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Video streaming together, at a distance: Hulu introduces Watch Party, and Plex launches Watch Together

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading across the globe and leading to stay-at-home and social-distancing orders affecting millions of people, folks started finding new ways to come together virtually. Video conferencing app Zoom saw an explosion in new users (although maybe not quite as many as it had initially claimed). And a little browser […]

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Plex launches ad-supported Movies & TV streaming services in 220 countries

Plex is now officially in the media streaming business. The company, which produces software that allows users to stream their own personal media collection to any device, has launched its own free, ad-supported streaming service. Users can now fire up Plex and stream movies and TV shows for free… as long as they’re willing to […]

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Plex to stream free, ad-supported videos from Warner Brothers (Update: And Lionsgate)

Plex provides tools to organize your media collection and set up your own streaming solution for playing your videos on a smart TV or streaming over the internet when you’re away from home. Among other things, the software provides a pretty interface for watching pirated content downloaded from the internet or DVD and Blu-ray videos […]

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Spotify and Hulu offers $5 subscription bundle for students

Media streaming companies Hulu and Spotify are launching a new deal aimed at students: you can sign up for both services for just $4.99 per month. That’s actually the same price Spotify was already charging for student subscriptions… but now your $5 gets you access to streaming music and movies and TV shows for half the […]

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New Roku 3 media streamer supports voice search

Roku has updated its line of media streaming devices. Blogger Dave Zatz discovered new versions of the Roku 2 and Roku 3 on sale at a Best Buy store, featuring a slightly updated design, the same prices as their predecessors, and a few significant changes… including an “enhanced remote control” with support for voice search functionality […]

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AllCast hits iOS: Stream iPhone videos to your Roku, Chromecast, Xbox

Have an iPhone and an Apple TV? Then it’s easy to stream content from your phone to your television using AirPlay. But if you want to stream your videos to a Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other TV box then AirPlay won’t help. AllCast will though. The app, which has been available for […]

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Synology DiskStation adds Chromecast support for streaming media to your TV

Synology offers a line of Network Attached Storage systems under its DiskStation brand. Hook one up to your home network, add a few hard drives and you can backup the files from all your computers and stream audio, video, or other files to your TV using AirPlay, DLNA, or Bluetooth. Now Synology has added Chromecast […]

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Allcast Beta streams media from Android to TV (via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox etc)

CyanogenMod and ClockworkdMod developer Koushik Dutta has been working for months on software to let you stream audio or video files from your Android phone or tablet to your TV. Now you can sign up to try his Allcast Beta app. It’s available from the Google Play Store, but while it’s in beta you’ll need […]