Streaming Media

  • Roku is the top streaming device in the U.S and still growing, report finds

    Roku is the top streaming device in the U.S and still growing, report finds

    Roku isn’t only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it’s increasing it. That’s the conclusion from the latest industry report out today from market intelligence firm Parks Associates, which states that 37 percent of streaming devices in U.S. households are Roku devices, as of the first quarter of this year. That’s up from 30 percent… Read More

  • PCCW Media raises $110M for its video and music streaming services in Asia

    PCCW Media raises $110M for its video and music streaming services in Asia

    This week seems to be a good one for media streaming companies in Asia. Hot on the heels of Malaysia-based Iflix raising $133 million for its Netflix-like service for emerging markets, Hong Kong’s PCCW has pulled in $110 million for its range of video and music streaming services. Hony Capital, which recently backed WeWork’s China business, Foxconn Ventures and Singapore… Read More

  • CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

    CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

    Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you. CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring men and women in various states of undress and it is now offering a unique life-streaming program… Read More

  • Plex acquires Watchup to bring streaming news to its media app

    Plex acquires Watchup to bring streaming news to its media app

    In recent months, streaming media app Plex has expanded its focus from offering tools to organize and stream your home media collection of photos, TV shows and movies, to more directly targeting cord cutters. Related to these efforts, the company has now made its first acquisition, with a deal to bring in the news video service Watchup to its platform. Founded by a former journalist… Read More

  • Roku’s new app can replace its remote, help you find something to watch

    Roku’s new app can replace its remote, help you find something to watch

    Fresh on the heels of introducing new TV models at CES, and touting its 13 percent share of the smart TV market, Roku today is rolling out a revamped mobile application aimed at making it easier to access its most popular features, including search and the remote control, while also introducing a new way to find things to watch. The company has long offered a handy companion app that works… Read More

  • AT&T denies refunds for DirecTV Now customers, despite the service’s performance issues

    AT&T denies refunds for DirecTV Now customers, despite the service’s performance issues

    A number of consumers report they’re unable to get a refund for their subscription to AT&T’s recently launched streaming service, DirecTV Now – something they’ve requested after being unhappy with the new service’s performance. According to several postings on AT&T’s official forums, customers found the only way to get help was through a… Read More

  • Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

    Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

    The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform — which… Read More

  • YouTube: presidential debates were the most-watched political live streams ever

    YouTube: presidential debates were the most-watched political live streams ever

    YouTube’s airing of the U.S. presidential debates via news organizations’ live streams have clocked in as the most-viewed political live streams of all time, the company says. That’s not surprising, given the growing number of cord cutters, the international attention the debates have garnered, and the fact that, generally speaking, political live streams aren’t… Read More