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 […]

Redbox Instant Streaming Officially Launches

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After months of beta testing, Verizon’s Redbox Instant video streaming service has finally launched to compete with veterans like Hulu Plus and Netflix for a subscription fee of $8 per month. Redbox Instant will set itself apart from competitive services by offering unlimited video streaming on a variety of platforms in addition to four one-night […]

Google Launching Streaming YouTube Music Service This Year

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Google is said to be prepping a music streaming service under its YouTube brand for launch later this year. According to a report on Fortune, the YouTube streaming service will be separate, but complementary to, Google’s own Play Music service. YouTube music would be positioned as a streaming subscription service that’s intended to compete against Spotify, […]

Pandora Places a Cap on Streaming

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Internet music streaming service Pandora will be capping the streaming capabilities of its growing arsenal of free users down to 40 hours a month. Doing away with unlimited ad-supported streaming for free, non-paying subscribers, Pandora is citing increasing music royalty and licensing fees as reasons for its decision. According to the company, many users will […]

How to Watch 2012 Election Results Online, on the iPhone and Android

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As polls close on November 6th, pundits and news teams will report the presidential election results and users can watch the 2012 election results online, on the iPhone and on Android. When the polls start to close on the East coast, citizens can tune in for live streaming of network coverage with analysis, whiteboards maps […]

Google Updates Google TV With Access to Movies, Music, TV Shows

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Google has begun rolling out a software update for its Google TV technology, found within set top boxes and integrated in select TV sets, to give users access to more content. Specifically, the update now allows Google TV owners access to Google’s Play Store for movies, music, and TV shows. The over the air update […]

Barnes & Noble to Introduce Nook Video Store, Nook Video App This Fall in U.S.

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For users who are not pleased with Netflix, Amazon video-on-demand and Prime streaming services, and Google Play store, Android tablet-maker Barnes & Noble will be introducing its own video service for Nook tablets starting this fall. Dubbed Nook Video, the storefront will feature “blockbuster movies, classic films and original TV shows from major studios including […]

Apple Readying iTunes Music Streaming Service to Challenge Pandora

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In perhaps the biggest shift of its iTunes business strategy, Apple is reported to be in negotiations with record labels to launch a music streaming service as part of its iTunes platform. The service is said to be focused on the mobile platform–which includes the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad–as well as the desktop as […]

Why Google Needs to Take Over Development of YouTube on iOS 6

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The big news out of the iOS 6 camp this week is that the YouTube app will no longer be a native app on Apple’s mobile platform and that with the latest developer build of the iOS 6 release, YouTube has been removed. This will surely be a temporary absence for the video player, which […]

Aero Plans to Expand TV Streaming to Major Cities in U.S.

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Aero, which operates a TV streaming service in New York City, is looking to expand its service to other major metropolitan areas in the U.S. The company says that it will be in most major markets by 2013. The company operates by capturing TV broadcast signals and re-transmitting them over the Internet to mobile devices […]

Google Clarifies Google Music Authentication DRM System

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After users had learned about Google implementing DRM measures on its cloud-streaming Google Music service that limits not only the number of devices that can be activated to a single account but also the number of devices that could be deactivated in a single year so that users can activate new or other devices, Google […]