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Twitch is raising the cost of channel subscriptions for the first time, but not yet everywhere

After announcing the layoffs of 500 employees, Twitch raises the cost of channel subscriptions for the first time. The new measures are reported by Engadget. Twitch explains that it is “updating prices in several countries to help streamer revenue keep pace with rising costs and reflect local currency fluctuations.” The ... Read more

Spotify already has more than 600 million monthly active users. What will happen next?

The number of active monthly Spotify users increased by 23% to 602 million in Q4 2023. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the information of the streaming service. This result exceeded the company’s expectations and analysts’ forecasts of 601.33 million users. The number of Premium subscribers, which account ... Read more

Spotify urged to remove Russian music from Ukrainians’ recommendations

Spotify is urged to remove Russian music from the recommendations of Ukrainian users. The relevant petition was prepared by anonymous author oleks_ukr, and has already been supported by 1840 people. “For many, the Russian language has become inextricably linked to the suffering and anguish caused by the russians. Consequently, encountering ... Read more

Trailer of the series Avatar: The Last Airbender from Netflix

Netflix has shown a trailer for the series Avatar: The Last Airbender based on the animated series of the early 2000s. Its premiere is scheduled for February 22. “A young boy known as the Avatar must master the four elemental powers to save a world at war — and fight ... Read more

Netflix releases trailer for The Spaceman starring Adam Sandler

Netflix has released a trailer for the sci-fi film Spaceman based on the book Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar. In the story, the protagonist named Jakub, played by Adam Sandler, is working on a research mission at the edge of the solar system. Being far from Earth, he is ... Read more

Netflix has shown a new trailer for 3 Body Problem

Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming series 3 Body Problem. The project is based on the novel by Chinese writer Liu Qixin and is due to be released on March 21, 2024, writes The Verge. In this trailer, the streaming service seeks to draw viewers’ attention to ... Read more

Twitch revises its rules again to ban hints of nudity

Twitch has revised its nudity policy again. The new changes prohibit streamers from hinting at full or partial nudity, reports Engadget. Such conditions appeared on the platform after streamers used various visual effects during their broadcasts, leading viewers to think about nudity. For example, they used black censorship bars to ... Read more

Netflix has revealed how many hours viewers watch their favorite TV shows. Who are the leaders?

Netflix is going to publish a new report twice a year detailing the most popular shows and movies on the streaming service, reports The Verge. The first such a report has already been published by the streaming service and contains information for the period from January to June of 2013. ... Read more

Spotify announces layoffs of 17% of employees due to high costs

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has announced large-scale layoffs in the company. According to him, 17% of the service’s employees will be dismissed. The relevant message was published on the Spotify website. “To align Spotify with our future goals and ensure we are right-sized for the challenges ahead, I have made ... Read more

Netflix has shown teasers for several series: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Umbrella Academy, and Arkane

The Netflix streaming service showed several short videos for projects that are currently in the works. One of them is Avatar: The Last Airbender based on the animated series of the early 2000s. Back in the summer, it became known that the series was scheduled to premiere in 2024. Now ... Read more

Teaser for Masters of the Air series from Apple TV+

Apple TV+ video service showed a teaser for the upcoming series Masters of the Air. The premiere of the 9-episode project is scheduled for January 26, 2024. The series tells the story of the Allied aviation during the Second World War, which carried out dangerous missions. The script of Masters ... Read more

Spotify is preparing to introduce major changes to its royalty model in 2024

Spotify is preparing to introduce significant changes to its royalty model in the first quarter of 2024. Such intentions of the streaming service are reported by Music Business Worldwide. Implementation of the plans will allow the company to allocate $1 billion over five years in favor of “legal” artists and ... Read more

Netflix has shown a trailer for a reality show based on the Squid Game series

Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming reality show “Squid Game: The Challenge». This was reported by Engadget. The show is based on the cult series. It will bring together 456 participants who will compete for a prize of $4.56 million. To do this, they will have to participate ... Read more

Cloud game streaming for PlayStation 5 launched in Japan

Sony has launched cloud game streaming on PlayStation 5 in Japan and at the same time answered some questions and shared technical requirements. Subscribers with the PS Plus Premium plan will be able to stream any games from their library, but only on PlayStation 5 for now. It will also ... Read more

Netflix shows trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off series

Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming anime Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. The long-awaited series will consist of eight episodes and will be released on November 17, 2023, writes Engadget. The series was developed by Brian Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinsky. It is based on the graphic novels ... Read more

Netflix to open establishments where you can play, shop, and taste themed food

Netflix is planning to open new locations where fans can immerse themselves in the worlds of their favorite series, buy clothes, eat themed food, and perhaps even try to overcome the squid game obstacle course, writes Bloomberg. These places are called Netflix Houses and are expected to combine retail, restaurants, ... Read more

Sony will launch cloud game streaming on PlayStation 5 in October – it will happen in stages

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced plans to launch a cloud game streaming feature on PlayStation 5 in October, writes VGC. The feature will be available to PlayStation Plus Premium members and will be rolled out in stages. For example, it is planned to launch in Japan on October 17, in ... Read more

Ridley Scott is preparing an extended version of Napoleon for Apple TV+

Director Ridley Scott is working on a special version of Napoleon and hopes to show it on Apple TV+. This is reported by AppleInsider with reference to Games Radar Total Film. “I’m working on it,” he said, commenting on the special version of the upcoming movie. “It was four [hours] ... Read more

Poster for the second season of Loki is criticized due to possible use of AI

Controversy erupted among the design community over the poster for the second season of the Loki series. This is because it could have been at least partially created using generative artificial intelligence, writes The Verge. If you look closely at the poster, you can see the image of a clock ... Read more

Netflix plans to raise prices after actors’ strike ends

Netflix plans to raise prices for ad-free subscriptions after the end of the Hollywood actors’ strike. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources. According to them, the streaming service is discussing price increases in several markets around the world. But it will most likely start with ... Read more

Netflix shows the first trailer for Leave the World Behind

Netflix has shown the first trailer of the tense thriller The Illusion of Safety / Leave the World Behind. The film is based on the book of the same name by Rumaan Alam. The film brought together a star-studded cast: Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Bacon and Mahershala Ali. The ... Read more

Streaming services have transformed the music industry and changed music

The emergence of streaming services has not only transformed the music business, but also changed music itself. This is stated in the book “Key Changes: Ten Times Technology Transformed the Music Industry by Howie Singer, former chief strategic technologist at Warner Music Group, and Bill Rosenblatt, president of the consulting ... Read more

Fall premieres – what Netflix is preparing to show viewers

Netflix is actively preparing for the new season. The streaming service showed a preview of cinematic novelties to be released this fall. Traditionally, every viewer will be able to choose something interesting for themselves. But take a look at the films that will potentially attract the attention of every viewer. ... Read more

Trailer for the epic movie Rebel Moon

Netflix has shown a teaser trailer for the upcoming epic sci-fi film Rebel Moon. Its premiere is scheduled for December 22, 2023. Zack Snyder is responsible for the film, known for his work on many large-scale projects, including: Man of Steel, 300 Spartans, and Army of the Dead. Rebel Moon ... Read more

NASA wants to launch its own NASA streaming platform this year

NASA has set out to improve its digital platforms. To this end, the agency is updating its nasa.gov and science.nasa.gov sites and the NASA app. “Our vision is to inspire humanity through a unified, world-class NASA web experience,” said Jeff Seaton, chief information officer at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. ... Read more