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Hulu finally gets HDR support on some devices, but not the ones we were hoping for most

Hulu finally gets HDR support on some devices, but not the ones we were hoping for most

Listen up, streaming nerds: if you really want to make the best out of your low-cost, cord-cutting entertainment setup, you'll need to pour at least ten grand into an awesome home theater setup. Which won't help at all if your streaming service of choice doesn't actually support all of that eye-melting hi-fi tech. So what took y'all so long, Hulu?

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After launching a SFW app, OnlyFans is booting all sexually explicit content off the site

After launching a SFW app, OnlyFans is booting all sexually explicit content off the site

OnlyFans has an Android app. On the Play Store. If you're familiar with the platform and its rather infamous "Patreon for porn" reputation, that might be confusing — doesn't the Play Store forbid outright porn? (It does!) This OnlyFans app only shows its safe for work content, both from more conventional creators and adult entertainers whose content is merely titillating instead of explicit.

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Hulu's one of the few companies that remembers Android has widgets

Hulu's one of the few companies that remembers Android has widgets

Look, watching a never-ending stream of television episodes probably isn't great for you. But streaming services basically live on that behavior, so they're not gonna judge you for it. In fact, they'd like you to binge a little more. To that end, Hulu is adding a couple of widgets to its Android app.

New widgets! In the Year of our Lord 2021! I wonder what got them thinking about those again?

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Speedtest now measures just what kind of crazy high-res video your connection can handle

Speedtest now measures just what kind of crazy high-res video your connection can handle

Most streaming services these days offer 4K video feeds, either natively or as an additional add-on. Of course, resolution improvements only matter if your internet is fast enough to handle it. With its latest update, Ookla's Speedtest app is now equipped to test network connections for video capabilities specifically.

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Roku Originals (that TOTALLY aren't just a bunch of repackaged old crap that killed Quibi) go live on May 20

Roku Originals (that TOTALLY aren't just a bunch of repackaged old crap that killed Quibi) go live on May 20

There's something of an arms race going on for free, premium streaming TV content, and Roku is hoping to win it. The company already offers ad-supported movies and TV shows on its Roku Channel app, but after acquiring shorts made for the now-defunct Quibi service, it's finally ready to offer up some Roku-branded shows. The first batch of Roku Originals is made up entirely of rebranded Quibi content, all of which you can check out when the shows go live on May 20th.

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Netflix would now like up to $18 a month to cancel your favorite shows

Netflix would now like up to $18 a month to cancel your favorite shows

Netflix is following up on last year's price hike with yet another. While most folks are looking to cut costs here at the end of 2020, subscribers can look forward to paying $18 a month for the "Premium" 4K 4-screen streaming plan, or $14 a month for the Standard 2-screen HD plan. Folks using the single-screen SD "Basic" Netflix plan will keep paying the same $9 a month, though, and T-Mobile's Netflix On Us perk is not changing, though the increase will pass through if you used it to upgrade to a higher tier.

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Are you still watching? Netflix starts asking if you'd like to cancel that dormant account

Are you still watching? Netflix starts asking if you'd like to cancel that dormant account

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Smartphone-optimized streaming service Quibi launches today

Smartphone-optimized streaming service Quibi launches today

We've got Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and myriad other streaming video options. Is there room for another competitor? Hollywood seems to think so, and that's why Quibi is launching today. Quibi focuses on quick episodes optimized for phones, and you can give it a shot for free.

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Weekend poll: Which streaming video services do you subscribe to?

Weekend poll: Which streaming video services do you subscribe to?

There are tons of different streaming services out there between individual network providers, live TV services, online-only venues, and piles of more niche choices. Individually, they might all be cheaper than a cable TV subscription, but $7.99 here and $9.99 there can add up over time. We're all connoisseurs for our own tastes, so which paid video streaming services do you subscribe to?

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Verizon launches its own Android TV set-top box, called Stream TV (Update: Netflix and Prime Video support)

Verizon launches its own Android TV set-top box, called Stream TV (Update: Netflix and Prime Video support)

Today, Verizon introduced its rumored Android TV-powered set-top box. The Verizon Stream TV is available to order directly from the company's site. Other than the signature red checkmark on top, the product is unbranded, and we haven't confirmed the manufacturer yet (though one source tells us it's very similar to Xiaomi's Mi Box).

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