Video Streaming Improvements and More

Among the streaming service providers, it’s been a bit of a slow week. Even so, there are some exciting announcements in video streaming.

Original programming and new DVR features are among this week’s highlights in streaming services. If you have Amazon Prime Streaming, Hulu, or any other streaming service, there’s a good chance you’ll find something interesting here. As always, Solid Signal will continue to bring you the latest news, updates, and more from today’s top streaming service providers.

Amazon Prime Streaming: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy’s legendary Jack Ryan character is getting a re-imagining, this time by Amazon Prime. The streaming service provider will premiere Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in August. The series centers on the young CIA analyst’s first dangerous field assignment. It’s first season is scheduled to feature eight, one-hour episodes. Here’s a sneak peek of the trailer, which Amazon plans to roll out during the Super Bowl:

Side note: Am I the only one struggling with the noting that “Jim Halpert” from The Office is now a butt-kicking, terrorist-fighting super commando?

Hulu Adds DVR Option to Live TV Service

Hulu viewers who use iOS/tvOS now have DVR tools to record their favorite shows. The new features on Applt TV and iOS devices are part of Hulu’s efforts to improve the personalized service of its MyStuff and DVR apps. According to Hulu, users will have the choice to record an entire series, only new episodes, or new episodes and reruns. In order to record Sporsts and Leagues programming, add yours teams to MyStuff. Hulu plans to roll out even more improvements to its live TV DVR and other features.

“Netflix Tax” Defeated in Virginia

Lawmakers in Virginia shot down a proposed tax on Netflix and other streaming services. In a day an age where it seems impossible to get politicians to agree on anything, all 20 members of the Virginia House of Delegates committee voted to kill the bill. The bill proposed to add 55 cents to a standard $10.99 Netflix bill, and was meant to replace a drop in revenue earned from cable TV taxes. Chicago and few other areas in the country already have a similar “Netflix tax.”

Speaking of Netflix, here’s an overview of what’s available this month on the big red streaming service provider:

February 1

3000 Miles to Graceland
42 Grams
Aeon Flux
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Pie Presents: Band Camp
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
Ella Enchanted
How the Beatles Changed the World
John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Men in Black
National Parks Adventure
Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Ocean’s Thirteen
Paint It Black
Scream 3
The Hurt Locker
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Z Nation (Season 4)

February 2-10

6 Days
Altered Carbon (Season 1)
Cabin Fever
Coach Snoop (Season 1)
Fate/Apocrypha: Part 2
Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers
Imposters: Season 1
Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!
Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia (Season 1)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney
On Body and Soul
Queer Eye (Season 1)
Seeing Allred
The Emoji Movie
The Ritual
The Trader (Sovdagari)
Valor (Season 1)
When We First Met

February 11-20

Bates Motel (Season 5)
Blood Money
Deep Undercover Collection (Collection 2)
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge (Season 6)
Everything Sucks! (Season 1)
First Team: Juventus (Season 1)
FullMetal Alchemist
Greenhouse Academy (Season 2)
Evan Almighty
Irreplaceable You
Love Per Square Foot
Re:Mind (Season 1)
The Frankenstein Chronicles (Seasons 1 and 2)
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

February 21-28

Atomic Puppet (Season 1)
Derren Brown: The Push
El Vato (Season 2)
Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
Jeepers Creepers 3
Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish
Marseille (Season 2)
People You May Know
Seven Seconds (Season 1)
Sin Senos sí Hay Paraíso (Season 2)
The Bachelors
Ugly Delicious (Season 1)

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Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.