Amazon’s Fire TV streaming media player now available

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Amazon’s $99 Fire TV streaming player was released earlier this week as competition to Apple TV and Roku media boxes. One of its highlights, the low profile 4.5” x 4.5” box incorporates Voice Search technology so…

DISH now authenticating WATCH Disney products

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Dish and The Walt Disney Company have announced subscribers can now authenticate Disney’s line of ‘WATCH’ products including WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WatchESPN. The added service lets Dish…

Roku Streaming Stick available to Pre-Order

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The soon to be released Roku Streaming Stick from Roku is now available to pre-order for $49.99 from Roku, Amazon, Best Buy, and other electronics retailers. The stick inconspicuously plugs into the back of an HDTV and…

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM transitions to Prime Instant Video

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The news out of Luxemburg early this morning may have been a surprise to some, but others may have foreseen the inevitable transition of Amazon’s UK-based LOVEFiLM streaming service to their Prime Instant Video service. In short,…

Netflix gets exclusive rights to ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ final season

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If you want to see the last season of the animated series The Clone Wars you had better get a Netflix subscription. In an announcement made this morning Netflix has made a deal with Disney/ABC Television Group and Lucasfilm…

Hulu Plus expands with classic CBS TV shows

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Hulu has announced Hulu Plus has expanded its SVOD titles to over 5,300 episodes from the CBS content library, including classic TV shows from the 70′s and 80′s. Among the new titles available to stream on…

Now on Netflix: ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Airplane’, ‘The Naked Gun’, ‘MASH’

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Despite the approaching holiday, there’s lots of stuff for dad.

Winter Olympics streaming on mobile devices via NBC apps

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The 2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are now available to stream using several different NBC sports apps on Android, iOS, and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets. Best of all, the services are available free-of-charge for…

CBS and Amazon sign extended Prime Instant Video agreement

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Amazon and CBS Corporation have extended their distribution agreement to stream shows from CBS Television Distribution and Showtime Networks on the subscription-based Prime Instant Video service. The titles include already-run shows such as “Medium,” “The Tudors”…

Netflix plans larger expansion into Europe

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2014 may be the year Netflix makes a large push in Europe, including the countries of France, Germany and Belgium, The Hollywood Reporter wrote this morning. Although there hasn’t been an official announcement, sources say Netflix…

Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary ‘The Square’ now streaming

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If you want to find out what all the buzz is about, Netflix-acquired film The Square is now available to stream from their Watch Instantly library. And, it may be more than coincidence that the film…

Netflix announces ‘Lilyhammer’ Season 3

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Netflix has announced the original series Lilyhammer will return for a third season in 2014. The drama, set in Lillehammer, Norway, stars Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos, E Street Band) as Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, a mobster who enters…

NBC to stream exclusive Winter Olympics digital programming

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From the Winter Olympics in Sochi, NBC plans to stream digital-only programming exclusively on NBCOlympics.com and through the NBC Sports Live Extra app for Android and iOS. The new programming includes the shows Gold Zone, Olympic…

Even Cheaper Netflix Streaming Plan Costs $6.99 Per Month

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Want to save a whole buck a month on an even cheaper Netflix streaming plan? Netflix appears to be a testing a $6.99 per month video plan that’ll only let you stream on one device at…

Google Play Store offers digital HD titles for $5.99

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The Google Play Store is offering a bunch of digital movie titles at a discounted price during their Year-End Movie Deal sale. There are quite a few popular movies titles available to download for $5.99 (in…

1,000 hours of Sochi Winter Olympics to stream from NBC

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This year NBC plans to provide over 1,000 hours of live streaming content from the XXII Olympic Winter Games, including events from all 15 sports – a first for the Winter Olympics. As well as individual…

PlayOn adds HD support for multiple devices

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PlayOn has upgraded their video quality, offering HD resolution streaming and recording on multiple devices including Roku, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, as well as mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android phones. (See the…

AT&T U-Verse adds beIN SPORT PLAY access

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AT&T U-verse subscribers now have the option of watching sports events via beIN SPORT PLAY, an internet-based streaming service available on PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. The sports programming, which includes live games, is offered…

Redbox Instant by Verizon launches for Windows 8 but only Nokia Lumia

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We sort of get excited here when apps get released for Windows 8 devices. Maybe it’s because of the rarity of such occasions or just the curiosity of applications built for a platform other than Android…

DirecTV to Allow Streaming of 30 Channels Out-of-home

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Starting Thursday, Nov. 21, DirecTV is expanding to over 30 channels that’ll be available to view out-of-home, including popular channels such as HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, STARZ, Tennis Channel and Travel Channel. (See full list below.) The…