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Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will fight for the title of interim heavyweight champion at UFC 265.
UFC 265 will be held in front of a full crowd in Houston, Texas, on August 7.
The UFC 265 main card PPV costs $70 and requires an ESPN+ subscription ($6/month) to watch.
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Top UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis and undefeated Ciryl Gane will fight for the title of interim champion in the main event of UFC 265. The pay-per-view (PPV) event will be held in front of a full crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on August 7. The main card will stream exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET.
Lewis is a celebrated veteran known for his strikes, earning 20 knockouts in 25 career victories. Gane is undefeated through nine career fights, including two victories by decision in 2021. The winner between Lewis and Gane will be matched up against reigning champion Francis Ngannou, who won the belt in March.
Lewis defeated Ngannou by decision in July 2018, and was expected to fight the champion again at UFC 265 instead of Gane. However, contract negotiations with Ngannou fell short, leading UFC to book Lewis versus Gane as an interim champion fight. The organization still plans to reach an agreement for Ngannou to fight later this year.
The UFC 265 main card costs $70 and requires an ESPN+ subscription for $6 a month or $60 per year. ESPN is also offering a bundle price of $89.98 for UFC 265 and one year of ESPN+; a 30% discount.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz versus Jessica Penne (Women’s strawweight)
Alonzo Menifield versus Ed Herman (Light heavyweight)
Vince Morales versus Drako Rodriguez (Bantamweight)
Bobby Green versus Rafael Fiziev (Lightweight)
Main Card – 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ for $70
Song Yadong versus Casey Kenney (Bantamweight)
Tecia Torres versus Angela Hill (Women’s strawweight)
Michael Chiesa versus Vicente Luque (Welterweight)
Jose Aldo versus Pedro Munhoz (Bantamweight)
Derrick Lewis versus Ciryl Gane (Heavyweight interim title bout)
How to watch UFC 265
To watch the main event of UFC 265, you need to be an ESPN+ member and order the PPV. An ESPN+ subscription costs $6 a month or $60 a year. The UFC 265 main event requires a one-time fee of $70 on top of your ESPN+ subscription.
The main card will be streamed live via ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET on August 7. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET and are only available to UFC Fight Pass subscribers. The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and the ESPN cable channel.
You can access the ESPN+ app on all major mobile and streaming devices, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.
If you plan on signing up for ESPN+ to watch UFC 265, you can take advantage of a special discounted package.
New subscribers can purchase a year-long ESPN+ membership with access to UFC 265 included for a total of $89.98. That’s over 30% off the regular combined price of an annual plan and a PPV match. Following your first year of service, ESPN+ will then renew for the regular annual price of $60.
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Apple TV Plus is home to a growing library of exclusive series, including the ongoing second season of the Emmy-nominated comedy “Ted Lasso.” The service usually costs $5 a month or $50 a year, but customers who buy select products can snag a special deal.
Apple TV Plus now offers a three-month trial for new subscribers who buy an eligible Apple device. The three-month trial is valid with the purchase of any new iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, or Apple TV that can run the latest Apple software. Apple hasn’t announced an end date for the promotion, but the deal is only expected to last for a limited time.
In addition to Apple devices, PlayStation 5 owners are now eligible for an Apple TV Plus promotion as well. If you own a PS5, you can get a six-month free trial of Apple TV Plus when you claim the offer through your console. This deal is good for new and existing Apple TV Plus members who redeem the trial before July 2022.
How to get 3 months of Apple TV Plus for free
Purchase a qualifying Apple device from the Apple Store or an authorized reseller.
Sign in with your Apple ID on your eligible device.
The PS5 promotion is good for new and existing Apple TV Plus members who claim the deal by July 2022. Current subscribers to the Apple One bundle can not take advantage of this offer. Apple TV Plus will automatically renew for $5/month after your trial ends unless you cancel.
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Prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, while the main card is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET.
Every UFC Fight Night is included with ESPN+, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year.
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UFC veteran middleweights Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland will headline this weekend’s UFC Fight Night on July 31. The entire event will air on ESPN+ and ESPN, with prelims scheduled for 6 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 9 p.m. ET.
