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Cricket recently made Muve Music service available to new Cricket markets across the nation. With the new additions, Muve Music is now available to 85 percent of the company's customers. For $55 per month, Muve Music provides unlimited voice, text, Web, video, unlimited music downloads to the mobile phone, and more. The new Muve Music markets... Read more...
Companies are still trying to sort out this whole living in the cloud thing and how it fits in with their business plans, but in the meantime, there's an immediate benefit to home users: Streaming music. We're not talking about online radio stations or services like Pandora, but YOUR music, stored in the cloud, and accessible from wherever... Read more...
When it comes to making it "big," hardly anything says "big" quite like making it onto Best Buy shelves. That's easily the most recognizable name when it comes to selling electronics, and now, Roku is making that leap. The company has already made a large splash in the online scene, with their players being some of the most highly-regarded... Read more...
Apple's AirPlay service has really taken of, and it looks like it may continue to do so in a slightly different way. While the service has been mostly used for audio streaming, and exclusively so in partner devices, there are new rumors that Apple may give partner companies the ability to add video streaming. It's reported that Apple's partner... Read more...
If you were unable to access your Netflix streaming service last night, don't feel bad, you weren't being singled out by a higher power. Instead, Netflix suffered yet another service outage on Tuesday night, this latest one lasting roughly four hours, according to reports. "Netflix is up and on as usual," Netflix spokesman Steve Swasey said... Read more...
Netflix may have started off as a DVD rental-by-mail business, but the company has since evolved into a dominant streaming service. And when we say dominant, we mean that six out of every 10 digital movies streamed originate from Netflix, according to figures by NPD Group's VideoWatch Digital tracking service. "Sales... Read more...
Well, that was quick! Just a couple of days after reports started flooding out that Time Warner Cable would be introducing a live streaming application for the iPad, that very application has now launched. It's called TWCable TV, and for now, it's exclusive to iPad. It's a free app for those who subscribe to TWC's high-speed Internet and pay-TV... Read more...
We honestly have never had an issue with Netflix's legacy library. It's the new release library that is oftentimes a disappointment. It's tough for rental companies like Netflix to nab discs early, particularly with movie studios quietly rebelling against these cheap alternatives to buying a movie on disc. But some hardcore independent film... Read more...
You might say that the world simply doesn't need another media streaming device. And you could be right. But could we use another streaming device that actually does something different and unique? Yeah, we could get into that. JetStream HD might be that device. Rather than being a software solution, this is actually a software + hardware... Read more...
If it's not Apple, it's Google clogging up the rumor mill pipeline. Recently, the search giant has been at the center of rumors that they could be launching a new music service to compete with iTunes, and now, The New York Post is reporting that Google may be considering the opening of a YouTube subscription-based... Read more...
We knew there was the possibility that Amazon was looking into a Netflix-style streaming service to accompany its Prime membership option. Now, the online retailer has officially confirmed the service. With a paid subscription to Amazon Prime (which costs $79 per year), users will get the ability to stream unlimited, commercial-free content.... Read more...
Free flowing bandwidth; it's an enabler. There was a time when no one had cable modems or DSL lines. Remember that? Alright, fair enough, neither do we. Regardless, having a 10Mb+ data connection to your domicile is a thing of beauty, because there's obviously so much you can do with it. The question becomes not so much what the cable or telecom... Read more...
Free flowing bandwidth; it's an enabler.  There was a time when no one had cable modems or DSL lines. Remember that?  Alright, fair enough, neither do we.  Regardless, having a 10Mb+ data connection to your domicile is a thing of beauty, because there's obviously so much you can do with it.  The question becomes... Read more...
If you're in the mood for streaming content, but you don't feel like making your way over to the sofa, there may be good news in your future. And by future, we're talking about right now! PlayOn, which is home to an app by the same name, is coming to Android 2.2 and higher. It's already streaming loads of content to Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Google... Read more...
Ready for battle? Redbox is, but who knows if Netflix is geared up as well. The rumors have been swirling for months now, and the Los Angeles Times is now reporting that Redbox could be preparing itself for a serious showdown with Netflix in the streaming arena. Currently, Redbox only has rental kiosks. The... Read more...
It's been a long time coming! One of the biggest, if not the biggest, requests for the Boxee Box has been the inclusion of Netflix support. The Box has seen some amazing success, but without Netflix, it has lagged behind Roku's boxes and the Apple TV, among others. Finally, after a long wait, the issues have been worked out and support has... Read more...
Lovefilm sure is getting a lot of play these days. Basically, that's the UK version of Netflix, and just like Netflix is growing over in the States, Lovefilm is getting lots of traffic overseas. Companies are starting to take notice of that growth, and just as Netflix support slowly seeped into set-top boxes, game consoles and Blu-ray players... Read more...
Let's be real here, trying to take on Netflix in the streaming media space is like, well, trying to take on Netflix in the streaming space. It's hard to imagine an upstart coming in and dethroning Netflix's growing business, but what about Amazon? No one in their right mind would describe Amazon as a Johnny Come Lately, and with the recent... Read more...
Oh the horror! The inhumanity! The injustice! Say it isn't so! What are we bellyaching about? Not much, really, but plenty of Netflix users are none too happy with the online DVD rental streaming service's decision to remove the 'Add to DVD Queue' from streaming devices. "We're doing this so we can concentrate on offering you the titles that... Read more...
2011 is still poised to be a breakout year for tablets and small mobile PCs, particularly with AMD's Fusion platform being launched alongside Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs. But there's still another category that might just explode this year: wireless HD streaming. For years, companies have been working to perfect... Read more...
Warpia announced StreamHD, a device that lets you stream media from a laptop to a TV in true 1080p resolution. With the StreamHD, you can share video, pictures, movies, presentations, and more from your laptop wirelessly with your HDTV. The StreamHD supports a range of 30 feet (line-of-site). If your home theater system has optical inputs,... Read more...
Remember WebTV from years and years ago? It's sort of funny that people once made fun of that idea, and now having internet on your television seems to be all the rage. Google TV is hot to trot about it, and just about every high-end HDTV on the market today supports some form of connectivity. Now, iGUGU is hoping to follow suit and jump back... Read more...
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