Netflix cracks down on account sharing; Apple, Google, Sonos in smart speaker smackdown: Vertical Hold Ep 320
Will Netflix's crack down on account sharing cost it customers? Is it worth getting excited about the 2nd gen Google Nest or Sonos Roam as the OG Apple HomePod rides off into the sunset? Guest News Corp tech editor/Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley Nicholson (@jendudley) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
Why have NBN's HFC cable connections ground to a halt? Why is Telstra ditching free live sports in favour of Kayo? Guest ZDNet Australia editor Chris Duckett (@dobes) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
Google threatens to leave Australia, What will Paramount+ and Disney Star bring to streaming: Vertical Hold Ep 313
What would an Australian Internet look like without Google? As CBS pivots in the streaming wars, will Paramount+ be enough to see off Netflix or Disney's incoming Star streaming service? Special guests TV Blackbox's Steve Molk (@stevemolk) and ZDNet's Asha Barbaschow (@ashabeeeee) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
What happens if the DOJ splits up Google, Chromecast with Google TV vs Fire TV Lite: Vertical Hold Episode 301
How (and why) would the US DOJ actually split up Google, and what would that look like? In the battle of the cheap streaming dongles, should you buy Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire Stick Lite? Special guests Finder Editor in Chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau). Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.
Streaming special: CBS Aussie plans, Shudder launches, Quibi goes free and more: Vertical Hold ep 291
CBS has big plans for Australia, so why is it dragging its heels on bringing us the new Star Trek? Why are Aussies getting Quibi for free? Why is Netflix showing a broadway play nobody's seen yet? Will Shudder give the streaming world a scare? What's happening to the new Bill & Ted movie down under (and can we borrow their time machine?) All this and more in our streaming state of play special with special guest @TV_Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk!