02/25/2013, Last night was one of the biggest evenings in entertainment as The Oscars, which was hosted by Seth MacFarlane, took place to award Hollywood’s elite for their most memorable performances throughout the year. The show had its fair share of memorable moments, but we’re sure there are still a number of you who have yet to watch the show. If you forgot to set your DVRs and have no idea […]
02/13/2013, Amazon has announced an extension of the content licensing deal that it previously had with CBS. As a result, more shows are being added for Amazon Prime Instant subscribers to watch. New titles include Undercover Boss, Star Trek, Everybody Loves Raymond, America’s Next Top Model, The L Word and United States of Tara – in no particular order.
12/07/2011, So we know that Verizon has plans for a FiOS TV for the Xbox, but now it appears that there are rumors that are suggesting Verizon may decide to take on Netflix with a streaming video service of their own that will be targeting non-FiOS customers, which according to Reuters could be as many as up to 85 million households.
05/24/2011, Samsung has just introduced yet another avenue to help you convince your other half that there is nothing better than enjoying your favorite 3D movies right in the comfort of your own home on a Samsung 3D LED or 3D plasma TV – via the 3D on-demand streaming service that will debut in the US. Starting from today onwards, the “Explore 3D” app that can be accessed via a single […]
03/14/2011, LOVEFiLM, the largest European video service that was recently acquired by Amazon, is now available on devices that have the Oregan Onyx media browser. While it wasn’t mentioned which devices would be specifically getting LOVEFiLM, any TV or set top box (STB) that comes with the Onyx media browser should be able to provide access to the video streaming service. This move brings the movie streaming service to a much […]
12/02/2010, In an effort to ramp up its online streaming business, Netflix is said to be offering between $70,000 and $100,000 per television episode of current season shows to its Watch Instantly offering. Current problems surrounding the deal is due to the fact that TV networks are arguing about who owns the rights, saying that they would own the rights to shows during the current season that even show producers would […]
12/01/2010, YouTube is launching its TrueView ad platform, which advertisers approve of, that will allow users to skip over ads that they are not interested in. The format is new to YouTube, which in the past have embedded banner ads that viewers can minimize. With TrueView, users are forced to watch the first 5 seconds of an ad, after which they can skip and return to their video. Another component of […]
12/01/2010, DISH Network’s Remote Access App for the iPad is now available as a free download from the App Store, which would allow DISH subscribers to stream their satellite TV to their iPad. The app can also enable users to manage their DVRs and serve as a remote control in addition to serving up recorded and live TV streams to the iPad. To accomplish this, DISH says you need: To enjoy […]
11/30/2010, AT&T is now offering U-verse subscribers access to content from HBO and Cinemax. U-verse subscribers can now watch shows on HBO Go and Max Go on a variety of different devices. AT&T has allowed subscribers to watch content and manage their DVRs using smartphones and tablets, most notably Android phones and the iPad app. Access to HBO Go and Max Go, however, is limited only to subscribers who subscribe to […]
11/24/2010, We’ve heard of and seen a working demo of SlingPlayer for iPad on the Internet a few weeks ago and now it looks like the place shifter media streaming app is now available to download from the iTunes App Store for $30. Unfortunately, iPhone users who had purchased the SlingPlayer for iPhone will have to shell out another $30 for the iPad version, or use the iPhone version scaled up […]
11/16/2010, If you enjoy texting with a regular 9- or 12-key keypad on a regular phone, Nuance is looking to bring the same XT9 predictive text entry mechanism to BLOBbox, which is an Internet streaming box for your television set that combines traditional TV with the Internet, similar to Google TV boxes. You can search for things now with a traditional remote control using the number pad, chat with friends, or […]
11/12/2010, The Sony Dash, a personal Internet viewer, will be joining with Hulu to bring some fun and entertainment to the WiFi device. Sony announced today that the subscription-based Hulu Plus streaming service is available for the Sony Dash and users can have access to popular TV shows for $9.99 per month. The Dash also supports a number of other apps, including social networking, weather, news, sports, and videos, and Hulu […]
11/04/2010, In addition to disc-free Netflix streaming, Playstation owners will have the option to stream Hulu Plus content as well starting next week. The subscription-based service will cost $10 a month and now doesn’t require an invitation to sign up. According to the Playstation blog, “The Hulu Plus subscription service offers full current season runs of hit TV programs from major broadcast programming studios and will add to the more than […]
11/01/2010, Yamaha is looking to woo users who want a convergence experience in their home entertainment system with its BD-A1000 system, which combines Internet video streaming from Netflix, Blockbuster, and YouTube with traditional media such as DVD or Blu-ray. Additionally, users can make user of traditional A/V inputs or use the dual USB ports to play media files off a USB drive as well. The BD-A1000 system has an MSRP of […]