All That 4K Netflix Content Now Comes With a Price

The biggest problem with 4K displays is that they lack content that actually takes advantage of all those extra pixels, but when Netflix introduced House of Cards, along with other titles, as supporting 4K, it was certainly a step in the right direction. Now, that the streaming company's adoption is underway, it's… » 10/12/14 2:10pm 10/12/14 2:10pm

Saturday Morning Cartoons Aren't Dead. They're Everywhere, All the Time

This past weekend was the first in over 50 years without Saturday morning cartoons on nationwide broadcast TV in America. But that doesn't mean the sugary-cereal-soaked childhood ritual of settling in for a block of animated entertainment is dead. Hell no. In 2014, it's always cartoon o'clock. » 10/06/14 1:41pm 10/06/14 1:41pm

Plex For Xbox One Makes It Easy To Stream Your (Pirated) Video to the TV

Following millions of user requests, Plex is finally launching Plex for Xbox. The popular media-streaming app is already available on a wide variety of platforms, it will soon be the easiest way to blast local (and pirated) content from your laptop or elsewhere onto your Xbox. The catch is that Plex costs $5 per month… » 10/06/14 11:55am 10/06/14 11:55am

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… » 10/04/14 9:00am 10/04/14 9:00am

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Is Debuting on Netflix

It's no secret that Netflix has flirted with the idea of footing the bill for "big" movie releases in the past, but now we're finally seeing what that actually means. Next August, the sequel to 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be hitting Netflix and (select) IMAX theaters simultaneously. Other theaters be… » 9/30/14 9:20am 9/30/14 9:20am

Simpsons World Preview: Nearly 300 Hours of Springfield in Your Pocket

As the longest-running sitcom on TV, The Simpsons has accumulated a trove of digital content that's record-setting in almost every way: a staggering 552 episodes from 25 seasons. This October, FXX will launch an app that lets fans (with a cable package) stream every episode, on any device—plus give them… » 9/29/14 2:00pm 9/29/14 2:00pm

James Franco's Saturday Night Shows Why SNL Is a Weekly TV Miracle

Last night, Saturday Night Live kicked off its 40th season (did you watch it!). It's a major milestone to be sure, but how exactly is it made? Countless books have been written on the subject but established actor and fledgling documentarian James Franco tries to capture the tortuous late nights and constant… » 9/28/14 10:00pm 9/28/14 10:00pm

What Bad Movies Have You Streamed Online That You Secretly Love?

We spend a lot of time talking about all the great films that are always a quick click away on our particular streaming platform of choice—and rightfully so. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime do an admirable job of curating a rotating cast of blockbusters, art house sweethearts and critic-praising cinema. But to be… » 9/28/14 3:00pm 9/28/14 3:00pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Parade of TV and Film's Biggest Spoilers

In the age of the Netflix binge-watch, no plot twist is sacred. Avoiding spoilers has become nearly impossible. So instead of fighting it, Netflix has embraced our brave new, spoiler-ridden world with a sub-site that pummels you with all of the biggest spoilers in cinematic and television history. It is incredible. » 9/22/14 10:24am 9/22/14 10:24am

Chromecast's New Slingbox App Puts Your Entire TV Lineup in Your Pocket

What if you could bring your entire TV to a friend's house, all your channels and DVR programs intact? That's more or less what the Slingbox app for Chromecast lets you do today. With a Slingbox hooked up to your home theater plus the SlingPlayer app for iOS and Android devices you could already take your content on… » 9/17/14 3:45pm 9/17/14 3:45pm

Bingewatching Netflix on Your Chromecast Just Got Even Easier

Bingewatching good shows is now a beloved American pastime, and Chromecast is a fantastic enabler. Now Netflix is decreasing the minimal effort needed to just keep streaming; that "Post-Play " option that automatically starts the next episode will be rolled out for iOS and Android users navigating their queue from… » 9/09/14 12:39pm 9/09/14 12:39pm