Jun 19, 3:27 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Danny Vena 06/19/19 AT 8:07 AM Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has made no secret about its ambition in the streaming video space. The company is widely recognized as the second-largest streaming service, trailing only to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and its 149 million paying customers worldwide. While Amazon doesn't share its viewer specifics, it does boast more than 100 million subscribers to Prime, which includes access to its streaming video.The e-commerce giant turned heads earlier this year when its wholly owned subsidiary IMDb (Internet Movie Database) announced it was expanding beyond short-form original series, celebrity interviews, and trailers to debut IMDb Freedive, an ad-supported streaming service that offered a selection of popular TV shows and hit Hollywood movies without a subscription.Now Amazon is going further, positioning … [Read more...] about Amazon Just Made A Big Move To Take On Roku And Hulu
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No cable? No problem! There are plenty of ways you can still catch all of the action from this year's NCAA Tournament. March Madness officially kicks off on March 17, or "Selection Sunday," when the tournament bracket is unveiled. From there, games will be held nearly every day up until the championship on April 9. Thankfully, cutting the cord doesn't mean you have to miss the most wonderful time of the (college basketball) year. Make sure you're prepared for March Madness with these options: CBS All-Access: Stream CBS channels for $5.99 per month (or commercial free for $9.99)Hulu: Watch live sports, including March Madness, as well as news and entertainment shows for $44.99 per monthSling TV: Choose your own package starting at $15 per month with extra sports add-ons for only $5And if you're in need of hardware to stream on, the above apps are all available on both Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV. Once the bracket is set, March Madness … [Read more...] about How to watch all of the 2019 March Madness games live
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Alex Jones Gains a Platform on the Streaming Service Roku Supported by ByElizabeth Williamson Jan. 15, 2019 WASHINGTON — Alex Jones is back online. Last year, Mr. Jones, the Infowars conspiracy theorist, was erased from virtually every major social media platform for violating standards against hate speech, among others. This week the streaming service Roku, which brings online video content to users’ televisions, has added Infowars as a channel, granting Mr. Jones access to its 27 million users. The move comes months after Apple, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and others banned Infowars content. The platforms had vastly expanded Mr. Jones’s audience for incendiary false claims, including that the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax, that the … [Read more...] about Alex Jones Gains a Platform on the Streaming Service Roku
Jan 03, 11:46 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 01/03/19 AT 9:42 AM Roku fans may have something to look forward to in 2019, as the company has announced that is will be adding Premium Subscriptions to its platform in late January. The new subscription service will continue to offer more than 10,000 ad-free movies and TV shows as well as the option to add channels such as Showtime, Starz, and EPIX.With the Premium Subscriptions feature, Roku users will have the ability to browse content before signing up as well as undergo a free trial before making a decision to pay for the service. Roku said the Premium Subscription will provide free, live, and premium content in one channel, making it easier for users to search and watch their favorite programs.Plus, users of the Roku mobile app can watch content from the channel without support from a Roku device. The option will allow users to watch streaming … [Read more...] about New Roku Premium Subscription Service: What Channels Will You Get?
Nov 09, 4:23 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Alex Perry 11/09/18 AT 3:52 PM As Roku (ROKU) contends with heavy hitters like Apple and Amazon in the streaming market, the device maker and content distributor is expanding its offerings once again. Roku announced Thursday that The Roku Channel, its free, ad-supported streaming option, will get content from a handful of new sports, news and entertainment channels.Perhaps the biggest draw of Friday’s news is the addition of live sports coverage to the Roku Channel’s portfolio. Roku revealed partnerships with Adventure Sports Network for outdoor sports coverage and Combat Go for MMA, boxing and other combat sports. EDGEsport will provide coverage of extreme sports, while Stadium will cover things like college sports.Today, we're expanding the live & linear categories available in The #Roku Channel to include sports & … [Read more...] about Roku Channel Adds Live Sports, More News And Entertainment Options