Streaming archive

  • Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury
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    Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

    By 8 February 2012

    Amazon's global assault continues with the news that the e-retail giant has signed a deal with Viacom - meaning a wealth of new content is now available for the Seattle-based company to stream. Stream in the US, that is - remember, we don't get any Amazon...

  • Pioneer N-50 and N-30 network audio players steam in the AirPlay fun
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    Pioneer N-50 and N-30 network audio players steam in the AirPlay fun

    By 26 January 2012

    Audio specialist Pioneer has announced that its latest network audio players; the Pioneer N-50 and the Pioneer N-30, have landed on UK soil. Both of the players come rocking Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming magic right out of the box and they are both...

  • Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out
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    Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out

    By 26 January 2012

    The UK's streaming music arena could be set to welcome the arrival of a heavyweight contender by way of US giant Rhapsody. Rhapsody has just announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, following its takeover of...

  • Pure Music now live in the UK
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    Pure Music now live in the UK

    By 26 January 2012

    Pure Music, the Spotify-rival from the digital and internet radio specialist, is now live in the UK, with a free month trial available for a limited period. Building on the success of its FlowSongs platform, Pure Music has again teamed up with 7Digital...

  • Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat
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    Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat

    By 19 January 2012

    The Lovefilm vs Netflix battle continues to rumble on and it's the former that has struck the latest blow by announcing that it is hitting LG's Smart TV Platform in streaming form. The Amazon-owned company has stated that it is working with LG to bring...

  • BBC iPlayer sees record-breaking 2011, mobiles and connected TVs contribute
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    BBC iPlayer sees record-breaking 2011, mobiles and connected TVs contribute

    By 16 January 2012

    The BBC has released its BBC iStats, revealing the performance of its BBC iPlayer service in 2011 and specifically in the month of December. The results show that, although the vast majority of viewing takes place on computers, there has been consistent...

  • UltraViolet gains Amazon support, sees 750,000 sign-ups in 3 months
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    UltraViolet gains Amazon support, sees 750,000 sign-ups in 3 months

    By 11 January 2012

    UltraViolet has added another string to its bow with the announcement that Amazon has agreed to use the system for online storing and streaming movies. As the largest online retailer this is quite an addition to the UltraViolet system and may help attract...

  • Roku 2 XS and Roku LT now streaming into UK and Ireland
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    Roku 2 XS and Roku LT now streaming into UK and Ireland

    By 10 January 2012

    Roku, the leading streaming platform in the US and suppliers of what we like to call smart TV adapters, has announced that it is launching in the UK and Ireland. Two models of Roku will be available. The Roku 2 XS provides support for up to 1080p video...

  • WD TV adds Netflix and BBC iPlayer
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    WD TV adds Netflix and BBC iPlayer

    By 10 January 2012

    Western Digital has announced that Netflix and BBC iPlayer are now available to users in the UK. Those in Ireland will also get access to Netflix. The new services join existing rich media content from the likes of Spotify and YouTube in WD's nifty media...

  • Netflix UK pictures and hands-on
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    Netflix UK pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    Netflix has sent its services live in the UK this morning bringing with it the largest online video streaming library currently available. Priced in at £5.99 per month, it means unlimited access to a vast selection of content ranging from everything...

  • Spotify Premium free trial lands in time for Christmas
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    Spotify Premium free trial lands in time for Christmas

    By 14 December 2011

    Spotify has come bearing gifts in time for Christmas - free Spotify Premium accounts for one and all. Well, free for 30 days at least. The music streaming giant is offering a month's worth of its pay service for anyone who fancies some ad-free music action...

  • Spotify Radio tunes in new features
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    Spotify Radio tunes in new features

    By 9 December 2011

    It's all systems go over at Spotify Towers. 2011 has seen the company get friendly with Facebook, the long awaited US launch and also the revelation of Spotify apps. But the music streaming platform isn't ready to stop with the roll-outs just yet it seems,...

  • BBC iPlayer finally streams into North America
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    BBC iPlayer finally streams into North America

    By 1 December 2011

    The BBC iPlayer has finally crossed the Atlantic and can now be accessed on our North American cousins' iPads using the International BBC iPlayer iPad. Unfortunatley for our Stateside readers, we're referring to Canada here - and not the US of A. The...

