While not necessarily shown off at this year's IFA, we can say that it was by proxy. Considering the presence that the company has at this year's show, we think it counts. In any event, they've just officially announced that their brand new StorE TV+ is coming to the market soon, and it offers up plenty of goodies for anyone who wants to get their streaming media on. Especially if you're not a fan of watching TV on your computer, and prefer to see it right there, on your TV, where it should be.
Sony is already starting to make some waves at this year's IFA event, over there across the pond. With a few announcements ready to go public today, they've pulled the curtain off their video-on-demand service, which will now forever be known as Qriocity. It's been on the workbench for quite some time now, and it's good to finally see that Sony's unveiling the project for a market release here in just a matter of weeks. Though, if you're not in a few select countries in Europe, you'll have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on the streaming digital content.
With a brand new Apple event just about to take place tomorrow, we're a bit surprised to hear talk of another company thinking about doing something we've already heard Apple talking over, in their own way. This time around, according to sources familiar with the matter, it's Amazon, and they are aiming at taking a stab at Netflix, along with TV in general, in making an online streaming service available to its customers.
Welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. By now, you've probably finished your dinner, and you're sitting back to get a recap of some of the other stories that have made the rounds over the Interwebs. Well, that's exactly why we're here. So, sit back and enjoy. To start us off, we have the Best of R3 Media. We've got the first images of the Samsung Fascinate, along with Hulu Plus getting announced, and to wrap it up we've got some more Verizon iPhone rumors for you. And then in the Dredge 'Net, it looks like Google's back in China, and there's a real flying car.
Rumor after rumor, all of which were pointed at a paid version of one of the Internet's favorite media-streaming sites. And today marks the day you can put a big red 'X' on your calendar, because Hulu Plus is finally official. There's plenty of details to be had at the moment, and yet they're all dangerously scarce at the same time. Some of the rumors have turned out to be true, while still others are surprises.
Hulu Plus. Hopefully you think that has a ring to it, because with another "confirmation" from Reuters, it's looking more and more like one of the Internet's favorite media streaming websites is about to add a premium feature. We've already heard plenty about what we could expect if such a thing did happen, if Hulu Plus did become a reality, and so we're not surprised that two of the previous devices are mentioned again in the report. Now, all we need is a time line for launch.
Toshiba have announced a new LED HDTV, the UX600 series, complete with an included WiFi adapter in the box and the ability to access YouTube, VUDU, Pandora and various social networking services like Facebook and Twitter. Three models in the UX600 range will be available initially, the 40UX600, 46UX600 and 55UX600 sized at 40-inches, 46-inches and 55-inches respectively.
The word’s out today from the NY Times that that Wal-Mart is set to acquire Vudu, the online movie streaming service in an acquisition set to be worth approximately $100 million. Additional information and the full press release can be found after the break.