Comcast’s NBCUniversal is planning to launch its own ad-supported streaming television service in the first quarter of 2020, the company announced today.
The upcoming service will be available for free to anyone that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service, including TV service from Comcast and its competitors, like Charter, AT&T, Cox, and Dish.
Customers that do not subscribe to a paid television service will need to pay a fee that’s right around $12 per month to access NBC content.
Content will include 1,500 hours of NBC TV shows, like „Saturday Night Live“ and „Parks and Recreation, hundreds of hours of [...]
When it launched, Apple’s HomePod smart speaker did not count toward an Apple Music subscription’s device streaming limit. This meant that single-user Apple Music subscribers could stream one song on an iOS device and another on HomePod simultaneously, without one stream ending the other. Recently, this ability has disappeared for many Apple Music users, who are now unable to stream music on both HomePod and an iOS device at the same time.
While single memberships transition to this method of HomePod streaming, Apple Music family memberships will be able to continue to stream multiple songs on both iOS devices and HomePod without any of the streams getting [...]
Over the past few years, the number of streaming TV services has grown exponentially, to the point where it can get overwhelming to figure out which platform is the best for you. Major offerings include DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, and FuboTV.
Starting out with a focus on soccer and streams from other live sports channels, FuboTV has since grown into a full-featured over the top streaming service with support for many major channels, a cloud DVR, family sharing, and more, starting at a competitive price of $39.99 per month (for the first month, $44.99/month afterwards).
FuboTV (left) and DirecTV Now (right) on Apple TV 4K In [...]
In late 2017, T-Mobile announced plans for a „disruptive“ internet TV service, set to launch at some point in 2018. T-Mobile isn’t going to make that release date, however, with the rollout pushed back until 2019.
According to Bloomberg, T-Mobile is delaying its TV service because the „project proved much more complex than expected.“
T-Mobile executives faced the difficult choice of either offering a garden-variety streaming platform – a service that lets customers watch cable channels and other content online – or waiting until next year to deliver a more groundbreaking product, the people said.
When the [...]