Hall’s recent record includes four straight victories, with the last two coming against former champions Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. Strickland has also won four straight matches and boasts a career record of 23 wins and three losses.
UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland will have limited attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though UFC has started welcoming fans back to its larger pay-per-view events, like the upcoming UFC 265.
Here’s the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland
Ryan Benoit versus Zarrukh Adashev [Featherweight]
Jinh Yu Frey versus Ashley Yoder [Women’s Strawweight]
Danny Chavez versus Kai Kamaka [Featherweight]
Chris Gruetzemacher versus Rafa Garcia [Lightweight]
Collin Anglin versus Melsik Baghdasaryan [Featherweight]
Main card – 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN
Bryan Barberena versus Jason Witt [Welterweight]
Niklas Stolze versus Jared Gooden [Welterweight]
Cheyanne Buys versus Gloria De Paula [Women’s strawweight]
Kyung Ho Kang versus Rani Yahya [Bantamweight]
Uriah Hall versus Sean Strickland [Middleweight]
How to watch UFC Fight Night matches
UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland is separated into two parts: the prelims and the main card. The entire event will broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN+, starting with the prelims at 6 p.m. ET. The main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET.
Buying a new device can feel overwhelming. But if you’re someone who values a crisp screen, resolution is going to be an important consideration.
Here’s what you should know about QHD resolution and how it compares to other resolution options on the market.
What is QHD?
Quad high definition (QHD) is the standard resolution for certain high-end devices like laptops, televisions, and phones. It has a display resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels – or four times that of 720p, hence the name – in a 16:9 aspect ratio.
You may also see WQHD when searching for devices (that stands for “wide quad high definition.”) QHD and WQHD are actually the same thing. The “W” is usually meant to signal that it has a 16:9 aspect ratio, since that can be a selling point for manufacturers, despite that the aspect ratio is already a feature of QHD. QHD is also sometimes labeled as 2K or 1440p for marketing reasons. An ultrawide QHD screen expands the horizontal pixels to 3440 and has a 21:9 aspect ratio.
QHD vs HD vs 4k
If you’re in the market for a new device, it pays to know what kind of resolution quality you want: HD, QHD, or 4K.
Compared to regular HD, QHD is sharper and offers more pixels per square inch (2560 x 1440p versus HD’s 1920 x 1080p). Because of that, it’s also generally better suited to larger monitors, allowing you to do things like have more windows open on your screen at once. However, it will also eat away more of your battery life if you’re using something like a mobile device, so you will have to make a judgement call there.
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4K, on the other hand, is going to provide a more detailed screen than QHD. The official cinema resolution for 4K screens is 4096 x 2160p, but on a monitor, you will usually see the specs list 3840 x 2160p resolution. So for the average user, it has double the pixels you get with HD.
Again, the higher-resolution option will drain your battery life faster, so you should check out battery life estimates to make sure it works for you. 4K displays are also generally going to cost more than lower-resolution options, so that’s another thing to consider before buying.
A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year.
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With the release of “Mulan” in September 2020, Disney Plus introduced a new purchase option called “Premier Access.” This feature allows subscribers to pay a $30 one-time fee in order to watch a movie early before it’s released to all Disney Plus members.
Below, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about Premier Access, including how it works, how much it costs, and how long the option will be available.
What is Disney Plus Premier Access?
Disney Plus Premier Access is a purchase option for Disney Plus subscribers, enabling members to pay an extra $30 one-time fee to gain early streaming access to a movie that’s still playing in theaters. Once purchased, Disney Plus members can continue to stream or download a Premier Access movie for as long as they remain a subscriber.
You can think of Premier Access as a way to buy a virtual ticket to a brand-new Disney movie to watch at home instead of a theater. And, unlike a one-time theater viewing, you get to watch as many times as you like as long as you stay a Disney Plus subscriber.
That said, it’s important to note that Premier Access movies eventually become available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee. As such, Premier Access is best for people who like to watch new films as soon as they come out. If you don’t mind waiting a couple months, you can simply hold out for the wide release and save a lot of money.
How much does Disney Plus Premier Access cost?
The Disney Plus Premier Access fee is $30 in the US. In order to buy a Premier Access movie, you also need to have a Disney Plus subscription, which costs $8 a month or $80 a year.
