Tag Archive: Streaming

Hulu is now streaming some of its shows in 4K, but only on two devices

If you’ve got the right hardware and love Hulu’s original shows, you’re in luck.

What you need to know Hulu discontinued 4K streams in 2018, but now they’re back. But only on Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra. And only with Hulu’s own original content.

Hulu today very quietly began streaming some content in 4K resolution. That’s the sort of thing you’d think it’d crow a bit about, but we’ve had nothing more than a smattering of  [Read More…]

Chase takes on Amex with 5% cash back on streaming services

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For those with or considering the Chase Freedom card, Chase has just announced what categories will be earning 5% cash back for Q3, from July 1 through September 30, 2019. Payments at gas stations will earn cardholders 5% back for 3 months starting in July, a solid offering  [Read More…]

Xbox One game streaming app OneCast enters beta for Android

OneCast is making the leap from Apple devices to Android to give everyone a taste of Xbox game streaming.

What you need to know OneCast is an app that streams your Xbox games to supported devices. OneCast is undergoing beta for Android devices. The release date of the full Android version is unknown.

If you have an Android device, you can now test out the game streaming app OneCast in beta ahead of its full public release.  [Read More…]

AT&T’s streaming service could cost $16 to $17 a month, include HBO

AT&T’s streaming service bundle will include HBO, Cinemax, and Warner Bros. films and TV shows.

What you need to know AT&T’s WarnerMedia will debut its streaming service in beta later this year. The service will reportedly cost $ 16 to $ 17 a month and include HBO, Cinemax, and Warner Bros. films and TV shows. HBO alone costs $ 14.99 a month, so this could be a decent deal for HBO customers.

AT&T’s WarnerMedia is all set  [Read More…]

PlayStation reaffirms commitment to cloud gaming and streaming

Sony’s long-term goals with its next-gen PlayStation will focus on game streaming software.

What you need to know Sony held an investor relations day. Microsoft and Sony have partnered on cloud gaming. Streaming will play an important role with PlayStation going forward.

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan spoke at the company’s most recent investor relations (IR) day and reaffirmed the importance of cloud gaming and streaming services to PlayStation going forward. The presentation specifically referenced Sony’s  [Read More…]

Microsoft and Sony partner for game streaming technology

Let’s see what happens next.

What you need to know Microsoft and Sony will partner on gaming streaming technology going forward. The two companies will collaborate on image sensors. They also aim to create user-friendly AI experiences.

Today might be a day for the history books. Microsoft and Sony just announced a partnership to focus on innovations to “enhance customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms.” This means that the two companies will explore joint development of  [Read More…]

Amex ups streaming rewards to an industry-leading 6% cash back

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The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is one of the best cash back cards on the market, and it’s about to get even better. American Express has announced that as of May 9th, new and existing cardholders will now earn 6% cash back on select U.S.  [Read More…]

Netflix now streaming with ‘high-quality audio’, because your ears matter, too

Bitrates will now adapt depending on your bandwidth on 5.1 surround and Atmos-enabled content.

Netflix today in a blog post announced that it’s revamped its audio streaming for all content that use either 5.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos. It’s calling it “high-quality audio,” which is a pretty unassuming name given the big deal it’s making about all this. And to be clear, it is a bit of a big deal.

It all comes down, as it so often  [Read More…]

Amazon Music Unlimited is getting a hi-fi streaming tier to take on Tidal

The streaming service Amazon currently has in the works will feature better than CD quality music to rival competitors like Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and specifically Tidal. With a price at $ 15 per month, it’s set to debut by the end of the year according to a report by Music Business Worldwide.

In addition to providing a new revenue for the company stream via advertising and subscription costs, this service directly caters to discerning audiophiles who already  [Read More…]

T-Mobile: Not going to bundle streaming video and broadband — we’re going to disrupt

T-Mobile’s Mike Sievert, left, and John Legere. (Image credit: T-Mobile)

And then CEO John Legere dunks a horrendous Dad Joke on AT&T.

You join a T-Mobile earnings call for the financial news, but you stay for execs dog-cussing their competitors. That’s just the way it is, usually. But today TMo CEO John Legere went full Dad Mode on AT&T when it comes to the prospect of bundling home broadband via 5G with its fledgling streaming video  [Read More…]