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Twitch launches a four-person ‘Squad Stream’ feature to help creators get discovered

Twitch today announced the launch of a new feature called “Squad Stream,” which offers a way for up to four creators to go live and stream together within one window. The feature will allow creators to grow their communities by teaming up with others, as it gives streamers increased exposure by playing to a wider […]

Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in April 2019

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Ready to plan your next month’s binge? 

While Prime Video is a little low on TV selections this time around — with one notable exception, more on that later — the streaming service is offering up a wide array of movies for you to marathon this April. 

If you’re looking to check a few classics off your longstanding “to watch” list, try out action flicks like Tom Cruise’s Top Gun or one of the available James Bond flicks, including Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, and more. 

For something a little more offbeat, revisit creepy cult favorites Beetlejuice and Addams Family Values.

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Get a $30 Netflix gift card for $14.99 on ebay — and yes, it can be applied straight to your subscription

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After a hefty price hike back in January 2019, Netflix is more expensive than ever. Twitter blamed the jacked subscriptions on Friends, after diehard fans of the show had a meltdown about rumors of Netflix ditching it — to which Netflix responded by paying $100,000,000 to keep the show for another year.

Whatever the reason, even these $1 or $2 increases each month start to add up. With new seasons of Queer Eye and Stranger Things lurking, you probably weren’t going to cancel anyway — but still.

However, we found the hack of all hacks: ebay is selling $30 Netflix e-gift cards for just $14.99, and they can be applied straight to your monthly paymentIt’s time to stock up. Read more…

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Everything coming to (and going from) Netflix in April 2019

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With the premieres of both Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones: Season 8 just weeks away, April is shaping up to be one hectic month for entertainment. But of course, we’ve always got time for Netflix — so here’s what streaming! 

At the top of the month, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns with Part 2 of the teen witch’s saga. Based on the trailer, Sabrina — now a certified signer of the Book of the Beast — is getting more powerful and more vengeful than ever. 

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, hold out until mid-April when Netflix will complete its New Girl collection with the series’ 7th and final season. Question: Does this scene still make us cry? Answer: JFK! FDR! Read more…

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Google scores a custom AMD GPU to power its Stadia cloud gaming hardware

Google’s new Stadia game streaming service may be great for people who don’t own a powerful PC or console, but those games have to run somewhere — specifically, in a Google datacenter. And the hardware they run on will be largely powered by a custom graphics card from AMD that, on paper at least, puts the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X to shame.

Reed Hastings says Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video streaming service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during a Los Angeles press event tonight that it will not be part of the streaming video service Apple is expected to unveil next week at its Cupertino headquarters. While it will have original content, Apple’s service will most likely initially focus on third-party content, competing against Amazon Channels with […]

In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation

Facebook’s gaming efforts and challenge to Twitch are taking another big leap today, as the social network begins the initial rollout of a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation of Facebook’s app. The goal with the new addition is to help people more easily find games, streamers and gaming groups they follow, as […]

AT&T to revamp DirecTV Now with new plans bundling in HBO, price hikes

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in December the company would soon adjust the content mix on its DirecTV Now streaming service and raise the monthly subscription to around the “$50 to $60” point – meaning, at least $10 per month more than it is today. This week, AT&T is preparing to follow through on those […]