All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming’

Here’s What’s About to Hit Netflix (Including Better Call Saul)

Here’s What’s About to Hit Netflix (Including Better Call Saul)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Available on 1/29: Ever After High: Dragon Games — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The kids of fairy-tale characters attend a school with two cliques: …

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Periscope Gets A Big Upgrade For Marketing

Periscope Gets A Big Upgrade For Marketing

It was only a matter of time. Periscope live streams (and recordings) can now be played right inside of Twitter – from the timeline. This presents more opportunities for businesses to gain visibility and better utilize this tool, which has continued to grow in popularity of the the past year. Have you tested the Periscope waters yet? Do you expect …

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Yahoo Launches Streaming Video Guide App

Yahoo Launches Streaming Video Guide App

Yahoo may be getting ready to spinoff its web business, but that’s not stopping it from putting out new products. The company announced today that it has released the new Yahoo Video Guide app for iOS and Android to offer users a way to find stuff to watch across their various streaming apps. It supports over 30 services including: Amazon …

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Google Starts ‘Streaming’ App Content In Search Results

Google Starts ‘Streaming’ App Content In Search Results

Google’s mobile search results are evolving rapidly these days. The latest step sees the search engine going from providing direct answers in search results (which often prevent users from having to click through to websites) to also showing actual in-app content right from the results page. Are you a fan of the direction Google continues to take its search results …

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New Star Trek Series Will Be a CBS Streaming Exclusive

New Star Trek Series Will Be a CBS Streaming Exclusive

Star Trek fans, you’re getting a new series. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s going to stream exclusively on a platform that you probably don’t use. CBS All Access, the network’s on-demand streaming platform, will be the exclusive home to the new Star Trek TV series. It’s set to debut in January, 2017. CBS All Access …

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Pandora Is About to Start Slinging Concert Tickets

Pandora Is About to Start Slinging Concert Tickets

Streaming music platform Pandora has just announced it has acquired ticket-selling site Ticketfly, in a deal valued at around $450 million. Pandora says it will help in “achieving Pandora’s mission to help artists find their audience and help listeners find the music they love—whether it’s coming through their earbuds or live on stage.” Ticketfly boasts that it works with around …

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Amazon Banishes Apple TV and Chromecast

Amazon Banishes Apple TV and Chromecast

In that’s sure one way to middle finger the competition news, Amazon is about to stop selling the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. Apparently, all traces of said devices will be gone from Amazon.com by October 29th. Bloomberg got its hands on a recent letter to third-party sellers: No new listings for the products will be allowed and posting of …

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Netflix Confirms Pilots Aren’t All That Great (at Hooking People)

Netflix Confirms Pilots Aren’t All That Great (at Hooking People)

With some notable exceptions (looking at you, The Shield, Breaking Bad, LOST), pilot episodes often fall flat. Viewers don’t always love exposition, and even great shows sometimes take a few episodes (or even seasons) to hit their stride. Netflix recently looked at its streaming data in an attempt to pinpoint when viewers get hooked on certain shows – and the …

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Looks Like The Chromecast App Is About To Get A Lot Better For Content Discovery

Looks Like The Chromecast App Is About To Get A Lot Better For Content Discovery

Google appears to be preparing a significant update to its Chromecast app, which should make it a lot easier for users of the device to find content they might want to check out – across apps. Right now, the Chromecast app itself doesn’t do a whole lot beyond connecting your phone or tablet to the device, enabling you to watch …

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NFL Inching Slowly Toward More Free Streams

NFL Inching Slowly Toward More Free Streams

(Legally) streaming NFL games isn’t easy to do – especially if you don’t have a cable subscription. Of all the major sports, the National Football League has been the hardest to find online. This could be changing – ever so slowly – as CBS has announced a new NFL streaming venture that will see two regular season games streamed for …

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Hulu Gets Rid of Ads … If You Cough Up an Extra $4 a Month

Hulu Gets Rid of Ads … If You Cough Up an Extra $4 a Month

  Hulu, which unlike competitors Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and more make you pay a subscription fee and watch ads, is finally going to let you ditch the ads. If you want to pay $4 more a month. As expected, Hulu has unveiled an ad-free service. It costs $12 per month, 50% more than the ad-filled option everyone is …

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Pandora Turns 10, Offers One Ad-Free Day for All

Pandora Turns 10, Offers One Ad-Free Day for All

Pandora is celebrating a big birthday this month, and it’s handing out a small gift to its users. On September 9th, Pandora will turn 10. It’s declared the day “Listener Love Day” and with that comes 24 hours of ad-free streaming – for everyone – no matter what you pay for the service. Everyone in the US will enjoy ad-free …

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Amazon Beats Netflix to Offline Playback on iOS and Android Devices

Amazon Beats Netflix to Offline Playback on iOS and Android Devices

When battling a rival streaming service, snagging and producing content isn’t the only way to differentiate yourself – you can also improve access to said content. And that’s what Amazon just did for Prime Video. The company is making a portion of its content available for offline playback – meaning you can download certain movies and TV shows in order …

