Global information company Nielsen is months into a program that allows it to track the performance of shows on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, the Wall Street Journal reports. This sort of data could offer major studios the ammo they desperately want in order to negotiate higher licensing fees.
If you shop online, an Amazon Prime membership is easily worth it for the free two-day shipping alone. But that’s not all a Prime membership gets you. Here are some of the perks you may have forgotten.
Who doesn't love great films? But it takes a certain sort of person (and a certain sort of patience) to appreciate, and even love, films that may never be considered cinematic greatness. But we love them all the same.
The biggest problem with 4K displays is that they lack content that actually takes advantage of all those extra pixels, but when Netflix introduced House of Cards, along with other titles, as supporting 4K, it was certainly a step in the right direction. Now, that the streaming company's adoption is underway, it's…
Chromecast, Google's $35 3-inch streaming dongle, turns one-year-old today and the company is cutting users in on the celebration. For three months, anyone with a Chromecast can jam out with a free 90-day subscription to All Access Music, a usually $10 monthly service through Google Play. There's only one major catch:…
Back in the dark ages of the internet, if you wanted streaming video you had to deal with too few options and too many janky browser interfaces. But we've entered a golden era of streaming; almost every major provider has tablet and phone-friendly apps, meaning you never have to suffer through the malaise of being…
Netflix is currently rolling out infrastructure to pump 3D and higher-quality HD content through the pipes to your home. But Time Warner is upset: it thinks that Netflix's plan to only offer the new conent to ISPs that participate in its Open Connect initiative is unfair on consumers.
As real-time communication is increasingly becoming the internet standard, Twelephone is stepping in taking voice and video calling straight to Twitter, no middleman required.
You know those semi-shady websites that seem to stream every movie and TV show imaginable? Or, you know, YouTube? If a new bill by Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Cornyn passes, spreading copyrighted works on them will be a felony.
As part of a mondo two-year content deal that Netflix has signed with CBS, episodes from every generation of Star Trek will arrive on the Watch Instantly wunderservice starting in April. It's unclear exactly how many episodes or seasons are included in the offering, but if they decide to leave some of Voyager off the…
After talk of a movie-streaming service from Amazon has been going on for years, the Financial Times has today reported that yes, they are about to launch a Netflix-defying service. Supposedly Amazon Prime members will be able to access it (just another brilliant reason to sign up to Prime membership, in my opinion),…
Engadget has some screens that show a free unlimited video streaming option for Amazon Prime subscribers. With all the other perks Amazon Prime users get, this new free Amazon streaming service could challenge the awesome Netflix Watch Instantly for streaming supremacy.
Just when Nintendo-loving Netflix streamers were feeling left out in the cold, Wii has joined the PS3 in dropping the Netflix disc requirement. Instead, Netflix is available as a download from the Wii Shop Channel.
Verizon is preparing to launch cloud-based media streaming for all its FiOS subscribers. The service will allow you to store your music, photos, and videos on their servers and play them back on your phone, laptop, or other mobile device.
CNET's caught wind of some conversations Apple's had with the four majors, specifically that if their cloud-based music service launches in the coming months it'll only be a soft-launch, minus the punch-packing features they really want to enable. Like video.
As rumored, Qik has outlined its premium service subscription, which will cost $5 a month from July 15th. Before that date, all the new features are free to try out now—including higher than VGA video quality, unlimited video archiving, video mail, the ability to upload and share video with the camera, automatic…
Just 11 months ago Brits were popping bottles of Vueve Clicquot in the streets, celebrating over the news that Hulu was packing its bags and flying over for a launch. Now, those party poppers lay in the gutter in tatters.
It's not quite the App Store, but Ustream's broadcasting app is here on jailbroken iPhones. It joins Qik, which already does the same thing.