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Hollywood’s Role in the Post-Roe Era

Showrunners are asking studios to do more to ensure abortion access. That’s just the beginning.

Nobody Is Playing Netflix’s Games

New findings show 99 percent of subscribers may not even know the streaming giant’s video games exist.

The Impending Demise of the Best Streaming Service 

HBO Max was a big-swing Emmy machine. Its merger with Discovery+ will mean more casualties of the crap you love.

The Best Podcasts for Everyone

Get your fix of tech, true crime, pop culture, or comedy with these audio adventures. 

The Gray Man Doesn’t Need a Cinematic Universe

But Netflix needs franchises—so here we are.

Alan Tudyk on His Favorite Sci-Fi to Watch Right Now

The Resident Alien star—and science fiction fan—gave WIRED his picks for the best shows on TV, from Severance to Peacemaker.

Netflix CEO Predicts Linear TV’s Demise Over Next ‘5-10 Years’

The streamer lost nearly a million users last quarter, but Reed Hastings believes things could be worse.

How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Best Streaming Quality

There may be a reason your favorite shows aren’t looking their best.

The Emmy Nominations Prove No One Knows How to Watch TV Anymore

Not that folks have forgotten the mechanics, it’s that there’s no longer any order to the medium.

The Star Wars Universe’s Exhausting, Underwhelming Expansion

The franchise now exists in an ever-sprawling TV universe full of diminishing returns. Thanks, Disney+.

The Many Possible Futures of Streaming Television

This week on Gadget Lab, we reckon with streaming’s growing pains and think ahead to what watching TV will be like in five or 10 years.

The Franchise Frenzy Leaves Nothing to the Imagination

From The Rings of Power to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+, streaming services are adapting everything in sight. No one’s head canon is safe.

Nobody Knows How to Watch Movies Anymore

People get distracted, hit pause, never finish. It seems hopeless—but it’s not as dire as it sounds.

Reality TV Has Become a Parody of Itself

If you can think of it, there’s probably a reality show about it. The surplus has taken the genre into the surreal.

Streaming Is Too Big for Its Own Good

Viewers are overloaded with content. And as Netflix and other major services are now learning, blind excess comes at a cost.

Prediction Engines Are Like Karma: You Get What You Stream

WIRED’s spiritual advice columnist on the virtues of sharing a streaming profile and screwing with algorithms.

The Boys’ Tribute to Ant-Man Was Explosive

Let's just say Amazon can send superheroes where Marvel can't. We talked to the showrunner about how that scene from the third season opener came to be.

The HyperX Quadcast S Is Our Go-To Streaming Mic

Great looks and good sound make this USB microphone a favorite for new and veteran Twitch streamers alike.

Netflix Struggles to Hold Its Place in the Streaming Wars

Subscriber fatigue, unwelcome price hikes, and competition from the likes of Disney+ and HBO Max have rattled Netflix. What’s next?

Battle Kitty Stretches the Limits of Netflix’s Interactive Tech

The animated kids series plays like a video game—and demonstrates the potential of interactive shows. 

Why Get CNN for Free When You Can Pay for CNN+

Plus: A conversation with Ted Turner, an army of hackers, and Russia’s killer drones.

Apple TV+ Just Won Best Picture. Everything Is Different Now

Hollywood has been waiting for years to see if a streaming service could nab the Oscars’ highest honor. This year, they got a historic answer.

How to Watch the 2022 Oscars

Whether you want to stream it live on Sunday or catch highlights afterward, here’s how to watch the 94th Academy Awards.