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Amazon Prime Music Adds Songs, Gets Betterish

Amazon has just added “hundreds of thousands of songs and hundreds of prime playlists” to their nascent streaming service Prime Music, saying that the new tracks will consist of new material from entirely new-to-the-service artists, as well some additional stuff from artists already part of the Prime perk. Amazon Prime Music launched after months of rumors last month, offering around …

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Netflix Won’t Kill the Movie Theater, Says Christopher Nolan

Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan thinks that you and I will “lay down [our] money to those studios, theaters and filmmakers who value the theatrical experience and create a new distinction from home entertainment.” Do you? Nolan has penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he laments movies as content and acknowledges the “bleak future” created by this path. …

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World Cup Scores Huge on the Internet

Now the the group stage is over and we finally have a day’s rest before the knockout stage begins, let’s reflect on this year’s World Cup in terms of how it was received, discussed, and propagated online. Like many, you may have watched yesterday’s match between the USA and Germany while sitting behind your computer at work – or huddling …

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Amazon Prime Music Launches As a Pretty Nice Dangling Carrot

As rumored, Amazon has just launched Prime Music, their new music streaming service for Amazon Prime subscribers that offers unlimited, ad-free streaming on members’ phones, tablets, and computers. Prime Music will be available to devices that support the Amazon Music app, including iOS device, Android devices, Kindle Fire, and the web. Amazon wants Prime Music to feel like an appendage …

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Amazon’s Music Streaming Service Could Hit Prime This Week

After many, many months of speculation, Amazon is gearing up to launch its new music streaming service for Prime customers. According to a report in The New York Times, the launch could come as early as this week. Though the rumors of an Amazon music service go back almost to the beginning of this year, late last month we saw …

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Amazon Prime May Soon Add (Slightly Old) Streaming Music to Its Offerings

Free two-day shipping, on-demand movies and TV shows, and now streaming music? According to a new report, Amazon is gearing up to offer older and relatively new tracks for free to its Prime members. Buzzfeed reports that multiple sources have confirmed that Amazon will add a Prime music service, one which will launch in the next couple of months. Apparently, …

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Spotify Boasts 40M Users, 10M Who Pay for It

Do you use Spotify? If you do, you’re now part of a 40 million member-strong community. As companies are wont to do, Spotify has just released new user numbers as they hit a new milestone. The streaming music leader now boasts over 40 million active users, 10 million of which are paying subscribers. For reference, Spotify had about 24 million …

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Netflix on Xbox without Gold Now a Reality

It appears the rumors are true. Xbox head Phil Spencer has just announced that they are tearing down the Golden Paywall–at least for entertainment apps. In under a month, you’ll be able to stream Netflix (and all other entertainment apps) without a subscription to Xbox Live Gold. “Xbox 360 has been a leader in delivering entertainment experiences for years, with …

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Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall

UPDATE: Microsoft made it official. Original Article: Unlike many of its competitors, Microsoft forces Xbox users to pay for the company’s console subscription service, Xbox Live Gold, if they want to stream content from media apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Although nobody (on the consumer end) has ever really liked this, it’s been that way for …

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Hulu to Stream Free, Full Episodes on Mobile

Hulu is going to let people stream full TV episodes on their mobile device, regardless of whether or not they’re signed up for Hulu Plus. Up until now, Hulu’s free streaming (ad-supported) has only been available to people on their desktops. There no word yet on exactly which TV shows Hulu is going to open up to free mobile streaming, …

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AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

AT&T is looking to kill (or at least compete with) Netflix, Hulu, and the many other popular streaming subscription services that are having a marked impact on the world’s viewing habits. The company has just announced that, with the help of The Chernin Group (Peter Chernin’s holding company), they’re going to invest at least $500 million into funding “a venture …

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Two New Amazon Drama Pilots Begin Filming

Amazon has just made the official announcement that two new drama pilots have been greenlit for Amazon Studios’ third pilot season, in which Amazon unleashes a handful of new shows and uses viewer feedback to determine which ones stick. In January, we learned that the Ron Perlman drama Hand of God had found a home at Amazon Studios, and today …

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