Blizzard is getting into the game streaming business, but it's not partnering with Twitch or YouTube. Instead the game-maker has signed a deal with Facebook so its users can stream to the network.
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Samsung has run its own music streaming service for Galaxy owners for two and a half years but that service, known as "Milk Music", will cease to exist one month from now.
Hulu has long offered free TV episodes, but that will all change over the coming weeks, as the service provider will drop the free option and go to a strictly paid subscription model.
Funai Electric, the country of Japan's last remaining manufacturer of VHS hardware, is preparing to wind down its VHS division over declining adoption rates and the limited supply of parts.
After being adamant it would not be bringing offline playback to its platform, Netflix has seemingly changed its mind. For the second time in a few months its CEO has spoken favorably of the feature.
Plex, the popular content hosting service that turns your PC into a media hub, exits its beta testing phase for Windows 10 PCs. A Windows 10 Mobile version is also in the works.
Microsoft is making things easier for Twitch broadcasters that want to stream Xbox One games, as Xbox Live now integrates with Twitch and supports capture card streaming on PCs.
BitTorrent has launched a new service which will allow audio and video content to be streamed direct from content creators to new apps destined for Android, iOS and Apple TV.
Samsung is reportedly in talks with content providers to explore the possibility of launching its own TV and movie streaming service, which could potentially be offered around the world.
According to its CEO, Netflix is leaving the door open to offline playback of its content. While not disclosing anything for sure, such a move would mark a significant change for the company.
After initially announcing the upcoming features last year, the Edge dev team has now announced that support for WebM, VP9 and Opus are coming with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
A new competitor has entered the ring in subscription-based streaming services, with Amazon Prime Video being made available via a monthly plan. New movies and TV, like Transparent, are now available.
New research from ICM Unlimited suggests that music streaming actually increases the sales of vinyl too. The group of people most likely to listen to music on vinyl are those aged between 25-34.
Roku has announced an all new Streaming Stick, promising more power than its previous model, as well as its competitors. The HDMI dongle uses a quad core processor and offers Roku OS 7.1.
According to RIAA's annual report on the state of the music industry, streaming is now the biggest revenue stream, but the industry association thinks the devil is in the details.
Notorious piracy app Popcorn Time has come back from the dead. The team behind the revival will not be actively developing it but will focus on bug fixes and making sure everything runs smoothly.
Today, LINE has announced the shuttering of MixRadio streaming service. The service originated from Nokia and was later sold. The service will be discontinued in the coming weeks.
Netflix has completed its migration to the cloud by utilizing Amazon Web Services. By using the competitors cloud service, Netflix has expanded and also created a more reliable service.
Thanks to a plugin created by the developers behind a fork of the now-defunct Popcorn Time app, users can now stream pirated content content off torrent sites from the comfort of their browser.
New music streaming site, Wefre, launched two weeks ago with a Kickstarter campaign. Now it has postponed the site and cancelled the Kickstarter fearing legal ramifications.
After years of ignoring subscribers circumventing geo-restrictions, Netflix appears set to prevent users from masking their identity to access content only available in foreign countries.
Netflix has high ambitions for 2016, and is already delivering on one of them by partnering up with LG, which means its streaming services are now available to almost every country in the world.
The EFF has done some research and determined that T-Mobile is throttling video traffic with their "Binge On" service in direct opposition to the United States' Net Neutrality rules passed in 2015.
Songs from The Beatles - one of the biggest acts in music history - will finally be available around the world from midnight on December 24, through nine major music streaming services.
The radio-style online music streaming service Rdio fell on hard times in recent months, forcing the company to sell off much of its business - and now it's set a date for the closure of its services.
After mixed results with various video ventures, Yahoo may have finally created something useful for video consumers: a streaming and TV guide app with instant video launching.
Spotify has always offered all the music on the service to all members. But the company is said to be considering giving artists the choice to make their music available only for paying subscribers.
The new company has promised a home TV antenna designed to stream live and recorded content to any device, unlike Aereo which housed individual antennas and was ruled illegal.
Netflix is looking to produce 31 original series in 2016, double that of 2015. The new content will be spread across a range of categories including kids shows, documentaries and stand-up specials.
YouTube Red subscribers might soon be able to stream brand new TV shows and movies as YouTube is reportedly interested in licensing original content from third party producers.
The TuneIn app grabs an update, the universal app is go! Yes, we're finally starting to see the apps for Windows Phone and Windows 10 updated to become a single app for both. We take a peek..
Plans to release the official PS4 Remote Play streaming app for Windows and Mac are quickly confirmed by a Sony executive after a third party developer unveiled their paid app earlier this week.
Netflix has raised the price of its standard streaming plan by $1 per month. The price increase is immediate for new customers and comes into effect in 12 months time for existing customers.
The Virgin Group's American-based airline branch will begin offering free access to Netflix during long distance flights next year.
Twitch becomes the latest streaming video service to move from Flash to an HTML5-based solution. The change will come in 2016 along with a revamped private messaging system.
The BBC's Director-General has said that the corporation is working on a new video streaming service for the US, which will provide on-demand access to the BBC's massive library of content.
EPIX will offer its subscribers the option of downloading movies offline for later viewing. This will enable subscribers to stream content without having a live Internet connection.
The video streaming juggernaut will be streaming into four new Asian countries in early 2016, with the company planning to complete its global expansion by the end of next year.
Netflix has recently seen competition from Amazon Prime with its offline download availability, however the company remains firm that it will not bring its own rival feature any time soon.
The powerful media streaming platform sees a significant update that includes several new features and fixes to improve its capabilities on Microsoft's Xbox One console.
New Apple products are expected soon and that includes a new generation of Apple TV devices. Aside from processor upgrades, one big feature could sell this platform to casual gamers.
Greater user control and recommendations are added to the popular UK video platforms as they try to keep users from moving to rival video services.
For the month of August, Microsoft will update the Xbox One with a bunch of new features including the ability to stream games at 1080p/60FPS to any Windows 10 PC on your home network.
Facebook could be in the midst of building its first-ever streaming service, aimed at delivering both music and music videos with monetization through the massive social network.
Hulu and Showtime will partner to offer the premium service to 9 million Hulu subscribers starting July. Hulu subscribers will be able to access Showtime content at a discounted rate of $8.99 a month.
Google is ready to do battle with Twitch for the video game streaming crown, with the announcement of its new streaming service YouTube Gaming featuring high FPS streams, dedicated apps, and more.
Guests who stay in a Marriott hotel will soon be able to access Netflix on their hotel TV, free of charge, from their existing Netflix account - the first hotel chain to offer such a feature.
If you've loved the easy access to free on-demand streaming music on platforms like Spotify, then Apple might be making a move to the top of your hate list.
Google is implementing an API change that will soon block YouTube streaming on older devices such as Google TVs, games consoles, Smart TVs, and all Apple devices not running iOS 7 and above.
A new search engine for streaming video promises a solution for users who have more than one video provider, pulling content from 15 different libraries including Netflix, Hulu, and Xbox Video.