Tag Archives: Amazon

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices

Google announced that is pulling its YouTube app from Amazons Echo Show and Fire TV devices in response to the refusal of the retail company to sell some of its products. The Internet giant announced this week that it blocked access to YouTube on Echo Show and plans to remove YouTube from Fire TV video [...]

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick in Brazil and Mexico

Amazon has launched its Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in Brazil, which turns the TV into a connected-TV and gives access to OTT applications such as Amazon Prime Video. The device will also arrive in Mexico on November 29. Last year, we made Amazon Prime Video available to customers globally, and were building on that momentum [...]

Amazon drops plans for TV service: Report

Amazon has abandoned its plans to launch an online streaming service bundling U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. According to the report, the company has also been unable to convince key broadcast and basic cable networks to [...]

Amazon to produce Lord of the Rings TV series

Amazon announced that it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The series will be a global release for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online in more than 200 countries and territories. The upcoming Amazon [...]

The OTT Amazon Primes adds more live sports contents

Amazon Prime Video is broadcasting live the matches of the Next Generation ATP Finals tennis tournament. This content is available for subscribers in more than 200 countries, including all Latin America. This is the second time that the OTT broadcasts live sporting events, as it is also broadcasting Thursday Night Football games of the NFL. [...]

Major studios and streaming platforms sue Kodi-powered TickBox TV

Major Hollywood studios and Amazon and Netflix are suing TickBox TV, a Kodi-powered streaming device, alleging the company allows mass infringement of their copyrighted films and television shows, according to The Hollywwod Reporter. Universal, Columbia, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros are the studios behind the legal battle, along with the OTT companies. [...]

Hollywood studios launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

The new service Movies Anywhere – backed by major Hollywood studios and digital retailers – allows users to purchase and store their movies in a digital locker for viewing on multiple connected devices. This initiative, launched last week, is led by Disney and features Fox, Warner, Sony and Universal films. Users can connect Movies Anywhere [...]

Bing shows trending content on streaming services

Microsofts search engine, Bing, has launched an update with new features, including a carousel that shows trending content on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. To access this new feature, users have to search “trending movies on Netflix” or trending movies on Amazon, the company explained in a blog post. The update is coming gradually, [...]

Hulu becomes first streaming service to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama

“The Handmaids Tale” won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, making Hulu the first streaming service to win an award in this category, beating Netflix and Amazon. Hulu, which had never won an Emmy for its original content, received ten awards: eight for “The Handmaids Tale”, including Outstanding Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss, her first Emmy), [...]