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HBO’s New Streaming Service Could Cost $15 a Month

HBO’s New Streaming Service Could Cost $15 a Month

By Josh Wolford October 17, 2014

Would you pay $15 a month for a service that let you watch all of HBO’s content without the bulky ball and chain of a cable subscription? Apart from the format it will take, pricing is the number one question …

Amazon Prime Music Is a Pretty Nice Dangling Carrot Amazon Prime Music Is 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 …

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

Netflix on Xbox without Gold Now a Reality 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) …

Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall 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 …

AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor

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 …

Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

College kids love music, but most of them are poor as dirt. Spotify knows this, and in an attempt to encourage more young adults to opt for the premium version of the service, the company has decided to offer it …

Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates

Like most music streaming services, Pandora’s users are mostly the non-paying kind–the ones who are perfectly content to deal with some ads in order to avoid paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’re one of those 200 million+ people, you …

Amazon Prime UK Gets a Price Hike, Streaming Video Amazon Prime UK Gets a 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 …

Newegg Debuts Amazon Prime-Style ‘Premier’ Club Newegg Debuts Amazon Prime-Style ‘Premier’ Club
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Online retailer Newegg has just announced a new subscription service that offers expedited shipping, exclusive deals, and more. They’re calling it Newegg Premier and it’ll run you $49.99 a year. You can sign up for Newegg Premier beta today, and …

Amazon Prime May Get More Expensive - $100+ Possible Amazon Prime May Get More Expensive - $100+ Possible
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Would you be willing to pay more than $100 for an Amazon Prime membership? You may have to ask yourself that question pretty soon, as the online retail giant has just hinted that they are at least considering raising the …

Pay-TV Subscriptions Reach 886 Million Worldwide Pay-TV Subscriptions Reach 886 Million Worldwide

Though many internet users in the U.S. and Europe are doing away with their traditional cable and satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming solutions such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, the worldwide base of pay-TV subscribers is still rising steadily. …

YouTube Opens Up Paid Channels in a Big Way YouTube Opens Up Paid Channels in a Big Way

If your YouTube channel is in good standing and you have 10,000 existing subscribers, there’s a good chance that you can now charge users to view your content if that’s something you wish to try. YouTube has just announced an …

Netflix's CFO Has a Suggestion for HBO Netflix's CFO Has a Suggestion for HBO
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Game of Thrones is the most pirated show on TV – and it has more to do with it than just great characters, amazing set design, and Khaleesi’s boobs. HBO does not offer a standalone streaming service. Sure, they have …

Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29M This Year Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29M This Year

Though they had a rough beginning and much opposition from big music labels, streaming music platforms are now finally taking off in a big way. Analyst firm ABI Research today estimated that worldwide subscriptions for on-demand music streaming will reach …

YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere
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In order to promote channel subscriptions (and to make it easier for channel owners to gain more subscribers), YouTube has just launched a subscribe button that’s embeddable on any site on the web. “The YouTube Subscribe Button lets you add …

Rdio Makes Its First Move into Asia Rdio Makes Its First Move into Asia

Subscription-based streaming music company Rdio has just announced an expansion that will see it move into 7 new countries. Starting today, Rdio will be available in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland. This marks the …