All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming’

Rdio Goes Free (Ad-Supported) on the Web

In a move to boost its competitiveness in a crowded field of streaming music services, Rdio has just announced that anyone can stream any song in its library for free on the web. “[S]tarting today Rdio is free in the U.S. on the web. That means you can listen to 20 million songs plus all the albums, playlists, and stations …

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Spotify Gets Rid of Streaming Time Restrictions in All Markets Across All Platforms

if you’re a Spotify free user in some markets, you’re most likely well-aware of time limits on streaming. After you pass that 6-month “grace period,” Spotify begins to limit your listening time – at least until now. Spotify has just announced that there are now no more time limits – this applies to all markets and runs across all platforms. …

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Veronica Mars Now Streaming on Amazon Prime

If you were planning a return to Neptune before the premiere of the new Veronica Mars movie, Amazon has just made your search a lot easier. Amazon has just announced that Amazon Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive streaming home of the entire Veronica Mars series (64 episodes). The show, which starred Kristen Bell as a student moonlighting as …

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Amazon Snags Halle Berry CBS Series ‘Extant’ for Quick Streaming

CBS bet big on the new series from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Extant, picking it up straight to series (13 episodes) back in August. Now, Amazon is announcing that Amazon Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive streaming home for the series, which is slated to debut this summer. All new episodes of Extant, which will premiere on CBS in …

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YouTube To Reportedly Show Off 4K Video At CES

It looks like Google is doing its part to make 4K video available to the masses. The company will reportedly show off 4K on YouTube via its own ultra HD VP9 codec at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next week. This is according to GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers, who reports that Google has “lined up a whole list of hardware …

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Roku Gets a YouTube Channel, Complete with HD Streaming and ‘Send to TV’ Feature

Roku is the latest set-top device to get a YouTube app. Starting today, Roku 3 owners in the US, UK, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland can now stream YouTube videos on the big screen with their device – in HD when applicable. You can also shoot videos from your phone to your TV via Roku. “Control YouTube on Roku …

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YouTube Opens Up Live Streaming to All Channels in Good Standing

As long as you verify your YouTube account and it’s in good standing, you will soon be able to live stream video all across the globe. YouTube has just announced that they are opening up live streaming to all channels. Back in May, the company opened up live streaming to all channels with 1000+ subscribers, but now even the little …

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Led Zeppelin’s Entire Catalog Comes to Spotify

Today, Spotify made a big announcement – free mobile streaming. Starting right now, Spotify users who opt for the free tier can stream playlists and “shuffle” artists’ entire catalogs on their smartphones and stream any song they want at any time on their tablets. As part of this announcement, Spotify also added the entire Led Zeppelin catalog. Hell yeah. “Led …

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Spotify Launches Free Mobile Streaming with Restrictions for Smartphones (but Not for Tablets)

As expected, Spotify has just announced that for the first time, the company will offer free mobile streaming. Until today, Spotify users who chose the free, ad-supported option were banned from any sort of mobile listening. Zero. Zilch. Today, Spotify is opening it up a bit for smartphones and pretty much all the way on tablets. “Today we’re giving people …

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Streaming Device Sales Hit 1.7 Billion in 2013

As app infrastructures move into more and more products, consumers are beginning to expect apps such as Netflix and Amazon streaming on all of their devices. As these services improve U.S. consumers are also relying on them for more of their daily entertainment needs, cutting out traditional broadcasters in the process. Market research firm IHS this week released a report …

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Beats Headphones: What’s Next?

Remember these? At first glance they seem to be a genuine knockoff of our current futuristic Beats headphones by Dre. But they’re not. As a matter of fact, that photo should take many back to a time when snickers were heard when the latest model was worn by a neighbor. It would be a good day if a person were …

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Spotify to Launch Free Mobile Streaming – with Restrictions, Of Course

Soon, users who opt for the free (ad-supported) version of Spotify will finally be able to stream music via their mobile devices, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Spotify will reportedly announce the new free tier feature tier at a December 11th press event, an event for which they distributed invites earlier this week. According to the …

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