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Google Working To Improve Video Stream Quality From Browser To Chromecast

Google's developer Chrome version enabled users to view good quality videos using the ‘Cast a tab’ option. The update resolved bad quality video issues, when casted from services without native Chromecast support.

Google April 26, 2017

Netflix Says Subscribers Have Watched 500 Million Hours Of Adam Sandler On The Streaming Service

Netflix subscribers have clocked in 'half a billion hours' of watching Adam Sandler between December 2015 and now, according to the streaming service's Q1 2017 earnings report.

Movies/TV Shows April 18, 2017

Netflix Set To Hit 100 Million Subscribers This Weekend, But Here's The Big Question

Netflix is projected to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend, signaling a resounding success for the video streaming model. But will subscription prices also rise?

Internet April 18, 2017

Streaming Problems With Your Kodi? Here Are Some Quick Fixes

Kodi is a good open-source media player but sometimes you can encounter streaming problems. Don’t worry, as these simple tips will help you enjoy your favorite shows in no time.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

AT&T Stream Saver Rolls Out, Throttling Video Quality By Default: Here's How To Disable It

AT&T has officially started rolling out the Stream Saver feature announced back in November, throttling video quality to 480p. The feature kicks in by default, but at least it's easy to disable it.

Internet March 4, 2017

Caavo’s Set-Top Box Aims To Unify Your Video Streaming Apps In A Single TV Interface

A new set-top box is hoping to string all your streaming services together. Caavo, made by folks behind the Sling Box, will release a $399 device that can mesh eight video streaming services in one, universal switching and search included.

Gadgets February 15, 2017

Google Chromecast Ultra Gets Discounted In US, Now $59

The Google Chromecast Ultra which can stream 4K video has been discounted in the U.S. Consumers can now pick up the device for $59 instead of $69.

Gadgets February 13, 2017

Hulu To Feature Offline Videos 'In A Few Months': You Can Download Shows Pretty Soon

Hulu confirmed that it'll also be offering offline viewing to its subscribers. It's one of the most-requested features, which has already propelled Netflix to the top of the biggest-grossing iPhone apps when its download feature was launched.

Internet January 19, 2017

Netflix Nets About 7 Million Subscribers, Beats Q4 Expectations By A Mile

Netflix declared that it was able to secure more than 7 million new subscribers in the last quarter of 2016 alone. The new figure means that the streaming company's subscribers are now close to 94 million.

Business Tech January 19, 2017

Verizon's Upgrade Fees Now Set At $30, Unlimited Data Plans Get 200 GB Cap

Verizon has increased the upgrade fee for subscribers switching to a new phone. This will be the case when paying for a handset's full retail price and the installment payment scheme.

Internet January 9, 2017

Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video: Which Streaming Service Is Better For 2017?

Both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video deployed new features and improvements last year. All things considered, which video streaming service emerged as the better option for you this 2017?

Internet January 2, 2017

Netflix Offline Viewing: Here's How To Download Netflix Movies And TV Shows To Watch Offline

Netflix is finally allowing downloads of movies and shows for offline viewing. If you would like to try the new feature, the process is straightforward and simple and - with strong internet connection - you should be viewing your favorite title in no time.

Apps/Software December 3, 2016

Google Stripping Away 'Cast' Branding To Help Users Identify The Technology More Easily

Google is bringing back the Chromecast branding to the Chromecast ecosystem. Recently, the streaming media platform has been renamed to Google Cast for improved branding purposes.

Google November 24, 2016

Netflix PC Gets 4K Support, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

Netflix will finally be available to stream in 4K for PC owners, that is if the PC has an Intel Kaby Lake processor and a 4K display. For those without the compatible hardware, they can stick to 1080p streaming for now.

Internet November 24, 2016

Vimeo To Roll Out Subscription Streaming Service: Should Netflix Be Worried?

Vimeo is launching a subscription streaming service soon, though it might not directly compete with streaming rivals such as Netflix or Amazon. Vimeo isn't spending a lot in content development, relying instead on Vimeo’s content creators to do such.

