The 2018 Golden Globes award show will be streamed live for the first time ever, another sign that we live in a mostly post-cable world. Whether you're a cable subscription who doesn't like being restricted to the cable box or a cord-cutter looking for a way to watch at the same time as everyone else, you'll now have an option. The live-over-the-Internet award ceremony won't be without a big restriction, though.
LG has announced some news that it'll be fleshing out during CES 2018: its upcoming OLED and Super UHD TVs will have Google Assistant support via the maker's ThinQ AI platform. Though LG doesn't point toward Google Assistant specifically, instead saying that ThinQ will allow for "third-party AI services," it includes an image of one of its flat screen TVs with Google Assistant visible on the screen.
The TV-making industry is just as aggressive as smartphones these days. Especially after a long lull where there was barely any major innovation, trend, or hype pushing the market forward. Now we have curved screens, 4K resolutions, multiple HDR standards, and quantum or nano particles. If LG is to be asked, however, there is one more new territory to conquer: 8K. The Korean consumer electronics giant has just unveiled its newest and biggest TV yet, with an 88-inch panel sporting the world's largest TV resolution.
It appears Apple is continuing to make progress in bolstering its original programming division. As part of their ambitious plans to create and offer original shows and other video content, Cupertino has managed to poach not one but three executives from leading rival Amazon Studios, including the head of Amazon's kids programming, Tara Sorensen.
CBS has brought back its one-month free trial, giving potential subscribers a chance to try out the service for a longer period of time before deciding to buy it. CBS All Access is the network's streaming service offering exclusive access to certain CBS content, including the new Star Trek series; the company also plans to make a The Twilight Zone reboot available exclusively on the platform.
The back and forth between Google and Amazon has become both entertaining and also frustrating for consumers. It is the common folk who get caught in between the clash of the titans and, at least for Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV users, that meant being deprived of the time-wasting joys of YouTube. While peace negotiations are supposedly on the way, hope comes from a new, outside source. Mozilla has just announced that the Firefox web browser is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform and, yes, it can play web videos, including YouTube.
If you've been waiting for YouTube TV to finally launch apps for the Apple TV and Roku devices, your wait just got a little longer. The company is now planning to launch these apps in the first quarter of 2018, pushing out the originally planned time frame of late 2017. YouTube TV will also launch support for older smart TVs during the first quarter of next year.
Netflix will be bringing The Punisher back for a second season, the company has announced. The first season was a hit for the company, as many had expected, adding to its growing number of show based on Marvel characters. The character was first introduced to Netflix viewers via the company's original Daredevil series, helping kick off what has become a solid genre for the streaming platform.
YouTube's live television service has expanded into an additional 34 markets, bringing streaming access to a bunch of cities like Fresno, CA and New Orleans. As with the markets that already had access, people in these new markets can get access to live TV channels over the Internet by subscribing to YouTube Live, a service similar to PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, and Hulu Live TV.
Netflix recently confirmed that it has ordered a third season of its hit original series Stranger Things. However, the announcement was very slim, merely confirming that season 3 will happen without any additional details to go alongside it. The biggest missing detail was the season's anticipated launch date, and while it was assumed Netflix hadn't yet penciled one in, many fans expected it would be around autumn of next year.
CBS has announced that it will soon be the destination to watch a "The Twilight Zone" reboot with Jordan Peele among the executive producers on the series. CBS announced the news today, saying the reboot will be produced by its CBS Television Studios alongside Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions. Simon Kinberg's Genre Films will also be associated with the production.