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Oct 16, 2010

Netflix Taps Dolby for Surround Sound Audio

Dolby, one of the most legendary names in sound, is now having its Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1-channel surround sound offered by Netflix as part of the rental company's Watch Instantly online streaming service to enhance consumers' audio experience. Continue Reading
Netflix Taps Dolby for Surround Sound Audio

Sep 15, 2010

Netflix Goes Live On Viera Cast

Panasonic has made content viewing much easier by partnering with Netflix. The Panasonic 2010 Viera HDTVs and Blu-ray players are enabled to receive content from directly from Netflix, via IPTV functionality, which means consumers can watch disc-free films and TV. Continue Reading
Netflix Goes Live On Viera Cast

Sep 10, 2010

Plex To Enable New Generation of LG Netcast Devices

What is Plex? It's a digital media management solution that allows you to unite content across multiple platforms and devices, with a simple user interface. LG plans to incorporate the service into its 2011 line of Netcast-enabled products. Continue Reading
Plex To Enable New Generation of LG Netcast Devices

Sep 06, 2010

Some Networks Fear That Apple Is Going To Destroy Television

It seems that PC manufacturers aren't the only ones worried about Apple. Apple's announcement that it is bringing out the new Apple TV, which will make television episodes available for rental on an individual basis. This may further erode the live viewer base. Continue Reading
Some Networks Fear That Apple Is Going To Destroy Television

Sep 04, 2010

Amazon Plans Film and TV Web Service

Amazon has long since been a leader in the consumer anything space and it should come as no surprise that they're branching out and will be unveiling a new film and TV Internet presence or should I say service to accompany their already successful music service. Continue Reading
Amazon Plans Film and TV Web Service

Sep 02, 2010

Sony Announces VOD Service Extending Into Europe, Plans For Cloud-based Music Service

Everyone, it seems, is getting into the VOD marketplace and why shouldn't they for who wants to insert a disc anymore when you can simply scroll to a film on your HDTV and hit play. Sony has had some success with their own VOD presence and feels good enough about it to extend their fledgling service overseas into Europe. Continue Reading
Sony Announces VOD Service Extending Into Europe, Plans For Cloud-based Music Service

Aug 26, 2010

Apple Close To Securing TV Show Rentals For iTunes

Apple's iTunes store has been a juggernaut in the music space however it hasn't been nearly as successful in the television and movie space. In an attempt to reinvigorate dwindling sales Apple is attempting to offer consumers their favorite television shows as downloadable rentals for a lower price than buying the episodes outright. Question is, will it work? Continue Reading
Apple Close To Securing TV Show Rentals For iTunes

Aug 16, 2010

Samsung Announces "Free the TV Challenge" Apps Contest; Doubles Apps Library Content

In a search for imaginative and innovative apps by consumers, Samsung Electronics America is offering a prize of five hundred thousand dollars for new applications designed for IPTVs, Blu-ray players and Blu-ray home theater systems. Continue Reading

Jul 12, 2010

YouTube Offers 4K Video Streaming

Ever sat waiting for the latest video of a cat playing the piano to load on YouTube and thought to yourself, if only this video clip could be in 4K. No. Well you're not alone but that hasn't stopped YouTube from announcing its support for 4K streaming video, which is superior to the 1080p video coming off your Blu-ray discs, but will probably choke your Internet connection something fierce. Continue Reading
YouTube Offers 4K Video Streaming

Jun 30, 2010

Hulu Announces Pay Membership with Hulu Plus

In a move that can only be described as what are they thinking Hulu has decided to offer a package where by their loyal fans can now PAY for the privilege to watch programming that just a day prior was FREE. Claiming to offer better shows and more premium movies with fewer commercials, Hulu Plus is attempting to take a bite out of your cable/satellite bill. Continue Reading
Hulu Announces Pay Membership with Hulu Plus

Jun 29, 2010

Samsung Expands Library of HD Video Content with Addition of Subscription Service Hulu Plus to Samsung Apps

The Samsung Apps store just got a new addition, in the form of Hulu Plus. The premium offspring of the free Hulu service provides access to current seasons of hit shows like Glee and Grey's Anatomy. The app is free to download via select 2010 Samsung products; the service is $9.99/month. Continue Reading

Jun 23, 2010

BLOCKBUSTER On Demand Presented by V CAST Video Brings Movies, Television Shows and More to DROID X

Smart phones have opened up endless opportunities for those looking to place media in your hot little hands and Blockbuster is the latest to jump on board with their announcement to bring Blockbuster On Demand to Droid X smart phones. Continue Reading

Jun 23, 2010

Samsung Product Support TV Now Available on Samsung Apps

Who needs tech support? If you own a Samsung TV with Samsung Apps, the company has launched the new SPSTV product-support channel that's free to download. How-to's, live shows, and interactive chats are available at the press of a button. Continue Reading

Jun 10, 2010

Sonic and DTS Partner to Enhance the Digital Movie Download Experience

Digital downloads promise to have sharper and clearer audio, thanks to the new arrangement between Sonic and DTS. This will allow RoxioNow to access DTS multi-channel audio when movies are streamed via the various vendors that supply Sonic with content. Continue Reading
Sonic and DTS Partner to Enhance the Digital Movie Download Experience

Jun 07, 2010

Netflix Streaming App Coming to the iPhone

News of Netflix offering streaming support on iPhones is bound to please streaming fanatics and Netflix true believers however the question still remains are cell networks fast enough (without WiFi) to make streaming your favorite television show or film worth it. Continue Reading
Netflix Streaming App Coming to the iPhone

May 28, 2010

SIRIUS XM Radio Android App Now Available

Fans of SIRIUS XM Radio rejoice for you can now access your favorite satellite programming on your Android smart phone thanks to their new Android App, which is available now. Continue Reading

Jan 21, 2010

VUDU Now on Broadband HDTVs and Blu-ray Players from LG, Mitsubishi, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Toshiba and VIZIO

Vudu, once relegated to its own, stand-alone box has taken the fight for streaming dominance internal by offering it self up to some of the industry's biggest names. Continue Reading
VUDU Now on Broadband HDTVs and Blu-ray Players from LG, Mitsubishi, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Toshiba and VIZIO

Jan 06, 2010

Warners and Netflix Expand Deal To Provide Content After 28 Days

Netflix and Warner Brothers have inked a deal that will keep WB titles on the hugely popular service. There's just one catch. Fans will have to wait a full 28 days (1 month) after the film's initial release on Blu-ray and DVD before they're able to rent them. Continue Reading
Warners and Netflix Expand Deal To Provide Content After 28 Days

Nov 16, 2009

Rumor: You Tube To Be Releasing 1080p Video

As Microsoft, Apple and their brethren jockey for online position, Lifehacker.com, an online review site, reports that Google's immensely popular video download site YouTube will be making 1080p video available to its viewers within the next few days. Continue Reading
Rumor: You Tube To Be Releasing 1080p Video

Nov 09, 2009

Netflix To Offer Download System on Sony's PS3 Game System

The Playstation 3 game console is now a venue for renting movies, thanks to Netflix's new system, which allows viewers to download films and other entertainment for $8.95 a pop, in direct competition with Microsoft's Xbox 360 game system. Continue Reading
Netflix To Offer Download System on Sony's PS3 Game System

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