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Trying to decide what to watch on TV is getting a lot harder.
But wait: How is that possible? We have so many places to go to find a TV show or movie. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Philo, Peacock, Sling, YouTube TV, Discovery+ … and our former USA Today colleague Jefferson Graham has a new streaming series, Photowalks, which is available on Tubi. It debuted Friday.
Wait a second, my hands are cramping up typing all of this.
New to the scene is Paramount+, which will combine programming from CBS, Viacom (Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central), and countless movies from Paramount’s film studio.
As of June, the basic package will cost you $4.99 a month, or $9.99 with ads. For now, Paramount+ will cost the same price as CBS All Access: $5.99 a month, or $9.99 a month with ads.
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The numbers that strike me most: Paramount+ boasts 30,000 TV episodes, 2,500 movie titles and over 1,000 live sporting events. Available since January, Discovery+ boasts 55,000 episodes from their top TV shows across HGTV, Food Network and other properties.
So far, that’s only the two services launching this year. We haven’t even touched the veterans in the streaming game like Netflix.
To say it’s overwhelming is a huge understatement. I struggle to even find something I want to watch in Netflix’s vast library, and I can’t be alone since the platform is rolling out an option to let them pick the show or movie for you. It’s almost at a point where you don’t want to subscribe because you know you won’t have the time to watch it all.
And that’s where the streaming race gets really interesting. Which services will we make time to join?
Here’s the rest in tech this week.
What else happened in tech?
• “Zoom fatigue” is a real thing. A new study has broken down why it happens, and how to prevent it.
• Would you pay for tweets? Twitter is working on a new feature called Super Followers. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind paying some people not to tweet.
This week on Talking Tech
Lots of special guests, including USA TODAY reporter Terry Collins to break down Clubhouse, USA TODAY tech columnist Jennifer Jolly offers the best tech options to help you file your taxes. Plus, tech columnist and Talking Tech’s favorite Canadian, Marc Saltzman, joins us to discuss what not to buy when it comes to TVs.
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- Colleges That Require Coronavirus Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works – The New York Times
- Colleges That Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works – The New York Times
- Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities Expands to DC to Diversify the Tech Ecosystem – Yahoo Finance
- Turkey Widens War Tech Hunt by Tapping Pakistan’s China Ties – Bloomberg
- Tech recruiting lessons in the Covid-19 era – Information Age
- Virtual tech event highlights local STEM professionals during WHAT I CAN BE! Tech Career Showcase – Herald-Mail Media
- Accenture’s Tech Push Makes It World’s Most Acquisitive Company – Bloomberg
- Tech Hosts Duke for Senior Night – Men’s Basketball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site
- No. 22/19 Tech set for final home game, takes on Cards – VT hokiesports.com