movie streaming

Report: Amazon bringing ad-supported video service next year

Report: Amazon bringing ad-supported video service next year

Unless you have Amazon Prime, seeing their “Instant Video” app on your Roku or other streaming device is just one big tease. Unless you sign up for the $99/year quick-shipping Prime option, Instant Video is useless. Though we’ve heard this kind of rumor before, it’s back, and from a new source. It seems Amazon may be prepping an ad-supported Instant Video layer, which would make their service free or very low-cost to use for those without Prime. The new video streaming offering is said to be part of an “overhaul” at Amazon’s media branch.

Continue Reading

Samsung releases Milk Video exclusively for Galaxy owners

Samsung releases Milk Video exclusively for Galaxy owners

Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners are getting a new feature today. Milk, Samsung’s umbrella brand for media, has a video player launching today, the appropriately named Milk video. The service is designed for streaming of shorter video clips (but not ‘Vine’ short) rather than longer-form content. You might catch a music video, but it’s doubtful you’ll see an uploaded episode of an old TV show. Milk Video may sound a bit like a YouTube competitor, but it pulls content from there (among other sources), so it’s really not.

Continue Reading

Netflix killing public API today, wants you to use their app instead

Netflix killing public API today, wants you to use their app instead

If you’re using a non-Netflix app to access Netflix content, things might be grim for you after today. Netflix is shuttering their public API program, which allowed a host of third party apps and streaming services to access their library of content. The API also gave data on our watching habits to Developers, which was intended to improve viewing recommendations. Any app using the API will be met with a 404 error message should it try to access Netflix content.

Continue Reading

Roku gets Play Movies & TV to duel with Android TV

Roku gets Play Movies & TV to duel with Android TV

Roku was on the forefront of making low-cost, reliable streaming devices for your living room, bedroom, or anywhere else you might have a TV and a shelf. They held sway until the Chromecast came in and knocked them off their low-cost pedestal, too. Unrelenting, Roku took steps to make sure we used their service, even letting us stream pics and video from our Android devices. Now they’re taking another step closer to Google, and will start offering up Play Movies & TV via your Roku.

Continue Reading

Google Play Movies can now download movies on iOS

Google Play Movies can now download movies on iOS

Google might have its own platform and services ecosystem, but it isn't shutting out others from the party. At least not all of them. As a gesture of good will, Google is updating its Play Movies app from iTunes to include one very important feature: the ability to download movies for offline viewing.

Continue Reading

Would you pay for Google Play Movies All Access?

Would you pay for Google Play Movies All Access?

Would you pay for Play Movies All Access? If so, how much would you pay? That was the question we posed to our Facebook audience today, and the results were mixed. Some were very interested, while others had a different view on the matter.

Continue Reading

Netflix scouting for a P2P engineer hints future implementation

Netflix scouting for a P2P engineer hints future implementation

Peer-to-peer networks trigger numerous applications and the most commonly known application is file sharing. This is the app that popularised the technology and now Netflix is looking to hire an expert from this field. The job application has put forth the question: is Netflix looking to add P2P technology to its streaming service?

Continue Reading

Netflix lands new original comedy called Grace and Frankie

Netflix lands new original comedy called Grace and Frankie

It seems like everytime that I turn around Netflix is announcing a new original series. I like that the company is constantly adding new original content to its lineup. Netflix has the very popular House of Cards original series. It also recently announced a new series From Dusk Till Dawn and another new series is in the works based on Pablo Escobar.

Continue Reading

Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Three years, 50 partners, and 13,000 Japanese media assets later, Hulu is drawing one chapter of its international venture to a close. Though the video streaming service isn't exactly withdrawing from the Japanese market, it will be handing off bulk of the responsibility of running things over to the Nippon Television Network Corporation, more popularly known as Nippon TV.

Continue Reading

Amazon Prime and LOVEFiLM to combine in UK next week

Amazon Prime and LOVEFiLM to combine in UK next week

Amazon has announced a significant change for its streaming movie and video services in the UK is coming next week. Amazon will be combining its Amazon Prime Instant Video and LOVEFiLM streaming services into one offering starting February 26. Amazon says that these two services have millions of customers in the UK.

Continue Reading

Netflix aims to improve recommendations via a distributed neural network

Netflix aims to improve recommendations via a distributed neural network

If you are a Netflix subscriber, you have undoubtedly watched some of the films that the recommendation engine lists for you at one point or another. I'd wager you have also looked at some of those films and wondered exactly how Netflix thinks they are related to what you like. Netflix is always out to make that recommendation service better.

Continue Reading

Netflix to delete over 80 movies and TV shows for the New Year

Netflix to delete over 80 movies and TV shows for the New Year

If you have had a subscription to Netflix for very long, you know that the service adds and removes content regularly. Netflix says that most of the removing of content has to do with licensing deals struck with the studios. If you have been holding off watching some older movies on the streaming service, today is the last day for some content.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16