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Streaming Wars

The planned launch of Disney+ in November 2019 is ushering in a whole new era of streaming, one where established industry leaders like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and Amazon Prime Video are facing growing competition from major new players in the industry. Apple is building its own streaming service, Apple TV Plus. AT&T’s WarnerMedia streaming service is in beta. And that’s not counting the many smaller, niche-oriented streaming services, like The Criterion Channel, Crunchyroll, and Shudder. The Verge is here to help you make sense of the growing number of choices in streaming. We’ll sift through the deluge of content for the worthwhile films and TV, analyze the technology and consumer costs behind these services, help you choose which services matter, and cover how the streaming wars are changing the media landscape.

HBO Max is offering 50 percent off ad-free plan for six months

Streaming service Locast permanently barred from operation

Finally, some good news for Quibi

Apple’s tvOS 15 update arrives September 20th sans SharePlay

YouTube TV is expanding its Spanish-language programming

Apple’s big event today stressed its major focus on streaming

New Trailers: The Matrix: Resurrections, The Guilty, Ron’s Gone Wrong, Star Trek: Picard and more

Disney says the rest of its 2021 slate of movies will have exclusive theatrical releases

Apple Music is adding more DJ mixes with new features powered by Shazam

Roku’s first original film is Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas

Addison Rae signs Netflix film deal after going from TikTok to He’s All That

HBO Max is coming to parts of Europe on October 26th

The Matrix: Resurrections teaser presents fans with a familiar choice

Phoebe Waller-Bridge exits Amazon’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith series

Shang-Chi could suffer because Marvel can’t push pause on its big story

Shang Chi and the legend of the ten interconnected movies that follow

Totally real actor who plays Roy Kent responds to conspiracy theory that he is CGI

TV streaming service Locast suspends service after court ruling

Broadcasters secure a win in their fight against scrappy TV streamer Locast

Netflix will dish out all 180 episodes of Seinfeld starting on October 1st

HBO Max now has a dedicated app on Vizio SmartCast TVs

HBO Max and YouTube are now on Spectrum TV

Paramount Plus orders new series Players from American Vandal creators

You can stream Cruella for free on Disney Plus starting on August 27th

Theater owners are already taking a victory lap in the fight for where movies screen

Netflix’s ‘Tudum’ fan event will bring trailers, interviews, and announcements for its originals on September 25th

Disney fires back against Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit

Disney has filed a motion to settle the dispute privately

Netflix’s holiday movie lineup includes a third The Princess Switch

Apple debuts new trailer for The Morning Show’s second season ahead of September premiere

Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop is out on November 19th, check out the first photos

New Trailers: Eternals, Foundation, The Hand of God, and more

AT&T TV will officially become DirecTV Stream next week

Prime Video releases new profile images for Amazon originals