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Do you want to know why Google forked over a whopping $1.65 billion in stock to acquire YouTube a little over five years ago? It's because the sultan of search recognized back then that YouTube had the potential to be more than just a hub for crappy quality home videos. Either Google was right, or YouTube viewers simply don't care about quality.... Read more...
Months after unveiling its TWC TV app for iPad and weeks hence from bringing a non-streaming version of it (“My TWC”) to Android smartphones and tablets, Time Warner Cable announced that TWC TV is now available on the iPhone, as well. iPhone users who also have broadband Internet in the home can use the app to stream live TV to... Read more...
I'm fully aware of the oxymoron in the title, because after all, how can a single stream be concurrent? It can't, and that's exactly my point. Netflix got itself in a bit of hot water a few months ago when subscribers reported the streaming service was tightening the reigns on the number of concurrent streams... Read more...
If there's one thing that's abundantly clear, it's this: streaming media isn't going the way of the dodo anytime soon. Western Digital has just added thousands of new HD movies for WD TV customers, not to mention a remote control app for Apple and Android mobile devices. In other words, your WD TV remote just got... Read more...
The Walmart-owned VUDU movie rental service is making big strides in the home entertainment realm, as they've just launched on Xbox 360. That's a super major platform to launch on, no doubt. Xbox LIVE customers can now shop VUDU's library using new, interactive features such as voice search, voice control and Kinect gesture commands to rent... Read more...
Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is six years old. The Nintendo Wii is five years old, and so is the Sony PlayStation 3. All three are due for an overhaul (can you imagine gaming on a PC that's half a decade old, or more?), and while they're still popular gaming platforms, consoles are really starting to shine as streaming media centers. According... Read more...
Shares of Netflix rose by more than 6 percent on Monday after a trade publication reported Verizon was kicking around the idea of acquiring the streaming service. The publication -- Deal Reporter -- didn't reveal its sources, but was very clear about Verizon wanting to get into the streaming sector, and that buying... Read more...
Spotify officially has its game face on. The spunky streaming service that seemingly took forever to land on U.S. shores is not only here (that's old news now), but it now has apps! The new Spotify Platform gives third party developers the chance to build creative and awesome music-based apps, propelling Spotify up a level in the process.... Read more...
For those who celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, this is the time of year to reflect and give thanks for your good fortune, whether it be friends and family, or actual fortune like pirate gold and a winning lottery ticket. In a blog post this week, Spotify said it had 2.5 million reasons to be thankful (and wisely chose not to list each one... Read more...
If your plans for this holiday weekend include watching a movie with loved ones, you may not have to go far to find a hit movie that the whole family can enjoy. Thanks to a new partnership between Disney and YouTube, you can now rent titles through the Google-owned streaming service. The first of hundreds of Disney... Read more...
Roku's hardware expansion efforts have been duly noted, but now they're looking to follow in the footsteps of Netflix and spread their wings into international markets. The company's streaming platform is now making a beeline outside of America, as the company expects that consumers in the United Kingdom and Canada will be able to purchase... Read more...
Netflix is inching closer and closer to UK domination. Aiming to compete with Lovefilm in an area which is already served quite extensively, Netflix has signed on with Lionsgate UK to announce a multi-year, premium pay-TV window agreement in the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning in early 2012. It'll make Netflix... Read more...
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie later this week, because on November 16th, Google is expected to officially launch its Google Music service to the public. As of right now, the service is in beta and, like many of Google's beta projects, you need an invite to party. But that's set to change, or so that seems to be the consensus... Read more...
Wireless 3D streaming. Is it a myth? A dream? A reality-to-be? IOGEAR is hoping to make a few dreams come true with their latest kit, a video streaming apparatus that wirelessly transmits 1080p HD / 3D video content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet, through standard walls. The Wireless 3D Digital Kit (GW3DHDKIT), which reduces cable clutter... Read more...
Roku users should listen up: HBO GO is a GO. If you're an HBO GO subscriber, and you also own a Roku box, you can now get unlimited access to over 1,400 of your favorite HBO shows, including HBO original series, hit movies, sports, comedy specials–plus bonus features, and more. It's probably just one of many streaming deals to land in... Read more...
And, well, that's that. First off the block, then on the block, and now off again. The drama that has surrounded Hulu in recent months came to an abrupt end this past week, as the company decided to "terminate the sale process" before it was ever truly near its logical completion. The following is a joint statement... Read more...
Boxee has long since been a favorite amongst HTPC owners, and Spotify has been catching more buzz than a next-gen iPhone over the past few months. Put 'em together, and you're bound to get people talking. And turns out, that's exactly what Boxee and Spotify have accomplished. The two have teamed up "at least," with Boxee being the latest place... Read more...
Another Roku? How about a purple one?! Roku just announced a new $50 model, the purple-hued LT model. In conjunction, the company announced that HBO GO would be launching on the Roku platform, bringing 1400 HBO titles to streaming. We're told that it'll include every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, and... Read more...
CinemaNow may not have the same ring to it as "Netflix," but now that Intel's involved, might you be paying closer attention? That's right -- CinemaNow, Best Buy's digital entertainment service, and Intel Corporationare teaming up, and for the first time, the former will be able to offer 1080p HD movies for rental and... Read more...
Roku, Popcorn Hour, Amazon -- who in the world do you choose these days? Streaming options are boundless, it seems, and Western Digital is dead-set on continuing to be a player in the industry. The company's new WD TV media player family is this week expanding by one, with the introduction of the WD TV Live streaming... Read more...
Spotify just keeps getting bigger and bigger. As streaming media becomes the norm (and the expectation), more and more users are flocking to all-you-can-listen services such as Spotify. Despite only arriving in America months back, the service is already grabbing a ton of traction here and they're about to make an even bigger splash. Before,... Read more...
In April, Dish Network acquired Blockbuster. Since then, there has been plenty of speculation as to what Dish would do with Blockbuster and its assets. We already know Dish will keep 600 Blockbuster stores open, and now we're learning of other possible plans. Word has it that Dish Network is planning to roll out a streaming service using the... Read more...
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