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Watch the Presidential Debate Live on Your Xbox (It’s Interactive, If You’re into That) Watch the Presidential Debate Live on Your Xbox (It’s Interactive, If You’re into That)
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Political junkies, members of the informed electorate, concerned citizens: YouTube isn’t the only place to watch a live streamed version of Wednesday night’s Presidential debate. Those of you with Xbox LIVE can also stream the first debate of the season …

Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder] Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]
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Today, we begin the last full month before election day. And as we turn our calendars to October, the first Presidential debate is only a couple of days away. University of Denver will host the first debate of the season, …

Netflix Optimizes iOS App for the iPhone 5 Netflix Optimizes iOS App for the iPhone 5
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Today, Netflix launched version 2.4 of their iOS app which, among other things, brings full iPhone 5 optimization to the app. That means that all you guys out there who have already gotten your hands on the new iPhone can …

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 …

Reed Hastings on Why Netflix is Better Than Amazon Prime, Hulu Reed Hastings on Why Netflix is Better Than Amazon Prime, Hulu
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Amazon has added a ton of content to its Prime Instant Video service over the last few months, and that may have put Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on the offensive. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hastings took …

Netflix Unveils New Android App that Mimics the Tablet Experience Netflix Unveils New Android App that Mimics the Tablet Experience

Last week, Netflix launched their all new iOS app that they said more closely resembles the Netflix experience on tablets. And today, the company has unveiled an all new Android app that also attempts to mimic the tablet version of …

Ricky Gervais Taking “Bittersweet Comedy Drama” to Netflix Ricky Gervais Taking “Bittersweet Comedy Drama” to Netflix

Through his various award show-hosting gigs, hilariously unabashed Twitter presence, and shows like “The Office” and “Extras,” Ricky Gervais has become a pretty hot commodity in recent years. Now, the latest to score a Ricky Gervais-helmed project are the folks …

Mitt Romney’s Univision Hispanic Forum Streams Live Tonight on Facebook Mitt Romney’s Univision Hispanic Forum Streams Live Tonight on Facebook
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Last month, we told you that both Presidential candidates had signed up for their own “Meet the Candidates” event co-sponsored by Spanish language broadcaster Univision and Facebook. Today, it’s Mitt Romney’s turn to address the forum. The event will kick …

Werner Herzog Is Directing a Killers Concert, and You Can Watch it Live Werner Herzog Is Directing a Killers Concert, and You Can Watch it Live

Werner Herzog is the lastest director to helm a concert in YouTube, VEVO, and American Express’ UNSTAGED concert series. Today, he’ll be directing the broadcast of The Killers’ concert in NYC, set to kick off at 7 pm ET. And …

Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service

Spotify’s business model is pretty simple: Offer a large (and sometimes fully unrestricted) free streaming service to users, and support that partially with ads. The hope is that enough users will want to pay the monthly subscription in order to …

DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED] DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Videos from the convention are appearing on the DNC’s official channel. YouTube says that there was no copyright violation and that it was simply an incorrect error message that users saw on Tuesday night. Here’s their statement: “After Tuesday’s …

Amazon Adds Thousands of Titles to Prime Instant Video through EPIX Deal Amazon Adds Thousands of Titles to Prime Instant Video through EPIX Deal

Another week, another announcement from Amazon that they’ve beefed up the content offerings on their Prime Instant video service. Today the company has announced an agreement with EPIX, the premium on-demand service that’s a joint venture between Viacom (Paramount), MGM, …

Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube

Last week, the Republicans had their chance to showcase what they have to offer the American voters. Some of the highlights included Ann Romney’s well-received speech, Paul Ryan’s controversial speech, Clint Eastwood’s much-discussed speech, and finally Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. …

HBO Nordic to Come Pre-installed on Samsung Products HBO Nordic to Come Pre-installed on Samsung Products

Yesterday, we told you that Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark) was about to be the first major market to get a standalone HBO streaming service – which is pretty damn cool if you happen to live in one of …

HBO to Launch Standalone Streaming Service…in Scandinavia HBO to Launch Standalone Streaming Service…in Scandinavia
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Hey everyone, listen up; it appears that HBO has finally caved and are going through with plans to launch a standalone, non-cable-subscription-requiring streaming service. Oh, in Europe, you say? Well son of a Dothraki whore…. It’s true. According to Variety, …

Jay-Z, Budweiser’s Made in America Festival to Stream Live on YouTube & Pandora [REPORT] Jay-Z, Budweiser’s Made in America Festival to Stream Live on YouTube & Pandora [REPORT]
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28 performances, on 3 stages, over the course of one weekend. That’s the pitch for the Budweiser-sponsored “Made in America Fest,” set to kick off this Saturday in Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It’s the inaugural Made in America music festival, …

Republican National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder] Republican National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]

After weather delays, the 2012 Republican National Convention will really get underway today with speeches from the likes of Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Ann Romney. This morning, YouTube is reminding us that we can watch all of the speeches …

Amazon Prime Instant Video Adds Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, and More through NBCUniversal Deal Amazon Prime Instant Video Adds Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, and More through NBCUniversal Deal

So say we all. Amazon is a busy little bee when it comes to adding content to their streaming platform, Prime Instant Video. Earlier this week, they announced that ESPN’s acclaimed docu-series 30 for 30 was coming to Prime Instant …

Netflix Brings “People Search” to Xbox 360; Makes Library Searchable by Actor, Director Netflix Brings “People Search” to Xbox 360; Makes Library Searchable by Actor, Director
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Earlier this month, Netflix launched an update to its Xbox 360 app that brought the “Just for Kids” platform to the console. “Just for Kids” is a section that highlights programming that’s appropriate for youngsters so parents can feel confident …

Netflix, RADiUS-TWC Ink Deal for Indie Films Netflix, RADiUS-TWC Ink Deal for Indie Films

Netflix is making a move to add more content to its streaming lineup, this time in the form of indie films from an arm of The Weinstein Company. Today, Netflix and RADiUs-TWC are announcing a multi-year deal to bring a …

Hulu Launches New Design That’s All About Discovery Hulu Launches New Design That’s All About Discovery
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Hulu has just unveiled a big redesign to their site that changes up the look, but also adds features and sections that aim to help users find the shows they want to watch, when they want to watch them. Hulu …