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Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

There’s a new Sonos controller app out there this week, one delivered for users to take command of their local audio from their smartphone with ease. This app is updated with a new design and extra-simple interface, a new universal search feature, and an update period of "this spring". Android users can test the app today, supposing they’re OK with the Beta state of the software.

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Twitch brings iOS streaming in-game with Asphalt 8

Twitch brings iOS streaming in-game with Asphalt 8

This week the folks at Twitch have announced their first effort in mobile device streaming with in-game integration with the racing game Asphalt 8: Airborne. This game’s streaming abilities will start with the iOS version of the title for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, while we must assume that the Android update will be coming sooner than later. This game is just the first in a long line of Twitch mobile gaming efforts, with streaming coming to both iOS and Android this year.

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NVIDIA responds to OnLive game streaming with GRID

NVIDIA responds to OnLive game streaming with GRID

At the beginning of this month, the game streaming crew at OnLive brought about a sort of rebirth for themselves, launching a service called CloudLift to allow top-tier games to be streamed remotely. They included such titles as The LEGO Movie Videogame and Batman: Arkham Origins, and generally came across as impressive in our OnLive CloudLift Beta hands-on right off the bat. But what about their biggest competitor - NVIDIA GRID?

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Amazon Prime price increase confirmed

Amazon Prime price increase confirmed

Amazon is raising the price of Amazon Prime to $99 per year, with the subscription based package for unlimited two-day shipping of purchases along with streaming video access to Prime Instant Video jumping $20 from its original price. The change, which Amazon had signaled might be in the pipeline during its last financial results call, will affect both new and existing members, with the latter seeing the new price apply when their Prime renews. Amazon Student members will also see a price increase.

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Amazon Prime music streaming to limit playback

Amazon Prime music streaming to limit playback

Amazon's rumored music streaming service could end up limiting how much each Prime subscriber could listen to each track, forcing them to cough up and buy the MP3 if they want further access, insiders claim. The streaming - believed to be Amazon's next addition to its Prime subscription service, which could increase in price from its current $79 per year to as much as $119, the online retailer has warned - would be curtailed after either a set number of plays or a period of time, it's suggested, in an attempt to appease content music-rights holders.

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Twitch Xbox One streaming starts at 4PM PDT in time for Titanfall

Twitch Xbox One streaming starts at 4PM PDT in time for Titanfall

While we’ll likely not be seeing Titanfall streams any earlier than Midnight PDT, Twitch has made clear that their update - allowing usage - on the Xbox One will begin to roll out at 4PM PDT. This update will allow the streaming of several - if not all - games on the Xbox One right off the bat. This update will open the Xbox One up to live streaming gaming for the first time in the console’s short history.

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