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Hulu has a new annual plan, and there’s a good reason to get it

Hulu has a new annual plan, and there’s a good reason to get it

Hulu has announced a new plan that mirrors a similar offering from its family-friendly sibling, Disney+. The two existing plans -- the one with ads and the one without ads -- aren't going anywhere and consumers will continue to pay for them monthly like usual. However, a third option -- an annual plan -- has joined them for those who know they'll be sticking with the service for a while, and there's a good reason to switch to it.

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Amazon Fire TV Live gets new OTT services like Hulu and YouTube TV

Amazon Fire TV Live gets new OTT services like Hulu and YouTube TV

The 'Live' Section on Amazon Fire TV has been updated to include additional streaming services, namely OTT options like Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV. Through this portal, users are able to find apps that provide access to live television content, building upon the on-demand services that largely dominate the streaming market. It may be a few days before users see all three services.

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Some Verizon customers now get Hulu and Disney+ for free

Some Verizon customers now get Hulu and Disney+ for free

Verizon is offering some of its customers free access to Hulu and Disney+, two of the three streaming services that Disney offers under its own Disney+ streaming bundle for $12.99/month. If someone signed up for Hulu and Disney+ as standalone services, they'd end up paying the same amount. Under this new Verizon promotion, however, the services are added to the subscriber's account at no extra cost.

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Hulu ends all support for old Roku players: Here are your new options

Hulu ends all support for old Roku players: Here are your new options

If you're still clinging to your ancient Roku player, now is the time to move on. Hulu has ended all support for several of these aging devices, meaning the classic app no longer works. This effectively ends Hulu's presence on the old hardware, a change that has been expected for a while. The news follows Netflix's own decision to end support on the oldest Roku players.

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Hulu adds Watch Party feature, but only some viewers can use it

Hulu adds Watch Party feature, but only some viewers can use it

Hulu has joined select other streaming services to launch its own integrated 'Watch Party' feature. With this, users can watch content with other users who are located somewhere else, the video synced up between the two (or more) viewers so that everyone is seeing the same content at the same time. The feature isn't available to all users, however.

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FX renews What We Do In The Shadows for a third season

FX renews What We Do In The Shadows for a third season

Cable network FX has renewed What We Do In The Shadows for a third season. The show is still airing its second season at this time; it's scheduled to wrap up in mid-June. The series is based on the 2014 movie by the same name, revolving around four old vampires living on Staten Island and their lives in the present day. The show is available to stream on Hulu, as well.

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Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV's latest update brings background Chromecast audio streaming to the platform. For most users, the idea that one might like to "cast" audio to one's TV wasn't much of an issue. If you were using the Spotify app for Android TV, you could've potentially sent your favorite songs to your television and listen to that song while other apps are open in the foreground - but now you can do it with all SORTS of music apps.

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Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

This week the folks at Hulu announced they'd be releasing an update for platforms from Roku to tvOS (Apple TV, that is). This update will be rolled out to all systems eventually over the next few months, but it'll start with some of the most-used systems. Navigating collections is the most important change, as it follows with rumors of Google's next-generation update to Android TV, with more focus on content, rather than the overarching services that serve said content.

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Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Today plans for a next-generation Android TV device (or Google TV device, depending on future branding) was revealed in a leak. The leak suggested that the dongle would address the missing piece of Google's smart TV lineup - the tiny, easy-to-use smart TV dongle that sells in massive amounts with Amazon and Roku, the "stick". Google already has a sort of dongle device in the Google Chromecast - but it's just not the same as the Fire TV stick - and not nearly as simple to understand right out the gate.

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Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Today we're taking a peek at the top 5 Zoom Background searches of the Spring of 2020, starting in April and moving on into May. That includes Easter, birthdays, and some results that weren't exactly safe for work - so we're going to focus on what's more likely to stick around for the long haul. This list includes mostly backgrounds from mockumentary-style television shows - who could have guessed?

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Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in Tiger King series

Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in Tiger King series

Nick Cage was tipped to be cast as Joe Exotic in a new television show spawned by the success of the Netflix documentary series Tiger King. Nicolas Cage, the most interesting actor in movies - certainly one of the most prolific, if nothing else, was reportedly signed to work with Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios own eight-episode series about the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, aka Joe Schreibvogel.

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Hulu lands on Xfinity Flex and “soon” to Xfinity X1 boxes

Hulu lands on Xfinity Flex and “soon” to Xfinity X1 boxes

Comcast Xfinity is adding Hulu to its service, bringing another potential source of distraction during these times of coronavirus self-isolation. The update sees Hulu streaming arrive on Xfinity Flex from today, while Xfinity X1 customers will get it "soon" according to Comcast.

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