Google’s cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

 Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Google’s live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for traditional pay TV in the first place. That download figure comes from app store analytics firms Sensor Tower and App Annie, which both also noted that installs are evenly split between iOS and Android devices. Read More

Comcast’s ‘Instant TV’ service for cord cutters could launch by year-end

 Comcast’s newest entry into the market of streaming TV services aimed at cord cutters could be launched later this year, according to statements made by executives on the company’s earnings call this week. The service, known as “Xfinity Instant TV,” would be available to subscribers without the need for a set-top box, challenging rivals like Dish’s Sling TV… Read More

AT&T’s streaming service DirecTV Now nears half a million subscribers

DirecTV Now event DirecTV Now, AT&T’s live TV service aimed at cord cutters, has now reached nearly 500,000 subscribers only 7 months after launch, the company announced today as part of its Q2 2017 earnings release. That uptick comes from the addition of 152,000 subscribers this past quarter, and is up from the 200,000 DTV Now subscribers the company had reported in January, following its first month… Read More

PlayStation Vue’s $10 sports add-on includes NFL RedZone

You already get a healthy dose of sports with a PlayStation Vue subscription, but what if you need more? Sony is happy to help. It just launched a $10 per month Sports Pack that adds 13 channels, including season-specific and regional networks. It's…

LG’s display arm invests billions to take OLED mainstream

LG's much-coveted OLED screens are set to become more attainable to the average Joe. The South Korean company has announced plans to invest a further 7.8 trillion Korean won ($7 billion) into production over the next three years in a bid to meet risi…

Bounce’s Brown Sugar streaming service arrives on Apple TV

The Apple TV's selection of culture-specific streaming services just got a little larger. Bounce has launched its subscription video service on Apple's fourth-generation media hub, bringing a large collection of movies and TV shows that star or or a…

Netflix was the top grossing app in Q2, with mobile revenue up 233% since last year

 Netflix’s booming subscriber growth, announced in the company’s earnings last week, is also being felt on the App Store, where its app has again become the top earner in terms of revenue. According a recent report from app store analytics firm Sensor Tower, the app in Q2 saw 233 percent revenue growth year-over-year to $153 million in the most recent quarter. That’s up from… Read More

‘Westworld’ season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong

Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail… and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that the robots are rebelling against the humans who've treated th…