Streaming video services now comprise 70% of Americans’ Internet use at night—which means that hardly anyone is using BitTorrent anymore. RIP, piracy. Arise, Sir Netflix.
I still remember that terrible night in 2011 when millions of fans screamed in agony as Game of Thrones started, stuttered, and died on HBO Go. We all felt burned by HBO’s crappy internet service. But HBO Now, launched just in time for last night’s GOT premiere, promised to be better. Was it? Yes.
The single best reason to buy a Roku? You’re looking at it. Roku is the only streaming media box that does all the comparison shopping for you. Why pay $3 to rent a movie when you can stream it with your existing Netflix plan, or on Crackle for free? And soon, Roku’s comparison shopping will become more powerful than…
Sling TV was just the first step. Now, Sony's PlayStation Vue is taking internet TV to the next level. Starting at $50 a month for some 50 channels, you'll still be paying cable prices for what you get, and there'll be channels you'll miss—but trust me, you've never seen TV quite like this.
That final unwavering bastion of old media—cable TV—is crumbling. And, surprise, tech giants are the ones putting the last nail in its coffin. But what will their alternative cost us? Let's take a look.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is working on a set-top box that will be ready in time for the holidays. And surprise, surprise, the lynchpin of this rumor is that Amazon has some major content deals in the works.
Starting tomorrow, MOG users will have access its 11 million song library for free with no monthly usage cap—as long as they're willing to put up with ads and actively interact with other users.
You play with fire and you'll get burned. Fox, which recently delayed new episodes of TV shows from streaming on Hulu until 8 days after they've aired, has already seen a spike in piracy for those shows.
Hulu needs owners who aren't ancient and terrible. Apple needs a streaming video service that isn't ancient and terrible. So based on those unconfirmed reports that Apple is interested in buying Hulu, I have only one demand: DO IT.
You probably know Netflix raised its prices. And, like everyone else, you're probably outraged at the death of $10 1 disc + streaming plan. But the $6 price hike doesn't have to be the end of the world.
As much as I hate to say it, the Zune is more or less dead. It's been a year and a half since we've seen a redesign, and though Zune hardware has always been quality, Microsoft seems to have refocused their handheld efforts behind WP7 (with rumors of an Xbox-branded device). But there's also Microsoft's Zune…
So, you'd love to get the movies, music, and photos from your laptop to your living room, but you don't want to buy another box, right? Well, If you have a game console, you're in luck. ZOMG IT'S SOOOO EASY.
Click to viewStreaming Netflix to your PS3 is about to get a whole lot nicer. Starting next week you'll be able to stream Instant Watch content without the Netflix disc—Hallelujah!—as well as watch some content in 1080i with 5.1-channel surround sound.
Rdio, the all-you-can-eat music streaming service that we've previously showed you in screenshots, no longer requires an invite, or even a credit card, to try out for three days free. After that, it's $5 per month for desktop and browser access, and $10 per month for streaming and offline access on iPhones, Android,…
Dave Zatz got an early peek at Monsoon's new video placeshifter, the Volcano, and was pleasantly surprised by its feature set, which combines the functionality of a Slingbox with that of a Slingcatcher. Oh, reeaaaallly?
TiVo's not the only box offering HD content from Amazon VOD, Roku has also announced HD Amazon downloads which are available today.
MTV doesn't play music videos. Magazines are dying. Radio is all about the $$$. It's no secret the old modes of music discovery have been thrown out the window. Thankfully, new music-finders are here: