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Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Back in April, popular Internet radio service Rdio decided to jump feet-first into the movie streaming business, launching the comparably named Vdio digital movie service as a beta offering. The beta opened up to all users in the United States and UK by June, but over the last six months it has been more or less limping along, and now, on the cusp of the new year, Rdio has elected to close it down.

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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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Netflix for iOS update brings auto-play and more recommendations

Netflix for iOS update brings auto-play and more recommendations

Netflix has updated its iOS app today with a couple of new features that are mostly minor, but are said to improve the app's experience overall. Just as with the web-based version of Netflix and other app versions, the new iOS app now automatically plays the next episode of a TV series after the previous episode ends. The update also includes recommendations that appear after a movie ends.

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Amazon Originals crowdsources pilot potential with LOVEFiLM

Amazon Originals crowdsources pilot potential with LOVEFiLM

Subscribers to LOVEFiLM who want to have their own chance to help decide what shows are available on the streaming service will now have the opportunity. Amazon has announced that it will be offering 14 brand-new shows from Amazon Studios that will be available exclusively on LOVEFiLM for consideration. The idea is to get people to watch the shows and then vote on whether or not the pilots should be turned into a full series.

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M-GO digital entertainment service available for iPad users

M-GO digital entertainment service available for iPad users

One of the most common things people do on their iPads and other tablets or smartphone device is to stream video from various streaming services such as Netflix. A new movie streaming service is now available for Safari users on the iPad and the iPad mini. The service is called M-GO and it has been fully optimized for operation on the iPad.

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LOVEFiLM announces new deal with Warner Bros. International TV distribution

LOVEFiLM announces new deal with Warner Bros. International TV distribution

If you're a fan of Amazon's LOVEFiLM streaming video service in the UK, you have some new programs to enjoy. Amazon has announced a new deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution that will add new top-quality television content to the instant streaming video content service. The new streaming content is available as of today to UK subscribers.

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Netflix introduces Netflix Social to share favorite movies and shows with friends

Netflix introduces Netflix Social to share favorite movies and shows with friends

I bet you wish you could share all the fascinating things you're watching on Netflix with friends, and thanks to a new feature that Netflix announced today, you finally can. Netflix Social is the company's first attempt at getting in on the social networking buzz with Facebook, and it allows you to see what's popular among your friends.

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Netflix for iOS updates with improved UI and zoom controls

Netflix for iOS updates with improved UI and zoom controls

Netflix pushed out a pretty significant update, which brings the streaming app up to an even version 3.0. The update includes an improved player user interface, where you can just tap to display the video titles if you're using the app on the iPad. Netflix also brought the zoom control back, which allows you to watch shows in full screen.

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Weekend Watching: Criterion Collection free on Hulu

Weekend Watching: Criterion Collection free on Hulu

Attention all you cinephiles out there. Erase all of your weekend plans become something amazing has happened. The Criterion Collection will be available for free on Hulu all weekend long. Granted, not all Criterion films are available, but you'll find most of them on there, including some titles that Criterion hasn't even released on DVD or Blu-ray.

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Amazon to get Stephen King miniseries while it’s still showing on CBS

Amazon to get Stephen King miniseries while it’s still showing on CBS

Stephen King is one of the world's best-selling authors and he writes all sorts of stories typically in the horror realm. This summer, CBS will air a 13-episode miniseries based on King's book called Under the Dome. People who prefer to watch streaming content and have a membership to Amazon Prime will be able to watch the miniseries as well.

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Netflix to introduce social features in 2013

Netflix to introduce social features in 2013

Just days after a bill passed through the Senate that removes previous restrictions that prevented companies from sharing customer video rental history, a Netflix spokesperson has confirmed that they "plan to introduce social features" for US customers sometime in 2013. After President Obama signs the bill, Netflix will flip the switch on the new features.

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Redbox Instant priced starting at $6 per month, will be invite only

Redbox Instant priced starting at $6 per month, will be invite only

Buzz about Redbox's upcoming movie-streaming service, Redbox Instant, has been floating around wildly the past few months, and it's finally almost close to launching. While there still isn't a solid release date for the new service, other than later this month, it's been confirmed that plans will start at $6 per month, which is lower than both Netflix and Hulu Plus.

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