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Top 70 Multimedia Trends in April

From Podcast Platform Investments to Ad-Focused Streaming

— May 3, 2020 — Tech
These April 2020 multimedia innovations range from podcast platform investments to ad-focused streaming services.

BBC Studios' recent Pocket Casts investment is a standout that aims to take the free podcasting platform to new heights by also supporting the organization's partners. Fox's recent purchase of streaming service Tubi is another notable example that aims to reduce the service's reliance on ad revenue. With this business decision, the media network also hopes to diversify its content and reach a more diverse audience of both cable and digital viewers.

Interactive documentary experiences, virtual gaming events and virtual museums round off this list of April 2020 Multimedia trends. The examples speak to consumers' growing desire for virtual entertainment during social distancing efforts that have been encouraged as a safety measure to fight the current global pandemic COVID-19.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
70
Streaming Service Cable Acquisitions
Streaming Service Cable Acquisitions
Comcast Recently Purchased the Xumo Streaming Service
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69
Video Platform SD Content
Video Platform SD Content
YouTube Reduced Its Streaming Quality to European Users of the Platform
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68
Streamlined Group Call Updates
Streamlined Group Call Updates
Microsoft Teams Added New Features to Improve Group Calls
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67
Free Soccer Streaming Agreements
Free Soccer Streaming Agreements
Twitch and CBS Sports Will Stream Soccer NWSL Matches
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66
Free-to-Access Topical Talk Shows
Free-to-Access Topical Talk Shows
Oprah Launches a Free Apple TV+ Series That Covers COVID-19
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65
Popular Food-Displaying Navigation Apps
Popular Food-Displaying Navigation Apps
Google Maps Will Now Show Users Popular Restaurant Dishes
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64
Adapted Streaming Service Launches
Adapted Streaming Service Launches
The AT&T TV Streaming Service Caters to Cord Cutters
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63
Ad-Focused Streaming Acquisitions
Ad-Focused Streaming Acquisitions
Fox Purchased the Tubi Streaming Service for $400 Million USD
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62
Golf Tournament Streaming Deals
Golf Tournament Streaming Deals
ESPN+ Will Stream the PGA Tour Live Starting in 2022
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61
Mobile Short-Form News Shows
Mobile Short-Form News Shows
NBC News Will Launch Four Total Shows on the Quibi Platform
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60
Regional Baseball Streaming
Regional Baseball Streaming
Amazon Prime Will Stream 21 Live Yankee Games During the 2020 Season
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59
Organization-Enhanced Video Platforms
Organization-Enhanced Video Platforms
YouTube Added an Explore Tab with Different Categories
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58
In-Browser Crypto Purchases
In-Browser Crypto Purchases
Users of the Opera Browser Can Now Purchase Bitcoin and Ethereum
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57
Consumer-Designed PC Monitors
Consumer-Designed PC Monitors
The Eve Spectrum IPS Monitor was Created with Input by 7,000 People
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56
Travel Podcasts Series Launches
Travel Podcasts Series Launches
Four Seasons Made a Branded Podcast Encouraging Leap Day Travels
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55
Quality-Capped Streaming Services
Quality-Capped Streaming Services
Disney+ Will Lower Its Video Quality Ahead of European Launch
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54
Digital Compressor Plug-Ins
Digital Compressor Plug-Ins
Softube Releases a Plugin Model of the Germanium Compressor
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53
Sports Streaming Expanded Coverage
Sports Streaming Expanded Coverage
FuboTV Increased Its Sports Coverage with NHL and MLB Content
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52
Branded Restaurant App Takeovers
Branded Restaurant App Takeovers
Wendy's Launched a Branded Takeover of the GasBuddy App
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51
Local News Improvement Projects
Local News Improvement Projects
Google Launched Project Oasis to Help Small News Organizations
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50
Mobile Translation-to-Text Apps
Mobile Translation-to-Text Apps
The Google Translate Transcription Mode is Available for Android
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49
Mobile Third-Party Advertising Tests
Mobile Third-Party Advertising Tests
Snapchat is Testing Audience Network Advertisements
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48
Hockey-Themed Branded Video Content
Hockey-Themed Branded Video Content
Jägermeister Created an NHL Video Series Ahead of the Playoffs
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47
Yearly Streaming Subscription Tests
Yearly Streaming Subscription Tests
Netflix Was Testing a Yearly Subscription Model with Savings
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46
Interactive Documentary Experiences
Interactive Documentary Experiences
Micro Kingdoms: Senses Shares a Look at an Ant Colony in AR
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45
Low-Cost Home Entertainment Soundbars
Low-Cost Home Entertainment Soundbars
The JBL Bar Studio Soundbar Delivers High-Quality Audio
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44
Streaming Platform Movie Releases
Streaming Platform Movie Releases
Paramount Will Suspend the Theatrical Release of New Movies
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43
Peripheral-Charging PC Displays
Peripheral-Charging PC Displays
The Philips 346P1CRH Curved Display Enhances User Productivity
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42
Social Media Virus Tips
Social Media Virus Tips
Instagram Will Display Coronavirus Tips to All Users on Its Home Page
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41
Rugged Adaptable Action Cams
Rugged Adaptable Action Cams
The Insta360 ONE R Captures 360-Degree Footage, 4K Video and More
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40
Search Engine Medical Advice
Search Engine Medical Advice
Google Will Now Display NHS Advice to United Kingdom Users
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39
Free Child-Friendly Streaming Content
Free Child-Friendly Streaming Content
Amazon is Offering Free Prime Video Content World Wide
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38
