Tag Archive: Video

Verizon now offers its customers unlimited video streaming over LTE with go90

Verizon Wireless has annoucned that it all of its post-paid customers can now watch video over LTE from the carrier’s go90 streaming service without using up their data pool. This offer is part of go90’s participation in Verizon’s FreeBee sponsored data program.

This agreement encompasses all of go90’s video content, which includes both on-demand and live programming. To take advantage of this offer, customers will need the latest version of the go90 app.

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T-Mobile adds Amazon Video and more to Binge On, makes it easier to turn it off or on

T-Mobile continues to expand its Binge On video streaming program, adding four new content providers for customers to access without affecting their monthly data service. The new providers include Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW and WWE Network.

T-Mobile also says it has made it easier for customers to access the settings for Binge On through their smartphone’s dialer

Just dial #BNG# (#264#) and hit send to check your settings, #BOF# (#263#) to turn it  [Read More…]

T-Mobile adds Amazon Video, WWE Network, others to Binge On

T-Mobile on Thursday confirmed it has added more video streaming services to its Binge On. Available now are Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW, and WWE Network.

Binge On, which lets users stream video over its 4G LTE network without affecting data allotments, delivers a “DVD quality or better” picture. T-Mobile customers can toggle on and off the service, opting to watch 1080p or even 4K content if and when it’s available. The opt-in and opt-out feature now provides the  [Read More…]

Snapchat update brings video rewind filter to Android

Ephemeral messaging favorite Snapchat has received an update that brings the addition of the long-awaited Rewind filter to Android users. Snapchat originally added some fun filters to the app that let you speed up and slow down video snaps late in 2015. However, the Rewind filter, which was present in the update on iOS, was conspicuously missing from the Android app.

As you’d expect, the Rewind filter simply takes your recorded video snap and plays it in  [Read More…]

Spotify is launching video for Android. Should you care?

Music streaming giant, Spotify, announced on Monday that it would begin delivering curated videos and podcasts to its customers. The videos will come from major entertainment companies like ESPN, BBC, Vice, Maker Studios, and Comedy Central.

Less than 10% of Spotify’s current users, in four test markets, have had access to video for the past several months. Now, the Swedish music provider will branch out to a larger audience. Android users will see this new video feature roll out this week in the United States, Germany,  [Read More…]

Spotify will add video content to its Android app this week

Spotify Android users in some markets will be able to watch videos, in addition to streaming music, later this week. The app will be updated to support video content for users in the U.S., the UK, Germany and Sweden.

Spotify first announced its video plans in May 2015, and has soft-launched the features in those countries, according to The Wall Street Journal:

Spotify has been gradually testing video on its apps over the past several  [Read More…]

Save thousands of dollars by ditching cable TV and switching to video streaming services

I never have felt more liberated than I have in the last month because I finally cancelled my TV service from AT&T UVERSE. I was one of the original customers in my area of AT&T’s fiber optic internet and TV service, and after long and hard thoughts, I finally decided to rip the bandage off and cancel service. And I can tell you, the feeling I get with saving money is absolutely fantastic.

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Skype for Android to add group video calling support soon

Microsoft is planning to add group calling features to its Skype mobile apps in the near future. That includes the Windows 10 Mobile, Android and iOS versions.

Microsoft says the group video call updates will be released sometime in the coming weeks, but people who are interested in trying out the feature early can pre-register on Microsoft’s site. There’s no word on when those early previews will begin.

Microsoft is also celebrating Skype’s 10th anniversary and  [Read More…]

T-Mobile adds 14 video services to Binge On program, CEO defends against throttling claims

T-Mobile is adding even more services to its recently launched Binge On program, which allows its customers to stream video from select services on the carrier’s network with no data plan penalty. The new services include A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, PlayStation Vue, Tennis Channel Anywhere, FuboTV, Kidoodle TV, Curiosity Stream, Fandor, Newsy, ODK Media, Lifetime Movie Club, and FYI.

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It turns out T-Mobile really is throttling all video through BingeOn, according to the EFF

It turns out there’s a lot more to BingeOn than “optimizing”.

There’s been a lot of talk for the last year or so over how closely T-Mobile walks the line between violating Net Neutrality with their features, and when BingeOn was announced that conversation got louder than ever. A service that promised to work with specific providers to make streaming video free, as long as you agreed to only stream in 480p from those providers. For  [Read More…]