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The 20 best TV shows on Freevee to binge watch

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Amazon Freevee is not just the place to watch movies for free you can’t find on its sister paid service Amazon Prime Video. It’s also the place to binge-watch some great television series as well. But what are the best TV shows on Freevee? The free streaming service has a pretty solid library of titles, ranging from classics of the 1960s to more modern shows.

We have picked 20 TV shows currently available on Freevee, and we think you will enjoy all of them. Most are older shows, but there are a few exclusive and original series to check out as well. You can access the service now and start watching.


Best TV shows on Freevee

Editor’s Note: We will update this list of the best  TV shows on Freevee as new series are added and others leave the service.

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Bosch: Legacy (2022-present)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
  • Main cast: Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers, Madison Lintz, Denise Sanchez, Stephen A. Chang
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Ratings: 8.5 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch is now a private investigator and is even taking cases from a former enemy attorney, Honey “Money” Chandler. Meanwhile, his daughter Maddie is now working as a rookie LAPD patrol officer. Both father and daughter will encounter each other while they investigate cases.

After several seasons on Amazon Prime Video, Bosch “ended” only to be reborn in this new series that’s exclusive to Freevee. The main difference is that Bosch’s daughter is now a major part of the cast and stories, but otherwise, if you enjoyed the original series, or just like adult crime dramas in general, you will like watching this series.

High School (2022-present)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Clea DuVall
  • Main cast: Railey Gilliland, Seazynn Gilliland, Cobie Smulders, Kyle Bornheimer, Esther McGregor
  • Genre: Teen Drama
  • Ratings: 7.7 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

In the 1990s, teenage twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin go to high school together. The teens are trying to find their own identities and discover they like writing and performing music.

This Freevee exclusive show is based on the memoir of the same name written by the musical duo Tegan and Sara. The show is perhaps one of the most realistic depictions of teenage life ever filmed, as the sisters discover not only their love of performing but also other aspects of life as well. Hopefully, we will get to see a second season of this show.

Leverage Redemption (2021-present)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Chris Downey, John Rogers
  • Main cast: Noah Wyle, Beth Riesgraf, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Aleyse Shannon
  • Genre: Crime drama
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

A group of former criminals who teamed up years ago to help people in trouble are back at it again. They have a new leader, but otherwise, their goal is the same as before; to take down rich criminals that prey on others.

The original Leverage (also available on Freevee) was a fun show with a modern Robin Hood “take from the rich to give to the poor” theme. The new series, which is exclusive to Freevee, keeps that same theme but with some more modern techniques and more modern wealthy evil people to take down.

Farscape (1999-2003)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 4
  • Creator:  Rockne S. O’Bannon
  • Main cast: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Jonathan Hardy, Lani John Tupu
  • Genre: Scifi
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

A US astronaut on a one-man space shuttle is suddenly transported from Earth orbit to somewhere else in the galaxy. He encounters a group of alien fugitives on board a living starship and joins up with them while also trying to figure out a way to get back home.

One of the greatest space-based scifi shows of all time, Farscape benefitted greatly from the puppet and makeup effects from the Jim Henson Workshop, which created some of the best aliens ever seen on screen. It also takes some twists and turns that make it even more binge-worthy. You can also watch the show’s concluding mini-series: Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, on Freevee.


Mad Men (2007-2013)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 7
  • Creator: Matthew Weiner
  • Main cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Ratings: 8.7 – IMDB / 94% – Rotten Tomatoes

Don Draper is a major advertising executive in New York City in the 1960s. He’s good at his job, but he also has to deal with his family, his co-workers and the changing times around him.

You would think a show about ad execs in the 1960s would be boring. However, creator Matthew Weiner turned that premise into a series that examines consumerism, sexism, the rise of feminism in the 1960, and more. The result is one of the best dramas ever made for TV.

