What to watch on HBO Now for September 2015HBO continues to bring big movies to its online service. Meanwhile, Hulu and Amazon just upped their game against Netflix with new features.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, and more coming up. [SOUND] Welcome to Net Picks. This is your resource to finding out what's coming and going online in the world of video. Today, we'll talk about what's new at HBO Now. Then, there's some major changes in online video services to talk about. Let's see what's on HBO Now. All of the titles we're talking about arrived on the service on September 1st. Catch Tim Burton at his Tim Burtonest with Beetlejuice, starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and the amazing Michael Keaton. If you want something darker, check out The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg. And who directed this movie? Martin Scorsese, so it's awesome. Staying in the dark theme, how about V for Vendetta. Hugo [UNKNOWN] is so good in this movie you'd swear he was somehow emoting through a still mask. Also there's explosions and violence. If you're missing John Stewart on the Daily Show, check out The Faculty. It has nothing to do with obscuring the news, but if you've ever wanted to see John Stewart play a teacher who becomes an alien, this is the movie you've been waiting for. Also if you've never seen Mike Judge's Idiocracy, catch it now before it disappears from HBO NOW September 30th. It's extra fitting considering the real life Donald Trump running for president. Onto some streaming news. Hulu's made some moves. Remember how Netflix is loosing a whole bunch of movies at the end of September? Because it didn't want to renew it's deal with Epix. Well Hulu snapped up that deal. Starting in October. You'll get titles like Wolf of Wall Street, Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit at Hulu. On top of that Hulu announced a new premium tier that gets rid of commercials altogether. What does it cost? $12 per month. Also, Amazon made a major move too. The company updated it's IOS and android apps so now you can download any movie or TV show available from its Amazon Prime Instant Video service. Previously downloads were limited to Amazon's own tablets. Oh and one more thing. Disney has announced an expansion to its Disney Movies Anywhere program. Now if you buy a Disney movie. You'll have access to it on Disney, Apple, VUDU, Google, and new partners Amazon and Microsoft as long as you link the services together through Disney Movies Anywhere. Also announced, Roku and Android TV apps arriving on September 15. That does it for us. For a full list of everything coming and going at HBO Now, Netflix, and other online services Check out cnet.com/netpicks. You can subscribe on YouTube or even download this show as a podcast so you don't miss a thing. I'm Iah Zatar and I'll see you later. [MUSIC]