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Andy Meek

Trending News Reporter

Since 2015
Top Channel Entertainment
Articles 4,340

Bio

Andy Meek is a reporter based in Memphis who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.

Netflix subscribers

Millions are subscribing to Netflix during the coronavirus pandemic

April 15th, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has dragged on, one of everybody’s go-to entertainment options, while we’re all quarantined at home, is a Netflix binge session. Accordingly, analysts are expecting a big increase in the streamer’s subscriber base when Netflix reports its latest quarterly earnings next week. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Here’s a development everyone …

Food delivery

Instagram is helping restaurants deliver food and sell gift cards

April 15th, 2020

Scrolling through one’s Instagram feed is one way to find some distraction from the depressing coronavirus-related news headlines, but now the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has added a way users can also support small businesses that are struggling right now while they scroll. Businesses can now add stickers and buttons to their accounts that allow users …

Coronavirus sports

Dr. Fauci says there’s only one way sports can come back this year

April 15th, 2020

Everyone is trying to imagine what the post-coronavirus future will look like and just when exactly we can all enjoy some semblance of normal life again. While political leaders at the federal level in the Trump administration on down to the state and local levels work through the finer points of that reopening of the …

Coronavirus update

Rita Wilson describes the harsh physical toll of coronavirus

April 15th, 2020

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first celebrities to announce a positive coronavirus, having contracted the deadly COVID-19 virus in Australia where Hanks was shooting a film. In an interview with CBS This Morning, her first about the virus, Wilson explains the physical toll it took on the couple, as well …

Coronavirus San Francisco

49ers’ Super Bowl loss might have saved people from coronavirus

April 14th, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers loss to the Kansas City Chiefs during this year’s Super Bowl game back in February had an unintended consequence that’s actually connected to the COVID-19 coronavirus. San Francisco was just starting to see its first coronavirus cases back then, and it’s now believed that a massive championship parade in the city …

Apple Watch

Kit is Facebook’s experimental new messaging app for Apple Watch

April 14th, 2020

Apple Watch owners now have a new app that lets them keep in touch with their closest contacts via Facebook Messenger. It’s a new app called Kit, from an internal R&D team at Facebook. This is separate from Facebook’s Messenger app for Apple Watch and is meant to be a more dedicated space for users’ …

Apple phishing

iPhone owners are much more likely to be targeted by phishing scams

April 14th, 2020

Web phishing attacks are on the rise, and thanks to brand loyalty and especially iPhone fans, attempts to scam Apple consumers are among the most common brand-related phishing attempts. That’s according to a new report from Check Point Research, which finds that Apple was the brand most often the subject of web phishing attempts during …