Amazon has announced that video streaming via Prime members has tripled over the past year. According to Qwilt, who Amazon cites for these metrics, that places them as the third place media streaming service, ahead of both Hulu and Apple.
Fans of Chromecast are gtting quite a bit of added functionality today, as three major services have been updated to support the streaming stick. Rdio, Vudu, and Crackle all support streaming via Google’s dongle, nearly eliminating the reasons not to have one. For fans of either or all of the media streaming services, it brings added benefits to your living room as well as your smartphone.
Amazon has ben sending invitations out for an event next week, where it’s believed they will debut a set-top box along with a new streaming media service. The device, long rumored to be Amazon’s answer to Roku or the Chroemcast, has been given legs recently with the dicovery of a game controller. The streaming service is a bit different, and not Prime.
With the growing availability of Google's Chromecast, Synology has announced its new support for the streaming dongle. Starting with the latest version of its DiskStation Manager or DSM, owners will be able to cast their videos and music to their TVs via Chromecast right from the convenience of their smartphones.
Google did deliver its promise to bring the Chromecast to more regions, and were we in for a surprise. While most of the speculation has been lavished on the UK, the company has made its streaming dongle also available in 10 other countries.
A new report suggest Amazon will offer streaming PC titles with their incoming TV device. Further adding intrigue is that it’s said to be a dongle, like the Chromecast or new Roku device. Such a move would put the new device closer to a console than a streaming media stick as we know them to be.
It seems that Google's Sundar Pichai isn't done making big revelations at SxSW today. Just after pre-announcing a wearable device SDK coming in two weeks, the Google exec has now disclosed that the company was able to sell millions of its immensely popular Chromecast dongle.
Edging closer to its next big release, XBMC is rolling out the first beta of XBMC codenamed "Gotham". Among the numerous new features and improvements in this version are a couple of Android-specific changes that improve the software's performance and abilities on the mobile platform.
Chromecast, or the new Roku streaming stick? with the new Roku stick coming down in price to $50, you can now enjoy all that Roku’s platform has to offer without a set-top box. On the other hand, Chromecast offers a lot of unique twists that make it incredibly useful. Tough choice.
Vudu, the media streaming service owned by WalMart, is being updated to support Chromecast. This comes a few weeks after Google released the SDK for Chromecast, which many assumed would create a flood of apps supporting the utility. We only hope Vudu is the first.