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Columbo (1971-1979)

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Seasons: 7
  • Creator: Richard Levinson, William Link
  • Main cast: Peter Falk
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Lt. Columbo is a homicide detective for the LAPD. He may not be the best dresser, and he may seem to talk sometimes in tangents, but in the end, he’s very observant. He can take the clues in a murder scene to find the connections that point to the killer.

Over 50 years after the debut of this series, Columbo still ranks as one of the best murder mystery shows ever made. It combines the premise of seeing rich and wealthy people in LA committing murder and then seeing Columbo use his deductive powers and his talent for disarming his suspects to figure out how the murderer committed the crime. By the way, Freevee has all of the seasons of the classic Columbo run but not the TV movies revival that happened in the late 1980s-early 2000s.

The X-Files (1993-2018)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 11
  • Creator: Chris Carter
  • Main cast: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish
  • Genre: Scifi Horror
  • Ratings: 8.6 – IMDB / 74% – Rotten Tomatoes

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate strange and odd cases that have been put into the division’s “X-Files.” Along the way, the duo discovers all sorts of creatures, aliens, and odd humans and even finds a conspiracy to keep the existence of aliens from the general public.

While this show can vary wildly in quality, when it’s good, it’s very good indeed. The series takes a modern-day look at supernatural events and beings and combines it with an ongoing story of aliens, coverups, and more. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are perfectly matched as the scientific skeptic Scully, and the open-to-anything Mulder.

Fringe (2008-2013)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
  • Main cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown
  • Genre: Scifi Horror
  • Ratings: 8.4 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

An FBI agent is teamed up with a discredited scientist and his son. The trio are asked to investigate odd occurrences that seem to involve fringe science. These cases take the team to some very unexpected places.

This is, in many ways, a spiritual successor to The X-Files. Both shows have teams that look into cases that cannot be explained immediately. The shows differ in that Fringe is more interested in characters than its cases, plus some plot twists that even The X-Files never attempted.

Project Blue Book (2019-2020)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Steven Spielberg
  • Main cast: Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Neal McDonough, Michael Harney, Laura Mennell
  • Genre: Historical drama/Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 7,6 – IMDB / 67% – Rotten Tomatoes

In the early 1960s, the US Air Force recruits scientist Dr. J. Allen Hynek to look into the many reports by US citizens of unidentified flying objects. However, his investigations sometimes reveal some real-world conspiracies as well.

Believe it or not, this show is based loosely on the real Project Blue Book UFO investigations by the Air Force. Most of the episodes are also based in part on UFO reports from that era. The result is a show that has more of an authentic feel to it compared to other shows like The X-Files.

Lost (2004-2010)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 6
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof
  • Main cast: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson, Jeff Fahey
  • Genre: Scifi
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 96% – Rotten Tomatoes

A passenger jet crashes on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. That would be bad enough for the plane’s handful of survivors. However, they will soon learn that their adventure has just begun.

Lost’s twisty plotlines and its varied cast of characters made this show appointment viewing for many when it was first on the air. Now anyone can watch it free on Freevee and get caught up with the black smoke, the Dharma Initiative, and more.

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The Rockford Files (1974-1980)

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Seasons: 6
  • Creator: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins
  • Main cast: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Gretchen Corbett, Stuart Margolin
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Ratings: 8.2 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Jim Rockford is an ex-con who went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s working as a private investigator in Los Angeles, frequently taking on cases that the LAPD has marked closed.

Along with Columbo, this series was one of the best dramas of the 1970s. James Garner’s portrayal of Rockford is both tough and tender, and the show has a lot of humor mixed in with some crime and detective action.

Batman (1966-1968)

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Seasons: 3
  • Creator:  Lorenzo Semple Jr., William Dozier
  • Main cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Neil Hamilton, Alan Napier, Madge Blake
  • Genre: Superhero Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.5 – IMDB / 72% – Rotten Tomatoes

Gotham City millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson are secretly the crime-fighting superhero duo of Batman and Robin. They protect Gotham City from a ton of colorful supervillains with their brilliant minds, their many gadgets (including the Batmobile), and a lot of fisticuffs.

