All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming’

Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports

Amazon’s long-awaited video streaming device will hit stores next month, according to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The streaming device, which has been rumored for years, will reportedly hit Amazon.com as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers like Best Buy and Staples in April. Amazon was originally planning on launching said device before the big 2013 holiday …

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Amazon’s Streaming Box Will Reportedly Launch with Netflix, Hulu Apps

Amazon’s still unconfirmed set-top streaming device will launch with third party apps, according to sources quoted by GigaOm. We’re talking a couple of big names here–Netflix and Hulu Plus–meaning that Amazon is choosing to make the device more appealing to more people by not just offering up its own content and streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. But according to …

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Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick

Roku has just announced a new streaming device that is clearly aimed at competing with the highly-popular Google Chromecast and the like. It’s called the Roku Streaming Stick, and it’ll run you $49.99. Oh, the Streaming Stick already exists? True. Roku first unveiled their Streaming Stick back in 2012. At the time is cost $100 and plugged into the MHL …

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HBO GO on the PS3 Finally a Reality, Still Waiting on a PS4 App

In oh, really, that wasn’t a thing already? news, today is the day that HBO GO, HBO’s on-demand streaming video app, finally lands on the PS3. “Watch every episode of every season of the HBO’s best shows, including True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Speaking of Game of Thrones, with the season 4 premiere airing on April 6th, …

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Twitch Streaming Finally Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft today announced that Twitch streaming will finally be coming to the Xbox One within weeks. The feature is set to debut along with a Twitch app for the Xbox One on March 11 – the same day as the launch of Titanfall for Xbox one and PC. Though Microsoft was first to announce Twitch streaming for its new console …

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Amazon Prime UK Gets a £30 Price Hike, Streaming Video

Amazon is shaking up the way they package Amazon Prime and LOVEFiLM streaming video in UK, and it’s likely going to anger some longtime Amazon Prime users. Starting on February 26th, Amazon Prime will cost UK residents £79 a year–up from the £49 price tag users currently enjoy. That’s a huge price increase. Or, if you take Amazon’s spin on …

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De La Soul Are Giving Away Their Music for 25 Hours

De La Soul are giving away all of their music–for free–for a limited time. The famed hip hip trio is looking to give fans access to many of their older albums–albums which have been missing from the world of streaming and downloadable music services for years. Everything is available on the band’s website. This Valentine’s Day gift from De La …

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Hulu Plus Adds Thousands of Classic TV Episodes Thanks to Expanded CBS Deal

An expanded licensing agreement between CBS and Hulu will nearly double the current and classic CBS TV content available on the streaming service. The deal adds 2,600 new episodes to Hulu Plus’ content library, brining the total to just over 5,300 CBS TV episodes. Like I said, this deal covers multiple decades of classic television. Here’s just a sampling of …

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The Americans Now Streaming (Exclusively) on Amazon Prime

Through a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television, Amazon Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive streaming home of the hit FX drama The Americans. If you’re unfamiliar with FX’s drama, it stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as married KGB spies posing as Americans. It’s set in the early 80s. “The Americans is simply an exceptional television drama that …

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Forgotify Wants to Get All Those Unplayed Spotify Songs a Listen

Back in October, music-streaming app Spotify published a blog post celebrating its 5th birthday. That post contained a bunch of stats about the first 5 years of operation, and one in particular struck a chord (or failed to, I guess). We looked through the data and saw that Spotify claimed only 80% of the over 20 million songs available on …

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Amazon Adds More CBS/Showtime Shows with Expanded Licensing Agreement

Amazon and CBS have just renewed and expanded upon an existing content licensing deal that will see Amazon Prime Instant Video keep much of their current CBS/Showtime content and also add a few new titles. New titles now hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video include Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Penn & Teller, and Vegas. “We are very pleased to continue expanding …

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Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11 Billion in 2013

As physical media has become more antiquated, content companies are turning more and more to streaming and IPTV solutions. This has led to a relatively competitive streaming service market, at least for the portion of the market that Netflix does not dominate. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report showing that Netflix now accounts for 40% of what …

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