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Streaming services have overtaken cable TV, and become the most popular medium to consume content on television. Nielsen's report indicates viewers have merely migrated, and not changed consumption.
Young adults in the UK are watching seven times less broadcast TV than the over 65s. The younger cohort prefers to fill its time watching YouTube videos and content on subscription streaming sites.
Plex Discover and Plex Universal Watchlist are now available on the platform to bring all your streaming services to one place, making it easier to find things that you want to watch.
Disney+ will receive an ad-supported tier later this year which will allow the company to make the service available at a lower price. Exact pricing details are due at a later date.
Roku is the top TV streaming platform in Canada according to a study performed by the Hypothesis group. The study has 2,510 respondents and the results were based on hours of content consumed.
With the TV Ready program, Roku made it super easy for users to connect to external audio sources by integrating an easy-to-connect SDK to partner speakers. It will now support more speakers, regions.
Samsung has announced that select displays that it shows off at CES will have support for the HDR10+ GAMING standard. The standard means that gamers will no longer have to adjust display settings.
Google has warned Disney content could vanish from YouTube TV if it doesn't come to an agreement with the company by Friday. Should no deal be reached, YouTube TV's cost will be reduced by $15.
Samsung has announced that it has sold a million units of The Frame this year, spurred on by high demand in North America and Europe. It said it has almost sold two million units since 2017.
Plex has announced that it now offers 200 live channels that are free to watch thanks to ad support. Several of the new channels are available globally so anyone can jump on and tune in.
Sky has unveiled its Sky Glass TV. It does away with the need for a Sky box or dish as the required components are built right in. The new TV will be available to customers from October 18.
The TV broadcasters in the UK could create a free, unified streaming service to better compete against the likes of Netflix. According to reports, talks on the matter have recently intensified.
Roku is planning to launch in the German market later this year. It will make its hardware available complete with popular services like Netflix but also with apps and content from local partners.
LG has announced that new QNED Mini LED TVs will be available in July. They will eventually be available in several regions around the world following an initial launch in North America.
The analyst firm TrendForce has stated that larger TVs and those with OLED panels will perform well this year due to several factors including demand for larger screens and increased LCD prices.
LG has announced the pricing and availability of its 2021 OLED TV lineup, which will start rolling out this month. Prices start at $1,399 for the A1 series, and go as high as $5,999.
Sky has re-branded its NOW TV service and is simply now known as NOW. It also changed the name of Passes to Membership. The new brand will arrive in the UK first then Italy, Germany and Ireland.
LG has said that its 2021 TV line-up will begin rolling out around the world in the first quarter. Each of the displays will ship with webOS 6.0 which was announced in early January.
LG has unveiled its lineup of premium TVs for 2021, introducing the new OLED evo technology, along with new QNED and NanoCell models. The new models have improved AI processing and more.
Samsung has announced that its upcoming lineup of TVs will support the new HDR10+ Adaptive feature, allowing HDR content to work better in different lighting conditions, starting with Prime Video.
Samsung has announced the launch of a 110-inch MicroLED TV, its first traditional form factor TV to use MicroLED technology. The TV will be available globally in the first quarter of 2021.
Virgin Media has announced a new TV platform called Virgin TV 360. It's available to all new customers and later in the year for existing customers with the premium Ultimate Oomph bundle.
Ubisoft and Netflix today announced that the Assassin's Creed franchise is receiving multiple shows on the latter's streaming network, including live-action, anime, and animated adaptations.
Apple today launched a free music video streaming service called Apple Music TV, in the Music and TV apps. The platform will feature exclusive content and premieres, interviews, and more in the U.S.
The analyst firm, TrendForce, has found that 3Q20 saw TV shipments reach historical highs due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a 20% increase in demand from North America.
An old second-hand TV has been emitting an electrical signal in a village in Wales knocking surrounding broadband connections offline. It took Openreach engineers 18 months to discover the cause.
Samsung could close its TV manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China around November time according to sources who have insight on the matter, speaking with Korean news. The factory employs 300 people.
Today Xiaomi announced a new smart TV due to launch in China tomorrow. Titled the Master TV, the latest television from the Chinese company will feature a 4K OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Google is rumored to rename Android TV to Google TV. This change would be in line with how Google has rebranded a number of its other products and services to remove Android from their name.
Huawei has announced that it plans to bring HarmonyOS to more devices in 2020. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the firm said that it has no plans to ship it with smartphones and tablets at this time.
Comcast has announced that those looking to advertise on TV can use a new service which helps better target ads at the appropriate audience. It said targeting audiences in the past was guesswork.
Google has released a new Tinder-like carousel feature for mobile which will help you find movies and TV shows most suited to your interests. You can then get price comparisons for each title.
Plex has released its new UNO interface on its Web app and is rolling it out to TVs this week. The Plex iOS app will get the UI really soon and then an update for Android is planned after that.
Ofcom's latest Media Nations report has found that almost half of UK households now have a video streaming subscription. It also found two-fifths consume content primarily via streaming.
Facebook is in talks with several media companies to ship their streaming platform on an upcoming TV device the firm has planned. The device, dubbed Catalina, is scheduled for an October launch.
The BBC and ITV have announced that their premium streaming service, BritBox, will launch by the end of the year. Prices for the service start at £5.99 per month with HD streaming.
Samsung has announced that it will begin selling The Wall Luxury globally next month. The high-end premium display doesn't have a price tag yet but the price is expected to be very high.
Apple is said to be retiring the iTunes app on macOS with the next major update to the operating system at WWDC 2019. Its features will be divided into separate Music, TV and Podcasts apps.
Today, Apple released minor updates for all of its operating systems, although the more notable ones are iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, which include the all-new TV app with new features.