Disney Plus is also available as part of a bundle with Hulu Basic and ESPN+ for $14 a month. That’s about $6 less per month than you’d pay if you subscribed to all of those services without the bundle.
How long does the Disney Plus Premier Access window last?
The Premier Access window typically lasts around three months. After that period, Premier Access titles become available to all Disney Plus subscribers.
This three-month period is similar to the release window that studios typically use for theatrical movie premieres before they’re allowed to debut on home video.
What movies have been released through Premier Access?
Disney has released four movies via Premier Access on Disney Plus. Two of those titles are now available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee.
Below is a full rundown of Premier Access titles released so far, along with details on when all members can watch them without paying extra.
What other movies will be available for Disney Plus Premier Access?
The next Disney movie set for a Premier Access release is “Jungle Cruise.” The film will be available to watch in theaters and on Disney Plus via Premier Access starting July 30.
You can preorder “Jungle Cruise” now for $30. The movie will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee on November 12.
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Can you buy or rent Premier Access movies on other services?
Though “Mulan,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and “Cruella” debuted exclusively as Disney Plus Premier Access titles, their exclusivity periods were only temporary. The movies became available to buy on other streaming platforms without a Disney Plus subscription around one month after they premiered.
“Black Widow” will follow a similar pattern and is now set to become available for purchase on other video-on-demand streaming retailers starting August 10.
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“Ted Lasso” is a sports comedy following the fictional British soccer team AFC Richmond.
The show stars former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jason Sudeikis as the title character.
The second season premiered exclusively via Apple TV Plus ($5/month) on July 23.
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The second season of “Ted Lasso” premiered on July 23 exclusively on Apple TV Plus ($5/month). The show recently received 20 Emmy nominations, including lead actor in a comedy series for Jason Sudeikis’ portrayal of the titular coach.
The comedy series focuses on the fictional British soccer team AFC Richmond. Sudeikis stars as Ted Lasso, a football coach from Kansas City who is hired to lead the team despite having no experience with soccer. The team’s owner, Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham), hopes Lasso will run the team into the ground as part of a revenge plot she’s hatched against her ex-husband, but the good-natured coach is more skilled than he first appears.
The first season of “Ted Lasso” premiered in August 2020, and Apple has already renewed the series for a third season. Season two will include 12 brand-new episodes. The show received widespread critical acclaim, and both the first and second seasons are certified fresh on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. Currently, season one holds a “91% Fresh” rating and season two holds a “100% Fresh” rating.
In addition to Sudeikis’ nod, the show received 2021 Emmy nominations for outstanding comedy series, directing for a comedy series, and writing for a comedy series. The show also received six nominations for actors and actresses in supporting roles.
How to watch ‘Ted Lasso’
You can watch the second season of “Ted Lasso” exclusively on Apple TV Plus. The season premiere debuted on July 23, and new episodes are expected to arrive weekly every Friday. In addition, all 10 episodes of the show’s first season are available to stream right now.
Apple TV Plus costs $5 a month for access to all of the platform’s exclusive streaming shows and movies. New members can get a free seven-day trial to test the service.
Apple also bundles Apple TV Plus with other services as part of its Apple One platform. The base package includes Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, 50GB of iCloud, and Apple Arcade for $15 a month. Other plans include more iCloud storage and – if you pay $30 a month – you can get Apple News Plus and Apple Fitness Plus, as well.
New Apple One members can get a free one-month trial for any services they haven’t signed up for before. If you’re interested in any of Apple’s other services, Apple One is a better deal compared to Apple TV Plus on its own.
