Streaming media

Amazon’s next victim is QVC

Amazon’s next victim is QVC

Amazon may have a huge catalog of on-demand video, but the retail behemoth is branching out into live streaming, and home shopping stalwarts like QVC should be worried. "Style Code Live" will be Amazon's first ever live show, streaming a mixture of fashion and beauty content for thirty minutes each day.

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FunimationNow brings streaming anime to your phone

FunimationNow brings streaming anime to your phone

I love watching some anime. From old favorites like Berserk, Elfin Lied, DBZ, and Neon Genesis to newer stuff like Sword Art Online, I enjoy the sort of escape that these types of shows provide. However, getting access to them isn't always the easiest in the US. Thankfully, Funimation is looking to make it even easier to stream your favorite shows.

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Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

While the talk about Samsung being unsatisfied with the performance of its Milk Music streaming service is likely true, the South Korean company has come out and stated that the rumors of talks to purchase Tidal are completely false. Variety reported on Friday that Samsung would be shutting down Milk Music, and the accompanying Milk Video, with plans to replace its streaming media offerings with the Tidal purchase, according to unnamed sources.

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Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

We already know that the new car show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — essentially the "new" Top Gear — has found a home on Amazon's streaming video service, and that the BBC's reboot of the "old" Top Gear will debut on the UK network in late May with a new set of hosts. But about when it comes time for this iteration of Top Gear to head to streaming services? If a new report from The Guardian is correct, Netflix is already making early bids for the show's rights.

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New on Netflix in March: list of all movies and TV shows added this month

New on Netflix in March: list of all movies and TV shows added this month

For March of 2016, Netflix is adding a whole slew of new programming - movies and TV shows alike. Should we even call them TV shows anymore? Maybe more like "flix" - streamable shows of all sorts. In this batch you'll find a bit batch being released on the 1st, then a few here and there for the rest of the month, just a few at a time. If you're waiting for Sunshine Superman, you'll be waiting until the 31st.

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Facebook Live Video is now available on Android

Facebook Live Video is now available on Android

Following a debut back in December, Facebook's Live Video feature has gradually been making its way to mobile, starting with iPhone users in the US. Now it's time for those with Android devices to get in on the phone, as the live streaming tool is making its debut on Google's mobile platform this week, the social networking company has announced.

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Doctor Who is coming to Amazon Prime

Doctor Who is coming to Amazon Prime

This hasn't been a great year for Doctor Who fans. It's the first time since the series was rebooted that will get no new episodes, save for the Christmas Special. It'll be sometime in 2017 before we see regular episodes return, and as a kicker, the show was pulled from both Netflix and Hulu. This means that it is currently not streaming anywhere that's accessible in the US. But that's about to change.

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Music video service Vevo is developing a paid subscription plan

Music video service Vevo is developing a paid subscription plan

Vevo, the company that seems to publish just about every music video on YouTube these days, in addition to offering its own video apps on mobile, has revealed that its working on a paid subscription plan for its service. Vevo's apps today on iOS, Android, and Apple TV all rely on viewers watching ad-supported content. But with YouTube diving into paid services, including YouTube Red and YouTube Music, Vevo's is looking to do the same.

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Better Call Saul season 2 debuts on UK Netflix, US Amazon

Better Call Saul season 2 debuts on UK Netflix, US Amazon

Better Call Saul, AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off, has just kicked off its second season, and now fans have another option to catch the latest episodes should they miss the original broadcast (and aren't able to save them on a DVR). The season premier is already available on streaming services in Europe and the US, although not the same one. Both Netflix and Amazon have grabbed the licensing agreements for the show, it just depends on which side of the ocean you're on.

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New Kanye West album hits Tidal for exclusive streaming

New Kanye West album hits Tidal for exclusive streaming

In case you haven't heard (possibly because you've been without internet, while living on Mars, under a rock), hip-hop megastar Kanye West has just released a new album, dubbed The Life of Pablo. When not engaging in fights on Twitter, West has been sharing tentative titles and track details for several weeks on the social network. Now it's finally here, and if you want start streaming it, you need to be subscribed to the Tidal music service.

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Dr Dre TV show detailed as Apple original called Vital Signs

Dr Dre TV show detailed as Apple original called Vital Signs

Musician Dr Dre has been tipped to be creating a semi-autobiographical TV show with Apple by the name of Vital Signs. At this time it is not clear where the first season of this show will debut, but if you're betting, you'd do well to bet on an Apple product like Apple TV and/or iTunes. Dre helped made Beats by Dre explode as a headphone brand then a music service, following up by an acquisition by Apple. Now the video age begins.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Gigabit chip ready for live streaming VR

Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Gigabit chip ready for live streaming VR

The folks at Qualcomm have revealed that they want to jam so much internet speed through their chips, you won't know what to do with it all. The company's 6th-generation LTE modem chipset will support "download speeds up to 1Gbps" and will be what they describe as "the mobile industry's first announced LTE Advanced Pro modem that also has support for Licensed Assisted Access. While it reach Gigabit Class LTE speeds, this chip will use the same amount of spectrum as Category 9 LTE devices - no big deal!

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