Streaming Video

Roku hits 5 million players shipped milestone

Roku hits 5 million players shipped milestone

Roku, the nifty streaming video device that brings a variety of easily-accessible content to your television, just reached its newest milestone: the shipment of its 5 millionth device in the United States. The massively popular device is used to stream what has amounted to billions of hours of TV shows and movies, among other content. As part of its celebration, the company has released an infograph on the evolution of streamed television.

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Netflix app hits 720p on Windows Phone 8

Netflix app hits 720p on Windows Phone 8

It's been far too long since Netflix was fullscreen on all Windows Phone devices - this week the app has been updated to include 720p displays for Windows Phone 8. As an added bonus, this update will work for not just Windows Phone 8, but Windows Phone 7.8 devices as well. As Microsoft's push for a fully-stocked app store continues, big names like Netflix kicks like this are a bit of a high-five on the way up.

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Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify is looking to change things up by adding exclusive video on-demand (VOD) content to its list of services. It wants to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, all of which who have their own exclusive video series that help generate revenue and attract subscribers. Spotify hopes that by developing its own original video content or TV series, it can increase its profit margins.

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Vimeo on Demand lets content creators charge for videos

Vimeo on Demand lets content creators charge for videos

Vimeo, one of the top video content sharing websites, is implementing a new feature today that will allow Vimeo users with Pro accounts to sell their videos to their audience. The feature is called "Vimeo on Demand", and content creators can choose whatever content they want to sell, whether its films, episodes, skits, anything for whatever price they want. The sellers are able to sell their content through Vimeo or their own personal website.

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Koozoo turns old smartphones into streaming web cams

Koozoo turns old smartphones into streaming web cams

A new service called Koozoo has launched and promises to be the first platform dedicated to unlocking the potential of sharing live video of public places around the world. The service is able to do this using a new mobile application that runs on a network of smartphone video cameras. The idea is to create a crowd-sourced network of continuously broadcasted video that is streamed to the Internet via smartphones.

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Super Bowl 2013 streaming video sources: a brief guide

Super Bowl 2013 streaming video sources: a brief guide

This Super Bowl Sunday you're going to be working with slim pickings as far as choices for real live streams of the big game, but they do indeed exist. You can certainly go ahead and watch the game on your television with a regular ol' cable connection, of course, and that will bring you the highest-definition delivery without a doubt. But if you're all about the web and maybe even don't have a massive television or cable to connect, the internet will be your friend all day long.

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Netflix Player stand-alone hardware revealed (and why you can’t have it)

Netflix Player stand-alone hardware revealed (and why you can’t have it)

This week we're coming into the understanding that Netflix has had and likely still has a working collection of stand-alone Roku-like devices in their warehouse collecting dust - and why they were cut from production at the zero hour back in 2007. This device was known as the Netflix Player and was outlined in a lovely video presentation made in-house by Netflix under the title "The Griffin Initiative". This project was, as its creators recall, just "weeks" away from launch when it was cut down to the ground by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

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Looxcie HD Explore Review

Looxcie HD Explore Review

It's time to have a close-up look at the newest model wearable camera ready for 1080p recording, direct-to-Facebook live streaming, and the ability to connect to your smartphone for remote control - the Looxcie HD. This machine builds on the abilities of the past with the original Looxcie Bluetooth video camera that we reviewed back in April of 2011. Back then the camera was an ear-wrap sort of situation while here we've got a slightly larger machine, made for mounting to your hiking backpack, your helmet, or basically anything flat that you'll be able to stick to with the sticky pads included in the box.

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Hulu asks investors for $200 million

Hulu asks investors for $200 million

The Wall Street Journal reports that Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has asked the owners of the streaming video site for about $200 million in additional funding. Three major movie and TV companies own Hulu including Walt Disney Co., Comcast Corp., and News Corp. Hulu hopes to use the additional $200 million to fund the purchasing of more programs and overseas expansion.

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