This adaptation of the DC Comics characters combined action and crime-fighting for the kids with some comedy and satire for the adults. The result is a show that’s much better than you might remember, with some help with some great performances from Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo, and a host of guest star actors playing both established and new Batman villains.

Ready to watch? You can find the TV show right here on Freevee.

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Night Court (1984-1992)

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  • Rating: PG
  • Seasons: 9
  • Creator: Reinhold Weege
  • Main cast: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Markie Post, Charles Robinson
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.7 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Judge Harry T. Stone brings his fun-loving personality to a New York City night court. In addition to all of the odd and strange cases that he has to make decisions for, Judge Stone also has to deal with his staff and his regular slate of attorneys, who can sometimes be as wacky as the people who come into his courtroom.

If you have never seen the original Night Court, what are you waiting on? This workplace courtroom comedy has consistent laughs and great characters that you actually care about.

Alias (2001-2006)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams
  • Main cast: Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman
  • Genre: Spy action
  • Ratings: 7.6 – IMDB / 86% – Rotten Tomatoes

Young Sydney Bristow thinks she’s been recruited by the US government to work for a super secret division of the CIA. She soon learns the organization is, in fact, evil and working against the US. With the help of her father, Sydney agrees to become a double agent for the CIA to bring down this group.

Jennifer Garner became a major star with this series. Her portrayal of Sydney Bristow makes this outrageous premise believable to the audience, she also can take out the bad guys physically if she has to with some excellent fight and action set pieces. There are also some big twists and turns in  the five seasons of this show.

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)

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Episode: A Word a Day, February 2, 1962
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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: Carl Reiner
  • Main cast: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 8.4 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Rob Petrie gets hired to be a writer for the Alan Brady Show. When he’s not in the show’s writers’ room, he’s at home with his wife Laura and son Ritchie where they all get into interesting situations.

This is truly one of the best sitcoms of all time and is highly influential even today. WandaVision’s use of the show, both directly and indirectly, has made many folks want to see the original series out. They will find some great gags and writing, plus perfect performances from Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, and the rest of the cast.

Weeds (2005-2012)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 8
  • Creator: Jenji Kohan
  • Main cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk, Alexander Gould, Hunter Parrish
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.9 – IMDB / 70% – Rotten Tomatoes

Nancy Botwin is a recently widowed single mother with two kids to raise in a suburb of Los Angeles. In order to keep their high-end middle-class lifestyle, she starts selling marijuana and slowly becomes a hardened criminal.

Before Breaking Bad, there was Weeds. While this show is very much a comedy, it also deals with a person who feels they have to sell drugs to get money to help support their family. Mary-Louise Parker is terrific as the soccer money turned weed dealer, who soon realizes she is way too deep in this business to quit without serious consequences.

Murder She Wrote (1984-1996)

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Creator: 12
  • Director: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link
  • Main cast: Angela Lansbury
  • Genre: Mystery drama
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Widowed Jessica Fletcher lives in Cabot Cove, Maine, where she makes a living writing mystery novels. Unfortunately, she seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time as she is constantly getting involved in murder investigations. Thankfully, she always seems to have the smarts to solve it.

This show may not be as good as Columbo (despite being co-created by that show’s creators), but it is constantly entertaining. Angela Lansbury makes this role her own, and every episode has at least one or more memorable actors as guest stars, or sometimes even future stars.

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Highlander (1992-1998)

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  • Rating: PG-14
  • Creator: 6
  • Director: Gregory Widen
  • Main cast: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Elizabeth Gracen, Peter Wingfield
  • Genre: Action
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

Duncan MacLeod is immortal, like his relative Connor MacLeod. Duncan has lived hundreds of years, and in the present day, he has to face the few remaining immortals in occasional sword combat, where each tries to slice the other’s head off. In the end, there can be only one.

Here is a rare example of a TV series based on a movie that actually surpassed the film. This “alternative” continuation of the events in the Highlander movie gets started with the “kill the immortal of the week” formula, but it quickly turns into exploring the mythology of not only this immortal human race but their effects on ordinary mortals.

