Tag: Video Streaming

Netflix Confirms Mobile-Only Streaming Tier In India — Will It Come To The US?

Netflix is ready to launch a cheaper mobile-only streaming plan in India after testing it in several countries. But is it coming stateside, as well?

Apps/Software July 18, 2019

Instagram And Chill? Alleged New Feature Could Let You Watch Videos With Friends While Apart

How can Instagram glue more eyes to smartphones? Well, by making people watch content together, of course. Unearthed code reveals a new 'co-watch' feature, which would let users do exactly that.

Apps/Software March 8, 2019

Netflix For iOS Is Finally Getting The Smart Downloads Feature

After being available on Android devices since summer last year, Netflix is now rolling out the Smart Downloads feature to iOS users. This feature manages videos downloaded for offline viewing.

Apps/Software February 8, 2019

Heads Up, Hulu Subscribers: You Might Soon See Ads While The Video Is Paused

Hulu is set to display pause ads, a new ad format which appears a few seconds after a content remains paused. The company hopes that non-disruptive ad formats could make up half of its entire revenue eventually.

Apps/Software February 1, 2019

An Easier Way To Find Out Where You Can Stream Any Movie

Just Watch helps you find out whether a film or TV show is available to stream somewhere and lets you compare prices. No need to manually look for them on all platforms you’re subscribed to.

Apps/Software December 31, 2018

Netflix Apparently Testing A ‘Watch That Scene Again’ Feature

Netflix reportedly tested a feature that would make scrubbing films or TV shows for a specific scene much easier. The implementation might still be imperfect, though.

Internet December 13, 2018

Hulu And AT&T Want To Play Ads When You Pause Videos

Hulu and AT&T are cooking up something that might disrupt the entire advertising industry, at least in the context of video streaming. They’re called pause ads, and they’re pretty much self-explanatory.

Internet December 5, 2018

Apple Streaming Service Takes Conservative Approach: No Sex, Profanity, Violence

Apple is taking a family-friendly approach to its streaming service, which is expected to launch next year. The company does not want 'gratuitous sex, profanity or violence' in its shows, which will affect its competitive edge over rivals such as Netflix.

Apple September 24, 2018

Walmart Is Really Serious About Building A Video Streaming Service To Rival Netflix

Walmart is moving ahead with its plan to create a video streaming service. It has apparently hired the former CEO of cable company Epix to kickstart development.

Business Tech July 31, 2018

Spotify And Hulu Bundle Launching For All, At Just $12.99 Per Month

Spotify and Hulu bundled their services for $12.99 bill per month for both. The bundle is currently available for Spotify Premium users, complete with a neat trial that further cuts the cost, and will extend to all users this summer.

Internet April 13, 2018

YouTube Go Is Branching Out To More Than 130 Countries

After a successful test run, Google announced that it plans to bring YouTube Go to other territories. According to the developers, the data-friendly app will become available in more than 130 nations soon.

Apps/Software February 4, 2018

Netflix Price Hike Didn't Matter: Over 8 Million New Subscribers Added In Record-Breaking Q4

Netflix increased its subscription rates in October 2017, but that did not hold back the streaming service from booking a record-breaking quarter. The company added 8.4 million new subscribers in the period and posted a net income of $186 million.

Business Tech January 23, 2018

TiVo Introduces Next-Generation Platform That Combines Cable And Streaming

TiVo introduces its next-generation streaming platform that is geared toward cable providers. This new platform will combine both streaming and cable to reach all audiences.

CES 2018 January 5, 2018

Heads Up, US Subscribers: Your Netflix Plan Is About To Get A Little More Pricey

Two of Netflix’s most popular plans just got more expensive. Beginning this month, all standard and premium subscribers are going to have to pay $1 to $2 more to enjoy the streaming service.

Internet October 6, 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

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 To Let You Know How Fast Your Internet Connection Is

Netflix launches, 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

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