All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming video’

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gets Twitch Streaming

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 on the Xbox 360 version of the game, and is “coming soon” to the PlayStation 3 and PC). Black Ops …

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Amazon Instant Video Hits Wii Consoles

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 online. Wii owners can now grab the Amazon Instant Video app from the Wii Shop Channel for free. After registering …

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Redbox Instant’s Early Streaming Selection Doesn’t Hold Up to Netflix

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 that Verizon’s Redbox Instant doesn’t yet have the exclusives that would set it apart from other, more established video streaming …

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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 like it’s going to keep growing. Hulu CEO Jason Kilar took to the company blog today to announce that Hulu …

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PlayStation 3 is the Most-Used Netflix Streaming Device

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 TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix …

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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 across a help section about the service, which has now been removed from public view. According to Roettgers, the section …

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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. Well, you can now add another streaming service that’s made it to the Wii U ahead of schedule. Hulu Plus …

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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, Hulu, Amazon Instant, and other streaming services. However, the box also has a built-in projector. The Streaming Projector is “small …

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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 stream their video through their TV, up from 33% one year ago. At the same time, Americans who used their …

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Barnes & Noble Announces Video Streaming Service, Nook Video

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 things. No longer is the Kindle only for reading books. With a growing app store and broadening video streaming service, …

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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 involves TiVo and Verizon “exploring, among other things, future distribution of Internet video services developed through Verizon’s joint venture with …

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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. Today, YouTube has released their statistics for the Olympic Games coverage and the immediately eye-popping number is 231 million total …

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