Two weeks ago, Apple announced that 4K HDR titles would be available in the iTunes store to go along with the 4K Apple TV. Ultra HD movies were priced at just $20, which led Amazon to recently follow suit. And now Google has done the same -- select 4K movies in the Play store are priced at $20. We reached out to Google for comment, and they confirmed that the price change is new. A representative stated, "We always look to offer consumers competitive pricing on Google Play and have been working closely with our studio partners to do so."
Creator of several of your favorite comfort movies, Garry Marshall, passed away Tuesday at the age of 81. The producer, writer and director was an iconic visionary who worked on Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy and more. Following that game-changing television run, he transitioned to films, where he directed classics such as Pretty Woman as well as recent fare such as Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve and Mother's Day. Below, we focus on his films and rounded up five of our favorites -- along with streaming information, so you can watch it right this second (or, you know, the minute you finish work). In addition to a passable sequel a few years later, there were reports this year that Marshall was trying to get the band back together to create a third installment for now all-grown-up Princess Mia.
Google WiFi, the company's new router which transmits Wi-Fi in every room and is designed to handle multiple devices in a household, is now available. The connected system, which was revealed during October's Google event, is a replacement for traditional routers that may not always cover an entire home. Google Wi-Fi is sold by a single router or a bundle of three. The single routers are made for small homes or apartments and covers up to 500-1,500 feet. Two routers cover a medium home ranging from 1500-3000 square feet, and the bundle of three covers a large home of 3,000-4,500 square feet.
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. We're just gonna cut to the chase: The Oscar-winning flick Get Out lives up to all of its hype and if you haven't seen it yet, you need to fix that. Good thing it's been on sale on Amazon all week. You're probably aware that this psychological thriller touches on racism and white privilege, but the tantalizing thing about it how oddly subtle some of it is.
Amazon just highlighted one of the bonuses of both producing movies and running the internet service that plays them: you can offer viewer perks that conventional studios can't match. The online giant is giving away a year of free Prime membership (plus some Amazon popcorn) to every home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts in order to mark the streaming availability of Manchester by the Sea on May 5th. It's clearly a publicity stunt, and a modest one when it would cost just over $500,000 to give the entire 2010 population (a whopping 5,136 people) Prime access. The move underscores the advantage Amazon has by controlling virtually the entire pipeline for its movies. If it wants to boost viewership for a movie, it can offer freebies and discounts whenever it wants instead of negotiating with a third-party service.