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Videostream Chrome app for Chromecast streams any local video to your television

Videostream Chrome app for Chromecast streams any local video to your television

By 2 May 2014

There's now an easy way to stream any video file on your computer or network-connected device through Google Chromecast and to your television. It's called Videostream. Videostream is a web app available on the Chrome Web Store. You can install it on... >>

Sky Go and Now TV coming to PS4 from this summer

Sky Go and Now TV coming to PS4 from this summer

By 1 May 2014

Sky has just announced that its streaming services, Sky Go and Now TV, will arrive on Sony's PlayStation 4 from this summer. First to become available will be Now TV, the subscription-free online streaming platform, which will arrive this summer. That... >>

Popcorn Time, the free Netflix for movie and TV torrents, is coming to Android

Popcorn Time, the free Netflix for movie and TV torrents, is coming to Android

By 29 April 2014

Popcorn Time, the movie and TV streaming website that uses torrents, is coming to Android in the next few days. The legally questionable streaming site was shut down a while back but is now up and running under new management: Get-Popcorn. Not only is... >>

'Xbox Originals' announced as exclusive shows for Microsoft devices

'Xbox Originals' announced as exclusive shows for Microsoft devices

By 28 April 2014

Microsoft has announced it will develop 12 new shows that can only be viewed exclusively on its devices. Rumours of Microsoft's bid to create shows, other than the already-announced Halo series, were doing the rounds a few weeks ago. Now it's official.... >>

Humax launches 'world's thinnest' soundbar that doubles as Bluetooth speaker

Humax launches 'world's thinnest' soundbar that doubles as Bluetooth speaker

By 28 April 2014

Humax has just announced its STA-1200 BSW soundbar, which it claims is the world's thinnest. Humax, known for its digital set-top boxes, has released the soundbar to enhance TV viewing while also creating a central speaker for Bluetooth music playing.... >>

Project Ethan: Sky planning major revamp of set top box to fend off competition

Project Ethan: Sky planning major revamp of set top box to fend off competition

By 28 April 2014

Sky has setup a special unit named "Project Ethan" that's planning a major overhaul to place shows in the cloud, it's claimed. In preparation for competing services from Apple TV, Google and Amazon, Sky has punted the name "Project 2016". This apparent... >>

A week in reviews: 22 - 25 April

A week in reviews: 22 - 25 April

By 26 April 2014

After a long Easter bank holiday weekend we return not with chocolate eggs, but gaming goodies: for it's the week that we can talk about Watch Dogs once again. After a six month delay, has this open-world hacking epic been moulded into the title everyone... >>

Amazon revenue beats expectations and Prime video streams tripled yoy during first quarter

Amazon revenue beats expectations and Prime video streams tripled yoy during first quarter

By 24 April 2014

Amazon has announced its first-quarter 2014 results, reporting earnings of 23 cents a share with revenue at $19.74 billion. Analysts had expected $19.43 billion in revenue for the quarter. For comparison purposes, Amazon posted $25.59 billion last quarter... >>

Apple TV could soon feature Siri, hints iOS 7.1 code

Apple TV could soon feature Siri, hints iOS 7.1 code

By 23 April 2014

Apple's set-top box might soon feature Siri, it's claimed. 9to5Mac has reported that Apple is working to include support for Siri on Apple TV. Siri, a virtual personal assistant, is a feature currently limited to Apple's mobile devices, but it recently... >>

Amazon Prime Instant and HBO sign multi-year agreement, HBO Go coming to Fire TV

Amazon Prime Instant and HBO sign multi-year agreement, HBO Go coming to Fire TV

By 23 April 2014

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers will soon be able to watch entire series from the HBO back catalogue as part of the video on demand service, although only in the US. As Sky holds the rights for HBO content in the UK, it doesn't seem like the same... >>