Podcast Platform Investments
Podcast Platform Investments
BBC Studios Recently Invested in Pocket Casts and Its Media Partners
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37
AI-Generated Playlist Releases
AI-Generated Playlist Releases
Apple Created a Playlist with Upbeat Music in Response to COVID-19
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36
Optimized ANC Headphones
Optimized ANC Headphones
The Marshal Monitor II are the First of Their Kind from the Brand
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35
Mobile AR Advertising Tools
Mobile AR Advertising Tools
Snapchat Released Its Lens Web Builder Tool to Mobile Markers
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34
Suspended AR Effects
Suspended AR Effects
Facebook Will Not Longer Be Approving New AR Effects Due to COVID-19
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33
Performance-Ready Earphones
Performance-Ready Earphones
The New Beats by Dre Powerbeats Feature the Apple H1 Chip
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32
Shareable 3D Photos
Shareable 3D Photos
Facebook Expanded The Platform's 3D Images and Will Look Toward Video
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31
Multimedia-Enhanced Merchant Platforms
Multimedia-Enhanced Merchant Platforms
Shopify Added 3D Models for Merchants on Its Platform
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30
Streamlined Musician Livestreams
Streamlined Musician Livestreams
SoundCloud and Twitch Partnered to Provide Livestream Content
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29
Video Platform Advertising Partnerships
Video Platform Advertising Partnerships
TikTok Singed an Advertising Deal with the Trade Desk
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28
VR-Compatible Brain Monitor Attachments
VR-Compatible Brain Monitor Attachments
Looxid's Brain Monitor Now Works with the Oculus Rift S
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27
Immersive eSports Headsets
Immersive eSports Headsets
The CORSAIR VOID ELITE Headphones Deliver Exceptional Feedback
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26
AI-Powered 8K Televisions
AI-Powered 8K Televisions
The Samsung Q800T 8K Television Comes in Three Size Options
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25
QSR-Sponsored Virtual Hangouts
QSR-Sponsored Virtual Hangouts
Chipotle Mexican Grill Launched Hangouts on Zoom with Celebrities
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24
Resturant Gift Card Websites
Resturant Gift Card Websites
The SaveOurFaves Gift Card Site Was Launched to Help Restaurants
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23
Immersive Audio Tea Campaigns
Immersive Audio Tea Campaigns
Tazo Tea Launched Streaming Content Featuring Teachings from RZA
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22
Responsive Gaming-Ready Projectors
Responsive Gaming-Ready Projectors
The Optoma UHD50X Projector Has an Ultra-Fast Refresh Rate
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21
Endless Battery Power Earbuds
Endless Battery Power Earbuds
Philips Upbeat True Wireless Headphones Offer Up to 100 Hours of Use
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20
Virtually Transitioned Race Leagues
Virtually Transitioned Race Leagues
Formula 1 Drivers Will Compete in Virtual Grand Prix Races
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19
Eccentric Audio Recording Devices
Eccentric Audio Recording Devices
The BrandNewNoise 'Loopy Lou' Looks Straight Out of the Past
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18
Dedicated Pandemic Website Initiatives
Dedicated Pandemic Website Initiatives
Google is Building a Site for Coronavirus Information
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17
Cylindrical Stacking DJ Devices
Cylindrical Stacking DJ Devices
The Conceptual 'Stack' DJ Equipment is Highly Portable
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16
Wireless Weatherproof Security Cameras
Wireless Weatherproof Security Cameras
The TP-Link Kasa Spot Has an IP65 Rating for Outdoor Use
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15
Branded Automotive Podcasts
Branded Automotive Podcasts
Lexus Created a Six-Part Podcast Series with Malcolm Gladwell
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14
Adaptive Audio EQ Speakers
Adaptive Audio EQ Speakers
The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM Provides Just the Right Level of Feedback
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13
Virtual Gaming Events
Virtual Gaming Events
Facebook is Transitioning GDC into a Digital Event Amid the Coronavirus
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12
Motorcycle-Integrated Information Systems
Motorcycle-Integrated Information Systems
Harley-Davidson Announced Android Auto Compatibility
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11
Shareable GIF Beverage Campaigns
Shareable GIF Beverage Campaigns
Pepsi Launched a Giphy Campaign for Its Two New Beverage Flavors
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10
Chic Responsive Interface Speakers
Chic Responsive Interface Speakers
The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Speaker Comes in Two Colors
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9
Immersive Virtual Conferences
Immersive Virtual Conferences
HTC Pivoted Its Efforts to Host a VR XR Industry Conference
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8
Multi-Platform Off-Road Campaigns
Multi-Platform Off-Road Campaigns
Jeep is Launching a Campaign to Promote the Off-Road Community
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7
Efficient Visual Continuity Projectors
Efficient Visual Continuity Projectors
The Conceptual Tmall Genie Smart Projector is Stylish
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6
Productive Whiteboard Projectors
Productive Whiteboard Projectors
The 'GoTouch Beam' Interprets Writing on Any Surface
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5
Smartphone-Powered AR Shooter Games
Smartphone-Powered AR Shooter Games
The 'AR Warriors' Game Lets Participants Play Virtually
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4
Detachable Speaker Soundbars
Detachable Speaker Soundbars
The JBL Bar 9.1 Soundbar is Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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3
Luxury AR Shopping Images
Luxury AR Shopping Images
Burberry Partnered with Google to Provide Mobile AR Experiences
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2
Mobile Productivity Monitors
Mobile Productivity Monitors
The 'AirView' Wireless Touchscreen Monitor is Omni-Compatible
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1
Virtual Museum Experiences
Virtual Museum Experiences
Google Arts and Culture Boasts Over 500 Museums & Galleries Virtually
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