Screen Rant: New Website Helpfully Compares Every Single Streaming Service’s Offerings

Screen Rant: New Website Helpfully Compares Every Single Streaming Service’s Offerings. “A new website Movie of the Night has a chart and graphs that separate content into various categories for people who want to watch something specific on a streaming service. The website includes the number of shows or movies that fit into a category and provides viewers with the list of content based on the five main streaming services: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, and Hulu. However, users also have the option to add Peacock, Paramount+, and more.”

Engadget: Streaming music made up 83 percent of the record industry’s revenue in 2020

Engadget: Streaming music made up 83 percent of the record industry’s revenue in 2020. “The coronavirus pandemic may have made it nearly impossible to check out live shows last year, but the music industry still found a way to grow despite all the hardships. According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s annual year-end report, overall recorded music revenue increased by 9.2 percent to $12.2 billion in 2020. That growth was primarily sustained by more money coming from streaming services, with the format generating $10.1 billion in revenue in 2020, up from $8.9 billion in 2019. 2020 marked the fifth consecutive year of growth on that front.”

BetaNews: Plex releases media server app Dash, and Plexamp player for Windows, mobile, macOS and Linux

BetaNews: Plex releases media server app Dash, and Plexamp player for Windows, mobile, macOS and Linux. “If the phrase ‘it really whips the llama’s ass’ means anything to you, you clearly remember the heady days of WinAmp. Now media server and management company Plex has come up with its own take on the classic software. Called — slightly uninspiringly — Plexamp, the player is available for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Linux. The company has also released a new app for managing Plex media servers: Plex Dash. This is great news for Plex users, but there’s a slight catch in both cases.”

TechHive: How to record all the free streaming TV before it’s gone

TechHive: How to record all the free streaming TV before it’s gone. “With a service called PlayOn, you can record movies and shows from online sources like Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, and CBS All Access. The resulting video files are yours to keep, even if you’ve stopped subscribing to the services from which those files came. If we’re going to remain mostly at home for the foreseeable future, now might be the time to stock up on free movies and shows to watch later.”

Vice: You Can Play Google Stadia on an E-Book Reader

Vice: You Can Play Google Stadia on an E-Book Reader. “You may not be playing Google Stadia at the moment, but inevitably, you’ve seen the reviews and the feedback from gamers has largely revolved around the significant latency issues the service can have. But what if you were to throw another variable into the mix when you fire up Destiny 2? That’s what Sebastian Ørsted, a Danish PhD student of Aarhus University’s Department of Mathematics, recently did when he decided to test out Google Stadia on an e-ink based Android tablet, the Onyx Boox Max 3.”

TechCrunch: Media streamer Plex to add subscription channels, rentals and more

TechCrunch: Media streamer Plex to add subscription channels, rentals and more. “While the company will continue to develop and expand its ad-supported product, it’s also looking ahead to what comes next. And that includes adding subscription video, a transactional marketplace for rentals and purchases, and a way to launch streaming content Plex can’t host — like the shows and movies available on mainstream streaming services.”

TechCrunch: Berlin-based streaming guide JustWatch acquires New York rival GoWatchIt

TechCrunch: Berlin-based streaming guide JustWatch acquires New York rival GoWatchIt. “Berlin-headquartered streaming guide JustWatch has grown to more than 10 million users across 38 countries in less than five years. Now, it’s expanding its U.S. presence with the acquisition of New York-based rival GoWatchIt, from Plexus Entertainment. Deal terms were not revealed but were a mixture of cash and stock for the smaller operation, which had just eight people on board.”

TechCrunch: Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries

TechCrunch: Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries. “Plex today is launching its own ad-supported streaming service, a rival to The Roku Channel, Tubi, Crackle, Vudu’s Movies on Us, and others that offer a way to stream movies and TV for free without a subscription. The service will feature several thousand movies and shows from studios like MGM, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Lionsgate, and Legendary — deals which were previously announced leading up to today’s launch.”

Techdirt: Google Stadia’s Claims For Streaming In 4K Seem… No, Just No

Techdirt: Google Stadia’s Claims For Streaming In 4K Seem… No, Just No. “Google’s Stadia product, the company’s bid to get gamers to give up their consoles and PC rigs and instead partake in Gaming as a Service, has had a rocky rollout to say the least. The service was already up against America’s pathetic broadband coverage and usage caps. Add to that the quite muted applause that came from press and public reviews, not to mention the Obamacare-like rollout of the product, and you have to wonder if this is the kind of hit to a product’s reputation that is at all recoverable.”

New York Times: The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.

New York Times: The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.. “Every three decades, or roughly once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. The transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s. The rise of broadcast television in the 1950s. The raucous ‘I Want My MTV’ cable boom of the 1980s. It is happening again. The long-promised streaming revolution — the next great leap in how the world gets its entertainment — is finally here.”

Tom’s Hardware: Google Stadia’s Upcoming Launch Looking Increasingly Incomplete

Tom’s Hardware: Google Stadia’s Upcoming Launch Looking Increasingly Incomplete. “Google Stadia is set to debut on November 19. That launch already had several caveats, however, including the fact that not everyone who pre-ordered the Founder’s Edition bundle will receive their hardware in time for the platform’s debut. Now the company has said that many of Stadia’s multiplayer-centric features won’t be ready in time for the game streaming platform’s launch either.”

Digital Trends: What is Tubi TV? Everything to know about the free streamer

Digital Trends: What is Tubi TV? Everything to know about the free streamer. “Tubi is a streaming service, with a twist: It’s free. Granted, that isn’t an entirely new concept — there are several tools out there that let you tap into live programming (and an outdated selection of archived material) for the low, low price of nothing per month, but Tubi deals exclusively in on-demand content. Think of it as a sort of commercialized version of Netflix, without the subscription fees.”