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SlingPlayer Mobile hits Windows Phone 7

November 9th, 2010

Sling Media announced Tuesday that its popular SlingPlayer Mobile software is now available for Windows Phone 7 devices. The mobile app will allow Windows Phone 7-powered handsets like the HTC Surround to stream live TV content from a home television via Wi-Fi or 3G. Sling Media uses a hardware component — a Slingbox — to …

Hulu Plus exits private beta; now available to all

November 4th, 2010

Hulu Plus, a premium Web-based video streaming service, is now available to the public. Rob Wong, product director for Hulu Plus, made the announcement Thursday on the company’s blog, saying the service is now available without need for an invitation. Hulu provides a service that allows users to stream movies and TV episodes for free …

Redbox is ready to think outside the box; streaming service launches next year

October 29th, 2010

On an earnings call Thursday, Coinstar CEO Paul Davis confirmed that subsidiary Redbox would soon expand its portfolio to include a streaming product. Redbox currently owns and operates DVD movie rental kiosks situated in and around highly trafficked partner stores across the country. These unmanned kiosks allow customers to rent DVDs at low prices using …

Stiff competition forces Roku to license its software? [Updated]

October 27th, 2010

Following Netgear’s announcement Tuesday that it would offer a $90 set top box powered by Roku’s software, it looks as though Roku is playing with alternative models in an effort to stay competitive. Roku gained notoriety in 2008 by providing an easy solution for streaming Netflix Watch Instantly video content to television sets. The company …

Plex and LG to challenge Apple TV, Boxee, and others

September 3rd, 2010

Plex, for those not familiar, is a software company whose former creed was to: “bridge the gap between your Mac and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media.” Today, the company has announced that it will be partnering with electronics maker LG to “integrate …

AT&T U-Verse mobile app allows you to manage DVR, watch shows

August 10th, 2010

AT&T has announced that the U-Verse mobile app is now available to Apple iPhone users via the App Store. As the press release so succinctly puts it: U-verse Mobile replaces the popular Mobile Remote Access for iPhone app and incorporates the ability to browse the U-verse TV program guide, view program descriptions, schedule and manage …

Netflix granted streaming rights to popular Warner Bros. television series

July 15th, 2010

Netflix and Warner Bros. announced on Thursday that Netflix will be adding several new Warners Bros. televisions shows to its catalog and extending its license for current WB movies until 2011. The agreement brings all 100 episodes of the popular television series Nip/Tuck to Netfilix for the next four years as well as other series …

Netflix's traffic soars for the month of June

July 12th, 2010

comScore traffic data is out for the month of June, and according to Citi analyst Mark Mahaney, the most recent figures reveal that Netflix’s traffic is soaring. The number of visitors to Netflix’s website has jumped 46% year-over-year for the month of June and 34% year-over-year for the second quarter. This huge jump in traffic is …