A lot has changed since Netflix burst onto the media scene in the late 2000s. Despite the increased competition, it's still the most popular streaming service globally for watching movies and TV shows on the web, and it's not looking to slow down momentum. Netflix may be planning to launch a new online space designed around enhancing its original properties with bonus features, podcasts, and more.
Besides industry giants Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music, there are a few more niche services on the music streaming market. One of them is Tidal, the platform focused on high-fidelity, lossless audio. The latest version of the streaming service's Android app gains a new ability that's been part of Spotify for ages: You can finally organize playlists in folders.
Last month, HBO announced that Wonder Woman 1984 would debut on its HBO Max streaming service on December 25, the same day it will open in US movie theaters. The film will also be the first title to be available in 4K on the platform. Now, right in time for the movie's launch, HBO is rolling out support for 4K UHD and HDR on select Android devices.
Disney had a ton of announcements to make during its annual Investor Day presentation, an event that's long become a forum for revealing new content. Most notably, the company shared that it beginning March 26, 2021, Disney+ will cost $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year in the US, which is a $1 price hike. But subscribers are in for a ton of new content from Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic, so it's not merely a money grab.
Sony may not be great at selling smartphones, but it has been doing a pretty fine job of acquiring anime streaming companies. It bought Funimation in 2017, and now it looks like another deal might be closing soon that would bring Crunchyroll into the Sony stable at a price approaching one billion dollars.
For ages, Spotify has allowed you to sync your own local audio files to your phone via its desktop client, though that never reliably worked for many people. It looks like the janky solution might be in for an overhaul, as app sleuth Jane Manchun Wong shared on Twitter. The streaming service appears to be working on an option to show local files.
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Disney has announced that it's continuing Disney+'s international expansion in Europe. Starting today, the service will come to eight more European countries. This follows March's launch in the UK and other Western European markets. The platform also arrived in India shortly after.