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HBO NOW falls short of expectations with 800,000 subscribers
HBO NOW falls short of expectations with 800,000 subscribers
HBO CEO Richard Plepler has revealed today that the HBO NOW streaming service has 800,000 subscribers, well below industry expectations of 1-2 million. ...... 11 Feb 2016
Pirate Bay will let you stream torrents through your browser thanks to Torrents Time
Pirate Bay will let you stream torrents through your browser thanks to Torrents Time
The Pirate Bay has integrated the new Torrents Time plugin, allowing users to stream torrents directly from their browser. If you have Windows ...... 09 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
'House of Cards' will return for fifth season on Netflix
'House of Cards' will return for fifth season on Netflix
Despite the departure of series creator Beau Willimon, Netflix has confirmed that 'House of Cards' will return for a fifth season via the streaming service. ...... 31 Jan 2016
Free, ad-supported iTunes Radio is officially dead
Free, ad-supported iTunes Radio is officially dead
As reported last month, Apple's free, ad-supported iTunes Radio service is now dead. The free, streaming radio service will live on only ...... 31 Jan 2016
Report: Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer'
Report: Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer'
According to the New York Post, Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer' although the plan is still in its early stages. The sources claim ...... 28 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
Spotify video streaming service launching this week
Spotify video streaming service launching this week
As rumored, Spotify is launching a video streaming service to compliment its popular music streaming, and the product is ready to launch this week. ...... 26 Jan 2016
Netflix sticks to promise, begins blocking VPN users in Australia
Netflix sticks to promise, begins blocking VPN users in Australia
Last week, Netflix announced it would begin blocking subscribers who were accessing their streaming catalogs using proxies or VPNs. This ...... 24 Jan 2016
Spotify acquires two startup apps to beef up music discovery software
Spotify acquires two startup apps to beef up music discovery software
Spotify has acquired Soundwave and Cord Project this week, two apps it hopes will help make it easier to discover music and then share it with friends. ...... 21 Jan 2016
Netflix reports record international subscriber growth
Netflix reports record international subscriber growth
Just days after announcing an expansion to 130 new countries around the world, Netflix reported record international subscriber growth. The ...... 20 Jan 2016
Netflix to spend $6 billion on content in 2016
Netflix to spend $6 billion on content in 2016
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed that the streaming giant will throw down an obscene amount of money on content in 2016. ...... 19 Jan 2016
Netflix will shut down proxy users
Netflix will shut down proxy users
Netflix, which now offers their streaming service in 190 countries, says it will do its best to shut down proxy users who use the services to ...... 15 Jan 2016 - 5 comments
MUBI expands streaming catalog to China
MUBI expands streaming catalog to China
MUBI, the "Netflix for independent films," is expanding to China. The streaming startup has announced a partnership with Hong Kong-based ...... 15 Jan 2016
Netflix: It's cool, share your accounts
Netflix: It's cool, share your accounts
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has noted this week that consumers sharing their Netflix accounts was "a positive thing" for the company. Hastings ...... 12 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
T-Mobile CEO John Legere writes open letter discussing net neutrality concerns of Binge On
T-Mobile CEO John Legere writes open letter discussing net neutrality concerns of Binge On
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has taken to the T-Mobile newsroom to ease concerns that the carrier's new Binge On program violated basic net neutrality. ...... 12 Jan 2016
Adam Sandler's first movie for Netflix sets records
Adam Sandler's first movie for Netflix sets records
In 2014, Adam Sandler signed a deal with Netflix to produce and star in four original movies that would premiere exclusively on the streaming service. ...... 09 Jan 2016
R.I.P. Yahoo Screen - you were, um, not great
R.I.P. Yahoo Screen - you were, um, not great
Yahoo has shut down is video portal Yahoo Screen, two years after it was launched to tie together Yahoo's original and syndication programming. ...... 06 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
Spotify being sued again over unpaid royalties
Spotify being sued again over unpaid royalties
Cracker frontman David Lowery has filed a class action lawsuit against Spotify seeking, at least, $150 million in damages over unpaid royalties. ...... 03 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
Beatles songs streamed 50 million times in first 48 hours
Beatles songs streamed 50 million times in first 48 hours
According to numerous reports, Beatles songs were streamed 50 million times in the first 48 hours after they became legally available on sites ...... 29 Dec 2015
