Post Tagged with: "Netflix"

Gamefly Launches New Movie Rental Business to Compete with Netflix
/ March 4, 2014 2:48 pm
Gamefly Launches New Movie Rental Business to Compete with Netflix

VentureBeat reports that video game rental service Gamefly has introduced a new rental business for movies to compete with Netflix. Presently in beta, the service will provide both Blu-ray discs and DVDs to subscribers. Like its game rentals, subscribers will be able to request either one or two movies at a time and will not require a separate account. . Read More

Re/code: Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service
/ February 28, 2014 3:52 pm
Re/code: Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service

Peter Kafka of Re/code reports that industry sources say that Amazon is engaged in serious talks with the major music labels about launching a Spotify-like streaming music service. . Read More

Netflix to Pay Comcast to Ensure Smooth Streaming
/ February 24, 2014 2:28 pm
Netflix to Pay Comcast to Ensure Smooth Streaming

The LA Times reports that Netflix has entered an agreement with Comcast to pay the Internet provider to ensure that Netflix's movies and TV shows stream seamlessly. The agreement between the leading online video service in the U.S. and the largest provider of home Internet access in the U.S. is designed to ensure that Netflix subscribers can watch content free of the pauses and hiccups subscribers have reported in recent months and may pave the way for similar arrangements between Netflix and other Internet service providers. Read More

Google Chromecast to Support Embedded YouTube Videos
/ February 11, 2014 5:34 pm
Google Chromecast to Support Embedded YouTube Videos

VentureBeat reports that Google’s Chromecast will now provide access to play most YouTube videos on your TV. Prior, Chromecast users had to surf the YouTube website or one of its mobile apps to allow screen mirroring on videos. . Read More

YouTube Releases Roku App
/ December 18, 2013 3:43 pm
YouTube Releases Roku App

VentureBeat reports that YouTube has released its Roku app, which provides Roku owners with HD video streaming, and access to all YouTube channel subscriptions once logged in to your YouTube account. Roku set-top boxes include many third party apps, including Hulu, Vevo, Amazon Prime, Vudu, etc. Read More

DirecTV to Launch Streaming Video Service?
/ December 16, 2013 4:13 pm
DirecTV to Launch Streaming Video Service?

VentureBeat reports that DirecTV is considering launching its own streaming video service to boost revenues outside its major satellite TV business. The plan is for an open TV streaming video service that will provide access to certain channels at a reasonable rate. . Read More

Xbox to Launch Original TV Content by Q2 2014
/ December 16, 2013 4:09 pm
Xbox to Launch Original TV Content by Q2 2014

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Microsoft plans to launch original video content on Xbox Live by Q2 2014. The first show will be an original series based on Halo IP, with Steven Spielberg attached as a producer. Read More

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