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Spotify Is About to Severely Limit Free Streaming, Says Report

Spotify Is About to Severely Limit Free Streaming, Says Report

According to a new report, Spotify is planning on making its free tier a lot less appetizing in the hopes of assuaging major labels and getting more users to pony up and pay for its premium service. Digital Music News quotes “several sources” who claims that Spotify “will soon be shifting towards a premium-only, ‘gated access’ model.” What does this …

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Taylor Swift and Spotify Still Have Some Bad Blood

Taylor Swift and Spotify Still Have Some Bad Blood

Vanity Fair has a new interview with Taylor Swift, and the publication previewed it today. Let’s just say Taylor Swift is still a little pissed at Spotify, or as she calls it, a “start-up with no cash flow.” Here’s what Swift had to say when discussing her now-famous letter to Apple: “Apple treated me like I was a voice of …

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg, one of the founders of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark, has died. He was 28. According to the Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found in his bed by his girlfriend. According to police, there were no signs of foul play, injuries, or drugs. His mother told the paper that he didn’t have any apparent health problems. Until an autopsy …

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Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

When it comes to differentiating itself for the pack, there’s only so much a streaming music service can do in terms of content acquisition – they either have a song, or they don’t. Exclusives and better licensing deals can make one service more attractive than the other, but for the most part, most top-tier streaming platforms all offer the same …

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Snow In Hawaii In July Rare Occurence, But Does Happen

Snow in Hawaii is a rare thing, for sure. But, snow in Hawaii in July is especially weird. Even when it’s just 1.5 inches. On Friday morning, a blanket of snow in Hawaii covered the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island. Maureen Ballard, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said of the snow in Hawaii, …

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Hulu May Let You Go Ad-Free for a Price

One of life’s great annoyances (Why do I pay for Hulu but still have to sit through ads?) may be about to get mitigated. Kind of. Hulu is reportedly thinking about offering ad-free streaming – but there’s a catch. Netflix and Amazon Prime, for instance, offer ad-free streaming for all subscribers. Hulu’s plan, according to the Wall Street Journal, is …

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Neil Young Says He’s Done with Streaming, Citing Sound Quality

Neil Young says he’s pulling his music from streaming services. No, Young’s issue isn’t money, like Taylor Swift or Prince – Young’s problem is with sound quality, which he calls the worst “in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution.” streaming ends for me today… https://t.co/3CJUtvwjMv — Neil Young (@Neilyoung) July 15, 2015 Here’s what Young had …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of June. There was a lot more change in the rankings in June compared to other recent months. “In the U.S., there was much movement in the index,” said Netflix’s Anne Marie …

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Comcast’s New Cordcutting Service Has a Lot of Catches

Everyone’s looking to give people more cordcutting options these days – even the guys providing the cord. Comcast has just announced a new streaming service, which it hopes to make available to the entire country by early next year. It’s called Stream, and it will launch in beta in Boston at the end of the summer and then jump to …

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Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Is Now Available

Showtime’s standalone streaming service has finally gone live. For $10.99 per month, you can watch Showtime content online without a cable subscription. You’ll be able to stream on Apple devices, Roku, PlayStation Vue, and Showtime’s iOS apps. If you sign up through Hulu, however, Showtime’s new service will be $2 cheaper (Hulu subscription required, of course). Showtime is also offering …

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Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

If you want to stream Purple Rain or the Batman soundtrack this weekend (and you might, I dunno), you’re going to have to head to TIDAL. Or Soundcloud, or YouTube – but officially, TIDAL. Prince has pulled all of his music from Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio. The only place his catalog is still up and running is on Jay …

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Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple is set to pay labels 0.2 cents per stream during its Apple Music free trial period, which is set to kick off on June 30 and last up the three months. According to the New York Times, Apple worked out a royalty structure just a day after its decision to pay artists anything at all for music streamed during …

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Periscope Now Lets You Replay Streams on the Web

The Twitter-owned livestreaming app Periscope is quickly becoming a new favorite among businesses, brands, and regular old users alike. The app allows people to broadcast video in real time – with an emphasis on real time. Periscope streams don’t stick around forever – they disappear after 24 hours. Up until now, users could only replay Periscope streams via their iOS …

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Amazon Begins HDR Streaming for Prime Members

Amazon has announced that it’s going to start streaming some shows in High Dynamic Range (HDR), just as it promised earlier this year. HDR basically improves image quality by enhancing shadows and highlights and brightening colors. With HDR, Amazon’s streaming video will appear more lifelike. This sounds nice, obviously, but there’s one catch to this – it’s very, very limited …

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Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

To some people Google Play Music, Google’s subscription music streaming service, may have gotten lost in a sea of other offerings. But now, just a week before Apple launches its new music streaming platform, Google is reminding you about its own service and sweetening things a bit. Starting today on the web and soon on iOS and Android, Google is …

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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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