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

Streaming Device Sales Hit 1.7 Billion in 2013 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 …

Beats Headphones: What’s Next? 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 …

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

Beats Music Launches in January, Trent Reznor Calls It ‘Game-Changing’ Beats Music Launches in January, Trent Reznor Calls It ‘Game-Changing’

According to Trent Reznor, Beats Music, the new streaming service he’s been working on with Beats Electronics (the headphones, yes), is “a game-changer.” A couple of months ago, we heard from Beats Music President Luke Wood that the service would …

House of Cards Season 2 Release Date Now Official: Valentine’s Day 2014 House of Cards Season 2 Release Date Now Official: Valentine’s Day 2014

It’s official, you guys. Netflix’s hit original series House of Cards will be back for its second season on Valentine’s Day, 2014. That means that season two comes just over a year after the show premiered its first season (February …

Some Guy Has More Than 90,000 Spotify Playlists Some Guy Has More Than 90,000 Spotify Playlists

The best part about music streaming service Spotify releasing a bunch of stats is picking through to find the most interesting one. Back in October, on their 5th birthday, Spotify casually noted that 20% of the songs in their library …

Hulu Gets Sesame Street, SpongeBob, and a Bunch More Kids Content Hulu Gets Sesame Street, SpongeBob, and a Bunch More Kids Content

The Hulu Kids section of Hulu Plus just got a lot better at entertaining your little ones. Starting today, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to ton of new content from Lionsgate Kids, Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, Jim Henson Family TV, …

Amazon Makes A Pair Of New Exclusive Streaming Rights Deals Amazon Makes A Pair Of New Exclusive Streaming Rights Deals

Amazon has announced two separate deals for exclusive streaming rights to content. It has added to its PBS relationship, adding exclusive subscription streaming for Mr. Selfridge, and is also entered an exclusive licensing agreement with film studio A24, which has …

CBS to Live-Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage Online CBS to Live-Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage Online
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Next Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, and CBS is remembering the historic event with a “real-time” broadcast of the original 1963 coverage, as it aired on that fateful day. At 1:40 pm EST on Friday, November …

Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels
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Roku owners can now rejoice in the knowledge that their holiday seasons will be filled with much more sports (as long as their cable provider supports it, of course). Today, Roku became the latest device to get the WatchESPN app, …

Spotify for iOS Now Keeps Track of Concert Dates Spotify for iOS Now Keeps Track of Concert Dates

Spotify just released an update to its iOS app that makes a few fixes and additions – most notably the inclusion of concert dates on artist pages. Take a look: Spotify has also introduced a better search function which sports …

Netflix Eyes Original Movies – ‘Big’ Ones That Would Pop Up the Same Day They Hit Theaters Netflix Eyes Original Movies – ‘Big’ Ones That Would Pop Up the Same Day They Hit Theaters
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Recently, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said that Netflix is going to double its spending on original content. And why wouldn’t they? Between House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, original comedy specials, and the surprise mega-hit Orange Is The New Black, …

This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go
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People want to pay for HBO Go, this is an established fact. Many people, however, don’t want to pay for the expensive cable packages that are required to access HBO Go. All they want is a standalone HBO Go service …

Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays

The oft-rumored Amazon set-top box has been delayed once again, according to a report from The Verge: Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the …

YouTube’s Rumored Subscription Music Service Could Launch This Year [REPORT] YouTube’s Rumored Subscription Music Service Could Launch This Year [REPORT]

Another report now claims that YouTube is pretty close to launching their oft-rumored subscription music streaming service, one that would incorporate videos and offer both free and paid tiers. From Billboard: The service, designed with mobile listening in mind, will …

Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips

Hulu has just announced that they are bringing free videos to your mobile browser – available to watch without a Hulu Plus subscription and without signing in to anything. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re only …

Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant Video Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant Video

Amazon and MGM have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will bring a bunch of new content – both TV and movies – to Prime Instant Video. The deal makes MGM Television’s historical series Vikings, which premiered on the …

NFL Games on Netflix Reportedly Considered by League NFL Games on Netflix Reportedly Considered by League

If you buy the Wall Street Journal’s National Football League source, the story goes like this. The NFL is a bit disappointed with the ratings for Thursday Night Football, housed on its own NFL Network, and may be looking to …

Beats Music Is Coming ‘Within the Next Few Months’ Beats Music Is Coming ‘Within the Next Few Months’

Beats may be known for their headphones, but soon they want you to know them for their music streaming platform, Beats Music. President Luke Wood recently told The Next Web that he plans on launching the much-anticipated service “within the …

Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer Andrew Scheps Talks Streaming Media Audio Quality At Google Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer Andrew Scheps Talks Streaming Media Audio Quality At Google

Google has uploaded a presentation from Andrew Scheps, a Grammy-winning engineer, who has worked with Metallica, U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Adele, to name a few. He discusses and demonstrates audio quality in streaming media. The presentation is …