Philo streaming service and Amazon's new 'Lord of the Rings' TV show
Philo streaming service and Amazon's new 'Lord of the Rings' TV show
2:03

Philo streaming service and Amazon's new 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Tech Industry
This is c/net and here are the stories that matter right now. A&E discovery scripts, Viacom and AMC, have officially launched new streaming service, Philo. It's a compelling line-up if you're okay with giving up dedicated channels for sports, news, and local network. The service starts at $16 a month for 35 channels with a focus on entertainment, lifestyle, and knowledge-focused programming. Channels like Comedy Central, BBC America, and Science are part of the service while cable mainstays like ESPN, CNN, and local channels are not. Launch platforms include Roku, iOS and most modern web browsers. Philo says a dedicated Android app and other streaming services are coming soon. Amazon announced it acquired the TV rights to The Lord of the Rings, and will produce multiple seasons of an adaptation. Amazon's press release says the series will take place in Middle-Earth before the events of The Lord of the Rings And that the deal also includes a potential spin-off series. The move appears to be the answer to Amazon's very own CEO Jeff Bezos, who reportedly demanded Amazon Studios find a Game of Thrones-esque juggernaut for itself. There's no word on when the show might make its debut, but when it does, it'll be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Video game company Electronic Arts adjusted pricing for its controversial loop box system in Star Wars Battlefront II. After facing eight major backlash online from gamers who felt the system was a form of paid to win. A Reddit comment defending the system posted EA representative Quickly became the site's most disliked comment, with over 436,000 downloads in less than 24 hours. EA then announced it would decrease the cost of unlockable heroes by 75 percent, and update the game immediately to reflect the changes. [MUSIC] [SOUND] Stay up to date with the latest, by downloading the cnet tech today app in the apple or google play stores

Up Next

Goodbye to the Tech That Died in 2022
screenshot-2022-12-13-at-10-59-05.png

Up Next

Goodbye to the Tech That Died in 2022

Facebook Accused of Blocking News in Australia, Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil
facebook.png

Facebook Accused of Blocking News in Australia, Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil

Black Hole Image Revealed, Meta's Next Headset Teased
tt-051322-00-00-20-12-still020

Black Hole Image Revealed, Meta's Next Headset Teased

Google I/O Announces Android 13, Pixel 6A and Pixel Watch; Amazon Fires Employees at Unionized Warehouse
tt-120522-thumbnail

Google I/O Announces Android 13, Pixel 6A and Pixel Watch; Amazon Fires Employees at Unionized Warehouse

Elon Musk Plans to Reverse Trump Twitter Ban, Ads Reportedly Coming to Netflix This Year
screen-shot-2022-05-10-at-1-12-51-pm.png

Elon Musk Plans to Reverse Trump Twitter Ban, Ads Reportedly Coming to Netflix This Year

Instagram Starts Testing NFTs, Facebook is Shutting Down Nearby Friends Feature
tt05102022-00-00-36-11-still019

Instagram Starts Testing NFTs, Facebook is Shutting Down Nearby Friends Feature

Nvidia Faces $5.5M Fine, Trump Remains Banned on Twitter
gettyimages-1239915499

Nvidia Faces $5.5M Fine, Trump Remains Banned on Twitter

LinkedIn Settles Over Alleged Wage Discrimination, Bizarre 'Yellow Brick Road' Found in Ocean
welcome-professionals-priorities-linkedin-mp4-00-00-00-00-still001.png

LinkedIn Settles Over Alleged Wage Discrimination, Bizarre 'Yellow Brick Road' Found in Ocean

Passwords Could Go Extinct Soon, Fortnite Returns to iOS (Sort Of)
smartphone with a keyhole lock

Passwords Could Go Extinct Soon, Fortnite Returns to iOS (Sort Of)

Elon Musk Invited to Speak in Front of UK Parliament, Google Removed Over 3 Billion Ads in 2021
musk2.png

Elon Musk Invited to Speak in Front of UK Parliament, Google Removed Over 3 Billion Ads in 2021

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

What is the Fediverse?
240418-fediverse-winged

What is the Fediverse?

The Missing Piece to Apple's Eco-Friendly Mission
240418-site-omt-the-core-problem-of-apples-green-goals-v1.jpg

The Missing Piece to Apple's Eco-Friendly Mission

First Drive in the All-Electric 2024 Fiat 500e
240417-site-fiat-500e-ev-drive-program-thumbnail-v3

First Drive in the All-Electric 2024 Fiat 500e

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Look For
laptop-buying-guide-2024-00-02-36-12-still001

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Look For

Boston Dynamics Retires Its HD Atlas Robot
p1022506-00-00-01-20-still001

Boston Dynamics Retires Its HD Atlas Robot

Taste-Testing 6 Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
applecider-160424-land-00-00-06-18-still001

Taste-Testing 6 Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling
cnet-audiq6

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling

Hands-On with Ford's Free Tesla Charging Adapter
pic3

Hands-On with Ford's Free Tesla Charging Adapter

Nuro R3 is an Adorable Self-Driving Snack Bar
240320-site-nuro-r3-first-look-v1

Nuro R3 is an Adorable Self-Driving Snack Bar

First Look: The $349 Nothing Phone 2A Aims to Brighten Your Day
240304-site-nothing-phone-2-first-look-v3

First Look: The $349 Nothing Phone 2A Aims to Brighten Your Day

Best of MWC 2024: Bendable Screens, AI Wearables and More
240229-site-best-of-show-at-mwc

Best of MWC 2024: Bendable Screens, AI Wearables and More

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Latest How To All how to videos

Tips and Tricks for the AirPods Pro 2
airpods-pro-2

Tips and Tricks for the AirPods Pro 2

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely From Your Phone
screenshot-2024-04-03-at-15-47-11.png

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely From Your Phone

Windows 11 Tips and Hidden Features
240311-site-windows-11-hidden-tips-and-tricks-v2

Windows 11 Tips and Hidden Features

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3
VisionOS 1.0.3

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro