Alphabet doesn’t want to let Spotify and Apple run away with the lead any longer. A new music streaming serviced powered by YouTube is in development and should be available within the next few months, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Apparently you can never have too much football in your life, so Facebook is adding exclusive content from the National Football League to its platform. Facebook and the NFL have reached a deal in which the league will provide highlights from every game as well as two studio shows through next season.
NFL Films, the league’s award-winning production company, will handle the creation of all content. It’s a global deal, too, that gives everyone on Facebook access to the highlights and other clips for free.
If you’re a student struggling to make ends meet – i.e. every student ever – Hulu and Spotify want to help.
Disney is ending its exclusive deal with Netflix in favor of launching its own streaming service.
Nearly ever content provider is thinking about starting its own streaming service, so Disney’s decision doesn’t come as a surprise. Its deal with Netflix runs through 2019, which is also the year it’ll launch its own streaming service where Disney movies and content from its entities like Disney Channel will be available. Upon the launch of the Disney streaming service, the main titles that will be available will be Toy Story 4 and the sequel to Frozen.
Google has confirmed plans to merge YouTube Red and Play Music into a new streaming service. YouTube’s head of music said the move was necessary to take the services forward and attract new subscribers, but he insists nothing will change without plenty of notice.
AT&T announced its Unlimited Choice data plan can now be coupled with DirecTV Now for only $70.
Unlimited Choice is AT&T’s low-tier unlimited data that costs $60 per month. The plan is a cheap unlimited data plan but has the catch-22 detail of capping out data speeds at 3mpbs. DirectTV Now’s “Live a Little” package retails for $35, but customers who couple the Unlimited Choice and DirecTV Now subscription will receive a $25 credit bringing down the total price to $70. That’s a pretty sweet deal in case you’ve been looking to cut the cord.
The NFL’s one-year experiment with Twitter is over. The league started streaming Thursday Night Football games on the social network last year, but this year it’s going to Amazon thanks to a $50 million deal it struck with the online giant.
There’s been a lot of build up toward Hulu’s live TV service, which has been in the oven for several months, but it finally sounds like it’s on the verge of launching. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins this week shared more details about what to expect, including a sub-$40 price when it’s finally made available.
Sling TV on Monday announced a Cloud DVR feature that will be available in beta to select Roku users. The invitation-only feature will offer up to 100 hours of cloud DVR storage, with no time limit on recordings.
The beta will officially launch in December and slowly roll out to additional platforms over the next few months. In order to receive an invite, you have to submit your Sling TV credentials to this link. Sling says that submitting your credentials does not guarantee access into the beta program.
AT&T officially unveiled the final details for its DIRECTV NOW on-demand streaming video platform on Monday, including the launch date and the monthly pricing tiers. It will compete directly with services such as Sling TV and PlayStation Vue when it launches on November 30 starting at $35.