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Amazon has greenlit five new original series following a test run of 7 pilots back in January. The new shows include the critically acclaimed The Man in the High Castle, and a brand new docu-series.
If you watched the live-stream of the Super Bowl, you can thank Microsoft for making sure the stream did not go down as another record was set for total viewers.
Piracy, especially music piracy, has apparently disappeared from Norway. This seems to be because of easy to access to affordable, convenient and legal music streaming services.
For all of the Plex users and PlayStation owners out there, you'll be happy to know that the Plex app is now officially available for download on both the PS3 and 4 in North and South America.
As of January 2015, Microsoft Studios has changed its policy, allowing users to stream gameplay footage of the company's titles and monetize it via popular platforms, if they follow a few rules.
Google has just announced Google Cast for audio which allows a user to cast audio in exactly the same way the Chromecast does video, all from your phone, tablet, or browser.
Twitter is rolling out new features left and right and it looks like the company has big plans for its video service even going as far as building a direct competitor to Google's YouTube.
Netflix is still growing in popularity and expanding to more countries; fans of their streaming service will rejoice as even more shows are announced to premiere for the online platform next year.
"The Interview" release has been a back and forth for Sony, but the movie probably did a lot better than you think and streaming the movie proves to be a real test for premium VOD.
Following a reaction from critics, Sony has reconsidered releasing the controversial movie. As it became available for streaming, it didn't take too much time to become a pirate hit online.
If you were hoping that Netflix might introduce an 'offline mode', allowing you to download videos to watch later without streaming, your hopes have been crushed: "It's never going to happen."
The Xbox team are beefing up the media offerings of the Xbox One with the launch of several new movie and music apps this week - and, as usual, US users stand to gain the most with the new apps.
An upcoming update to OneDrive and Xbox Music will soon make it easier to access and stream your music from anywhere and will even allow you to import playlists from other services.
As it prepares to enter Australia and New Zealand in March, Netflix has said it's ready for pushback from hostile incumbents. Netflix is also facing licensing issues even with its own shows.
Hulu, one of the popular streaming websites for TV shows and movies, has announced they are offering free access to current seasons of any TV show for Android users through their Android app.
The PC games platform Steam has rolled out a beta version of its new video streaming feature that lets you share your game sessions with other gamers and is the first strong competition to Twitch.
Google's Chromecast is climbing up in the streaming world and has now become the second most used media streaming device in the US, though it's still behind Roku's device which holds first place.
Frank Underwood is back in the Netflix original series House of Cards, which has been confirmed for its third season and will be released in late February of 2015.
The Beats music subscription service will reportedly be rebranded under iTunes, and pushed to all iOS devices in an OS update next year - but it will continue to operate on a paid subscription model.
After months of rumors and speculation, YouTube has finally announced its subscription service, Music Key beta, and for a limited time, the service will be available for $7.99 a month.
In an attempt to take on the likes of Spotify, Deezer and Beats music, YouTube is aligning itself as a paid for music streaming service. And we could see it launch within a matter of weeks.
For the first time in a long time iTunes is no longer the dominant player in the music industry, at least when it comes to Europe where streaming services like Spotify now brings in more cash.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, has confirmed that the company is still "working on" its long-awaited music subscription service, adding that she is "optimistic that you can see it soon."
Amazon is taking Google's Chromecast on with an HDMI streaming stick of its own, the Fire TV Stick. The device will cost just $20 for Prime members until Wednesday, after which it will cost $39.
Netflix has announced three new originally produced shows, including a Bill Burr animated comedy and a sci-fi thriller starring Nickelodeon actress Jennette McCurdy.
Amazon has started shipping the Amazon Fire TV in the UK. The small unit boasts impressive specs and offers Netflix, BBC iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport, Spotify and YouTube among others, out of the box.
Netflix stock is down nearly 20 percent after hours, following lower-than-expected subscriber figures during Q3 2014 and rising threats from many of Netflix's competitors.
Owners of an ultra high definition 4K TV will soon have to pay nearly $3 extra a month to Netflix in exchange for 4K streaming content, in the service's most significant price hike since May.
The BBC has announced that viewers and listeners can now catch up on programmes they missed for up to 30 days after broadcast - up from just seven days - although some exceptions will apply.
Redbox Instant, a movie streaming service in direct competition with Netflix, has thrown in the towel and will be shutting down on October 7th with refunds to customers issued later in the week.
In an effort to combat software availability on Chromebooks, Google has joined forces with Adobe to start providing the Photoshop suite on Chromebooks in a scheme called 'Project Photoshop Streaming.'
Netflix has a good grasp on original television programming and now seeks to offer quality movie content. The company's first project will be the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
Xbox Video for Windows Phone has finally received a much-needed update, bumping the version up to 220.127.116.11 and bringing faster playback speeds, better performance, and more refined searches.
A Supreme Court ruling last week has declared Aereo's business model to be illegal, and today the company has announced they are "pausing operations temporarily," but most feel this is the death knell
Mozilla could be working on a Firefox OS powered, Google Chromecast rivaling media-streaming stick for use with any compatible display according to a new report by Gigaom who obtained hands-on access.
YouTube confirms that, "in a matter of days", it will remove videos from its site from artists such as Adele and Arctic Monkeys who haven't agreed to its terms for its new music subscription service.
Games, on every platform, are getting bigger. With some games hitting a 50GB install on consoles, Sony is looking to push its PlayStation Now game streaming platform to its PS consoles.
The creator of the world's largest torrent client has agreed a deal with the MPAA to combat piracy, which will see the company's video-on-demand service protected by a content recognition system.
After Apple recently purchased Beats, new information has come to light on how the company's incompetent managers, by ignoring the competition, made the acquisition necessary.
The BBC has announced that three matches from the World Cup will be streamed in Ultra High Definition as part of closed trials aimed at understanding the best way to deliver 4K content to the home.
A new report from the WSJ is claiming that Apple paid $2.5B for Beats Electronics (the headphone arm) and under $500M for Beats Music (the steaming service) leading to questions about Apple's plan.
A royalty report leaked to music blog Trichordist shows that Beats Music, the streaming service linked to Beats headphones, has just 110,000 subscribers as of March, 49k of those being single-user.
As expected, Netflix has officially announced a price increase of $1/month for new customers. The company also kept their promise to keep the costs for existing customers down.
Hulu will begin offering ad-supported shows on mobile devices for streaming this summer, the company announced today. It will also launch a new Hulu Plus app for iPhone.
Netflix beware: Yahoo is making a foray into the television scene with two full-length original series slated to air in 2015, both produced by acclaimed comedic directors from The Office.
A new report claims Apple is in talks about launching an on-demand streaming service similar to Spotify along with an Android port of its iTunes app thanks to declining music download sales.
Now that Net Neutrality is apparently dead, Netflix signed a deal with Comcast to ensure that customers will be able to stream content through the large Internet Service Provider. Is this bad news?
With cable providers attempting to convince customers to stay, and networks making it more difficult to legally watch their content, are you "cutting the cord" or are you sticking with pay TV?
If you're a fan of streaming shows from ABC and are a DirecTV or Dish customer, it looks like you'll need to change your plans as the company will be blocking access come January 6th.