Engadget Podcast: What’s up with streaming video price hikes?

Also, we discuss why Super Mario Wonder is a gem.


It seems like just about every streaming service has raised their price this year – most recently, Apple TV+, Netflix and Disney+. In this episode, we chat with Janko Roettgers, author of the newsletter Lowpass, about the state of streaming media. Why are these companies pushing their prices up now, and what does that mean for you, the viewer? Does this mean the dream of cord cutting is over? (Spoiler: No, not really.)

Also, we chat about Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon chips, adult film star Riley Reid’s new AI chatbot, and why Super Mario Wonder is the best 2D Mario game since Super Mario World.

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  • Reporter Janko Roettgers explains what’s going on with streaming price increases – 1:0

  • Other News: 41 states use Meta over Instagram’s influence on kids – 23:15

  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 brings more AI power to phones – 28:59

  • Snapdragon X Elite takes aim at Apple’s M series chips – 33:26

  • Working on – 42:30

  • Pop culture picks – 46:12

Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Ben Ellman
Guest: Janko Roettgers
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien

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