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Hulu’s plans for 2017 include video downloads and live TV streaming

Online video service Hulu lets subscribers stream thousands of TV shows and movies for a monthly fee. The service has gone through some big changes in recent years. There’s no longer a free version of Hulu, and subscribers can now choose to from an ad-support subscription plan or a more expensive ad-free tier. There are […]

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Anime Strike is Amazon’s Anime streaming service for $5 per month (for Prime members)

Amazon Prime subscribers in the US get access to thousands of TV shows and movies with their $99 membership fee. But since late 2015 Amazon has also allowed you to add additional content from HBO, Showtime, Starz, and other networks through a service called Amazon Channels. Now the company has launched the first channel with […]

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Vudu launches free, ad-supported video steaming service “Vudu Movies On Us”

Walmart-owned streaming video service Vudu has been letting customers rent or purchase movies and TV shows for years. But now you can watch (some) for free. Today the company launched “Vudu Movies On Us,” which is basically an ad-supported video streaming service with a catalog of several thousand movies and TV shows. Videos stream at 1080p […]

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Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Netflix working together on next-gen, open source media codecs

A group of major tech companies that are often seen as competitors have announced that they’re all working together on at least one project: an effort to create open source, royalty-free media formats and codecs. If there’s one thing Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix all have in common, it’s that none of them […]

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What is Meerkat? It’s like Snapchat for live videos shared via Twitter

Last week, I was all set with my popcorn and soda to watch the live stream of Apple’s “Spring Forward” event. By 10:02, the stream still hadn’t started on any of my devices, so I knew something was wrong. I logged into Twitter to see if anyone else was having a problem seeing the event. […]

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Blockbuster launches video rentals for PC, Mac, and Android

After a false start a few years ago, Blockbuster is again offering an Android app which you can use to rent videos on just about any device running Android 2.2 or later, including phones and tablets. But the new Blockbuster on Demand service doesn’t just stop at Android. There are also apps available for Windows […]