cord-cutting’s biggest problem

Apple just solved cord-cutting’s biggest problem

Apple's event was exciting for MacBook lovers, yes, but that's not what caught my eye: it was the new "TV" app. Apple aims to unify its customers' video experience via this new app, which is coming to tvOS and iOS by the end of the year, and in doing so it has made cable-cutting a whole lot more convenient. Rather than jumping between a bunch of different video apps, the "TV" app does all the work for you, taking all the content you could ever want and making it more convenient than ever.

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Marvel’s The Punisher adds five new cast members ahead of 2017 debut

Marvel’s The Punisher adds five new cast members ahead of 2017 debut

Marvel’s The Punisher will be arriving on Netflix next year, and we already know a little bit about the series. Most notably, the Punisher himself will be played by Jon Bernthal, perhaps best known known for his role in The Walking Dead. We now know who will be joining him, per an announcement from Marvel itself today. Show executive producer Jeph Loeb said, "Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher. Each actor brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal's exceptional performance."

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Top 10 creepy short horror flicks for 2016

Top 10 creepy short horror flicks for 2016

Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means scary movies, haunted houses, and all kinds of fun parties. If you're in the mood for creepy (or downright scary) entertainment but don't have a couple hours to spend in front of the TV, the Internet has you covered. All manner of unsettling short videos exist, one for every occasion; at about ten minutes in length each, you can watch them from your phone while on the bus, before bed, or wherever you prefer to be scared.

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CBS signs deal with Google for YouTube’s streaming TV service

CBS signs deal with Google for YouTube’s streaming TV service

YouTube Unplugged, Google's subscription-based live television service, has been rumored for several months now, but it appears to have signed its first major content partner in a new deal with the CBS network. The YouTube-branded streaming video service is expected to launch in early 2017, offering users access to several TV channels for a set price between $25 and $40 per month.

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2018 Star Wars Han Solo movie casts Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian

2018 Star Wars Han Solo movie casts Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian

Donald Glover, perhaps best known at the moment for his leading role in Atlanta, has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the yet-unnamed standalone Star Wars movie slated for 2018. This standalone movie will focus on Han Solo, per past news. Fans have petitioned to have Glover brought in as Lando for months, something that even spawned this gem of a Photoshop. The news was made official this evening.

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Amazon Prime Video is the Netflix you used to know

Amazon Prime Video is the Netflix you used to know

Netflix isn't what it used to be, at least if you're located in the US. Sure, you could order DVDs and probably get just about anything you want, but that seems downright archaic and slow and you may not even own a DVD player at this point, never mind watching stuff on mobile. Netflix is rolling out a ton of original content and that's great, but the licensed content library is more or less dwindling in equal measure. What happened to all the great movies and TV shows? They're chilling on Amazon Prime Video.

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It’s not your imagination: the US and UK Netflix libraries suck

It’s not your imagination: the US and UK Netflix libraries suck

Netflix users were up in arms when the service banned VPNs, and for good reason: depending on where you live, the Netflix library may be pretty crappy. The complaints are most common among US and UK users, and we now know why -- the libraries available to both those regions have the lowest number of top movies. A study looking into the numbers found the UK has the lowest among them all.

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Logan movie trailer is Old Man Logan (sort of, kind of)

Logan movie trailer is Old Man Logan (sort of, kind of)

The first full Logan trailer is out, and Hugh Jackman's final hurrah as Wolverine looks bleak. Bleak in a way we did not expect Marvel would be capable of. In the same way Guardians of the Galaxy broke with superhero movie conventions, Logan is here. In the same way Deadpool brought superhero movies to adults with actual blood, guts, and adult language, Logan is here.

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Sling TV adds NHL Network marking a first for OTT providers

Sling TV adds NHL Network marking a first for OTT providers

Making good on its recent promise, Sling TV has announced the official arrival of NHL Network on its service, making it the first over-the-top provider to offer this particular sports network. This a big deal with hockey fans, as it allows them to enjoy live hockey games and coverage without having to sign up for a contract-based cable or satellite subscription plan. As with PlayStation Vue, Sling TV streams live television content over the Internet.

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Candy Crush is heading to live action TV because reasons

Candy Crush is heading to live action TV because reasons

CBS is turning Candy Crush, the popular mobile game involving swiping candy, into a live action game show, the network has announced. It isn’t known who will be hosting this game show, nor the exact nature of the game itself and what the contestants can win. Maybe they’ll be awarded with a cache of real-life candy? No one can say. What is clear, though, is that game shows aren't what they used to be.

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Netflix has 1,000hrs of original content for 2017: 5 shows to watch now

Netflix has 1,000hrs of original content for 2017: 5 shows to watch now

In a recently released letter to shareholders, Netflix paints a picture of good fortunes surrounding its original content, something it plans to ramp up greatly in coming months and years. In its recent third financial quarter, Netflix saw its streaming revenue from around the world pass the $2 billion mark for the first time. The company directly cites original content as being a large reason for that growth, and so it's no surprise Netflix has 1,000 hours of original content planned for 2017.

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