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  • Amazon Moves Closer To A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service

    Amazon Moves Closer To A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service

    Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix as the most popular video streaming service in the U.S., and now it is planning something that could see it overtake its rival. According to a report in the New York Post, the e-commerce giant is preparing a free video service. Supported by advertising, it would sit alongside — not replace — the company’s existing video… Read More

  • Xbox One Gets HBO Go

    Xbox One Gets HBO Go

    HBO Go fans can now enjoy their favorite single-source streaming service on the Xbox One, as the app is now available (via Verge). Microsoft beat PlayStation 4 to the punch with this one, but the PS4 app from HBO is being developed, and should arrive later on. The Xbox One app offers an experience you’d expect based on the Xbox 360 software that has been available before today, but… Read More

  • Apple Could Include A Re-Branded Beats Music On Every iPhone

    Apple Could Include A Re-Branded Beats Music On Every iPhone

    Apple might indeed be rolling its Beats Music streaming service into its general iTunes music offerings, and shipping it included across its range of mobile devices, including both iPhones and iPads. If the Financial Time’s sources are correct, the service would then have instant reach to hundreds of millions of potential new customers, giving it a big lead over competitive streaming… Read More

  • SoundCloud Confirms Licensing Deal With Warner Music Group

    SoundCloud Confirms Licensing Deal With Warner Music Group

    SoundCloud, the user-created audio streaming platform currently used by 175 million unique listeners each month, confirmed today that it has inked its first licensing deal with one of the major record labels: the Warner Music Group — whose roster includes David Guetta, The Flaming Lips and Sheryl Crow — will partner with the streaming company around its ad-supported, creator… Read More

  • Apple Partners With Southwest To Offer Free In-Flight Streaming Via Beats Music

    Apple Partners With Southwest To Offer Free In-Flight Streaming Via Beats Music

    Apple continues to roll out its Beats Music streaming service to new venues, despite the fact that there have been rumors of its imminent demise. Today, Beats Music announced a partnership with Southwest Airlines to deliver its streaming library to inflight entertainment onboard Southwest planes that offer Wi-Fi, with availability kicking off today, November 3. Read More

  • Trent Reznor’s Apple Special Project Is In “The World” Of Music Delivery

    Trent Reznor’s Apple Special Project Is In “The World” Of Music Delivery

    Musical magic man Trent Reznor is working with Apple on something or other, after the Beats Chief Creative Officer came on board following the acquisition. He says that Apple was interested in working with Reznor directly in “designing some products” following the deal in an interview with Billboard, and also say that the partnership would focus on the “world” of… Read More

  • Sony’s New ‘Album Of The Day’ App Offers Deep Discounts To Fight The Shift To Streaming

    Sony’s New ‘Album Of The Day’ App Offers Deep Discounts To Fight The Shift To Streaming

    Sony has a new app out today in the U.S. that offers up a deep discount on one album from the artists on its record label over the course of a 24 hour period, with a new one arriving each day. The discounts in “Album of the Day” will vary, but can offer as much as 70 percent off the standard sticker price, meaning for most albums in the iTunes Store you might pay as little as $3 for… Read More

  • Xbox One Getting Mobile TV Streaming, Plus DLNA And USB Playback

    Xbox One Getting Mobile TV Streaming, Plus DLNA And USB Playback

    Microsoft is still listening to fans when it comes to adding features to the Xbox One. A new update that will begin rolling out to people in the early access program this month adds a number of top requests, including media playback from USB or DLNA that will support a bunch of new file formats, including mpeg 2 TS and MKVs. The One will also gain the ability to stream TV on a local network… Read More

  • Google’s Chromecast Turns One, Boasts Over 400M Casts To Date

    Google’s Chromecast Turns One, Boasts Over 400M Casts To Date

    Google launched the Chromecast exactly one year ago today, and the $35 streaming stick has made some impressive progress in the intervening 365 days. The media player has added a ton of features, but Google also revealed that it has powered over 400 million Casts thus far, which involve users running software on their Android, iOS or PC device to displays connected to the Chromecast. The device… Read More

  • OnLive Is Now Streaming Top-Tier Games To The Wikipad Gaming Tablet

    OnLive Is Now Streaming Top-Tier Games To The Wikipad Gaming Tablet

    Remember OnLive? Despite a messy sale to escape a dark and stormy financial picture, the company lives on, and in March it launched its new CloudLift subscription gaming service. Today, it’s partnering with Wikipad, maker of the dedicated Android gaming tablet, to deliver full AAA PC gaming to the tablet. OnLive already offers this to any Android device with access to Google Play via… Read More

  • Beats Is Using World Cup Fever To Promote Exclusive Early Access To Tracks

    Beats Is Using World Cup Fever To Promote Exclusive Early Access To Tracks

    Apple acquired a streaming music service with Beats, but how do you distinguish yourself in a market where one of the earliest movers still has an overwhelming percentage of mindshare? The key might be the unique advantages Beats has in terms of industry partnerships thanks to its deep recording scene roots, which could help it procure exclusives that listeners can only get in a single… Read More

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