Media Streaming

Chromecast Plex media center app support may come soon

Chromecast Plex media center app support may come soon

The Google Chromecast device has proven to be a very popular way to stream content from portable devices to a big screen TV in the living room. One of the big draws of the Chromecast device is that it is very cheap at under $40. Despite the low price and good performance of the device, there are some features that users are clamoring for.

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Spotify Artists analytics offers musicians an idea of how much they can earn

Spotify Artists analytics offers musicians an idea of how much they can earn

Spotify is a music streaming service that wants to increase the number of artists that use its platform. In an attempt to lure in more artists to their service, particularly independent artists, Spotify has launched a new Spotify Artists page. The Artists website is an attempt to explain how the Spotify business model works.

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PS4 gets Lovefilm streaming in the UK

PS4 gets Lovefilm streaming in the UK

The Sony PS4 game console has recently launched in the US to high demand and short supply. Sony had previously announced the apps that would be available for launch on the PS4 in the US, including Netflix and Hulu Plus. A new streaming application for PS4 buyers in the UK was announced today.

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Showtime Anytime lands for Time Warner Cable subscribers

Showtime Anytime lands for Time Warner Cable subscribers

Time Warner Cable has announced some good news for subscribers that have Showtime on their cable plan. Subscribers to Time Warner can now get access to the Showtime Anytime authentication service. This service allows free, on demand access to Showtime content on mobile devices.

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Netflix to launch second season of Lilyhammer on December 13

Netflix to launch second season of Lilyhammer on December 13

Netflix has hit a home run with some of its original programming. One of the most popular original shows that Netflix offers is House of Cards. However, the first of the Netflix original shows was Lilyhammer. That show was announced in January of this year for the first time.

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Netflix and YouTube consume over 50% of fixed network data in North America

Netflix and YouTube consume over 50% of fixed network data in North America

A new report is in from Sandvine, which is a provider of broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators. The company has published its Internet traffic trends report called "Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013." The report is compiled from data from some of the 250 customers Sandvine has around North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa among other places.

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Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Cloud storage and streaming service Streamnation has just added a new feature to its arsenal that could potentially ruffle the feathers of a few entities in the entertainment industry. It will now be allowing users to not only upload "DRM-free" copies of their favorite films and TV shows, but actually let others watch them as well, at practically no cost.

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AudioBox.fm streaming media aggregator upgraded for iOS 7

AudioBox.fm streaming media aggregator upgraded for iOS 7

AudioBox.fm, the streaming media aggregator that combines SkyDrive, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other streaming media services under one roof--along with the files on your hard drive and those you upload to the AudioBox cloud--has been rebuilt from the ground up for iOS 7. The app includes some new ways to stream your music from multiple sources in addition to deeper integration with the new iOS Control Center. The company is also working on an API that lets developers build their own interface on top of AudioBox's underlying streaming technology.

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Roku enhances Android app with Play on Roku video streaming

Roku enhances Android app with Play on Roku video streaming

Roku has just announced that its Roku Android app has just gotten a new talent: streaming videos from phones to TVs via the Play on Roku feature. The update comes just a month after Roku announced the addition of video streaming to its iOS app, promising an Android version for selected devices to come later.

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Qualcomm details AllPlay, a multi-room streaming AirPlay competitor

Qualcomm details AllPlay, a multi-room streaming AirPlay competitor

This afternoon Qualcomm announced their own wireless home audio streaming platform. It's called AllPlay, and is designed to allow users the option to wirelessly stream music to any room or speaker throughout their home, separately. Not only that, but the platform uses AllJoyn, so you can stream music from multiple sources and apps as well.

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Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

The gang over the FCC has done us a solid and offered up some images and details of the Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle. The first details about this device surfaced earlier in the month and the FCC filing has now been updated with more details and pictures. The Sony TV dongle is the first new Google TV hardware seen since Chromecast launched.

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Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will be making Windows 8.1 available for download for all those users out there in the wild that work now with a full version of Windows 8. This release is being tipped as being a bit of a veil for a much larger shake-up to the Microsoft desktop and mobile ecosystem, said to be merging the two into one in a massive undertaking that'll dwarf the many tiny changes to the Windows software family. This isn't just about booting to desktop.

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