Don't pay! You can watch DVDs for free on Windows 10Microsoft charges $15 for a program to play DVD movies on Windows 10, but you can get free programs to do the same thing. Also, Facebook jumps on the Periscope trend with celebrity live streams, and businesses can chat with you on Facebook's Messenger.
Windows 10 is free but Microsoft wants to charge you to play a DVD. Oh no. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNet update. [SOUND]. There are some things in life you shouldn't have to pay a fee to use. And plying a DVD movie on your computer's DVD drives is one of those things. Windows 10 users are in kind of a tizzy right now because the operating system upgrade last week Was free, but for some people it didn't come with any program to let you watch a DVD in your computer's DVD drive, that's right, no Windows Media Center. I know the concept of using a DVD to watch a movie must seem archaic in this streaming age but hey, if you have the DVD drive on your computer you should be able to use it to watch DVD's. So, these people who can't play DVDs are going to the Windows app store to find solution, and behold, there's the Windows DVD Player program to download listed for $15. But before you pay a movie ticket price to watch the movies you already own, be aware, there are free programs out there that do the same thing, you don't have to pay. One of the most popular free programs is VLC media player and it plays a variety of media formats. Now some people out there don't have this issue. The Windows DVD player program comes free if you are upgrading from a version of Windows that came with the media center program, such as Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. Along with Windows 8 and 8.1 with Media Center. For those folks it'll arrive as an automatic software update. Moving on from playing video to streaming video, Facebook is mimicking the success of Periscope and Meerkat, and created its own app From broadcasting live video feeds. Only celebrities can use it. The feature is simply called Live, and it was public figures broadcast live video from their phone to their fanbase. Some of the first to use it were professional skier Lindsay [UNKNOWN] and country singer Luke Bryant, and after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is also in the mix, The people broadcasting see a real time stream of comments, and how many people are watching live. But, what makes it different from Twitter's periscope is that the videos don't disappear after a day. They live on in the Facebook page until the person deletes it. No word from Facebook, if it'll expand this feature to all users, but you think they would with how serious Facebook is getting in becoming a video hub. Live works for the public figures to communicate to followers. But, there's another change Facebook is making to help businesses better communicate to costumers. You may start to see the option to talk to company on Facebook through the Messenger chat app. You can think of it as a way to directly reach customer's service But it's in the same app that you chat with your friends. That's it for this tech news update, and you can always get more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [SOUND]