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How to Request Your Favorite Shows and Movies on Netflix

News has been making the rounds this week about the Netflix secret request feature, which allows users to suggest movies and TV shows that aren’t currently available for streaming. The request page is hidden in Netflix help center, which is probably the reason why most users weren’t previously aware of it.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Elon Musk blasts streaming services for “crazy low payouts”

Music creatives have long gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to music streaming royalties. Once the honey pot is divvied up between streaming platforms and music labels, artists and songwriters walk away with only a small piece of the pie. Mercurial tech baron and founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, is the latest powerful voice to […]

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How to Livestream the Super Bowl, Even if You’re Not in the U.S. 

The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots live starting at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapoliss, MN. The game will be broadcast live on NBC, so the easiest way to watch it is to simply tune in on your television wither through cable or a digital […]

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Songwriters win big as Copyright Royalty Board boosts streaming pay nearly 50 percent

Since the dawn of streaming nearly 10 years ago, writer royalties have been based on a strict percentage of each streaming service’s revenue, putting songwriters at the mercy of corporate decision-making. In a court ruling issued Jan. 27 in Washington D.C., the Copyright Royalty Board has voted to increase songwriter rates for music streaming by 43.8 percent over the next five […]

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How to Stream The Grammys Without a TV

The Grammys are changing locations this year, taking place in New York City rather than their typical home in Los Angeles. They’re also coming a bit earlier than normal. While the show typically happens mid-February, this year it’s happening this weekend to avoid competing with the Winter Olympics.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Still Be Buying Digital Downloads

Music streaming is the future, apparently, which means the digital download had a bright and brief existence—lasting from the end of the 1990s to (presumably) the end of the 2010s. But before you erase all your carefully collected MP3s from the disk and close down the iTunes Store for the last time, we’ve got some…Read […]

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Extend the Life of Your Free Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix Trial

Most standalone streaming services like Hulu and Netflix offer free 30-day trials, which is perfect if you want to binge watch a show and bail. It’s possible to double the life of this free period, though, and as Kyle James at Rather Be Shopping writes in a new post, it’s also pretty easy.Read more… Continue […]

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