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Disney+ 50-million milestone could give Netflix reason to worry

Disney+ 50-million milestone could give Netflix reason to worry

Almost everybody knew that Disney launching its own streaming service would be big. They just disagree whether with will be a big success or a big flop. There are, of course, still some who doubt about the longevity of Disney+, predicting that the hype and the numbers would soon dwindle. At least for now, that isn't yet the case as Disney celebrates reaching another milestone that could push Netflix to take more drastic measures.

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Netflix’s Space Force series with Steve Carell teased in new images

Netflix’s Space Force series with Steve Carell teased in new images

While movie studios are busy delaying their feature films, Netflix is gearing up to release a new original. The upcoming series is called Space Force and it stars a number of notable cast members, including Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow, and John Malkovich. Netflix shared a handful of images from the upcoming series, which will focus on the newest branch of the US military.

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Dungeons & Dragons crew giving away content for coronavirus quarantine

Dungeons & Dragons crew giving away content for coronavirus quarantine

Wizards of the Coast are giving away free Dungeons & Dragons content to all week, daily, for those staying home during our current global pandemic. While we're avoiding this novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in quarantine, "D&D ADVENTURES AWAIT!" Per the official release, "content will be added daily, Monday-Friday. Check back each day for the latest free, downloadable content."

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Netflix profile passwords and kids view history added in latest update

Netflix profile passwords and kids view history added in latest update

Each one of your Netflix profiles may include a password now with the latest round of updates. This newest set of updates is aimed primarily at families, specifically for parents hoping to lock kids out of adult-themed content included in non-kids accounts. But there are a few features here that'll be useful to anyone that uses Netflix.

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Movies Anywhere Screen Pass beta expands, but you still need an invite

Movies Anywhere Screen Pass beta expands, but you still need an invite

In mid-March, movie locker service Movies Anywhere announced a new closed beta feature called Screen Pass that enables users to share eligible movies with their friends and family. This feature is available on a large number of titles, including ones purchased from services like iTunes, Prime Video, and Vudu. In an announcement on Tuesday, Movies Anywhere revealed that it is expanding Screen Pass into a new open beta.

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The Roku Channel is now in the UK just in time for binging

The Roku Channel is now in the UK just in time for binging

Video streaming services are on the rise, especially with everyone forced to keep themselves distracted from the urge to go out. Services have expanded their content selection and even their free trial periods but Roku is making an even bigger leap almost literally. It has just crossed the gigantic pond known as the Atlantic and is bringing its catalog of free content to those stuck inside their houses in the UK.

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Disney plans to release a Frozen digital video series made at home

Disney plans to release a Frozen digital video series made at home

Hit animated Disney movie Frozen is returning in the form of a digital video series that was created at home. Disney Animation teased the new series in a tweet on Monday, explaining that it was created by Olaf animator Hyrum Osmond with help from others while quarantined at home. As expected, the voice audio for the new short series was also recorded from home.

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If Quibi can’t succeed in a pandemic, we’re not sure when it could

If Quibi can’t succeed in a pandemic, we’re not sure when it could

Quibi has arrived, and the depths of a pandemic are either the very best or the absolute worst timing for launching a mobile-first streaming video service. Arriving after months of hype, Quibi doesn't just focus on smartphones but positively ignores other ways of watching, with video designed to be comfortably watched in vertical orientation and shorter episodes.

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Artemis Fowl movie plans changed: Disney+ tapped for premiere

Artemis Fowl movie plans changed: Disney+ tapped for premiere

If you were planning to catch the upcoming feature film Artemis Fowl in theaters, think again. In light of widespread theater closures, Disney has made the decision to bring the movie directly to the small screen on its Disney+ streaming service. This is a deviation from some of Disney's recent plan changes, which have included postponing the theatrical release of movies until a later time.

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HBO makes dozens of hit shows and movies available to watch for free

HBO makes dozens of hit shows and movies available to watch for free

Late last week, WarnerMedia announced that it was making dozens of its hit HBO shows, as well as movies and more, available to stream for free starting on April 3. The content is being made available without a subscription so that people staying home in quarantine can check out the service without signing up -- and, potentially, get hooked on a series that compels them to subscribe after the free period ends.

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Alternate Star Wars IX script animated in video

Alternate Star Wars IX script animated in video

Colin Trevorrow wrote a script for Star Wars 9, aka Star Wars IX, that never happened. This movie script was abandoned and a new script was written, that script became Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The abandoned, rumored, mythical script was meant to be used by Trevorrow to direct a film that would have been called Star Wars Duel of the Fates. This was lovingly interpreted, translated, and compacted into a 10-minute animated clip for your consumption.

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Disney says The Simpsons in original format will arrive next month

Disney says The Simpsons in original format will arrive next month

Late last year following the launch of its Disney+ streaming service, Disney promised that it would make The Simpsons available in its original 4:3 aspect ratio (for the first 20 or so seasons) at the request of fans. This is more than just an aesthetic issue -- the cropping has ruined a number of jokes from the earlier seasons by removing important visual context necessary to complete the humor.

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