streaming video

  • Hulu Comes To Windows 10

    Hulu Comes To Windows 10

    Hulu’s streaming service was already available on nearly all major platforms, including desktop, mobile, tablet, gaming consoles and other TV-connected devices. However, it was lacking support for one major computing platform: Windows 10. That changes today, as Microsoft and Hulu announce a new version of Hulu application, which includes Windows 10 specific features like Live Tiles… Read More

  • Watchup Brings Local, National & International News To Your Apple TV

    Watchup Brings Local, National & International News To Your Apple TV

    A video news application with hundreds of thousands of active users is coming to Apple TV. Watchup, as the app is called, offers a combination of national, international and local news content from 160 news sources, including CNN, as well as big names like Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, PBS, Fox News, WSJ, Sky News, Washington Post, Financial Times, Fusion and others. The company also delivers… Read More

  • IBM Confirms Acquisition Of UStream, Forms New Cloud Video Unit

    IBM Confirms Acquisition Of UStream, Forms New Cloud Video Unit

    IBM confirmed that it has acquired video conferencing service UStream this morning. With several cloud video acquisitions in tow, the company also announced it was forming a new cloud video services unit. Fortune first reported the UStream purchase and reports peg the purchase price at $130 million. IBM would not confirm that amount. The new unit will be comprised of four acquisitions… Read More

  • Celebrating Its Golden Globes Wins, Amazon Will Drop Prime Membership To $73 This Weekend

    Celebrating Its Golden Globes Wins, Amazon Will Drop Prime Membership To $73 This Weekend

    In what’s becoming something of a tradition for the online retailer, Amazon has again dropped the cost of its Amazon Prime membership to celebrate the success of its Amazon Studios division at an industry awards show. Specifically, the company is touting its two new Golden Globe wins for “Mozart in the Jungle” by temporarily discounting Amazon Prime to $73 starting on… Read More

  • HBO Takes On Netflix With A New Kids Section Featuring “Sesame Street” And More

    HBO Takes On Netflix With A New Kids Section Featuring “Sesame Street” And More

    HBO’s quest to more directly compete with streaming service rivals like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu is kicking off this week, with the company’s launch of a new “Kids” section in its mobile application and the rollout of new children’s programming on its TV network. At launch, the Kids section will feature popular kids shows like “Sesame Street,”… Read More

  • Roku Expands Its Smart TV Platform, Will Launch Its First 4K TV This Spring

    Roku Expands Its Smart TV Platform, Will Launch Its First 4K TV This Spring

    If cord-cutting and streaming services are the future of TV watching, then it makes sense that one of the top makers of streaming media players, Roku, is expanding its television footprint. The company announced this morning that it will continue to roll out more models of televisions with Roku’s smart TV platform built-in, with plans to introduce at least 60 new TV models in 2016. Read More

  • Pluto TV Brings Its Streaming Video App To Apple TV With Improved Look, More Licensed Content

    Pluto TV Brings Its Streaming Video App To Apple TV With Improved Look, More Licensed Content

    Pluto TV, a video streaming service targeting cord cutters, has differentiated itself from other over-the-top competitors like Netflix by offering a more TV-like experience with over 100 “channels” you flip through in an interface that looks similar to a traditional TV guide. Read More

  • NewsON Brings Your Local News Stations To iOS, Android And Roku

    NewsON Brings Your Local News Stations To iOS, Android And Roku

    A company called NewsON launched today, offering cord cutters and mobile consumers access to local news with an app that works on iOS, Android, and Roku devices. The service, which is financially backed by a cohort of TV stations, claims to offer local news coverage across 75 percent of the U.S., including video content from a total of 118 stations in 90 markets. The launch comes at a time… Read More

  • Curious World Debuts A Subscription Service For Kid-Friendly Videos, Games And Books That’s The Same Price As Netflix

    Curious World Debuts A Subscription Service For Kid-Friendly Videos, Games And Books That’s The Same Price As Netflix

    There was a time when kids curious about the world around them would have to go to the library and check out books, or sit around thumbing through the family’s encyclopedia. But these days, access to knowledge is within easy reach, thanks to the internet, high-speed connections, and mobile devices. However, not all that content is appropriate for children. Today, publisher Houghton… Read More

  • NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

    The number of niche video streaming services continues to grow in the shadow of major players like Netflix, Amazon, HBO and Hulu. Today, NBCUniversal tossed its hat into the ring with the debut of “SeeSo,” an over-the-top, ad-free subscription based streaming service that will focus exclusively on comedy. The service, which will soon be available on the web, on mobile, and… Read More

  • HBO NOW Goes Live On Roku

    HBO NOW Goes Live On Roku

    As some noticed when Roku this week announced its upgraded 4K-ready streaming media player, the Roku 4, the product packaging featured a highly-anticipated addition to Roku’s channel lineup: HBO NOW. The premium network’s over-the-top offering has been one glaring omission from an otherwise robust lineup of programming options on Roku’s platform, which today includes more… Read More