Netflix adds six European countries including France & Germany

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Over the last week Netflix added six European countries to the list of international markets it serves, including France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Netflix says their potential reach in those markets surpasses 63 million households that have broadband…

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD available for Pre-order

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The 20th Century Fox movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is now available to pre-order on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and in digital format. On disc, the movie can be purchased in several variations that…

Chromecast’s Newest Apps & Slingbox Support

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Several new apps for Google’s Chromecast have been added to the lineup, including the WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney XD suite of apps, as well as the WATCH ABC where you can stream…

DIRECTV App Update for Phones adds Live Streaming from Home Screen

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If you’re a DirecTV customer the latest update to the Android and iOS phone apps is certainly worth your time. While streaming live TV (even away from home) has been a feature of the DirecTV app…

.99 Movie Rental Deals at Google Play

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If you’re a frequent Google Play customer you probably know the online service sells the latest digital movie and TV show releases, usually at competitive prices. But did you know the service also offers movie rentals…

WATCH Disney, Twitch, iHeart Radio apps added to Chromecast

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Here’s some great news for Google Chromecast streamers. The Disney suite of kid’s apps including WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD are now available for the dongle, as well as Twitch, iHeart Radio,…

Roku has sold 10 million streaming media players in US

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Roku announced today a milestone of 10 million units sold since 2008. The company said over 5 billion hours of content have been streamed since that year, with the average Roku owner streaming about 48 hours of content…

New on Blu-ray & Digital this Week: Godzilla, South Park Season 17, Big Bang Theory Season 7

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Here’s what’s new on Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD. Warner Bros.’ Godzilla is at the top of the most popular releases this week, available in Two-Disc Blu-ray and DVD editions as well as Three-Disc Blu-ray 3D…

‘Godzilla’ hits stores on Blu-ray & DVD this Tuesday

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Warner Bros.’ Godzilla (2014) will hit stores Tuesday, September 16 on Blu-ray, Disc, and On Demand. Previously released to Digital HD, the disc editions include bonus material such as the featurettes “Operation: Lucky Dragon,” “Monarch: The M.U.T.O….

Netflix rolls out new Search features on Netflix.com

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If you performed a search on Netflix.com within the last couple of days you may have noticed some changes in the results. For one, search now displays cover artwork for movies and TV shows in an…

New Movies and TV shows on Blu-ray & Digital HD this week

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This week Captain America: The Winter Soldier is available from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment in both 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD editions, as well as a 2-Disc edition with Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray copies. Both…

PlayStation users get ‘Boardwalk Empire’ S5 Episode 1 no charge

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Starting Tuesday, September 9, PlayStation users will be able to watch the first episode of the final season of HBO’s original show “Boardwalk Empire” at no charge. Titled “Golden Days for Boys and Girls,” the 55-minute episode…

Digital HD Movies On Sale at Vudu this Month

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Every month Vudu selects a list of movies that are sold for $7.88 each in HD or HDX format (or $5 in SD). This month is no exception, with 34 movies currently on sale in HD…

‘Godzilla’ (2014) now available for pre-order on Blu-ray

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Warner Bros.’ Godzilla (2014) is now available for pre-order on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The disc formats area scheduled to hit stores on Sept. 16, 2014 in several editions including a 3-Disc Blu-ray 3D edition, 2-Disc…

‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Exclusive Limited Editions Revealed

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We’ve never seen so many exclusives and variations from one movie as there will be with Transformers: Age Of Extinction when the film releases to disc formats on September 30. Walmart alone has 3 variations, and…

‘The Killing’ final episode now available on Netflix

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The season finale of “The Killing” is now available for streaming on Netflix. The episode, titled “Eden,” is not only the final episode of the fourth season but also closes the series itself, a run that…

New Apple TV channels include Showtime Anytime, NFL Now, & iTunes Festival

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Apple TV has become an even more appealing streaming media device in the last few months, what with the recent additions of app channels such as A&E, ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), CNBC, FOX Now, History, Lifetime,…

Streaming vs. Downloading: The Basics You Should Know

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Something that still confuses many digital media consumers is the difference between streaming and downloading. Streaming requires a constant internet connection, whether over Wi-Fi, Ethernet cable, or over 3G/4G phone networks. Downloading requires internet only through…

Hulu App Updated for Android, Hulu Plus for iOS

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Hulu has updated their apps for Android and iOS tablets and phones, but the Android app update brings the most improvements, one of which is access to select content without being a subscriber. While the content…

Hulu original series ‘The Awesomes’ renewed for third season

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Hulu’s original series “The Awesomes” has been renewed for a third season, the company announced. And although no further details were revealed, we can presume the third season will consist of 10 episodes to begin airing…

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