Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

[ad_1] Netflix launched in India in 2016 and two of its Indian-made series have won critical acclaim Competition in India’s booming streaming market is heating up as Netflix joins forces with a director of Bollywood feel-good blockbusters and Apple launches its TV platform for 99 rupees ($1.39) a month. Netflix announced late Wednesday a long-term […]

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

[ad_1] Apple CEO Tim Cook announces new products at an event Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price—$5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching […]

Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services

[ad_1] Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during a product launch event at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California Apple set launch dates Tuesday for its original video offering, Apple TV+, and its game subscription service as the tech giant ramped up efforts to reduce its dependence on the iPhone. The TV+ service will launch […]

Streaming dominates the music industry's revenue

[ad_1] While it’s a relief to see the music industry avoid a full collapse after losing two thirds of its yearly earnings in the 2000s, artists certainly aren’t lining their pockets with earnings from streaming services. Spotify pays out roughly six to eight tenths of a cent per stream. This handsome sum is then divided […]

Roku's new $179 soundbar doubles as a streaming device, works with most TVs

[ad_1] Roku’s new Wireless Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer. Valentina Palladino The soundbar includes the technology of a Roku Ultra inside, so it doubles as a streaming device. Valentina Palladino The soundbar works with any TV that has an HDMI ARC port or an optical audio port. Valentina Palladino The new subwoofer connects to the soundbar […]

Android streaming and 4K hybrid box for India market

[ad_1] Airtel has entered Amazon’s arena by launching a Fire TV Stick competitor called the Airtel Xstream Stick. The company has also announced a new Android TV box called the Airtel Xstream 4K Hybrid box, the successor to its older Airtel Internet TV. Airtel, India’s third-largest telecom operator with 320.38 million subscribers, has been rampantly […]

Researcher finds that U.S. wireless networks are throttling video streaming 24/7

[ad_1] A new study by David Choffnes, an assistant professor of computer and information science at Northeastern, found that almost all wireless carriers pervasively slow down internet speed for video streaming, even when networks are not overloaded. Credit: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University All wireless carriers admit to doing it: They slow down internet speed for video […]

Disney Plus – Everything you need to know about the streaming service

[ad_1] Disney Update August 23, 2019: We have updated this post with more info on Disney Plus, including all the new exclusive shows for the service that were just announced during D23 (Obi-Wan! Ms. Marvel! Moon Knight! She-Hulk! Lizzie McGuire reboot!) Plus we tell you how you can sign up for the service early (if […]

Better video streaming when WiFi is scarce

[ad_1] Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology In an era when the average U.S. household has five internet-connected devices, web surfers may often feel like they’re always fighting over scraps of WiFi. How can a whole family all binge their favorite shows without somebody’s connection slowing to a crawl? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial […]