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Netflix free rival Popcornflix hits 400,000 users

Netflix free rival Popcornflix hits 400,000 users

A free alternative to Netflix and Hulu is managing to make its voice be heard - the service, Popcornflix, has been downloaded 400,000 times. A big part of the service's strategy is being made available through Roku's set-top box. That's where its largest group of users is coming from right now. In May, more than 350,000 movies were streamed.

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Netgear NeoTV ProHD supports Intel WiDi for $69.99

Netgear NeoTV ProHD supports Intel WiDi for $69.99

If your quest is to become the ultimate cord cutter, Netgear’s latest product might be a good fit for a purely digital lifestyle. The company has announced the NeoTV ProHD media streamer, capable of pulling in content from a variety of services like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Vudu. It’s also the first media streamer to feature Intel’s Wireless Display technology, so you can pipe your computer’s display via the box onto your television.

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Hulu Plus passes 2 million subscribers

Hulu Plus passes 2 million subscribers

The number of people who are paying for streaming site Hulu’s premium service has eclipsed the impressive two million milestone. In January, it was announced that Hulu Plus had around 1.5 million subscribers, so the rate of growth is now more than 100,000 per month, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. And there is no sign that the service is slowing down, so that number will continue to grow.

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HBO Go comes to most popular Android tablet

HBO Go comes to most popular Android tablet

There's another place you can watch your favorite HBO original programming and hundreds upon hundreds of movies - the Kindle Fire tablet. HBO Go allows users to watch their favorite HBO shows on demand on devices ranging from tablets to TVs. The service also includes movies that have been licensed to HBO.

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Qup Netflix feature notifies users of streaming additions

Qup Netflix feature notifies users of streaming additions

There's a new service that anyone who relies on Netflix as a daily source of entertainment will not be able to live without. It answers the problem that many users no doubt have in that it is difficult to tell when something new has been added to Netflix. Short of logging in and checking the "New Arrivals" section every day, it pretty much can't be done.

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Netflix beats Apple in online movie revenue

Netflix beats Apple in online movie revenue

Netflix has become the the largest online movie service in the US, taking Apple out of the top spot. According to data collected by IHS iSuppli, Netflix's share of the online movie market surged to 44 percent in 2011 from 0.5 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, Apple's market share through its iTunes service fell nearly by half to 32.3 percent in 2011 from 60.8 percent in 2010.

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Cost to pre-screen YouTube videos estimated at $37 billion yearly

Cost to pre-screen YouTube videos estimated at $37 billion yearly

I think it would be pretty safe to say that most in Hollywood don't like YouTube. Hollywood movie studios have long scorned YouTube as a place where studio content is pirated and copyrights are broken. The system in place today allows copyright holders to file complaints with YouTube, and YouTube will pull the videos down (often with little or no investigation).

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Xbox 360 adds Amazon Instant Video

Xbox 360 adds Amazon Instant Video

After first launching on the PS3, Amazon's Netflix clone is making its way to the Xbox 360. The Amazon Instant Video app launched today over Xbox Live, allowing customers to have instant access to the library of movies and TV shows they've already purchased from Amazon, as well as the full span of streaming videos available to Amazon Prime members.

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Netflix says it single-handedly increased Mad Men audience by one million

Netflix says it single-handedly increased Mad Men audience by one million

The most recent season premiere for the AMC series Mad Men brought in a whopping 3.5 million viewers. That's not too shabby for a basic cable show, especially when you compare it to last year's season opener. That episode pulled in around 2.3 million viewers. So what's the reason behind that explosive growth? If you believe Ted Sarandos, then it's almost exclusively thanks to Netflix.

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Comcast X1 cable box steps up the cable game

Comcast X1 cable box steps up the cable game

So the way the living room market exists now, if you're on the leading edge of electronics, you have a cable or satellite box which you use to watch live TV. But if you want to stream a movie, check in with what's up on your friend's wall, tune into Internet radio, or find out what the weather's like, you have to change your TV to some sort of Internet-connected device like a game console or third-party set-top box. Sound familiar? Comcast wants that to be a thing of the past.

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