Items tagged with Streaming

Most companies, when caught removing something from a game box that the publisher meant to put there, might express shame or at least pretend it was an accident. Not GameStop. Yesterday, news broke that the massive retailer had given orders to open all copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and remove the coupon for a... Read more...
It took Spotify roughly 3 billion years to finally expand its service to the United States (the actual number is far less, it just feels like it took that long), and now that it has, should other streaming services be scared? That depends on how much stock you put into preliminary numbers from unconfirmed sources... Read more...
Let the media wars begin! With iTunes firmly in the lead on the music front, the race is wide open when it comes to streaming media. There are Netflix, Hulu, Boxee, Amazon and countless others, all gunning to be your at-home favorite when it comes to streaming entertainment (and of course Redbox, but they certainly haven't divulged any real... Read more...
Spotify doesn't yet have rival streaming music services shaking in their boots, but give it time and that could very well change. Having now (and at long last ) officially launched in the United States, Spotify has been able to attract more than 70,000 paying subscribers in a little more than one week. That's... Read more...
Does physical media really have a future? The world seems to be rapidly moving away from discs and DVDs, and streaming media is swooping in to take their place. Orb Networks has just launched a service that can provide free streaming of premium online TV shows, sports, movies, and more. The new offering... Read more...
Not getting enough news in your day? With a 24/7 news cycle spinning around these days, there are plenty of options for learning about the goings-on in any locale. For those that can't get their CNN fix in enough ways, however, the company has announced that it will be the first news network to stream 24-hour coverage... Read more...
Is Netflix about to make their next major international leap? Recently, the streaming service expanded from their U.S. roots and hit up Canada and Latin America. But as James Bond would say, the world isn't enough. And North American isn't enough for Netflix, according to a new report over at Variety. Reportedly, Netflix is gearing up to launch... Read more...
Netflix is in the business of making money, not friends, and it's a good thing too. If Netflix were trying to make friends, it would be safe to say the hybrid DVD-by-mail rental / streaming service failed miserably when it jacked up prices by as much as 60 percent earlier this week. News of the updated pricing tiers... Read more...
Sony will release a new PS3 SKU in the near future, but the upcoming console revision will remove a current feature. According to a leaked (but confirmed) memo, the new "K" series PS3 will no longer output Blu-ray HD video over anything but HDMI. All previous PS3 consoles have been capable of outputting all 1080P content over component out.... Read more...
Netflix unveiled major changes to its pricing plan today, much to the dismay and disgust of the company's customers. Up until now, Netflix has offered a $7.99 unlimited streaming plan with a $2/month DVD plan available as an add-on. As of now, Netflix will offer two separate plans, one for DVDs and another for streaming. The company's blog... Read more...
iCloud, Google Music, Rhapsody -- where to turn? There seems to be a sudden influx in cloud-based music storage and streaming services, and while we aren't complaining about the competition, it's getting tougher to weed through and figure out what's actually worth honing in on. Amazon has just announced a major blow to Apple and Google efforts,... Read more...
Spotify is coming to the place that seems to want it most: America. After taking Europe by storm, the music streaming application has finally slid the necessary pieces into place to launch in the United States. Reportedly, disagreements with labels kept it from becoming available in the U.S., but it looks like those kinks are ironed out at... Read more...
As more and more wireless carriers impose caps on data plans, customers are becoming increasingly aware of how much data they are consuming on their mobile devices. Recognizing that streaming video can quickly gobble up one’s monthly allotment, Netflix is working to help users with a new feature that lets you... Read more...
Live streaming throughout the whole house? It's not a pipe dream, it's a reality. Between the Slingbox, modern day DVRs and home networking solutions, streaming music and video around the house has been possible via a variety of methods. But if you asked someone if anything like this was "easy," well, they'd probably confess that it's not.... Read more...
Performing certain actions will get you sent to the 'Big House' no matter where you live. Taking another person's life, for example. Robbing a bank. Stampeding across town in a drunken stupor without your clothes on at three o'clock in the afternoon (trust us on this one). But in Tennessee, you could be locked up for... Read more...
Looking to expand your home network? Love streaming media? You're in luck. D-Link has just announced their new Wireless N Dual Band MediaBridge, also known as the DAP-1513. The device is meant to bridge a wireless signal from either a 2.4GHz o a 5GHz network quicky and easily, enabling consumers to expand their wireless home network by connecting... Read more...
We'll admit it, the Internet's a better place because of YouTube, the online video sharing site acquired by Google in 2006 for a cool $1.65 billion. YouTube, which turns six today, has its flaws -- what six-year-old doesn't? -- but for the most part, we still find ourselves watching the occasional video. We're far from alone. In celebration... Read more...
Elgato's doing it again. The company, which tends to focus on video-related gear for Mac users, has just released a dual network tuner that enables users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. The HDHomeRun box connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly streams live television in full HD to any... Read more...
The long-awaited Netflix app for Android is finally available. Unfortunately, all Android users won’t be able to take advantage of the app. You see, as of right now, the app will only run on the following five phones: HTC Incredible with Android 2.2, HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3, HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2, HTC G2 with Android... Read more...
A new service known as Mundu TV recently launched that will let you view live and archived TV and other video content from a range of mobile devices including your phone, netbook, laptop, and more. With Mundu TV, you’ll be able to watch prime-time TV and movie content from top channels in a variety of genres. Perhaps one of the more... Read more...
Clouds and streaming seem to be everywhere these days, and in a lot of cases, the two overlap. Liquid Compass may not be a totally familiar name, but with the explosion in growth when it comes to cloud streaming, we're guessing they'll be more well known soon. The company currently provides streaming services to the radio industry, and they've... Read more...
Life is good for Netflix, the video rental and streaming service that is now bigger than Comcast, at least if we go by the numbers. According to Netflix's latest earnings report, the company now boasts 23.6 million subscribers around the globe. That's more than Comcast, which just so happens to be the biggest cable operator in the U.S. For... Read more...
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