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Star Wars Thrawn and Ezra actor casting leaked

Star Wars Thrawn and Ezra actor casting leaked

This week casting has leaked for two key characters in the upcoming series of shows for Disney+, including Ahsoka and a potential Thrawn/Ezra standalone series. A report this week goes into detail on how two actors have apparently been locked in as actors for a future show or shows in the Star Wars universe, almost certainly set in the years during and immediately after what we've seen in The Mandalorian. We got a great big teaser about this future in The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5 - now it's time to get slightly more specific.

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Audio Up will turn classic Stephen King story into a dark, scripted podcast

Audio Up will turn classic Stephen King story into a dark, scripted podcast

Stephen King fans can rejoice: Audio Up has teamed with iHeartMedia to turn one of the author's older, lesser-known stories into a limited scripted podcast series. The audio show will include multiple voice actors, making it more of an audio dramatization than the kind of production one typically thinks of as a podcast.

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Netflix details gaming plan: Initial focus on mobile and no extra cost

Netflix details gaming plan: Initial focus on mobile and no extra cost

Netflix, as we now know, is planning an expansion into the video game market. The surprising twist for the video streaming platform is expected to go live within the next year, though details have been largely absent. That changed today with Netflix's latest letter to its investors. Among the information, Netflix said its customers won't have to pay extra for the service.

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With video games into its fray, Netflix may pierce through competition

With video games into its fray, Netflix may pierce through competition

Netflix is already at the top of the line when we talk of streaming entertainment services across the globe. It enjoys a massive community of more than 200 million users, although it may seem a big number, Netflix has been underperforming by its own standards, in terms of new subscribers added to the platform during the last couple of years.

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Deadpool roasts Ryan Reynolds in reaction video with big MCU teaser

Deadpool roasts Ryan Reynolds in reaction video with big MCU teaser

Marvel's most foul-mouthed superhero is back with another Maximum Reaction video, this one all about Free Guy -- the Ryan Reynolds movie that was originally scheduled to hit theaters last summer, but ended up delayed multiple times due to the pandemic. In the video, we get to watch Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool while he roasts...himself as Guy.

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Plex quietly adds more than a dozen channels to its free TV service

Plex quietly adds more than a dozen channels to its free TV service

Plex has quietly announced the addition of another 15 channels to its free live TV streaming service, expanding its channel offerings to nearly 200 networks. With these additions, Plex has become a solid platform in the free streaming television market, joining other services like Pluto TV to give consumers free access to a cable-like experience.

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Netflix gaming plans confirmed by latest hire

Netflix gaming plans confirmed by latest hire

Netflix is still considered to be the king of video streaming, but its once vast empire has now been split among other rivaling kingdoms, including the Kingdom of Mickey Mouse. Despite the increased competition, Netflix has kept true to its core service of distributing videos across multiple genres. It hasn't dabbled in audio-only content like podcasts, for example, which seems to be experiencing a renaissance these days. It might, however, soon diverge into video games territory if its new exec is any indication.

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Disney+ Loki series gets Season 2 renewal: What we know so far

Disney+ Loki series gets Season 2 renewal: What we know so far

The season finale of Disney+ hit original series Loki has arrived and with it some good -- but not at all surprising -- news: Disney has renewed the series for a second season. The show, which features Tom Hiddleston in his role as the God of Mischief, has proven immensely popular for the streaming service, which only earmarked half a dozen episodes for its first season.

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Netflix will start emailing parents reports about their child’s viewing habits

Netflix will start emailing parents reports about their child’s viewing habits

Netflix has announced two changes to its Kids platform, both that make it easier for parents to find something for their kids to watch and to monitor what they're streaming. As with Netflix for adults, the Kids side of Netflix is getting a Top Ten banner that reveals the shows other children in the user's country are watching. Joining the new content row is the option to get viewing habit emails.

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YouTube Shorts take on TikTok in a big way with worldwide expansion

YouTube Shorts take on TikTok in a big way with worldwide expansion

YouTube Shorts, the platform's short-form video experience similar to what you get on TikTok, is now rolling out to users in more than 100 countries. The TikTok competitor first arrived in a limited fashion in India last year, later expanding into other markets including the US and UK. Despite its competition, YouTube Shorts has proven popular with users who want rapid-fire entertainment.

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Google Stadia just sweetened the pot for game developers

Google Stadia just sweetened the pot for game developers

Google today announced that it's going to be implementing some changes on the business side of Stadia. These changes are being implemented to sweeten the pot for developers, so to speak, as Google is attempting to get more developers to put more games on the streaming service. First and foremost, Google has announced that it will give developers a more enticing revenue split until their games reach a certain sales threshold.

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Speedtest for Videos is now on Android

Speedtest for Videos is now on Android

Most people only start to fret about their Internet's download speeds once those actually dip to the point of being noticeable. Ookla's Speedtest has long been regarded as one of the go-to tools for benchmarking those speeds, though not without some controversy and criticism. These days, however, raw download and upload numbers are less important than how those speeds will affect their video streaming binge. That's why Ookla expanded its Speedtest app to include tests for video streaming, a feature that is finally available on Android months after its initial announcement.

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