Amidst recent news that Chromecast's support has extended to RedBox among other services, a tidbit of information appeared on the forums for media player VLC late last month letting users know it will soon join the list. When isn't known, but support for all desktop platforms and iOS is in the pipeline.
Amidst growing concern over the Internet's scalability in the face of rising online media consumption, Apple is rumored to be seeking a partnership with Comcast. If things go according to Apple's plans, it will gain a huge advantage over other TV streaming rivals by having its content travel over a separate line along the "last mile".
This morning YouTube went down at approximately 11AM CST, with reports coming in throughout the hour. At the moment it would not appear that collection pages are down, just pages with display information about the videos and the videos themselves. Users trying to access YouTube videos throughout the United States are seeing messages that include talk of "something went wrong" and the always classic "A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation."
House of Cards, the popular Netflix original that snubbed HBO for the Internet video streaming service, will soon be available to Comcast Xfinity subscribers who don't have a Netflix account. Such is the result of a recent deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which handles certain elements of the show's distribution.
Aereo, which is facing an upcoming battle in Supreme Court and was recently told to shut down service in Utah and Colorado, has a new enemy in its midst: the Department of Justice. In an amicus filed with the Supreme Court today, the Justice Department asked that Aereo's streak of good luck be reversed.
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.
Any Netflix user will know there are times you doze off mid-show or movie, leaving it to continue playing after you've stopped watching -- an annoying reality that results in fast-forwarding through a show for the spot you fell asleep the next time you want to watch it. In the company's latest Hack Day, five Netflix engineers developed a solution.
When attempting to view certain content on YouTube, German viewers are presented with one of the many content-blocked notifications the video streaming service offers up, this one in particular blaming German rights organization GEMA for the lack of availability. GEMA didn't take kindly to the notification's wording, and took the matter to court.
Crackle may not have the brand recognition of Netflix, but it still boasts a solid user base, offering Internet goers and device owners access to a library of movies and related video content, including original series and television shows. Starting today, owners of Sony's PlayStation Vita can now access the service from their gaming handheld, providing another element of entertainment.