Meerkat and Periscope Can Really Chew Through Your Precious Data

New livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope help people share snippets of their lives—but they also gobble down data. Enough data that you might blow past your data cap. If you’re serious about streaming, you might need a bigger data plan! » 3/31/15 7:42pm Yesterday 7:42pm

PlayStation Vue Review: Online TV Is Great, But It's Still Pretty Dumb

Television is experiencing a digital renaissance. Cutting the cord no longer means severing you from live TV. We're witnessing the birth of true internet television, and Sony's PlayStation Vue is the service with the most to offer as of today. » 3/26/15 11:55am Thursday 11:55am

Facebook Will Put 360-Degree Spherical Videos Right In Your News Feed

I think that 360-degree video is going to be a big deal. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg agrees! He just announced that Facebook will be able to embed spherical videos right in your News Feed, much like YouTube 360. » 3/25/15 1:44pm 3/25/15 1:44pm

Taylor Swift Put All Her Music On Jay-Z's Pet Streaming Service

Taylor Swift, part-time pop star and full-time crusader for the rights of impoverished pop artists, made headlines last year when she yanked her music off Spotify. Well, streaming Swift is back — on a service you've probably never heard of. » 3/24/15 11:00pm 3/24/15 11:00pm

Amazon Fire Stick's New Wi-Fi Powers Let You Stream Almost Anywhere 

Dig through Amazon's new software update for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and you'll find an intriguing detail—one that shows us where streaming TV is heading. Mainly to your hotel room. » 3/24/15 12:38pm 3/24/15 12:38pm

You Should Go Get Your Free 8GB Of SXSW Music

SXSW, the back-patting tech conference masquerading as a music festival, is wrapping up tonight down in Austin. In among the press conferences, there's been time for some actual bands to play — and for those of us unable to be there in person, the festival has released 8.42 gigabytes of DRM-free MP3s for your… » 3/22/15 11:34pm 3/22/15 11:34pm

YouTube's Ready To Blow Your Mind With 360-Degree Videos

We told you that YouTube would support 360-degree videos. Now, they're here: as of today, Google's streaming video service now serves up videos that let you look in any direction—not just where the camera is pointing. Needless to say, this could be a Big. Freaking. Deal. » 3/13/15 2:00pm 3/13/15 2:00pm

Two-Fifths of American Households Now Use Video Streaming Services

A new report by the media measurement organization Nielsen reveals that more than two-in-five American households now subscribe to an online video streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime. » 3/12/15 6:20am 3/12/15 6:20am

Netflix on an NES Is the Best Worst Way to Watch Netflix

There's no reason you would ever need to rig up an NES to run Netflix. Which is why it's so great that these two delightfully insane Netflix engineers did it for us. Because at long last, we can finally see the House of Cards intro in all the horrific, 8-bit glory absolutely no one ever intended. » 3/10/15 2:30pm 3/10/15 2:30pm

If You've Been on the Fence About Roku, Today's a Good Day to Get One

If you need a good streaming box for any of your TVs, the excellent Roku 3 is down to $77 today on Amazon, which is within a few bucks of an all-time low. » 3/09/15 9:45am 3/09/15 9:45am

Netflix Is Resurrecting Inspector Gadget

Du nuh nuh nuh nuh, Inspector Gadget is coming to Netflix. The absolutely amazing 80s gadget adventure show is being resurrected in CGI form along with the amazing 80s spy show Danger Mouse and three other kids' shows. The best part? This is happening very soon. Inspector Gadget premieres on March 27. » 2/25/15 7:15pm 2/25/15 7:15pm

Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out. » 2/17/15 12:42pm 2/17/15 12:42pm

These Are the Songs You Have Sex to, According to Spotify

Music for the bedroom is no longer a case of slipping Barry White onto your vinyl player and leaning in to your loved on. More likely, it means firing up a cloud-based playlist and routing it through your Bluetooth speaker. So, perhaps, unsurprisingly, Spotify knows exactly what you're listening to when you do the… » 2/13/15 5:47am 2/13/15 5:47am

AMC Over The Internet For $20 a Month? Sign Me Up.

I've never paid for live television, and Sling TV wasn't changing my mind. The $20-a-month app that streams live TV on the internet just didn't have anything that interested me. But then, a bombshell: AMC is coming to Sling TV too. The Walking Dead. Mad Men. Better Call Saul. I could watch them when my friends do. » 2/10/15 7:15pm 2/10/15 7:15pm

How to Watch Super Bowl XLIX Online 

Super Bowl XLIX is tomorrow. Cord-cutting SportsHeads need not fret: If you don't have a TV, it's pretty easy to watch it online this year. NBC is streaming it for free on its website, and even if you don't have cable, you'll be able to watch from within the U.S. » 1/31/15 6:00pm 1/31/15 6:00pm

Snapchat's First Webseries Is Exactly as Terrible as You'd Expect 

Snapchat has unleashed its first ephemeral scripted webseries, Literally Can't Even. The first five-minute episode, "Sip & Surf Party XXX," is available today on the Snap Channel in the app's new Discover platform. » 1/31/15 2:00pm 1/31/15 2:00pm

Jay-Z Is Taking on Spotify By Buying Aspiro For $56m

Jay-Z is buying the Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro—which currently runs two music services—for $56 million, in a bid to take on Spotify. » 1/30/15 7:15am 1/30/15 7:15am

Walmart's Vudu-Only Chromecast Knockoff Somehow Wasn't Just a Bad Dream

I Was There When a GoPro Rig Completely Changed the X Games

If you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the new GoPro POV system in action. I'm at the Games now and got a peek at the hardware, and it's clear that while it's early days yet, this represents a gigantic leap forward in live sports broadcasting. » 1/23/15 4:00pm 1/23/15 4:00pm