TV & Movies

CES 2019: Netflix working on AI to crack down on illegal account sharing

The fact that some Netflix users share passwords isn't exactly news. Users may share a Netflix account with family members and friends as a way to save money.

But nearly 75 percent of Americans share their account with others, according to a study conducted by Country Financial. But password sharing could quickly become more difficult in the near future, if Netflix follows through on its plan.

Synamedia, a video software provider, debuted a new AI program at CES 2019 this... Read More »

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'Snap Originals' lets users watch TV-style shows on the app

Over the last two months, Snapchat (iOS, Android) has experienced an exodus of users. The company reported its slowest user growth to date in May and fewer log-ins from members who used to visit daily.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel blamed the app's recent redesign that received a cold reception from popular influencers.

To stop the bleed, Snapchat is rolling out Snap Originals, a series of exclusive shows with new episodes daily. The new shows can... Read More »

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New 'Binge' app from PopSugar helps you decide the best TV shows to stream next

If you're like me, your Netflix queue is packed with movies and TV shows that look interesting, but you might never watch. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime can offer suggestions based on what I watched, but I wind up cycling through the same three shows constantly.

The Binge app (iOS) from PopSugar wants to help users find the best shows to stream next, based on their preferences. It's not the first of its kind, but the app does... Read More »

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NFL and CBS All Access strike deal to stream NFL games on mobile apps and elsewhere

CBS announced a major addition to its National Football League broadcasts today, with live streaming of all NFL games coming to Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast via the CBS All Access service, plus an extension of the partnership to 2022. The financial terms of the deal were not publicized. (Disclosure: CBS Corp. is the parent company of CBS Interactive, which owns Download.com.)

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12 apps to celebrate the Summer of Love's 50th anniversary

"Love is all around me and so the feeling grows," sang the English rock band The Troggs, in 1967. "It's written on the wind, it's everywhere I go." The spirit of harmony and solidarity, which welled up that year in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district -- becoming the Summer of Love -- was so powerful that it rolled across the country and over the Atlantic, and still resonates today, 50 years later.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary... Read More »

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8 Father's Day apps for dads

Call us sentimental, but we think Father's Day gifts should be meaningful. So before you pick up one more striped tie or boring bottle of cologne, check out these eight fun, free (or low-cost) apps to keep your pappy happy and create lasting memories. For some gadgets to go with those apps, check out CNET's Father's Day Tech Gift Guide.

Best Father's Day apps

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Best Free Entertainment Software for Windows and Mac

You can access many entertainment services from your Web browser, but there are still reasons to download a desktop app, depending on what you're streaming, viewing, or listening to. Here's how to decide whether to download an entertainment app.

Windows and Mac entertainment software FAQ

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Best entertainment apps for Android and iOS

You have a range of options for streaming your favorite music, movies, and TV shows these days, and subscribing to all the top services would be too expensive. So how can you decide which entertainment apps deserve a spot on your phone or tablet's home screen? Separate the tops from the flops by taking a look at the following factors.

Mobile entertainment apps FAQs

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