Whether you agree or not, Netflix is currently dominating the streaming-race. It (arguably) has the best content, original and otherwise, available to South Africans right now. Yeah, streaming services are popping up like flies in the South African summer. But here, we don’t have access to half of ‘em.
The major streaming services – both old and new – all have different catalogs, pricing and strategies. While all services seek viewers’ time and attention, in other respects they are different beasts.
Either Netflix has a big update planned for 1 December, or some Samsung Smart TVs are just getting old.
If you’re sharing your Spotify account with… well, anyone, you’ll know that it has a talent for throwing up some odd suggestions based on what the other person listens to. That tendency increases if the person you’re sharing that account with is still primary-school age. You don’t have to live in fear of an unexpected animated Disney medley in the middle of your thrash-metal-Thursday outing any more, though — Spotify Kids is here to help.
So you want to know just what you’re in for when it comes to the launch of Disney+ in November this year? There are a couple of ways — you can check out Disney’s long-as-heck Twitter thread which offers up a pretty darned good idea of what’s coming to the service.
We might have to amend that headline a little — Blue’s Yeti X hopes to turn everyone into a pro-grade streamer or podcaster, provided you’re willing to shell out at least $170 (R2,500 or thereabouts) for the newly-announced mic. And provided you’re able to find it here. It’s possible to source the company’s gear locally but we might be in for a bit of a wait.
We haven’t seen any numbers about sales but Facebook’s Portal must have done okay. Why else would they announce a slightly different version, called the Portal TV, for connecting to your television set?
The Collins Word of the year in 2015 was binge-watching, now not only is binging part of the dictionary but it’s part of our lives.
With new streaming services emerging as alternatives to the traditional broadcasters and an “unprecedented” splurge on making original content, television viewers have never had it this good.