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Spotify is closing in on a huge milestone

Spotify is closing in on a huge milestone

It's no secret that Spotify is the music streaming service to beat, but just how popular is it? In its latest round of financials, Spotify gives us an idea, revealing just how many monthly active users and how many Premium subscribers it has. With those numbers out in the open, it seems that Spotify is closing in on a major milestone.

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Fortnite on Stadia is not yet worth the effort says Epic Games CEO

Fortnite on Stadia is not yet worth the effort says Epic Games CEO

Epic Games, or at least its outspoken CEO Tim Sweeney, doesn't like Google that much. To be more specific, he has chided the tech giant's handling of Android's Google Play Store, particularly the revenue sharing, though he has recently finally called Apple out as well. For the longest time, one of the company's biggest titles was absent from Google Play Store though Fortnite finally did land there last April. The game is still noticeably missing from Google's other gaming platform and Sweeney's reason subtly disparages the game streaming platform's relevance.

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Movies Anywhere’s co-viewing Watch Together feature arrives for everyone

Movies Anywhere’s co-viewing Watch Together feature arrives for everyone

Cloud-based digital locker Movies Anywhere has launched its new co-viewing experience for all users amid months of beta testing its Screen Pass feature. With this new feature, which is called Watch Together, Movies Anywhere users are able to watch a digital streaming show with their friends and family even if they're located in a different part of the country.

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Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin prequel miniseries confirmed: What we know

Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin prequel miniseries confirmed: What we know

The Witcher is turning out to be a very big property for Netflix. Netflix green lit a second season for its mainline TV series before the first season - which was well-received by fans - even premiered. After the first season was in the books, Netflix announced an anime movie spin-off, but it turns out that isn't the only spin-off Witcher fans are getting.

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Quibi brags that its new screenshot tool evades DRM for the memes

Quibi brags that its new screenshot tool evades DRM for the memes

Quibi, the short-form video streaming service, has added a new screenshot tool to its app that addresses one big criticism of the new platform. The service launched back in early April with apps for Android and iOS, but soon found itself scrambling to releasing a way to watch the service on TVs, too. Users had pointed out that it was difficult to share interesting moments from the shows due to the inability to use screen capture with the app.

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Huawei 5G ban could affect Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud the most

Huawei 5G ban could affect Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud the most

For all the promises and hype generated by proponents last year, the rollout of 5G networks even in major markets has been too slow to truly take hold of consumers' consciousness. That already slow rollout, however, may have hit another hump with more and more countries pushing Huawei out of their 5G infrastructure and plans. These will inevitably delay 5G adoption even further but its overall impact on mobile and Internet use will be minimal, except for one still rising industry, game streaming services from Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA.

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Google Nest Hub and Hub Max smart displays get Netflix support

Google Nest Hub and Hub Max smart displays get Netflix support

Google's latest and greatest smart displays, the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, have received support for one of the biggest streaming services available: Netflix. With this new support, users can stream their favorite Netflix content directly on the smart display, making it easier to watch content while washing dishes, doing the laundry, or any other tasks that may take place near the device.

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Microsoft may “experiment” with classics in Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft may “experiment” with classics in Xbox Game Pass

Xbox head Phil Spencer spoke this week on the possibilities afforded to Microsoft with Xbox Game Pass. Much as it is with other parts of the entertainment universe with streaming music and streaming video, Xbox Game Pass allows Microsoft to see the success of a game in a new way, not just based on unit sales. Because of this, Xbox Game Pass allows Microsoft to create games they'd not otherwise have even considered developing.

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Netflix gets Jurassic Park “trilogy” soon

Netflix gets Jurassic Park “trilogy” soon

In the very near future, Netflix will gain access to three films in what they call the "original Jurassic Park trilogy." This has been disputed by fans who suggest that no such trilogy exists. Despite their protests, the so-called "Jurassic Park trilogy" includes Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World, and Jurassic Park 3.

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How to watch today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

How to watch today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

Overnight, Nintendo confirmed that it will be hosting a new Nintendo Direct Mini today. We've seen a few Direct Minis in the past, and while the topic is still upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch, they're generally a bit shorter than regular Directs. In any case, here's how you can catch today's Nintendo Direct Mini if you're interested in checking it out.

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Netflix aims to create original movie franchise akin to James Bond

Netflix aims to create original movie franchise akin to James Bond

Netflix is gearing up to produce its biggest original movie ever, one that will include big-name stars and a massive budget. Called The Gray Man, this movie will come from the directors behind Avengers: Endgame. According to a new report, Netflix hopes to kick off the development of a new blockbuster franchise that would be akin to James Bond.

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Marvel’s Falcon and Winter Soldier Disney+ series delayed over pandemic

Marvel’s Falcon and Winter Soldier Disney+ series delayed over pandemic

Disney has delayed an upcoming Marvel television series for its Disney+ streaming service, revealing that The Falcon and Winter Soldier will not arrive on the platform in August as originally anticipated. The reason for the delay is an obvious one -- the series was hit with a production pause as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, straining the project's timeline.

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