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GDQ kicks off Corona Relief Done Quick game streaming marathon

GDQ kicks off Corona Relief Done Quick game streaming marathon

Games Done Quick is no stranger to hosting video game speedrunning marathons for charity, and the COVID-19 pandemic is the perfect time for such an event. Games Done Quick has kicked off a weekend marathon called Corona Relief Done Quick, during which speedrunners from around the world will be showcasing their skills - remotely, of course - and raising money Direct Relief.

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Apple Music web player finally moves out of beta

Apple Music web player finally moves out of beta

There's no denying that Apple Music was late to the music streaming party, and ever since it launched in 2015, it's been playing catch up to its competitors. Chief among those competitors it's trying to catch up to - and potentially overtake - is Spotify, so over the past five years, Apple Music has been building out its feature set to better compete. Today, the service got a key feature that it's been missing since launch: A web player.

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Artemis Fowl Disney+ exclusive premiere date is now official

Artemis Fowl Disney+ exclusive premiere date is now official

Video streaming has always been a force to reckon with but so far it has conveniently stayed out of the theater industry's way. Films would become available digitally only after cinemas have profited from them, sometimes even a year after the movie premiered. Thanks to COVID-19, however, things are changing a bit and Disney may be dealing the ailing theater market a heavy blow now that it will be official premiering Artemis Fowl only on Disney+ next month.

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Google Stadia update brings 5.1 surround sound and an on-screen keyboard

Google Stadia update brings 5.1 surround sound and an on-screen keyboard

A lot of people are turning to video streaming and games these days to while their time or to keep sane while secluded at home. The latter, however, most often requires you to have the hardware needed to play the titles you want, be it a console or a worthy PC gaming rig. If not, your next best option is to have the game streamed. Fortunately, Google hasn't yet let up on improving Stadia and has just pushed out a small but still important batch of updates.

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HBO Max reveals three original shows from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot

HBO Max reveals three original shows from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot

Following WarnerMedia's deal with JJ Abrams' production company in September 2019, HBO Max has revealed three original shows that it will offer from Bad Robot. The three dramas are the first shows to be made under the WarnerMedia deal; they'll include DC Justice League Dark, Overlook, and Duster. Abrams will serve as the executive producer on all three shows and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute them.

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WarnerMedia says many Charter customers will automatically get HBO Max

WarnerMedia says many Charter customers will automatically get HBO Max

HBO Max will be available through Charter starting next month, parent company WarnerMedia has announced. The availability will arrive under a multi-year distribution deal between Charter and WarnerMedia, according to the latter company, which says that Charter's existing HBO customers will automatically get access to the new streaming service.

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Netflix teases Kimmy Schmidt interactive movie with multiple endings

Netflix teases Kimmy Schmidt interactive movie with multiple endings

Netflix plans to release another interactive movie made for adults, this one involving its Kimmy Schmidt original character. The company offered the first look at this upcoming special, as well as the date it will premiere on the streaming service. As with the previously released Bandersnatch special, the upcoming movie Kimmy vs. The Reverend will feature multiple different endings.

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It’s now a lot easier to get into the Valorant beta

It’s now a lot easier to get into the Valorant beta

Valorant could very well be the biggest game of the moment, thanks in part to how exclusive its closed beta has been so far. Valorant is the latest game from League of Legends developer Riot Games, and though it isn't scheduled to launch until sometime this summer, Riot is currently holding a closed beta for the game. Getting into the closed beta, however, has thus far been a matter of luck.

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Sports could return this year: Streaming without fans

Sports could return this year: Streaming without fans

As the major sports of summer are effectively cancelled and the world sits at home, quarantined from their fellow citizens, one wonders... will televised sports ever return? According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), it's entirely possible - with a key disclaimer. Speaking with Peter Hamby, host of Good Luck America, Dr. Fauci suggested that team sports, televised sports, and the like, could return without fans.

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May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

Today we're taking a peek at what Disney+ has in store for Star Wars day, aka May the 4th (be with you). While this wouldn've been a fantastic point at which to premiere new episodes of The Mandalorian, that's not exactly what the team at Disney has in mind. Instead, alongside the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they've got a documentary series about The Mandalorian that's basically as long as The Mandalorian itself!

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Sling makes its live streaming TV service free during primetime hours

Sling makes its live streaming TV service free during primetime hours

Following the recent launch of its free tier, Sling TV has announced another initiative that will provide the public with some free content. Starting today, the service is offering free streaming television access under its Sling Blue plan, but only during primetime TV hours, according to the company. Sling calls this initiative its 'Happy Hour Across America.'

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Discovery makes a bunch of popular family-friendly shows free to stream

Discovery makes a bunch of popular family-friendly shows free to stream

Discovery is the latest company to offer consumers free access to some of its products during the economic downturn. While stuck at home in quarantine, Discovery says that consumers can now watch a selection of its shows for free through streaming apps. The free content is family-friendly and includes shows and specials from major networks, including Food Network, Animal Planet, DIY, TLC, and more.

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