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Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

It seems that Apple is gearing up to launch a lossless audio plan for its Apple Music streaming service, and a new app teardown reveals some new details about this unannounced lossless option. The hints were found in a teardown of the Apple Music 3.6.0 Beta app, including warnings about how much data it will take to stream lossless music when not connected to WiFi.

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You’ll be able to stream Disney’s Jungle Cruise the day it hits theaters

You’ll be able to stream Disney’s Jungle Cruise the day it hits theaters

Jungle Cruise, the Disney movie that was extensively delayed by the pandemic, will finally hit theaters this summer. With the vaccine widely available in the US and the CDC giving the green light for vaccinated people to ditch their masks, it's likely many people will head to their local cinema to watch the film. For those who aren't comfortable doing that, however, Disney will also have a streaming option.

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Netflix plans major Ultraman movie to join its budding anime series

Netflix plans major Ultraman movie to join its budding anime series

Netflix has teamed up with Tsuburaya Productions to create a computer-animated movie based on Ultraman, the same subject of its relatively new anime series. Netflix's effort may bring Ultraman to a global audience, building upon its decades of popularity in Japan. The company notes that its movie will introduce a new storyline and a new character.

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Stadia is alive and well, insists Google exec [UPDATED]

Stadia is alive and well, insists Google exec [UPDATED]

Google is notorious for its many projects, some of them very expensive and some of them even involving partners and customers that rely on such products. When Google launched its own game streaming platform, it wasn't surprising that some regarded Stadia with uncertainty, especially about its future. Despite all the worrying news of late, Googler Nate Ahearn says that Stadia is "alive and well", which is what you'd expect to hear from Stadia's developer marketing lead.

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Netflix’s Army of the Dead movie hits Cinemark theaters this Friday

Netflix’s Army of the Dead movie hits Cinemark theaters this Friday

Netflix original zombie movie Army of the Dead will be available to watch in select Cinemark theaters starting next week, giving viewers the opportunity to watch the feature film on the big screen. Though some Netflix movies have made appearances in theaters in the past, those have been limited. The Army of the Dead launch at Cinemark will be Netflix's biggest theatrical release ever, potentially marking a change in the way the company handles it blockbuster titles.

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Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Today Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance was announced as an Xbox Game Pass game at launch. This means that, all told, the game will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows 10 PC, and on every platform supported with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) through Xbox Game Pass. It'll all be happening on June 22, 2021 - and it'll all be cross-platform cross-play on day 1, launch day.

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Destiny 2 Cross-Play goes live months ahead of schedule

Destiny 2 Cross-Play goes live months ahead of schedule

MMOs have never really gone away but they have definitely moved on from cookie-cutter RPGs. Some of the most popular ones like Destiny 2 do have RPG elements but focus more heavily on the cooperative and competitive aspects of gameplay. As massive as these worlds may be, however, some of them are still confined within the worlds of their respective platforms, even if they're actually available on multiple ones. Destiny 2 finally breaks down those barriers with Cross-Play support that just went live well ahead of its estimated launch date.

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Roku Express 4K+ Review: $40 of TV simplicity

Roku Express 4K+ Review: $40 of TV simplicity

For the cost of the monthly subscription to a handful of streaming services, the new Roku Express 4K+ makes a strong platform play for being your set-top box of choice. As always, Roku's pitch is flexibility and user-friendliness, only this time with a picture quality and system speed upgrade plus a handy voice remote. At $39.99, though, what's left out is just as key as what makes the cut, and that's before the challenge of getting every streaming provider to support all of your fancy new features.

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Walmart Onn Android TV streaming device almost ready for launch

Walmart Onn Android TV streaming device almost ready for launch

In its efforts to compete with Amazon, Walmart has started investing in its own mobile and entertainment hardware. Unlike Amazon's Fire devices, however, Walmart's Onn brand has stayed directly under Google's blessed Android ecosystems, which means access to Google Play Store and services. That was true for tablets and now it seems it will be true for Walmart's first streaming device. That might not be the HDMI stick we've seen before but will instead be an Onn Android TV box.

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Netflix survey hints at future N-Plus online portal with podcasts

Netflix survey hints at future N-Plus online portal with podcasts

A Netflix survey has surfaced that revolves around a potential project called N-Plus, one that would -- should it ever launch -- possibly include features like show playlists, behind-the-scenes content, podcasts, and other content related to the company's vast original library. N-Plus could, potentially, become home to the kind of content we already see it publish on social media platforms.

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Amazon original series Absentia won’t be getting a fourth season

Amazon original series Absentia won’t be getting a fourth season

If you've been eagerly awaiting details about the anticipated fourth season of Absentia, the show's lead star has some bad news: it has decided that season three, which was released last year, will mark the series finale. The news was confirmed by series star and executive producer Stanac Katic on social media late last week.

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Stranger Things Season 4 trailer hints at Eleven’s origin story

Stranger Things Season 4 trailer hints at Eleven’s origin story

Eleven, the ESP-powered girl from Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, will be a key element in the show's fourth season. That's based on the newly released Stranger Things 4 trailer, which hints that viewers will be given a deeper look into the character's origin story and how she came to possess her unique abilities.

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