Media Streaming

OUYA promises XBMC support

OUYA promises XBMC support

OUYA, the Android-based gaming console, has secured yet another high-profile app. The team behind the console has courted the XBMC development team, promising that early prototypes will be delivered that should enable XBMC to run on the platform smoothly and without any issues. According to the OUYA Kickstarter page, the team behind OUYA fully support XBMC, with “nearly a third” of the XBMC development team having backed the “open” console.

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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box up for pre-order

Vizio Co-Star Google TV box up for pre-order

Vizio made a strong case for the reintroduction of Google TV when it announced the Co-Star box last month, offering full Google TV functionality plus OnLive capabilities for a penny under $100. The company has begun to take pre-orders for the Co-Star on its website, and is still offering free shipping for anyone willing to give the box a chance. You’ll get access to the full Chrome web browser, Google TV apps, and streaming games with the optional OnLive controller and subscription.

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Google Nexus Q brings media streaming to the home for $299

Google Nexus Q brings media streaming to the home for $299

Didn’t think Google was just going to announce a tablet at I/O, did you? The company will also be showing off a mysterious Nexus Q device. Google say it’s a social streamer that’ll hook up to your speakers and television and pipe content from the cloud, sporting a very cool design to boot. Droid-Life first discovered the reference to the Nexus Q on the Play Store, and now all the details along with an introduction video has emerged.

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Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix isn’t just interested in the movie and TV streaming business: its ultimate goal is to bring original content to the internet too, almost like an additional channel. The company graced the United States with the Lilyhammer series a couple of months ago, and will be bringing the show to the UK and Ireland following a deal with the German distributor.

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Gaikai begins streaming MMORPGs from the cloud

Gaikai begins streaming MMORPGs from the cloud

This week the folks at Gaikai.com, a site known for their streaming of full-fledged game demos normally only available in video form, have announced their intent to bring massively multiplayer online role-playing games to the streaming world. Using their own technology allowing direct streaming from the cloud - no downloads, no physical disks required, Gaikai has already begun showing off Lord of the Rings Online and will soon be releasing Dungeons & Dragons Online as well. All of this comes with a simple Java allowance and simple one-step sign-in process for gamers - welcome to next level online technology!

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Time Warner Cable streaming to Android soon

Time Warner Cable streaming to Android soon

In a move that simply had to start happening sooner or later, the folks at Time Warner Cable have announced that they'll be streaming content to Android devices starting at the end of March 2012. This service was announced in a very low-key Twitter update by Time Warner Cable's own Director of Digital Communication in New York City, Jeff Simmermon. The move to Android for streaming content will come via the most updated version of the Google mobile operating system software Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Netflix for iPad update live now, version 2.0 for interface ease

Netflix for iPad update live now, version 2.0 for interface ease

What you're about to experience is an update that your humble narrator has been waiting for since Summer began, an update to the Netflix instant user interface for iOS, specifically on the iPad 2. This update brings us away from the ever-busting interface we've been subject to for the past however many months, the one that once you're done watching a movie you've got the flip the device upside-down to re-adjust enough to be able to tap*. This update comes free as the app is in the first place and all users should note that they DO need a Netflix account with instant access in order to use this application's many wonderful streaming bits of media.

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Netflix loses 800,000 US subscribers, earnings to dip

Netflix loses 800,000 US subscribers, earnings to dip

Netflix reported its Q3 earnings results today and although the numbers were positive, they won't remain so in the upcoming months. CEO Reed Hastings has admitted that the company's recent stumbles, including price hikes and the now canceled plans for Qwikster, were ill received, tarnishing the company's "hard-earned reputation."

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