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Popcorn Time shuts down

Popcorn Time, a once popular piracy app that allowed users to illegally stream TV shows and movies, has shut down. The service originally launched in 2014 and was quickly abandoned by its developers – but since the project was open source, other developers were able to pick up the reins and keep it going, although […]

January 7, 2022

Gracenote, Crackle Plus content discoverability collab

AVoD service operator Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has agreed a new collaboration with entertainment metadata and content ID provider Gracenote. With this agreement, Crackle Plus systems will use Gracenote entertainment metadata and unique Gracenote IDs to make Crackle, Popcornflix and Chicken Soup for the Soul streaming service titles more […]

November 19, 2021

Redbox app on Samsung Smart TVs

US movie and entertainment provider Redbox has added even more ways for its 40 million customers to enjoy entertainment with the addition of Free Live TV and Free On Demand to its Redbox app on Samsung Smart TVs. Through the Redbox app, audiences can browse new release movies for purchase or rent and now enjoy […]

August 5, 2021

Redbox boosts content line-up

US AVoD service Redbox is expanding its line-up of content available through its streaming platform, which includes Free Live TV and Free On Demand. Redbox’s Free Live TV now has 100 linear channels, featuring a wide range of channel partners delivering movies, television, news, sports and lifestyle content programmed for the tastes of Redbox’s 40 […]

July 13, 2021

Crackle Plus contracts with Amagi

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has announced the collaboration between Crackle Plus and Amagi to power the linear channel experience for Crackle, Popcornflix and other channels on a growing list of FAST (‘Free Ad-Supported TV’) platforms. At launch, Crackle and Popcornflix linear channels […]

November 10, 2020