Space: 1999 (1975-1977)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson
  • Main cast: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate
  • Genre: Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 7.3 – IMDB / 66% – Rotten Tomatoes

The moon gets blasted out of Earth’s orbit thanks to the constant dumping of nuclear waste by the people of Earth. The crew members that inhabit Moonbase Alpha are now on a planetary body that is out of control, going into deep space and encountering all sorts of alien threats.

This show has a rather ludicrous premise, but it still has a lot of cool sci-fi storylines, not to mention some great model and visual effects work that still holds up today. Be warned: the second season is practically a different show, as it is more of an action-adventure series compared to the more serious sci-fi themes of the first season. However, both seasons still have their charms.

The Prisoner (1967-1968)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Patrick McGoohan
  • Main cast: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat
  • Genre: Spy/Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 8.5 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

A secret agent suddenly resigns from his organization, but then he’s kidnapped and taken to a location known as The Village. Given the designation Number 6, the agent keeps fighting the people behind the village, who want to know exactly why he resigned.

This is not only one of the best TV shows on Freevee, but one of the greater TV series of all time, period. Patrick McGoohan’s creation, and his portrayal of Number 6, still resonate today, with themes of privacy, individuality, politics, and more coming to the surface. It also has one of best TV theme songs of all time.

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Smartphone scams are dead – Android Authority

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Ten years ago, the 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 was a technological marvel. Android phones had only been around for a few years at that point, and it seemed like the Galaxy S4 could do a lot despite its small size. As consumers, we were delighted. So much so, that to this day the Galaxy S4 remains the best-selling Android phone of all time, with over 80 million units sold.

However, that was ten years ago – an eternity in the tech world. Things have changed dramatically since then. The smartphone tricks we saw in the Galaxy S4 — like the Smart Scroll, which let you scroll the contents of your screen by moving your head up or down — would be completely ridiculous to see in a 2023 phone.

Today, smartphones are ubiquitous gadgets, not technical marvels. Consumers are using their phones more than ever before, yes, but that has faded the shine. Modern smartphone buyers don’t want gimmicks. They want a phone that fixes the basics and hides in the background.

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In 2023, if a smartphone manufacturer thinks that some cool new trick will be the backbone that sells its phones, it will be in a world of disappointment. Not only will consumers care, but investing in research and development for this trick could do more harm than good.

What are the tricks of the smartphone?

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The term “gimmick” can be used broadly. In general, when it comes to smartphones, we think of gimmicks as features that are only applicable to very specific situations, appeal to a limited subset of users, or offer no real value (or some combination thereof).

One of history’s most egregious examples of smartphone scams was the Soli radar system in the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Soli was a set of front-facing radar sensors that could track your hand movements. They let you do things like pause the music simply by waving your hand near the screen. While Soli performed as advertised, consumers simply didn’t care, and the Pixel 4 series was the biggest failure in Pixel history.

If your star phone feature only appeals to a few people, it’s probably a gimmick.

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A more recent example came with the OnePlus 10 Pro last year. This phone was equipped with an ultra-high resolution camera with a field of view of 150 degrees. This was essentially a fish-eye lens, creating highly distorted images that looked unreal. Although software trickery helped fix images in post-processing, critics and consumers alike saw no need for such a bizarre lens. OnePlus eliminated the lens on this year’s OnePlus 10T and OnePlus 11.

