The Future of Streaming: 4 Stories to Keep an Eye On
The streaming industry is constantly evolving, with major players like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video vying for dominance in the market. Let’s dive into the latest streaming news and discover how they might impact your streaming experience.
Netflix cracks down on password sharing
Thanks to IP address tracking, Netflix is on a mission to eliminate password sharing. Their plan is already in motion, as they have been slowly rolling out their new restrictions for several months. For most Netflix accounts, users outside of the main account holder’s household have already begun to lose access. To add an extra member outside of your household to your Netflix account, you can pay $7.99/month.
Disney+ and Hulu to merge
Big news for Disney and Hulu fans – the two major streaming giants are slated to merge into a single app experience later this year. While Disney+ and Hulu will remain available as stand-alone options, users who are subscribed to both services will have the convenience of accessing content from both libraries in one app. Disney CEO has said that the price of Disney+ will be raised later this year, as well.
Live CNN streaming is coming to Max
After the failure of its own streaming service, CNN+ last year, plans are underway for CNN news broadcasts to be streamed live on Max (formerly known as HBOMax). While little is known about the timing of this move, it seems that there are still complications to be resolved, including carriage agreements with cable and satellite networks. CNN would be joining the ranks of other news networks like Fox News and MSNBC, which have made the transition to offer live streaming options.
NBCUniversal channels coming to Amazon Freevee
Amazon Prime’s free ad-supported streaming service, Freevee, will be adding more than 20 new channels. NBCUniversal announced recently that it will be making past seasons of Saturday Night Live, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Top Chef available on Freevee via this new partnership. You can watch Freevee on its app available on any mobile device or streaming TV!