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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is getting an early Disney+ release date

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is getting an early Disney+ release date

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will start streaming much earlier than expected, Disney has announced today, cutting down the waiting time for those currently sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, and Daisy Ridley, among other stars, the movie brings to a close the nine-part Star Wars series.

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IMDb TV orders streaming reboot of TNT television drama Leverage

IMDb TV orders streaming reboot of TNT television drama Leverage

Rebooting older, moderately successful TV shows has become a trend among streaming services, particularly ones that are new or too small to compete with the biggest names in the industry. The latest service to announce such a reboot is IMDb TV, which will bring back the older TNT show Leverage about con artists who target wealthy criminals and other corrupt individuals.

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Netflix gets exclusive rights to Pokémon Journeys season 23 in US

Netflix gets exclusive rights to Pokémon Journeys season 23 in US

Netflix has scored the exclusive rights to the upcoming season of Pokemon Journeys in the United States, the Pokémon Company has announced. The anime is returning for its 23rd season, bringing back maintain character Ash Ketchum and Pikachu, as well as new characters and more. The new season will arrive with an initial 12 episodes in June, followed by additional episode drops in coming months.

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Apple Music app for Samsung Smart TVs released

Apple Music app for Samsung Smart TVs released

Apple Music is coming to Samsung TVs, with the latest smart sets getting a new app for the streaming music service. It's the first time that Apple Music has been available directly on a smart TV platform, with a three month free trial for new users signing up through their set.

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Scoob! animated movie will skip theaters and go straight to digital

Scoob! animated movie will skip theaters and go straight to digital

The animated movie Scoob! is the latest to skip a planned theatrical release; it'll be made available directly on digital next month, the same month it was originally scheduled to debut in cinemas. The digital release will take place in the US and Canada, making Scoob! one of the biggest movies to entirely skip a theatrical release.

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HBO Max launch date finally confirmed

HBO Max launch date finally confirmed

For the better part of a year now, Warner Media - the parent company of HBO - has been touting a new streaming service called HBO Max. Meant to be something of a beefed up HBO Now, the new streaming service will look more like Netflix or Hulu when it arrives. In addition to being the new home for all of HBO's content, it'll also feature TV shows from other studios, original programming, and some of Warner Bros's films.

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Sonos Radio gives speaker owners exclusive streaming

Sonos Radio gives speaker owners exclusive streaming

Sonos is launching Sonos Radio, a new streaming music platform exclusively for owners of the company's connected speakers, and taking on Apple Music with new, original programing. The new service will include both free and ad-supported content, and launches with a new personal station from Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW streaming adds new games but loses more publishers

NVIDIA GeForce NOW streaming adds new games but loses more publishers

Although it has been in limited testing for quite a while now, NVIDIA's GeForce NOW game streaming only opened its doors to the wider public only last February. What should have been a great moment for the service turned into a controversial one as major game publishers suddenly pulled their games out just as it launched. NVIDIA has since then promoted the support of other game developers but that's not stopping others from leaving as well.

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Netflix’s new MK2 Films deal will add classic movies to service

Netflix’s new MK2 Films deal will add classic movies to service

Netflix has penned a new deal with MK2 Films, a company that co-produces some movies every year and distributes a library of more than 600 movies, including many remastered versions of classics featuring Abbas Kiarostami, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and more. The new deal will bring a total of 50 movies to the streaming service, according to Netflix, which plans to first roll out the new content in some international markets.

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HBO Max plans original ‘Hot Dog’ reality show about dogs

HBO Max plans original ‘Hot Dog’ reality show about dogs

WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service HBO Max will be home to an original series that focuses on dog grooming, one that may be called 'Hot Dog' when it premieres on the service. The company has tapped a number of shows and movies as originals for its platform, though it has largely focused on scripted content for the platform. The company greenlit a first season that will feature 12 episodes.

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Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Amazon has launched a new section on Fire TV and Fire Tablets called '#AtHome' that curates free content from a variety of partners, including Showtime, CBS, HBO, and more. The new 'experience,' as Amazon calls it, will be made available to users located in the United States; the company says it will add more content over time. In addition to entertainment, the section also includes fitness and news content.

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Netflix posts some educational documentaries on YouTube for free

Netflix posts some educational documentaries on YouTube for free

Netflix is helping educators and parents who have found themselves in home-teaching roles with the release of some documentaries on YouTube. The documentaries are free for anyone to stream, unlike the documentaries found on its streaming platform, which requires a monthly subscription. Netflix says that it decided to make this content available for free after receiving requests from teachers.

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