Here are some other smartphone tricks we’ve seen:

  • foreign matter: OnePlus recently announced the Jupiter Rock Edition of the OnePlus 11. It has a back that is basically made of rock. Who asked for this?
  • Macro lenses: While a great telephoto lens can be an interesting addition to a solid lens collection, most of the time that’s not the case. Often, OEMs will throw in cheap 2MP macro lenses to make a phone look more premium than it is. In other words, the thought process is that more lenses = better cameras, which consumers are no longer fooled by.
  • Super fast charging: While it’s crazy to see 240W charging speeds on a smartphone (that’s fast enough to charge from empty to full in about ten minutes), who really needs that? These speeds are also said to be detrimental to the health of the battery, thus shortening the life of your phone.
  • Cooling systems: Lenovo Legion Duel 2 – a gaming phone – had a cooling fan built into it. While this is practical for a phone designed for gamers, it also made the phone unwieldy, prevented an IP rating, and made wireless charging impossible. It solved one problem at the expense of basic smartphone features. Likewise, OnePlus’ latest concept phone has a liquid cooling system that didn’t even work.

These gimmicks don’t help sell phones because they don’t give us what we really want: a great overall experience.

But what about phones in specific niches, like rugged phones? Is the rugged phone a gimmick? I’d argue it isn’t, but they also don’t sell in the numbers we’d see with something like the Galaxy S series. These phones exist for specific purposes for a specific consumer, so they get a special pass.

The current smartphone successes are all the evidence you need

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We know why smartphone manufacturers invest in these kinds of tricks. They obviously think they’ll help sell the phones or, at the very least, help their products stand out from the crowd. This is an odd strategy because the most successful phones tend to be relatively gimmick-free.

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Here in the US, the iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone. For the first time ever, Apple has more than 50% of the market in the US, leaving the other half to Android OEMs (mostly Samsung). The iPhone doesn’t have a lot of tricks. One could argue that Dynamic Island is a gimmick, but it’s one that consumers seem to enjoy, so it doesn’t really count.

Unsurprisingly, the most successful phones are also some of the most gimmick-free.

In second place, Samsung’s Galaxy S series also stands out as being gimmick-free. The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s S Pen may be a bit gimmicky for some. However, it’s also incredibly popular and a calling card for a premium Galaxy experience, so we’ll be happy to let this feature slip. Despite this, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are pretty boring with how functional and no-nonsense they are. And guess what? The Galaxy S23 line is selling better than the Galaxy S22 line.

Of course, we can’t forget about Google’s pixel font. The Google Pixel 7 Pro doesn’t have any weird tricks up its sleeve, and was voted the best Android phone of 2022 by both Android Authority And our readers. It’s interesting that when Google gave up the tricks, it ended up selling more phones than ever before.

Obviously, phones can reach consumers without gimmicks. However, Dynamic Island and the S Pen show that there is still room for fun and doing things differently.

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However, phones can still be fun

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We’ve already discussed plenty of examples of stupid smartphone tricks that get in the way of a good experience. However, some tricks work.

Take Nothing Phone 1, for example. The lights on the back of the device — officially known as The Glyph — appear to be a ridiculous gimmick. Once you use the phone, you will realize that it is actually an Android smartphone with a strange light show added. In other words, The Glyph can be ignored, and you’ll still get a great Android experience with a very fair cost-to-value ratio.

I’m not against the trick. There is plenty of room for fun features.

This is a great example of how doing tricks properly can be beneficial. Nothing crammed into The Glyph comes at the expense of wireless charging, a premium feel, or a decent camera system. Use the trick as a light garnish on top of a satisfying meal. It’s a beautiful detail that highlights an already well-done dish.

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Google’s Magic Eraser is another example of a gimmick that works. With the Pixel’s camera experience already being one of the best (if not the best) phone camera experiences available, the Magic Eraser feature exists as a useful tool for people looking to fix otherwise great photos. It was not Need Magic Eraser, but it’s practical and fun when you want it to be.

That’s all to say that smartphones don’t need to be boring. There’s plenty of room for fun gimmicks, cool aesthetics, and thought-provoking twists. But gimmicks can’t be the phone’s selling point. They must be side players.

OEMs will need to shift focus — or dump

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Remember Lenovo Legion Duel 2, the phone with an integrated cooling system? Unfortunately, this trick didn’t work out very well for Lenovo. Recently, the company confirmed this Android Authority He shut down the Legion’s smartphone arm.

