Tag Archive: Streaming


Roku doubles down on cheap 4K HDR streaming with new hardware and updated Roku OS 8

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Roku has announced the Express/Express+, Streaming Stick/Streaming Stick+, Ultra, and all-new Roku OS 8 update.

Roku has been one of the leaders in the media streaming game longer than anyone else, and over the years, we’ve seen a lot of changes and revisions to its hardware offerings. The company announced four new gadgets today as part of its latest hardware refresh, and alongside this, we also have new details on the  [Read More…]

YouTube update brings low-latency streaming, new tools for easier chat moderation

This week, YouTube announced it was adding a few new tools to its live streaming service component, meant to make YouTube Live content creation more intuitive and easily accessible. Video creators looking to better engage their audience now have the option of enabling the ultra-low latency mode which will slow down streaming video latency to […]

Get access to Roku’s full streaming service for just $25

This deal from Thrifter features two Roku devices for just $ 25 today!

If you’ve got $ 25 to spend, you can get a Roku today. The Roku Express is down to $ 25 on Amazon. It’s normally $ 30 and has never had a direct price drop this low.

The Roku Express+ is also down to $ 25 during an Amazon Gold Box deal of the day. It’s a refurbished unit but it comes with a 90-day warranty  [Read More…]

Of course Amazon Fire TV and Roku are the top streaming players

It comes down to two things: Price, and simplicity. And if you don’t lead the way in both, you’ll give way to those who do.

A report out this week from analysts Parks Associates says that more than a third of streaming devices in use today don’t come one of the major companies you’d expect. Not Apple. Not Google.

Nope, it’s Roku, which had some 37 percent of the streaming market as of the first quarter of 2017. And  [Read More…]

Roku now accounts for 37 percent of all streaming players

With a variety of models on offer, Roku now accounts for 37% of the streaming box market.

As more and more consumers look to cut the cord and get away from their cable companies, consumer electronics companies like Apple, Google and Amazon are more than happy to sell these users on an Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV or Fire TV. However, it seems more users are choosing a Roku streaming player.

Parks Associates reports the breakdown of  [Read More…]

Facebook is going after YouTube with its new ‘Watch’ video streaming service

There will soon be one more streaming option for consumers.

Facebook is already on a lot of folks’ daily internet stops to get their fill of memes and cat photos for the day. Soon, there will be one more reason to stop in. The company announced its Watch platform, and is hopeful that a staple of original programming will entice viewers.

The programming will be available to view on mobile devices, desktop and laptops and smart TVs — though  [Read More…]

Disney will remove content from Netflix and launch its own streaming service

Streaming services to get more and more fragmented.

Disney and Netflix will soon part ways. Rather than take a spoonful of sugar, Disney has announced that in two year’s time, its content will no longer have a friend in Netflix.

Fortunately for Disney fans, the company announced it will have its own streaming services with the bare necessities: Disney content. This also includes Pixar movies, but not the Netflix Original Marvel TV shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke  [Read More…]

Live sports streaming service DAZN launches in Canada with exclusive NFL Game Pass rights

Are you ready for some streaming football?

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced it’s expanding into Canada, anchored by a deal with the NFL to be the exclusive home of NFL Game Pass. Canadians will be able to access NFL Game Pass and NFL RedZone exclusively through DAZN — services previously only available via cable providers. With the start of NFL pre-season just three weeks away, you can sign up to receive updates about DAZN’s imminent launch in Canada.

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Bypass geo-restricted streaming services for $35

Every year, more and more people are cutting their cable cords and turning to online streaming for all their TV and movie entertainment — and it’s clear to see why. Whether it’s for the convenience to watch what you want when you want on whichever device you want, or simply to save some money every month, the trend shows no sign of slowing.

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Three UK zero-rates some streaming services with new ‘Go Binge’ feature

New Three subscribers can stream from Netflix, TVPlayer, Deezer and SoundCloud without eating into their data allowances.

Three UK has followed the lead of T-Mobile over in the U.S., with a new offering that zero-rates data from certain streaming services, so they don’t count against customers’ data allowances. “Go Binge” (even the branding is remarkably similar to T-Mo’s BingeOn) is included as standard for new and upgrading Three customers on SIM-only, “Advanced” handset and mobile broadband contract plans with  [Read More…]