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CBS Launches New 24-hour Online News Channel

CBS is taking another step into the streaming arena. Today, the network is launching a 24/7 streaming news channel. Broadcast on its website, as well as a handful of its apps and other streaming devices, the new online-only channel is called CBSN. And in a rather ambitious move, CBS says that it will offer live, anchored news from 9am to …

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Netflix Reportedly Gearing Up for Australian Launch

It looks like Netflix is readying its push into the land down under. Australian news site Mumbrella is reporting that Netflix has tapped both a creative and a social media marketing agency to help the company’s move to the country. And the campaign could be a big one. From Mumbrella: It is thought the service will launch a multi-million dollar …

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CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service

Not to be outdone by HBO and their theoretical cable-free content platform, CBS has announced a new subscription service that lets users watch the network’s programming both live and on-demand. It’s called CBS All Access, and it’s launching today on desktop, iOS, and Android. For $5.99 a month, users can watch full current seasons of 15 primetime shows (with new …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company’s relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon. This past month has seen a huge boost for Verizon FiOS, which jumped nine spots all the way to the …

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Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android will now let users send supported videos to their televisions via Roku and Chromecast. In a blog post, the company explains: You might be entertaining friends and want to share a clip from your recent vacation or a news video from sites like CNN.com. Whatever the reason, sending videos to your TV has never …

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Hulu Plus Might Have Fewer Ads in the Future

In that’s probably a good idea news, Hulu is considering chilling out a little bit when it comes to ads on Hulu Plus. Any subscriber (or former subscriber) of Hulu Plus knows the soul-crushing despair that comes with paying $7.99 a month for a service and still having to sit through ads. It’s a terrible pain in the ass. For …

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Spotify Finally Launches (Fully) in Canada

After announcing back in 2012 that it would eventually move into Canada, Spotify launched on an invite-only basis back in July. Today, Spotify is announcing its full Canadian launch. Alongside the more than 20 million songs, 320kbps streams, and the multi-platform availability with which Spotify typically coaxes US users, the company is also advertising “one of the most extensive Canadian …

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Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players

People are using digital media players more and video game consoles less to watch Netflix on their televisions, according to a new report from GfK. Consoles are still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on TVs, but things appear to be trending in a different direction. According to the report, 28% of those who stream Netflix on a TV …

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Battlestar Galactica Departs Netflix Oct. 1, So You Better Get to Binging

Frakkin hell. If you’ve been putting off watching the Battlestar Galactica reboot (you shouldn’t have been but hey, I know there’s a lot of other stuff to watch), the time has come. The entire series, four seasons in all, will disappear from Netflix’s streaming library on October 1. So that means you need to get started … well … about …

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Roku Has Now Sold Over 10 Million Players

Streaming device maker Roku is celebrating a pretty significant milestone today. The company has announced that it has sold more than 10 million of its streaming players in the US. Roku debuted its first player, the Roku DVP, in May of 2008. Since then, Roku users have streaming over five billion hours of programming. Alongside its announcement, Roku gives its …

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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Hit Stores Sept 19, Preorder This Friday

Today was Apple’s big iPhone 6 announcement day, and for the most part it’s gone according to what many rumors predicted. Apple did in fact unveil two new iPhones today – a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both sport the new Apple A8 processors, improved display capabilities, new cameras, and more. For more on the specs, …

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Here’s How to Watch Apple’s iPhone 6 Event

The tech world turns to Cupertino today, as Apple is holding yet another September press event expected to showcase new hardware. The event is scheduled to kick off at 1 pm EST (10 am PST) and Apple has chosen to put a stream online. That’s the good news. The baddish news is that you can’t stream the event on Chrome …

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