Plex streaming app now available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Plex streaming app now available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Plex, the home media streaming app, is now available for free on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. To date, the apps were available ...... 19 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
Netflix creates 'smart socks' that will detect if you fall asleep while binging and pause your viewing
Netflix creates 'smart socks' that will detect if you fall asleep while binging and pause your viewing
Netflix has created a new DIY guide to building a pair of "smart socks" that will know if you've fallen asleep while binging and will be smart ...... 18 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
YouTube Red looking to add streaming movies, TV shows
YouTube Red looking to add streaming movies, TV shows
According to multiple sources, YouTube is seeking streaming licenses for movies and TV shows for its new YouTube Red subscription service in ...... 03 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
Drake was 2015's most streamed artist: Spotify
Drake was 2015's most streamed artist: Spotify
According to Spotify, Drake was the world's most streamed artist in 2015, with 1.8 billion streams this year and 46 million listeners. Rounding ...... 03 Dec 2015
Adele's '25' is streaming on Pandora
Adele's '25' is streaming on Pandora
Adele's latest album, '25,' is available via Pandora, despite the artist and label specifically keeping it away from streaming services. ...... 26 Nov 2015
T-Mobile to offer three months of unlimited LTE for free if you opt into 'Binge On'
T-Mobile to offer three months of unlimited LTE for free if you opt into 'Binge On'
Earlier this month, T-Mobile announced "Binge On," a feature that will allow you to stream movies and TV from services like Netflix and Hulu ...... 25 Nov 2015 - 3 comments
Adele's latest album leaks online
Adele's latest album leaks online
Two days before its official release, Adele's latest album "25" is now freely available on the Internet. Over the past few days, there have ...... 19 Nov 2015 - 2 comments
MetroPCS adds their own version of parent T-Mobile's 'Binge On' and 'Music Freedom'
MetroPCS adds their own version of parent T-Mobile's 'Binge On' and 'Music Freedom'
Following in the footsteps of its parent company, MetroPCS has begun offering 'Music Unlimited' and 'Data Maximizer' features allowing customers ...... 19 Nov 2015
EE TV adds 25 channels to its streaming TV offering
EE TV adds 25 channels to its streaming TV offering
UK carrier EE has announced a deal to add 25 channels to its new TV service, which will still cost just 4.99 a month. Among the new channels ...... 14 Nov 2015
Hulu in talks to sell stake to Time Warner, who will add content to service
Hulu in talks to sell stake to Time Warner, who will add content to service
According to a new report, Hulu is looking to sell a stake to Time Warner that will value the company at $5 billion and bring a ton of new content ...... 14 Nov 2015
Streaming music leader Pandora to look internationally for expansion
Streaming music leader Pandora to look internationally for expansion
According to new reports, Pandora is preparing to expand internationally and has already tried to acquire rights to play songs outside of the U.S. ...... 11 Nov 2015
PlayStation Vue will add ESPN, ABC, Disney channels
PlayStation Vue will add ESPN, ABC, Disney channels
Sony has announced that their Internet TV-powered PlayStation Vue subscription service will be adding Disney products like ESPN, The Disney ...... 09 Nov 2015
Report: Only males are buying the Apple TV
Report: Only males are buying the Apple TV
According to new data from research firm Slice Intelligence, only men appear to be buying the new Apple TV set-top. Slice uses email receipts ...... 08 Nov 2015
Tencent signs deals to distribute James Bond and Star Trek in China
Tencent signs deals to distribute James Bond and Star Trek in China
Tencent, China's largest social network and online gaming company, has announced new deals with Hollywood that will give the company distribution ...... 08 Nov 2015
'Beasts of No Nation' sees over 3 million streams on Netflix in 10 days
'Beasts of No Nation' sees over 3 million streams on Netflix in 10 days
Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos has said today that the original drama 'Beasts of No Nation' has been streamed over 3 million times in 10 ...... 27 Oct 2015
Yahoo takes large loss on original streaming content including Community
Yahoo takes large loss on original streaming content including Community
Yahoo has confirmed this week that its plan to jump into the original streaming content business has not gone as planned. During their recent ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Hulu expands its programming including more classic kids shows
Hulu expands its programming including more classic kids shows
Hulu announced earlier this week that it had expanded its relationship with Viacom, adding more classic kids titles and bringing back hits like ...... 13 Oct 2015
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