We’ve also mentioned OnePlus several times in this article. This company is not doing well either. There is a rumor that it could pull out along with sister brand OPPO from the European market either this year or in 2024. OnePlus has lost all carrier partnerships in the US, and its latest flagship — the OnePlus 11 — hasn’t gotten strong reviews. Again, tricks don’t seem to have helped here.

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This all supports my central argument: scams don’t sell phones. We’ve settled on wanting phones that excel at the essentials: battery life, camera, screen, usability, performance, and so on. I could also argue that design is just as important here, though it’s more subjective than something like battery life. What doesn’t matter are the extra lenses, radar systems, cooling fans, rock-solid backboards, and all the other tricks we’ve seen.

Companies that are stuck in 2013 and think cool gimmicks will sell a lot of phones will need to wake up from that dream sooner rather than later. Apple and Samsung eat your lunch and do so without relying on gimmicks. Make your phones awesome at a competitive price and we’ll buy it. Simply.

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All of my favorite games this year are old

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I also installed the original version Final Fantasy, the game that debuted when I was three years old, on Sony’s most advanced console yet, I came to a realization: everything I played this year was outdated. Between remakes, new releases, and vintage collections, there’s been a flood of nostalgia. I personally welcomed it.

These kinds of releases aren’t new, of course. What was different during the early months was the huge amount of classic releases. Two of the biggest movies so far this year – dead space And Resident Evil 4 – is a remake of titles from more than a decade ago. Both are slick, slick updates that don’t look out of place among recent big-budget releases, but part of what makes them so attractive is how straightforward they are. There are no open worlds filled with endless quests or live service items to keep you coming back. And most of these design decisions date back to their ages, as these games were made at a completely different time with very different expectations. In my review of Resident Evil 4 A remake, I called it “a video game like this,” and I meant that as a compliment.

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But they can also be a lot of work, frequently setting in to be all-consuming experiences that keep you hooked and never let go. Oh I love Fortnite Like everyone else, but that’s not all I want from my video games. Whether it is as complicated as RE4 Or simply put a scene from the opera Final Fantasy VI On my PS5, these games have returned a simplicity and focus I often find missing from their modern contemporaries. vampire And Final Fantasy They are very different experiences, but they give me the same feeling of a whole solo journey that I’m supposed to play through from start to finish. Same goes for the other old games I’ve been playing.

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Playing—and in many cases, replaying—these games was an exercise in reminding myself of what could be so great about a medium. The largest modern versions tend to imitate each other to the point where they are almost indistinguishable from one another. That’s what makes a lot of indie releases so exciting, and likewise, what keeps me coming back for all these new releases of old games — so it’s good to me that this trend shows no sign of stopping.

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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell leaves Comcast due to ‘improper conduct’

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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell will leave Comcast, effective immediately. The telecom giant made the surprising announcement in a brief press release Released on Sunday. After an investigation prompted by a complaint of improper conduct, Comcast says it has reached a “joint” decision with Shell that he should resign from his position.

“Today is my last day as CEO of NBCUniversal. I had an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the company, which I deeply regret,” Shell said in a joint statement. “I am really sorry that I left my colleagues at Comcast and NBCUniversal, they are the most talented people in this field and the opportunity to work with them over the past 19 years has been a privilege.”

Comcast has not named a successor to Shell. in a note obtained diverseComcast CEO Brian Roberts and President Mike Kavanagh told employees they were “disappointed” to share the news. “We built this company on a culture of integrity. Nothing is more important than how we treat each other. You must count on your leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace,” they wrote. “When our principles and policies are violated, we will always move quickly to take appropriate action, as we have done here.”

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Shell joined Comcast in 2004. He became CEO of NBCUniversal in 2020. That same year, he oversaw the launch of Peacock. Shell leaves NBCUniversal without making the streaming service profitable. At the beginning of the year, Comcast told investors that it had done so Added five million paid subscribers During the last three months of 2022. However, over the same period, the company lost nearly $1 billion while operating the service.

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