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Xbox One Streaming Video Apps Announced

Just yesterday, Sony revealed all of the video streaming apps that will launch with the PlayStation 4 next week. The list includes major brands such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant. Today, Microsoft has countered with its own list of streaming video apps that will be coming to the Xbox One. Microsoft wasn’t explicit in saying that the announced …

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Streaming Video Devices to Hit 8 Billion by 2017

With Netflix programming now winning Emmy Awards, doubt is fading about whether streaming video is the future of TV. While competing companies such as Hulu and Amazon are heating up the streaming competition, hardware manufacturers are also competing to sell the screens on which subscribers watch their streaming shows and movies. Market research firm IHS today released a new report …

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Chromecast Adds Support For Hulu Plus

In late July, Google announced its intention to take over the living room with Chromecast. It’s an incredibly ambitious idea, but it lacked a lot of the services users have come to expect from streaming devices at launch. It’s getting better, however, with the addition of everybody’s favorite TV streaming service. Google announced today that Hulu Plus is now available …

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Vimeo Introduces New Features For Its On Demand Service

Vimeo’s On Demand service is an exceptional place to discover new independent movies that circumvent the traditional movie-making/distribution process. The service does a fine job showcasing its independent content, but more than that, the goal is to give filmmakers a platform to display and monetize their creations. From the On Demand about page: Vimeo On Demand is an open self-distribution …

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Set-Top Box Market Growing, Despite Other “Smart” Devices

For the past half-decade or so, set-top boxes have been getting smarter. Not the ones provided by cable companies, but boxes from Roku and other companies have been trying to provide quality streaming services to living rooms for years. Now, in an era when nearly all new TV sets have ethernet ports and Netflix apps pre-installed, how will the boxes …

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Google Kills Local Video Streaming App On Chromecast

Google is usually pretty good about keeping its hardware open for all to tinker with. Its Nexus hardware can be customized in any way you see fit and that’s not likely to ever change. As for its other hardware, it seems that Google is being a bit more heavy handed. Koushik Dutta developed an app called AllCast that would let …

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Hulu Debuts New Original Series “Run”

While Netflix gets most of the glory for introducing original shows for its members, they aren’t the only streaming video service that makes their own programming. It may also be true that Hulu originals don’t get the same amount of buzz as Netflix shows do; although, securing a show like Arrested Development has a way of increasing one’s Q rating. …

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PlayStation 4 Will Have Twitch Streaming Too

Back at this year’s E3, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will come with Twitch streaming built into the console, while Sony announced Ustream streaming for its PlayStation 4. Though it was assumed that these were exclusive streaming deals, Sony today during its Gamescom presentation announced that Twitch streaming will also be coming to the PlayStation 4. Twitch followed up …

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Netflix To Start Testing HTML5 Streaming This Year

Netflix made Samsung Chromebook owners happy last month when it brought instant streaming to Chrome OS through the power of HTML5. It was finally able to do so thanks to a few recent developments made to the Web standard. Now it’s ready to start moving all browsers to HTML5. In a post on its tech blog, Netflix says that its …

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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 you have saved to Drive makes the app a lot more useful in a new way. Google has also added …

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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 for a completely new experience that’s designed for the big screen and PS3 controls. The new app brings you more …

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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 complaints and is now offering a solution. The new “Twitch Turbo” subscription service will allow users to remove all ads …

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