Apple Music Says It Pays Artists an Average of a Penny Per Stream, Which Is Somehow Good

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Citing a disclosure letter sent to creators on Friday through Apple Music’s artist dashboard and posted in full by 9to5Mac, the Wall Street Journal first reported that the service pays artists an average of a penny per stream—which sounds paltry, but is significantly higher than Spotify’s payouts.
 

What Exactly Is Paramount's Plan for Showtime, Anyway?

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Speaking with two former Showtime employees and three individuals identified as being close to Showtime, Insider reported that these individuals have questioned the company’s viability long-term as well as its content strategy where it relates not only to rival services but sister service Paramount+.
 

Hulu's Android TV App Finally Bumps Up to 1080p From 720p on Some Devices

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Some versions of the Hulu app for Android TV will now have higher resolution for video streaming and thank god for that.

Spotify Is Bringing a Home Screen Revamp to Desktop, Thank God

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After announcing a refresh of its mobile experience earlier this week, Spotify is now giving its desktop app a new look as well.

Beware Those Discounted Streaming Bundles You Don't Actually Need

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Two live TV streaming services, Fubo and YouTube TV, have in the last week introduced bundles that package premium channels together at a discounted rate.

Spotify Will Launch a HiFi Streaming Tier Later This Year

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Spotify announced today during a media event that starting later this year, Premium subscribers will get the option of streaming CD-quality, lossless audio via a new paid tier dubbed Spotify HiFi.

Plex Is Experimenting With Apple TV App Integration

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Plex appears to be exploring an integration with Apple’s streaming app.

How to Stream Puppy Bowl XVII Without Cable

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I’m talking about the one with the dogs, Puppy Bowl XVII .

AT&T TV Now Is Merging With AT&T TV—Wait, What?

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AT&T appears to be killing its AT&T TV Now packages, directing new customers to its similarly titled AT&T TV product.

ESPN Plus is raising its annual subscription price to $59.99 in 2021

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ESPN raised the monthly price of ESPN Plus earlier this year to $5.99, and now the annual subscription is getting the same treatment.

Microsoft says hackers were able to see some of its source code

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As Microsoft continues to investigate the massive SolarWinds attack, the company says it has discovered that its systems were infiltrated “beyond just the presence of malicious SolarWinds code.

GoDaddy: Sorry We Promised Holiday Bonuses, That Was Just a Phishing Test

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GoDaddy decided that December would be a great time to test whether its employees are staying alert when it comes to cybersecurity threats.

It's true, a second stimulus check is back on the table: Everything to know today

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Will Congress approve a second stimulus check for $1,200? When will Congress bring its bipartisan, $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill to a vote? We walk you through your stimulus check rights and other key facts you need to know right now.

Top Device Considerations for Remote Workers

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IDC research showed that 62% of organizations surveyed had started allowing flexibility when it comes to remote work. This spring, the pandemic triggered a near-global work-from-home mandate in near real time.

Longing For a Theater Filled With Strangers

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It's been a horrific year for movie theaters. In the pandemic, movie chains have shuttered hundreds of theaters, and smaller indie theaters have turned to virtual cinema.

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