Spotify expands its new Premium Duo plan to Latin America

Spotify’s newest paid subscription, the Premium Duo plan designed for two people, first launched this spring as a pilot test in Ireland, Colombia, Chile, Denmark and Poland. Today, Spotify says the plan is being more broadly rolled out to 14 more Latin American markets. The new markets include: Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The Duo plan is meant mainly for couples, though it could apply to roommates or any other two people who share the same home address. In terms of pricing, it’s a step up from a single Premium subscription but more affordable than a Family Plan, as it’s limited to just two accounts. However, the …

What is Quibi, the weirdest app in the streaming wars?

The streaming wars are in full swing, with and Disney spending billions to compete with Netflix and Amazon. Plus, seemingly every TV network is launching its own subscription service. There are more streaming apps than you can shake a stick at, but the most interesting is certainly Quibi. To clarify, most interesting is not necessarily a recommendation, since Quibi isnt available yet. Its due to launch in April 2020. Its attracted an impressive list of talent including Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Idris Elbawithout releasing any trailers. Quibis programming will range from traditional sitcoms and dramas to a remake ofThe Fugitiveto a reality show where Chrissy Teigen presides over small-claims court. Oh, and all of these programs will air …

The Notorious Pornographer Who Scandalized Japan

Netflixs latest the first-person POV shot. He rose to prominence at a time in Japan when censorship laws were strict and real sex was unheard of Japanese interpretation of Breaking Bad. (At one point, a character says, Soon, porn will make more money than meth.) Much of the action revolves around Muranishi and Toshi building up their entourage, sparring with competing porn distributor Ikezawa (Ryo Ishibashi), conspiring with a mob boss, and dodging the cops. It is also beautifully shot throughouta fantasia of neon signs, shadowy karaoke bars, and colorful interiors in hues of fuchsia and red. But the way The Naked Director careens between comedy and drama can be whiplash-inducing at times. In the fourth episode, Muranishi decides to …