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.
Koushik "Koush" Dutta has just pushed an update to his AllCast app that brings a variety of features and fixes. In particular, the app has several new features for the Chromecast, including the ability to display subtitles.
Roku has just officially kicked of sales of its shiny new Streaming Stick device. With this HDMI dongle, Roku is taking on Chromecast and the growing army of streaming consumer electronics that are no larger than a USB thumb drive.
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.
Nickelodeon has had well over a dozen apps available in the Play Store, and as of today, there is yet another. This latest is simply called "Nick" and it has arrived with full episode streaming. The app is free to download and also free to use, though, this isn't one that is going to make the cord cutting crowd happy.
Plex has just announced an update to its media player system that will give users something to enjoy this weekend. While there are new features across the board, bulk of the update revolves around enhancements to its Chromecast support.
After just revealing its jack-of-all-trades Multi-Console box last month, Xtreamer is once again outing a new Android-powered device designed to connect to your TV. This time, however, the Xtreamer SideWinder4 is more interested in a focused watching experience than playing games.
Google may currently have the lion's share of the HDMI streaming audience with Chromecast, but Netgear wants to provide smaller players with an alternative. Its new Miracast-enabled NTV300D NeoMediacast dongle is not only a streaming device but a complete platform that will let service providers deliver the content that their consumers want.
The era of 4K videos might really soon be upon us if YouTube's push truly takes off. At the Consumer Electronics Show next week, the Google-owned subsidiary will be demonstrating its shiny new VP9 codec that will be pushing forward 4K video streaming on one of the most popular streaming services in the world.
Chromecast, which has been named as TIME Magazine's top gadget of 2013, has inspired a series of devices that try to either imitate it or put their own spin on the form factor. Now even electronics and accessory maker Belkin is jumping into the bandwagon and launching its own take on the streaming dongle device category.