entertainment

Four new ‘Adventure Time’ specials are heading to HBO Max

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links HBO Max Just one week after it secured the rights to Studio Ghibli’s back catalog, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max has landed another much-loved animated franchise. Starting next year, the streaming service will be the exclusive home of four new Adventure Time specials, reports Variety. Collectively, the one-offs will be titled Adventure […]

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‘Law & Order’ creator Dick Wolf is getting into scripted podcasts

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP TV super-producer Dick Wolf is getting into the fictional podcast game. The creator of the Law and Order franchise and his company Wolf Entertainment are co-producing a scripted podcast with Endeavor Audio called Hunted. Coming soon! We’re thrilled to announce our first audio fiction series, Hunted, starring @parkerposey. […]

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YouTube debuts the trailer for its first interactive film

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links YouTube YouTube has released the first trailer for its upcoming special, A Heist with Markiplier. As with Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you’ll be able to decide how the film ends by making decisions along the way. In a callback to classic full-motion video (FMV) games of yesteryear, most of the […]

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Roku spent $150 million so it can sell more ads

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roku is no longer just a company making TV streaming boxes and dongles. It’s become a powerful advertising company, too. By some estimates, it streams more ad-supported hours than any other over-the-top (OTT) platform. Today, it announced plans to double down. It has acquired the Boston-based ad-tech firm Dataxu for […]

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What’s coming to Netflix in November: ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Queer Eye’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Netflix November is a colossal month in the streaming ecosystem, with heavyweight newcomers Apple TV+ and Disney+ both making their debuts. Netflix doesn’t plan to go quietly into the night though, as it has plenty of major titles coming to its platform over the month. Most notably, Martin Scorcese’s latest […]

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Watch the first teaser for Netflix’s CG ‘Ghost in the Shell’ series

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Netflix Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming Ghost in the Shell anime, alongside teasers for three other animated series the company plans to release throughout the fall and into 2020. [embedded content] A word of warning: if you have fond memories of Mamoru Oshii’s two Ghost in […]

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House passes controversial copyright bill that could be abused by trolls

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links boonchai wedmakawand via Getty Images Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted in favor (410-6) of a controversial copyright bill known as the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, or CASE Act. The bill is meant to give independent creators an affordable and accessible way to defend their intellectual […]

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NBC is making a sitcom based on esports

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jamie Gilliam / Reuters The world of esports has exploded in recent times — there are eye-watering sums of money involved, not to mention no end of gossip and drama — so it was only a matter of time before it got its own TV show. According to Variety, NBC […]

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Apple TV+ adaptation of ‘Foundation’ will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Andrew Toth/Getty Images Apple isn’t cutting corners with its TV+ version of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation. The tech giant has cast its first two stars for the show, choosing Chernobyl‘s Jared Harris (above) to play math genius Hari Seldon and Halt and Catch Fire‘s Lee Pace as the Emperor of the […]

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Snap continues to add new users

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SIPA USA/PA Images After struggling to grow its user base for awhile, Snap has recently managed to make some headway in that mission. Its last earnings report showed the company managed to grow its daily active user (DAU) number seven percent over the quarter prior. From its third-quarter results released […]

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