If you love doubleTwist’s already stellar product, then you’ll love what they’ve got coming up next. The company is releasing “MagicRadio”, a music streaming service based on your tastes and preferences. Magic Radio is being hyped as radio that not only plays off of your …
Amazon has not had much luck when it comes to competition in the movie-streaming business, but this might be changing in the near future because media-provider Epix is now becoming a partner with Amazon Prime. For $79 per year, users get the ability to stream content without additional …
SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, November 15, 2011 – Rdio (www.rdio.com) the digital music service created by the founders of Skype, and Kobo, a global leader in eReading with over five million users worldwide, today announced that Rdio will come pre-loaded on the new Android-powered Kobo Vox. Together, …
There has been a tsunami of hate that has been flowing towards Netflix with their announcement that they will be raising their fees on rate plans that include both streaming and DVD’s in the mail. In essence, Netflix has doubled their fees if you want to both stream and receive DVD’s as well.
I have read post after post, comment after comment blasting Netflix about this decision. People saying that they are leaving the service, that they have had enough and taking their money elsewhere. (Where might I ask?) I have seen people say that Netflix’s timing is bad because the economy is struggling.
My response? You are all insane to think that this was not coming.
Without knowing all the details, it stuns me that record labels in America continue to be very short sighted about the fact that the vast majority of consumers get their music digitally from the internet. Perhaps they are still smarting over the Napster debacle from the 90′s, but if an internet giant like Google came to me and said, “Hey, let’s launch a killer service that all of our users will have access to and will get you guys paid, but it will be in a different way than you are used to.”, I would sit up and listen and most likely act. Not so with the current major recording companies, as Engadget is reporting that someone has leaked that Google Music will be announced today at I/O, but as a cloud storage and streaming service rather than a subscription based offering. And the labels wonder why the continue to hemorrhage money.
Amazon seems to be on a roll lately, and have just released Cloud Player and Cloud Drive, a cloud-based music streaming solution for the web, and more interestingly, mobile devices like Android. Each user is given 5GB of space in their personal Cloud Drive (unless the user purchases an MP3 album on AmazonMP3, which will automatically and freely boost their space to 20GB for one year) to handle their music. Interesting features include the ability to re-download anything that is uploaded to the Cloud Drive, and the ability stream all of the music stored online to any Android device that has the Amazon MP3 app installed.
NPR News version 2.0 for Android features a new user interface, a re-done player, and live streams of full programs. Users can read, listen, or create playlists of their favorite stories on NPR and easily share them with friends and family. I think the ability …
We received an email press release dealing with MediaHub and AT&T. We have already seen how Google Checkout lets you bill directly to your AT&T bill, and now, MediaHub has hopped onto the bandwagon. If you have the Samsung Captivate, you can now order your …
iMediaShare has brought their streaming media service to Android. PRNewswire has informed us that they have redesigned the Android version, which “provides a much improved user-experience, and a new scalable back-end infrastructure to support on-demand video streaming from the cloud.”
Comcast announced in a press release today that they are going to be offering streaming to tablets for iOS and Android. Coming soon is also the ability to watch the Comcast OnDemand right from your tablet. That’s 3,000 hours available on the go at the click of a button.
Popular streaming music site, Grooveshark, has updated it’s Android client in a big way. With the new update, you can now stream not only your playlists, but also your friends’ playlists to your Android device. In addition to this, you can also find genre-based stations, save …
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