Roku TV Beats Apple’s Mythical iTV to the Market

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Apple, which already competes against Roku and other inexpensively priced set-top streaming boxes on the market, is rumored to be making its own branded smart TV but it looks like Roku has beat the Cupertino, California company to the market. Now, rather than having to connect a Roku box to your existing HDTV set at […]

Netflix 4K Streaming Arriving Early Next Year

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Netflix has confirmed to Stuff that it will begin streaming content in 4K starting early next year. However, only certain 4K TV models will be compatible with Netflix 4K streaming, which a handful of them will be announced at CES next month. Netflix’s Chief Product Officer, Neil Hunt, says that the company isn’t “naming specific manufacturers, […]

Amazon 4K Content Arriving Next Year

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While Netflix is already testing streaming in 4K, Amazon 4K content is on its way. In a press release, Amazon Studios announced that it will be filming all of its 2014 original series in 4K, marking a first for Amazon and being the first out of all the streaming services creating original content. Amazon announced […]

Spotify Now Free on Mobile Devices with New Shuffling Feature

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Spotify announced this morning that it is bringing its streaming service to mobile devices (including tablets) for free. This means you can access your playlists and starred music on your phone or tablet without paying for a subscription, but the only catch is that you have to listen to the music in shuffle mode, so […]

HBO Go Now Available on Chromecast

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HBO Go has officially been added to Google’s Chromecast streaming stick, making it the fifth service to be compatible, following Pandora, Hulu Plus, Netflix and YouTube. HBO Go streaming works on both iOS and Android, and users will be able to beam HBO content from their mobile devices to the Chromecast with ease. Chromecast functionality […]

Netflix Launches “Biggest Update in Netflix History” on TV Devices

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Netflix has released an UI update today for Smart TVs, a handful of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players, as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This also happens to be the company’s “biggest update in Netflix history to [its] TV experience.” The new look consists of a more cinematic feel to it, which […]

Pandora Chromecast Support Available Today

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Pandora and Google have announced that the music streaming service is arriving on Chromecast today. The search giant announced during the Chromecast’s launch back in July that Pandora would be arriving on the HDMI dongle at some point in the future, and finally we’re getting that promise. The update works on both Android devices and […]

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching in the “Next Few Months”

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It’s been rumored for ages that Beats would be launching its own music streaming service, and the company confirmed a while back that this is true. However, Beats confirmed today that Beats Music will be launching “within the next few months” in the US. President and COO Luke Wood told The Next Web that the service […]

Amazon Set-Top Box Reportedly Arriving in Time for Holidays

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Amazon’s long-rumored set-top streaming box is rumored to be released sometime later this year, in time for the holidays, according to the Wall Street Journal. The streaming media box will obviously be a vehicle for streaming Amazon Prime content to the television, but sources are also saying that the company will add third-party apps as […]

Hulu Plus iOS App Adds Support for Google Chromecast

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Hulu Plus lets you use the iOS app to get access to the online video streaming site, and offers up recently aired television shows and some older shows and movies. It now works with the Google Chromecast, a streaming device released earlier this year by Google. Android users can already use Hulu Plus on their devices […]

Netflix Looks to Torrent Sites for Help with Most-Popular Shows

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In an effort to decrease piracy, Netflix is actually looking to piracy websites for help on determining what the most-popular TV shows and movies are. According to Tweakers, Netflix’s Vice President of Content Acquisition, Kelly Merryman, says that the popularity of movies and TV shows on file-sharing platforms helps determine what content that Netflix buys the […]

Spotify Connect Streams Music Wirelessly to Compatible Speakers

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In an effort to get in on the hardware game, Spotify has announced a new service called Connect, which allows Spotify users to stream music wirelessly from their devices to compatible WiFi speakers. The company is partnering up with a handful of popular speaker manufacturers to add support for Connect, including Bang & Olufsen, Philips, Pioneer, […]

DirecTV iPad App Gets Overhaul

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DirecTV just refreshed their iPad app with some new features, including new sections for TV Shows, Networks and a new menu that will make it easier to find shows to watch on a TV or on the iPad. Each show’s info page now looks different, giving users better information. The user interface of the free […]

Microsoft Tries to Send an Olive Branch to Google

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After Google demanded that the Microsoft-developed YouTube app for the Windows Phone 8 platform be taken down as it violates Google’s terms of service, Microsoft is attempting to make peace with its rival. Microsoft has responded to Google’s demands by meeting some of Google’s requests, but not all of the company’s demands surrounding YouTube. Google […]

Netflix CEO Deals Major Blow to BlackBerry

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While Netflix was bullish on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 when that platform debuted in late 2010 with one of the first native apps, it’s taking a bearish approach on rival BlackBerry’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The streaming movie service says that it has no immediate plans to launch an app for the BlackBerry 10 […]

Disney Debuts New WATCH ABC Live Streaming Application

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Disney has announced that as of today, the company will be rolling out Watch ABC, an iOS and Kindle Fire application that will allow users to stream content over the devices as it airs in real-time. According to today’s press release, WATCH ABC will be made available via an “open access preview” to users in […]

Nexus Q Revival Unlikely On Google I/O Anniversary

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The fate of the Nexus Q still remains in limbo as sources say there are no plans at the time to bring the music streaming device out of dormancy at this year’s Google I/O conference. Google I/O marks the year anniversary of when the Nexus Q was initially introduced. Since it debuted, Google had shelved […]

ABC Streaming Live Shows to Mobile App This Summer

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Disney-owned ABC will begin streaming live television shows to its mobile app (currently available on iOS and Windows 8/Windows RT) starting this summer. The feature will initially come to New York and Philadelphia markets first, where users of the mobile app will find a “live” button to tune into live broadcast television. The feature will expand gradually […]

Apple Streaming iRadio Service Launch May Be Delayed

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Apple may be facing opposition from some of its content partners surrounding the terms it had proposed for the rumored iRadio music streaming service in a move that could delay the summer launch. iRadio is positioned as a streaming music service that would compete in the same space as Pandora and Spotify, and though it […]

Microsoft Already Building Apple TV Competitor

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According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft may be leveraging its Xbox entertainment division to build a media streaming box for the living room to compete against Apple TV and Google TV set-top boxes. The report says that Microsoft already has working prototypes available, though it’s unclear if Microsoft will commercialize this […]