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Xfinity X1’s TV bundles with Netflix are coming this month

Xfinity X1’s TV bundles with Netflix are coming this month

Comcast plans to bake a Netflix subscription into its TV bundles, giving X1 subscribers package options that will condense the payments into a single bill. The two companies have been working together since late 2016, when Comcast first released its Xfinity X1 Netflix app that integrated the on-demand service into the set-top box.

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ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN's brand new all-on-one sports app has launched, bringing its new ESPN+ cord-cutting subscription to iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. Teased earlier this month, the new app completely redesigns ESPN's interface. While you don't need to be an ESPN+ subscriber to get some benefit, however, it's clear that the new on-demand and live streaming is the centerpiece.

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Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu are offering a combined subscription, the awkwardly-named but cash saving Spotify Premium, Now with Hulu. Launching today for existing Spotify Premium subscribers, with broader availability later in the year, the new combined subscription could save you $4 per month versus buying the plans separately.

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ESPN+ launches April 12: Here’s what you get

ESPN+ launches April 12: Here’s what you get

ESPN's streaming sports service, ESPA+, will launch on April 12 the network has confirmed, offering MBL, NHL, and more for a single monthly subscription. The new service will be integrated into a reworked version of ESPA's existing app, the company says, and include both live and on-demand content.

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Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming seems to be the way to go these days. Analysts expect that the market would soon overtake and devour traditional TV services, becoming the be-all and end-all of video entertainment at home and on the go. These services, some of them smaller than the network giants that run cable and live TV, often compete on more than just the licensed content they can deliver to their subscribers. They compete, sometimes even more viciously, over original shows that none of their competitors will be able to broadcast. We take a look at some of today’s streaming services to check which ones offer the best selection of original content.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movies Anywhere Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movies Anywhere Review

Today we're having a peek at what's included with the digital purchase of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Movies Anywhere. This service is like a central hub for multiple connected streaming video services like VUDU, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, and Fandango Now. With Movies Anywhere, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released with a version of the film not available with any other service.

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Robot smashes Rubik’s cube record, solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds

Robot smashes Rubik’s cube record, solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds

Humans are no match for machines in many ways, and solving the Rubik's cube is no exception. A bunch of people have dedicated huge amounts of effort into mastering the art of rapid Rubik's cube solutions, but a machine has beat them all with a seemingly impossible 0.38-second solve time. You have to slow down the video considerably to see the solution, otherwise you'll blink and literally miss it.

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Netflix mobile previews bring vertical videos to your phone

Netflix mobile previews bring vertical videos to your phone

Video previews will soon launch in the Netflix mobile app; once they arrive, subscribers will have the option to watch 30-second teasers for various shows and movies offered through the platform. Unlike content that is selected and played, however, these trailers will stream in vertical -- rather than horizontal -- orientation. The mobile previews will arrive about two years after Netflix introduced previews on its TV app.

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Netflix adds PIN protection for individual shows and movies

Netflix adds PIN protection for individual shows and movies

Netflix just made it easier for parents to control what their kids can watch. The company has introduced new parental controls that, among other things, include the ability to block access to individual TV shows or movies. That blocking feature comes in the form of a PIN, which anyone attempting to watch the content must enter before the video will play.

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Fire TV 4K deal cuts Alexa streamer to $50, Stick to $30

Fire TV 4K deal cuts Alexa streamer to $50, Stick to $30

There's no shortage of set-top boxes and streaming sticks around, but if the thought of Iain M. Banks' Culture series has swayed you to Amazon Prime Video there's a new deal on the Fire TV stick. Amazon has slashed the price of two of its most popular Fire TV models, on the one hand offering a sub-$30 deal for those wanting the cheapest point of entry into streaming the on-demand service, while another promotion makes 4K streaming even more affordable.

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2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

NBC has launched a pair of preview shows for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and they're both available to stream on Netflix starting today. The Games preview is listed as a single show on Netflix comprised of two episodes, each its own half-hour preview of the games. The first episode, called "Go for the Gold," profiles some US Olympians, while the other episode, "Meet Team USA," talks to some athletes who are part of Team USA.

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The Twilight Zone reboot gets CBS All Access greenlight

The Twilight Zone reboot gets CBS All Access greenlight

CBS has announced that it will soon be the destination to watch a "The Twilight Zone" reboot with Jordan Peele among the executive producers on the series. CBS announced the news today, saying the reboot will be produced by its CBS Television Studios alongside Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions. Simon Kinberg's Genre Films will also be associated with the production.

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