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Apple movie rentals now give you double the time to watch

Apple movie rentals now give you double the time to watch

You might not be impressed with the Apple TV 4K, but a big change to how iTunes movie rental periods are handled is likely to be much more warmly received. Apple has quietly switched up its policy on how long rented content can be watched after you've started playback, much to the benefit of iTunes users. Now, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching your rental.

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Spotify web streaming no longer supports Apple’s Safari

Spotify web streaming no longer supports Apple’s Safari

While Spotify is most commonly associated with its mobile apps, it allows desktop users to stream music through their web browser. Unfortunately that's no longer an option for those who prefer Apple's Safari, as it is no longer supported by Spotify. The abrupt change came about this weekend, surprising and frustrating many users, with the streaming service stating that Safari is now incompatible with its Web Player.

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Netflix free at T-Mobile: the fine print

Netflix free at T-Mobile: the fine print

T-Mobile USA earlier today announced that they'd be allowing Netflix to be streamed for free for certain data plans. This means that the users benefitting will not have to pay a monthly fee for Netflix because T-Mobile USA will be footing the bill. Sounds like a pretty good deal right out the gate, right? It sort of is - sort of.

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Roku files for IPO, looking to raise $100M

Roku files for IPO, looking to raise $100M

Roku, a significant player in the streaming media market, has revealed that it has filed papers with the SEC for an IPO, and is looking to raise as much as $100 million. While the company originally began with a simple set-top box that focused solely on Netflix, it now produces a number of streaming media devices and smart TVs, each with support for a wide range of services.

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The Moto X4 streams to 4 Bluetooth devices: Here’s how

The Moto X4 streams to 4 Bluetooth devices: Here’s how

The Moto X4 has plenty of features, but the most interesting might be an enhancement of a wireless technology we now take for granted: Bluetooth. Motorola's new smartphone is the first to launch with the Tempow Audio Profile (TAP), allowing the Moto X4 to stream audio to up to four Bluetooth devices simultaneously. For instance, you can take along a bag full of Bluetooth speakers to the beach, and set up an impromptu concert.

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Sling TV was the real winner of Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Sling TV was the real winner of Mayweather-McGregor Fight

As sporting events go, boxing matches are rarely must-see endeavors for a wide audience. For the dedicated boxing fan, Mayweather vs. McGregor was one of those times. For more casual fans – and those who prefer MMA – the bout was a litmus test for which discipline might be supreme. We didn’t learn much from the fight itself as that goes, but how I was able to consume the fight told me volumes about the future of TV, where Sling is already winning.

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Netflix is selling weed inspired by its original series

Netflix is selling weed inspired by its original series

Netflix offers just about everything when it comes to video entertainment, but here's something we never thought we'd see from the streaming service: its own line of cannabis strains based on its original shows. That's right, Netflix is actually selling marijuana for those who want to literally "chill" while watching Orange is the New Black or Bojack Horseman.

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Tesla ‘TTunes’ music service hinted in software update, but Musk claims joke

Tesla ‘TTunes’ music service hinted in software update, but Musk claims joke

Several weeks ago there was talk about car maker Tesla developing its own streaming music service for use in its popular electric vehicles. While this was mostly based on rumors of Tesla holding talks with music labels, real evidence of the service has now surfaced in the company's most recent vehicle software update. But in a strange twist, CEO Elon Musk has stated the whole thing is a "joke."

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Netflix teases Black Mirror’s fourth season

Netflix teases Black Mirror’s fourth season

If the year 2017 hasn't been depressing enough for you, know that you'll be bummed out soon enough when season four of Black Mirror debuts on Netflix. The streaming service released a brief teaser this week for the modern-day Twilight Zone anthology series, revealing the titles of the six upcoming updates, but sadly neglecting to give us an actual release date.

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The Tick: A Brief History

The Tick: A Brief History

Amazon's The Tick television series (or web series, if you wish), is just the latest in the character's long and strange history. Here I've taken the liberty of putting the history of The Tick in a nutshell. This is the essential super-tiny super-quick history of The Tick - everything you need to know before you dive in on the newest "The Tick" show.

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Marvel reveals teaser for The Punisher on Netflix

Marvel reveals teaser for The Punisher on Netflix

We've known for over a year now that Netflix and Marvel would continue to expand their superhero TV universe by giving The Punisher his own series following his introduction in season two of Daredevil. Now that The Defenders, the mash-up series that includes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, is finally airing on the streaming network, the first teaser for The Punisher has been revealed.

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Snapchat Crowd Surf could make you care about Stories

Snapchat Crowd Surf could make you care about Stories

Snapchat Stories may finally serve a purpose beyond shameless self-promotion and giving advertisers another route into your wallet. A new Snapchat feature, previewed at Lorde's concert at Outside Lands this weekend, promises to turn the photo messaging app into a crowd-powered media tool. Dubbed Crowd Surf, it takes multiple snaps and then seamlessly combines them.

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