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Google Drive Android App Gets Video Streaming Google Drive Android App Gets Video Streaming

Google has launched an update to the Google Drive app for Android. The biggest new feature is support for streaming video files. You must be using Honeycomb or greater to access the feature, but the ability to stream video files …

New YouTube App Comes to PlayStation 3 in Europe New YouTube App Comes to PlayStation 3 in Europe

Sony today announced that PlayStation 3 owners in Europe will finally be getting the newly redesigned YouTube app. The redesign emphasizes subscriptions and search. From the PlayStation blog post: You might have watched YouTube on PS3 before, but get ready …

TwitchTV to Offer Expensive Ad-Free Subscription

One of the most frustrating experiences while watching an eSports event online is dropping a stream and having to reload and sit through another commercial while the action continues. TwitchTV, the most popular video game streaming service, has heard customer …

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gets Twitch Streaming
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TwitchTV, the popular video gaming streaming website, today announced that players will soon be able to stream their Call of Duty: Black Ops II gameplay directly to their Twitch channel using the in-game streaming option. The feature is available today …

Amazon Instant Video Hits Wii Consoles Amazon Instant Video Hits Wii Consoles
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Better late than never. Nintendo of America today announced that Amazon Instant Video is now available for the original Wii console. The service has been available for the Wii U since late 2012, just before that console’s TVii service came …

Redbox Instant’s Early Streaming Selection Doesn’t Hold Up to Netflix Redbox Instant’s Early Streaming Selection Doesn’t Hold Up to Netflix
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It’s a given that streaming services aren’t very good when they begin. Netflix’s Watch Instantly service was filled with obscure programming for at least a year before deals were made to provide subscribers with decent content. So, it’s no surprise …

Hulu Posts Record Revenues In 2012, Hits 3 Million Subscribers Hulu Posts Record Revenues In 2012, Hits 3 Million Subscribers

2012 is looking to be a stellar year for pretty much everybody who makes their livelihood on the Internet. The year has been especially kind to the folks at Hulu. The streaming service grew exponentially this year, and it looks …

PlayStation 3 is the Most-Used Netflix Streaming Device PlayStation 3 is the Most-Used Netflix Streaming Device
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Netflix and Sony today announced that the PlayStation 3 now has more people streaming Netflix content than any other device. The statistic take in to account all other game consoles and set-top boxes throughout the world. “PS3 is our largest …

Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked

Redbox Instant should be launching soon. Reports back in the summer had it pegged to launch late this year. Now, here we are heading into December, and nothing yet (other than the closed beta, of course). GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers stumbled …

Hulu Plus Launches On Wii U Earlier Than Expected Hulu Plus Launches On Wii U Earlier Than Expected

At launch, the Wii U is missing many of its promised multimedia features. The much hyped Nintendo TVii will be MIA until December, and it seemed like all the other streaming services, except for Netflix, would be delayed as well. …

Roku and 3M Release a Streaming Video Box With a Projector Roku and 3M Release a Streaming Video Box With a Projector

This week, Roku and 3M have teamed up to launch a unique type of streaming video player. The device is what 3M is calling a “Streaming Projector.” It functions as a normal Roku video streaming box, with the requisite Netflix, …

TVs Now More Used For Streaming Video Than Computers TVs Now More Used For Streaming Video Than Computers

Market research group the NPD Group this week released a report showing that Americans now view more streaming web content through their TVs than on their computer monitors. NPD’s “Digital Video Outlook” report shows that 45% of Americans now primarily …

Barnes & Noble Announces Video Streaming Service, Nook Video Barnes & Noble Announces Video Streaming Service, Nook Video
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Barnes & Noble hasn’t been able to take the e-reader and mini-tablet worlds by storm the way Amazon has, but the company’s Nook e-readers and tablets do have a following, and are well-made devices. The Kindle Fire, however, has changed …

TiVo To Get In On Redbox Instant TiVo To Get In On Redbox Instant

TiVo announced today that it has settled pending patent litigation with Verizon. The two companies have entered into a mutual patent licensing arrangement under which Verizon will provide TiVo “total compensation worth at least $250.4 million.” Part of the agreement …

YouTube: 231 Million Total Olympic Streams, 500K+ Livestreams at Peak YouTube: 231 Million Total Olympic Streams, 500K+ Livestreams at Peak

Say what you want about the coverage of the 2012 London Olympics in the States (and I’m sure you have a lot to say), but YouTube and NBC’s partnership accounted for a lot of streaming hours over the two+ weeks. …

Ustream Bringing Free Live Broadcasting To Facebook with BFF App Ustream Bringing Free Live Broadcasting To Facebook with BFF App
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Ustream, one of the web’s most high-powered streaming platforms, is about to launch an app that will allow users to set up their own live broadcasts on Facebook, for free. It’s called BFF – no, not Best Friends Forever, but …

Netflix is Officially as Popular as Cable Television Networks Netflix is Officially as Popular as Cable Television Networks
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Cable television costs around $50 per month depending on what you subscribe to. Netflix costs around $10. While many of us are going to have an internet connection regardless of whether we have cable or not, dropping the extra $50 …

Huffington Post and Ustream Strike an Exclusive Deal Huffington Post and Ustream Strike an Exclusive Deal

Today, Ustream Inc., and the Huffington Post struck an exclusive deal that gives Huffington Post access to live-streaming videos from the site’s citizen journalists. It’s a unique opportunity for both organizations. Ustream’s coverage can now be viewed by the Post’s …

Teen Online Video Habits [Infographic] Teen Online Video Habits [Infographic]
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Things are a lot different than when I was a kid. We didn’t have all this wonderful technology available to us, so it comes as no surprise to me that kids are spending a ridiculous amount of time online. In …

Networks Bring Content Ratings to Streaming Episodes Networks Bring Content Ratings to Streaming Episodes

All the major broadcast networks are now working to apply content ratings that appear in the upper left corner of broadcast television to all epsodes that are now streamed on their respective websites. NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and Spanish language …

How Good Is Netflix’s Streaming Plan? NY Man Puts It to the Test How Good Is Netflix’s Streaming Plan? NY Man Puts It to the Test
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If you’re trying to get the most for your money, New York comedian and filmmaker Mark Malkoff has a solution. Although it could cost you your day job, you could rest assured that the $7.99 you pay each month for …