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These new Hollywood movies are hitting streaming services early for safe at-home viewing (Update: Amazon)

Following what was reported to be the worst weekend of the last 20 years for the US domestic film business, NBCUniversal/Comcast has decided to (finally) make movies available for rental the day of their theatrical release. This new policy debuts with the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Trolls World Tour on April 10th, but on-demand releases for flicks currently in theaters, including The Invisible Man and Emma, will begin as soon as March 20th — this upcoming Friday.

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E! Now, NBC Universo Now, and Oxygen Now apps now available on the Play Store

What's the point of having one app to watch your favorite TV content when you can have alltheapps?! NBC Universal seems to think so and has released even more streaming apps for each of its channels. Previously, we had Bravo Now and SyFy Now (and USA Now and Telemundo Now), but now three more channels are joining the fold.

E! Now, NBC Universo Now, and Oxygen Now are all available on the Play Store for fans of the channels. You can stream episodes from your favorite shows the day after they air, and access some limited backlog of old episodes too. But you'll need to log in with your TV provider details so this isn't a free-for-all cord-cutting solution, just another way to feed your addiction even when you're not in front of your big screen.

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[New App] NBC Universal Releases Sprout Now Android App With Full Episode Streaming, Parents With Small Kids Immediately Download

NBC Universal has launched Sprout Now into the Play Store, giving parents all over the country the option to let their kids stream a full episode of their favorite series and get a couple moments' rest. The app comes with a full program guide, plenty of shows, and enough content to occupy children for up to four, five minutes tops.

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Of course, there are caveats. Parents need to have a TV subscription of some kind in order to get access to the shows. A large number of providers are supported, with major players such as Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, and Verizon making the list.

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