The new SlingPlayer 3.0 apps for Android and iOS, available today, offer an overhauled user interface with a variety of improvements on both platforms. Among the upgrades delivered are improved guide data for better program discoverability and filtering; accompanying statistical data during live sporting events; and in-app Twitter and Facebook integration. (See the video embedded below for a sneak peek of the new app in action.) … Read more
Sony has announced the entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 4 when the console launches on November 15. Dominated by familiar names like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Crackle, and Hulu Plus, the lineup is similar to what's offered on the current PS3 console.
According to Sony, the launch lineup is as follows:Amazon Instant Video Crackle Crunchyroll Epix Hulu Plus NBA Game Time Netflix NHL GameCenter Live Redbox Instant Sony Music Unlimited Sony Video Unlimited Vudu YuppTV
The most notable name missing from the list is YouTube. Also absent (despite being available on the PS3) are Cinema … Read more
Want to watch episodes of "Orange is the New Black" on your next coast-to-coast flight? (Trust me: you do.) Too bad: in-flight Wi-Fi doesn't allow for Netflix streaming.
What you need is a way to "record" the series for offline viewing on your laptop, phone, or tablet -- a DVR of sorts for Netflix and other services. That's PlayLater in a nutshell.
A lifetime subscription to the service would normally cost you $79.99 (and many would say it's well worth it), but for a limited time, you can get a lifetime PlayLater subscription for $39.99. … Read more
We know it will run iOS 7. But beyond that, everything else is up in the air.
Will there be one iPhone model or two? How big will the screen be? What will be the upgrades over the current iPhone 5?
We don't know the answers to any of those questions. But we're more interested in what you want to see from the new iPhone. Let us know by answering the questions below; we'll close the voting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. … Read more
Apple may or may not release a television someday. In the meantime, it offers a tiny $99 streaming box called the Apple TV.
The Apple TV has never felt like a revolutionary product, but consistent updates have transformed it from a glorified Netflix player into a solid streaming-video box. Apple's beefed up its channel selection, adding Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Watch ESPN and Sky News, in addition … Read more
NBC News is placing a bet that it can harness live smartphone video to deliver news faster.
The news outlet is expected to formally announce Monday it has purchased startup Stringwire, a move that will allow it to beam user-generated video content from cell phones around the world to its studios in New York. The news, which was broken Sunday by The New York Times, was confirmed in tweets by Stringwire developer Phil Groman and NBC News digital chief Vivian Schiller.
The intent behind the acquisition is to turn eyewitnesses to breaking news events into the network's camera operators, … Read more
Google has shaken up the world of streaming video with its new (and hard to get) Chromecast. The $35 unit effectively turns any "dumb" HDTV into a smart TV with Netflix and YouTube, and uses any iPhone, Android phone, or tablet as a remote.
Some pundits were quick to declare the ultra-affordable Chromecast the new top dog of the streaming media world ("Google's miracle device"), suggesting that it would leave current market leaders Apple TV and Roku as roadkill. While some of them made these declarations before actually using the product, there was no doubt … Read more
Last week, I visited San Francisco for a long-overdue trip to the CNET home office. In anticipation of the four-night stay, I added my new Chromecast to my luggage. (I managed to get in on the first wave of Amazon sales before it quickly sold out.) My thought: I could queue up some Netflix rather than watch the random 20 standard-def cable channels on the hotel TV feed.
It seemed like a perfect use of Google's new ultracompact streaming dongle. And lying on the bed and watching my own choice of Netflix programming on the TV across the room … Read more
Netflix streaming is heading to the Netherlands.
The company said Wednesday that the service will be available in "late 2013," adding that its streaming service will offer "Hollywood, local and global TV series and films, including critically-acclaimed Netflix Original Series such as 'House of Cards' and 'Arrested Development' whenever and wherever they like on tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles and computers."
Last year, Netflix made a significant push into Europe by launching its streaming service in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. The service is also available in the U.K., Ireland, and the small island country … Read more
Ever had to go on a long trip, knowing you'll be outside your data network or a Wi-Fi access point? Now you can easily store all of your favorite videos ahead of time and load them up to any device for later viewing. Clip Extractor Pro is perfect for downloading all of your favorite online videos. Whether your video-streaming site of choice is YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, or MetaCafe, Clip Extractor has got your back.
Grab movies uploaded by friends and family from the biggest video providers out there. Save birthday and anniversary memories off YouTube, archive Epic Fail movies … Read more