Weekend Wrap-Up: Warner Bros. Discovery, Roku’s New Show, and More





This week, we learned what WarnerMedia and Discovery plan to call their new company. Elsewhere, Roku launched a new show to help you find something to stream. Amazon announced official dates for Prime Day and Apple TV popped up on Nvidia’s Shield TV — and then other Android TV devices as well.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.

Roku Launches New Weekly Show ‘Roku Recommends’

Roku’s taking more steps to highlight its stature as a content provider. This week, the company debuted a new show, “Roku Recommends,” which highlights content users can stream on the company’s platform. The show kicked off on Thursday and you can expect weekly episodes moving forward on The Roku Channel.

Check out Roku’s new content spotlight show here.

HBO Max Ad-Supported Tier Launches for $9.99/Month

Accessing HBO Max just got a little cheaper — if you’re fine with a few ads here and there, of course. The ad-supported tier of HBO Max launched this week at a more affordable price of $9.99 per month. Meanwhile, HBO Max is offering a solid deal if you’re up for prepaying for a full year.

Learn more about HBO Max’s newest pricing tier here.

Apple TV Now Widely Available on Android TV Devices

This week, the Apple TV app started popping up on more devices. First, it showed up on Nvidia’s Shield TV line. And then later in the week, the app was made available on more Android TV devices.

Find out more about Apple TV’s ongoing rollout here.

Pluto TV is Adding New Free Movies in June, July & August

Pluto TV’s got a whole summer of movies planned. The free streaming service is calling it Popcorn Summer Movies, and it’s launching a slew of movies from now through August. You can check out the month-by-month schedule in our full post.

See what Pluto TV has planned for the summer here.

Hardware Spotlight

A look at the latest streaming and cord-cutting gear

Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen) Review: A Much Better Remote, But What Else?

This week, we also published our full review of the Apple TV 4K (Second Generation). We found it to be an incredibly powerful streaming option, but you’ll likely get more bang for your buck if you’re also signed up for other Apple services too. You can view our full video review here as well.

Check out our full review here.

Walmart Confirms Launch Window for its Budget-Priced Streaming Devices

After seemingly leaking its own streaming gear, Walmart confirmed that it’s launching a pair of streaming devices as early as next week. Both options sport some aggressive price tags and Android TV underpinnings.

See what Walmart has planned for the streaming device space here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

WarnerMedia and Discovery Will Name New Company Warner Bros. Discovery

This week, Discovery announced that its new venture with WarnerMedia will be called, wait for it: Warner Bros. Discovery. The company also showed off a new logo and potential slogan as well.

Learn more about the latest details in this mega merger here.

CNN Eyeing Its Own Streaming Service With Exclusive, New Content

Rumors are swirling that CNN may be exploring its own streaming option. It’s apparently being referred to internally as CNN+ and could feature a host of exclusive original content featuring some familiar CNN hosts.

Find out what CNN might be planning here.

Amazon Confirms Prime Day Dates of June 21 & 22

Amazon’s annual online shopping event is almost here. This week, the company announced that the two-day sale will run from June 21 to June 22. And you’ll be able to turn to Cord Cutters News for all the latest streaming and cord cutting deals.

Check out all the Prime Day details here.

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