  • Tesco adds digital movies to your Blu-ray and DVD shopping trolley
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    Tesco adds digital movies to your Blu-ray and DVD shopping trolley

    By 1 December 2011

    Tesco has unveiled what it is describing as "a ground breaking innovation" and a "first for the industry" by combining a digital copy of a movie with certain DVD and Blu-ray purchases. And whilst we'd question the legitimacy of its lofty claims, as digital...

  • Spotify App Finder announced for 'appy times
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    Spotify App Finder announced for 'appy times

    By 30 November 2011

    What's next for Spotify you ask (or rather it did)? Well, let us tell you - the music streaming company took to the stage in New York to announce that apps will now be part of the Spotify platform. At an event that was simulcast via the wonders of the...

  • Arrested Development to return as Netflix exclusive
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    Arrested Development to return as Netflix exclusive

    By 21 November 2011

    Back in March, Pocket-lint told you how Netflix was looking to take on the likes of HBO with exclusive, original programming, and that idea has now produced some juicy details; by the way of a return for the hilarious cult US show Arrested Development....

  • Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks
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    Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks

    By 8 November 2011

    Video on demand giant Netflix is coming to these shores, at last, with a UK service all set for an early 2012 launch. And it looks as if the video on demand giant isn't treating its transatlantic adventure lightly as reports are pouring in that it's doing...

  • Netflix UK launch confirmed for 2012
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    Netflix UK launch confirmed for 2012

    By 24 October 2011

    Video on demand giant Netflix is finally spreading its wings from North America, with a UK and Ireland service confirmed for an early 2012 launch. The platform, which will arrive in streaming-form only, has been a long time coming with rumours of an arrival...

  • Lovefilm on iPad streams in
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    Lovefilm on iPad streams in

    By 29 September 2011

    Lovefilm is hitting the iPad - the latest platform for the movie rental service's streaming arm. The app, titled Lovefilm Player for iPad, has hit the App Store and allows for all the usual VoD-based gubbins such as pausing, rewinding and checking trailers....

  • Full stream ahead for Netflix, as it launches Qwikster DVD service
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    Full stream ahead for Netflix, as it launches Qwikster DVD service

    By 19 September 2011

    It's all change for movie rental over in the US of A, with industry leader Netflix announcing a split in its distribution divisions, with the DVD-only service Qwikster being born out the ashes of a very unpopular new pricing plan. The seeds for the split...

  • OnLive boots-up 22 September
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    OnLive boots-up 22 September

    By 11 August 2011

    OnLive has announced that is is to go, er, live on 22 September in the UK - launching at the Eurogamer Expo in London. There will be over 100 games on board for the launch, with free memberships available for people wanting to try demos of the service...

  • Film studios demand website showing King's Speech to be blocked by BT
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    Film studios demand website showing King's Speech to be blocked by BT

    By 28 June 2011

    Online piracy looks set to take a major knock as a landmark case begins between BT and Hollywood film studios, who demand website Newzbin2 be blocked for illicit filesharing.  Paramount Pictures and Disney along with many others are involved in the case...

  • Facebook may launch Spotify-powered "Music Dashboard"
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    Facebook may launch Spotify-powered "Music Dashboard"

    By 20 June 2011

    Facebook and Spotify look to be growing closer by the day now, with their newly formed friendship set to materialise in a rumoured "Music Dashboard" on the social networking site.  But Facebook's music integration doesn't stop there, with Mark Zuckerberg's...

  • Spotify US launch could be imminent
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    Spotify US launch could be imminent

    By 17 June 2011

    Spotify looks like it has finally managed to win over the American music labels, with general manager Jonathan Forster telling an ad conference that license deals are being closed "as I speak". In order to make the deals solid, Forster said that Spotify...

  • iCloud to stream high quality mirrors of your tunes?
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    iCloud to stream high quality mirrors of your tunes?

    By 27 May 2011

    Got a load of poor quality MP3s that you acquired using, shall we say, unorthodox and slightly apocryphal methods? Well, thanks to Apple's forthcoming iCloud service you could soon be streaming those tunes to your iPhone / iPod / iPad in a high quality...