Tag Archive: Originals

HBO announces a number of originals, including Game of Thrones prequel

Greg Berlanti, Elizabeth Banks, and more are creating originals for the new streaming service.

WarnerMedia ended its HBO Max investor’s call with a bang on Tuesday, announcing the House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel set 300 years before the events of the hit show. The company also announced a number of other originals from high profile franchises and filmmakers that’ll hit the new streaming service next year.

House of the Dragon, as  [Read More…]

YouTube Originals released after September 24 will be free for everyone

Premium subscribers will be able to watch bonus footage and director’s cuts.

What you need to know YouTube Originals content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers. Premium members will have early access to shows, along with bonus footage. Google first announced this shift back in May.

This past May, YouTube announced a big shift for its YouTube Originals content by saying it would soon be made available for free for everyone in  [Read More…]

Non-Premium subscribers will be able to watch YouTube Originals with ads

Want to watch Cobra Kai but don’t have YouTube Premium? Patience, Grasshopper.

As YouTube continues to shift away from scripted YouTube Originals and focus on unscripted content — including musical content and a renewed focus on learning and personality-driven content — YouTube has confirmed that it will be allowing non-Premium users to watch YouTube Originals like Cobra Kai for free with ads in the future.

The original content market is getting increasingly crowded, expensive, and downright  [Read More…]

The new Audible Originals mean members get 3 free books per month

More freebies = more fun.

Both first-time and existing Audible Members have a new benefit to look forward to. Thanks to the new Audible Originals, members will now get their monthly audiobook and two featured Audible Originals for free every month.

These new titles include books produced specifically for audio, specially for Audible. The program is similar to the Amazon Prime First Reads program. There’ll be six featured titles to choose from spanning different genres and subject  [Read More…]

YouTube has a discoverability problem with Red Originals

YouTube Originals are great, but explaining where to find them is exactly easy right now

In many ways, YouTube Red Originals are trying to pick up where the idea of subscription channels on YouTube mostly fell apart. YouTube itself is massive, and offering what basically amounted to two or three videos a week that didn’t have ads against the ocean of content that did meant you never really noticed the difference. YouTube Red gives a site-wide  [Read More…]