If the dawn of the internet has shown us anything, it’s that no one wants to pay for music. Despite the fact that 28 million people around the world paid for a music streaming subscription in 2013, free ad-supported listening through services like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube (not to mention the good old AM/FM radio)… Continue reading Are Hard Bundled Songs the Next Big Thing in Music?
With Amazon greenlighting six new original Web series and launching its own set-top box, the Fire TV, to boot, and Netflix and Hulu streaming original series to draw in more subscribers, Yahoo is looking to join in the online video content competition. The company is close to buying four original Web series, according to the… Continue reading Yahoo Looking to Splurge on TV-Caliber Original Web Series
Rumors have been circulating for some time now that Amazon would launch a TV box to compete with Apple TV and Roku. Today the online retailer finally debuted the elusive setup in a New York press conference. Dubbed the Amazon Fire TV, the tiny box plugs into your TV to let you watch content from… Continue reading Amazon Fire TV Lets You Stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, Showtime and More
Have your Netflix binges been a little slower than usual? While Netflix users seem pretty excited about the release of the second season of House of Cards, if you’ve been using Comcast’s broadband service to connect, you may have been experiencing throttled traffic. Netflix has been in dispute with Comcast after data was released that… Continue reading Netflix Strikes Deal With Comcast to Improve Streaming Video Performance
Have you been itching to cast more online video to your TV using Chromecast? Now you might be able to! Mere days after Google opened the Chromecast SDK to developers, there’s already a new way to cast online videos to your TV. Just play a video file in Chrome, click the VidCast bookmarklet and wait… Continue reading New Extension for Chromecast Lets You Cast Most Online Videos to Your TV
Have you ever been listening to a song on Spotify only to run out of your allotted free listening time mid-song? In an effort to be more friendly and recruit new users, Spotify has removed the time restrictions that used to limit free users to 10 hours of listening per month (after a six-month grace… Continue reading Spotify Drops Time Limit Restrictions from Free Streaming Music Service
For the first time since launching its streaming-only plan in 2011, Netflix is offering members a new, cheaper streaming plan. For $6.99 a month some new users can sign up for streaming standard-def video to one device – a dollar cheaper than Netflix’s existing high-def streaming service for two devices. According to Adweek, Netflix is… Continue reading For the First Time, Netflix Knocks Down Prices for Streaming Service
It was 2007, the year the first iPhone was released and three years before the first iPad, long before smartphones became an artificial part of our bodies and tablets, a common part of our entertainment regimens. Before even an ounce of demand existed for mobile video streaming, YouTube formed a team whose sole responsibility was… Continue reading Why It Pays to Think Long-Term: After 6 Years of Planning, YouTube Reaches 40% Mobile-Sourced Traffic