Media Streaming

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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Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Player streams 3D

Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Player streams 3D

Sony has upgraded its Streaming Player set-top box with a next-gen SMP-N200 model that now boasts the ability to stream 3D content. The device provides a variety of connection options, allowing you to turn any TV into a connected Smart TV. It was first unveiled at IFA 2011, where it was named one of the top ten new products at the show.

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Google Music Beta account holders get two invites each

Google Music Beta account holders get two invites each

If Google didn’t see fit to bless you with an invite to the launch of its Google Music Beta program you may have felt slighted. You may even know someone that got into the beta round and been more than a little jealous. I hope that jealousy didn’t turn into some sort of bitter feud though considering the announcement that Google has now made.

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Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen, known for their upscale electronics, has today debuted a new media hub called the BeoSound 5 Encore. The device works like a networked media hub and is a more affordable follow-up to their BeoSound 5 introduced in 2009, which was known for its internet radio and an included hard drive. The new Encore edition eschews the hard drive opting for connectivity with a variety of external devices.

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Roku HD heads to Walmart for Father’s Day

Roku HD heads to Walmart for Father’s Day

If your pops is more a gadget hound than the tie sort you need to get a good gadget gift idea for Father's Day that won't leave you broke. If dad likes to watch TV and movies, a nice option is the Roku XD players that will be heading to Walmart just in time for Father's Day. The Roku XD can stream all sorts of content so there is sure to be something for all uses to enjoy. The box is also easier to work than a computer for many users that might like gadgets, but may not be that good with tech.

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Orb BR Released, Turns PS3 or Bluray Player into Media Streaming Hub

Orb BR Released, Turns PS3 or Bluray Player into Media Streaming Hub

Originally scheduled for release in February, Orb BR is out now. Marketed as a low-cost alternative to internet ready TVs and other streaming media center options, Orb BR can transform a PS3 or any Blu-ray player with a network connection into a content streaming media controller. Users simply put the Orb BR disk into their PS3 or Blu-ray player, then download the free software for their iOS or Android device and the free Orb Caster software on their PC or Mac.

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