Due to the coronavirus outbreak, production of many shows are being shut down and temporarily suspended. However, as the saying goes, the show must go on. To that end, American Idol producers have decided that they will continue with the show, except that they will be practicing social distancing by asking contestants to film themselves at home using their smartphones.
No thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, it has forced many of us to start working and studying from home. In order to discourage people from stepping out of the house unless absolutely necessary, companies are coming up with ways to keep people entertained by making some services free and by giving away content like games and movies.
Last year, Apple launched Apple Music for the web. For those unfamiliar, this is basically a web interface for Apple Music where users could play music streamed from Apple Music on the web. This allowed users to stream music from the platform if they don’t have iTunes on the computer or device that they are using.
Video streaming services have been around for a while now and to be honest, it did feel like Disney was a little late to the game with its Disney+ streaming service that launched last year. However, Disney is a very old company with fantastic branding, and an awesome portfolio to boot, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that its subscribers have since crossed the 50 […]
The world needs to band together right now to fight the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This is no longer an issue of one country facing a crisis, but the entire world. As such, we’re starting to see various companies starting to make changes to their operations to help do their part in combating this disease.
When it comes to music streaming services, it’s no secret that Spotify is still pretty much leading the way. Now according to the latest figures from Counterpoint Research, it seems that Spotify is still pretty much holding onto its position as based on the data, Spotify remained as 2019’s largest music streaming service.
Now that many of us are stuck at home in a bid to socially distance ourselves to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, it means that we need to start seeking out alternative forms of entertainment. Streaming services do come to mind, although this means that we would have to pay for it.
One of the criticisms faced by Apple with its App Store is the cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, which is 30%. While some developers do not have a choice, others have opted for alternative measures, such as by removing in-app purchases and getting customers to make the purchase directly from their websites instead.
Trends in social media are ever-evolving. Previously, Snapchat was pretty much what all teens and young adults used, but these days, TikTok seems to be pretty popular. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that other companies are looking to develop something similar of their own.
A couple of years ago, Instagram introduced a new feature that allowed users to add music to their Stories. Some of the music sources that Instagram users could choose from included Spotify and Pandora. Missing from that list was Apple Music, but that could change soon, according to a recent sighting in the iOS 13.4.5 beta.
The way Netflix’s Castlevania ended in season 3, it seemed like there was a very good chance that there would be a fourth season. Season 3 was also on the receiving end of many favorable reviews, which meant that it would be silly for Netflix not to go ahead with a fourth season, and sure enough they have.
While staying at home and watching endless movies and TV shows and playing video games sounds like an ideal “holiday”, the unfortunate reality is that for many out there who are forced to stay home due to the coronavirus outbreak, they are out of a job as companies, especially smaller ones, are forced to closed.
The other day, YouTube confirmed that they will reducing the quality of their streams in Europe. This is done to ease the amount of bandwidth users consume while they are stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak, which in turn will lessen the burden for internet service providers.
Most of us are stuck at home these days to practice social distancing, which is the act of isolating ourselves at home to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus, and also providing some relief to healthcare workers. This means that instead of finding entertainment outdoors, we need to start finding ways to entertain ourselves at home.