Description: “A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%
What critics said: “A self-aware work of melodrama, You combines the best elements of murder-mystery series, Millennial sitcoms, and revenge fantasies.” — The Atlantic
9. “Shadow and Bone” season one – 55 million
Description: “Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 87%
What critics said: “If Shadow and Bone doesn’t provide quite the level of characterizing nuance and challenging chronological complexity of The Witcher – and it does not – it does go down easier, and seems expressly intended to make long weekend afternoons pass more quickly.” — NPR
8. “Sweet Tooth” season one – 60 million
Description: “On a perilous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable boy who’s half-human and half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 98%
What critics said: “Sweet Tooth is especially compelling as many of us move toward some form of post-pandemic normalcy, raising questions about what new world awaits us after such tremendous, collective loss.” — Salon
7. “The Queen’s Gambit” – 62 million
Description: “In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 97%
What critics said: “Raise your hand if you anticipated a coming-of-age, period-piece drama about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s becoming perhaps the most addictive and binge-worthy series of 2020.” — Chicago Sun-Times
6. (tie) “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” – 64 million
Description: “A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86%
What critics said: “A compelling series in fits and starts that doesn’t amount to much more than a trip through an extremely strange world filled with extremely strange people.” — Newsday
6. (tie) “Stranger Things” season three – 64 million*
Description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 89%
What critics said: “It’s a real and joyful return to form for the show that has been taken fiercely to the hearts of people who weren’t there the first time round and, perhaps even more fiercely, by those who were.” — Guardian
*based on Netflix’s former viewership metric, in which an account had to watch at least 70% of a TV episode
4. “La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)” season four – 65 million
Description: “Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 75%
What critics said: “All the joy in the heist format is wondering how the robbers will escape. With Money Heist, I’m starting to dread the new ways the producers will find to keep me locked in.” — Independent
3. “Lupin” season one – 70 million
Description: “Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 98%
What critics said: “The series also doesn’t waste a single minute, packing each and every moment full of suspense. Put all of that together, and it’s an early front-runner to steal a spot as one of the best shows of the year.” — Slate
2. “The Witcher” season one – 76 million
Description: “Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%
What critics said: “And although The Witcher is more fantasy balderdash, it’s also somewhat addictive fantasy balderdash. Bring on the blood-spilling, the orgies, the haunted forests and wizards: It seems we can’t get enough.” — Detroit News
1. “Bridgerton” season one – 82 million
Description: “The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 89%
What critics said: “There are eight episodes of Bridgerton, and they all have endings that are like chapters in a good book: They leave you in a spot where you just want to read one more chapter before you turn off the light for the night.” — NPR
Netflix’s web traffic slumped during the second quarter of 2021, but rebounded toward the end of the period, according to data from analytics firm Similarweb that was shared exclusively with Insider.
The data, which shows unique visitors to Netflix’s desktop and mobile website, suggests that engagement with Netflix waned during the period as the effects of the pandemic subsided in some markets.
Still, the slowdown doesn’t seem like it will last long since traffic started to recover in June, according to the Similarweb data.
The findings come as Netflix is due to report its earnings for the second quarter on Tuesday.
Investors and the broader media sector are watching the release for signs of whether the recent softening in streaming subscriber growth coming out of the pandemic will ease up, or continue throughout the summer.
Paramount Plus also has live CBS sports, with content for soccer fans like UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and the National Women’s Soccer League. Golf enthusiasts will find live events including the Masters and the PGA Championship. In addition, NFL and SEC football games that air on CBS are available on Paramount Plus.
Access to your local CBS station is also included, but only with the Premium Plan for $10 a month. If you sign up for Paramount Plus now, you can get a seven-day free trial.
Paramount Plus is a subscription streaming service from ViacomCBS. The service replaced the company’s previous platform, CBS All Access, on March 4.
The rebranded service promises an expansion of its predecessor’s on-demand lineup. Paramount Plus plans to add 2,500 movies by the end of summer 2021, according to a press release.
Like its predecessor, Paramount Plus also offers live access to your local CBS network, but this option is only available with the Premium Plan.
Paramount Plus includes programs from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and The Smithsonian Channel. New and classic movies from Paramount, Miramax, and MGM are included as well. The library also features Paramount Plus originals you won’t find anywhere else.
When does Paramount Plus launch?
Paramount Plus launched in the US, Canada, and Latin America on March 4.
Nordic countries received Paramount Plus on March 25, while Australia and New Zealand are expected to get the streaming service on August 11.
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Both plans feature access to the platform’s on-demand library, but the Essential Plan is subject to commercial interruptions when streaming on-demand programs.
The Premium Plan steps things up with ad-free streaming of on-demand content, and it adds live access to your local CBS station. That said, live CBS streaming still features regular commercial breaks.
