This week the folks behind the media streaming app ecosystem Plex have announced that they’re finally out of Beta with Chromecast support. They’ve been testing Chromecast for several weeks now, releasing the Beta version of the app with compatibility for Plex Pass members only. Now that Chromecast support is finalized, Plex is offering it for free to all users.
We’re ramping up to the official launch day for Titanfall - next Tuesday, the 11th of March, that is - and it’s become apparent that a backdoor has been opened. In response to word that players - through various means - would be banned by Respawn Entertainment (the developers of the game) for playing the game earlier than the 11th, the team has made clear that they’ll do no such thing.
Today Twitch begins its journey into the mobile world for gaming streaming. After having started live-streaming games from desktop PCs, the group invaded gaming consoles. With the PlayStation 4 in full effect from launch and the Xbox One starting in on Twitch as of the 11th of March, the company has made clear their intent on commanding the mobile world as well.
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.
Getting content delivered to your PC, TV or mobile device via the Internet is no simple matter, but the business ecosystem working behind that can be even more convoluted. While not exactly pointing to the fact, new data gathered about Internet performance might be pointing the finger at the almost unspoken but widely practiced business of peering.
Pilot season has begun with Amazon and they are asking for help in deciding which of the shows will go on to become a full series. There are ten pilots in total. That group of ten includes some comedy and drama shows and five intended for the younger audience. Regardless of the intended audience, Amazon has all ten of the pilots available for viewing through the Instant Video service.
Supposing you weren't part of the Disney YouTube channel subscriber list and given backstage passes to the uploading of the entire three-season run of the cartoon Gargoyles last year, you likely had no idea they existed. Existed online as a free set of streaming bits, that is. Now Disney is making it a fully public sort of thing: every single episode of the cartoon Gargoyles is up for the watching, in their entirety, straight through Disney's own YouTube channel. This release comes on the 20th anniversary of the debut of the show, if you'd like your daily reminder of the fact that you've been alive a very long time.
In this increasingly mobile and cable-cutting world, watching Super Bowl XLVIII can be a bit tricky for some of us. If you'd rather skip the sports bar and watch the big game from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad, there are a couple options, though the ability is still by and large restricted.
If you've ever tried to use YouTube as a practical measure of how fast your Internet connection is, then you might be in for a surprise. Apparently, Google has the same idea and has launched its Video Quality Report service to gauge an Internet Service Provider's performance based on how well they are able to stream videos from YouTube.