The rumors surrounding Google being interested in purchasing Roku have sprouted back up so Tony and Dustin discuss what this possible acquisition would be for. They also discuss the need for free trials and whether 4K makes a difference for established players in the streaming market. All of this and the latest entertainment, tech and business news from the world of streaming is here on the latest episode.

News Rundown
Sundance award-winner ‘Giving Voice’ heads to Netflix:
Juneteenth musical in development at Netflix:
‘The Trial of Chicago 7’ may be the next big theatrical release to shift to streaming:

Prime Video:
Jim Gaffigan sets second comedy special on Prime Video:
Amazon acquires voting rights documentary:

Limited series ‘Dopesick’ focusing on opioid addiction lands at Hulu:
Hulu partners with IMAX to stream documentaries:

CBS All Access:
ViacomCBS plans on holding off licensing key assets going forward in preparation for their new service:

Apple TV+:
Apple will co-produce spy thriller ‘Tehran’:

Disney+ ends free trial ahead of ‘Hamilton’ release:

Quibi may be looking to get on more televisions:
Katzenberg: COVID-19 was a brick wall for the service, but slow start allows them to regroup:

HBO Max:
Adult animated series ‘10-Year-Old-Tom’ greenlit by HBO Max:
Psychological thriller ‘The Ancestor’ lands at HBO Max:
Sam Dean inks overall deal with HBO Max:
‘Scoob’ heads to HBO Max a month ahead of physical release:
Salma Hayek inks first-look deal with HBO Max:

Main Discussion
Could Google be interested in buying Roku:

Nobody Knows I’m Here on Netflix (06/24/20):
The God of High School on Crunchyroll (07/06/20):
Palm Springs on Hulu (07/10/20):
The Rain S3 on Netflix (08/06/20):
The Protector S4 on Netflix (07/09/20):
Under the Riccione Sun on Netflix (07/01/20):
Warrior Nun on Netflix (07/02/20):
Say I Do on Netflix (07/01/20):
Desperados on Netflix (07/03/20):
Athlete A on Netlfix (06/24/20):
Esme & Roy S2 on HBO Max (06/25/20):
Cursed on Netflix (07/17/20):
George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half on Netflix (06/30/20):
Absentia S3 on Prime Video (07/17/20):
Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters on Crackle (06/18/20):
Crossing Swords S2 on Hulu (???):
Close Enough on HBO Max (07/09/20):
Solar Opposites S2 and S3 on Hulu (???):
Lost Bullet on Netflix (06/19/20):
Hamilton on Disney+ (07/03/20):
Dark S3 on Netflix (06/27/20):
Lucifer S5 on Netflix (08/21/20):

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