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Apple Music May Force Spotify to Cut Family Plan Prices

How will Apple Music fare in an already crowded field of streaming music providers? That’s yet to be seen. But it appears that its introduction is already affecting the market. Spotify, the biggest hurdle Apple Music will have to jump if it wants to dominate in this arena, might be looking to lower some of its prices to compete with …

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A Lot More People Get Periscope Access As App Hits Android

Twitter’s Periscope app is now available to Android users who have so far had to stand idly by while iOS device owners had the luxury of talking about and using one of the most talked about apps of the year to date. As you’ll recall, Periscope and rival Meerkat both gained a lot of attention back during SXSW, and there …

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Seinfeld Hits Hulu on June 24

Last month, Hulu paid a fortune for the streaming rights to everyone’s favorite show about nothing, Seinfeld. Now, Hulu has finally given us a premiere date. Every single episode of the classic sitcom will be available on Hulu starting June 24. Sweet Fancy Moses, every "Seinfeld" episode is on #hulu 6/24. Get ready for #AllTheNothing: http://t.co/stFQWiSL6X. https://t.co/H1J2RdXnSf — hulu (@hulu) May …

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Starbucks’ Music Experience Is Now Powered by Baristas with Spotify

Coffee kingpin Starbucks and bane of Jay-Z’s existence Spotify have just announced a huge partnership to create a “first-of-its-kind music ecosystem.” What that means is that soon, the Starbucks music experience will be powered by Spotify – and more specifically, the musical tastes of its employees. From Spotify and Starbucks: Coming first, Starbucks 150,000 U.S.-based partners (employees) will receive a …

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Your Spotify Free Ride May Be Coming to an End, Claims Report

File this under interesting, but unconfirmed, reports. Earlier this month, reports said that Apple was doing its damnedest to kill Spotify’s free tier. Apple, of course, is planning on relaunching is Beats Music-based streaming competitor this summer (likely at its Worldwide Developers Conference). The reports suggested that Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing …

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Amazon Is Dropping Crappy Reality Shows from Prime Instant Video

It could be because it wants to really go after Netflix in the original content game. It could be because it just thinks that type of TV sucks. Either way, Amazon has reportedly decided to ditch some reality programming. Bloomberg quotes the ubiquitous “people with knowledge on the matter” who say that Amazon is working to drop shows like Teen …

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Google’s Chromecast Gains Fox, CBS Support

It’s a good day for Chromecast users hoping to get more streaming content options. Both CBS and Fox announced new support for Google’s $35 streaming device. CBS announced the ability to cast CBS content from CBS.com and the CBS App, including that from the CBS All Access subscription service, which costs $5.99 a month for over 7,000 on-demand episodes from …

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NFL Games on Netflix? Not Anytime Soon

For many people looking to cut the cord and ditch cable, one of the last hurdles they can’t seem to clear is live sports. How will I watch the big game on Sunday without cable? Streaming services are now starting to catch up to this, and many are offering sports via streaming networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and ESPN. But …

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Rdio Launches $4 Budget Plan, Rdio Select

Streaming music is a crowded party, and it’s only getting worse. Or better, I guess, if you like options (quality notwithstanding). Well, here’s another option for you – a hybrid ad-free radio / limited streaming service that isn’t free, but doesn’t cost as much as most unlimited streaming plans. Rdio has just announced a new tier – Rdio Select. For …

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‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia

Netflix is going to cost a little more in Australia. Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed reports that the new budget will include a plan to charge a 10 percent Goods and Services Tax on online services based outside of the country. From Gizmodo Australia: According to Hockey, this GST extension wouldn’t apply to products that cost under $1000 imported into …

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Showtime’s Streaming Service Launching ‘In the Coming Months’

Still no hard timeline for CBS’s rollout of its HBO Now-like standalone streaming platform for Showtime, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. CBS head Les Moonves had that much to say in a recent earnings call. From CBS Communications’ Dana McClintock: Moonves on #CBSEarnings call: We’re “looking forward to rolling out our new Showtime over-the-top service in the coming …

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Grooveshark Has Been Resurrected … For Now

Earlier this month, Grooveshark shut down. A week after a judge ruled that the music streaming service made “willfull” copyright violations, the music streaming site gave up and offering a formal apology to the music industry. “Today we are shutting down Grooveshark. We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But …

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