video streaming

  • 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

  • Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Since live streaming from mobile phones came roaring back in the era of social media, major celebrities have been courted by platforms like Meerkat and Periscope for their crowd pulling power. Now another one of those stars is putting his money where his mouth is. David Beckham, the well known athlete and megabrand, has become a founding investor in a new British startup which plans to take… 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

  • AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

    AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

    Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal today designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T’s customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Starting later this year, customers will be able to access Hulu shows through an AT&T app on their mobile phones, as well as through an AT&T website for Internet viewing, the companies said. The two are also exploring… Read More

  • YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

    YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

    Here is one more nail in Flash’s coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. YouTube first introduced HTML5 support back in 2010. At the time it was still highly experimental. Over the years, as the HTML5 standard — and with it, its video implementation — matured… Read More

  • Samsung Launches Milk VR Video Service For Gear VR

    Samsung Launches Milk VR Video Service For Gear VR

    Now that it’s got a consumer-grade virtual reality headset on the market, Samsung is launching a service of its own to provide 360-degree video content so users have a reason to slip on the Gear VR on a regular basis. Read More

  • 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

  • Apple Scoops Up Matcha.tv To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

    Apple Scoops Up Matcha.tv To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

    Apple may still keep us guessing over whether it will ever make a physical Apple TV set, but it’s clearly strengthening its play for the living room, by becoming the conduit between us and the screen on which we choose to watch video content. On Tuesday, it emerged that Apple has made a key move into second-screen TV: the company acquired video recommendation site, Matcha.tv, a… Read More

  • Rakuten Launches iPad And Android Apps For Its Wuaki.tv Streaming Service In Europe

    Rakuten Launches iPad And Android Apps For Its Wuaki.tv Streaming Service In Europe

    Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten has launched tablets apps on iOS and Android to support the launch of its Wuaki video streaming service in the U.K. and Spain. The apps allow users of the service to purchase and stream content over Wi-Fi direct to their tablet device. 3G streaming is not supported. Read More

  • Ooyala Sets Up R&D Center In Singapore To Chase Mobile Audiences In Asia

    Ooyala Sets Up R&D Center In Singapore To Chase Mobile Audiences In Asia

    Video services provider Ooyala is setting up an R&D operations in Singapore, and is hiring researchers and data scientists for the facility. The company provides video technology to media companies and telcos, enabling them to stream their content online such as the Australian Open, or helping ESPN embed videos in tweets.It claims to have a collective viewership of about 200 million across… Read More

  • Moviora Plays Ten Questions To Help You Pick A Flick

    Moviora Plays Ten Questions To Help You Pick A Flick

    Whenever my friends and I get together for a movie party, the toughest part of the evening is collectively deciding what to watch. There’s always one person that shoots a good suggestion down with a curt, “I’m not in the mood for that”. Moviora is an app that aims to make that process a little easier. It’s a strange thing. Streaming services like Netflix and… Read More

  • Viki, The Hulu For Foreign Language Content, Revamps Site, Upgrades Subtitling Tech To Scale Up Users

    Viki, The Hulu For Foreign Language Content, Revamps Site, Upgrades Subtitling Tech To Scale Up Users

    Viki, the video streaming site that has carved out a niche for itself as a destination for premium, subtitled, foreign language streamed video content — some 1.5 billion streams today, all translated by crowdsourcing — has renovated itself in a bid to scale up to improve its advertising-led business model. Today, it is unveiling a new site, including an improved video player and… Read More

  • B&N Widens The Screen For Nook Video, Adds Content From Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Relativity, Nat’l Geographic And More

    B&N Widens The Screen For Nook Video, Adds Content From Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Relativity, Nat’l Geographic And More

    Barnes & Noble last week noted that Q3 Nook revenues were down some 28% over last year on a hardware slump, but the company also saw a rise of 13.1% on content sales — and today it’s announcing some key deals that it hopes will boost that line of business even further. Today the retailer announced deals with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Relativity Media, National Geographic… Read More

  • Oonair secures €2 million for business mobile video streaming

    Oonair, a live video streaming startup, recently secured 2 million euros in a series A round from bcnHighgrowth. bcnHighgrowth was also behind the recent round in Nuroa. Oonair comes out of a Barcelona based company called Visual Engineering and its technology is mainly aimed at businesses that want to capture, transfer and publish geo-tagged live or recorded video material from the mobile… Read More

  • Qik video streaming coming to the iPhone

    http://qik.com/player.swf?streamname=a91cb191ab2f4ababe5179116a3aded4&vid=100699&playback=false&polling=false&user=michael&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Qik is coming to the iPhone! Soon! Yes, the video streaming app for cellphones will soon be available on the iPhone. It’s the “full Qik experience” so many of you use to bore… Read More

  • Rumor: Macs to get streaming video

    You know the drill. Get out that tub of salt and pucker up. Rumors of video streaming from Netflix for Macs are surfacing again and for no apparent reason. Ok, that’s not entirely true, but just because a company says they want to do something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to happen. Studios want DRM, Macs can’t use the Microsoft-DRM that’s in place, which… Read More