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Sling Media Adds Support for Chromecast on iOS and Android Phone

Sling Media Adds Support for Chromecast on iOS and Android Phone

Sling Media recently announced support for Chromecast through the Slingplayer apps on iPhone, iPad and Android phone, with plans to bring support to Android tablets "very soon." Each of these apps now has an integrated 'Cast’ icon, which also shows Roku devices on your home network, letting you sling your living room TV ...

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

Access without a cable subscription to HBO Go, the premium cable channel's online platform with a huge library of streaming video, may be closer than ever before -- and still too far to grasp. Jeff Bewkes, the chairman and chief executive of HBO's parent Time Warner, softened his wording about the possibility that HBO Go ...

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

  CEO Lowell McAdam offered a few more details this morning about Verizon’s plan to offer a TV-like service over the Internet, a market that Sony and Dish Network also hope to lead. The telco expects by mid-2015 it will offer mobile users a “bundle with major broadcast providers” plus a collection of ...

Netflix Streaming Quality on FiOS and AT&T U-Verse is Now Improving

Netflix Streaming Quality on FiOS and AT&T U-Verse is Now Improving

Months after Comcast upgraded its subscribers' Netflix performance, AT&T and Verizon have finally followed suit. The average Netflix stream on Verizon FiOS hit 2.41Mbps in August, up from 1.61Mbps in July, Netflix said today in its monthly speed test update. AT&T's U-verse service offered average Netflix performance ...

Amazon Prime Instant Video Makes its Way to Android

Amazon Prime Instant Video Makes its Way to Android

  The news comes as part of an update to version 5.0 of Amazon's own app in the Play Store, which sees a broader content shift - the new Amazon app allows users to access Amazon's entire digital catalog, meaning that - besides instant video content - users can shop for (and install) apps from Amazon's app store. ...

Facebook Adds View Counts to its Videos, Plans More Auto-Play Videos

Facebook Adds View Counts to its Videos, Plans More Auto-Play Videos

Facebook is increasing its focus on video content after it announced that it will introduce play counts which show how many times a specific video has been watched on the service. The feature is due to come to users this week, and is coupled with news that more auto-playing videos will appear in your News Feed. The social ...

Netflix May Add Shorter Videos to Boost Mobile Usage

Netflix May Add Shorter Videos to Boost Mobile Usage

Netflix has always been all about TV shows and movies, but soon, it could feature a lot of shorter clips as well: The company is considering adding two- to five-minute-long clips to its catalog to give its growing number of mobile users some bite-sized content to watch, design manager Dantley Davis revealed during an event ...

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

Much of the world is shifting to streaming video delivered over the Internet, but don't count out optical discs just yet. The Blu-ray Disc Association is most of the way done defining a version of its optical disc technology that can handle high-resolution 4K imagery, the group said Friday at the IFA electronics trade show ...

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix on Tuesday launched a new social recommendation feature to let its users suggest TV shows to their Facebook friends. It is available starting Tuesday on the Netflix website, iOS, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs, though the company says it will be adding additional platforms “in the coming ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 2, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 2, 2014

If you’re looking to upgrade your filmmaking arsenal, Instagram just gave you a brand new toy to play with. Instagram recently unveiled Hyperlapse, a brand new app that easily creates fast, time-lapse videos. Only available on iOS right now – with an Android version coming someday down the line – Hyperlapse is built ...