Internet November 4, 2016

Netflix Might Get Offline Playback Support, But Don't Get Too Excited

Netflix is currently developing a feature that could allow users offline playback of its library. The company is targeting underdeveloped markets who may not have high-speed internet for streaming, so offline playback may not come to the United States.

Internet November 2, 2016

Apple And Roku Look Out As Chinese Company LeEco Prepares To Launch Streaming Video Service In US

LeEco wants to break into the U.S. market pretty badly, and as such, the company is coming out with many products to have a shot at its dream. The newest product is a streaming video service that has yet to be given a name.

Internet October 21, 2016

Netflix Is Overwhelmingly The Video Streaming Service Of Choice For Teens: Redditors Explain Why

A Piper Jaffray survey revealed that Netflix is the overwhelming choice among video streaming services for teens. The report does not include the reasons, but Redditors explain why Netflix is so popular.

Internet October 15, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Box Officially Lands On US Shores: Android TV, 4K Support For $69

Xiaomi Mi Box is now available at Xiaomi's U.S. website as well as in Walmart stores for $69. Aside from the attractive price, it features top-of-the-line specs and will come with special perks worth $76.

Smart Home October 4, 2016

Netflix's Library Goes Down By Over 50 Percent: From Approximately 11,000 Movies And TV Shows To 5,300

Netflix's catalog has drastically dwindled 50 percent since 2012. This partly attributed to the company's focus in producing its own content and also due to the unwillingness of content owners and distributors to work with the video streaming service.

Internet October 3, 2016

Xiaomi's Mi Box Apparently Already Hit The Shelves At Walmart With A $69 Price Tag

Xiaomi's Mi Android TV Box is reportedly available in Walmart now. There is currently no official confirmation but a photo and video of the actual device displayed in the retail store, including its pricing, have already surfaced online.

Smart Home September 27, 2016

HBO Now, Cinemax Headed To Sony PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue subscribers will soon be able to enjoy 'Game of Thrones' and other HBO and Cinemax quality content. Sony and the two networks signed a deal that should make TV show loyalists very happy.

Movies/TV Shows September 16, 2016

Twitter Goes Beyond Tweets With Video Streaming Apps For Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV And Xbox One

Twitter is stepping into the video streaming game with new apps for the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One, offering plenty of content from Vine and Periscope, to name a few.

Apps/Software September 15, 2016

TiVo's Next-Gen Interface Is Designed To Help Viewers Find What They Want Quickly: Predictions, Customizable Shortcuts And More

The new TiVo has a revamped user interface that provides a faster and more efficient way of accessing content. New features such as predictions and customizable shortcuts also come with the new UI.

Apps/Software September 10, 2016

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Stream Apple Music And More Services Without Using Their Data

T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the addition of 16 new services to Binge On. These include Apple Music, Fox Now and the Disney Channel.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 26, 2016

Spotify Outshines YouTube As Audio Surpasses Video Streaming

Audio streaming is gaining ground ahead of video streaming, a recent analysis showed. Should the trend continue, Spotify will take the cake from YouTube and other video streaming services.

Apps/Software July 7, 2016

PlayStation Vita Finally Gets Twitch App, Lets You Watch Live And Recorded Games

You can now listen to the 'Circle of Life' as you watch live Twitch streams on your PlayStation Vita. The company announced that it has finally brought its broadcasting platform to all PlayStation consoles and handheld devices.

Apps/Software July 6, 2016

Why Does Netflix Have Less Content Now?

It doesn't just seem like there are fewer movies on Netflix these days. The truth is that the streaming service has 40 percent less films than it had three years ago.

Movies/TV Shows June 20, 2016

Netflix Rolls Out Fast.com To Let You Know How Fast Your Internet Connection Is

Netflix launches Fast.com, a speed-test tool that'll let you check just how fast your Internet connection is. The company says it's a 'commercial-free way to estimate the speed' that your ISP sends your way.

Internet May 19, 2016

T-Mobile Amps Up Binge On With Google Play Music, Spotify, Tidal And More

T-Mobile's Binge On program is getting a couple of new streaming services that'll likely get more people to join it. Notable additions include Google Play Music, NBC, Spotify and Tidal, among others.

