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YouTube Premium Lite may finally tempt me to pay for ad-free streaming

I love YouTube, but damn, I hate the ads. Every day, my precious streaming time is rudely interrupted by some snake oil salesman promising to make me a fortune in seconds.The 2015 launch of YouTube Red (now rebranded as YouTube Premium) offered an escape, but €11.99 per month is a hefty price tag when you’re already strapped for cash.Six years later, a more affordable alternative has appeared on the horizon: […]

todayAugust 2, 2021 1


Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says streaming release of ‘Black Widow’ breaches contract – 98bmp

To get a roundup of 98bmp’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 29, 2021. Between the IPO cycle and earnings it has been quite the day. And Nikola’s founder was indicted on three counts of fraud. It’s busy! Let’s get into it! — Alex The 98bmp Top 3 (OK, four, but […]

todayJuly 30, 2021

Music News

Killswitch Engage to Perform 2 Albums in Full for Streaming Event

Killswitch Engage will engage in a pre-recorded streaming event scheduled to air 7PM ET Aug. 6. The special show will find the metalcore act performing two of their albums in their entirety — 2019's Atonement, the band's latest effort, and their 2000 self-titled debut.The event, dubbed "Vaccinated + Intoxicated," was filmed live at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass., near Killswitch Engage's home base. Directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest for MyGoodEye, the […]

todayJuly 15, 2021 1


The Best Streaming Devices for 2021

Your smart TV probably has a number of popular streaming apps built-in, like Netflix or YouTube. But if your TV isn’t “smart” or if you want to expand beyond the biggest of the streaming services, your next step is finding a high-quality streaming device to watch your favorite movies, whether they’re on Netflix or elsewhere. Of all the choices out there, we think the Google Chromecast with Google TV is the […]

todayMay 23, 2021 3

Music News

Rob Zombie Is Rebooting ‘The Munsters,’ Likely for Streaming

Rob Zombie and mid-century TV's The Munsters will soon come together onscreen, as the 3 From Hell auteur and musician has landed yet another classic entertainment property on which to put his unique stamp as a filmmaker. And the project's rumored to be a part of NBCUniversal's new streaming service, Peacock.According to Bloody Disgusting, the gossip on Monday (April 19) was that the solo artist and former White Zombie bandleader — also known […]

todayApril 19, 2021 2


New Quest 2 software brings wireless PC streaming, updated ‘office’ mode – 98bmp

After a relatively quiet couple of months from Oculus on the software front, Facebook’s VR unit is sharing some details on new functionality coming to its Quest 2 standalone headset. The features, which include wireless Oculus Link support, “Infinite Office” functionality and upcoming 120hz support will be rolling out in the Quest 2’s upcoming v28 software update. There’s no exact word on when that update is coming but the language […]

todayApril 14, 2021 2


Cambridge Audio’s Evo is a stunning streaming amp for your hi-fi setup

Cambridge Audio is an old name in audio, known for making high-quality amplifiers and components for your hi-fi system. The company this week announced its most forward-looking product yet, a compact all-in-one stereo amplifier with support for a variety of streaming options. The Cambridge Audio Evo comes in two models that vary in power output. The Evo 75 offers 75W($2,250) per channel, while the Evo 150 ($3,000) outputs up to […]

todayApril 9, 2021 6


March Madness Saturday Schedule and Streaming Details

As in recent years, the men’s games will be broadcast on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. The official way to stream the tournament is through the N.C.A.A.’s March Madness Live app, which requires logging in through a TV provider. (The Paramount+ app, formerly known as CBS All Access, will also carry games broadcast on CBS.)Here’s a look at the men’s bracket and the schedule for Saturday (all times Eastern):No. 12 […]

todayMarch 20, 2021 4


NBCUniversal Will Seek Primetime TV Rates for Streaming Peacock Ads

Hollywood’s streaming wars are likely to spur clashes on Madison Avenue. The priciest stuff on TV for advertisers always runs in primetime. When viewers can stream “This Is Us” or “Young Rock” at moments of their own choosing, however, primetime is anytime. NBCUniversal thinks both types of TV watching should command top rates. In what will likely be one of the fiercest haggles in the recent history of TV, NBCU […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 1 1