Netflix lets you set up a maximum of five different logins on your account, and this typically lets you grant access to someone else in the family or means you can keep the kids’ viewing history (and recommendations) separate from your own. However, even if you’re the only person who uses your Netflix account, these…
This weekend, what’s being billed as the last Paranormal Activity film will hit theaters, but you may not be able to see it. Why? Because Paramount Pictures is doing something different with the release and theaters aren’t happy.
No one ever needs a live pet fish, three gallons of water, a fish tank, a heater, food, and various fish home accoutrements at a moment's notice. And yet, at 11am on a Tuesday, I texted a stranger and told them I needed all of this, and yes, I needed it today. Three hours and $200 later, my new friend arrived.
It's here! The highly anticipated Simpsons World portal is open for your entertainment. Go forth and browse all 552 episodes, find and share clips, and use the impressive search function to look up every single appearance of Sideshow Mel. But wait, there's more!
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…
Figuring out how long to leave your Thanksgiving turkey in the oven feels like a stress nightmare from high school algebra. Converting pounds of turkey into minutes of cooking is way easier when you've got a tangible reference point. Say, two adorable holiday-themed kids movies.
Movie studios are betting you're crazy impulsive when it comes to picking what movie you want to watch. Apparently, many movie titles are selected purely on alphabetical prioritization, so that they'll pop up higher on your on demand menu. If your movie isn't good art, you've got to make an art out of the business…
Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Amazon will soon be announcing its own streaming box to pair up with its Amazon Instant Video and video on demand.
We heard yesterday that Apple has been struggling with the big bad cable companies over what it wants the future of Apple TV to be (an a la carte streaming future) and what the cable companies want (more of the same). Now we get details on what Apple's vision for Apple TV was from the WSJ: a cloud-based DVR that lets…
Remember that impossibly-bad sounding idea of renting a movie on-demand for $30? (But only if it's not too successful!) Well it's not bad enough to fly under the radar of theater owners, infuriated by the thought of lost profits.
You have a hard time remembering an age when you didn't DVR shows to watch later. But that's never been true for the majority of Americans—until now. The time-shifters are taking over. And it's wonderful.
If there's anything that could make me forgive the general dorkiness of Comcast's "Xfinity" rebranding, it's this incredibly awesome demo of a prototype web app for controlling Xfinity cable and On Demand. Guys, release this and we'll call it even.
Hollywood wants you to watch new release movies at home, but it doesn't want you copying them to the internet. They just got some help from the FCC, who granted them permission to remotely disable analog streams from cable boxes.
Sezmi, a company that seeks to offer an affordable alternative to cable TV providers and their bloated packages, has now opened shop for those living in the Los Angeles area. For the last few months Sezmi has quietly been wrapping up beta testing, but now Californians in the area can head into a local Best Buy and…
Still use component connections with your cable box? Listen up: the MPAA has again asked the FCC to let studios disable analog connections during certain on-demand movies. The FCC currently bans this, and here's why that's a good thing.
A whole mess of Samsung web-enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray players are about to get access to Blockbuster's OnDemand service. Since OnDemand doesn't require a monthly fee, this is a nice little value-add.