Internet May 18, 2016

Netflix Gets Mobile Data-Saving Feature, Now Lets You Control Video Quality

Netflix is giving users more control over video quality and their budget, rolling out a new mobile data-saving feature. That means everyone can binge-watch all they want on the Android and iOS in controlled conditions now.

Apps/Software May 5, 2016

Amazon Adds 7 New Channels In Third-Party Video Subscription Service Expansion

Amazon expanded its third-party video subscription partners to now include seven new channels.

Movies/TV Shows April 29, 2016

Netflix Reports Slow US Expansion, Disappointing Forecast For International Business

Netflix added a record number of new subscribers in the first quarter with 6.74 million customers. However, the company's shares drastically dipped in after-hours trading due to a disappointing growth forecast for the second quarter.

Business April 19, 2016

Amazon Prime Video Streaming TV Service Now Available For $8.99 A Month: Should Netflix Worry?

Amazon is launching Prime Video as a standlone service for $8.99 per month. The move comes as Netflix prepares to increase the price of its standard plan from $7.99 to $9.99 per month.

Internet April 18, 2016

Netflix Quietly Starts Streaming HDR Video, But Only For One Show

Netflix quietly rolled out support to stream HDR video content and has featured its original series ‘Marco Polo’ as the company’s first HDR offering. The streaming service provider has yet to announce the official launch of the HDR capability on its service.

Internet April 15, 2016

Periscope Celebrates First Birthday With More Than 200 Million Broadcasts Under Its Belt: Should Facebook And YouTube Worry?

Periscope celebrated its first birthday with more than 200 million broadcasts. The video streaming app still faces stiff competition from the likes of Facebook and YouTube.

Apps/Software March 29, 2016

YouTube Accelerator Aims To Speed Up Video Streaming On Local Hotspots, Starting In The Philippines

YouTube opened a pilot program in the Philippines, which offers quick buffering speeds for a big number of videos. YouTube Accelerator uses local caching and HTTPS, so users can swiftly and safely watch videos on the platform.

Apps/Software March 14, 2016

Photo And Video Apps To Use As An Alternative To Instagram And Snapchat

Download these apps for iOS and Android that provide another platform for sharing photos and videos.

Apps/Software March 12, 2016

AT&T Announces New DirecTV Video Streaming Services: No Annual Contracts, Satellite Dishes Or Set-Top Boxes Needed

AT&T announced that DirecTV will be launching three Internet streaming TV services later in the year. The planned products show AT&T trying to break away from the traditional cable and satellite TV model.

Internet March 2, 2016

Netflix March 2016: The Complete List Of Movies And TV Shows Being Added To And Leaving Instant Streaming

New content coming to Netflix in March includes new seasons of the popular original series 'Daredevil' and 'House of Cards,' as well as movies like 'Scarface' and the original film 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday.'

Internet Culture February 22, 2016

Seeso March 2016: The Complete List Of Movies And TV Shows Being Added And Leaving Instant Streaming

NBC's comedy streaming platform Seeso is releasing new movies and TV shows in March, including 'Bring it On' and originals like 'Bajillion Dollar Properties' and 'New York's Funniest.'

Internet Culture February 22, 2016

Netflix Finally Completes Cloud Migration, Moving All IT To Amazon Cloud

Netflix’s cloud migration is finally completed, after years of diligent work. The company said it is now running hundreds of its IT functions in Amazon Web Services.

Internet February 12, 2016

Users Can Now Stream Videos From The Pirate Bay Directly In Their Browser

The Pirate Bay added support for the Torrents Time plugin that allows viewers to stream videos directly from their browser.

Internet February 8, 2016

Verizon Go90 Goes Zero Rating, Allows Customers To Watch Video Without Worrying About Data Cap

Verizon Wireless has allowed streaming of go90 videos on LTE for free. Now, postpaid subscribers have the ability to watch go90 videos without worrying that it might eat into their data allowance.

Internet February 6, 2016

Time Warner, Hulu Negotiation Is A Double-Edged Sword: Netflix Killer, Cord-Cutter Magnet

Time Warner is looking to acquire a stake in media streaming service Hulu. However, while TIme Warner is looking to boost pay TV, further investments into Hulu could lure even more subscribers to become cord-cutters.

Deals February 2, 2016

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