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Netflix moves toward HTML5 video for Windows 8.1, still nothing (official) for Linux

Netflix is taking a big step toward moving away from Microsoft Silverlight technology to stream videos to your web browser. The company has announced that you can now stream videos in HTML5… if you’re using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1. While HTML5 is a web standard used by most modern web browsers, Netflix relies […]

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PlayOn comes to Google TV, brings Hulu, ABC, ESPN video along for the ride

Google TV is a platform designed to make it easy to find internet video from a variety of sources and stream it to your TV. But as I discovered when I tested the Asus CUBE with Google TV recently, there are many online video sites (including Hulu) which don’t offer apps for the platform. Enter […]

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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 […]

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Now you can get music, videos from the BlackBerry World store

Research in Motion is now selling music, movies, and TV shows in the BlackBerry World store (which used to be called BlackBerry App World). The media sections of the store went live last night in advance of today’s launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system for smartphones and tablets. At launch, music and videos will only […]

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Vudu brings streaming videos to Android, offers 10 free movies

Video streaming service Vudu has launched a new Android app that lets you rent or purchase videos and watch them on an Android device. The Vudu app is available as a free download from the Google Play Store, and right now the company is offering 10 free movies to new customers — you don’t even […]

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Amazon Instant Video app hits the iPhone… where’s the Android app?

Amazon has released a new Instant Video app which lets customers stream movies and TV shows to an iPhone or iPod touch. There was already an iPad version of the app. That means that Amazon Prime subscribers can now stream thousands of videos to any supported iOS device for $79 per year. And folks that’ve […]

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Skype overhauls Android app with tablet UI, Microsoft logins

Skype 3.0 for Android is available, and it brings a new tablet-friendly user interface, as well as the ability to sign in with an existing Skype ID or a Microsoft account. The move comes shortly after Microsoft announced plans to retire Windows Live Messenger and merge the service with Skype (which the company bought in […]

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Hulu Plus Windows 8 app hits the Windows Store

Netflix isn’t the only subscription video service with a new Windows 8 app to show off. Rival Hulu Plus has released a Windows 8 app that lets subscribers stream movies, TV shows, web series, and other videos using a native Windows app — no web browser required. Like other apps designed to use Microsoft’s new […]