Tag Archive: Video

Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon is now offering monthly subscription plans for its Prime service, which is available for $ 10.99 a month. The retailer is also targeting Netflix by making Prime Video available as a standalone service for $ 8.99 a month.

A yearly subscription of Prime costs $ 99, which includes full access to Prime Video. Opting for the monthly route will set you back $ 131.88 over the course of a year, or 25% more than the annual subscription fee.  [Read More…]

Be sure to check out our LG G5 video review!

We’ve got a plethora of new and awesome Android phones available — or soon to be available. And that means we’re knee deep in reviews for all sorts of things.

One of our more recent reviews is the LG G5. As you’ve no doubt heard by now — from us as well as others — is that it’s an unconventional phone. That’s not to say it’s a bad one. But different doesn’t always work. There are some things about the G5  [Read More…]

HTC 10 initial photo and video samples

An early look at the HTC 10’s photographic capabilities

After years of ho-hum cameras, HTC’s newly-announced 2016 flagship, the HTC 10, promises a significant bump in photographic capabilities. There’s a new 12-megapixel “UltraPixel 2” camera around the back, paired with dual-tone flash and laser autofocus, behind an f/1.8 lens. And with large 1.55-micron pixel paired and optical image stabilization (OIS), the rear camera should be better than ever at night photography — a major differentiator in  [Read More…]

Instagram beefs up Explore tab with video channels

Instagram is looking to make it easier to find videos you might like thanks to an overhauled Explore tab that now features video channels. At the very top of your explore tab, you’ll now find a banner that highlights a personalized feed labeled “Videos You Might Like.” As you scroll through the Explore tab further, you’ll also see other video channels centered around different themes.

Instagram is quick to point out that the Explore  [Read More…]

Opera Max now lets you enjoy even more video on tablets thanks to data savings

Opera has released an update for its Max app that implements support for tablets. Now those with larger screens will be able to enjoy similar benefits to smartphone owners and save on data usage when enjoying videos on the go. The company states that tablet users will be able to save up to 60% on Netflix and 50% on YouTube streaming. Those are some favorable figures, especially when one considers just how little data some plans have.

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HTC 10 spotted in leaked video ahead of April 12 launch

The HTC 10 is set to be announced tomorrow, but already we’re seeing a early look thanks to a newly leaked promotional video. The handset featured in this video matches what we’ve seen in previous leaks, so it’s certainly plausible this is the phone that will be featured during HTC’s announcement tomorrow.

The video (found via The Verge) also sees HTC dropping the “One M” branding from of its flagship smartphone, as widely rumored. Leaked specifications point to  [Read More…]

Latest LG G5 video shows how you can play with the 360 CAM

LG’s 360 CAM is an interesting addition to its “Friends” range of accessories available for the LG G5. The handheld camera lets you shoot 360-degree photos and videos, offering two 13MP imaging sensors that record directly to a microSD card in the base.

In its latest video, LG shows how you can set up and start using the 360 CAM with the G5. You’ll control the camera using LG Friends Manager, which allows you to  [Read More…]

Latest Facebook update is all about live video

Facebook is going all-in on the current live video trend. It is rolling out a new update to its Android and iOS apps that adds new ways to livestream video from the social network, along with additional ways to share and interact with those videos.

The update adds support for livestreaming within Facebook Groups and Facebook Events. The company states:

Live in Groups allows you to broadcast to just the people in the Facebook Group –  [Read More…]

Fullscreen video service will take on YouTube and Netflix on April 26

After launching first on YouTube, the content company Fullscreen will be introducing its own video streaming subscription service, similar to Netflix, on April 26. It will offer a mix of older TV shows and movies with original content for $ 4.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial

Fullscreen’s channels already generate 5 billion video views a month on YouTube. The new service, which will be available on web browsers along with iOS and Android apps,  [Read More…]

Instagram rolls out support for video uploads of up to 60 seconds

Instagram is giving people more freedom to express themselves in video form. The social network is rolling out an update that will support video uploads of up to 60 seconds, well above the previous limit of just 15 seconds.

Instagram stated:

In the last six months, the time people spent watching video increased by more than 40 percent. And longer videos mean more diverse stories from the accounts you love, whether it’s Selena Gomez hanging out  [Read More…]