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See It Soon: Liberty & More Come to Netflix’s ‘Degrassi’
3 years ago

See It Soon: Liberty & More Come to Netflix’s ‘Degrassi’

Inside, we’re all just teenagers struggling to make it through junior high school and avoid dating everyone in our immediate vicinity. Ok, that’s not necessarily true, but back in the early 2000s there wasn’t a teen show as popular as Degreasi. Cancelled by Teen Nick and CTV, Netflix snatched up the rights to the half-hour drama a few years ago. First we got an additional season of the show rebranded as Degrassi Next Class. Next week we’ll get a special episode of show to mark its 500th airing — with Page, Marco, Liberty and some of the show’s earlier characters.
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See it Soon: Orange is the New Black & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix
3 years ago

See it Soon: Orange is the New Black & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix

Just when you thought it was safe to return to traditional cable operators, Netflix shares plans for dominating what little free time you have left this year. This week the company announced the release dates and other details for most of its comedies and dramas. We now know when new episodes of Daredevil, House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace & Frankie and Orange is the New Black will arrive.
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Get EA Access for free
3 years ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Get EA Access for free

Microsoft is once again shining a spotlight on how its Xbox One entertainment console differs from the PlayStation 4. EA Access isn’t available anywhere else but Windows PCs and the Xbox One. The company is capitalizing on that by giving every Xbox Live user unlimited access to the service for one week only.
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So you know, Zune Music services are dead
3 years ago

So you know, Zune Music services are dead

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Just a note this Monday morning for users who’ve been with us since the ZuneSpring days and still like to carry around their Zune 120 devices full of music they downloaded from Microsoft’s Zune Music Pass. The services, officially went offline last night, meaning your music will stop working pretty soon.
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Playlists getting an upgrade in Groove Music?
3 years ago

Playlists getting an upgrade in Groove Music?

When you’re building a music collection in Microsoft’s Groove subscription service you need to craft your playlists by hand or use its seriously limited Radio feature. If a picture on the company’s Groove Music website is any indication that’ll change soon enough. Some kind of automatically created playlists outside of the Radio feature is included in a screenshot posted to the Groove Music website.
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Disney Anywhere arrives in Movies & TV with free ‘Monsters Inc.’
3 years ago

Disney Anywhere arrives in Movies & TV with free ‘Monsters Inc.’

Disney Anywhere, the digital service that breaks down barriers for movie lovers, is now available in the Movies & TV app for Xbox One and Windows 10.
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Hulu will drop most commercials for $12
3 years ago

Hulu will drop most commercials for $12

Not having commercials interrupt the video content that users are paying top dollar for is the hallmark of a modern subscription video service. Hulu, the only streaming video subscription service capable of competing against juggernaut Netflix, has always boasted ads, even when it introduced a paid version of its service for users to access more content. Today, Hulu revealed that it has plans to remedy the ad problem in Hulu streaming apps for the Xbox One, iPhone and more. The service has a $12 a month option coming that’ll do away with commercials — sort of.
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Microsoft’s End of Summer Sale has movies & TV for cheap
3 years ago

Microsoft’s End of Summer Sale has movies & TV for cheap

Microsoft’s Xbox Video service isn’t as well-known as other services in its line-up and clearly the company is hoping to change that. Weeks after its launch and $.99 movie rentals, Microsoft is slashing the cost of movies and television shows for streaming and downloading to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phones, PCs and the web.
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