Cheez-It partners with Pandora to ‘sonically age’ its cheese crackers

“Cheez-It x Pandora Aged by Audio” crackers have been marinated in the sounds of hip-hop.

Culture

Meet the amateur archivists streaming old VHS tapes online

Forget Netflix. Watching schlocky movie clips and vintage TV commercials on Twitch or YouTube is way more fun.

Retromania

Harry Styles is kicking off Apple's new series of livestreamed concerts

Apple Music Live will broadcast shows from "the biggest stars in music."

Tech

Netflix toys with live TV as sales slump

Would pouring more money into original content do anything to help Netflix's profits?

Tech

Netflix’s ad-supported membership may arrive sooner than expected

An internal Netflix annoucement says the cheaper membership tier will arrive later this year.

Tech

Inside the colossal failure of VENN, the ‘MTV of video games’

Why the $45 million streaming network, launched amid the pandemic, crashed and burned.

Game over

I played every Netflix game: What the hell is going on?

Amidst financial struggles and subscriber losses, just how good are Netflix’s other major investments?

Gaming

Twitch’s new business plan could mean lower payouts and a lot more ads

According to a new report, Twitch is planning to make some big changes to its revenue share, and its stars aren't going to be happy.

Dollars and sense

Beleaguered Netflix plans to offer 50 games by the end of 2022

Amid a flood of negative press, a new report from The Washington Post suggests that the company is betting big on video games to turn it around.

Game on

CNN+ got canned faster than Quibi

CNN's streaming service had a rough launch, and after about a month of pain, it's heading for the chopping block.

Culture

Netflix mildly threatens password sharing crackdown after losing 200K users

A cheaper ad-supported subscription tier is also being considered.

Press Pause

Amazon clears things up, rebrands IMDB TV as Freevee

Amazon's free, ad-supported TV streaming service previously named after a database is getting a new identity that emphasizes its freeness.

It's free tv

How Jane Schoenbrun’s ‘emo horror movie’ helped them find themself

The director’s Sundance hit We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is about identity and the dark corners of the internet.

Cinema

Here are the absolute best creations from Reddit’s r/Place experiment

The social experiment that began in 2017 made its return this year and is equal parts digital tapestry, crowd-sourced effort, and a reflection of our brains on the internet.

r/Place

The Netflix-ization of video games is already here, and it sucks

Sony's new PlayStation Plus offers some value, but keeps gamers in the same mushy middle ground that TV cord cutters face.

PlayStation Minus

Twitch streamers are struggling with 'trauma dumping'

Viewers are derailing chats with their personal problems, and streamers feel ill-equipped to deal with their issues.

Mental health