What happens if I subscribed to the original Limited-Commercial Plan?
The new Paramount Plus Essential Plan is a replacement for the Limited-Commercial Plan. The Limited-Commercial Plan cost $6 a month and was discontinued on June 7.
The new Essential Plan saves subscribers $1 a month but there is one key drawback. The Essential Plan is missing live CBS while the Limited-Commercial Plan included that feature.
Existing subscribers to the discontinued Limited-Commercial Plan will continue to pay the original $6/month rate unless they unsubscribe and resubscribe to Paramount Plus. These members also get to keep access to their live CBS network as long as they don’t cancel their existing subscription.
You can also get 25% off Paramount Plus if you’re a student at a US college or university. This offer is only available for the monthly ad-supported plan. Students are eligible for the discount for a span of four years.
Can you stream Paramount Plus in 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR?
Select Paramount Plus titles are available to watch in 4K, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. These formats are only available to subscribers of the Premium Plan ($10/month), and are not supported on the cheaper Essential Plan ($5/month).
Shows available in these advanced video formats are marked with “badges” on their title pages, while movies that support these formats mention them in their description boxes.
Paramount Plus supports streaming in 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 on the following devices:
Select Roku models
Amazon Fire TV (Stick 4K, Cube)
Select Android TV models
Apple TV 4K
How does Paramount Plus compare to CBS All Access?
CBS All Access members that had active subscriptions automatically transitioned over to Paramount Plus on March 4, enabling them to use their same account information. The CBS All Access app automatically switched to Paramount Plus as well. This means you get all the same content that was on CBS All Access, along with brand-new shows and more classic titles.
That said, Paramount Plus introduced a new ad-supported Essential Plan in June, and it does differ slightly from the original CBS All Access Limited-Commercial Plan it replaces. The Essential Plan costs $1 less each month, but it no longer offers live CBS streaming.
New members who want to access live CBS streaming on Paramount Plus need to have the Premium Plan. Those who were still subscribed to the Limited-Commercial Plan when it was discontinued, however, can keep live CBS streaming as long as they don’t cancel their membership.
What can I watch on Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus offers access to classic and original programs from the likes of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Paramount Pictures, and CBS. The Premium Plan also adds access to your local CBS network.
The service will be home to brand-new movies, including Paramount’s upcoming theatrical releases 30 to 45 days after they debut on the big screen. This means you’ll be able to stream “A Quiet Place II” later this month while it’s still in theaters. “Snake Eyes,” “PAW Patrol: The Movie,” and “Mission: Impossible 7” are other major movies coming to the streaming service in 2021 and 2022.
Older films are also included. The service launched with movies from popular franchises like “Indiana Jones” and “Star Trek.” The streaming service will add more than 2,500 films by the end of summer 2021.
New Paramount Plus originals set for release over the next two years include “Halo,” a show based on the video game series of the same name, and “Y:1883,” a prequel to the popular show “Yellowstone.” If nautical nonsense is something you’re after, a new animated series “Kamp Koral: Spongebob’s Under Years” is available to stream now.
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“Monsters at Work,” the new animated series from Disney Plus, brings viewers back to the colorful world introduced in “Monsters, Inc.” and explores what happens when monsters are tasked with making children laugh instead of scream.
The show features John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their roles as Sulley and Mike, respectively. They are joined by a boisterous voice cast that includes Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”), and Aisha Tyler (“CSI”). The series was created by Bobs Gannaway who worked on multiple Disney shows like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “101 Dalmatians,” and “Lilo & Stitch: The Series.”
The release date for “Monsters at Work” was originally slated for 2020, but the series was delayed until this summer. The show has received positive reviews so far, and currently holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 critic reviews.
The first two episodes of “Monsters at Work” premiered exclusively on Disney Plus on July 7. Season one will feature 10 episodes, and one new espiode will be released every Wednesday.
A monthly subscription to Disney Plus costs $8. You can save over 16% by getting a yearly subscription for $80. For even more movies, shows, and sports, you can take advantage of Disney’s bundle deal that includes a subscription to Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu Basic for $14 a month. Compared to combining separate subscriptions, the Disney bundle saves you $6 a month.