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  • Netflix Upgrades Its TV Apps To Save You A Few Clicks

    Netflix Upgrades Its TV Apps To Save You A Few Clicks

    Netflix announced today that it’s now rolling out its first major update to its TV applications since late 2013. Unlike last month’s upgrade to the Netflix website, however, the TV app experience isn’t really getting a significant overall, but rather just a small tweak. Now, when you select a title you want to watch, it will immediately resume or start playing while… Read More

  • Slingbox Debuts Its M2 Set-Top Box For “Cord-Stretchers,” Now Comes With Free Mobile Apps

    Slingbox Debuts Its M2 Set-Top Box For “Cord-Stretchers,” Now Comes With Free Mobile Apps

    Slingbox was one of the first companies to re-envision how consumers thought about watching television by introducing hardware that allowed users to view their media remotely over the Internet. Today the company, a subsidiary of EchoStar, is looking to better cater to streaming TV consumers with its latest product, the Slingbox M2. The new device is an iteration on the company’s… Read More

  • Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage

    Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage

    Showtime’s recently launched over-the-top video streaming service, a competitor of sorts to HBO NOW, hit its first snag last night when the Showtime apps on Apple and Roku devices experienced a brief outage. A number of Showtime viewers reported being unable to stream titles on demand via these apps beginning around 11 PM EST on Tuesday, though the apps’ live feeds and the… Read More

  • TiVo Devices Now Support AirPlay For Streaming Recordings To Apple TV

    TiVo Devices Now Support AirPlay For Streaming Recordings To Apple TV

    DVR maker TiVo this morning announced, for the first time, its users will now be able to access their recorded content on their TV via Apple TV and AirPlay. Through an updated TiVo iOS application, TiVo customers can play content from TiVo Roamio or Premiere DVRs on their Apple TV using an iOS device on the same network. To do so, users enable AirPlay through the iOS control center, select… Read More

  • Comcast Debuts Stream, A Cable TV-Like Streaming Service For Cord Cutters

    Comcast Debuts Stream, A Cable TV-Like Streaming Service For Cord Cutters

    Comcast has now become the latest pay TV provider to launch its own alternative to big cable TV packages with the debut of its own internet-based streaming cable service it’s simply calling Stream. The service, which is preparing to go into beta in limited markets this summer, will offer live TV, on-demand content, and cloud DVR access to Comcast Xfinity Internet customers for $15… Read More

  • The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 10: The Rise Of Niche Video Streaming Services)

    The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 10: The Rise Of Niche Video Streaming Services)

    While today’s cord cutters are replacing their former TV-viewing activities with popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, the shift away from linear television on to on-demand, online streams has allowed a variety of niche services to pop up, too. Available for a few more dollars per month, viewers now have the option of further customizing their over-the-top video… Read More

  • Legit Debuts A Social Watchlist App For Finding The Best Movies And Shows On Any Service

    Legit Debuts A Social Watchlist App For Finding The Best Movies And Shows On Any Service

    With the number of cord cutters on the rise, and even pay TV subscribers spending more of their time streaming video from services like Netflix and Amazon, there’s a growing need for tools that make the experience of finding new and quality content to watch better and easier. That’s especially true since there’s no universal “TV guide” that spans across… Read More

  • Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

    Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

    Showtime’s recently announced over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters has now gone live. The service, which provides on-demand access to the network’s content as well as live TV feeds, is priced at $10.99 for those who purchase a subscription directly for use on Apple mobile devices including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as Apple TV, Roku and PlayStation Vue. Read More

  • Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

    Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

    Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how the all-you-can-eat model makes series seem like obligations rather than entertainment, to those who have, increasingly, more positive feelings about the activity. That being said, the behaviors and motivations of those who binge-watch… Read More

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